Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Castlevania 2 Simon's Quest Part 2

Ok so here is the latest on this piece. I have learned to really slow down and work out the details on a piece so that I am not rushing through things just for the sake of getting them done.
I think that this is the longest that I have ever taken on a piece before (about 2 weeks so far).
At the last post I had reached a point where I had the major structure and composition done.
However there were some things that I didn't like about the piece. So I continued working on and made the following edits:

-The cross was not working, so I decided to make Simon holding a whip instead. That seemed to fit the theme of the painting a lot more.
-I worked on the details of the vamipre more...making him more beastly and grotesque
-I also decided to add flame effects as if the vampire is bursting into flames in the sunlight.
-I tweaked the colors to make it a bit more vibrant
I really like this taking your time thing, it's pretty great and the end slower is a lot better. It gives you time to look over what you have done and really work things to perfection.

I am still not sure about Simon's face...I might work on it some more (faces are the worst for me I think...) so that will take some practice. Overall through I dig how it's coming.

Maybe I will give it a day and noodle over it some more before I call it done. We'll see, but I am happy with it so far.