Sorry about the wait! I’ve actually got more pictures for this blog, but I won’t spam them out. Here’s Eonar’s room for starters.
I could have just drawn Eonar herself but I figured since she’s not the actual boss, and it’s more this room, I might as well get some much needed landscape practise in.
This one took me a while, and the biggest problem for me was the line work. What you’re seeing now is actually a complete rework after the picture – hence the wait. I went and drew Hasabel first for my guild, and then came back to treat myself to some better line work.
I’ve traditionally had two big problems when drawing landscapes. Firstly, my tendency to get really hung up on little details usually ends up with an overall picture that becomes a vague mush of colour – an indistinguishable smudge. This was a huge problem for me with the earlier Avatar of Sargeras picture. I think the problem is that I’m not naturally inclined to “skip” detail. So I’ll zoom way way in and try to treat tiny background objects with the same diligence as large foreground objects. Of course, the background stuff just ends up becoming a smudge in the process. I’ll also be too subtle and gradual with my colour change, since, to my mind, those are the actual colours of what I’m drawing. I’ve learned that I need to emphasise contrast beyond what might feel natural just to get a proper sense of depth. A bit like diction in fiction (hah, rhymes), you have to take liberties to get it to work, I guess.
The second problem, and one I’m not entirely convinced I’ve solved here, is all my landscape attempts end up looking like they were done by a five year old. Blue smudgy sky, flat green grass, big blocky house, dull yellow sun. To get a proper sense of depth, density, distance, light… it’s something I’m going to have to spend a LOT of time working on. I don’t think I’ve cracked it here, but I think I’ve come closer than I ever have before.
Here’s the imgur link for a larger image: https://imgur.com/kOynf3a
Seeya soon for Hasabel, which is already done and dusted.
BONUS: Here’s the original line work, which was far too close to flat five year old work. As well as, for a curiosity, what it looks with no line work whatsoever.