DEGENESIS – THE CYCLE
When I started in SIXMOREVODKA one of the first things I finished was one of these illustrations for table top RPG Degenesis.
There was a lot of awesome sketches by Marko Djurdjevic prepared for the book. I chose to work on these, because they were something different than I usually do. It’s fun to paint all the action pieces, but after so many of those, it felt really refreshing to work on something with more story. You don’t usually see illustrations of kids playing when you think of post-apocalyptic world, but that’s what created a nice contrast and really shows the idea that life will indeed find a way.
I tried to stay close to the art style Marko had in the book. Not a lot of Photoshop trickery was used to achieve the final results, it was mostly painted with just few brushes. My goal was to recapture the mood of the sketches, painting it out in a lot of details without losing the flow. My final paintings then went through some Marko feedbacking and tweaking, that was a great way to learn. I really enjoyed these, so hopefully you’ll enjoy them too.