Just random mindless crap today. I needed a break from thinking.
I’ve always wanted to do a series of (good) Ultima perspective sketches. Obviously this one’s just a fast sketch, but I imagined this is what the Avatar would see as soon as he’s plopped into Trinsic in Ultima VII. (minus Iolo, Petre, and Finnigan of course)
When I started sketching, I had a really pewpy low res file that I was looking at from my phone. It wasn’t until I pulled up Ryan Allen’s kick ass U7 Google Map that I realized I was missing a window and had sign and lamp posts in wrong places. *shrug* Oh well.
Today’s sketches are on lots of little pieces. You’ll see why on Friday. 😉
The Fabulous Dragon is an original sketch, the runes are an interpretation from the Ultima VII pixel graphics, the sword is based loosely on a Denis Loubet illustration, the skeleton is based strongly on a Denis Loubet illustration, and the long serpent is just a silly version of a silver serpent.
Some fan art from my current favorite web comic, Wizard School.
I had a really ridiculous thought while drawing this. I wish I would have thought of it in time to add a sign to the drawing, but have you ever thought that maybe Gordon and/or Finnegan was using the Rune of Honor as a weather stone? The sign would read:
Weather Rune of Honor
|Rune is Wet||Rain|
|Rune is Dry||No Rain|
|Rune has Shadow||Sun|
|Rune is White||Snow|
|Rune is Hazy||Fog|
|Rune is Sliding||Wind|
|Rune is Vibrating||Tremor|
|Rune is Glowing||Mages|
|Rune is Gone||Avatar|
I’m admittedly having a pretty shitty day. I wanted to draw something else entirely but my hand didn’t want to stay still. What I *really* wanted to do was pull out a big 24″ x 36″ sheet of paper and attack it with some charcoal. I’m sure this would have made me feel much better. Regardless, this is the drawing that happened today. Take it or leave it.
Reference: Ultima Ghost
Another of Denis Loubet’s illustrations, this time with a little interpretation of my own. (The arm movement, not the obvious textual addition)
Interestingly, after I finished drawing the ghost, I gave it a strong outline in preparation to fill the background entirely with black: Progress Shot. I actually liked how graphical and almost graffiti like it looked with this super hefty outline, however, I kept on and filled it in. About halfway through blacking the background, I decided I wanted to put in some lines, but not until after I’d filled in the bottom. Oh well. Plan ahead or carry around some white ink I suppose.
Reference: U7 Map