Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Another 4 Gods


Good morning, dear readers!

This morning I was able to finish another 4 god card alterations, and I like how they turned out (although I think Heliod's headgear could have looked a little less like horns... whoopsie!)


These take several hours to do each, but they are really fun to work on.

On another note, a lovely friend of mine came over yesterday to visit for the first time since she returned from Scotland.  She is so sweet; she bought me a souvenier unicorn mug (AW YEAH!!:D) and some amaaazing dark chocolate! :'D  In fact, I think I am going to go eat some right now! XD

I hope you have an awesome Wednesday, and toodleooOOOooOOoo!

-Ash :}

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Space Gods

Howdy do! :D

Whoopsie, it's been a bit since I last posted on here.

I've been pretty busy painting more commissions (YAY), which is serious fun, but a decent amount of work.

Recently I did a set of gods for a friend, and the last 4 I did were in a space-y style (similar to how Ephara looks in Ephara's Radiance, but honestly not intentional).  

It came about by my friend mentioning that he was hoping for a space-y background to Iroas (I love painting space stuff and this was right up my alley).  We were trying to think of ways to make it work, since Iroas' original art has him standing in the distance on a sunny day, so that adds a lot of diffusing to him and a completely different colour and light scheme than what would be necessary for a starry background.

So, I ended up darkening him, and adding more stars for the Nyx effect, and we both really liked how it turned out.  After that, I finished the other three gods in a similar style.

Here is how they turned out:


It was afterwards that I realised that it resembled the style of James Ryman's art on Ephara's Radiance (which is one of my favourite pieces!):


As you can see, James is LEAGUES ahead of me XD.  His work is beyond beautiful.  But sorry James, it truly wasn't intentional; I guess your awesome artwork stuck into my subconscious!

Right now I am working on another set of 4 gods, so I will post photos when I am done. :)

I hope to get better at painting space scenes, since our universe is truly beautiful and amazing!

Take care and toodleooooooooo!

-Ash ^_^

(Card names, characters, yadda yadda copywrite Wizards of the Coast.)

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