Thursday, 13 January 2011

The Egg Thief - Completed

A follow up to my previous post, a finished illustration!  It's not from any particular story, but I was hoping to make a picture that was a fairly complex composition with lots of figures, but encapsulates a moment in something that feels like it's got more of a context.  I don't see griffins nearly as much as I'd like to in fantasy paintings, and they're fun sorts of things to draw.



Also took the time to document the process a bit in a video.  Not terribly long, but you'll see I changed my mind a bit about the thieves as I went.  As occasionally happens, I eventually went back to what I'd started with.  A fun piece to do, anyhow!

Click download video.  It's about 5mb.











Cheers, everybody!

15 comments:

  1. Your work is just awesome. very inspirational......

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  2. Love this painting so much, has a lot of personality and style :)

    Just wondering how long did this take you?

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  3. wow this is amazing!
    I LOVE how much character there is in the griffons faces especially!


    cheers
    joe

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  4. saw this over on cghub - its great, and the video is an added bonus as well!

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  5. Really love your work Tully! Fantastic designs for Brink as well!

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  6. Your work is just amazing! wow!

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  7. Great, great stuff. I showed this to my digital painting class today. They loved it. Thanks for the quicktime, it was super helpful to see how you approach things. I am a fan.

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  8. I am now one of your biggest fans!!! Your work is awesome as well as inspirational! How long did it take you to complete this painting?

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  9. Cheers everybody!

    jereboamjump: I worked on it off and on for about a month and a half, but it wasn't full time. Dunno if I could quote precise hours to you, but something like this wouldn't be more than a week's work full-time.

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  10. Just plain awesome, I love this.

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  11. Wonderful work! Thanks for getting back to jereboamjump, the video is so quick it seems your a monster painter doing these types of illustrations in days. Really great stuff.

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  12. Awesome work, please reupload the video, thanks :D

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