Process: Wizard

I'm back with another process post! This year, I promised myself that I would integrate facial hair into more of my work. So here we have a wizard in his wizard-cave.

I used a reference from  skydancer-stock and a paper texture from hibbary.

Sketchin' the sketch with some hilarious references. With my face to the floor, I snapped photos of my sister sitting at her desk in front of a window for the right light. I also got to use a new set of encyclopedias that I picked out  specifically for occasions like this.

Sketchin' the sketch with some hilarious references. With my face to the floor, I snapped photos of my sister sitting at her desk in front of a window for the right light. I also got to use a new set of encyclopedias that I picked out  specifically for occasions like this.

Filling in the values mostly according to the reference. Turns out that for my idea to work, I needed to tone down the other sources of light (the window and lamp) to highlight the source of light I wanted. You'll see what I mean.

Filling in the values mostly according to the reference. Turns out that for my idea to work, I needed to tone down the other sources of light (the window and lamp) to highlight the source of light I wanted. You'll see what I mean.

Colors are fun. Greens and purples for this crazy wizard.

Colors are fun. Greens and purples for this crazy wizard.

There's his neon green tea! I thought that there needed to be more energy in this room to achieve the mood I was going for. So out with the old tea, in with the new. It errs on the side of electricity rather than steam.

There's his neon green tea! I thought that there needed to be more energy in this room to achieve the mood I was going for. So out with the old tea, in with the new. It errs on the side of electricity rather than steam.

Every wizard needs a sidekick. This kitty isn't your typical feline, either. Also bumping up the contrast and bringing certain areas into focus.

Every wizard needs a sidekick. This kitty isn't your typical feline, either. Also bumping up the contrast and bringing certain areas into focus.

Lockamy_Wizard Detail 1
After receiving some thoughtful feedback, I added in some imperfections to how the books are flipping open, in order to match the top half of the painting with the bottom half.

After receiving some thoughtful feedback, I added in some imperfections to how the books are flipping open, in order to match the top half of the painting with the bottom half.

Lockamy_Wizard Detail 2
A wizard at tea time.

A wizard at tea time.

After a long day of painting at my desk, I feel just like Mr. Wizard (except my tea doesn't glow green, and my animal companions have real fur).

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