I got inspired recently from a MMORPG that I have been playing, Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). They recently released a new expansion Morrowind. I really liked the design of my new wood elf warden. I also thought it was absolutely funny to have such a small character swinging such a big ax, especially in the outfit I had apparently purchased through the crown store a long time ago.
So a lot of the time when I am drawing poses I will look up the poses or a pose pretty close to what I want online and reference them on the side. As shown in the screen shot to the right. I apparently do this so much that I just searched girl standing and got 100+ photos of medieval women with swords. This made me laugh a little.
Once I find ones that work I work out a rough red line sketch of the pose. I then do more refined sketch in blue lines over the red ones. I usually try to put in all the details I want. This character has some pretty awesome “tattoos” and very big eyes. I tried to do these without her looking too creepy? I have also changed up her tattoos to make the character more clean. Then I go over the blue lines and make the “final” inking of the character…. I typically change stuff as I color as things may look great one way and then horrid another.
Once I’m done I delete the red and blue lines and I have my inked version on my character. I really like how these lines came out a lot actually. The only thing I would maybe change is the pattern of her outfit but I wanted her to look like my character. so I didn’t want to change too much. After all the whole reason I drew her was because I liked her style and what she looked like. I have colored this piece, since this post is already a little long I will post it on Thursday. It definitely feels good to be drawing on a more consistent basis at the moment. This is especially after all of the crazy roller coaster events of this past year.
Until next time, safe travels and good luck on all of your endeavors,
-The Sonne Faun