Christmas character design problem: a festive orc – half 3 · 3dtotal · Study | 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 closing Christmas illustration

Refining the idea of our character

Earlier than we do the rest, 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 normally most likely discover some skulls. Then I do a fast worth move, 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 as a way to add just a few extra Christmas associated particulars.

Creating our composition

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

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Prepare your drawings in a neat method in your canvas.

Including colours

When including colours I attempt to stick with the values I selected within the earlier steps. As a way to get a sublime consequence I additionally restrict my shade palette. A very powerful shade for Christmas in fact is purple, and so I make purple my most dominant and vibrant shade, 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 shade, all different hues is positioned in-between these three.

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A restricted shade palette will ship a sublime consequence.

Including textures

As soon as I‘m proud of the colours I take advantage of a few textures as a way to get a bit extra of an natural really feel to my illustration. You will discover these textures within the accompanied PSD. If you happen to use your personal texture, use the auto-contrast perform in Photoshop as a way to get a medium gray as the common shade 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 probably the most influence with out altering the general brightness and distinction of your illustration. I additionally add a stroke and a drop shadow-effect as a way 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 closing changes

As I saved engaged on my illustration I seen that the background shade having a wierd and hazy high quality. So I exchanged it for a barely cooler tone. As soon as every part else was accomplished I took a while and add a closing occlusion shadow. I used the laborious spherical brush, and painted in smaller strokes, as a way 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 may create a full rendering of your idea however typically a neat occlusion move is sufficient to promote your design.

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