Friday, November 20, 2009

Warrior Design 3

I've taken another little break from posting I was busy setting up a new computer. I think the last post was an overreaction attempting to make her look more feminine. I look at it now and it just seems silly that her armor is so skin tight. The plating on her torso actually conforms to the shape of her breasts. That's a little too close to Batman nipples for my comfort. I mean seriously who would greenlight these? The jewels were an attempt to make a connection between her and the sword. Now as I look at it they seem superfluous. The conclusion I came to is that in both posts the "armor" fits so close to the skin that it doesn't feel like it provides protection. My solution is...............layers! So even though I went with less metal armor she still feels more protected to me. I think it's because the materials appear to be thicker and there's so much more layering. I'm sure she's wearing a bunch of chain mail under there too so she'll be fine. I like it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Warrior Design 2

So right after I put up the last post a friend called me up and I had him take a look at it. I started talking about the character and he said something like, "Wait a minute. That's a girl!?" I then looked at it and said , "Wait a minute. That's not a girl!" If you've checked out previous posts you'll see I tend to add somewhat masculine features to many of the girls i draw. I have no idea why.
I forgot to mention in the last post that I purposefully bulked her up. I figure if she's really a warrior she should have a frame that's capable of swinging that big sword around. She should also have armor that's functional and it should look like it's actually protecting her. The problem is if I stick with this idea 100% I will get some one who is unidentifiable as a female which I don't want. So I don't want this but at the same time I don't want this and I certainly don't want this.
Anyway these pics were my attempt to make her more feminine. As you can see I couldn't figure out what to do with her hair.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Warrior Design

I'm really in the mood to make something lately and I'm thinking about working on a fight scene. I don't want to spend a bunch of time planning stuff out right now as I'm afraid it will kill the spontaneity and my desire to see this thing through. At the same time I want my character to look cool so I'll probably do a few passes on the design. Here's my first stab at something. I like the idea of a female warrior with a big sword (original I know). Her outfit's not working though. She looks like a female warrior going to the prom or something. Actually she looks a little like Chun Li yea?

After some frustration with working on the character I thought it might be fun to just jump to the sword. I'm pretty pleased with it. I like the idea of rounding the top off instead of giving it a point. I think it suggest that a sword this big would most likely be used for chopping and not stabbing. There's a jewel in the hilt hopefully that means there's going to be some Lion-O action going on.

Here I took another stab at the character. You can see i pretty much scrapped everything but the physique. This feels more like a step in the right direction. I like the idea of a light weight armor. I would still like to get more variety in materials. Maybe I can add more cloth and mix up the armor with some areas chain mail.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Man With Stick

Not much to say about this one. Here's a naked guy with a stick.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

There's Nothing In My Hand

Here's a quick sketch for the night.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Most Awkward Expression Ever!!

Man I have to start mixing things up or else I'll have nothing but a blog full of women with awkward smiles. This started out waaay different. This lady was happy, she had a pretty face, and a natural smile. I wasn't satisfied though and I kept tweaking it. Her expression became stranger and stranger until I gave up. Now that I'm looking at it with fresh eyes I almost like this better than what I had originally intended. I imagine now that she's looking up into the sky witnessing a first encounter with another life form. She's thinking to herself, "Stay optimistic they will bless us with new technology and knowledge of the cosmos." When really deep down inside she knows they're just warming up the space probe machines.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Slightest Smirk