Monday, 25 November 2013

The Earth Mage

Just wanted to give you guys a glimpse into how I usually go about creating Characters:

1) I start with a concept in mind. Decide a few fixed parameters. Like here, my fixed parameters were, Earth Mage, Long Hair, Flowing Clothing, Floating Pose, Power Circles etc.

2) I always start with pencil sketches. I think it gives a very personal touch to characters than digital medium!! I scribble for as long as I want. Making small changes as I go. And at one point there is a “Eureka!” moment!! I pick that drawing and start developing it!

3) I take a photograph of the drawing (Never use Scan) and start developing different poses for it using thumbnails. Sometimes I directly jump onto finalizing!

4) Then I move onto my favourite part, which is creating variations for faces! This is purely playing with shapes and lines!! This part takes a lot of time. Sometimes I get carried away and spend days just on the face. But sometimes I hit the jackpot on the first try!!

5) If everything feels right, I move onto Coloring. Now this is a big process so I won’t go into details. But I always create a palette using various references. Like photographs, movie screenshots etc.

6) After a LOT of color adjustments, final touch ups and crazy amounts frustration and panic… Voila! My character is ready!!

LOL! This was a very short description of the process! Someday, I will write the whole thing in detail!! 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Monday, 29 July 2013

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Monday, 11 March 2013

Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Magician

It's been a while since I painted in this style. :) 
Might color him later.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Character Sheet WIP

Finally was able to get some work done on the portfolio character. Moving on to expressions now.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Character Sheet WIP

Few variations and doodles for my portfolio character. I've finalized the bottom right one in red. Will be moving on to poses and turnaround now. :) 

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Character Sheet WIP

Working on a character sheet for my portfolio. Still have to do a lot of work on him. :)