Hey guys and gals! I wanted to start a thread that I can go back to and check on my progress, and hopefully garner some meaningful critique along the way (so please don't hold back). I have my blog too, but I rarely post stuff there (hopefully I can keep it up to coincide with this thread). Plus, I feel like I'll get more artist traffic on here.
Anyway! First post in my new digital sketch thread!
This dude will eventually go into my friend's game. It's about cartoony characters climbing mountains, basically. He wanted an iconic explorer type for the first player model. I'll be revisiting this theme when he and I aren't so busy with other projects.
Any suggestions to make him pop more? Textures? Props? Presentation? I was thinking I'd eventually make a cartoony lion pouncing at him, but alas, I'm busy at the mo. I was intentionally keeping him simple and sort of TF2-ish (at least in his cartoony simplicity), but the more I look at him the more I want to make him hyper-realistic, a la Brink. Either way, I rigged him using Mixamo's Auto-Rigger, not realizing they don't include a wrist-twist bone in the forearm, so his wrists deform so horribly
Otherwise, I kinda dig him!
Anyway, hope you like it! C&C always appreciated!!