Flying Penguin... I vote for number 4... I like the shape and bearing of the character...
Flying Penguin - #2 has the most character to me, I like the pose on #1 as well
Victor Q - nice, thorough thumbnails, I really like the silhouettes and how the wisps go in straight lines.
Here's my wip, I might not get much more done but I ended up liking the idea, old swamp hermit has been searching for years and is finally returning the Heart of the Swamp to its rightful owner.
Eh might as well post my revision I'm still figuring out, instead of clunking it with all the previous edits. Plenty of issues I need to work on, but like it so far. Was originally going to use a giant toadstool for a hat.... thought that would be interesting.... ... then realized.... ... .
Toad from mario.... .... .... Then was going to make it a lilypad. Then remembered someone else did that and I don't wanna flat out take that and don't think I'd get it working. Might change his clothes to a robe and make it more asianish due to the hat obviously. Dunno yet.
and for Penguins. Number 1 has my vote, though mainly for the pose and the action of what's going on. He's just getting dinner lol.
Edit: Ros1 made a good point. So some rework. Though not used to just wiping something out then starting fresh but that's a good thing I guess. Needs major work though. Hopefully can do it by the deadline.
I have this issue of when I try to get all realistic and I drop my contours and in general lines. That once I draw a character it feels very out of place. I need to work on this and pick one way or the other instead of getting a shit mix of the two.
Last edited by JFierce; January 25th, 2013 at 03:48 AM.
Flying Penguin, I saw this and thought of it as a group of four individuals. I'm thinking LEAGUE OF SWAMP JUSTICE.
Some nice ideas around here
JFierce - I think you could show some more of his face, now it's maybe to little for a concept...
FlyingPenguin - Cool bunch of guys Every one of them has some cool features, i really can't decide who i like the most. I guess Cyr was right
MrFrenik - Very nice sketches and color ideas. Also cool touch with an enormous rat
VictorQ - I love your drafts, can't wait to see some next steps
Lionsketch - Nice drawing, but i think that now he looks more like an angler than a hermit. Maybe he's just to clean
Finally got my linux system up and running went with LinuxMint14 - so currently using mainly mypaint & Krita bith reallygood capable open source digital paint apps.
Anyhoooo got some thumbs/sketches done need to decide on one and do a git of character exploration tomorrow night. Thinking of a mix between #2 & #4
first WIP - C&C please
Here's my WIP
started them rendering today, gotta get some refs to push it further, I'm feeling a bit uncomfortable with his legs, waddaya guys say?
I'm still gonna wear down his clothes and put the wisps gimmick, so it's far from done.
Maybe tomorrow or saturday I try out some more individual crits/comments, it's almost 4 am here now X_X
Ros1- Thanks man, loved your design and colors =D
Crits and comments are very welcome
Hello, this is my first time post my pic here
And here is my WIP
VictorQ, the face looks awesome, the feet definitely need more love.
Mouzi - That's a cool drawing, welcome to the forums!!
hivibe - My only critique is the background, the dark grey, it gives a lifeless feeling to the image for me, are you going to color? Also he could use a little indication of shadow under his feet and the rod to show the ground plane he stands on. Great work on rendering especially the frog and his face.
Wonderful entries in here. SO much character in all of them!
Had to speed this up, there's a great IOW topic I also want to participate in. So here goes:
I will post a smaller one with the proper borders in the finals thread.
I like yours also, but right now the background steals all the attention as it has a lot of the details. I'm sure things will be different once you work more on the character. A trick you might use to quickly filter the image(s) you use for the BG is Filter > Noise > Median if you're in a hurry (quick deadline for ex). And I found this looking through the reference folder I put together for this concept: http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/files/001_191.jpg It has a similar lighting with yours. Do you plan to go with a hat or just a piece of cloth for the head? http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...a-12679807.jpg
Cool stuff, Benedikt, nice use of textures.
Okay, trying to sketch something a bit more worthwhile - still not sure if I'll finish in time but at least it will serve as practice for SAI
For Benedikt : Great lighting! : D
Pretty busy day today
Developed the character, did a turnaround sheet and started some colour work.
I hooked up a homeless man with some cash the other day, but only because he had the best dreads i've ever seen. These bad boys were touching the ground and in 1 huge clump.
Here is a late min hermit. This guy probably smells similar to the homeless dude I donated to.
No time for refinements. Was fun