Okay, here's the first sketch for the character requested.
Posted by: Mercy
on: December 15, 2007
updated: December 17, 2007
Decided I didn't like it after all, so I've drawn a new one.
LOVE IT! Especially the mask she's wearing. She looks tough.
P.S. Thank you for taking the request. Merry Christmas Y'all.
This looks like a bit of a return to your earlier style, though I don't mean to say it's a step back. I like the second pose better than the first - seems a bit less generic. What sets her apart as a Dark Jedi, though? I'm not necessarily even saying you should draw a lightsaber or robes, but when I look at this image, "Dark Jedi" isn't at all the first thing that comes to my mind.
Also, not to be nitpicky, since I know your style tends toward long arms and legs and slender builds, but she hardly looks the 5'8", 135-lb woman described in the request thread. If I had to guess, I'd say closer to 6'1" and 90 lbs., but perhaps that's just me. If a more stylized, cartoon/manga look is what you're going for, this should work great.
Couple quick comments:
1.) I like the overall of the second pic better, but Ubiqtorate is right, it doesn't exactly scream dark jedi to me... more like... ship mechanic. Still I like it.
2.) I REALLY like the coat in the second image.
3.) Is that a lighsaber holster? If so, I'm not so hot on that
4.) Again, I have to agree with Ubiqtorate. Don't be afraid to... un-lean-ify your figures. Also in regard to the style change... I like both styles we've seen from you color-wise, but it seemed largely a color thing to me. I like the light and airy color scheme you do usually, but the darker one was great also. I'd be really interested to see more of that.
Good work, I can't wait to see it in color.
She could stand to put on a few pounds. Maybe give her a sneer or contempt look on her face.
Just a suggestion on the picture, if you were to put a hand sticking out from behind the crate. Lets you know she's deadly :-)
Good points, all. You're right my characters tend towards the lean, if not the downright skinny...
The holster is meant to be for the gun - cause I can't draw hardware, Couldn't get the lightsaber into the second picture.
The picture is a companion piece to the padawans pic, so it will be in my previous shadowing style, probably with a window-style background again.
I'll load up the coloured version so far, but with everything said in mind I may well draw up a new one.
Thanks for the suggestions - I like hand emerging from behind the crate, possibly with a creeping pool of blood...
The blood idea is a good one.
Also realised she didn't have 'shoulder length' hair, so I've drawn a new one.
Liking the blood. Heh heh.
Managed to get the lightsaber into this one, don't know if you want it lit.
I have no issues on hair length. Artist choice. When driven by the Dark Side, the person learns to draw on that dark power. She is a tragic character. You hate her for being a Dark Jedi but pitty her as well.
I getting to philosophical. I do tend to ramble in real life.
I just realized your comment about the lightsaber being lit.
How about it being extinguished - just a spark drawing into the hilt.
Sounds good, I like it! Like the saber's just about to be ignited.
What do you think of the new sketch?
(p.s. I am a fellow rambler - don't worry about it.)
I like it. Can you do a round window-style background. It is idea that came to me after reading your previous post. Keep up the good work.
Yeah, I can do that.
Here's the coloured version, I was going to go with a night-scape of the city - hence the blue tones on the shadows and highlights.
Here's the background sketch.
Love the shadows and tones. Being a Dark Jedi I tend to think of them as Vampyres. They prefer to work at night but can operate during the daytime as well. :-)
That's looking GREAT. Way to go!
Here's the pic with background, and a (possibly) finished piece. I tried to make it look like a window onto Coruscant.
What do you think?
I thinks it is awesome. Love the window design. Thank you again for taking my personal request. I knew you would do a great job.
WOW! Fantastic, I love it. Finish the box/floor out and call that one done! Great job.
What about the spark at the tip of lightsaber hilt. Just a reminder.
Yeah, realised after I'd posted it that I'd forgotten the spark. So I've added that. I've also extended the box a little and the canvas too, so that the window is more centered. 'Cause it looks a bit weird going off the edge of the picture.
I don't think I've missed anything else, so if it's cool I'll post it in the gallery.
Hey, LC - this one was real fun!
Erm... not to re-awaken this but... I'm sorry... it looks like a flashlight... not a lightsaber. :-( Other then that it's wonderful. I just thought I'd toss that out there. I don't want her to be the deadly miraluka security guard... ya know?
Ha ha! I'm actually giggling at that! Security guard! Ah, sigh...
Yeah, I take the point. I'll have a little work at it, but I think it's gonna look like a flashlight whatever I do. Could just have it extinguished - depends what LC wants really.
(Heh heh - deadly miraluka security guard...)
Leave the saber extinguished. Her backstory would let the reader know she is a Failed Jedi turned Dark Jedi. If anyone questions the blood on ther floor remind them that Obi-Wan Kenobi sliced that dudes arm off in SW:IV A NEW HOPE and there was blood on the floor.
Miraluka Security Corp. "We see what other people don't see."
HA HA HA! Thought that was funny.
Sweet as - I'll post it then.
Thanks, guys. As always, it's been fun!
Oh, and let me know if you want the big picture sent through again, LC.