Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Nothing Inspires...


...quite like blue-lined paper. Can't explain it, because I own sketch books/carry sketch pads/admire other people's sketch pads, but I am always happier with stuff I do when I'm doodling on ruled paper. It's probably because its hard for me to schedule time to draw, but when I get the idea for something, a pad is usually near by.

But anyways, got some nasty viruses on my computer and decided to sketch out some character poses. I did this, mostly, to get me used to my character design. I've drawn so much other stuff for the game and really only had one or two sketches I really liked of the player character. I think I pretty much have the design where I want it, but I still need to figure out how I'm going to design the glass on his chest (circle area).

Also, I've been playing with the idea of having the cape and body being two separate elements in the idle animations so that I can pull off a couple of neat tricks. I'd like to get an idea of it now, because one of the lynch pins of the game is based on the layering of art for the character. I could probably do it all with new art per changed instance, but it would mean a lot more work.

The following is a rough for an attack pose followed by a design for a street criminal/goon.

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