Friday, May 29, 2015

Bossk - Space Lizard on Toned Paper

I have been out of the country for the last two weeks adventuring in castles with the wife (more on this later). There was a bit of time spent in airports and on flights to accomplish all this adventuring. I tried to make the best of that time in transit by drawing my favorite space lizard, Bossk...

Bossk
8 x 10 - Pencil on paper
Original for sale over on my web store!
© 2015 Christopher Burdett
It is amazing what you can do when there are now distractions and you have hours and hours of free time. Here is the drawing in its new little frame home all ready and excited about convention season. He is just waiting to go live to a new forever home...

Bossk - FRAMED
8 x 10 - Pencil on paper
Original for sale over on my web store!
© 2015 Christopher Burdett

Here are some images of the drawing coming together in airports and on planes... you will note the differences in lighting and the ability to get the paper lined up straight in my camera....

All images © 2015 Christopher Burdett

That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

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...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, May 25, 2015

Daran'Enok - 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 Daran'Enok from Age of Rebellion, Onslaught on Arda 1. I first shared these pieces last August, so here is how the final Daran'Enok turned out...

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

The Daran'Enok was a completely new creature I was fortunate enough to get to design and illustrate for Star Wars. They needed a new animal threat in the book that was bigger and more fierce than a Wookiee and could fly or glide and climb up and down the rock cliff of Arda 1. I started out with thumbnails that both designed the creature and played with poses. Here is how the thumbnails turned out...

Daran'Enok - Thumbnails
© 2014 Lucasfilm, Ltd. TM Lucasfilm, Ltd. Under license to Fantasy Flight Games

The first thumbnail design and pose was the winner and I was approved to move forward with the final drawing. I got my pencil into action and worked up the drawing and here is how it turned out...

Daran'Enok
Age of Rebellion - Onslaught on Arda 1
12 x 9
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...

Daran'Enok - 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...

Daran'Enok - 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...

Daran'Enok
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 Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Friday, May 22, 2015

Vorimeraak - Process - Pathfinder Adventure Path #75

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 Vorimeraak from Pathfinder Adventure Path #75. I first shared these pieces over a year ago, so here is how the final Vorimeraak turned out...
Vorimeraak
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

This may be a surprise to no one who has ever seen this blog, but I started this monster off with some thumbnails. This particular monster is a modified version of an existing Pathfinder monster so a lot of the over all design was already worked out. For my thumbnails I was focusing on a pose and composition that would work for the book. Here is how the thumbnails turned out...

Vorimeraak - Thumbnails
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

With an approved thumbnail in hand it was time for some drawing! I got to scribbling on some paper and in a short time I had myself a drawing of a crazy scaly bird monster with a scythe. Here is how that crazy monster drawing turned out...

Vorimeraak - Drawing
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

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...

Vorimeraak - Process progression

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

Vorimeraak - Animated process progression

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

Vorimeraak
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

That's all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Svennarobeth - Process - Pathfinder Adventure Path #75

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 Svennarobeth from Pathfinder Adventure Path #75. I first shared these pieces over a year ago, so here is how the final Svennarobeth turned out...

Svennarobeth
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

This may be a surprise to no one who has ever seen this blog, but I started this monster off with some thumbnails. This particular monster is a modified version of an existing Pathfinder monster so a lot of the over all design was already worked out. For my thumbnails I was focusing on a pose and composition that would work for the book. Here is how the thumbnails turned out...

Svennarobeth - Thumbnails
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

With an approved thumbnail in hand it was time for some drawing! I got to scribbling on some paper and in a short time I had myself a drawing of a crazy monster with moth wings and a long weird tongue. Here is how that crazy monster drawing turned out...
 
Svennarobeth - Drawing
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

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...

Svennarobeth - Process progression

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

Svennarobeth - Animated process progression

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

Svennarobeth
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

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

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, May 18, 2015

Skulgrim - Process - Pathfinder Adventure Path #75

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 Skulgrim from Pathfinder Adventure Path #75. I first shared these pieces over a year ago, so here is how the final Skulgrim turned out...

Skulgrim
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

This may be a surprise to no one who has ever seen this blog, but I started this monster off with some thumbnails. This particular monster is a modified version of an existing Pathfinder monster so a lot of the over all design was already worked out. For my thumbnails I was focusing on a pose and composition that would work for the book. Here is how the thumbnails turned out...

Skulgrim - Thumbnails
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

With an approved thumbnail in hand it was time for some drawing! I got to scribbling on some paper and in a short time I had myself a drawing of a crazy monster with wings and horns and a big axe. Here is how that crazy monster drawing turned out...

Skulgrim - Drawing
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

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...

Skulgrim - Process progression

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

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

Skulgrim
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

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

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Friday, May 15, 2015

Neh-Thalggu - Process - Pathfinder Adventure Path #75

I am away from the computers and the monsters are in charge... so of course they are eager to show how they are made. Starting things of the Neh-Thalggu from Pathfinder Adventure Path #75 has scuttled onto the blog. I first shared these pieces over a year ago, so here is how the final Neh-Thalggu turned out...

Neh-Thalggu
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

This may be a surprise to no one who has ever seen this blog, but I started this monster off with some thumbnails. This particular monster is a modified version of an existing Pathfinder monster so a lot of the over all design was already worked out. For my thumbnails I was focusing on a pose and composition that would work for the book. Here is how the thumbnails turned out...

Neh-Thalggu - Thumbnails
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

With an approved thumbnail in hand it was time for some drawing! I got to scribbling on some paper and in a short time I had myself a drawing of a crazy monster with brain pods and tentacles. Here is how that crazy monster drawing turned out...

Neh-Thalggu - Drawing
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

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...

Neh-Thalggu - Process progression

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

Neh-Thalggu - Animated process progression

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

Neh-Thalggu
© 2014 Paizo Publishing

That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Engaging AUTOPILOT!

For the next two weeks I will be taking a break from the internet and will be offline. But what about the blog you ask? FEAR NAUGHT! The blog will be on autopilot and it will be posting new content while I am offline! I will be leaving my monsters in charge of things while I am away... so hopefully everything will run according to plan...

While I am away the monsters will like eat my computer...
© 2013 Christopher Burdett

You can expect some nice process posts while I am offline. Make sure you keep a vigilant eye open for these posts since I will not be actively prompting them. They will still pop up on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ but only once per day without any human made flourishes.

I will be back at the helm of the blog before you know it and will address all internet correspondence then. Have fun without me interwebs! I will see you soon...

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

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com