This is the WIP thread for Team ASAD - comprised of myself, and munkes from the 'A Sketch A Day' thread.
This is my first idea for this challenge:
Basically I am imagining a high fantasy setting with a bit of a twist; everyone is morbidly obese. (can't wait to draw the obligatory scantily clad sorceress...)
The difference between good and evil, being determined by what they eat - and maybe when (ala Mogwai/Gremlins) - the physical impact being more pronounced than in real life, almost to the level of mutation.
The good guy here sticks to hunting and eating game/venison etc. while the evil version has tasted something forbidden (maybe human crackling?) - and degenerated into a bloodthirsty, cannibalistic monster (who is even fatter).
Last edited by Genius_Malignus; August 11th, 2009 at 05:31 AM.
Heres some more idea doodling.
This time I am thinking that maybe the evil side, are the ones who forsake food, altogether.
So maybe in this world, where food has such a huge importance, and is directly linked to powers - denying yourself that, will surely lead to the dark side...
I keep painting naked bodies, when what I should do is some actual character design. With this one I was trying to figure out how to make my character obese(/humorous) though elegant (inspired by barocque painting style; which obviously failed here).
I have to get on with some actual design now.
Haha, that rogue NEEDS a jelly donut!
After a bit of a break from this challenge, Munkes and me have decided to try and grind our way to the finish, during this weekend.
I have settled on the good/evil rogue, and to open the ball, here are two quick composition sketches.
I am fairly satisfied with them, and will almost vertainly be working on the illustrations, based on these.
@ Munkes: Welcome home - can't wait to see your stuff!
Lookin good! Your anatomy and proportions are so much better than mine.
Really looking forward to the evil one.
Heres my progress so far.
I have tried to make their different personalitites come through, in their poses, as well as facial expressions. I think that the similar lighting - it being night on both - might hamper the differentiation.
Maybe I can bring that out with colour.
Up for a bit of the ol' switcheroo soon?
You guys have some good stuff here, I especially like the two sketches on the top of the thread with the ranger concept and the fat+skinny witch - the contrast between those two was great. Rather sad you guys didn't push them as they were.
I recognize the Craig Mullins fat man as one of your references, that guy is elite and makes for great inspirational material given your fatness topic If you go to his website you'll find a number of works similar the same character (or looks close enough...) http://www.goodbrush.com/
Good luck, hope you guys get to finish.