Temporal Master - Splinterlands Art Contest week 186
I wanted to contribute something a little different from my usual posts. I don't usually paint anything Hive related, at least, not since I started on here when we were doing DTIYS challenges and stuff.
I decided to participate in the #Splinterlands weekly contest to challenge myself, since I've been having a little bit of an art block. Getting into this was more than the challenge that I expected. But I had to take it on the chin and keep going.
For transparency, I've never played #splinterlands, even though I'm a big table-top fan (not typical for a black South African guy), being an MTG fan. But there's always room to include more gaming in one's life.
I feel like there wasn't any energy behind it and was too generic in the pose.
Since that sketch wasn't working for me, so I went on to do a different one inspired a lot by Doctor Strange. The main idea was to stay true to Temporal Master's look in spirit but plug in a cinematic post look with a focus on character.
I went on to scan and lay out the values beneath the sketches, blocking them out. I applied a gradient map to bring in some underlying tones to guide the the base colours on top.
I meant to include how I made the Aldrich Magic circle light effects but my That's will have to wait until I can afford a proper PC with the capacity to do video capture in Photoshop without lagging or crashing Photoshop.
This was a hard painting for but it helped me dust of the cobwebs and flex some painting muscle. I hope this means I'll be painting more regularly.
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