Female Necromancer Portrait

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Female Necromancer Portrait

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I was doodling around, procrastinating, and thought this came out nicely.

I am a poor cell shader, really poor at anything that involves doing art on computer, but I will attempt to.

Let me know what you think, or give a hand at coloring it in if you like!

Oh I also think it's 4 pixels too large for width.

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Post by vonHalenbach »

Not bad. It looks like a late picasso, when he was in his cubistic phase. If you want, that others try their hand at coloring, you should provide a highresolution picture with layers.
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vonHalenbach wrote:Not bad. It looks like a late picasso, when he was in his cubistic phase. If you want, that others try their hand at coloring, you should provide a highresolution picture with layers.
I dodn't think it's Picasso at all. I actually thikn it looks pretty neat. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how good it will look once colored because of all the bones. The line art is pretty good though.
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The style seems similar to that of the TROW portraits... of course, I can't really tell until it's colored.
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Post by Darth Jordius »

I hope not to offend you, but it almost looks like an..."emo headhunter".
For some reason I still like it though, and it is better than most of my attempts, I'm to embarrassed to post my poor work on here.
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Male - "Emo Headhunter"

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Ha. "Emo Headhunter" is fine, I mean I have been trying to copy the sprites, and in Wesnoth lady necromancers like to wear bobs with huge sweeping bangs. She may indeed be wearing skinny jeans under the moldering robes and bone bits.

I have scribbled out her male counterpart, didn't bother to ink it (as I did the female one) and am uploading it full size. Hopefully this will be useful to anyone who wants to color.

If this is an improvement, I will redraw the girl necromancer as well and upload a pencil sketch or just forge ahead try to figure out that tricky vector coloring stuff.

Does inking in color and then scanning work?

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Post by Blueblaze »

The problem is, bones don't really look like that. They look like a bunch of dog treats, not actual bones. Most bones don't have a fork like that, but rather knob up, or have a very subtle split.
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Post by Sgt. Groovy »

I bet he's riding something like this.
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That bike needs a dog skull in the front, they could call it The Hound.
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Kestenvarn wrote:That bike needs a dog skull in the front, they could call it The Hound.
Then put Nicholas Cage riding it.
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Post by Shadow »

Reminds me a bit of Inka designs and reliefs. I don't know why. Not bad perhaps a bit over the top though.
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Post by Darth Jordius »

Change the bones and I say the male looks pretty good, I like having all the demonic type symbols on his robes, better than just plain. I'd try to draw more attention to the face than the body though, seeing his waistline isn't really that necessary. And again, don't take offense, I don't even like my work enough to submit it.
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Post by thespaceinvader »

My thoughts:

Firstly, too much detail. These pictures are very busy.

Secondly, i won't know until the colouring's done, but they look a little young, to me.
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Okay I'm trying to color,

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Alrighty -- I'm trying this vector coloring thing -- though there's no shading on this one - making it more of another sample.

This time I did an elven archer of some kind. I guess iapt's the female variety, but it's pretty hard to tell. Anyway let me know if this is the right track.

I get the critics on the Necromancers -- although strangely enough I actually know ome of the guys that made that bike. I will attempt a redraw soon enough on them with less detail, more 'boney' bones (though with cartoonish high fantasy, I'm less sure bout that), color and some wrinkles - though the sprites (beardless & pink) look awfully young as well.

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Post by turin »

If you're going to redraw the necromancers, I would suggest - less bones. Too many bones doesn't look scary, it just looks stupid. Right now these two portraits look rather absurd; kind of like deranged voodoo witches. Not like wickedly imperious necromancers.

In fact, I would suggest not having any skeletal decorations on them except for the staves.
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