January 23, 2013

The Tarrasque

A couple months ago Kate Irwin asked me to do a cover for Dragon Magazine #418 (which would also be paired with an article by Jeff LaSala). The main subject was a Tarrasque, a gigantic horribly destructive creature. The art description was very brief, just a few reference images, and the request: "we're looking for a Godzilla moment here". This ended up being ridiculously fun.

Mmmm... city guards... crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside.





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7 comments:

  1. Words cannot express how much I hate (and love) you for this piece.

    Damn awesome, dude. Great piece all around.

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  2. epic piece man! thanks for the walk through as well. Cool to see how you build these images.

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  3. Super epic feeling to it, well done!!

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  4. You make it look so easy :) Gorgeous!

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  5. Nice! I need to try doing a b&W process sometime and coloring it. Do you work in layers till the end?

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  6. Thanks all! I generally only work in two layers (unless there's a need for transparent effects, like spells). One layer for the grayscale on the bottom, and a color layer on top. I routinely convert the color layer to grayscale, just to make sure the values aren't shifting too far from the original grayscale.

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