Treasure Heaven
One of the final images of Phil and his treasure!

One of the final images of Phil and his treasure!

Dragons love to guard and sleep near their treasure, so this was an initial pass. However, I realized that it just didn't have the right energy for what I thought the team was looking for.

Dragons love to guard and sleep near their treasure, so this was an initial pass. However, I realized that it just didn't have the right energy for what I thought the team was looking for.

... so I came up with a basic story for our treasure dragon! Phil is very happy that he just got treasure and he's happily carrying his loot away. But oh no! He's distracted and doesn't realize that he's dropping the treasure out behind him! :)

... so I came up with a basic story for our treasure dragon! Phil is very happy that he just got treasure and he's happily carrying his loot away. But oh no! He's distracted and doesn't realize that he's dropping the treasure out behind him! :)

The proportions were quite off, so I brought the initial sketch into Photoshop and cleaned it up a bit.

The proportions were quite off, so I brought the initial sketch into Photoshop and cleaned it up a bit.

I then did a quick pass to look at the perspective of the scene.

I then did a quick pass to look at the perspective of the scene.

Another pass of the line art, after corrections.

Another pass of the line art, after corrections.

I added a simple gradient as a shadow. I think in retrospect the lighting is a bit off, but I think it still works for the image as a whole.

I added a simple gradient as a shadow. I think in retrospect the lighting is a bit off, but I think it still works for the image as a whole.

Another color variant, this time in light blue/ teal :)

Another color variant, this time in light blue/ teal :)

Treasure Heaven

This was the latest illustration for Fill and Fire. The initial concept was based on the idea of a dragon guarding its treasure, but I ultimately went in a slightly different direction and tried adding a basic story. :) I don't know how ultimately successful it was, but it was fun working with a narrative in mind!

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