Monday, 27 February 2017

WIP #3 "Dark Nightingale" 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: Nightingale bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Tallow Candle'.

Currently: Cleaning up rough draft and fine-tuning design

Thoughts: I've modified the dress design a lot since my last WIP screenshot. Sometimes it's hard to tell in a rough sketch if elements are working, so I'm making decisions as I tidy up the drawing. The long hair I chose is decidedly challenging... I'm not sure yet if I'd still like Dark Nightingale to have a veiled headdress...

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WIP #2 "Dark Nightingale" 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: Nightingale bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Tallow Candle'.

Currently: Finalising design

Thoughts: I've pretty much regurgitated what I drafted on paper, but the process didn't bring out the Dark Nightingale's personality... ;¬_¬ Need to spend some time fine-tuning the design until I'm satisfied.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

WIP #5 "Light Nightingale" 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: Blue-throat nightingale bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Tallow Candle'.

Completed: Flat colours

Currently: Applying shading

Thoughts: I don't know why, but right up until I finished the line art for this piece, I thought it was acceptable to depict tassels in the form of stringy lines (exactly as seen in my previous screenshots)... I've fixed that now...

Sunday, 12 February 2017

WIP #4 "Light Nightingale" 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: Blue-throat nightingale bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Tallow Candle'.

Completed: Line art and back view

Currently: Applying flat colours

Thoughts: Some design elements still weren't sitting well with me after I finished the line art, so I spent some time revising the look of the drawstring bag, necktie and skirt (changing the latter to bell-bottoms).

Thursday, 9 February 2017

WIP #3 "Light Nightingale" 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: Blue-throat nightingale bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Tallow Candle'.

Currently: Finalising skirt design and line art

Thoughts: I'm not wholly convinced by the skirt design I initially came up with, so browsing around for new inspiration.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

WIP #2 "Light Nightingale" 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: Blue-throat nightingale bird with Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Tallow Candle'.

Completed: Design stage

Currently: Cleaning up rough draft for front view

Thoughts: I'm going easier on myself by only drawing one front view and one back view for my adoptable character designs. The views will be at a slight angle, so I'm hoping they'd provide sufficient reference and that profile views won't be necessary.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

WIP #1 "Dark and Light Nightingale" zeitgeists