So last time I submitted my Abathur vs Tyreal piece ahead of time and had another 9 days to do some work. Unfortunately I lost about 1 week of time because I volunteered at the CMON Expo. So I spent about 2-3 hours a day for the remaining days to finish this piece. Instead of doing a large environment pieces, I decided to crop in for a character based painting. Diablo is really fun to do with all the textures and fire effects on his body. Nova was a bit of a challenge because of the foreshortening for her body. Also trying to come up with a cloaking effect for her body took some time. I ended up playing around with some layer effects to simulate the warping light displays and caustics.
|During the sketch phase, I wasn't too fond of the fact that Nova's gun runs into Diablo. If I gave them more room, the composition might look better. That said, I am liking the lighting so far.|