Guard Study
Sketch and underpainting with a dark/neutral tone

Sketch and underpainting with a dark/neutral tone

Roughly drop in some local colors

Roughly drop in some local colors

Start refining shapes, focusing on brush stroke direction to match form or draw interest

Start refining shapes, focusing on brush stroke direction to match form or draw interest

Finalize a focal point, start adjusting edges, then push to refined final

Finalize a focal point, start adjusting edges, then push to refined final

A guard photo study,

Been enthralled with Craig Mullins' work on Age of Empires over the years and thought I'd take a crack and learning some techniques and tips from the master!

WIP/steps included as well