Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jesusaurus Rex Phase 4: Flat Color

And on the second day, Robin said "let there be color." And there was color, and it was good.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jesusaurus Rex Phase 3

This is "finished" line art. I put finished in quotes because I will refine it as I color the image.

Jesusaurus Rex Phase 2

And lo, did the detailing begin. This is basically just a process of filling in details and connecting everything together, and then tightening those details so that they make sense in the illusion of space. If you're wondering, that thing between Christ's thighs is a pommel for a saddle. Jesus don't ride bareback.

Jesusaurus Rex Phase 1

I'm going to show more steps on this one. First, I do a rough compositional sketch, which is little more than a vague scribble to the eyes of anyone but me. Once I have the nebulous beginnings of a pleasing composition, I tighten up the focal points a little, often using reference if I need it. That is the stage you see on this commission.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Inquisitorial Armour: Color

Ah, the satisfaction of completion. This is a colored version of the previous post, with and without a cassock-style coat.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Inquisitorial Armour: Sketch

There is still much work to do on this piece, but here is the first complete step--the sketch:

image is copyright 2010 Robin O'Connor

This is the first stage of concept art for a client's fan convention costume. It should be pretty imposing upon completion.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Welcome to the Art Warrior Work-in-progress blog. Here, you can see several things. You can get a window into the design process, check on the progress of your project, or just see some cool art. Some works in progress will feature some how-tos, giving you some insight into how these sorts of projects are created. For me, it establishes a history of work; something I can look back on, and see how far I have come. Lastly, I am a firm believer in the value of openness, and this blog is designed to open me and my work up to the world. Enjoy.