I was a bit surprised when this guy won, but I had a pretty good description written in for him so the creation of his assets wasn’t too difficult.
Lich – A necromancer wielding immense power, it carries a crystal topped stave that emanates with energy, unlike its shifting corpse-like body barely covered by threadbare rags that may have once been regal robes.
A pretty good description I thought, it won the poll after all! After a bit of fiddling in my sketchbook I had a pretty decent idea of where I wanted to go so I put some pencils down on 11×17 smooth bristol. I got it all scanned in and leveled, and after some slight adjustment to the size of the staff I got down to some colors.
A primarily cool color scheme was what I had in mind and I feel it worked pretty well, with a few warm bits to catch your eye.
Here I had most of the blended values in place, then it was onto the final overpaint and effects.
And here is the final!