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Chris the Dragon Character Sheet for Comics

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After attempting to use my 3d characters for a comic strip, I found the look to be disappointing. It just doesn’t look good to put 3d art in a 2d medium and I just couldn’t get satisfactory results from the toon shaders in Carrara. It’s almost as strange looking as 2d characters in front of photos. So I have decide to use 3d as a reference tool for things such as perspective, buildings and complicated poses.

As for the actual Character Sketch I wanted to keep Chris consistent to the 3d model in proportions and looks. However the fins didn’t look well in 2d so I changed the fins to hair which strangely enough made him look like a eastern dragon.  I then gave him those silly whiskers eastern dragons have just for silliness. The rest is about the same. Next is Jed the Unicorn.

I will still be using the 3d characters for the animations. I just need to give Chris hair and whiskers, which shouldn’t be too hard.

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One thought on “Chris the Dragon Character Sheet for Comics

  1. My cartoons simple line drawings but 2D for character and background works for this primitive flat effect but sometimes 3D for background because perspective /depth may be needed. I think I mentioned showcasing some of your art on my Wednesdays guest posts. Please get back to me on this. .

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