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.


  1. Stunning use of palette. The cool background creates an effective depth of field without going too dark. Amazing work!

  2. Super job Jim. That Orc looks so solid in the frame.