Here are a couple of initial character studies for a new series of paintings. In the first image, I’m developing the features of a race of dwarves. These are tricky little scoundrels that steal anything they can get their grubby little hands on. With keen eyes and razor-sharp wit, they are a formidable foe on and off the battlefield.
The second image, is a study for a race of powerful elders. They are old as the origins of the universe and rule their kingdoms with cold heart and heavy hand. I haven’t decided if I want to make them giants or of normal stature but we’ll see where the sketches take us.