Shaded and slightly improved version of Caius
, in my scraps.
(angle and basic feature placement only)
See the improvement meme here
------------------------For an image of what this character looks like in the game, see here and here
Fullview is a must
to get all the little details. Also: if the image seems a bit dark, check your monitor's brightness. I edited this on a semi-bright monitor and so it looked fine to me.
I straightened out the ends of his headband and added a bunch of shading. Instead of using lines on his neck and shoulder, I shaded the shape of his bones and tendons, which makes it look more real. Someday I want to get to the point where I can completely shade the shape of everything, nose included, rather than using lines. While I like my stylized style, I don't like the cartoony feeling the lines give the impression of.
Last improvement for this drawing. Comments about the improvement (or lack thereof?) are welcome. I'm more interested in shading and likeness
critiquing, as I can pretty well see where I need to improve in basic things like proportion.
I love how his lips and eyes turned out. I seem to be good at drawing eyes, at least. Also, the way his lips are shaded makes them look full but not feminine or cartoony, which is exactly what I was going for.
Admittedly, the camera ate the pencil shading, so it looks sketchy when it really isn't.
Tools: 8B pencil, 2H pencil, gum eraser, kneaded rubber eraser, paper stump, lots of patience and time.
See the original WIP here
and the unshaded version here
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