So there’s a story behind this. WAY, way back- when I was in elementary school (somewhere between 6th and 8th grade) I picked up a ‘how to draw’ book, and worked pretty hard at it. Eventually my parents took a severe dislike to my drawing and prevented me from doing more. But there was one image, way, way back when, that I did and liked the result of. Quite possibly the ONLY one at the time.
In that image I had a young man in armor who was going to head to war holding his love for a farewell. I never forgot the image. I like to think you can hear him saying, “Whatever happens, I promise you, I’m coming back.”
Not a lot to see here. Decided I really need to get back to rendering, a friend asked to see a hot orc girl. It’s still being worked on though- I need to add a decent background and fix her skin reflections. but I’m pleased, so far.
No, I’m not dead. Just got slammed by school, a string of failed jobs, and timing. Have an experiment in expressions, light and mood.
Okay, there’s a lot of rambling story behind this one. Heh.
Fact 1: I love playing with the lighting, so I decided to see what I could do.
Fact 2: I’ve always liked the ‘wounded hero’ angle- you know. He (or she- equal opportunity, right?) has won, whatever villain he went toe-to-toe against is behind bars or whatever, but he’s been through the wringer so he needs to recover.
Fact 3: When I was a kid, watching the animated batman show and they showed Nightwing’s apartment, I was utterly fascinated by the idea. (Doesn’t hurt that I was fascinated with the character, too.)
So, though this isn’t an attempt to recreate Nightwing, it is an attempt to combine elements of all those. I chose a reddish hue for the light because I assume the apartment is overlooking some busy part of a large city- and every large city I’ve seen/visited tends to throw off reddish light. Usually from tail lights and neon signs.
Or maybe I’m just odd.
This was a fun one to make; I got to learn a lot about placement and item parenting; that is, what location to fix an item to so that it’ll move appropriately or not move as the case may be. Both firearms- as well as the small firearm on his left wrist- all the displays and dials- were individual props from various sets that I combined.
Have a random character I made to test out using distorted brushes in photoshop.
You may notice that most of my female characters are (GASP!) Clothed REALISTICALLY! Look, as much as I love the female form, the whole ‘chainmail bikini’ thing usually just annoys me. Heroines should look realistic, not like strippers.
Character from a plot I’m running for a friend, and his ship.
And here’s what I’ve been working on, off and on, for three days.
It’s meant to be a movie poster; and even though I’ve got an idea in my head for each character shown, no, I have no intention of making anything more than a few still images. Mostly because I don’t think I could write a movie, I don’t have a Cray to render it- and good lord, it took three days to set up a still image- how long would a movie take? XD
I do have a higher res version, but I might not upload it if only for the sake of convenience. (There was a typo here but it is gone. What stuns me is it took me this long to realize it. ><)