Raheem Nelson


The new God of War is pretty amazing to say the least. It has elements from the core games but feels closer to The Last of Us to me. I’ve been in the mood to create some portraits as of late so I decided to paint the protagonist, Kratos. It came out very painterly and expressive because of the tools I used. It has a murky and brooding quality to it. Once I rendered the eyes the piece really came to life. My process includes a rough sketch, underpainting, painting the figure and blending the figure. Procreate is my app of choice when it comes to detail work like this. Art created using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. 

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