Here I was commissioned to create concepts for a greedy king, followed by a polished illustration using said concept. I had various ideas for the character, ranging from a human adorned in luxurious crystals to creatures coveting riches.
In the end, the gnome king was selected. With his big hands, he could scoop up as many coins on the ground as he could find and bring them back to his ever-growing pile, reaching the skies. I refined his design and then proceeded with the illustration, opting for a pushed perspective while showing him at the top of his mountain of coins, overlooking the lands beyond the horizon.