Digital Painting #6: “The Cowardice of the King”, 2005

The Cowardice of the King

This image was drawn and painted to accompany Serpent of Souls. It depicts one of the final scenes, in which King Mazern Damien Korial of Diamond nearly kills his daughter, one of the main characters, Abigael. Artistically, the image was extremely difficult, because I was using a lot of new ideas that I hadn’t done previously. First of all, I had a new face to contend with: an angry old man. Second of all, their positioning was going to be difficult, and the overall composition of the image was very different from what I was used to. I wouldn’t say it was an all around success, but it was definitely a bridge between solid portraiture, and what I’d like to think of as a “screen cap” from the book.

I was also working on this image during my first semester of college.

October 27, 2005: Photoshop 7, Intuous 6×8, Brushes by Vered

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