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May ProgBlog #2: character roll

There’s really not a lot of prog to blog as I’m well and truly stuck again. Very slowly doing the step by step caching physics thing to frame 0 (something keeps going wrong and making me have to start again and it’s not fun for anyone) which is exactly what I was doing last week. @rainite asked me about my characters on Discord and I said I’d done a few and would so a summary post for them, and figured I may as well chuck it in this progblog because it’s kind of prog (just over a longer period than a week) rather than making a separate summary post (which feels like cheating because I’ve posted all of these pics before, if it’s in a progblog as a progress thing it feels slightly less like cheating even though it’s basically the same thing, see it’s this kind of logic that allows people to justify idiocy).

Don't look back

Blood. Everywhere. Blade’s hulking form was crumpled in a pool of it. The initial adrenaline rush, bordering on painful when it had spurred him into panicked, unthinking action, was subsiding now. Trix clung to the bloodied katana like his life still depended on it, his mind struggling to comprehend the enormity of the situation before him. They stayed there, the three of them, in a moment that lasted forever. Trix with the murder weapon.

AER ProgBlog: more retopo and another character backstory piece

I was supposed to do this before Silly Season kicked all the way in and…well I’m in some downtime before it arcs up fully so here we go XD Retopo is going slowly and painfully as per usual. I just have to finish the wings and then I can start painting, and hope that my retopo job isn’t completely crap and that he animates all right. Then after that I have to fix the rig and give him some hair and then maybe have a little fun while I work out who I’m doing next.

Gnarus concept - quick and dirty to play with the Cintiq

Done while I was testing out my new toy. This was actually done the first day I got said new toy (Wacom Cintiq 12WX which I will review later after I’ve used it a bit more), thought I better get over myself and just post, incomplete and dodgy looking notwithstanding :) I’m too used to painting anthros, I gave him way too much fur. These are the “undercoat” layers, I hid the top coats.

What makes you?

Gnarus’ treasured katana (which is probably just about nodachi-sized for him seeing as he’s all of 1.4m high) resting on its scabbard, and a pendant he doesn’t take off (really, it was a fight to get the still life set up ;)) I can’t remember what in the hell I looked up to get the design for the pendant, all I remember is it was off a card (Tarot style card, not greeting card).