King Arthur Sketch

Well, I’m back at school and things are already getting busy. I’m in my final year at the Alberta College of Art and Design and almost all of my courses are illustration based. I have one class that’s mainly focused on concept art and one class that is devoted to figure illustration. This sketch is for the latter. Our first project is simple, we have to create character portraits of a protagonist and an antagonist. I chose the legend of King Arthur and how he is killed by his illegitimate son Mordred.

I’m trying to get outside my comfort zone and use some dynamic poses and compositions, ones that work well for the characters. This sketch was originally just going to be a pose study, but I got carried away and designed him some armour as well. Hopefully I’ll have some better studies and sketches to share later in the week when I get some more time to work on it.

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