A few months ago I have the absolute pleasure for creating work for a Miyazaki Tribute show at SketchPad Gallery in San Francisco. I decided I'd illustrate Nago from Princess Mononoke in his peaceful form, before he lost himself. I produced two original pieces in the creation of this illustration; a pencil and a painting.
The pencils I use tend to be on the softer side and don't do well with lots of painting over top, especially on a painting this detailed. So instead, once the pencil is finished, I scan it in and reprint it as a giclee print on hot press watercolor paper. This way, I can preserve my pencil work underneath the gouache.
I tend to layer quite a bit with gouache, staining and building up values slowly. Overall, this piece took about 3-4 days to complete. Here's the final image:
The final image measures 9x12 and is gouache on hot press watercolor paper. Thanks so much for looking!
So here's the final of the last indigenous species I'm exploring this month. The other two were a bit more on the cute and docile or less intimidating side whereas this race would be a little more threatening. If you'd like access to rewards and to help support me and my work head to:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/4492467 - www.patreon.com/mikecorriero
I have the time lapsed process recorded for this one and you'll see how although the majority of the body was established early on - I had gone through multiple different passes for the face. Eventually ending up with this macaw-like "skull/mask" which was inspired by birds and African tribal masks.
This piece along with the other 2 will be included in the rewards which will go out between March 1st - 8th 2016 once all payment has been processed by Patreon. I'll begin new work during the first week of March. Thanks again for the support.
I'll post a recap of everything that will be included in the rewards in the next few days, cheers guys.
It has been far too long since I posted here,
I won't spam with dozens of images, I'll just post a few of the latest personal pieces I've been working on since I started a Patreon about 3 months ago.
I've been using the Patreon to focus a bit more on my Demons and Deities project, producing some of the creatures, beings, indigenous species etc. Some of the more interesting Demon/Deity groups I started to explore are the Psychopomps
Hey all! Imagine FX's January issue (131) concludes my Animal & Creature Drawing series! I talk about building forms with col-erase pencils and how to use my previous seven lessons to make and flesh out aspects of a creature. You can check them out in Imagine FX's current issue and past issues. (131-125)