Xavaes Split Tongue – Process

SamFlegal_Slaanesh_process

Back in September I shared one of my new Warhammer 40K paintings, Xaeves Split Tongue. Back when I was working on it I had a friend asking me about my process. In order to help answer his questions I took some progress shots.

I always get asked about my process, I think most artists do. Hope this answers some questions for ya!

I start with a digital sketch, based on a quick thumbnail from my sketchbook.

I start with a digital sketch, based on a quick thumbnail from my sketchbook.

Then I do a pencil drawing after shooting reference and combine my sketch with new information from the reference.

Then I do a pencil drawing after shooting reference and combine my sketch with new information from the reference.

 

Then I do a drawing on tone paper to help establish values.

Then I do a drawing on tone paper to help establish values.

I have my tone sketch printed on board, but I left all the background white. I then go in with arcylics and a toothbrush to create texture.

I have my tone sketch printed on board, but I left all the background white. I then go in with arcylics and a toothbrush to create texture.

I then jump right into oil paint. Using the arcylic texture to inform as I fill in the painting.

I then jump right into oil paint. Using the arcylic texture to inform as I fill in the painting.

More oil paint!

More oil paint!

The final step is hours and hours of rendering the form in oil paint.

The final step is hours and hours of rendering the form in oil paint.

I was asked to make some changes, and did so  digitally.

I was asked to make some changes, and did so digitally.

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