Despite not having power in my studio for a week after some brutal rain I finished.
Here he is in all his unholy glory. I kind of went all Skeletor with his skin tone which wasn’t my original thought, but I like how it set the body apart from the background, and a good He-man reference is always welcome. I didn’t use a gamut map on this one I just mixed some greens, greys and ochres and stuck with it. As for the under drawing experiment if anyone remembers my earlier post http://lukewelchart.com/2013/07/23/chainer-of-souls/ (I used various pencils to get the shading correct), I think it was more trouble than it was worth. A tight drawing helps but a more traditional monochromatic under-painting seems to work better for me since I laid in tonal washes over certain areas anyway. I am happy with this one despite that one observation, the painting process was pretty fast too. As for the weird title forget about it, lets go back a few years and steal the name of my band that had more T-shirts made than practices played Soultaker.