My first full color digital illustration created for my independent study at school. I started sketching and conceptualizing the illustration while I was at Illuxcon in September. With rounds of redrawing the tower and scanning my ink drawing to place together in photoshop, to create the base of the illustration of the final line art.
I had a good understanding of photoshop before starting the piece but it was an experiment to find the best way to render the piece. With alot of guidance and help from Prof. Chris Gash, he guided me to create a final piece that I’m very happy about.
Since I got to choose the content of the illustration, I picked the scene in Lord of The Rings when the Ents attack Isengard to stop the destruction of the Fangorn Forrest. It’s a scene that I’ve wanted to illustrate for a while and thought that it was a good time to finally create it. Plus I’ve been drawing lots of Ents and Tree Folk in my sketch book (and drawing them is still not out of my system)
The Halloween weekend, I’ll be at my favorite comics store, The Comic Book Shop in Wilmington, DE on Saturday the 26th selling zines, prints, stickers, magnets and original drawings. I’ll also be drawing monsters for customers at the shop. It’s going to be a fun weekend so stop by!