I have a few new things that came out recently for Kabam. By recently I mean they probably came out a couple of months ago; sometimes it is hard keeping track of when my paintings have been released.
The first is a poster for the game Ravenmarch: Empire in Flames. It is a free-to-play game, so go check it out!
The turnaround for this one was fairly short. I think after I turned in my color comps I finished the final in a week. I was given reference for the character designs, so I can’t take credit for them.
I left the top and bottom fairly open because they needed to add the title and credits. I also wanted to leave the bottom fairly dark so that you could read the text.
I had already painted Gandalf before, but they wanted a new version. Originally I wanted to paint his face in a different angle so that it wouldn’t look too much like my first painting, but they ended up wanting another 3/4 view.
The entire time leading up to and after the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, I avoided looking at any images of Smaug. I didn’t watch the trailers, I didn’t look anything up about the movie, nothing. I wanted to be surprised when I saw him for the first time while watching the movie.
Of course I then received an email from Kabam asking me to paint Smaug. Noooo, spoilers! It was funny though because they kept asking me to make him look like he does in the movie, but I had no idea what he looked like. I also didn’t know anything about the fire effect on his neck before he spits fire, so I was a total noob when it came to Smaug. Luckily they were able to give me some reference.