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09-06-2004, 10:44 AM
Hi all, I've just started work on a character I am going to end up modelling when I get round to it... obviously its not TOO far on... but I am very pleased with the dynamic I have got (first decent pose I have managed) :) all crits welcome as per...
09-06-2004, 10:45 AM
he's saying "my spider sense is tingling" :D
09-06-2004, 01:43 PM
I like it, plz do more. looks good so far. like the chain mail a lot. :)
09-06-2004, 02:40 PM
rofl at ragnar, i love that comic :p
nice work, i can never do 2d :(
10-06-2004, 03:24 AM
Freekybevis thanks mate, yeah I am pleased with how the chainmail came out too, I started off by drawing hundreds and hundreds of circles but after a while ended up making a "chainmail brush" in photoshop, now I can just draw on the lines like a printer... makes it really easy AND looks far more uniform than my manual attempts! :D
BlackWolf cheers, everyone has 2d in them somewhere mate... you just have to find it :D
more updates later today!
10-06-2004, 04:10 AM
just done some work on the cloak, re-worked the bottom section to make it look more fabric like and flowing... as always all crits welcome, in fact the more you can get in at this early stage the better :D
10-06-2004, 10:47 AM
Very Very cool. although im interessed to see how the face turns out. might have been better in front view??????
keep it up.
only one real crit
whats happening with the sword? is it in its scabbard? or behind his back?
10-06-2004, 11:01 AM
Freekybevis yeah I thought I would try somthing different, I'll be doing a series of this character, including eventually the image planes to put it into 3d... so don't worry you'll see his face soon ;) hehe
as for the sword, he's going to be unsheathing it... so yeah the scabbard is on his waist just out of shot...
anyway.. here's another quick update:
11-06-2004, 10:23 AM
I havent managed to get round to doing any more work on this yet, so I thought I'd just wait for some more crits... anyone?
11-06-2004, 10:29 AM
Here we go with some crits at first look. First of all the way the cloak folds over his shoulder is wrong. Usualy the cloak doesn't go over the shoulders but over the arms. But in a fighting posture, as you did, it may come that he has thrown the cloak over the shoulder. In this case leave th cloack to flow on the arm holding the shield. Then, the cloak is usualy pined right at the base of the neck, not on the chest.
The chain-mail of the vikings usualy looked like the snake scales.
The helmet should have a face prtection, like a mask.
In the legs the vikings had boots made out of animal skins. They also used animal furs for clothing.
Instead of a broad sword (whitch I'm guessing you were on the virge to do) draw an axe, or a war hammer. This way you will be able to show the weapon instead of having it concieled behind the back of the character.
11-06-2004, 01:09 PM
1. I see what you mean about the cloak, I'll work on that next time I get a chance...
2. I have to disagree with you on the scale mail point I'm afraid, I've been researching it heavily and.. well this quote says what I need to say.. "Although scale armour was in fairly frequent use by Roman troops, there is virtually no evidence for its use by Norse warriors. Lameller does not seem to have been in use either. A very thin case can be made for the use of scale by returning members of the Varangian Guard from Constantinople, but there are no finds to support its use in the north and home-grown examples have been rare indeed" - J Kim Siddorn, founder and national organiser of Regial Anglorum (viking re-enactment group)
3. yep... the helmet that is present in the picture is just a quick sketch to get the shape of the top correct, the final helm is going to have one of the following styles...
(I personally prefere 2)
4. Yep.. I wasnt sure about the feet... and was planning on starting new with them anyhow... look a bit too much like mummy wrappings don't they :D
5. Yeah I see your point about the sword thing... although I was planning on having him carrying a two handed bearded axe on his back, and also a couple of spears... so I can concentrate on the detail of the axe head there... I'll be sure to do somthing like that for the next version I do.
cheers for the advice... I'll get to work on the changes
14-06-2004, 12:57 PM
Well, about the scale armore I don't know. I'm sure 'tho roman soldiers wear only lamelar plates, breast plates or just leather armor.
As for the helm, number two is my favorite also. It spels more "viking". Good luck and update us soon.
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