08 January 2013

Foot soldier

This was a lot of fun.  I had made a texture brush a long time ago, and I decided to make a painting using only that texture brush.  I wanted to try and paint it only in greyscale and then apply color.

This is what I came up with.  I also used some dodge tools at the end as well as some color balance tricks.  I really like the feeling of this, and may do more.


  1. I really like your picture. I think you did a great job with it. I'm really impressed with your creativity and that you were able to do this is such a short period of time.

  2. Very nice! Looks like a book cover for "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" or something like that.

    1. haha, thanks for the kind remarks! I had forgotten about the Green knight. There was a guy in my illustration class a couple years ago who did a piece about him. I hand't really heard much about him before that. I should read up on that.

      If im not mistaken, didn't Sean Connery play a part about the Green Knight?!

    2. I'm... not certain. Richard Armitage has a great translation though.

  3. I found it, Arthur. haha I knew it existed. cheesy old movie. I need to see this.

  4. This is a cool and well executed idea.