Nice work, Joe! I like this one for the same reason I like your fish and Woody's Cave Fisher: I'm pretty sure I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else. You've also implied a lot about a backstory —or at least an odd symbiotic relationship that makes the scene intriguing. The warm vs. cool light situation is great too.I think it would be fun to see an entire series based on mythologies or legends outside of Europe: Menehunes, gremlins, American folk tales, nautical lore, etc.
Very intriguing. Your value contrast and colour is great. I agree with Chuck. The first thing I noticed (once I was done saying, "gross." :P) was the relationship between the two figures. What's this from/for?
I really like the monster but the woman's chest seems a little stangely shaped to me. I do not know if you are looking for a critique, but something about the shading of them makes them look a little "added on" (and one is bigger than the other). That highlight is leaping out at me too and makes me focus there. Since you are discussing prints for GenCon, I thought I would mention it. Her face and hand are so nicely done but my eye goes to her chest which is a little unflattering to her figure. I think altering the shading would be just the thing.
I'm getting a lot of negative feedback on the female anatomy so I'll defintely have to return to work on that.This wasn't for a client. I had a thumbnail from a project 4 yrs ago that I decided would be the quickest to render of all my sketches. Originally it was a sketch for a pulp art style illo of a voodoo woman pouring blood on a statue and bringing it to life.
Made some revisions. Better?http://joeslucher.com/Images/blooddrinkers.jpg
I like it a lot better. Much more feminine...
I agree the chest anatomy is better on the revised.