Phew, made it! Stayed up all night and day to put the finishing touches on this piece. I learned so damn much about everything doing it. As much as the failure hurt, I loved it in the end. My muscles grow stronger. Still things in the illustration that bother me, but I'm happy enough with it to move on to the next competition. I should have thumbnails and comp sketches sooooon!
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
So I'm doing these Bloodsport challenges put on by the beautiful, oily muscled Crimson Daggers. We're tasked with making the box art for an action figure package using one of three imaginary properties: Crystal Crusaders, Legend of Lizards, or Gorilla Guardians. I finally decided on Legend of Lizards turning it into a universe where a manly man fights dinosaurs with ray guns. Here's a little bit of the development behind it and a couple of (wasted) studies. The final illustration will look more like the darker composition below.