Fire Sprites | Digital Painting by Raederle

Fire Sprites

2007-2011
by Raederle Phoenix

In 2007 I drew (with a basic #2 mechanical pencil) a picture of three fire sprites collecting wood. The drawing was originally designed for the board game.


The original drawing, 2007


In 2008 or 2009 I decided to paint the drawing. I was fairly new to digital painting so I was easily pleased with the result. Now, however, I notice the low resolution.
Tip: Always use 300dpi resolution

The Original Digital Painting, 2008-2009
Tip: Always paint on a canvas (within your digital painting program) that is at least 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches tall. I aim for at least 15 by 15 inches, usually using 18 inches by 20 inches lately. The larger your image, the more things you can use it for in the future. Also, it makes it easier to work on the small details of your artwork.
In 2009 or 2010 I decided to refurbish the artwork yet again. Here is the current creation:


Flaming Sprites, 2007-2011
By Raederle Phoenix

You can't really see the detail at that size, so here are some slices of the artwork:


This shows off some of the fun lace-creation.


This slice displays some of the detail in the skin shading, and the insanity of the red and black hair. That was very fun to paint.


Here you can see some of the work that went into the fire. Very little from the original drawing could be salvaged by the end; the resizing to such a large image left too much of it blurry meaning that I was essentially just using the original as guidelines.


This slice shows the actual size. This image, like all of my newer creations, is gigantic. It makes it much, much easier to work with, assuming your computer will handle it. If your computer can't handle you painting a 300dpi resolution image that is 20 inches by 20 inches, then consider saving for a new one. It's an enchanting entrancing experience.

You can buy this artwork from me as a mousepad, a mug or print from deviant art, click here to see options and prices.

~Raederle