martedì 16 dicembre 2008

The song of Jiao-Long

Yet another piece of concept art. This time it is of the Chinese emperor's pet velociraptor, mistakenly believed to be a dragon, and named Jiao-Long. It was said that the emperor would consult Jiao-Long on matters concerning the state, and the "dragon's" response would come in the form of a bellowing cry. The key to determining it's meaning was closely related to the time of day at which Jiao-Long decided to sing. The hour of the dragon was the most auspicious time, the hour of the Rooster however, forbode bad tidings.
Seen here with one of "The Eight Dragon Masters", personal guards and handlers assigned by the emperor himslef, Jiao-Long wails to the valley below.

The image was done in Photoshop, start to finish. I only did grayscaling due to my other commitments having precedence time wise, but I think it came out nicely. Ill color it one day when I have the time.

Ask not for whom Jiao-Long sings....He sings for you.

lunedì 1 dicembre 2008

Goblin Big Boss

I saw this topic over at C.A. and couldn't resist having a go at it. It's supposed to be the big bad-guy from a goblin gun-slinger I came up with this guy: armed with two 16-gauge automatic pistols that are belt-fed from twin 100-round drums mounted on a harness. The harness also has a back part which acts like a pistol magazine, but instead of single bullets it dispences fresh 100-round drums. When the Goblin Big Boss runs out of ammo from the current drums, he pulls them off, reaches back and grabs two more over his shoulders from the loader and clips them to the front of his harness feeding the belts into his guns to continue firing.
Here's the pic..I went analog on this cuz I knew if I started a digital painting it would have taken me a lot longer to do, and Im busy...very busy with other projects...but all work and no play makes Claudio a dull boy......ergo... :D
See y'all later.