This is a cover image for an as of yet not announced series of books Goodman Games plan to begin releasing later this year. Joseph Goodman was kind enough to let me get the images up on my page now, so a huge thanks to him.
Aye, that be a dwaarf right enough, he be stern, and fierce and ready to turn some skeletal undead arse I can't help it, any dwarven cleric will forever remind me of Durkon. This is spectacularly amazing however, and I agree, dwarves will never be classically good looking, so if you exaggerate the asymmetry and make them hairy and weathered, you have a dwarf! Your ability to detail and paint armor awes me in the classical sense.
Thanks again, I like dwarves, I actually think this guy could have done a bit more roughness to his features, bigger nose ( slightly) and tougher skin, but make be he has had a soft life until now. His chance to get tough and do the job.
Eh? He's not tough already? 0_o Wow, then that's one weathered looking non tough dwarf. Maybe he was a farmer or a sailor up until now or something, anything to explain him looking like he could chew nails and not be tough enough You could always save the ideas for the next dwarf picture you paint. Practice painting that essence of dwarf
Sounds easy, but why not? You make it look easy too.
I find myself curious man, I wonder if you would be open to mentoring me a bit? Maybe help me with the areas I lack. I've never had time or chance to get any formal education toward art, but my passion out weighs my ability. I'd love to have someone of your caliber aid me in becoming a fine artist like you.
Dude I am flattered, I would love to say yes but time just doesn't allow it at the moment. I am happy to answer some questions but I will slow in answering at times. This is a point case in point.
My best quick advice, is observation is everything, good reference is irreplacible, and practice and enjoy what you do. I really can't rant enough about looking, you just can't build up a knowledge and understanding of form without looking at it.
Oh wow! A dwarven cleric?! Interesting combo there and I suppose anything is possible in the fantasy world! Amazing details and great realization of this character and class and the armor is so awesome! I love it, too!