Character of the Week #357

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The Wizard Apprentice
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Character of the Week (CHoW) #357

The Guidelines:

        • Can be male or female
        • Must be Human, Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Orc, or Halfling (no animalkin)
        • Must be casting a spell
        • Environment background’s permitted this week
        • Genre is fantasy
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php/280339-CHOW-357-Wizard-s-Apprentice#ixzz38NTsSaxG

My first instincts said to avoid anything that resembles Harry Potter, it’s too recent and I want to push in different directions.  I want this character to feel unique, interesting, and relatable. 

I had the idea of a huge dwarf, towering over a small book and while the idea was humorous, it didn’t have that thing that really stuck out to me.  There were a couple of my thumbnails that I liked, but my first little sketch (with the guy lifting the rocks out of the ground) really felt strong and looked cool, so I went with that.

-Jesse

  • “Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.”  –Robert H. Schuller