Blueyog, I agree. I'm definitely inspired!
jana, sijun can be kinda raw, but that just part of its charm!
Ive picked up a quite a bit of useful information there but, I like the interaction here at WC better.
hlee, the technique is a lot easier than you might think. I tried it out about a month ago and was really pleased with the results and how straight forward the process was (Of course, I've got a loooong way to go before I'll begin to approach his technical accuracy and use of color!).
This painting was done using Robcamp's portrait tutorial:
This is the link to both the protrait and the LOTR tutorials: http://www.robertocampus.com/n_tutor...?type=tutorial
I hope you guys got to see Shin's works, too (the links to the pics were down shortly but they're up now.) He's also posted some great dragons in that thread.
Bobby, I'm looking forward to your project. I didn't buy the first dvd release of LOTR because I knew they were planning to release the special edition that came out this month. Now I'll have plenty of reference material to work with! (Rubs his hands in anticipation, muttering "My precious!" over and over again!