So, one of the YouTubers I follow (Draw with Jazza) hosts an art challenge every month, and this month I decided to participate. The challenge was to take the sci-fi-esque axe that Jazza designed and give it a home or legend.
I don’t often draw armor or weapons, but after thinking about the prompt for a while, this image came to mind of a mother and her child. Nakara is the name I gave the axe, and Throgg is the bear. I didn’t get around to naming the woman and her child.
After five or six sketches, I was finally happy with the pose and perspective, and I attached my final sketch to my light box so I could use the sketch as a guide without having to bother with pencil lines on the final painting.
I used acrylic paint, but I thinned them so that the colors were semi-transparent and worked a bit like watercolors. I don’t work much with acrylics, so it was fun trying something a bit different.
The colors in the image below are a bit more accurate than those in the other photos.
The anatomy is a bit off, and some of the colors are not exactly how I imagined, but overall, I’m quite please with the result.