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Friday, 31 July 2009

Some More Frazetta Studies

Trying out my new printer/scanner, here are some more studies from one of my favorite artists, Frank Frazetta. Also ordered The LOTR sketchbook (Alan Lee) the other day.

Hope to soon have some studies from that one to show here as well.

(Drawn in pencil, click for full view)

Thursday, 30 July 2009

WiP of The Day - Old School Barbarian

Yesterday I started painting an old school barbarian. Here's a WiP after some work with it today:

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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

WiP of the day - A new medium: Acrylics!

Today I have something exciting to tell (and show) you. My explorations into art continues. Yesterday I started on another painting - in acrylics!

I apologize for the lousy rather fuzzy digicam pic as well. It's supposed to become a sunset before a storm:

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Finished Another Drawing

Today I finished the character I've been working on. Here is what it ended up like:

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Monday, 27 July 2009

Two Playstation Games I Actually Finished

Today I finished another of the few of my PS2 games that I just can't stop playing until I've followed them through. This time it was the ultra-violent but breathtakingly vast and beautiful God of War. Fantasy beat 'em up meets Tomb Raider in an epic game based on greek mythology. If you can put up with the blood, gore and sexual undertones - this is a game that has to be experienced. One of the best games I've played in a long time. But it IS brutal. Don't say I didn't warned you (recommended from 18 years). Have just begun playing the sequel...

The other one was a game for fans of fantasy RPG in general and Tolkien most of all. Some months ago I made it to the very end of a gmae that is closely connected to the three Lord of The Ring-movies: LOTR - The third age. For a fan of the films it's a sheer delight and those different armours and weapons that you upgrade your characters with are just so well made and incorporated into the gameplay. An RPG for Tolkien fans.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

More Frazetta studies

Some more Frazetta studies drawn the last two days:

(Pencil, HB - Click for full view)

Saturday, 25 July 2009

But...What Is Fantasy?

I guess it has become pretty obvious that the writer of this blog is crazy about fantasy, preferably with epic proportions. But, for a newcomer to the genre or if you need to brush up on your "fantasy knowledge" it would probably be a good idea to skim through this wikipedia page in order to get familiar with the genre and its most important worlds:

Fantasy - according to Wikipedia

This interesting wiki page among other things contains links to lists of fantasy authors and worlds. A good starting place for further explorations of fantastic lands...

Friday, 24 July 2009

Sketch Of The Day - Frazetta Study

Today Frazetta's sketchbook "Rough Works" arrived in the mail. Here's my first quick study from it (pencil, HB):

(Click for full view)

Fantasytree tip #9: If you like fantasy art and still don't know who Frank Frazetta is (if you like fantasy, chances are you've seen many of his illustrations), you really have some magnificent exploring to do.

Frazetta's page at Wikipedia can be found here: Frazetta

Fantasytree tip #10: Also Frazetta's student, Ken Kelly is a marvellous painter and has done many classical paintings in the genre.

Ken Kelly's website with a generous gallery can be found at: Ken Kelly

Thursday, 23 July 2009

WiP of The Day - Fan art assignment

Today I continued with a drawing from reference assignment for an online class on drawing spherical objects that I'm taking. Here's the first WiP of the asignment (pencil, HB).

All these free drawing lessons can be found at the great art community Wetcanvas.

Fantasytree tip #8: Want to learn how to draw, starting from the very basics? Want to get feedback on your drawings from an online mentor, being part of a great, encouraging online community? Want to do inspiring drawing exercises without any set time limit for completing them? Looking for a way to do all these things for free? Then I suggest you visit the Classroom for drawing basics that is continually running. I'm doing my 5th class at the moment and have learned a lot from each class, improving my drawing abilities a lot. All it takes is a registration and your ready to join the class.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

WiP of The Day - Figure drawing

Here's a WiP of another drawing I'm working on. A no reference figure drawing of a woman on a path (pencil, HB):

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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

WiP of The Day - Dragon drawing

Have kept drawing a dragon I've been working on for a while now. (pencil, HB)

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Monday, 20 July 2009

Next watercolor painting - The Teachings

Here is yet another watercolor piece, finished two days ago.

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The Teachings (2009)

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Another Watercolor Painting - Sub Terra

Another one in watercolor, painted two days ago. I decided to call it "Sub Terra".

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Sub Terra (2009)

Saturday, 18 July 2009

IFX July Challenge Entry - Thoughtful

Have finally finished my owl piece. An entry for the July 2009 Challenge "Welch Mix 'n Match" where you were supposed to paint a character choosing an

Adjective ("thoughtful")

Animal ("owl")

Occupation ("lighthouse-keeper")

This is what it ended up like (Done in ArtRage 2,5 Full, click for full view):

Thoughtful (2009)

Friday, 17 July 2009

Watercolor Painting

My mother has talked me into starting to paint with watercolors as well as the digital medium. Here is an abstract painting I did the other night in this traditional medium:

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Waiting For A Morning (2009)

Monday, 13 July 2009

WiP of The Day - ImagineFX July Challenge

Latest version of my owl piece for the IFX July Challenge:

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Sunday, 12 July 2009

I'm Back - With Another Tree

Returned home earlier than expected. Going through a difficult time of my life right now and then home is where I prefer to be.

Finished another pencil drawing yesterday. Another no ref tree, hope you'll like it.

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Monday, 6 July 2009

On vacation - Won't be posting for a while...

will be going off on vacation today and don't expect to post here in about 14 days. Hope you all have a great summer. Bye for now :-)


Sunday, 5 July 2009

WiP of The Day - Monster concept

Working on some kind of monster concept. Latest WiP:

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Friday, 3 July 2009

Sketch Of The Day - Figure Drawing

A sketch from reference that I just did (ArtRage 2,5):

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Sketch Of The Day - Owl and model

Here are two sketches that I made for the Spartan Training Camp at Both are drawn from references, using ArtRage 2,5.

(Click for full view of both drawings)

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

WiP of The Day - ImagineFX July Challenge

Next challenge at ImagineFX is to draw a character efter adding one adjective, one animal and one occupation. I settled for a Thoughtful Owl Lighthouse-keeper. Here's my foundational painting for the piece:

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