Tuesday, 18 October 2016

WIP #7 "Ethereal Phoenix" 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: Mythical phoenix bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'.

Completed: Base colours

Currently: Shading and finalising palette

Thoughts: I can't really tell if I've picked right colours until I start the shading process. I've already adjusted the palette a few times; it's tricky when you're working with similar shades of the same colour.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

WIP #6 "Ethereal Phoenix" 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: Mythical phoenix bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'.

Completed: Line drawing of main image

Currently: Applying grayscale flats

Thoughts: I've never attempted a costume design that has this many layers before...

Monday, 10 October 2016

WIP #5 "Ethereal Phoenix" 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: Mythical phoenix bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'.

Completed: Line drawings of references for the character

Currently: Cleaning up draft of main image

Thoughts: I want the main image of the character to be dynamic, so have been working to make the clothes flow and billow. It was all too tempting to draw enormous wings for an image like this, but it's not something I intended for the character, so I held back...

Sunday, 9 October 2016

WIP #4 "Ethereal Phoenix" 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: Mythical phoenix bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'.

Completed: Front, sides and back views

Currently: Drawing bust shots of the character without his hood-scarf

Thoughts: I decided to draw the character with his hood-scarf on first and only had a vague idea of the hairstyle he had underneath... Finalising his hairstyle now, but need to go back and tweak the "hood-scarf on" line drawings...

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

WIP #3 "Ethereal Phoenix" 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: Mythical phoenix bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'.

Completed: Front view

Currently: Drafting right side view

Thoughts: I'll have to dedicate more time and care to this character's model sheet, because the design is made up of several layers. The main front view is done, but I will need to show how the character looks without the hooded scarf!