Friday, March 23, 2012
Delving further into the Lich. This is based on the fourth sketch from this lineup. I took inspiration from Egyptian priests when doing the original sketch, but as I progressed on with the final image I felt something was lacking. with his design. To spice things up a bit, I took the curved edges of his hat and turned that into a motif that repeats across his armor.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
These are thumbnails for a Lich. Liches are undead creatures formed when powerful people magically bind their souls to an item in order to ensure their immortality. Said immortality doesn't affect the aging process however, so they all eventually end up looking like your random zombie/skeleton dude, except with some pimping armor and weapons.
It was incredibly fun doing these thumbnails, something that I choose not to do sometimes because of time constraints. It also makes sure you only put out your best work, because a lot of the really awful and unoriginal stuff gets left behind in the sketchbook. I can't say I'll be very rigid about doing thumbnails for all of my future work, but it's something to keep in mind.