Posted Oct 14 2011 - 09:53 AM
The original sketch was drawn on paper, then I scanned it and went over the lines in Illustrator. The shading and stuff could have been better, but I'm rather content with the overall idea.
Posted Oct 14 2011 - 11:28 AM
He looks kinda flat here, try to get some more shading or specular highlights to bring out the metal texture.
Posted Oct 14 2011 - 02:31 PM
@Eeko: I agree, it's very flat. I suck at shading at the moment, though, so I didn't dare go any further with it until I've gotten some more practice. The "shaded" version I had just looked bad.
@Taka Nuvia: Thank you. I had a head design I found rather cute as well, but it didn't fit the rest of the sketch.
Posted Oct 14 2011 - 08:04 PM
Great job. I've always pictured the Va as adult scouts, they were just short guys.
Posted Oct 18 2011 - 04:11 PM
Posted Oct 19 2011 - 10:49 AM
If I end up doing a comic it will most likely be a humorous one. We'll see.
Edited by Katuko, Oct 19 2011 - 10:51 AM.
Posted Oct 19 2011 - 01:22 PM
Edited by Katuko, Oct 19 2011 - 01:22 PM.
Posted Oct 23 2011 - 04:02 PM
Posted Nov 05 2011 - 06:50 AM
The Illustrator style of art like this is basically my current default style, so I'm biased towards it, so I don't mind the shading because yeah. Anyway, though, when I read the concept I thought this would be an odd thing to try and humanise, but you did a great job at it. I like the style you've come up with, very cool. The shield face looks really great, good swish applied to each of the pincers, as it were. It's almost like it is a Toa, but with a Lehvak Shield as a Kanohi, sorta. But anyway, really like this, good job!
Posted Nov 05 2011 - 08:44 AM
Posted Nov 05 2011 - 12:44 PM
You're right, there is a lack of hand- and computer-drawn comics around here. It's probably because sprites are a lot easier to work with for most people. A bit of copy-pasting and some color shifts plus the text tool and you have a basic sprite comic. Add some backgrounds and brush effects if you feel like it. I'm not saying sprite comics are bad (heck, I loved 8-bit Theater, to name one) but hand-drawn usually shows a lot more effort and the drawings always have their own unique style.
It's quite sad... but I don't think sprites are always easier to use. I mean, I tried using them, but it never worked for me. So I wouldn't say they're much easier to use; high-quality work always requires effort, independently of the media used.
But the second thing is true. And that's why I'd be really happy if there were more hand-drawn comics in AWIII...
Posted Nov 05 2011 - 01:08 PM
@Phovos the Raptor: Go head, he doesn't have the giant fangs anymore so it should be safe.
@Taka Nuvia: I actually began doing some sketches for a comic, but as I've got other things to do as well it's not very far along.
Posted Nov 23 2011 - 08:22 PM
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