Instead I participated at the weekly character design challenge over at ConceptArt.org, which got me inspired to do something out of my comfort zone, and now I have a very different drawing to add to my portfolio.
The guidelines were:
Design a hunter character from the frozen North of a fantasy world.
- Can be any gender
- Must be fantasy
- Must be dressed appropriately for their job and to survive the conditions.
- Will use weapons they can easily fix/create ammo for (Guns are allowed, but think about how they might make more bullets)
- They have to fight off other predators as well as taking down their prey so it is likely that they will carry scars and battle wounds."
So here's my character sheet and the final illustration, as well as a couple of WIPs. With the final painting I tried to go for something a bit rougher than my usual watercolors, I think it fits the piece better. Hope you like it!