Thursday, June 7, 2012

Another Mercenary Girl

Wasn't doing too much Tuesday afternoon, lately I'm usually in our school's Cintiq lab doing something in photoshop on Tuesdays. However being week 10 of 11 at my school most of them had been confiscated for rendering out 3D stuff for assorted projects. So I cracked out my sketchbook and started to draw. Ended up doing up another version of my space/sci-fi mercenary girl I keep redrawing occasionally. Went for something simpler I think than I did previously.

Had to fix her right leg in photoshop after I scanned it in, it looked completely wrong haha. Foreshortening is a tricky thing, the big secret though is that you don't draw anything larger than normal. Which is what most people think you have to do. It's all about using the wrapping/contours of your lines to give the appearance of overlap between things like the upper/lower leg. Once you get that down it's not as terrifying as you initially think it is.

Life Drawin'

Finally got a chance to drop by my school's Life Drawing Club on Thursday last week. Here's the best one or rather the best two of the night.

Space Gurl

Just felt like experimenting. Had no real concept at the initial sketch, I had thought it would be another D3 Monk sketch. Yet, I ended up taking the space route with this. Still not sure if I like it or not haha. Not much to say, but I do like the helmet I made. I'll probably use it somewhere else down the line.

Mongolian Death Worms

Well here's the stuff I teased in the last post. My friend had done the classic sort of water hydra from greek myth, and me and another friend were helping him out with the composition. Afterwards, I really really wanted to do some form of hydra. So I thought desert was the polar opposite of water, and figured a desert hydra was a neat idea. About halfway through the lineart I felt like making my barbarian figure something atypical as well. I immediately thought of the Mongols. I wasn't exactly sure why, then it hit me about an hour later that there's a myth in the deserts of Mongolia about a "Death Worm" and realized I had hit home with what my Hydra was. Then I found out Syfy Channel had made a Mongolian Death Worm B-movie, and as usual it was terrible. The fact that their worms almost exactly resembled mine was kind of disheartening. However, I plowed through and finished it anyways.

I originally was going to do grey scale and then color that, but it looked too weird with colors. Everything didn't look right, and I decided to leave it greyscale. I pumped up the contrast, and added and vignette to focus more on my Mongolian dude there and called it done.

The whole idea for this piece was basically all the stuff you want when you see something like like an epic barbarian. I have him fighting a monster, he has a girl at his feet, he's on a pile of treasure, and he's summoning lightening to his empower his weapon. At least thats what I felt something epic would be haha.