And i look forward your work
Of course I help you, I should be at home at 7 pm. I΄m really courious, how the hero looks now.
I΄m OK if you do the concept for the sage. Any ideas yet?
AhChu, do you have any prefereces ablut sketch or color?
I don't mind Im easy either way...Im currently battling my value friend at the mo with the shadow...but I shall not surrender.....will post up protecter sketches shortly.....DING DING...ROUND 2
Some eyecandy for you two xD
I'm really battling with color and value too....But It'll work out eventually. I'm worried about the background. Any idea's? I like the reflection in the window and the colors of the background. I might work on the reflection some more and I'll put in the rain as soon as I'm finished with her and the background form, value and color.
mkay..this is what I have, I ended up mixing bits for the other designs I did..mind you this is him with a helmet on but will be off for final...just been stumbling through suit ideas as you will see
Image A - Shadow, the holograph will be an image of the hero, to tie them together some how and for some reason.
Image B - Refining suit idea, like I said his helmet wont be on for final and should be a cool action seen with him defending the hero. He is mixed out of the silhouette designs, gun from skinny robot, head from mobile suit....he will look bigger once there is some scale to him..
Image C - the 3 stooges my painfull atempts of coming up with a new suit
Talk about eye candy I like the designs and I think the third so the one on the far right will fit better into the characters we already made. It'll some how show they're a team. Keep em coming
Edit: the middle of the third image is not too bad either. I'd choose one of these two design. And go for the hologram idea. It'll work well together with the robot assistant of the technician. (I'm not telling how, yet xD)
Cheers matey, here is a little present for ya....it helps me when working with colour..mind you this is really rough.
Let me know what programme you use..
Its just pretty much just playing.....All I did was just darken the pic you did with a hue/sat adjustment layer....then start masking back your original lighter colours just following the character ( was thinking for a light above her)...then from the its just sampling the colours the and painting brighter colours on top to get more highlights....
Its good for quick experiments to help see quickly which direction you might want to go in.....hope some of this made sense
Good advice and thanks for showing me. I was planning to make the lights and values darker as soon I got the colors working. I'll make the colors darker and set the real mood I want to create. I also use Photoshop CS4.
Are you okay if I work on 150DPI with the technician. I found out that I work a lot better when I work on 150DPI instead of 300DPI. I think 300dpi is a little bit too much for me. I have to gain some more painting knowledge before I really can work on 300dpi. The Hero artwork is on 300dpi and I'll leave it like that. But believe me, you'll see the difference when I've finished both.
yea 300pdi is really for printing, im working at bout 150..which is more than enough for this...well im gonna call it quits for the night....and will be back at it agian on sat..big drinking night tomorrow.
@Lostlimeturtle: Eyecandy *yay*
I like the colors so far and how you work with the contrast between cold and warm colors.
Perhaps you can work with color perspective to in the background.
And there΄s no problem in woking with 150 dpi on the hero too I just took this resolution out of habitance.
@AhChu: I like the holograph idea
The suot remeber me of this Star Wars soldiers XD But I think, if you refine it, it will be really different.
I like the third suit idea too. The first would fit for the protector.
So, and now I should go back to work...
Phew....that is a relief. I'm gonna change the dpi to 150. Thanks for the idea of adding color perspective. I added some from left under to right upper part. That instantaneously made the image look better. I'm gonna do that too towards the background and add some atmospheric perspective too. Thanks for the idea.
The lines for the Technician look really good to me xD I might be my best character lines so far. I'm gonna add some lines for the background and I'll post it up if the lines are ready.
I'm rather enthusiastic about these lines. I redefined the arm a bit to make it fit with the legs of the hero. I went for the pigtails. It was not my number one favorite but it's practical for her. I think I'll start adding some colors tonight. First things first. I need to come up with a design for the sage first. I'm gonna work on that right away
Beeeh, I've run out of idea's. I've come up with some stuff that'll get your idea juices flowing I hope. Okay here's the deal. The Sage is one of the Hidden Ones. He's covered in cloth and his face isn't visable. Only two lights come out of his hoodie and the team thinks it's his or her eyes. If it has a gender that is. His silhouette is not humanlike and he doesn't move like a human being. That's true because it is a robot with only his brains from his former body. Here are some crappy silhouettes to support my story.
