I have been working on transforming another former hand-drawn (with some pastels thrown on top) artwork of mine into a digital illustration. The artwork was done very quickly and really when I just first started to pick up art again, thus the proportions were totally off (like of the warrior figure).
However, I liked the overall idea of it some and saw potential in transforming it digitally into something more relevant. Thus, I used a combination of two different apps as I usually do on the iPad, Procreate and ArtStudio, because combined they pretty much can replace Photoshop and its various filters and options. But with the added ability to use a stylus or Apple Pencil in my case.
Here is the end result of what I achieved after wdding two former assets or character to the piece besides the main hero. I will display various variants of this including them wearing various armor I devised and have stored as layers along with my original vision of just having the main hero in the cave. The title of my original piece with one hero is Warriors Find Magical Portal if the light-hues object is showing and Warrior Finds Solace in a Magical Crystal if purplish structure is displayed; while you add an ’s’ to warrior for the versions I later created with all of the characters included.
Before you open the images below on a desktop, know they are done on an iPad screen and are meant for tablet or mobile resolutions or as minimized on a desktop. However, I can resize them or alternatively save any on request as PDFs for commissions or other ideas and projects.
Here is the first image below saves as a PDF. Here is another version with a new background I added since posting the ones directly below.
I like the armor that I have added above for the figure on right, however I still kept revising it and I may revert everything badk to this type. But, thus far, this is the style I am using in the animations:
Notice how I also have two versions of the crystal. I have these on different layers and cans witch between them for different scenes at will. Here is my short animation I have created thus far:
Another idea I am working on in terms of animation:
I am thinking of playing further with this idea and add maybe movement, text dialog boxes and conversations, but for now here are various static images I have created related to this scene and the original idea of a single warrior entering a magical cave:
If you look carefully, you may noticed slight changes, such as the dome or structure holding the large magical diamond changing at its base with me experimenting with various enhancements and filters in some revisions of it. Again, I can change aspects of each image around into one image. Also look at the pants and chainmail armor how they shift or change with different revisions.
Here is the original hand-made drawing and a slight color variation I created as a variation and where my second crystal idea came from. The third image is a concept I started working with in Adobe Illustrator after tracing it into the program:
I will continue to work on these samples so check this post and maybe the news or portfolio sections from time to time. I can continue experimenting and revising it like adding the white armour style of pants (with chains coming down) to the top one (not the original but top one from the revisions I posted) or adding a totally black background. However, in that case the bats may be barely visible.