Also worth noting, between my 'finishing' the drawing and getting it on the board, Boris [Vallejo] and Donato came by and gave me two pieces of critique - Boris said that the middleground shadow should extend more toward the figures, and Donato suggested that instead of an incoming shadow, I make King Mark into a small figure in the background. I implemented these crits while working on the transfer!
So, at the end of the 11th, Monday:
|The brown is acrylic; the blue is oil.|
|I could have gotten more done, but the bright slash of green freaked me out and made me drag my heels.|
|can has skintone in deep shadow against bright light?|
Which, by the end of the day (4am), had grown to this:
|Yes! CAN has skintone in deep shadow against bright light!|
And here's the end of the 14th, Thursday (5am):
So, in total, I spent three days working on the painting portion of this illustration, for a grand total of a complete first pass. I have a lot of work left to do (aaahaha that environment) but this painting as-is is better than any previous piece of mine by an order of magnitude.
And that's what I did at the 2012 IMC.
(I'm working on an actual writeup, actually, but that... is going to take some time.)