A super quick face study I did a couple of days ago. Done digitally.
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!