Here’s some production art from the shiny new Wizards Tower. It’s updated as part of a two-part quest that, pleasingly, is available to free players of Runescape.
I got to do character work as well as environments in this one. I had to push the physical differences between the characters so that the player can tell the difference between several individuals all wearing big blue floppy hats.
I got a Samsung slate with a pen. Which means I can paint stuff like this in Café Nero!
More tiny paintings I do to warm up my brain in the morning. The best thing about doing lots of these is the improvement I see in my instincts. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck halfway through a piece, and having solved many problems on a small scale (or at least eliminated many poor solutions) I get out of jams more quickly and avoid mistakes more intuitively. People keep telling me to make bigger paintings out of them, I might. If a painting works on a small scale it will work larger.
One of them is a pig dangling from a balloon. This reveals another art lesson; before beginning, never enter into email exchanges with a woman named Hester.