Loona - the Docks by megaflow

Loona - the Docks

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Added: Oct 02, 2003
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The cover for Kenzer's upcoming Loona sourcebook. This is a wild dock town in the Kingdoms of Kalamar world. They asked for pencil specifically, which they will now color in-house. I tried to leave it sort of "open" for coloring - not too busy with the line-work. I'm excited to see how it will come out - I'll put up a link in a month or two (whenever it's done and up online somewhere) so we can all look at the results together.

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megaflow's picture

Sure, no problem. I'd love to see it!

Guest's picture

love your piece and wanted to know if you would mind if i did it in color on photoshop. just for my oun fun and it wouldnt be put up online and i will send you a copy of the finished work. please?

megaflow's picture

Thanks! I don't get to do a lot of detailed pencil pieces these days, but it is fun to do when I can.

katerina's picture

beautiful pencilwork!! i love all the realistic textures!!

megaflow's picture

I'm happy the detail came across OK - this was really a picture of wood, when you get right down to it. Lots of fun to render!

Guest's picture

Oh Wow..I could spend all day looking at the textures in the wood. Great job.
I like the whole thing just stuck on the background detail right now. I like the fad effect too.

megaflow's picture

My pleasure Chris! Thanks for taking the time to comment - it's the least I can do.

christar's picture

I am honored that you would give me such a great response Patrick. You're an allright guy.

megaflow's picture

Wow, I'm blushing. Thanks for the effusive comments - I'll try to live up to them Wink -- I'm much less confident with pencil than with painting or digital, so it helps to get some great feedback like you and others have given on this piece!

jmrart's picture

Great stuff Patrick! Your pencil work has gained quite an impressive refined style. Great values and composition. I especially love how well the background and foreground work. And the secondary light sources on your figures are perfect. The higher contrast really pulls the eye in. This is a very successful piece- I can't wait to see more!

megaflow's picture

Thanks a lot, Mikko! I try to do the best work I can every time, and I'm glad you like it.

megaflow's picture

Hey, Chris! Thanks for the comments (but these textures aren't rock - they're wood!). (Just kidding).
-- I'm in the same boat as you with the different values tending to come together. I get around that by being VERY strict with what pencils I use and when. I start with only 2H and H for the entire initial drawing/shading. Then I switch to HB, then B, then finally 2B. I also have an "EE" that I use sometimes (not on this one though) that is as black as a black Prismacolor, but eraseable. Between each layer (and sometimes more often when I'm doing the softer leads) I use Workable Fixatif. Then at the end I go over it with erasers, an X-Acto knife, and white paint here and there, picking out the lightest highlights.

jokisalo's picture

Cant even find right words to descript your work.
Just amazing!!
I like your style.

christar's picture

I'm always tempted to draw everything at the same intensity which makes an image flat. Great job creating layers of depth with varying levels of intensity. And your textures rock. Smile

megaflow's picture

I hope so too! But they have professionals on staff, so I'm confident they'll do OK. -- Thanks for the compliments on the figures, too... You know, I'm usually "Mr. Reference", but just between you and me, I didn't use any figure reference at all on this one (though I gathered lots of ref of old houses). These guys are an example of me just cartooning "comic book" style.

megaflow's picture

Glad you liked it, Chris! The lighting was problematic at first - how would I get it to be dramatic in a daytime scene? (And I wanted a daytime scene to show off the buildings and docks, which are the focus of the book). My answer turned out to be putting them behind these buildings with only some light peeking through. -- Or is that more than you ever wanted to know? Wink --- and I love the rat too! He's happy you noticed him over there... Wave to the rat!

megaflow's picture

Thanks, Marley. I had worried that my pencil skills wouldn't be up to doing a cover when they asked for that particular medium... Glad it came out OK!

megaflow's picture

I'm honored to be an inspiration, Brent. Nice stuff! Thanks a lot for the kind words.

megaflow's picture

Thanks, Bill! I had fun doing all those different details, to give the place a life of its own. The sourcebook is about the town, so it is really the main character here!

swisnie's picture

Patrick, great composition, especially the circle formed by the arms, swords and ax. I especilly like the man's profile and the veins in the creatures wrist. Hope they do you justice when they color it.

yrindale's picture

This is mighty inspiring Patrick. Not only were you able to put in dramatic lighting, but the detail on your water and wood pannels is very captivating. Not to mention the cute lil rat observing the fight. Nice clouds also, I always found those a little difficult Smile

thrax-1's picture

that is one dynamic pencil work patrick,lovely lighting and details *NOD*,That racketty roof looks like a face Smile.Very nice!!

nerfherder's picture

Patrick, I really love your greyscale paintings and pencils. This one is no exception. You don't know it, and might not by looking at it, but your b&w art inspired my latest painting. Thanks, and keep the great art coming.

bcorbett67's picture

Very nice pencil job Patrick! I like the attention to detail, all the wood texture, the rickety ladder resting of the far building, and the lapping waves on the support post. The figures are dynamic and full of action too. Very nice indeed.

Art at its best.