Title says it all
Friday, July 15, 2011
An OC named Zita Daggers. I went sort of... Gypsie with her design, since that was the first impression I got from the references. I wanted to render a really complex bazaar scene, but simply didn't have the time. I may revisit this if I ever intend to put it in my portfolio.
Based on that one comic by that Neil Gaiman guy. You know the one... dustman. Anyway, yeah, I've actually never read Sandman, but I've seen PLENTY of Death artwork. When commissioned to do this, I just went with the general visual and emotion that I got from the character.
This is one of my favorites because it's so simple and yet so effective. I love it when I don't have to spend hours rending something for the viewer to get it. THe worst thing to make in this entire piece was that tree.
I'm not sure if this fits in with what the commissioner's OC does BUT he asked for glowing eyes and an awesome pose. So I just went with a pose that said "I'M FUCKING AWESOME!" and things sort of spiraled.
Personally, I like the way the lighting worked out and how the color of the lights affected the girl. That is something I need to work on.
So this commission was for Tali in a swimsuit. The problem is, I couldn't think of how a quarrian could wear a swimsuit. SO I came up with this, a transparent encounter suit. Right now we don't know the quarrian skin color, so I just went with purple. Once the skin color is revealed, I will alter the color.
I have no idea what's going on underneath Tali's hood, so I came up with an idea of wires that serve an aesthetic function and a practical function. Not only do those wires give the impression of hair, they filter the air. At least, that's my logic. I'm sure it's explained in detail in a videogame novel that I have no intention of reading.
A summer commission that was kind of non specific. Basically he wanted a picture of rogue that didn't have her wearing her typical costume getting ready for a fight. So I thought of the typical comic book cliche scenario where a thug steals some old ladies purse and Rogue uses her mutant power to stop him.
I'm experimenting with action poses, LOD, and perspective in this one. The pose will likely receive some criticism because arm chair art crtics won't hesitate to bray on what they think is an impossible pose. Meanwhile they use shit like Poser to determine how the human body works.