View Full Version : Dancing to the tunes of him…..
12-01-2007, 10:05 AM
I pictured this Demon while I was doodling on some pages feeling too bored with my office chores. I pretty much liked him and had given a thought to develop him more.
He is not the typically the one frightening or power loving Satan but more of a child-like demon from inside to which you can fall an easy prey to obey his command. He knows me very well as he resides into me (probably resides in everyone) and knows what makes me dance to his tunes. But his problem is he never knew how to play any tune, so gives every effort to play every instrument he can manage or I have ever listened.:buttrock:
And that’s how the fight begins, between his morality and my principals, and I can bet many times he would ve won more than me. But sometimes I like losing to him. That’s how you enjoy life sometimes, trying listening to his music, getting the rhythm to tap the foot or hum with his harmony. He slowly and harmonically starts with smooth and suave music with his guitar (that’s my best he knows), subsequently transforming that guitar into an electrical one which almost resembles the shape of his thunderstorm bolt. With the violent and fierce rhythms he can shake me up with all the thrills.:twisted:
And that’s why sometimes I also do tame him with my determination to not hear him any more, no matter how beautiful the rhythm he can play. Its simply not easy task to turn deaf ears to him but my discipline makes me comfortable to do so.
I wish I can write and explain about him for long but that I will keep on updating here with my sketches.
Please do tell me about this composition and character and help me in making me more straightforward towards this “acting like dumb” Satan.:thumbsup:
I will come up with more sketches with his favourite guitar and probably more of his instruments.
12-01-2007, 11:02 AM
Would want to see the FINISHED product to comment completely.
Looks promising though !
12-01-2007, 04:46 PM
Its you company art director?
12-01-2007, 06:28 PM
Starting on with some Lighting and Colour shading.
12-01-2007, 06:35 PM
I got the image mirrored so that i wont get bored with the pic as with same lighting or Pose.
Another one with a Dark Background, i feel should merge within.
Right now with a dark background, feels a cut and pasted image to me. :lightbulb
12-02-2007, 06:56 PM
Surely I ll be upadating this character each day (hopefully if not my office chores comes in my way like yours). Please do keep checking this out.
Hi Deepak (DK_Chaula)
LoL :D, No, He is not my Art Director and definatley doesnt come near anywhere around him. I dont think his single hair strand matches my art director's, forget abt the nature. :P
12-02-2007, 06:58 PM
Updating this Concept! Worked on his hair on the very rough basis.
I did work on the hair strands somewhat in detailed manner, but wasnt that queit satisfied with the way it was done. So I started them once again with more patches onto it this time. Just to make sure to get the right colour and somewhat the idea for lighting.
12-05-2007, 08:02 PM
As I was too busy with my office works for 1 or 2 days and still has got some apprehensions about more tight schedules to come.
Anyways, I talked to many about this work and many found that the coloured part is getting flatter than the original sketch. All I could say that painting part is the one I havnt explored much and never felt comfortable with. But now, I want to make a strenghth of my skills.
Here is one more update (only on the face) and here I ve tried to resolve the "flatness" Problem.
12-11-2007, 09:20 PM
Some Little More Update! Now I think i can start working onto the face details! Can anyone suggest anything on what kind of skin shall i look for this one?
12-12-2007, 03:20 AM
The flaming goatee beard looks too weird as your main light source. Of all the pieces of body hair to have burning, that one just doesn't visually work. it looks like he has a candle top sprouting from the top of his chest. Too weird.
Otherwise, this is looking quite nice. I would suggest very dry skin texture...;)
12-12-2007, 04:30 AM
Cyber Gfx - I just wanted to put the fiery goatee as his chief character style, so to say that whenever he feels angry or more reddish, his goatee (fire) spreads around him like a whole beard, or whenever he is in happy mood the flame has a little effect as a small goatee. Maybe I ve over done that fire by making it the light source.
I ll try changing that and bring another light. Hope that will make it more interesting.
Thanks for your comments.
Also on some PCs, I m not able to see the last uploaded images but my friends claim that they can and so i can also after uploading them (onto my Pc). Can anybody help in this technical problem?
12-14-2007, 06:05 AM
Good detailing from the point of view of Character and Design :thumbsup:
12-14-2007, 08:23 AM
Hey i really liked your work..I'm quiet eager to see the update and what kind of a detail to you add to the horns !
keep going. :thumbsup:
12-16-2007, 09:42 PM
Post Repeated : Post Deleted
12-16-2007, 09:48 PM
Another time i saw this demon showing his cute face and i falling flat on him. Wasnt able to touch this character on his development for few days, either busy with my xbox or friends for whole weekend. Its easy to fall into his demands, do according to his wishes. :drool:
What my point is that i was about to do major updates on him within this weekend but I feel a bit possessed by him, wasting my time on other things i regret later. :P
Anyways, Little updates on his face....
With some lighting changes, I can see some major improvement. I somewhat dimmed the chin lights and restricted its falloff to the lower part of the face only.
Teeth and Horns, I ll b working on definately, so also the main or base texture of the face or skin.
On nose and cheeks, i ve made them a bit saturated so that cuteness can be more elaborated.
And with this face he looks like this........
12-16-2007, 09:58 PM
Hi Dhiren - I Remember u told this once, the same comment after seeing the work for the first time. Please do tell me how to improve on it or whats i m lacking in it. dont be miserable on spending your massive talent on me. :D
Hi Kanika - Thanks for checking out my work and I hope you ll be checking each time i make an update. For the horns, I ve given the worked them halfly for now and need to give some more detail onto it. Hope i m going in the right direction.
