Here’s the latest piece of art I created of Jorr the Elf for my short story “The Cold Elf”.
One of those ways was by offering high quality artwork as in incentive to buy, and by popping out new art on a consistent basis to keep awareness of the book alive.
Then, I proceeded to not do any of that. Oh, well.
So what you see above represents the first new piece of art for this story since my last blog post. It was created using Daz Studio and Blender. Below is the final render out of Blender.
As you can see it’s a bit flat compared to the final piece. I always do some “post-work” in Photoshop after the final render is complete.
Although this time I actually tried putting in some snow right in Blender using its particle system. Trying to render it slowed my computer to a crawl though. I’m sure there’s a method to mitigate the effects on render time, but at this point I didn’t think it was worth it to stop work and go on a tutorial spree. Next time…
GALLERY OF SHAME
Below you can see a general map of the progress of the art from beginning to the end. You can imagine me blurting out “Pfhaaaugh!” in disgust as I viewed most of these renders. Eh, Rome wasn’t built in a day…
THE WRAP UP
Also, as mentioned in my previous Cold Elf blog post, I’m using Gumroad to sell the Premium version of the book, which has all the artwork, so I’ve now updated the downloadable file on there with the new artwork.
If you’re interested in a short fantasy read and some cool art make sure to jump over to The Cold Elf book site to check out a preview and read more about the book.
See you guys next time!
“A young, bitter Elf undertakes a solitary journey, in search of a weapon that could be the last hope of his people.”