Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Son of the Flame

This is my contribution to the new Hearthstone adventure, Blackrock Mountain. It's a fire elemental emerging from a pool of lava. It was a challenge to paint with such an ultra-warm palette since my natural inclination is toward cooler or more muted colors but hard work and some insightful art direction from Jeremy Cranford really helped bring this image together.

For those interested in such things, the entire digital painting was created in Adobe Photoshop, using a variety of brushes.


  1. I think you nailed it Jim. The cool colours emphasize the warm ones nicely. Well done.

  2. Thanks, Larry. It's really hard to work with all of that red, yellow and orange!


  3. Thanks for this post Queader! Now I've got to get on and implement more thank you..