Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Narralia - Process - Onslaught on Arda 1

I am away from the computers and the monsters are in charge... so of course they are eager to show how they are made. Next up is the Narralia from Age of Rebellion, Onslaught on Arda 1. I first shared these pieces last August, so here is how the final Narralia turned out...

Narralia
Age of Rebellion - Onslaught on Arda 1
© 2014 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

The Devlikk are an interesting species and was only ever so briefly seen in Episode 1. I was asked to streamline the look of the Devlikk for this book, to take out some of the awkward bits. Please understand there is nothing wrong with the design of the Devlikk, just with the limited reference for them they come off looking a little goofy... or a lot goofy. I worked up some thumbnails as well as smoothed out the rough spots all at the same time. The Devlikk are also depicted without a lot of clothes, so I was looking into addressing that too. Here is how the thumbnails turned out...

Narralia - Thumbnails
© 2014 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

The better dressed Devlikk was the winner and I was approved to move forward with the final drawing. Everybody likes a well dressed Devlikk... or not. Here is how the final drawing turned out...

Narralia
Age of Rebellion - Onslaught on Arda 1 
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
Original for sale over on my web store!
© 2014 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

The drawing was approved without issue and it was time to get to painting. Over the years these digitally painted isolated figure pieces got to a point that they started painting themselves. I just get in a grove and they come together. Perhaps in eight easy steps or perhaps not, the painting comes together...

Narralia - Process progression
© 2014 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

Does it RAWR? I must be done. To better show how this piece came together here is another of those little animated process things...

Narralia - Animated process progression
© 2014 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

Another monster is all done, again here is how the final painting looked when it was all done and turned in...

Narralia
Age of Rebellion - Onslaught on Arda 1
© 2014 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here at Friday! Until then...

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