Christmas character design problem: a festive orc – half 3 · 3dtotal · Be taught | Create


In our previous chapters we created the character design of an orc and a sleigh as a prop. This time we want to do some adjustments to the orc so he looks more fitting for our Christmas topic, and then add a color pass to both of our concepts. In order to make our presentation a bit more interesting we will add an occlusion shadow pass and a few textures.

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Our last Christmas illustration

Refining the idea of our character

Earlier than we do anything, we return and check out our character. He seems good and his garments already match to our winter subject however it isn’t Christmassy sufficient but. So we take away the spikes and add some holly as an alternative. See how I additionally added some Christmas balls the place you’ll often most likely discover some skulls. Then I do a fast worth go, simply as we did for the sleigh, creating distinct teams of values.

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Earlier than I add values I spend a second with a view to add a couple of extra Christmas associated particulars.

Creating our composition

Often once I work on a challenge I create a template for my ideas with a view to be constant within the presentation of my work. It is not going to solely embody the work but in addition descriptive notes and title of my challenge. This time is simpler although as it’s a idea I’ve solely been doing for myself, and for you after all.

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Organize your drawings in a neat means in your canvas.

Including colours

When including colours I attempt to stick with the values I selected within the earlier steps. So as to get a chic consequence I additionally restrict my coloration palette. A very powerful coloration for Christmas after all is crimson, and so I make crimson my most dominant and vibrant coloration, whereas the inexperienced has a bit much less saturation. This methods the 2 very reverse colours don‘t compete for consideration. After selecting an excellent much less saturated orange as my third coloration, all different hues is positioned in-between these three.

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A restricted coloration palette will ship a chic consequence.

Including textures

As soon as I‘m pleased with the colours I exploit a few textures with a view to get a bit extra of an natural really feel to my illustration. You can see these textures within the accompanied PSD. If you happen to use your individual texture, use the auto-contrast perform in Photoshop with a view to get a medium gray as the typical coloration of the picture. That‘s helpful as a result of now you’ll be able to flip the feel to about 7% opacity and overlay and have essentially the most affect with out altering the general brightness and distinction of your illustration. I additionally add a stroke and a drop shadow-effect with a view to make my ideas appear to be a sticker.

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Including textures provides a extra natural really feel to the illustration.

Occlusion and last changes

As I saved engaged on my illustration I seen that the background coloration having an odd and hazy high quality. So I exchanged it for a barely cooler tone. As soon as all the things else was accomplished I took a while and add a last occlusion shadow. I used the onerous spherical brush, and painted in smaller strokes, with a view to create simply sufficient texture to make it mix effectively with the feel we added within the earlier step.

Thanks for studying, and have a unbelievable Christmas everybody!

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You possibly can create a full rendering of your idea however typically a neat occlusion go is sufficient to promote your design.

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