26 February 2020
L'épée de Ziegfried (The sword of Ziegfried)
It took a few yers but I finally did the third image in this series inspired, loosely, by the Fritz Lang's film of Ziegfried.
This one I decided to go experimental and use a technique I want to use more with animations in the future. Basically I drew the character and the backdrop normally but for the foreground and anvil, I made a simple grayscale 3D model the drew over that with details and added more shading etc. I made some mistakes along the way but overall it worked out, I think so anyway. I have to thank an old friend I haven't seen in decades for posing for the images I'm still using. It's not every cute, nice guy who will agree to pose in a pelt with a real sword.
The first two are below. Click any image for larger version to see more details.