Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Two More Character Portraits

I did both of these for friends who play Neverwinter Nights. They each gave me a brief description of what sort of weapons they use and some traits and let me just go crazy on it. The only really specific detail was that the wizard looked and behaved pretty much like Benedict Cumberbatch on the BBC Sherlock. So I pretty much just painted his face on there. I didn't get too detail crazy because they were going to be shrunken down to the size they needed.

At this point I'm thinking I need to rename this blog to "character shots" or something along those lines. I just always seem to gravitate to doing some sort of character when I'm just painting independently. I have some normal, non-conceptual, illustrations coming at least pretty soon. I think a lot of that is that I just have never found painting scenes all that enticing. Especially when there aren't people or creatures in them. If I just let myself do whatever I'd probably end up drawing nothing but faces.

So I think it's time to force myself into some more environmental sketches and such.

Edit: Updated version of the woman.



4 comments:

D.R. Hovey said...

These are both awesome, but both of them have very low knees...

Rachel Dangerfield said...

That first one HAS to be for Ben. I refuse to believe anyone else would request a BBC Sherlock wizard.

Mike Puncekar said...

haha, yeah it was for ben...

Updated the woman real quick with proper knee and shadow placement. Not sure what you mean on the wizard though. Maybe you are thinking that piece of baggy fabric is the knee?

SHYsuiko said...

LOL The Cumberbatch one <3
lovely as always <3