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Another one of my starts as blob drawings I was using to test a new brush out, as well as some new ideas. I should probably finish it but I'm bored hehe, had some fun and designed and painted over at least 15 different looks and variations, called it quits here.
Let me know what comes to mind!
Hmm, mouth looks a bit retarded now... o well.
Last edited by Idiot Apathy; November 16th, 2005 at 06:10 PM.
Aside from the skull, it doesn't look that scary right now. Try adding evil looking faces and intricate designwork on the armor, and tinting it with washes of dark colors. If the eyes in the skull were more sinister, it would help it to define the title. Go for wickedness! Great concept though!
Don't see why no one would face him... he doesn't have any arms or legs.
"It's only a flesh wound! Come back and fight, you coward!"
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Elwell, you and i are very much so on the same page here
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Hey dude, thanks for the sketchbook post! Now to return the compliment!
I think it looks great overall, but as you said, it's unfinished. There are a lot of shapes on the armour (such as the white bit on his shoulder pad) that are just crying out for some extra detail. You got this far, why not go the whole hog and finish it. It would definatley be worth it! Great lighting and colour by the way.
The only other thing i think it might be good to fix is the helmet.....at the moment it's not saying 'i am all that is evil'. More like 'oooooh, you look nice'.
Come on dude, finish it!
Erp, forgot I posted this last night. Wrote this puppy off as a doodle and gave it an interesting title (getting better at that...) and went to sleep.
Well, you've all inspired me to actually work on something I'd let go, doesn't happen very often for me.
Ok, to work ! Time to stop being lazy, must make it scary, and add arms... maybe legs. (Smartasses )
Hmm, what to do with the mouth...
Hmm, ok. Sneak-Peak of what I've got down now; having loads of fun now, thanks for the push. If I had planned this whole thing out in advance I would have picked a nicer pose, lets see what I can do with it though.
I'm not going for straight up evil knight none would face, but a mix of evil and regal, intimidating and scary ya know? Not so sure about some of the armor details, probably work over those later. Going to bring back some chainmail for some added texture I think...
Tips!? Comments!? Suggestions!? Please!?
Oh, should I move this into the Critique Center? Moved past a quick sketch now...
Edit: Damned feet, trying to put him in a slow walk, one foot up one planted. Can't seem to pull it off, any ideas?
Last edited by Idiot Apathy; November 14th, 2005 at 10:49 PM.
Well, first I want to say that I am totally digging this piece!
One crit, I'm not wearing my glasses right now, but it appears to me that the arm closest to the viewer (gripping that big ass sword) is a tad short. A stunty armed knight IS scary though. Almost as scary as one that would bite your kneecaps off. ; )
Anyway, keep posting updates. I want to see the progress on this one...plus I need to see someone who is good at rendering metal do their thing...; )
Wow, thanks for the reply!
True that with the arm; it's late but I think I fixed that before I called it quits on this for the night. Erp, nope! Going to have to extend it a bit! Thanks. (like another half a head maybe?)
Stunty armed knight... man, I'm a wiseass magnet. I thought opposites were supposed to attract... (I'm a wiseass too...)
Good at rendering metal? Shweeet! I can't say I've had much practice, glad to know it looks good!
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Feels good to work on something longer than a couple of hours again, might actually finish this one.
This is where I left off for the night:
Not so sure about the legs... just tried to get it to work, these are just place holders really. Was trying for like a slow walking feel but I can't get it to work. I think it might be because of the top half, that's what I get for starting out without a plan. O'well, live and learn. Someone on the IRC chat (forgot who exactly...sowee) said he looked pompous or something in this pose, I think... that works strangely enough. Ignore the cape or whatever where it gets cut off, erased it to get a better grip on the legs.
Hmm, nose is a bit buggy too, little too miss piggy maybe?
Anyways, any hints comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Its not the legs its the entire posture of the knight. He is standing stight up like Mr. Belvedere and should be holding a tray not swords. It's conflicting with the design, which is fucking awsome. He looks too friendly/vulnerable/nerdy standing like that. After you finish designing the leg armor I say you stick with the design but redo the entire picture and make him look more aggressive by giving him a tilt like he's coming to get me or he's not gonna let me get by.
Strange coincidence that every man whose skull has been opened had a brain.
well, the arms and legs ARE after all prosthetics, i mean come on, havent you ever seen the Holy Grail?!
I know people are gonna jump on me for this one, but I personally don't mind the posture...have you ever seen martial artists? They stand up straight and look damn cool. Although, if that knight WAS holding a tray, he's more than welcome to bring me a pina colada. ; )
To me, he looks proud and dignified...not snooty, even though snooty would be ok too. Who says he has to look "nice"? Straight on square shoulders indicate confidence. = )
And keep fixing 'dem arms, starting to look better.
Anyway, you guys don't have to agree with me, just my two cents. You don't have to spend 'em.
Im with you now bad brownie. cause hes legs seems like a gentlemen..
I am self training martial art so I think I know what you mean..
please fix the legs. The other part is great !
Ahaha, damnit... Mr. Belvedere. *sigh* Screw the tray he's getting ready to carve a turkey.
Ok, I'm going to see what I can do with the pose to bring some action into it, I've really got to do some studies before I attempt full figures... or like start with a plan.
Like I said I wanted him walking to get that imposing feel going on, we'll see.
Wish I could work on this right now, got homework and then nightclasses, peace and thanks for the taking the time!
Oh and stick around! Your help is priceless all !
Gentlemans legs eh? I've heard worse critisms
I like what you've done to the helmet though....much creepier.
His arms and legs ARE too striaght though. Maybe you could have him pulling the sword half out of it's scabbard otr something? At the moment he look more like a peice of cerimonial armour, rather than someone preparing for battle.
Now get to work!
Yeah I dunno, I haven't sunk hardly any more time into this. I'm really pretty bored with it at this point. I usually stop working on something when I feel I've stopped learning from it. The design is what kept me going here.
I might call it quits here, we'll see as soon as I have some free time, Who knows. I'd like to do some dynamic poses for sure but I've got to study those first. I'm surprised I made it this far. My knowledge of anatomy is non-existant I've never done a study, I just stumble in the dark until I think it looks right.
Thanks for the encouragement Mull77.
Aw...I wanna see more of it...I think it would make a good study! And good practice with rendering metal/cloth light/coolness.
have I convinced you yet? ; )
Well, if I haven't...post other stuff then.