LeiriaCon 2010 Rpg poster and making of
This illustration was made for LeiriaCon 2010‘s first roleplaying meetup (links in portuguese only).
It was organized and commissioned by my friend João Mariano.
We started to brainstorm with the idea or tagline “You are the game”.
After some rough sketches and ideas, the concept of several players, becoming fantasy characters, around the game table started to mature.
Here is a step by step of the illustration:
First I worked out the composition and tried to create an interesting silhouette of the overall group and each character, inside a poster mockup.
After defining the overall silhouettes and shapes I started working on the secondary ones.
Time to detail the characters.
Almost final line work. I flipped the image, just to make sure everything was working but ended up liking it better, so I kept it this way.
Next step, values, light sources, and underpainting.
Adding color, painting , defining shapes, shadows and highlights.
Some last tweaks.
After all is finished, I sended the illustration to the designer, to be applied to the poster.