Lightning, Lord of Horses

Final Illustration

Final Illustration

Process

Process

Detail

Detail

Temporary Background

Temporary Background

Adding Material Effects

Adding Material Effects

Adding Color

Adding Color

Refined Values

Refined Values

Blocking in Values

Blocking in Values

Line Art

Line Art

Refining Anatomy

Refining Anatomy

Roughing in Pose

Roughing in Pose

Muscular Studies

Muscular Studies

A visualization of the Biblical horses of 2 Kings 2:11-12. For additional readings on these spiritual beings, visit https://beholdwonder.com/2021/12/06/lightning-the-lord-of-horses/

Understanding how to depict the pose and wing anatomy was no small task, but I'm pleased with the result. Often, winged-horses are not shown with the muscular structure needed to power such large wings. In reality, this would require such large pectoral muscles that the creature would hardly resemble a horse. I tried to find a happy medium here that still shows a level of functionality. I forever enjoy exploring functional anatomy of fantasy creatures.

Date
April 11, 2022