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Niress

This was created for another tabletop RPG. The brief was to paint a brilliant white mountainous iceberg with some strange machinery frozen into it. Complete with strange dragon-sized bird monsters around it.

Final Image
I sent in the following 4 roughs first.


I wanted the design to focus mostly on the iceberg and the machinery. I was afraid that otherwise it would have been too busy a composition. However I was asked to increase the birds size and to go with image 4. And so I created this:


Happy with the current design I proceeded to refine this image, I wanted the machinery to look alien, but not break up the composition too much.


I had flipped the image and worked in the greyscale as a way to make sure the image worked correctly. I've found flipping an image can reset the eyes and really make any issues stand out. With this I proceeded to add the colour, to what I hoped would be a finished product.


However, there was an issue. We now needed to have this machinery literally frozen inside this glacier. Luckily, because I had already designed most of the machinery and it was all digital, this could be rectified very quickly.

What I didn't know however was just how covered up they wanted this object to be. Too little and it might not look frozen at all, too much and it might not be visible at all.

I proposed the following images:


With the selection made I pushed on to the final image:


Thanks for taking a look at my process!

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