Sunday, 27 November 2011

Grasping the techinques learnt in the character project

I wanted to reflect on what I've learnt over the last 10 weeks and work on the things that I feel need work. For example to progress in character design I would like to improve on my drawing and photoshop skills. I am aware that this wasn't the essense of the project but I feel this is where I lacked more and would like to improve.

So with no strings attached I just started drawing some simple shapes and figures. This lead me to draw this female warrior called "Widow". 

I like the body shape of this character and the power she is showing. I took this into photoshop and I'm going to work on this steadily over a long time, improving the areas that need improving and not holding back. I want to look at different ways I could paint this and make it a bit more dramatic than my other work. Then I'm in photoshop I tend not to experiment with different brushes or customs brushes, I normally stick with the default. So I'm very excited about where this could go and this is what I have so far...

 For the base colour I want to use bold colours to contrast with the black. I'm obviously keeping in mind the Black Widow which is what she is inspired from. Possibly Spiderman and Mary-jane's love child? 

For more reference I will be looking at Lara Croft and Bayonetta because they are very strong female characters with a lusting side.

Anyway let me know what you guys think :D

1 comment:

  1. Hey Chris,

    I like the fact that you are still putting the techniques into practice and developing confidently

    I like this character, the pose and colours work well

    I'm guessing she is a villain going by your colour scheme and shapes used

    Anyway a few points:

    1. The arm folded in, somehow distracts the silhouette
    2. Maybe write a quick synopsis for this character just so that the logic is there

    This is looking really good :)