Character Design -Critique me pls
Hey! Here's a design I'm working on. I just wanted an honest critique on any matter: design, render, local values, color... I thought of him as a royal guard that has bigger aspirations and will do whatever it takes to fullfill his purpose. The archetype could be somehow similar to Scar from the Lion King
Hey @Rubén Frutos, I see you’ve posted this a while ago - hope I’m not too late to add some thoughts! I like this character you’re creating! The style of rendering reminds me a bit of “Street Fighter” characters, which I personally find appealing. In terms of values, color and rendering, I won’t bother critiquing anything, good job! In terms of design and storytelling, I have a few comments. One thing that comes to my mind is shape language. His overall silhouette is coming close to an upside down triangule, a dynamic and unstable shape - which makes sense with the menace and perils his ambitions may bring his way of others’ as he goes after what he wants. I’m wondering maybe this inverted triangle motif might be something you could explore some more in the design? Maybe give some more hints of that type of shape by pushing armor parts, weapon details, anatomical features towards more angular indications, making some roundish contours more angular too? The lurking, curving gesture you’ve given him might already be a good counterbalance to the triangles. Since you’ve compared him to Scar, I’m thinking he’d probably be willing to do all sorts of unethical stuff to achieve his goals, and be a threat to other characters in cunning, malicious ways. Maybe he poses as a trustworthy guard, but his sneaky and treacherous personality would show through in little mannerisms as he acts, talks and moves. Maybe play a bit with symbolism? Perhaps there would be an insignia or inscription on the sword. Maybe a universal symbol like a snake or a skull, or maybe something more subtle that could represent the sneaky side of his personality… this could take some research! Anyway, just some ideas for you to consider and maybe experiment. If you’d like, please let me know how it turns out! 🙂 Keep up the good work!
design, render, local values, color seem so good to me, congrats 😍 I thought I'd tell you, that before reading your description, he appeared to me as quite feminine / gay and shy, maybe having a crush on someone. because he is blushing, vovering his face (shy) and the pose of the legs.. hope this helps ..