WIP: Tardy Dwarf


#1

Well! :eek:

Go away for a weekend and the competition is already in full swing so I guess my dwarf will live up to my name - Tardy Dwarf.

Early idea - half dressed, desperately clutching at papers always late to meetings and never quite there on time. Wait a minute! That’s too true to life…

Will try to get some sketches & a WIP site up as soon as I can sign up a freebie website. (or that wonderful tremendous Doug Horning comes to my rescue…):eek:

tired… hope this works.


#2

oh you flatter me … :stuck_out_tongue:

follow the link for Tardy Dwarf sketch.
http://www.geocities.com/modernhorse/TardyDwarf.html


#3

Awesome sketch! I love the style.


#4

Fantastic sketch, can’t wait to see the model.


#5

thanks for the complements guys! drew him up while having to do other stuff so I’m not fully taken with him yet.
I’ll try to post some model-sheet type drawings and maybe that’ll give me the spur I need to like him.

Needs more “character” I think first.:hmm:

OK, here’s another version.

modelsheets tonight I think.!


#6

another version - I like the facial hair and now I think I’m begginning to like this guy.
Feel the urge to complete now…


#7

I am really digging the style of your sketches.
But, does he get ears?

Cant wait to see this guy though.

-drakk


#8

But, does he get ears?

D’oh!

Good thing I checked one last time before going home…


#9

Oh wow! That is cool and very different. I reeeally dig the totally laid back look of this guy … it fits his always being tardy thing. He’s late and he couldn’t give a rats arse. Cool.


#10

it fits his always being tardy thing. He’s late and he couldn’t give a rats arse.

thanks Doug!
you opened my eyes there too, I brought something else into this dwarf that I hadn’t originally meant but the character name remains.

Well here’s my final version for review. I’d like feedback if possible so that I can now really get cracking.
Feel… everyone… slipping… ahead… can’t… catch… up…

.


#11

Wow! Great sketch and character! Looks like you have it all figured out. I say start modeling!

Jim


#12

wow, catch up time!

bad news is I left my AM 8.5 disc at work rendering out. “good” news is I was able to re-install AM9.0 at home and I had the old 9.51e installer somewhere so here’s what I managed so far-

simple colour groups - ears are on the way.


#13

And here’s the upper body so far.


#14

Cool stuff, hoochoochoochoo! He looks great. I really like the details of the clothing. How are you going to do the whiskers? Hair material? Cookie cut maps?

Jim


#15

Looking great. Can’t wait to see how you’re gonna handle those whiskers too. Man you’re fast!!


#16

I was kind of leaving worrying about the whiskers as long as possible but you’re both right guys - though I tried to design them as simple as possible.
I have a feeling I’ll go witha combination of geometry & maps with some fur.
haven’t had much luck with fur before so I don’t want to risk it too much now. The problem will be a toony looking dwarf with realistic hair/fur.

groan… (should’a given him dreadlock whiskers too!)


#17

Looks good! very good likeness to sketch. I really like the style of your sketches. Do you have a web page with more of your work?


#18

Looking Good!
I really like the shirt.
and my $.005 on the whiskers thing would be for cookie cutter maps but then again half a penny doesn’t go too far.

:slight_smile:

-Drakk


#19

Dagoos wrote

Do you have a web page with more of your work?

Sorry, never really had time and most of my sketches and artwork is confidential type work. (sorry, i mean someone pays for my work and it goes into shelves/storage once things are made from it)

:shrug:


#20

only crash I’ve had was with the CD version of 9.0 (select whole mesh to copy - kaboom, frozen desktop!) I was duplicating the modelled half of the face mesh to flip.

latest stage since then - (still a,long way to go)