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    Drow Shamaness-Finished-Updated 06/11/11

    I've been very sick this week and today finally was up and out of bed and I just couldn't help myself. I dragged myself over to my work station and churned out the beginning of what could be a very promising picture of a Drow Shamaness.

    Now I just need to make time to work more on it.
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    What is the lightsource down there? Right now it looks like it will be the spider (which also seems to be lacking in the butt and pedipalp department /petpeeve).
    Also the colourscheme is kinda monotone (drow, walls and light are all purple) and the woman gets kinda lost in it.
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    I'd pimp her up a lot more - remember females lead the drow.
    As for the spider - well we can only see the head and thorax - it doesn't have to look exactly like a spider, though obviously basing it on one is a good plan.
    Have a search for Meta bourneti or Meta menardi - both are classed as cave spiders over here in the UK - the way the eyes are placed and abdominal patterning might help.

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    TinyBird: The light sources will be the spirit companion spider which for the moment I think willbe pink-ish, and there is a orangey ambient light from an 'unknown source' I may also have to add in another source to throw in a faint rim light if there is a section who's edge that becomes unclear and I cannot find another solution. The amulet may also glow slightly. The spider is a placeholder for now, don't worry, I'll propperly research him before I paint him in. As for the coloring, while I do want a limited palette, I don't want her getting lost. Hopefully this update helps.

    Venger: Excellent point on the pimp gear. I had a costume design in mind but it wasn't working out, so now I'm kind of doing things on the fly...But I will try to add in more pimp juice. Thanks for the note on the Meta menardi, I will check them out.

    So here's a mild update. I think the biggest challenge I will have it keeping her looking 'shamany' while upping her 'pimpage'. Is the color scheme working or no? This illo is being done as if it is an interior art for a D&D book, so this would essentially be a player character drow shaman, as I don't think shaman fit very well into drow society.
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    Ah I see - my mistake, I read it as a Drow Sorceress, my fault
    She'll still need pimping out, but as a PC - maybe the rest of the party in the background, just hinted at?

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    More minor progress. Just kind of seeing where it takes me. Since this is a personal project, there isn't any deadline to rush to meet, which is nice

    I'm surrently focused on the Drow, and once I'm reasonably satisfied with her I'll work the BG some then the spider, but I feel the BG and spider are still a ways off.

    I'm still deciding on an appropriate level of bling. Overall, It's going well I think.
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    Just as something of a reminder, her arms are going to need a bit of work. The forearm of her left arm is misaligned while I have no idea what's going on with the right. The rest of the design works quite well though.
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    you sure her left is misaligned Falchion? i think its just lack of elbow, but it looks right to me other than that. i agree about her right though, even though i can see the gesture, it feels a bit wonky. I guess until its more finished its ahrd to comment on.

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    Eh, to better demonstrate what I mean:

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    As a random suggestion, maybe she should be riding that spider?
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    Yeah, there is some wonkyness in the arms for sure from my initial gesture sketch. I plan on shooting some ref for them tonight or tomorrow though.

    I'm currently playing with weapon ideas. I haven't decided if its a longspear, a staff or a scythe yet. Longspear would fit the genre best, but the other two could be really cool too. I plan don doing some pencil sketched on my train ride into work today.
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    Have you considered about having her use her staff to point rather then her hand? If not, then just make sure her hand isn't behind her elbow, if you really want it to be behind, then you'll have to twist her some more on the side, or have her arm straight. I'd personally recommend a more comfortable pose.

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    Little bits of progress here and there as I find free time to work on it. I'm still not sold on my choice of lighting colors and spell/spider colors, but I'll keep playing with that...(Edit: I changed them and uploaded the new color version which I like for now.)

    I have replaced the arms, though they still aren't completely rendered. I think I've appropriately addressed the issues mentioned before. I know it still isn't the most comfortable pose, but what lacks in comfort it makes up for in drama IMO.

    The spider is still essentially just a place holder, as is the background. I plan on 'finishing' the drow and then working on the BG and then the spider.
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    Nice progress.

    There's just some slight lighting weirdness from how I see it, mostly with how the light's curving around the limbs. Very minor stuff that probably only bugs me.
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    I'm kinda surprised noones called you out on this yet.. You've got this nasty tangent line thing going on with her right leg and the spider leg. It has to be corrected or else it looks like she's part of the spider. Nudge her either forward or back so the spider clearly overlaps nicely.

    P.s. Do you say drow as in brow or drow as in bro.
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    Falchion: I see what you mean. I will correct this issue in the next revision.

    DanielBodinof: Excellent point. When I replace the spider place holder with the actual spider later on I will be sure to watch carefully for this.
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