A bunch of naive explorers approach a mysterious cave flanked by dense woods on one side and a raging waterfall on the other. They are tired, and longing for a good rest. But something lurks in the shadows in that cave, of which they are totally oblivious. Can you complete the story?
Done in ArtRage Studio Pro using Wacom Intuos 4.
Mermaid. This tool a while to do, nearly a month, on and off.Done digitally using ArtRage Studio Pro on Wacom Intuos 4.
I was trying to get this look for the mermaid since long time. Finally managed to nail it here.
Coming back to the noir scene in pen and inks… A pair of (sexy) assassins.
In the Distant Lands, there lies a futuristic city, surrounded by a tall stone wall and snowy mountains. The city is basking in the bright sunlight, oblivious of the dark storm moving towards it.
A concept sketch (digital) of the twin towers on top of a waterfall.
Done in GIMP using Wacom Intuos 4.
A concept sketch of a future city on a different world illuminated by a dazzling star. When I started painting this, I had no idea what I was going to draw. I just started painting, and this city appeared out of nowhere!
This is a concept sketch of rock sentinels guarding a ruined city. Once upon a time, this city on the far side of this flowing river was wealthy and buzzing with people. These sentinels used to serve a warning to the incoming traffic. Come in peace to our wonderful city, do your business and leave in peace.
Now the city, and the sentinels, have been surrounded by and encroached by the forest. But sometimes, nature decides to light up the majesty of these statues by bathing them with golden rays of the morning sun.
Did this as a fun exercise in studying the stereotypes associated with the sword and sorcery genre.
The male warrior – totally muscle bound, square face and fur shorts – Check!
The female warrior – Scanty and totally impractical ‘dressing’, gorgeous figure and long hair (again, impractical in battle situations) – check!
The Wizard – Long flowing robes, long flowing beard and the weird staff – check!
Sword and sorcery has always been, and will always be, one of my favorite genres. This is a pen and ink concept sketch of a male and female characters. Can you name them?
How do you feel when you are at the Top of the World?
This one is completely from imagination. Drawn with pigment liner pens, then colored with water colors and brush pens.