This Shade, the main character of The Chronicles of the Covent books by J.L. Ficks. I wanted a dynamic action pose for him because he is an all action hero!
This was done entirely in Photoshop with a Wacom Intuos 3.

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Concept art prepared for the Chronicles of Covent book series and video game in tandem with Mirror Images Publishing and CryoLith Studios ©2012. All rights reserved. Game developed by CryoLith Studios.

Art by Néstor Cruz.

The Gnolls are one of my favorites creatures in fantasy art. Too sad that they almost never appear in video games or movies. Well, this guy is part of my new portfolio and he is the first one that I finished. Yeah, they deserve to be treated better.

This Concept/Character Design is part of my new art portfolio. Love this one specially the head/face part. Took some time but love how it turn out! I did a pencil sketch then scan it an paint it in Photoshop. Also look for some references (props, human skeleton etc.) For the pose, I look myself using a big mirror.
I work on the background on this a little more than the others paintings.

This Concept/Character Design is part of my new art portfolio.
I did a pencil sketch then scan it an paint it in Photoshop. Also look for some references (poses, props etc.) She's a warrior but she is also very skilled using magic. I like the details in her armor. Took quite some time, but it was worth.

This character here is Drazel, the Dragol. He is a very intelligent Dragol (rat-man) inventor. He loves to collect junk and things and turn them into something very useful.

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Concept art prepared for the Chronicles of Covent book series and video game in tandem with Mirror Images Publishing and CryoLith Studios ©2012. All rights reserved. Game developed by CryoLith Studios.

Concept/Character Design by Néstor Cruz.

This character here is Malgarius the Shamite, al wealthy man with a nice nose piercing! And that was the brief, really!!

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Concept art prepared for the Chronicles of Covent book series and video game in tandem with Mirror Images Publishing and CryoLith Studios ©2012. All rights reserved. Game developed by CryoLith Studios.

Concept/Character Design by Néstor Cruz.

T-pose for Malgarius the Shamite.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS ARTWORK IS COPYRIGHTED. DO NOT USE/COPY/SELL
Concept art prepared for the Chronicles of Covent book series and video game in tandem with Mirror Images Publishing and CryoLith Studios ©2012. All rights reserved. Game developed by CryoLith Studios.

Concept/Character Design by Néstor Cruz.