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Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:54 am
by Selidor
I thought I’d start a thread to post WIP and sketches, and other pieces not suitable for my game or portfolio threads. Feel free to offer critique or other feedback.

You can also follow my work on Twitter, Tumblr, and my portfolio site is over here.

To start things off, here are a few fashion ideas for a design I’m working on for practice.
She will eventually be a freebie for my Creative Commons asset thread, but I haven’t come up with a final design for her outfit and hair yet. Input is welcomed.

Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:20 pm
by Zelan
Oh wow, all 3 of those are super cute! I love the outfit for the one in the middle, especially the hoodie!

Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:06 am
by Selidor
Zelan wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Oh wow, all 3 of those are super cute! I love the outfit for the one in the middle, especially the hoodie!
Thanks, I had fun working on them! The middle one is my favourite of the three as well.

Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:10 pm
by Cyanade
The middle one is the cutest! The right gives off the quirkiest personality and the left the most avant garde. Overall I like the middle one the most too, but it was a close tie with the right one. I wonder if seeing them individually would have affected my opinion though, because when I’m looking at something without an immediate focal point I automatically focus on the center first.

Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:11 am
by Selidor
Cyanade wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:10 pm
The middle one is the cutest! The right gives off the quirkiest personality and the left the most avant garde. Overall I like the middle one the most too, but it was a close tie with the right one. I wonder if seeing them individually would have affected my opinion though, because when I’m looking at something without an immediate focal point I automatically focus on the center first.
That’s a good point about the positions! I’ll take that into account next time I’m trying out different ideas. The one on the right was a bit of an experiment. I usually like to keep my colour schemes tidy and simple, but for that one I tried something more eccentric.

Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:20 pm
by Cyanade
I think it’s a great result for an experiment, the colors harmonize really well!

Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:21 pm
by Selidor
Here’s a further developed, cleaner version of the design. Still some work left to go, but she’s getting there.
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And here’s a rough sketch of a background I’m working on.
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Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:56 am
by Selidor
Here’s the finished street background, which is available to downloads in my Creative Commons thread:
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I’m currently working on a beach background, in a more conventional anime/visual novel shading style, which will also be made available for download when I’m done.
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Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:11 pm
by Selidor
Here’s a shaded, cleaned-up version of the girl I posted previously. The next step will be other expressions, and maybe another pose.
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Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:42 pm
by Zelan
What a cutie!! I love her hair, it looks really cool now that you've moved it along from the sketch phase.

Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:58 am
by Selidor
Working on a trio of male sprites inspired by idol franchises. Here’s a WIP of the first one.
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Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:54 pm
by FishyFeathers
So I know this is late, but I really like your backgrounds! Personally I'm constantly frustrated by any backgrounds I try to make, it always feels as if they're either too detailed or not detailed enough. Your street background feel just right. Can I ask what brush you used to do the plants? It's got a lovely feel to it.

One thing I would say about the blue-haired guys is that his jawline looks a little off. The shape of his head and his neck make me think that his head is tilted a bit up and away from the viewer, but his jawline is as strong as if he were looking straight ahead. Does that make sense? It's a tricky angle to get and I haven't totally figured it out yet myself, but I think the sprite might benefit from a more subtle line at his jaw.

Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:43 pm
by Selidor
FishyFeathers wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:54 pm
So I know this is late, but I really like your backgrounds! Personally I'm constantly frustrated by any backgrounds I try to make, it always feels as if they're either too detailed or not detailed enough. Your street background feel just right. Can I ask what brush you used to do the plants? It's got a lovely feel to it.

One thing I would say about the blue-haired guys is that his jawline looks a little off. The shape of his head and his neck make me think that his head is tilted a bit up and away from the viewer, but his jawline is as strong as if he were looking straight ahead. Does that make sense? It's a tricky angle to get and I haven't totally figured it out yet myself, but I think the sprite might benefit from a more subtle line at his jaw.
Thanks! I really like painting backgrounds. The street background was done in Procreate, and the plants were done with a default brush called 'Rad' that uses sharp, jagged shapes.

The jaw area on the sprite is definitely a little off. I've already softened it a little since posting the image, but I'll double check with some reference too.