Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hollow Alley - The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia

I have a new piece from The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia! With all the monsters complete, it is now time to begin exploring the Grand Bazaar itself. The Fifth stop is a visit to Hollow Alley. For many hundreds of years, the Grand Bazaar has slowly grown larger and larger. When outer walls become inner walls, they are often hollowed out and turned into lodging and storefronts. For those with few means, they are an affordable option. Hollow Alley is one of the oldest such wall shops, found deep within the Grand Bazaar. Many deals can be found for those willing to stop by the thousands of shops that make up Hollow Alley...

Hollow Alley
16 x 20 - Pencil, ink, and acrylic paint on paper
Original - Available!
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

Hollow Alley - Drawing
16 x 20 - Pencil on paper
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

Due to the complexity of these larger full environment pieces I am now working on, I have needed to do value studies to make sure I know where I am going and don't lose my way. Doing these value studies has been one of the best course of action on this project and have saved me a lot of headaches. Here is the value study for
 Hollow Alley...

Hollow Alley - Value study
© 2018 Christopher Burdett

Here are all of the monsters appearing in the first volume of The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia: Aberrant Stilter, Belled Kreep, Corrupted Knight, Dight-Kin, Eau-de-nil Elder, Ethra VanDalia, Footman, Gray Wanderer, Gullet, Humgruffin Mother, Irritated Girasol, Judicator, Kiplorbic Animal Dealer, Lammergeier Transport, Myopic Riflemen, Nimsbane Curse Victim, Ophiomornous Bureaucrat, Petrous Blacksmith, Quincaillerie, Rapacious Guttersnipe, Saint Marque, Smokestack, Thrice, Uncanny Scribe, Virulent Artificer, Woven Egg, Woven Shaper, Xandrell Tree, Yote Arms Dealer, and Zombic Spore.
As an added bonus, I have some images of the linework and rendering process of this piece so that you can get a better idea of it taking shape... 

Hollow Alley - Process © 2018 Christopher Burdett

That is all for another exexciting Wednesday on the blog. See you back here on Friday! Until then...

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