SHADOWFALL - FANTASY ART BOOK - www.larrywilsonart.com/shadowfall
Shadowfall: The Dark Embrace is a current work in progress project that will feature some new and existing personal art.
A dark fantasy art book based in the world of Avermore. Titanic forces battle for control of the heavens and hellish domains far below. Majestic Sentinels roam the skies whilst the dark forces of the Nephilym seek to end it all. The valorous Astalians and the subversive Fallen wage their own wars, whilst the Northern Clans and The Wild Ones endeavor to follow a peaceful life amidst the enveloping chaos.
The book will feature 128 pages of illustrations and accompanying text. It is divided into a number of chapters that explain the backstory and also focus on the cultures of the various factions.
I will also be including some poems and short stories to expand the world and help bring the characters to life.
Altogether bound by mesh,
Nowhere are its legs to see;
Rot away through treachery
I sleep like a baby! you know... wetting myself and waking up screaming every 30 min or so....
I must admit that I am still very new to painter myself. I barely use any of its real functionality. I took me quite awhile to find some brushes that I was comfy using on a regular basis. There are loads of fancy brushes but I prefer to keep things simple for the most part of my work.
For lines and tight detail work I use the Scratchboard Tool with pressure for pen size.
I also use that tool for adding in large areas of flat color.
For blocking in colors is Soft Oil Pastel 10 with pressure for pen size - adjust max brush size with KB - this gives a smooth but somewhat blendable feel.
For a more textured feel i use the Oil Paste. - use it lightly for more texture.
I also use the Loaded Pallete Knife for texture/sketcing and effects.
For blending I use a soft pointed stump and Blender Bristle. Sometimes use Just Add Warter for washes.
Hope that helps