I don’t normally take requests but this person begging for someone to draw his fox character but he didn’t have money. I felt pity for him and sketched this for him.
I made so many mistakes, I had to fix and refine it. I learned a valuable lesson about painting. Step away from your painting and leave it alone for a while. I would of caught the stupid mistake long before. The cat and the dragon in the same plane didn’t work. The painting needed a foreground so I moved the cat forward. Added atmosphere between the dragon and cat. the stupid ‘fog bar’ was too strong so I removed it. The painting was too open so I cropped it a bit. I also blended in more of the painting. I make my lines too big, next time after I get enough of the paint on. I will be tossing the line layer altogether. Something I must keep in mind. I felt I could of saved time if I would of worked the sketches out more and not just jumped into painting. Fortunately, I was able to save this illustration. I won’t make the same mistake next time.
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.