Worked more on this painting a bit today.. mainly detailing the face as its the main focal point.
.....Think i went of a bit OTT on the face detailing.. no one will see it but mehh i enjoyed creating all the cracked bits of skin and cuts.. just noticed his left eye (on the painting) looks a bit odd, ill have to change that.
Some more work on Granger in armour, found a good reference for how i wanted the position of his head, it just wasn't how i wanted it before so its looking much better with that change.. still lots to do
Blocked in the basic idea i had in mind for the scene where Granger busts into the room where his daughter is getting tortured. Nothing too fancy just want Granger looking pretty bad ass standing there in his armour with his disfigured face and bloodshot eyes.
Ive now also started to come back to the Hookmen scene as i wasn't really happy with the direction it was going. Here I've cropped the canvas to try and see if it makes the buildings look a bit more built up, i think it needs more brick showing instead of plastered walls.. but just not sure if its interesting enough.
Here's a quick attempt at trying something new for the scene, just a quick photo manipulation and paint over. Again not too happy with the general direction for this, hopefully i can keep at it until i find something i think suits what i want.....
Thought id take a break from the other scenes to work on some ideas for another scene, where Granger bursts through into a room where his daughter is getting tortured. Hes wearing Unmer armour with a sword and shield.. I quickly sketched up some basic ideas, thinking to include other characters or not, but i think the main focal point should be on granger so i then developed a thumbnail to have granger standing in the doorway.. not sure if i should make the scene more wide or to leave it like this to focus on the main character.
Started to work up this scene to see if its the direction i want to go. Realised where the helmet was in the sketch before was wrong and just wouldnt work... so i changed it so it looks like granger just punched the helmet and the front piece has come flying off. I kind of like it at the moment but not sure if it ruins the composition.
Done some more research looking into boxing fights and things like that, wanted one more scribble at a sketch before i start working on a chosen idea in more detail, kind of like this sketch although im not sure if it has enough energy i want in the piece.
Some quick sketches to start with some ideas for the next painting i need to do, its a scene in the book where granger is almost in a battle arena where he has to fight various oponents, what i want to show is where granger nocks the helmet of the samarol character revealing the bare human skull underneath
Some more progress with the boat scene, blocked in most of the buildings now, more happy with it and feels like its getting somewhere, Ive also thrown in some of the Hookmen.. which need some serious work, drawing people small with a pose that reads from a distance and showing character is so hard! Next i want to work on a few of the buildings in the background, to try and show some of the constant construction going on in the world to escape the rising waters, possibly some cranes on the top of the buildings.
Started working on some thumbnails for the Hookmen boat scene where the Hookmen come to collect Granger. Wasn't too happy with the thumbnails i did, couldn't get down what i was visualising in my head. Then i came across a really nice image that would fit the scene perfectly as a starting point, I'm not sure if the image was of somewhere in china but it had Chinese lanterns scattered around everywhere. After a quick painting over and adding the 3d boat in the scene i think its starting to shape up nicely.. just need to make the buildings a bit more rough looking and botch built. Also the Hookmen are pretty important, i think i might have one guy stepping of the boat onto the steps then a few at the back of the boat or something.