After wanting to do some warm-ups before working on an arduous dog portrait, I was trying to figure out what to work on that would be different than what I usually do. Well, thanks to TungstenKitten's suggestion for background practice in my Follower Questionnaire, I knew what I was going to do!
The lighting condition in this image really was what made me choose it - this is a screenshot of a drake from Dragon's Dogma, and I've only seen this sort of light in pieces of Ryan Wardlow's - it is utterly captivating! This was good practice to get a handle on what sorts of colors are used, and how this lighting really works.
Media: Photoshop CS4
Time: 40 minutes
Dragon's Dogma © Capcom
Art by Stephanie Dziezyk