Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Riddle of steel


As I was drawing it, early on, it started to look to me like Thulsa doom. So I steered it a bit that way. Too finicky, this one. Not sure when it happens, but it's a bad habit of mine I have to work on. The life ebbs away as I noodle.

12 comments:

Dave Johnson said...

It is stunning how fast you come up with these, Mark.

Really nice work as always.

Sam Nielson said...

I love this guy. His bored look makes his crazy armor even better.

Ryan Wood said...

You can never go wrong with armor & skulls, I think. Nice work!

robert casumbal said...

holy moly, i love this one! that helmet is sweet! did it come from the remains of the last post: "dino"? haha!

Mark Behm said...

Thanks everybody. I think I needed some light reference for this one. I'm used to a single strong light source and a foggy ambient light was real tough for me. But I was especially thinking about Sam's reflected light business this time around.

Taylor Krahenbuhl said...

Your work is fantastic, i love the design of this guy Mark, and of course your use of color brings it to life! Great stuff!

Pierre FIHUE said...

I saw your blog, you are a very good artist, I think I have a lot of thing to learn for drawing like that.

SIM-R said...

Man - gotta say I love the style and painting approach you take - cheers for the step by step below . Always good to see how people work particularly when the work is of such quality . Cheers .

Andrew Glazebrook said...

CROM !!!! Great piccy !

DonSeeg said...

Love the piece. NIce color.

ev said...

Great stuff Mark. Love the expression.

marcobucci said...

Awesome. Short chubby dude with attitude. Very thick feeling to the air in this one too, definitely successful!