12-23-2007, 07:26 PM
After spending a good weekend onto it (but not religiously devoting), I ve made some more progress onto it. Worked onto the crocodile skull and the face mainly.
So far now i just want to concentrate onto the face and skull only! Need some advice to make the texture more lively. Or is it looking good enough? Helpp!
01-29-2008, 08:57 PM
Long time and I vnt touched this work for a while. Was busy in creating a 3d mesh of this character. But finally some updates. Please do tell me how good are they?
Some Close ups,
And finally an extended WIP!
01-30-2008, 11:55 AM
To be honest, I didn't really like you original sketch but this is beginning to look great.
The crocodile necklace is a bit too large for my liking. The chest is a little 'empty' without it, but I think at it's current size it draws too much focus away from the character beneath it.
The shoulders are uneven for no reason I can perceive, which makes it look a little odd.
The legs are at a slightly different angle to what they should be. While the upper body is facing straight ahead, the legs are facing towards the left a little.
The eyes are uneven. I'm not sure if this was intentional or not. It does make him appear that little bit more deranged.
The shadows and crevices on his face look too sharp and deep when compared to the rest of his body, I think.
The right horn is smaller and/or sticks out less than the one of the left, making his head appear as if it's turned towards the left a little, yet his facial features are looking straight ahead.
Apart from that, excellent textures; I especially love the fur. Fantastic stuff. :)
02-12-2008, 06:28 PM
So much thankful to you for the critics u ve given to me. And sorry also for this very late reply cause i was working on this character very slowly. Though I m trying my best to finish it with my satisfaction and for that i need all your coordination.
. For the Skull, I wanted to put a bit larger necklace for the pride he is having after wearing it. But since that was coming too big, i made it this small.
. Shoulders I ll b correcting when getting the better pose.
. I was assuming that he ll b having a confident pose of standing where his balance ll b on his right leg. so left leg for going a bit outside.
. Yes, Eyes were never made to look symmetrical for his insane looks.
. Shadows, yes, need to work on them. :(
. for horns, corrected. Are they looking fine?
Keep sending me the problems with it. Thanks.
02-12-2008, 06:33 PM
As now i m once again starting this character to finish it with all my adrenaline rush. I previously left this due to project switching and personal works (also getting bored with it too.)
Here are some minor tweaks specially on the face with some light and shadow behaving differently and some minor contrast.
11-24-2008, 11:51 PM
I was recently planning to add a guitar and a nice polished black jacket with him, but due to time spent on the concept, I ll give the accessories a go when i ll be workin on the 3d sculpt of him.
Can someone guide me for what other accessories shall i relate with him considering his naughty beahivour and stubborn rockstar attittude. I wont be showing it now but can save that for later on.
11-26-2008, 09:34 PM
Finishing this off now! Hope you all like this. Planning to add more accessories later on in the 3d Mesh later, as suited according to him.
Background work ll be added too.
11-27-2008, 03:37 PM
I like the skin color, the fur, and definetly the horn texture. I also like the bone texture of the skull on his chest, though i also find it a bit too big, but that might be your intention.
I dont like his teeth, they look like they are taped on the lips.
His left foot looks swollen, and i miss the crack that separates the two toes, though maybe not that important.
I think the fire beard is a nice and creative idea, but it somehow confuses the eye at the same time. Its like it struggles to get some attention an then the main light from the upper left corner comes and takes all its nice shadows away. Thats just my feeling, i might be completly wrong about it.
hm.. I just dont like the eyes, they look dumb and ugly, but that was probably your goal. They seem far to way appart, and they give the impression there could not be an eye orb, because it would not fit in the skull. Btw goats usualy have a yellow iris and their pupil is not round either (its your painting so you use whatever you like, just saying).
Oh and i find it a bit strange that such a big nose has so small nostrils.
Some parts of the fur and his left ear indicate that maybe you are planing to have a warm lightsource (maybe a fire) on the ground in the right part of the picture. Other parts like his left upper arm seem unaffected by it.
Thats all the critic i can come up with :) hope its somewhat useful.
(and sorry my english is bad)
11-27-2008, 03:52 PM
@Thalvon ~ Hi!
This style of art is purposefully exaggerated, by parts being too big, too small, and generally somewhat odd and bizarre. It is called a caricature. Even imaginary creatures can be parodied. Everything you see was deliberately, and thoughtfully created for this demon. That is why he is a demon.
@bhaskar ~ I like that the chin light is now a beard-type thing. It is a good finishing touch to this. A friend saw this over my shoulder, leaned closer, and laughed, saying, "That's really funny, I like the giant skull." So there you have the opinion of a passer-by, too.
11-27-2008, 05:31 PM
Aha i see. Then I supose you have to judge a painting like this from the whole impression rather then the getting stuck on details.
12-07-2008, 08:05 PM
Sorry for Posting here after a long time as i was busy with my office work and this character's 3d work (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5523869#post5523869).
First of all thanks for the comments CGFx and Thavlon.
CGfx - thanks to u and that passer by too. I m amused that u liked my one of the final tweaks.
Thevlon - I afraid what remarks u had given me were truly right and i was intimidated by the details u had caught. But though Cgfx saved me and my words, I m back again, moving on.
All has been deliberately overstretched or understretched in proportions.
And BTW Your English isnt that bad until u were trying to highlight it. :)
Here is the final work with the background and a tail that i was missing too much :)
Feel free to say its not final yet! :P
12-07-2008, 08:05 PM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.