greenbd: That's all right. If you can drop by every now and then to add to the conversation, try to. And you don't have to limit drawing to the computer. You have a very good start, but he doesn't have much to distinguish him. Hard to put my finger on it, but the best I can say is there's not much to show he's a healer. What would a healer carry?
Maybe try some silhouettes (which I'm going to do over the next couple days with my half-orc). It helps to make a character more distinct and easy to recognize from a crowd.
all: Do we want to start considering the style we want to lean towards? Or anything to visually connect them, like the emblem that was mentioned before? This end results have to look like they were designed with a team, and those help.
Hey guys!Unfortunately I've got very sick - so I can't spent much time at computer - I'm starting to feel very bad. So I've been sketching some time at my sketchbook - not some exact characters,but just to get the feeling of what I want So here are some poor scans. First I've thought of healer, then of a blind elf girl foreteller,then warrior type.
And I've made a sketch for emblem - just need to work on it some more digitally - I'll try to post it tomorrow. greenbd - Nice concept and good thinking I like your low saturated palette. And great work on his face. Clothes could use some improvements though - like he's got some shoulders armor thing - so maybe you'd think of defence at some other places too?
Sorry. I've been a bit slow getting started. I did sit down today and start doodling a little bit. I tend to like with silhouettes and simple things. Probably doing things in pieces and picking things that look right or almost right, and mix the pieces into the general character, followed by fine tuning the details.
Sorry for the lack of updates. I was caught up in a last minute project. I plan to have daily updates starting tomorrow. Once I get rolling, I do okay.
Curly: Nice elf. One thing to think about as you develop her, that I think, just my opinion, is how to convey that she is blind and how she is a seer. What would be a good way of getting across this supernatural aspect of the character without being over the top?
Here's my WIP of the character as a bad guy. There's still quite a bit of work left to do on the boots and left hand, especially, and I plan to do more detailing--Celtic-style dragon designs on the chestpiece, and a few other gear items attached to his belts. Comments appreciated.
I hate to say this, especially so late, but things in life have taken up my attention, and I've been unable to focus on the team CHOW. I'll have to drop out. That said, you two can continue on without me. Teams of two only need to come up with at least two characters with a total of four portraits. You're coming up with good stuff. So long as you have both aspects, you should be good.
Sorry to have you drop out! I've been pretty busy too, but the first image is coming along and I think I'll be able to finish the second by the deadline. Curly, are you still in? I like your first preview.
Uff!I wrote a big comment - but it's gone lost!Hate it!. I was at the army - caught by unexpected call - couldn't make it =/ my country needs me. Nice character greenbd. I like your details and use of color