Hi everyone, I just finished up the last couple of pieces for my submission for Imagine FX's Rising stars contest. I had such a hard time choosing a category to enter, I was torn between Illustration and Comics, I ended up going the illustration.
I've been working heaps of late nights and most of the weekends to get my portfolio ready to send off over the last couple of weeks. So with these last two pics I thought I had a week each for each to finish (which is tight when you only have after work). Turns out I only had one week to do two portfolio pieces, ahhh. Anyway here they are I'm pretty pleased with how much I was able to get done.
Smaug, inside information
I can't wait for the Hobbit to come out, its such an awesome book and Peter Jackson and Weta did such an amazing job on LOTR. I think this is maybe the second time I've tried to paint a dragon. I tried to capture the feeling I had when reading this. I think the hardest part was trying to get across that Smaug is an intellegent and cunning dragon, rather than just a beast. Don't know if I quite pulled it of but I really enjoyed painting this.
I was pretty happy with how this one turned out.