Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spiked Slug

This image was created for the Magic the Gathering card game. It was drawn and painted in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter and it was a bit of an experiment. I wanted to create an atmosphere of dense jungle behind the slug creature and because I was working digitally, I decided to take advantage of the benefits offered by that approach and use bits and pieces of photographs to establish some of the foliage. I have mixed feelings about the results, which read more or less as I wanted them to when reduced down to card size but look a little too busy overall. Nevertheless, the creature was fun to paint (especially the slimier bits) and overall, I'm pleased with the way the picture turned out.

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