This painting is a personal visualization of the biblical passage in 1 Kings 17:2-6, the prophet Elijah fed by ravens. Below are some of my preliminary sketches and notes. I'm working to improve my digital painting process and experimenting with this cinematic treatment and realistic drawing. Please, let me know your thoughts.
New sketch of the 'Rock Biter', and this time he's really hungry! I must confess that I've been fascinated by this character for a long time. Here I wanted to make him look really immense. I may develop a close-up sketch before proceeding with colors.
This is my interpretation of Atreyu, the secondary protagonist in the book The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. In the original story he is a young Greenskin warrior from the Grassy Plains His parents were killed by a Purple Buffalo soon after he was born, so his entire village raised him, thus his name means "son of all" in his native language. (wikipedia)
I've been working to take my illustration portfolio to a further level, and this piece may be going in the right direction. The piece is based on an old sketch I did back in 2012 which took me about 40 minutes to complete.