Over the last couple of weeks, everyone in the digital painting specialization has been actively using Slack to share designs and give feedback. In addition to this, Katie has been holding feedback sessions during class. This has all been helping to develop my character design.
In the first session, we looked at this concept:
- She is unbalanced – needs something on the feet or legs
- The thread looks messy and out of place
- Cloak doesn’t fit well with the rest
- Include more of Norse pattern
- Change physique: make her more demi-god like
Using this feedback, I tweaked her design. In these iterations, I tried to balance the design more and have more repetition of the certain elements like the runes and black crosses.
From here, I tweaked her design again, fixing up the leg wraps, cloak, runes and adding raven feathers:
From here I will try to exaggerate her height even more. I think I have been playing it safe so far, so I will do several tests really trying to exaggerate the proportions. Additionally, I will also begin to test colours for her clothing and working purple into the feathers.