I was recently asked to paint a troll in power, and to make it look like a mean, vicious troll. This wasn't entirely easy for me. For you see, when it comes to trolls I've had a life long love of the dolls.
|They see me trollin', they hatin'....|
However, it was for a noble cause. And so last evening I sketched, penned, and painted a troll in business casual wear. Here's how he progressed:
|Boss Troll, pencil with a little ink. I made him as|
brawny and slimey looking as possible.
|Detail of the initial sketch.|
|Boss Troll, fully inked.|
|Boss Troll with his first few washes. Knowing that predatory |
trolls are rumored to live in swamps and bogs
I aimed to give him a froggy kind of amphibian skin.
|Boss Troll, awfully proud of his suspenders.|
|A detail of Boss Troll's face fully painted.|