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Some fantasy artworks

Discussion in 'Art and Graphic Designs' started by ZethHolyblade, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. ZethHolyblade

    ZethHolyblade

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    So a few months ago I came back from a year-long art break, and as I've told some, I mainly do fantasy-themed artworks in my spare time. Part of it includes the improvement or reassestment of past designs for my characters / locations / stories adding more interesting or different dettails on them.

    I Didn't notice this part of the website until now xD so I figured I could share some artworks with you all when possible.

    Semi-practical ZH redisign


    Something interesting that occured to me the other day was changing the armor design on my main character (zeth holyblade)'s human form as shown here:

    Before:

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    While I love adding many weird pointy / winged stuff to my characters, I've come to realize some of them could actually pose a liability in what they do (specially when fighting), even though it may look cool in some cases. So, I checked several sources on real-life full plate armors (both simple and ornate ones) and this is what I came up with (A slightly more practical and less cumbersome or pointy version - specially at the shoulders):

    After:

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    Curiously enough, it does look much more like Blood Elf Lieutenant does xD, even the Falchion which looks like a Medieval machete to me.


    Comic strip remake


    Not wanting to wait much before drawing the new armor in action... I recalled these 2 pictures:

    Comic fun (old):

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    And remade them with the new version of zh hehe.

    Comic fun (new):

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    It'd be worth mentioning those scenes kind of happen on a map I've got.


    If my working schedule isn't that busy I'll try posting a couple more of these as they go :)

    Coloring these on the computer would be a pain though, I'm very slow doing that on photoshop (Still haven't finished the kako-doll colored version for example) But who knows? Perhaps I may get them done some day.
     
  2. Roland

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    That's one heck of a Doodle-Effort you got there, Keep up the great work, Doc!
     
  3. Naze

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    Interesting that your only digital painting showcased looks really really good, even though you seem mostly interested with drawing with ballpoint pen. The only constructive criticism I can think of right now is that your lines all seem like very strong strokes or medium strong strokes. Maybe you should try some light-pen lines in some of your drawings to add variation.

    You've got good skills mate, congratulations!
     
  4. deepstrasz

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    That approach is very interesting, using contrasts.
     
  5. GunSlinger

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    Your drawing area must smell of ink.
     
  6. Roland

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    Does your ball-pen lines even smudge when you make a hell-a amount of Ink drawings?
     
  7. ZethHolyblade

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    You're right about the strong pen lines. Sometimes I do them to help me add a bit more of emotion to the characters (Plus it helps me relax).

    About the digital part, it was actually a traditional artwork I made a long time ago, which I colored + improved using Photoshop. I like doing both types of artworks as a matter of fact, but while traditional drawings take me between 1-3 hours (if I focus on it), the other one takes me days to accomplish because I'm pretty slow at it -.-


    Thanks man, sometimes it can be difficult to get that with just the ink though.

    Yeah it's invigorating. :thumbs_up:

    Ink smudge
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    Yes they do hahaha :grin:
     
  8. Roland

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    Use a Smudge-Guard Glove, It helps you to prevent Pen smudges and it glides easily to the paper :p I mostly do that when I doodle both in tablet and in paper :p
     
  9. ZethHolyblade

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    Well damn, I didn't know these existed :xxd:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. deepstrasz

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    Meh, where's the fun in that?:huh:
     
  11. ZethHolyblade

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    You could always grab an old glove and cut it to resemble the one in the picture. Besides, if it only covers up the pinky finger it'd be useless to me (notice my ring finger also catches smudges).

    Not that smudges have been an issue for me ofc.
     
  12. Roland

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    Do you have a Graphic tablet? I was surprise that you're good at digitalize your drawings :D
     
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    Wow, you got some talent
     
  14. Sin'dorei300

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    Indeed, you got some talent.
    (also, you have great patience);)
     
  15. Mr.Goblin

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    Dear gawd there's details in these :O I'd suggest using photoshop on top of your scanning to seperate the foregrounds from the midgrounds and the backgrounds at least. :O
     
  16. KILLCIDE

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    Thread opened by request.
     
  17. ZethHolyblade

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    Thank you KILLCIDE :D

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    Now I can upload stuff without spamming other sections.

    I've begun coloring the succubus character from the other day:

    CurrentProgress

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    The last pic shows a golden right arm bracer, though the current version has a purple-ish one instead, similar to the one on the opposite side.

    BTW the lips's gray color may seem odd, compared to the rest of the color palette that I've chosen, but that's where the character gets her name from (ashkiss)
     
  18. Naze

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    Great! Your detail-heavy style is indeed cool. I'm glad you're uploading colored stuff now, they look nice with your personal style!
     
  19. ZethHolyblade

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    I'm glad how are they turning out :D This method may allow me to color many artworks I have out there, even the old (and high-detailed) ones.

    I already finished coloring my Succubus character

    Ashkiss

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    Though I'm still debating whether or not I should add a background.

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    And a new one I've finished within 6 hours, a new personal record :D

    CaneSwordsman

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    Perhaps any of you are familiar with it and can take a guess which game is it from :)
     
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  20. ZethHolyblade

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    Updating the thread before a moderator closes it :D

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