I'm still working on that art order challenge, and things are getting pretty interesting. To my surprise the artistic community seems to be a friendly and supportive place.
BUT THERE'S MORE!!
As a special bonus, and because I'm terrible at updating my blog on time you get to see two steps on the art order ladder at once.
New Art order update. In this phase of the challenge we add a little bit of detail into our exploration with thumbnails. The catch being that we were only to use traditional media, which was kind of a nice return as I've been all digital lately. What's more it gave me a chance to try out a new type of media, a strange little water soluble powder called walnut crystals, which gives a result similar to a burnt umber water-colour. Anyways the my sketch process at this point is somewhat frenetic but it gives me some good direction as to which ideas are working at this point. Right now I'm somewhat favouring the bottom right design, but the but one above it with beings trapped within a snake like form above it holds a lot of cool factor.
I was lucky enough to have my work reviewed in the last stage of the project, and I'm actually pretty happy to hear that I seem to be on the right track. let's just hope I can sustain this spell (as a minor action).