mandag 27. januar 2014

Tibia Wizard, step by step

Hey guys, I don't usually do these, but I was rather satisfied with my wizard so I thought could share some step by step work in case anyone is curious about how I do it.

Just some basic starter information. I use GIMP as a drawing program, use airbrush for sketching, inkbrush for linework.

Step 1: I start with a mannequin, a ball for a head, a box for a torso, balls for joints and sylinders for arms and legs. It is a good practice to make sure they are around the same length and width, besides they also add some depth.
Now, I am not saying this is how you should do it. This is just how I do it.

Step 2: I make a new layer and use a thinner airbrush to add some body and clothing on top of the mannequin. Already now we can see that he is a bit of a wizardy type.

Step 3: Refining the sketch. Here I use a thinner airbrush about half the size I started with. This is where I start with adding some details to the drawing. Like fuzz in the beard, wrinkles in the clothing and crinkles in the staff.

Step 4: I make another layer in GIMP and draw on top of the sketch, but now I use the inkbrush at a small size. This allows for some nicer work.

Step 5: After the linework, I make a layer beneath it and fill in the flat coloring.  Avoid using the bucket, but instead just be thourough with a pen or brush.

Step 6:  I make another layer above, using this as an overlaying layer. I then use an airbrush at half density and then just fill as best I can depending on where I believe the light will hit.  To get a better shadow density, I used a smudge tool in some spots to get the right distribution of light and shadow.

Step 7:  After combining the layers of shade, lines and flat colors, I get something like this.
I did decide to add some lightning colors to the orb. This was used with an airbrush and just draw some erratic lines back and forth.
It should be noted that I made a copy of the linework where I used a smudge tool to get some lighter lines in the midst of it all.

Step 8:  As a last piece of work, I added some layers in the background.
One layer for shadow which I placed directly beneath his robe.
Another layer for fire whereas I just colored black the places that would be burnt, uses a dark red/yellow color for fire, and more or less a black airbrush on low density for the shading of the grass.

And that is pretty much how I did it.

søndag 26. januar 2014

Tibia Wizard

A wizard from Tibia is capable of many things, good or evil. Nevertheless, his powers of magic allows him to yield both thunderstorms and fire to his will creating chaos where he choose.

I made this for a friend of mine who plays Tibia. It was his birthday.

søndag 19. januar 2014

Sampson the silver knight

I did this character for a friend of mine.
His character is an anthro fox (or kitsune) wearing a silver armor.
I added chainmail as I thought it would fit nicely with his armor.

The background was just added for fun.

mandag 6. januar 2014

Knight of the Mushroom Kingdom.

If Super Mario used armor in a Medieval setting in the Mushroom kingdom is the idea here.
I think it turned out well.

fredag 3. januar 2014

Character Card, Gusto the Shade

Gusto, the shade, a character from my RPG.

His abilities allow him to bypass the defense of the enemies along with backstabbing and poisons.
He's also a pervert.