Friday, April 29, 2011

Back to the drawing board... er monitor

I just bought a new Bravia, it's more modestly sized than most others I encounter but I measured my desk and it fits perfectly. My desk has a height restraint--due to a lintel type shelf that is meant to hold a printer, scanner, or what-have-you--and the TV could squeak right in. I am not currently using it as a PC monitor, but that future exists if I ever get a windfall; I hope it's not too hard on the eyes when sitting that close because the thought of painting in Photoshop on such a giant screen seems like a ton of fun.

Oh, also, I got discouraged and started over with Eowyn and the Nazgul.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

'Eowyn & the Nazgul Challenge' - Sketch

A new challenge is already up over at, which I have lately been exploiting as an outlet to build my portfolio. The current challenge is to make an image of the classic battle between Eowyn and the Witch-King of Angmar from Tolkien's The Return of the King. I grabbed my copy, which I just re-read for the third time last year, and thumbed straight to The Battle of the Pelennor Fields; I was surprised how quickly that chapter gets right down to it--Dernhelm's victory over the lord of the nine. Can you tell I'm really excited to be working on this? It's something I had always meant to do anyways. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

'Ultimate Fighter Challenge' - Reprise, FINAL

At first I was overworking this and I began to worry I was going to lose control of it. Then I just kept working and I think there was a 360 at some point--a rotation past overwork and back to 'just right' again. I'm calling this a milestone because I have lately made 'light' the focus of my digital painting efforts.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

'Ultimate Fighter Challenge' - Reprise, Working

Here is a work-in-progress picture of my second take for the Ultimate Fighter challenge.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

'Ultimate Fighter Challenge' - Final

I have finished my 'Ultimate Fighter' illustration. I am going to attempt a second entry for this contest as well.