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[WIP] Battle portrait

on: August 07, 2010, 01:10:18 pm
I'm working with a friend on a small game project. I'll be drawing backgrounds and upper body portraits for a bunch of enemies and NPC's and such.



Very wip still but I think It's ready for some critique. I still need to work out some kinks with the anatomy blend, particularly on the left side.

Also I wonder if anyone could point me in the direction of games with nice background art to study.

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Re: [WIP] Battle portrait

Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 04:36:41 am
Hm, well, maybe you should make his nose more prominent, since his eyes are so huge, it makes the rest of his "face" seem tiny. I love the dark shadow you used under the armpit, but it makes his stomach look flat. Maybe you should use that dark shadow to chisel out his male physique some more.
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Re: [WIP] Battle portrait

Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 08:04:28 am
Good call on the nose.

Cleaned up some more, almost have everything ready to polish, mostly need to work on the hand and sword. Abdomen is getting there.

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Re: [WIP] Battle portrait

Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 12:35:01 pm
Ah! I've been looking forward to more of your work! :)

I had some issues with the anatomy and the colour palette, I hope it gives you some ideas.
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Re: [WIP] Battle portrait

Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 12:53:26 pm
Oh wow, thanks, I'll have a closer look in the morning and adjust accordingly, colours were place holder and I've just changed them. You've edited most of the areas I had problems with, hopefully I can get the anatomy sorted tomorrow and work on prettying it up.

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Re: [WIP] Battle portrait

Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 08:20:12 am
WHAT NO!! the colors were so goood!11 D: Do reconsider, I urge you!
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Re: [WIP] Battle portrait

Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 02:25:43 pm
If this were a stand alone piece I would definitely stick with the old colours but this particular monster is gonna be in a sewer, I will have to talk to my friend about what mood we want for the whole area but by default I was thinking creepy brown stone sewers but mysterious moonlight sewer might work. In any case palette swaps are likely so both will probably turn up at some point. I've stuck with the old one while I work on it though. This palette is very grey and I don't think it pops, I cant seem to get enough saturation or contrast in it without it getting a bit garish.



Didn't have time to clean everything up but managed to fix up the anatomy some. Still not happy with the whole ribcage/ cheekbone area on the left side. Huge thanks to Chris  ;D

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Re: [WIP] Battle portrait

Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 04:02:15 am
Would really help if you could clean up that machete and make it curve slightly up instead of bend down in the middle. The fingers on the hand holding the machete are a really long too. Those are the 2 things that bug me the most.

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Re: [WIP] Battle portrait

Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 02:46:03 pm
I too like the original colors, except for the yellow highlight. Nether palette makes me think creepy sewer creature though. Saturated greens and some brown sounds better, if not a little cliche.

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Re: [WIP] Battle portrait

Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010, 09:12:23 pm
I think it would look cool if the hands were a little bit more bony and not so sausage-like.