Copyright 2014 ® Santa Fe /Rio Grande Productions Creative Director: Derrick Still
An old piece I did about 8 years ago.
HOW IT WAS DONE:
The intention was to produce a painting similar to the results you might see in fantasy book covers by either Boris Vallejo or Frank Frazetta. Unfortunately, my painting skills had not yet fully developed. And since this was my very first large scale group illustration (24 x 36), I pretty much found myself learning what to do & what not to do throughout the entire process. Now should a re-do take place today, then more time would be devoted to the earlier planning stages. Including hiring models for photo-shoots, setting up lighting, producing smaller studies & color comps, etc.