Tuesday, 10 October 2017

WIP #10 Rose Red model sheet


Working on: Model sheet for my original character design of Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Flat colours

Currently: Shading

Thoughts:
It is SO gloomy outside. My eyes are pretty tired (and bloodshot) and the only bottle of eyedrops we have in the house expired nine months ago x_x

Otherwise, I'm satisfied with Rose Red's facial expression.

Monday, 9 October 2017

WIP #9 Rose Red model sheet


Working on: Model sheet for my original character design of Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Line art

Currently: Applying flat colours

Thoughts:
Mirroring is so easy to do in Xara Xtreme. It's tempting to clone and flip lines when you're drawing a character from the front view (to make nearly everything symmetrical), and I used to do that a lot, but now I want to break away from that habit. I really want to get my characters looking as natural and expressive as possible!

Saturday, 7 October 2017

WIP #8 Rose Red model sheet


Working on: Model sheet for my original character design of Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Rough draft

Currently: Drawing line art

Thoughts:
I always draw and colour the eyes first before moving on to the rest of the line art. It gives me a much better idea of how the finished drawing will look (I find leaving the eyes uncoloured distracting... because it makes everything look spooky to me... ^^; ).

There are so many different ways to stylise and colour anime eyes, I can't seem to make up my mind how I'd like to do it.