Over the past few weeks, I’ve been burning the midnight oil working on a submission to an art challenge called The Crimson Crucible.
Specifically, Crimson Crucible 6: Halloween Companions.
The brief was basically to design two Halloween themed companions, one had to be humanoid and the other, non-humanoid.
I used my comic project and picked out a couple of the supporting characters to flesh out in this challenge.
Spiderborn is one of the Acolytes Of Mymosule and Ravenred is his flying steed, a giant raven. I gave Spiderborn a mutant spider arm :).
I did not expect to win and indeed I came nowhere close but it was a very useful experience:
- I had to do studies on subjects that I would not have otherwise studied.
- It highlighted some gaps in my skills – namely I’m no good at environments. Although to be fair I had to rush the environment to meet the deadline.
- I began studying environments and found a great free online course which I will dip in and out of over the next year or so.
- I had a go at using a tilted horizon line and really liked the result.
But most of all, it was great fun :).