Dolling, Episode III
by, 05-06-2009 at 09:56 PM (1540 Views)
So, I'm at it again. This time, more NPCs have gotten the dolling treatment. First is Senmai, a young girl with eastern roots. She is a close companion to Nine Willows in Autumn. I had the most fun on her coat this time, picking the different color schemes and trying to preserve the feeling that you're actually looking at silk. I love how it worked out to look like she's playing with her hair. Sort of gives her that youthful touch.
The second fellow is Howls Justice, another Lunar NPC. I couldn't get over how big his head looked compared to his torso. This is partly to do with the fact that I squared his jaw out and his torso is leaning and at an angle. I ended up moving his hairline further and further down until he had almost no forehead . I'm still not 100% happy with it, but This is about as much time as I'm willing to put into it.
Additionally, I made my first attempts to add a castemark. The key is to make the mark itself a bright white and darken the light as it comes off of it to make it look like its actually the source of that light. Heavy use of the smudge tool and airbrushing gives this effect. I may come back in and add the moonsilver tattoos later if I have the courage