Red Wind skyport

   Saw a great concept artist Sparth playing with a curious little painting program called hexels by Hex-Ray Studios. thought I would pick it up and try it out as it seemed to hit a sort of pixel art style that i like .What started out as a village and a waterfall grew quite a bit and i spent a few too many hours on this but it was a fun exercise .Sort of felt like building in minecraft once i got the hang of it .

   This is a skyport located at the edge of the sprawling red wind plateau.its a vital conduit for the farms of the plains people and link to the sprawling empire cities to the east .

airship shack sketch wip

A spoil of last weeks sketch nigh that i will painting .A couple notes about this one:all my most recent paintings have been on 5x7 boards and with this one im graduating to an 8x10 so that should be a little jolt to the system to have more room to paint on .
 Im going to try and channel a little Hayao Miyazaki magic onto the board this time .his work is always a beautiful blend of whimsical and believable and if i can capture a fraction of that i will be happy.

RIP art

this happened a while ago and im only now posting but i figure its blog worthy.My dog managed to some how open my drawer full of art and eat my Goblin Blaster and Captain n crewz pieces and one of my old ones.It would seem the reason she was so interested in it was because i had been drawing so much that my scent was all over it.I think thats a good sign that im working at a good clip hahaha. dont worry Maizy i still love ya.