by, 03-12-2009 at 04:50 PM (4652 Views)
I've picked up another "craft" that I'd been playing with several years ago called dolling. Basically, you create a pixelized, animated image of a person and "paint" on clothes, accessories, etc. Girly, yes, but as someone lacking in artistic talents I find that dolling is a good way for me to illustrate my characters. For the most part I do adaptations and recolors of existing dolls that are of a style called Candy Bar (made in Korea). The best dollmakers I have found that provide this style are at www.thedollpalace.com and http://elouai.com/doll-makers.php
So, without further ado, I give you Ia Stormwarden and Rami Tariq. Ia is a character from the Savage Worlds campaign being run by Webhead (which you can read about here) and Rami is an NPC in the Exalted campaign I'm running.
Ia is a female, human skyship captain who fights with a bone spear. I tried to keep the colors muted and dull and used a lot of canvas-type colors (like sailcloth) because of the setting. Rami is a male Eclipse Caste Solar. At the moment he's working as a merchant so he is dressed in bright, rich colors and impractical clothing in silk and velvet. I got to play with skin tones on him, as most Candy Bar dolls only come in the caucasian skin tone.