I seem to have a lot of these Alchemist things, don’t I? Well, yeah. That’s pretty much what my background painting class is revolving around.
For this particular project, we were told to make a giant sheet of various black to white blobs/markings/etc and then had to cut out mini compositions from the results.
This is what I started with.
I know, what the hell is that? How could that be applied to the Alchemist?! Well, took a bit of thought but I eventually decided on what it’d be. It could work for the scene where Santiago turns himself into wind. Here… See what I was thinking in this half-way-through tonal.
Much more obvious now I’d hope. From there, I just continued to beat it with a stick until it cooperated. So here’s the current final.
It’ll need a bit more fixing (the swirls are a bit too far over the top IMO), but I think it pretty much gets the point across!