Around the time I started sketching this, I broke one of my most important rules. The rule is: Never buy movie-based video games
. Because they tend to be awful.
Well.... I caved anyway and went and bought the How To Train Your Dragon game for Wii, and started playing the adventure mode. The first person I talked to was Tuffnut. And you know what the first thing Tuffnut said to me was?
"Yeah, I slept in these clothes
So I went back to my sketch, changed his pose, and dressed him all up. Saved me the trouble of having to invent some Viking pajamas anyway.
No wonder Ruff was so offended by his aroma....
Ah, about this pic. This is a scene from chapter one of a fic I haven't written yet. [[EDIT!
- Vestige Chapter One now available! END EDIT]]
I like to imagine that, while Gobber may be out of a job training people to fight dragons.... Spitelout
still gets to teach young Vikings the finer points of hunting and tracking. Yay hunting trip for our heroes. (Ugh, don't all
the HTTYD fics start this way? I'm such a sheep....)
The thing is, Spitelout prefers a very
early start to his day. His young charges? Not so much. Hence, Spitelout offers Tuffnut some chilly motivation....
Pencil line art, epic fail Photoshop color-job, change of plans, abandoned pen line art, 'nuther change of plans, a whole lotta graphite, and just a little
bit of Photoshop.
Rejoice with me friends! This is my first quasi-computer-colored artwork!
Download if you want to see the tinier details. ....see what lurks under Tuffnut's bed....