View Full Version : Bendragon - The Godsend
July 9th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Okay okay I've been thinking and sketching this in secrecy. Thought its about time to make effort official now. The idea started off as an idea of a modern messiah being brought into the world. Originally it was going to be a few space explorers stumbling upon an alien shrine where the baby is born. That is the first sketch. The second one is the one I am working on now. So I guess sketch #1 is abandoned.
Justice Von Brandt
July 9th, 2009, 07:38 PM
The second sketch is a lot better :D
July 9th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Agreed. The second one has much better composition and fills the picture plane much better.
July 20th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Okay............... I started to hate the painting as I was working on it so decided to scrap that and restart with a new composition.
July 21st, 2009, 06:26 AM
Sketch is looking good, though I will say the babies going to have a pretty big bum...
July 21st, 2009, 12:50 PM
indeed, its as if he is sitting on a basketball
also your chicks mouth needs to curve around the face instead of just being diagonally placed within her facial structure.....
I think you could probably easily fix the hand thing in photoshop by just cutting her hands and moving them inwards....
but you could also (since hte child is alienesque) create extra mass on the childs body down there by giving a form of a tail wrapped around, and then maybe poking out at the bottom...
anyway, nice sketches
July 21st, 2009, 07:44 PM
Thanks for the pointers guys :) Yeah, that bum was looking pretty big. I repositioned the hand, dunno if its enough but I can always move it hehe. I will most likely work on the face and lips more too. Thanks for the critique, heres some more encouragement...
July 23rd, 2009, 01:28 PM
July 24th, 2009, 12:58 AM
the hand still has to move...
look at where the babies back is. If you follow that line down, you eventually hit the but and then the leg. so the hand would be either supporting the weight of him
by being under his bum, or around his bum and then kind of holding on to the leg.
Look up pictures of poeple holding kids.
or pick up a sack of potatoes and hold it as she is and take a picture.
anyway, keep going, really like this
July 24th, 2009, 01:08 AM
I like how this is looking so far. I think it's interesting how you use a variety of colors to make this.
July 24th, 2009, 05:43 AM
very nice work, i like your pencils & painting style, cool idea as well
July 28th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Cheers guys! I tried to fix up the hand but had troubles with that... ach!
Okay... The idea is meant to be a woman giving birth to a demon. Kind of like Rosemary's baby. But he isn't entirely evil just because he was born the way he is. So is this child really a Godsend or a false messiah?
July 28th, 2009, 11:23 PM
the ripple around his hand is pretty captivating. I really like the frame idea, but I'd like to see it taken further, and get some medeival art approach evident in the painting and the gilded frame (or romanesque/gothic/renaissance/baroque if you prefer).
July 28th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Cheers Jason! Im not too sure what u mean Im afraid. You have any examples you could quickly link me to? Thanks!
July 29th, 2009, 02:09 AM
great idea! damn i have a lot of competition for this contest! =D