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.
Hey. Awesome picture. I especially like the looks of the engravings on the leather. It looks totally realistic. But I gotta say, that hood with the glyphs on it... kinda makes me think of the Thief games series. Any connection there? (Sorry, I had to ask.)
I love to draw armor, but you're the best I saw... Your technique is flawless, but I have a few remarks. First, her face doesnt look like she'd back stab. I know what you'd say- "rogues are masters of disguise" or "Trickery is best hidden behind innocence and beauty", but above all, rogues are mysterious she really looks like she has no secrets, despite the finger on her smile. Maybe, for example, if you'd rise one eye-brow a bit higher? ...or maybe close one eye? Besides that, I think that her finger is too short, at least in compare with a mid. finger.. Oh,and there is one more thing. Something is wrong with her head/face...I cant tell for sure, but I think that the eye closer to us is, or too big, or too much separated from the other eye... or both Almost all comments i read were quite positive and with good reason... a little critique wont harm Keep this coming, and inspiring. Cheers, man
Ha! True. Its fruitless to discuss rogues face expressions. They always had to hide their intentions. A phlegmatic, as you said, pokerface is their tool, so u never know what to expect, is she/he a friend or a foe... bluff is what they do the best
Stunning! Superb! And....I want her armor! Good grief that looks cool....just awesome. This picture is just fan-bloody-tastic! I always struggle immensely when I have to design armor/clothing/general things that people wear...so this is something I just couldnt picture to draw, but it looks so realistic, and well, plausible. A lot of people seem to design armor that would be difficult to actually wear IRL, but this looks like she could get it on in the morning no problem. And the detail on the leather! Just...I seem to have run out of adjectives....
The benefit of 10 years designing armour and costumes that somebody actually has to wear goes along way towards making her armor look credible. I am always painfully aware of how somebody would move and fight in armour. Thanks for taking the time to look that hard and comment, much appreciated.
Thanks dude, it was great to dp portrait pieces, but a bit unnerving, no where to hide, it's all in the face.
I had some good ref for structure and palette but hte expression was some I just played around with until I had something i liked, really soft movements to get the right wry smile and knowing look, subtle was the name of the game.