The process of Rushwolf has been an inspiration on numerous occasions, his sketches on this thread inspired me to go a new route and try to get a face together before i ventured into a full character. I hope i didnt stray to close to his concept.
edit one, trying out a bit of colour
Last edited by mimer; February 24th, 2009 at 06:36 PM.
grenogs - I have to disagree about adding more to the bar scene. Remember, this is CHOW and we are aiming at showing character - which according to the brief this is an evil sith lord, one of the super powerful and totally villainous antagonists for the entire Star Wars universe (if you are not familiar with them, check the wookiepedia or wikipedia entries). As it stands, I get sad twi'lek from your image, and adding more to the scene will push you further from what I think is required here. I would say you need a new, evil direction to meet the brief.
trevor I've been a fan since the CHOW 124 piece, I love the more recent version of this one, the movement in the composition is crazy cool! Espenboi - Made me think of thundercats but I love the weapon ^^ and for how cool the rest of the body is, I'd love to see the feet more correct. Tetrodotoxin - I love the energy that envelope sketch has, can't wait to see it taken further. Nerahla - I'm glad you chose to keep the hair, I think it will look awesome framing that strong bold face. grenogs - The added arm adds so much to the composition, keep working on that face (it could still be a "bit" more feminine) and this will be one of my favs, I like your style <edit> I do agree with Jessibean though...it could be more evil. Villa - my anticipation is building to see more progress of this one, it's so "alive" even as a sketch!
still pondering about the skintones too grey and muddy right now. I wanna do something blueish with pink accents (around the eyes etc.) and the tattoo is still very wip. Haven't figured out how to tattoo her body yet.
Inkfish - I'm liking the overall look, the head seems a little too far to the right though.
...and even though it's random, I'm feeling like design on the top of her head is giving off a bit of a spaceship feel (that probably didn't make any sense...) maybe it's the way the tattoos are laying or the lighting on the grey skin tone, I don't know...
thanks jessibean, and hawk , i see what your saying, i guess i was trying to give it a little spin, by giving it a little humour and some emotional character by trying to show the other side of the character, afterall this weeks chow doesnt actually ask for an evil character. Are powerfull people always evil? also if she is evil then why is she so evil?, yes sure its part of her job description, but hey if you had to be evil all the time in public, wouldnt that get really depressing, no friends, nobody to talk to, which could then drive a person to drink.
i blame posh, sorry posh but your statement : Personally I want to see Darth Vader queueing for lasagne in the Death Star canteen! (No, not really!) i know you didnt mean this literally, but it defenatly influence my approach for this weeks chow
just a quick sketch. just wanted to focus on the expression, pose and attitude. not going for an evil, angry look...I wanted something along the lines of confident, detachment...about ready to battle some lower life form.
joiton - Nice silhouettes, I don't know which one I like best but I'm drawn to the second one (top row with the tattoos) for some reason...
grenogs - I totally get that, but it is a Sith Lord so something should give the character that air. "they draw upon strong emotions, both negative and positive, as the source of their power, and care only about themselves" I think if she was depressed being alone, that might easily turn into annoyance - maybe she's annoyed because no else is as depressed as she is or something... But as a Sith Lord I think something should indicate a sense of "power", so even if you keep the depressed pose as is, you could show a flash of emotion, annoyance for example in her eyes that would indicate to us that she's not completely vulnerable.
Or you could go more humorous and just push the depression to the extreme I have a feeling that a Sith Lord would never just feel "a little" depressed.
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