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I eventually decided to get rid of that trophy pole...his sword is pretty big, that thing might get in the way a bit.
He keeps the scavenger pack though.
Colouring took a while to work out the scheme but I think Im ready to go forward. I just hope I can get it done over 2 days...
Website - www.james-tennant.co.uk
final, comment and critique will be very appreciated
edit : thanks for the great crits from prepsage and thujon, i made some adjustments. Almost at my wit's end here, time to take a break and continue tomorrow, keep the crits coming, thanks guys
Last edited by blackrobin; September 24th, 2010 at 06:31 AM. Reason: small update
Working Painting. A lot to do still though!
Blackrobin: Line from her bellybutton doesn't seem to follow her center line. Should we be seeing less of the spiderleg on the right next to her leg (the part from her backpack)? And her hair is kinda blowing in two different directions. I think the large portion to the right is distracting. Might work to lose it? But it's looking good. I think you could really refine the piece.
did a small update, yes certainly the piece can use tons of refinement, i just feel i have to finish this as quickly as i can, as usually i didn't have enough time to finish chow
no worries though, still got a couple days to go
i'll fix the hair too
edit : oh yeah the spider leg, that kinda upset the piece, i'll fix it too, a great crit!
My little WIP! Shaman guy who burns lighting bugs' butts to scare off other bug or something err!!!
Nice painterly style going! Check the left arm and the torso the anatomy looks a bit off there.
The Sketch is awesome! Check the upper part of the legs, they seem a bit too wide. Very nice lightning! Upper right arm is too short.... hope this helps a bit... :-)
Nice action going on here! Before rendering out the whole piece, is the lineart and the pose aready established?
Nice progress, looking forward to see more!
Lach - Land
Man you are indeed very productive! The rider on the beetle is awesome, really like it!
You seem to really have a lot of sketching skill. Your sketches are very rough and fast and very readable...
Moved the wings, she was looking too much like a fairy for my tastes. Still coloring, I keep getting interrupted this week..
It's when you can't hear the bats, that's when the bats are coming.
a scifi take on it. crits please!
Nearly finished with this. Enjoyed the challenge as well.
Website - www.james-tennant.co.uk
First time ChoWder here. Never played MMORPGs so not entirely sure what was meant with that but here is my initial design, going for a more lightweight getup. So far from imagination, need to consult some reference here.
A few crits, feel free to ignore...
nofu: Welcome to chow - looking good so far. One thing that leaps out though is his left (viewer right) leg is looking a little awkward. Also, be careful of having too many equally sized elements criss-crossing his body - especially when they're all pulling in different directions.
nuine: Also welcome to chow! Still a way to go, but nice flow.
Silentkitty: Her right (viewer left) leg looks like its in a strange position, and the foreshortening could use some tweaks. If you stand in the same position can you get your leg into the that position without your foot pushing back past the other knee? If not, try moving it to where it feels/looks most natural and push that into your character's pose. For the foreshortening I'd recommend showing some of the heel behind the lower leg to give it a bit more depth, and also be careful of where you put your countour lines (e.g. the fold in the sock - it should wrap around the cylinder as it goes away from you in space). Nice design anyways - keep it up.
LtPlissken: Nice design
~Twig: Really like this one, very wow-shaman with a sci-fi feel
OliviaM: Coming along well, would like to see feet though
blackrobin: Good stuff - can almost smell the poison! Just one personal thing though - why the foxy, bushy red hair? It doesn't seem to fit imo. Maybe some thin black dreads or something would suit the design a bit more closely - putting some thin spindley forms into the silhouette. Your choice tho ofc. Keep up the good work.
Thélma: Mantis rogue sounds like a pretty good idea to me. The weapons (are they sickles?) are a lot like mantis hands(er.. you know what I mean) - good stuff. One little thing - I'd like to see the hanging strand on her raised leg be hanging downwards instead, and wrapping around her thigh - this would give the impression of the leg being raised sharply and will let the eye flow to her face more easily - just be sure to keep the base of it in silhouette if possible.
ianthegeek: Nice armour shapes - almost inca/aztec
Lianti: There's some dedication! Lovely set. Maybe the healer/mage could have a staff/book or something though to show their caster status.
Sorry to anyone I missed - must get some sleep. Keep up the good work!
Just had an hour or two so to work on this so far, so it's pretty rough. Any feedback would be great though - cheers...
Just comin' I don't know how much i can do to finish it.
SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH,BUT IT'LL BE BETTER!
This Character of the week is amazing!!! Lots of amazing entries.
Those characters you guys are posting are so God damn cool it is inspiring me to draw one myself.
Unfortunately I only saw it today. But, what the hell, I think I will try anyway.
Well, I dont have much time, obviously, so I will try to run as quick as I can.
I just did a sketch and I will try to finish it by tomorrow.
Anyway, if someone could tell me if it is a good idea it would be great.
Good luck everybody.
Veshkau: She has a good attitude. Her legs seem to be out of perspective with the top, though. Maybe draw them from a little higher viewpoint or change the top part closer to orthographical (if you want it to be more design focused).
My second WIP:
Very rough coloring. I´ve realized that I´ve spent way too little time designing the armor, considering that´s what this challenge is about. But I like the attitude on the girl.
@Hellfire I really like your design, I like the idea of making the character wear an insect, much like wearing mecha/robot suit.
I haven't got very far with mine, and I don't think I will be able to take this to final. But I really liked working on this topic.
Krisjoe - Hi there!
Great design. I like the extra arms and the shield. It looks like some sort of insect world knight. At the same time the armor looks like a piece of art, like a samurai armor. Doing good man.
Obstfelder - Nice armor! The background is looking good too. Just be careful with the saturated colors. But its looking good. I really wanna see this piece finished.
Fractalbot - Nice one. The shoulder pad is amazing. Are you going to add this level of detail to the entire armor? Damn, its going to look beautiful! I just don't like that reddish brown area on the both sides of the lower part of the picture. Its too saturated. I think you should blend it a little more on the composition. But of course you are still going to work on the floor and the background.
I changed a little bit. I am kinda of afraid of being disqualified for making something different from the requested. Maybe a "insect mech" is not allowed. So I made the guy a little bigger. It is still the same idea, but a little less exaggerated.
Its obviously too dark, but I still will work on the main light sources.
I am just thinking about the design and the silhouette by now.
so i think this is gonna be my entry...the last time i didnt make it ...i hope this time i can , so this is it .....not finished...critics would be nice
Think this is final. Losing some sharpness along the way towards Jpeg, trying to figure that out. Wips in the final thread.
hellfire - looks promising, good luck on the deadline! make sure to check the time specified.