Among other things I needed to get a new computer and that alone took almost two months and that's before discovering my scanner no longer works with my computer (so I need a new one of those now) and it limited my ability to work for a good long while. The two pieces in this post are part of the next phase of my portfolio.
I had a lot of fun with the lighting and design here. I don't normally do symmetrical compositions and I don't normally like them but I admit to having a blast here and it was nice to do something that was all human (you know, minus the horns), as opposed to the mythical creatures I've been focused on.
Now it's time for the new plan for the year. I've got several plans because it's time to kick things into high gear. I've got a few ideas for pieces and I'll need to work on all of them at the same time. Here's the plan for the next several pieces.
These are the things I need/want to get into my portfolio.
1. A full wrap around book cover. I want to demonstrate that I can do that sort of work since it's one of the areas I'd like to work in professionally. I've done covers before but not full wraps.
2. A romantic scene. It would be nice to show range.
3. An archer. I've got a plan for that kind of in my head right now.
4. I'd like to do a complex battle scene. Something with a lot of figures and action.