Ice Giant

Over the past few months, I've been drawing lots of huge creatures compared to the normal bunch of goblins and halflings. So why not add an Ice Giant to the bunch. When I get stomped I like to look back at old work to inspire myself on how much I've improved. 

Let's start with the new Ice Giant:

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and here's the original piece from a few years back:

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I hope it shows improvement! Especially going from ink and digital to graphite and digital. Which both were a huge step for me. And the growth will continue as I start to color the new Ice Giant,

Ice Giant Portrait

Right after returning from Illuxcon, I wrote down a few goals that I wanted to work on. The list included more textures in my graphite drawings along with continuing to work developing digital coloring techniques. In a test of new textures, I created this portrait of a ice giant. While drawing I referenced Ram horns for a different take on how I normally draw. Along with adding hatching to create a rougher texture for the skin.I definitely learned some new techniques on the Ice Giant.