I started a pencil sketch in my sketchpad of Phantom with his actual demon-ness nonsense going on, and this is my first pass at it. But when I scanned it in and started “touching it up” I uh…got a bit carried away.
Also, the word of the day is viscous. Phantom’s shadows are a viscous substance.
At the beginning there was only Chaos, Night, dark Erebus, and deep Tartarus. Earth, the air and heaven had no existence. Firstly, blackwinged Night laid a germless egg in the bosom of the infinite deeps of Erebus, and from this, after the revolution of long ages, sprang the graceful Eros with his glittering golden wings, swift as the whirlwinds of the tempest. He mated in deep Tartarus with dark Chaos, winged like himself, and thus hatched forth our race, which was the first to see the light.
- Aristophanes, Birds
Did a thing based off of some very early Greek myth I was researching. I’m not really going to do much with it, but I will tell you to remember Erebus.
That name is going to become pretty important in the future.
Still playing with colorful lighting. This time I tried to be a bit more adventurous and I freehanded it, I did not sketch anything, which means there are a couple facial structure things that do not exactly match this character but this was just a fun exercise for me.
Here is someone that I do not draw often enough, this is Darren, Aiden’s roommate and cohort.
I was attempting to help a friend learn about stage lighting, so for some practice I went to my favorite band’s website and referenced their live performance stuff. Did a portrait of the lead singer, Marko Saaresto from Poets of the Fall.
Concept I started at work on my breaks. It was my first time in years using only a mouse and the one at work feels kind of awkward and clunky, but I tweaked some brushes to make it flow a little easier for me.
I also just did some touch-ups on it when I got home, and added the rocks and the figure.
Maybe for funsies I’ll do some more concepts along this theme at some point, because as I was going I made up a few ideas to fit the story being told here and they seemed fun to do. Like these stones only light up during storms and it’s someone’s job to go out there and read them.