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: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9