Thursday, 25 August 2016

WIP #7 "Rose Cardinal" Zeitgeist


Working on: Original anime character design of a zeitgeist (my original Fairyland species). To be put up for auction as an adoptable!

Inspired by: Red and white cardinal birds with Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'.

Completed: Rough draft and clean up

Currently: Finalising line art

Thoughts: I think she's blooming into the prettiest little zeitgeist :) I hope you'll like her, too.

Monday, 22 August 2016

WIP #6 "Rose Cardinal" Zeitgeist


Working on: Original anime character design of a zeitgeist (my original Fairyland species). To be put up for auction as an adoptable!

Inspired by: Red and white cardinal birds with Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'.

Completed: Front, back and side views

Currently: Drawing rough sketch for main image

Thoughts: The perfectionist in me keeps challenging me to do more (than necessary??). More often than not, I'm unhappy with my first attempt at drawing a character I've never drawn before. As a result, I don't want to use the image previewed from WIPs 1-5 as the main image, because I know I can do better...

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

WIP #5 "Rose Cardinal" Zeitgeist


Working on: Original anime character design of a zeitgeist (my original Fairyland species). To be put up for auction as an adoptable!

Inspired by: Red and white cardinal birds with Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'.

Completed: Colours

Currently: Starting work on the model sheet

Thoughts: I've been debating whether or not it would be worthwhile to draw up a model sheet... It takes a great deal of time to do something detailed like that. I'm not even sure if anyone would be interested in adopting this character design! I've decided it is worth the effort - I don't like the idea of a buyer having a hard time figuring out how to reproduce my design correctly...

Saturday, 13 August 2016

WIP #4 "Rose Cardinal" Zeitgeist


Working on: Original anime character design of a zeitgeist (my original Fairyland species). To be put up for auction as an adoptable!

Inspired by: Red and white cardinal birds with Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'.

Completed: Base shapes for colours

Currently: Experimenting with different colour combinations

Thoughts: Obviously going to work with mainly reds and whites, but it will be interesting to see what other colours may work for this character.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

WIP #3 "Rose Cardinal" Zeitgeist


Working on: Original anime character design of a zeitgeist (my original Fairyland species). To be put up for auction as an adoptable!

Inspired by: Red and white cardinal birds with Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'.

Completed: Rough draft and clean up

Currently: Finalising line art

Thoughts: The most tedious part - the lace - is done! Looking forward to bringing this character to life with colour.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

WIP #2 "Rose Cardinal" Zeitgeist


Working on: Original anime character design of a zeitgeist (my original Fairyland species). To be put up for auction as an adoptable!

Inspired by: Red and white cardinal birds with Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'.

Completed: Design stage

Currently: Drawing rough draft

Thoughts: Most of my opening sketches featured a fancy headdress of some sort. I was trying to incorporate the cardinal bird's distinctive pointy crown, but couldn't make it work. To me, her hair looks a lot better with just a rose ornament.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

WIP #1 "Rose Cardinal" Zeitgeist

Working on: Original anime character design of a zeitgeist (my original Fairyland species). To be put up for auction as an adoptable!

Inspired by: Red and white cardinal birds with Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'.

Currently: Sketching rough ideas