Description I was inspired by Minas Morgul from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Notre Dam and created an image that could be used in a childrens' book. I prefer to sketch directly in Painter rather than scan in one created on paper as it involves fewer steps and the result is cleaner. I used the Sketching Pencil variant in dark grey on Fine Hard Grain paper. Then I switched to a Pavement texture and colored it with the New Simple Water variant of the Digital Watercolors brush. I created the grainy texture of the stone with Variable Chalk. The carved figures lining the door are thematic. Women on the right and men on the left, and from inside to outside they are soldiers, scholars, and merchants young to elderly. Created with digital watercolor and pencil.
Alexandra Bond, San Francisco Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement Alexandra is an illustrator, painter, and concept artist specializing in illustrating ideas for entertainment pre-production. She has a talent for storytelling through her art with a psychological edge and from extrapolation. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and working towards her MFA candidate in the Illustration at the Academy of Art University; she is available to work on freelance projects or internships.
MEDIUMS & GENRES She is primarily a sci-fi/fantasy artist, but does enjoy creating art other genres and in fine art. She prefers to work with Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop to create illustrations, but also enjoys using conventional drawing tools like charcoal, oil, watercolor, chalk pastel, colored pencil, and pen and ink.