Portrait – Muscle with a smile

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More of smiling portraits!

Thank you to @tima_miroshnichenko at Instagram for the photography work.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like … the Holiday Season!

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This time of the year is when you start listening the holiday carols, the old and newly acquired tradition for the season soundtrack whenever the fireplaces get lit all around.

So we’ll use the opportunity and say… “It’s beginning to look a lot like like Xmas” 🎶🎄🌨

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Teaser: A Portuguese FolkTale – The Devil Prince

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Hello everyone,

Just like everybody else, we too count our blessings and are very grateful (by the way, a belated Happy Thanksgiving to all our North American visitors!) for continuing to grow and tackle work related to our passion: illustrating.

Alas, on the other hand, we have been saddened by the lack of time to translate and illustrate more wonderful Portuguese Folktales, since our free time has been reduced.

But let’s be sad no more! This next Friday we are happy to bring forth another tale in our collection entitled “The Devil Prince”! Please look forward to it and we will see you soon!

Until then, as always,

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Eyes Of The Forest: Concept art for this Comic Book Part 3

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► Eyes of the Forest Indiegogo campaign is ongoing! ◄

This is our final post about Eyes of the Forest by James Streissand, at least for a while.
It’s been thrilling to share with you some of our concept art for this project and we’ve decided it would be grand to show you what we did when drawing a comic page for this particular venture!

When the preliminary layouts are done and approved that is the first step setting the feeling of motion!

“Eyes of the Forest” is a comic adaptation of the book by the same name. James provided us with the script, so before we started to draw we began by reading both the book and the scrip.
This particular page we’ll be showing represents a wondrous moment between characters in uniform that are all from the same division and share the ability to communicate through the use of a mystic ability.

Right away we begin by doing a very rough sketch to capture the descriptions on the script.
After getting the a-ok (lucky that there were no changes requested for this one!) we begin the sketch stage, adding detail.
The next step is getting the inks done,making the the lines as neat as possible.
Now it’s time for the base colours. The scene is placed a bit before the sunset, so the orange helps bring out the blue colour out a lot.
Finally we come in with colour corrections, shadows, highlights and special effects rounded up by some final touches. After getting the thumbs up from James, we consider it done!

All these processes are repeated in the remaining 21 pages of the comic with some pages being simpler, others a lot more complex and tonal work specific for each page, but all of them were a terrific experience for us!

Thank you once again for checking out this third and last part of our posts for EOTF’s concept art and you can check part 1 and part 2 if you still haven’t seen it, without forgetting to read the post about the ongoing Indiegogo campaign.
If you like fantasy, blue giants and huge felines please consider backing this project!

Thank you and as always,
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Book of Zhu – Eraeli and entourage at the Palace

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Nakeyri on the left and Eraeli on the right. Both amazed at the surroundings (but Nakeyri is too cool to show it…)

Today we’re bringing you a glimpse to the stages of one of the event images we’ve done for Jalek Moye on a project called Book of Zhu.
Despite being a cancelled project at this point, we’re still pretty much fans of the lore, and also cherish all the concepts and art that we did for it.

This image shows the moment the character Eraeli and her entourage arrive at the Palace and are marvelled at the sight, looking around and taking it all in.

It all started with a sketch to grasp the layout that would work the best
Getting the go-ahead for the composition, next was the sketch turn
Refined and Inked, the lines were done
Base colours bring everything a bit more together
The stage of shadows, lights and final touches meant it was done

And there you have it! The good news is that Jalek keeps the lore going and some of the characters from this project are the stars of a new story! More on that later~

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