Harpy Queen - collaboration between Tyler Jacobsen and Jesper Ejsing

There's a really cool piece of art up on Muddy Colors that is a collab between two amazing concept artists, Tyler Jacobsen and Jesper Ejsing. What I really like on the post is the shot of the back and forth stages that lead to the final piece.

Neither artist was afraid to completely re-work the design and the composition, subjects, and colours change dramatically. It's a good reminder not to be afraid to scrap something that's not speaking to you and that sometimes it's better to rebuild from the groud up.

Landscape Study

Another landscape study I did recently. It took a lot of work to get the rock looking halfway decent, and I'm still not 100% happy with it.  I'll just have to keep whacking away at it.

 


Fur Painting

After doing a couple of of my Wainscott Weasel characters I went looking for nice fur painting tutorials. I found this School of Visual Storytelling demo with Therese Larsson to be the best. It's not a step-by-step tutorial, but the video provides a great overview of her general technique as well as insight into life as an extremely successful (and busy) illustrator; and it also comes with a set of photoshop brushes..  At $20 (£13.30 at the current exchange rate) its a bargain.