This could be the last post about The Well of Urd project, because I'm already finishing the last characters, in order to start sketching the new project as soon as possible. I will explain more soon.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
More character designs for the same project. Regarding the style, I am trying to find a balance between the ancient Vikings and pirates, based on real references, and my own free interpretation. It is being an awesome experience, I can't wait to show you more as soon as possible.
This is the character design process that I am using for a new project. First of all, I experimented a lot combining sizes and forms, in a loose way in order to find interesting shapes. I love this part, it surprises me revealing interesting characters that I would never discover if I didn't do these exploration studies first.
Then, using the shape studies as a starting point, it is time to explore more about our final characters, so I use a rough line to draw them, making notes, applying fast changes and making as many decisions as possible. The next step is the final line. It is just about cleaning the rough line up and making them ready to be painted, simplifying and making the shapes as clear as possible.
For the painting, it is good to test many colours, and only when you know which is the final choice, clean the character up and add some extra details if it is necessary.