Works In Progress

I thought that I would share an update on “Relative Perspective” with you. I’m working digitally to develop this into a color piece. I’m also working out some points of development in my techniques. I plan to improve on my color intensity, dramatic lighting and rendering skills. Enjoy and feedback is welcome.

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Middle-Ground Blocking: Intermediate Mountain Range

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Fore-Ground and More Middle Ground Blocking: Grass and Trees

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Fore-Ground Blocking: Mushrooms

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Middle-Ground Blocking: BootRelative Perspective Color Work WIP 5.jpg

Illo Journal Project Update #2

For the second update, I am detailing the first city.

On the west coast of the main continent to the north is a sea port city with a fortress and light tower.It is a major place of trade. Harvested goods, livestock, crafted goods and mined materials are shipped out from the port. Items coming into the port include fine fabrics, spices, exotic produce and harvested goods from other cities in this world.

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The port sees many different types of ships bring in or taking out cargo to trade. Large cargo vessels, medium transport vessels and smaller fishing vessels. The fortress also keeps ships to help enforce security at the docks.

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Inbound trade is handled on the west side of the port and outbound trade on the east side. The duty offices are on either side of the dock to handle initial processing or inbounds and final processing for outbounds.

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Due to the nature of the culture of this city, there is a strong bureaucratic process. Most of the processing is moved along by negotiating accelerated processing fees after hours at the inn and tavern.

We Have A Working Site!

Eureka! I Believe that I’ve finally worked out most of the major site setups! I’ve got the gallery and site email working and a few other odds and ends. Hopefully the next hurdle to be completed will be setting up an Etsy store, fingers crossed.

Please feel free to browse, comment, share and if you’re in the mood for prints, originals or commission work please email me at richard.thaxton@xtillos.com so we can discuss your illustration desires. Thanks for visiting!