I've started to sketch out a couple of designs for my Elven Nobles for my own fantasy world. My first ones here are basic foot troopers; a swordsman and and spearman. They were first sketched out in blue in GIMP.
The spearman I've inked properly (again in GIMP, retracing in black on a new layer), and then imported it to Inkscape, where I used the Trace Bitmap function to get nice vector art out of the linework. Then I re-imported the new, neater lines back into GIMP for colouring. It's not finished yet, but I think it gives an idea where I'm going. I'd love any input you might have.
Thanks, all. These foot troopers are pretty spartan in terms of decor (dark mail, white tabard and a few choice bits of plate armour), but I intend to make them more elaborately equipped as they go up the ranks.
He looks Great!!! I really like the black/silver coloring, but it may make it difficult to outline. What plans do you have for the shield?
I agree with the dark areas, and I'm thinking of adding a highlight layer to brighten the dark mail up a bit. That there is a straight texture fill from GIMP (the Java texture), and I wasn't planning on leaving it like that.
The shield, I thought might be nice with some sort of identifying symbol on it. Possibly some of the letters from the DarkArts BB or Wizardspeak fonts at Blambot. I might even leave the shield blank, but add a couple of symbols by the side that can be stuck on if you want.
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9