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my man has had so many fizzy drinks that his teeth have all but rotted away. the shards that remain spell out the words pure evil because he is so terribly mean. need to work on a crown, for the time being he has a cap.
@Pixeltuner. You work so fast it's hardly fair. I love the wierdness of the face/crown. Think I agree with Artina that he (it?) is looking a bit apprehensive in that pose, but he certainly looks powerful enough.
@MasterTroglodyte It's not too casual in my opinion. I actually think yours fit the brief the best at the moment: No clichés means as little lava as possible right?
@PxelSlayer That is outside the box for sure. Don't think I even understand what's going on at the bottom The giant hands seem a little out of place because of the size and pink color, but I love the insectoid crown.
This theme is unusual territory for me, but I want to give it a shot.
Here are some quick silhouettes to start things off. I'm leaning towards nr.3 because I think He'd be fun to draw, with twisting faces all over the crown and stuff.
I will try some variations to make him more imposing or cruel
Great work everyone.
Quick sketch to get things rolling
@Mark Tarrise He looks terrible, in a good way. Is that babies faces on his face? I think you should stick with this one.
@Ironbyte Reminds me of Goro. Is that bear paws on the lower set of arms?
@jsn the third one seems the most unusual I think. He's off balance quite a bit though. to help you with that you can flip your drawing while your working to give you a fresh view of the character.
@GEB That looks awsome. Sort of a cross between the devil and death?
@Pixeltuner Elephant's stroke has a point about neutral, but your suggestion of imposing sounds better to me.
Here’s some feedback, the non offensive, only trying to help kind
Eofn – Thanks (and Parsakoira) for repeatedly coming up with these great topics, it’s a privilege to see such great work produced week after week.
Pixeltuner – I like the pentagram, look forward to seeing what you do, last round was really awesome. For the skin texture you could go all volcanic rock, fire and brimstone and all that!
Incinerated – Great starting point, like the design of thumb 1 and the pose of 3. Hope to see more soon.
Ironbyte – Like the concept, could have some really cool armour with the mass and structure you’ve got. At the moment it looks like his heads on fire! Could you source the flames at the mouth or eyes maybe? Great design.
PxelSlayer – Kinda looks like a tree!?!... But I trust your judgement, being as you’re a genius at this stuff. I prefer thumb one, could picture a New York skyline as the base, give a huge sense of scale.
Sandyman – Good start, great arms and head details.
MasterTroglodyte – Really cool, oozes evil, you could have fun getting the detailing really elegant.
Jon n – interesting style, reminds me of Sharky and George! Nice to see something different, and cool. Not sure “pure evil” would use a straw!
Obstfelder – I really like #3, crown of many faces, has great potential
Lhune – Great start, I like the proportions, maybe the bottom half is less well defined than the top but that probably enhances the design.
Mark Tarrisse– love the detail in the face. I hope you keep going with this cos lots of potential.
Jsn – I like 2 & 4 best, they have better presence and 4 for me has a really cool expression.
GEB – like a moth to a flame that’s all I can say! I love the crown… and axe… and pose! You can do this stuff in your sleep, my question though is, how can you push yourself even further?
Here is my start, I like it but think it’s a bit too generic, might keep the pose and change the design.
He looks mean as he should. Nice to se traditional mediun. I would put some attention in the direction of the pencil strokes.
Very much Hell. Nice
Last is my favorite.
interesting take As you say the anatomy can need more work.
Nice morbid look
Avesm design and colors
Here's a muddy WIP! I still ned to block in more information on the legs and then start rendering it
GEB and Pixeltuner: Amazing as per.
I dont know if this isn't a wee bit cliché, but it was the first thing to come to mind.
I'm going to change his arms and head, I think if he is looking out at us, it'd be better. I'll do it tomorrow, for now, sleep.
IronByte, I like the overall bulk and mass of your concept, and the facial expression is pretty accurate in showing an angry emotion....but I can't help but feel that it would look more menacing with a bit more armor on top.
Actually, I think the claws would look good with some armor as they look reminicsent of a small bear's atm. Either way, its just my opinion
Obstfelder thanks heaps man! Titan looks cool!
Dayle thank you, thank you! Nice sketch!
JanJager thanks man! Lookin very cool!
GEB awesome so far!
Pixeltuner lookin awesome! Love the screamin skulls/souls!
a little updated!
Last edited by jsn; May 21st, 2012 at 08:23 PM. Reason: updating comments!
Well, here is my first rough go at it. I still need to design a crown befitting a mock king. This was done in Sketchbook pro but I'll probably finish it out in Photoshop. Hopefully I can get something "completed" this time.
More rendering and stuff, just no details yet....those rings are giving me massive trouble, they went from being steel to gold to now bone. Also, having massive trouble with abdominal muscle anatomy....I can never get it right!
This will be a CHOW to remember... Specially fond of Tuner, Tarrise and GEB's work, but it's hard to pick a favorite.
EDIT: Oh god, and Jager's too... It will be a shame to only vote for one.
WIP so far:
Last edited by Andralexis; May 22nd, 2012 at 03:40 AM.
Trevor turns up and blows me out of the water with 45 mins of work ^^
some sinister looking characters in here!, awesome stuff so far.
GEB I meant to post this link for you to look at (and anyone else that's interested), http://www.sketchtheatre.com/james-d...s-daly-iii-01/