I'll go on a weekend break tomorrow and the day after. I'll be able to respond to anything you will post here. The problem is that I have to leave my drawing supplies at home so I'll be able to continue on Sunday.
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@Lostlimeturtle: I like her, she's pretty
The sage designs looks good, I like the one with 3 heads.
(The advantage of the designs is, they dornt give to much work to work out.)
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True, you saw why I made these kinds of designs. We have only a few days left and It's almost impossible to create a very detailed character in a few days (for me at least).
I like your process with the Rabble rouser. Is that a grenade he's trowing?
Nice work Skorpi, the only thing I would say is may be either put another grenade in his other hand or attached to his belt with a space next to it missing one just so we can link it to him...or it could look like someone is throwing it at him...but aside from that cool pic.
Phew, well I'm back. I had a great weekend. I hope you two also had a great weekend. I see we haven't heard anything back from Dubious, well I guess he isn't a teammember anymore. He's out.
Great work Skorpi, I agree with AhChu to add another grenade so it'll all come together. We have some busy days ahead.... we have to finish 5 more characters. Let's do this
I'm gonna paint the whole day again, I'm gonna swith back and forward with the hero and the technician. This is what I left behind on Thursday. I was darkening the colors and adding more value.
I have pretty much finished up on The Shadow, just going to double check the levels at work....I think my monitor at home is way to bright. I have the sketch of the protector done aswell will post it up in case you want it changed around at all. Will be a busy week...but a fun one at that. you we want titles designed up for characters at all...funky label or something. Will post an example tomorrow with my shadow character.
He will bealot older looking compared to the sketch. I think his left arm is to low so I might rise it up
I like the progress you've so far. It looks good to me
This what I have for the Hero so far. Do you see something that needs some work or do you have any idea's? Let me know I'm gonna switch over to the Technician.
It's too bad that so many details got lost so here's a shot of the legs on 100%:
@AhChu: Thanks for the advice, I'll change it.
I like the pose of the protector. Really cool but it's dangerous when he shoot without looking XD
@Lostlimeturtle: Thanks too
I like the hero in color. perhaps you can add some more contrast with cuves. But else great work.
I painted a bit on the sage. I didn't know, wich color I should use for his cloak, so it seams, the sage is female
Any inputs, critics, changes?
Oh wow, nice and creepy. Is that thing above the one with the orange eyes her arm? It could be....good job and thanks for the advice
I've gotta stop painting for today because my arms feel sore. This where I'm at with the technician. I've done a first pass on the background and I made a basecolor layer for the technician and Bot. (We've gotta come up with names ) Any idea's/input so far? Oh and it's gonna be a nightscene.
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Skopri...The sage looks like it destroyed that city like godzilla...massive
first thing that came to mind when reading bout the sage character....see attached
Just trying to get some better contrast on image and general cleaning up of some lines and will be colouring tomorrow and then moving on to Protector
@Lostlimeturtle: Yes, shoud be a robotic arm. I΄ll work it out.
Pink hair, cool I΄m courious how she looks finished.
The hero looks better now
@AhChu:Thanks dor the pic, I΄ll keep it in mind
The Shadow looks really cool. Little critic, I think his head is a little to big.
Lostlimeturtle - secretly it is coz im so greedy..muhhahahah...and its very cool seeing everything come together....hope they keep these team comps going. Been such good fun.
Skorpi - Cheers for the crit, I had a sneaky feeling that was the case....back to the operating theater for Mr Shadow
Skorpi, excellent additions to the Rambler, cheers for helping with the sage, I dont think I could have done that aswell as protector with the way this week is shaping up. Well here is my first colour run, will had some finishing touches...nothing major though. Hope you like
PS his hand closest to us is pissing me off...Ive redone it so many time and it aint friggen working...will give it a day
Well then...here's the technician. It was a lot of fun to paint. I love painting light
Here's the 'normal' finished piece.
And the one with better contrast.
Which ons do you like better and do I need to change something that doesn't look good?
I feel like I've learned a lot from this project. It was nice working with the both of you!
I just found out we have until Sunday...We'll I think we're right about finished right..? We have a couple of days to spare and to paint. Take your time. I want all the images on Friday.
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First critic, AhChu, I tried some lines on the hans and I think his right arm should be a bit longer.
Lostlimeturtle: I like the one with more contrast better. And even if the "umbrella" isn't a real one, I think it make sense, so construct it like one.
the sage: Finishrd? I donts know. Any critic?