A grumpy druid dude (with some WIP shots)

So I got some inspiration to draw this guy! I don’t know much about him yet more than that he’s probably a druid with a grumpy personality :3 He might be my new role playing character for a D&D game, and I look forward to fleshing him out a bit more :)

It was a while since I painted something digitally and I guess it shows. But it was good practise, and I’m starting to not hate it anymore, so yay? I actually saved some WIP shots of this piece, so let’s have a look at that:

These are the initial sketch and a more cleaned-up sketch. I wasn’t 100% sure if I was going for line art or painting at first, but I though “hey, I could do with a challenge”, so painting it was!

I guess I should have used two layers – one for the chair and one for the character, but I was a bit afraid I’d end up painting on the wrong layers anyways, so I went for everything on one layer. I thought it’d be nice to try and figure out the colors I wanted to use at first, so yeah! The chair got really colorful, I guess 8D

Here I’ve added some shadows and highlights, and a background. I should’ve probably chosen some background colors from the beginning, because I had a hard time finding anything that looked good. I kind of left it like this and let it rest for a week, hoping to find more stuff to adjust later on.

And again, the final result. I added a darker shade to the character and the chair here and there, which I believe made the character pop a bit more. Also did some more work on the backgrud, added some grunge maps and added a vague overlay color. I’ll probably leave this piece like this and continue my quest to paint with some other piece. I’d love to get better and hope I get the opportunity to practise a bit more with this technique :3

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