Friday, January 16, 2015

Dark Elf Assassin Part 2

I'm continuing with the monochromatic color scheme.  The clothing is all variations of Pure Black, Dusky Skin Shadow, Dusky Skin, Dusky Skin Highlight, Weathered Stone, and Leather White.  Without a lot of color variation I'm trying to add some freehand details to his clothing for some additional visual interest.  I'd like to continue that when I do the pants... but I'm not quite sure what to do.  I did a quick test with a checkerboard pattern and another with vertical stripes... but it seemed a bit too busy/loud.  He's a sneaky assassin so he shouldn't have on anything too flashy.  I could maybe live with some thin stripes.  At this point I'm leaning towards a stripe detail down the side of each leg.  Something similar to the design on the hood (2 stripes with some design in the middle).  Or I could try something more graphic instead of an abstract pattern.

Here's an even bigger close up of the face.  I think it's easier to see the color in the cheeks and some blue in the lips.


  1. IMO, I would leave the pants plain. The two free-hands you have already are enough -- one works to draw the eye to the primary focal point, the face, and the other offers a secondary focal point. A third focal point on the legs will compete with the first two and distract and detract from them. I think just highlighting the lower portions of the model will give enough interest, just to show the lines and form of those elements. They'll "support" the rest of the model, visually as well as physically. My two cents, FWIW!

  2. I agree, no further work on a freehand to the pants. He would look like he was sponsored by Adidas !!!