A Contest!

25 January 2018

So, I'm participating in a contest. I'm meant to paint an illustration for an existing character and I already chose what I'm doing. It's been so fun exploring characters and trying to find narrative as well as design.

In her lore, Nami has to painstakingly acquire the Abyssal Pearl and travel on land to meet with the people of the land... only to realize the hero of the Moon is missing and the humans are petty. What if, instead of relying on the land dwellers for a trade that is vital to her people but seemingly not so important to humans, she just flooded the world and took both The Abyssal Pearl and The Moonstone for herself? This is a skin that shows her at the peak of her power as the Tidecaller on top of the food chain.

This was where I left off:

Then, I realized I want to make some changes to her armor and weapon. So that takes me back to the skin design for a second. I'll pick the illustration up as soon as that's looking better. 

Top left is there I'm headed, it seems. People responded to that group the most. I prefer the other two more, for some reason.

Also, there is a new draft on the skin. I'll be making more changes but overall just decided to change some shapes. Get rid of her weird skirt. Staff will also be revamped. 

So yeah. Really fun stuff, enjoying new things! I've switched to a more textured brush to block things in and it's been pretty pleasant.