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Sombra - Overwatch [wip]

on: October 11, 2016, 07:32:05 pm


Just looking for feedback before moving further with this. A lot of it is still pretty rough and I haven't really started managing the palette yet. I might end up putting an illuminated screen or Sombra's icon somewhere. Really would appreciate comments on the hands.
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Re: Sombra - Overwatch [wip]

Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 05:19:39 pm
It looks like you got all of her most identifying features. The biggest issue I see is not with her hands (I like the center image the most though), but with her proportions. Look at how big her head is compared to her shoulder in yours, and then in the reference.

Here is her shoulder superimposed on her face:

I checked the hand too

Here is her shoulder superimposed on her face:

See how her shoulder covers her head completely?

It's almost impossible to see, when you're working on it, how out of proportion things get. Proportions are also one of the hardest things to fix later on, so getting them right early will save you a lot of frustration. Two tips to keep yourself on track:
  • Compare parts of the image that should be equal size to each other.
  • Mirror your work occasionally (it's amazing what you'll see).

I see a lot more juicy details that you could fit into your portrait. I'm short on time, so I'll just post my edit for now. Mostly rough. I focused on trying to capture her attitude, and make sure everything was in proportion.

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Re: Sombra - Overwatch [wip]

Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 08:24:04 pm


Wow, that is awesome. I think you really captured some of the main issues with my work. My character seemed really souless. It looked like she was just checking her nails for dirt.

I've tilted the head and am working towards making the character look a bit more expressive.

I want to tackle the proportions and outfit over the weekend. Thanks for the in-depth response and edit!

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Re: Sombra - Overwatch [wip]

Reply #3 on: October 16, 2016, 07:31:24 pm


some changes:
-bigger nose, ear, hair, shoulder pad, and torso
-adjusted eyes
-adjusted colors

Things I really want to do:
1. Change the mouth
2. Figure out the shape of that shoulder pad
3. Incorporate her utility belt.


I am pretty sick right now. I apologize if my updates aren't too constant or dramatic.

edit: adjusted hair some more.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2016, 12:11:54 am by mero »