Allie: do art

This is something I’ve been working on for Light Grey Art Lab’s Halloween show, Rolemodels! It’s gonna be this super awesome showcase of self portraits, only done as if everybody were fantasy RPG/D&D characters. All the participating artists are sorted into classes and have generated stats, fancy titles, and hero/villain names in order to leak clues about themselves, as much or as little as they please ; 3. You can find out a lot more about it here -

I picked to be a mage, and I definitely wanted to work this into a character who makes things. My whole life is making things, coming up with stuff, doodling, and working all the time. If at all possible, I really wanted to channel something about my own process in the way this character would go about doing what she would do with her fancy!powers. I scribble for miles trying to come up with my work, and I smash a lot of different materials together to get it done.

And so, Osprey’s a mage who magics stuff together out of other stuff, like just bits and bobs and odds and ends. I’d originally thought oh man, she should totally make like giant huge fighting garbage monsters, but that wound up evolving into a tiny bird situation. Mostly because birds, but also because I felt like this told a better story. Most of my own time gets spent making things for others, so Osprey here is helping a fledgeling stay safe until its ready to fly by crafting it together a flying birdhouse fortress. (It can evade predators, fight squirrels, and go fetch the poor little booger if he falls out too early.)

I can’t share the final art until the show’s up, but these are (some of) the thumbnails, and then the sketch and color comp for this piece. I’m hoping to finish it up in a few days. Still, theres a lot of PHENOMENAL process floating around Tumblr from the other artists! So if you’re interested in seeing more of these, just do a search for Light Grey Art Lab. It’s gonna be an awesome show. I can’t wait for October!

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