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Old 06-11-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Well I was working on a story thing for school already anyway, and there happened to be a monster scene.

I have no idea how to do this character design shtick so I'm going on bullshit right now

Concocting different ensembles for my characters becuz that's what all the cool kids do D:





The first two are magisters and and last dude is a hunter. Kersche is being chased by a monster in a forest and they bumbled into the magisters' camp, so they had no choice but to fight it somehow. In the story they set fire to the entire goddamned forest and ran the hell away. I'm highly leaning towards picking the scene where Kersche is running towards the camp shouting for help and the other two look up and were like "holy shit!!"
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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heh. #2 reminds me a bit of Milo Thatch

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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ahh I was wondering why it looked familiar somehow. time to rework a bit. :/
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #4
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Wow these are really cool.

On the last one i think the pointy shoes really cap off that design. It looks great.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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The very last picture of Kersche reminds me of Russell Crowe, when he played Robin Hood.
I love your relaxed, cartoony style.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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oh man, that first design is super high baller! I just love it * U* I enjoy the silhouette most on the second last outfit design.
The second one, I don't want to see him lose the round glasses! * n* but I've got a bias towards...round glasses. Keep 'em, keep 'em! Also, is he a freaking bard?? 8( it's like all the things I love rolled into one character.
Kersche looks awesome hahaha! I agree with the russel crowe comment. Dat brow ridge. I like the versions with the fur shawl over his shoulder(s)... * u*

THESE ARE NAISE SKETCHES, BRO.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:40 AM   #7
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Sweet, I really dig the charactersketches. Especially the Loren one.
How are you going to work this out? Will they be digipainted? I love your linework, I'd keep them intact
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That is awesome! It's super refreshing to see you use another style than what i'm used to see from you!

Loving it.
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@Muzz: Thanks!
@Gjoe: Does it? I haven't watched the movie but I guess it's a good thing Thanks.
@Mana: I like round glasses toooo (in fact I came to love them because you use them so much haha)! 8( Yep he's a bard. In his backstory, he used to be a magic scholar, but quit to become a bard. Which is why I really don't want to lose the glasses because%r0it makes people look smarter somehow, but if he looks too much like Milo that's not good either :( Decisions decisions!

anyway thanks! hehe I'm a sucker for fur.

@fshoo: thanks! I'm really not sure now actually. I usually do my sketching in this style but convert to full painterly when I get to the real thing. People seem to like this lined style though. The problem is I've never done a piece that is lineart heavy before. More decisions. D8

@Phl: Thanks!

small update. I have been putting this off because I've never done creature des)gn in my life!! D: I suck at it so bad hahaha.



feedback appreciated! D;

edit: bonus speedpaint of edgar


edit3: bonus speedpaint of Loren


lol I just discovered this brush, it's soo fun to paint with it

edit2: no glasses version

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:07 PM   #10
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Wow, I seriously love the style you've got going on. I look very much forward to seeing your submission.
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those portraits. One word:

*SWOOOONNNN*
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Some of those creature designs lack consistency. It's not always bad but with some of them I feel that a tad too much is going on.

I am curious about how you will handle those characters.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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@Dharc: thanks!
@Mana: x3
@Random: mm noted :/

ooga booga, simplified the creature design into a t rex rip off and speedpainted a rough. gonna think on it more.



edit:

Not much time to make serious progress today, so I did a quick lighting study/style test of the scene with the two huddled together to see if it would work:



CnC appreciated as always

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Old 07-14-2012, 04:41 AM   #14
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as expected in the end I went for something more charactery. guhh so many problems to solve :S

haha holy hell deadline's like tomorrow, time management fail.
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Are you gonna submit it in greyscale? I had a hard time finding Loren at first.
I really, really, really love your style, and the sketchiness of the composition, but it's a lil hard to make out the characters.
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@Joe: Thanks But the final won't be completely messy and sketchy like this, because then it wouldn't be a finished work 8/

yes that's a problem. I did something daring by intentionally merging their silhouettes into one big mass because I can use values and color to separate them, but it's still a toughy.

As for color: the answer is yes. Wouldn't be a finished%2pwork otherwise If I don't make it for the contest I want this in my portfolio, so having no color is a no no.

working out realistic-ish lighting without a ref takes goddamned aaages for me, oh man

It may not look like it, but I spent AGES on Loren's face because I couldn't figure out why the lighting looked wrong, and then I put this single blue note on her cheek and then it suddenly started working better.

But I'm nervous about making statements like these because I might just be going blind.



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Old 07-15-2012, 02:41 AM   #17
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The rendering here is so lovely. I would love to be able to get such a smooth effect. The double light source is ambitious, but I think right now you need stronger highlights closer to the crystal staff.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #18
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Thanks. Yeap I planned to do so. :9

Unfortunately I will not be able to make the deadline for sure because, besides lots of things cropping up irl stealing all my time, I lost my tablet pen, that kinda makes this impossible to do.

this was fun to work on though and I'm still gonna finish this as a portfolio piece. wee.
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