Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on an oil painting which will be the first part of the main storyline for my Leaves of Hellebore visual novel. So far I’ve been completing and publishing drawings in order to build up the lore and backstory of the world; which will continue to do between the paintings and drawings for the main narrative.
I’m still in the early stages of the painting in a sense, the Brunaille underpainting is now complete and the next step will be the colour layers and then finally the detail work. So far I’m really pleased with how it’s coming along so I though I’d publish a progress post on the piece and hence, here we are.
So without further ado, here is the painting in its current stage –
I’m not going to go into the narrative behind the scene in this post, I’ll save that for the finished product; I can however let it be known that this character’s name is Gurdan, he’s a Dwarf and one of the key protagonists of the main story that I’m creating for Leaves of Hellebore.
As is evident in the painting, I have kept my marks very loose and mostly worked by making impressions and not focusing on detail too much; which admittedly is a hard thing for me to do but it’s a learning process.
Monday I’ll be starting on the first colour layer and I’ll hopefully get the piece wrapped up real soon and get it posted on here, I can’t wait to tell this story and only wish that I could show it as quickly as I think it.
Any road, that’s all for now and I’ll be back Monday morning with a new Morning Coffee & Sketch, until then, farewell!