Saturday, December 31, 2011

Toad in the hole.

This was a nice little start to a project that's been talked about between myself and a friend for a while. A long while.
Here's an idea sheet for the uniform of the characters in the story. I'm still getting used to using the same figure and putting different clothes on. It's basic, but I usually just draw in pen, so it's been fun having a template.

Then I drew a couple of body types for the character I was wanting to push. I cheated for the body type - I grabbed some images and flew over them quickly for the shape. I don't do this for final projects or things I'll use professionally because it's pretty lame, but for a rough idea of shape, I don't much care.

And then the final character! Still pretty rough and not in my usual style, but the idea of the project is that it will help me find another style and a more comfortable and quicker way of working in photoshop. I spent about 4 hours on this today, so it's not the worst start, time-wise. I tried to keep my colour range low - helped a whole lot by the Kuler extension in photoshop.

The guy is called Toad. He is an artist and an excellent outdoorsman. He can hunt and track anything and is one of the best chefs in the land. He carved his spear from the rib of a Megalisk and the knife he wields is shaped from the tooth of an Octobear.

There are a few things that I'll come back to with this guy, but after four hours of sitting in front of a computer screen, I need a break.

I'm going to watch some TV with my wifey.


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