Three Dwarves Walk into Some Goblins…

Just finished up a commission last night that I thought I would post some process pics of. You know, for the heck of it. This is one of those commissions where I spent a little too much time on it but, I’m fairly pleased with it, so it wasn’t for nothing!

I was asked to do a mashup of dwarves from various comics/games. Harsk from Pathfinder, Violet from Rat Queens and Shorty from Skullkickers, fighting goblins. Sooo…

I always layout and pencil loose and not very defined. Though, I think I’m just naturally starting to go a little more detailed than I have in the past. Probably something to do with final drawings looking better with a little bit of planning. I don’t know, sounds like witchcraft to me…


I spent a longer time than usual staring at the pencils. I believe my cat said something along the lines of “It’s not gonna meow itself, dork butt.” Of course she totally had a good point. I explained to her that I was trying to decide if I was going to go all gouache on it or stick with ink. Because that matters! She walked off and ignored me and I decided to stick with ink and ink wash…


I basically decided about halfway through inking that I might do a process post, so that’s why you get half magic in the inking stage. Roll your d20 to see if you make a full magic stage in the next pic… SUCCESS!! You roll a 10 or better and get gray tones all over it!


True story: the cat sat next to me on a stool while I added a pretty good portion of the color washes. Crazy, right!?
Here is the final product…

pathfinder commission

About treebeerdy

I am a freelance artist that has been drawing comics for about half my life. I try to work in all mediums that I possibly can but love working with a brush and a bottle of ink. If you like what you see here and need an artist for something, drop me a line.
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