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    The character doesn't have much that makes it stick out from the guards in the background; if you have other people there, I think you should make sure the empress seem far more important. As it is, it's more of a "captain of the guard" type character, which is also somewhat reinforced due to the composition of her seemingly blocking a door together with the other two while wearing the same clothes and using a similar weapon.
    I also think that her face is more imposing in the WIP due to being slightly upturned and directed towards the viewer, creating the image of an important person looking down on you.


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    Hi ! Great point !
    I will redesign some part and make the charqacter more emptress. You are right about the face on the wip to . when i did the line I lose the perspective ...
    Thank you ! Geroshabu

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    Here is another wip image try to manage with the feedback
    critics are welcome !
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    Wow... Long time I haven't came here and you are already to the 400th CHOW.
    That's amazing and as always, you guys already made awesome things !
    I'm so in it with you !
    Keep it up the good work !
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    Cool Topic
    Quick question, no Genre was indicated so would it be safe to do a Sci-Fi themed design or does it need to be Fantasy based?

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    It is meant to be fantasy, so I'll put that in the requirements.
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    Man, I'm struggling with this. No idea what direction the design should go. CHOW #400 :: Emperor of the Taghali Forest

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    gesture, pose and color studies....

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    The mohawk thing confuses my brain so much. Why would an emperor have a freaking mohawk, and how do I add that while still having him look like he brings peace and prosperity to a whole empire. Name:  _crytard__by_noodi10.png
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    I tried to make the shape Art Nouveau-esk, because the elves live in the forest and probably have a thing for nature. It just doesn't work out with the freaking mohawk. CHOW #400 :: Emperor of the Taghali Forest

    Designing is definitely a bitch.

    A mohawk basicly represents the opposite of order and reason. How do I make it look so it does....

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    "Most people love the Emperor but there are those who wish to dethrone him for they believe that their freedom has been stripped away."

    From the description it sounds like not everybody is fond of the emperor and that the Forest is not exactly heaven on earth, so to speak. We may be talking about a ruthless dictator here rather than a Jesus, so even though a mohawk may be seen as a sign of rebellion it can be also seen as a sign of extremism.

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    Hey Frustraty, I think you're over analyzing this too much. Just design around the specifics of the theme and make up the rest. Why does he have a mohawk? Maybe he's a chaotic emperor, who has brought about peace by killing all his foes, but has a calm facade. You don't really need to justify the hairstyle.

    Think about silhouette and what would make an awesome looking character. Think about color theory, and what colors represent order, calm, or peace, like white, light gray, pale yellows and pale blues. Make sure to add some green though, which could be done by thinking about his domain. It could be all pine trees, it could be the rainforest, they could be in the mountains, or in the swamps, or wherever you think would add some details to make the design more interesting.

    When you're sketching out ideas, if you're unsure of something, or want another set of eyes on your work/idea, post it up and ask for critique.

    Personally I think of this character as a warrior emperor, one who's not afraid to get his hands dirty. He'd fight on the front lines if he had to.

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