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Sorcerer [WIP]

on: September 03, 2012, 08:42:40 pm
I've been working on this sorcerer for quite some time, getting lazy

it still lacks something, and Idk what exactly, hopefully somebody here can help me find out what's bugging me :)

this is what I got so far:

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Re: Sorcerer [WIP]

Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 03:50:12 am
a glowy magic looking bit that really screams "spells and magic and stuff"?
like a gem in the staff head, or an aura, or glowy eyes or markings...

glyphs?

basically anything magic/glowing

right now you could remove the staff and no one could question it, the character itself doesnt entirely have that magical feel to it
but as we mostly just see the cape, that'll be difficult, s'why you need the magic glowing awesomeness, yo

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Re: Sorcerer [WIP]

Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 07:37:03 am
Is he flying or lying on the floor?

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Re: Sorcerer [WIP]

Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 09:52:54 am
a glowy magic looking bit that really screams "spells and magic and stuff"?
like a gem in the staff head, or an aura, or glowy eyes or markings...

glyphs?

basically anything magic/glowing

right now you could remove the staff and no one could question it, the character itself doesnt entirely have that magical feel to it
but as we mostly just see the cape, that'll be difficult, s'why you need the magic glowing awesomeness, yo

Is this any better?


Is he flying or lying on the floor?
Supposed to be flying  :(

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Re: Sorcerer [WIP]

Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 11:01:21 pm
I think making the cape flatter towards the body and more flappy around the sides (the way the wind would push it if it is indeed flying forward and not in reverse :P) and changing the way the arms are placed should fix the issue. The hair also should be redone a bit because it doesnt make sense for it to move that way, atleast not with the wind blowing towards the face. Here's an edit:

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Re: Sorcerer [WIP]

Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 03:40:51 pm
made some progress and tried some different coloring





1st one is the original colors
2nd I added blue
3rd lightened it up in attempt to show the lightning effect better

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Re: Sorcerer [WIP]

Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 06:45:50 pm
I think the basic problem is the pose itself, and not in the details or anything else. Superman tends to have the same kind of pose you are going for, I would recommend looking at some references and go from that.

Examples,


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Re: Sorcerer [WIP]

Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 09:17:04 pm
ok I tried changing his arm positions, but I'm not sure if it really should be referenced from Superman, since Superman is a fist fighter his arms on 2nd picture are in a fighting position kind of, and this wizard is carrying a staff with lightning effects around him



I made some edits on the cloak, is it any better?

edit:
Started working on a bg
« Last Edit: September 09, 2012, 10:44:35 pm by Stava »

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Re: Sorcerer [WIP]

Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012, 05:06:36 pm
Looks good but the background as it is now hides the legs you added which helped give the impression of what his body was positioned like under that cloak. 


By the way, thanks buddy90 for that image of Christopher Reeve as Superman.  I was in a bit of down mood and seeing SuperReeve always cheers me up.  Is why I recently bought the Blu Ray set of the movies.  Ah, happy childhood memories ;D
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Re: Sorcerer [WIP]

Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 12:08:03 pm
Thanks for pointing that out Carnivac ! Does this fix the problem ? :)
And Idk if I should call this finished or should I work on the castle more? I have no clue what to do with the castle anymore.. I'm tired of working on this. Maybe some suggestions?