I want to do something with the Naruto characters for a while now so I decided to redesign them in my own style. This is one of many more characters from the naruto world coming. Also want to thank Masashi Kishimoto for making a series like Naruto.
another one need comments on thanks. this is just a start.
Last edited by ChaosShannon; October 19th, 2012 at 03:54 PM. Reason: to make image smaller
give a critique i would really like to now where I stand. Thanks ChaosShannon
Could you make it a little bit smaller so its possible to see the whole image at once without scrolling down?
Also since this is a re-design, posting the original character along with who he is wouldn't hurt either, since character design doesn't exist separate from the personality and the history of the character.
But even aside that, you require lots of drawing and painting from life, the fundamentals in this are lacking. The lighting makes little sense, there's not much clothing feel in the clothing and having the colouring be lots of tiny scribbles doesn't look very good either.
http://chaosshannon.deviantart.com/ thanks again.
Hmm, that's a pretty drastic re-design. Do you have any reasoning why you went this route? I mean the design is almost the complete opposite of the original character.
That helmet/mask is too small for a head to fit into.
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If you drew the mask how should it be to fit the structure of the face? thanks ChaosShannon
Two important things: first, his pose, it looks like he's touching his crotch, which is kind of awkward. Second, his foots, feet are usually as big as the bone in the forearm, you can use that as a guideline to know if one of them is to small, in this case the feet are to small.
For the design itself, is there a reason or backstory about the bandage on his knee? If there isnt you should remove it.
Thats all i can do for now, good luck!
thanks I did not think about putting a back story to the elements I tie into the character.
Are you roughing out your poses? It doesnt look like it. Check out these tutorials about roughing your character before you go to final by Dreamworks Story-man, Rad Sechrist. Don't let the disney-esq drawing style fool you- this goes for ANY character.
Well I did use the characters mood and style in my redesign its that when I added the warp on the leg I thought it would be cool. I don't like doing random design there no way to base anything from doing that. now here the other version of this character the naruto style version.
If you look up the character hidan you will see the characters personality is still there and I wanted to make he seem more sinister. But that why I'm on here to get true feed back for people whom are way better and thank you guys for your comments.
I am going later on to study this and thanks again for the drawing.
well first of all you arent drawing through, which helps with the rhythm of your pose and structure (See Glen Keane). The silhouette is weak, you need to open up the pose more so that it reads better. Turn it more so that its on a 3/4 angle, right now its really ambiguous....is it a side shot? not really, but its not 3/4 either. Well....its legs are...its chest isnt...its head...well i have no idea whats going on with its head. I superimposed your rough over your final and there isnt much change really. Your helmet as Elwell said, is the size of his skull...think about the material its made of....steel, and whats it for? it protects...so its gotta be thick. I would just focus on your structure and proportion until you got that, then add costume. Once you have that knowledge things will come easier...costume is really hard, no matter what anybody says. Check out Ryan Lang's skull dude. Look how CLEAR the silhouette is. Theres no question about what kind of guy this is and what his goals are, even in this neutral pose. His chest is up his shoulders are back, hes ready for a fight. Your guy, looks like hes about to get the shit kicked out of him.