Some new work from over the weekend. There’s a contest on the Gnomon forum to design a lava monster, so I’m slowly working my way up to it. The first two images were more of a proof of concept for shading a glow underneath the surface of the lava while the outer layer cools and crusts. I started doing some research into mythological associations with lava and volcanoes and tried to steer away from anything that’s been played out. Apparently salamanders have had some connection with fire and lava. I was about three hours into the project before I realized my design didn’t literally incorporate enough lava for the contest, so I’ll chalk that one up as another proof of concept.