Sunday, April 28, 2013

Orcs, Orcs, Orcs

Here are two more illustrations I did for the recently released World of Warcraft card set, Betrayal of the Guardians. The first is titled Magma Blast and, as you can see, involves a character magically projecting a huge blast of molten lava from his hands. Initially, I painted the lava as a much more directional blast but eventually opted for the more swirling approach seen here. It seemed more in the spirit of a spell being cast.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Orc Flamecaller

Here's my favorite of the pictures I created for the latest World of Warcraft TCG release, Betrayal of the Guardians. This one went through a fair amount of development so I may post the process later, just to show how a picture like this grows and changes over the course of it's creation. The lighting was the key to this piece and it contains my favorite kind of lighting: strong light from a primary source. A little secondary light was added for color and that's another "trick" I'm fond of using but light from a strong, single source almost always lends a sense of drama to a scene, even in a one figure composition like this. I hope you like the picture.

I'll be posting more work from Betrayal of the Guardians soon! In fact, this blog will be pretty active over the next fewweeks so please check back. Thanks, as always, for taking the time to look.