Friday, November 21, 2014
Daughter of Sand and Stone
by Libbie Hawker libbiehawker.com/
Zenobia was a 3rd-century Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Syria, who led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire. She expanded the empire, conquering Egypt and expelling the Roman prefect, Tenagino Probus, who was beheaded after he led an attempt to recapture the territory. She ruled over Egypt until 274, when she was defeated and taken as a hostage to Rome by Emperor Aurelian. It is said that she was paraded through the streets of Rome, bound by chains of gold.
Zenobia on Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenobia
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Just as an exercise, here were some my goals with this character design:
◘To create a costume that appeared both functional and somewhat memorable. It's really easy to over-design fantasy costumes, to the point where they're no longer practical. I aim for something an actor could wear in a realistic setting.
◘Use soft lighting. Slightly cool primary in the foreground, with a warm secondary kick light.
◘Stay loose with the brushwork wherever possible.
Scale cloak inspired by this knit scarf: https://www.etsy.com/listing/62506426/scarf-knitting-pattern-shibori-knitted