Battler Art – Runic Hunter!

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So for the Runic Hunter, I had a pretty decent description going in

Mt. Zurat Summoner/Hunter – These Summoners wield special rune magic to capture magical beasts and demons.  Clad in white robes with tooled golden masks, their weapons are etched with sigils of capture and control.

I obviously tweaked the name a bit since I thought Mt. Zurat Summoner/Hunter wasn’t exactly amazing.  So I just made up something based off my description and sketch.

runehunter-sketch

So obviously the white robe and golden mask were a must, and I wanted to put lots of runes on things.  I also decided to make it a lady, which I thought would be something fun and different for the community since I usually just have giant, gross monsters!

runehunter-d2

A rare mid process drawing, I wanted to show someone on the team where I was at with the character, so I took a photo pretty early on.  Its easy to see how sketchy I am at the beginning.

runehunter_d1

A little further along and in the computer.  I ended up doing a revision on the left sword to make it a little less flat to the viewer.

runehunter_c1

After a quick tonal I started to think about my colors.  A friend suggested the use of red in the photo above, and I am really pleased with how it turned out.  As you can see around the edges, I set up my palette with the blender brush.

runehunter_p1

Here I’ve pushed the values a bit more with some painting over the above layers I set up.  Now its time to move onto effects!

runehunter_f1

Glows and rim lighting, go!  This is my final, which was then posted on the site for download.

Go vote in the poll, don’t vote for the joke character! http://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?/topic/38408-bi-weekly-battler-runic-hunter/

About the author: Michael is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Illustrator and concept artist. He specializes in monsters, characters, weapons, armor, and epic environments.

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  • Philsco

    Excellent work!