I hope I can talk about Chris Oatley classes soon enough They are amazing.
So! Fanart to Zelda Ocarina of Time, Volvagia boss! The though guy from temple of Fire. So very fond of this memories!
Photoshop CS6 over scanned sketch, around 20h.
Is that is the case, where did that particular choice of words came from?
Well, Portuguese is my native tongue, and as in many latin languages, every noun is gendered; We don't have an "it" equivalent, and we have two options for "the", both gendered. So we refer to a chair, in example, as "a cadeira", and the "a" preceding it makes it a female noun. A glass of water would be "o copo", or "um copo", both making it a male noun.
So, as in many languages like this, we sort of default things as male; A human is "o humano", definitely male; So you kind of end using it for genderless things too. It's weird because it is definitely gendered, language wise, but not meaning wise. A lot of activists groups is actively trying to knock out this male-default set by the language, but it's hard.
So yeah, when I pick words across languages, this male-can-be-neutral-too though sometimes slips though. I have been trying to avoid this kind of structural slip, but it's so impervious and hard to spot sometimes!
So thank you, another thing I'm going to keep in mind from now on.
This one in special was indeed digital color in photoshop over a scanned sketch. You can see the original pencil sketch and the first color pass at this link: sulamoon.tumblr.com/post/30229…
I do a lot of fixing digitally as you can see; But a pencil sketch is a powerful way to decide what direction you want to take your image.
However, I do sketch a lot digitally using a wacom tablet, a digital pen you attach to a desktop, not a tablet like ipad hehe. If you don't know it, I recommend you looking into for digital painting.
Ctrl paint site also has a very nice free tutorial series that does a nice introduction to digital painting. Check it out here: www.ctrlpaint.com/library/
A friend of mine bought a wacom tablet but he didn't use it much so I didn't see the amazing benefits it could have but now I do.
Thanks again SulaMoon
I added a link to this picture in the description and hardly anyone follows me. It's more for fun than anything. Not for credit or money definitely as it's just a mish mash of pictures. Hope you enjoy. Here's the link (pun intended) : vtfawkes.deviantart.com/art/Ze…
and if you'd rather me take it down I will gladly do so as it's just fun and never intended to diminish the hard work of others.
Stay frosty SulaMoon
This is really cool.
I love that boss battle, and my brother dared me to do it without the goron suit, so i had to do it really fast.
I LOVE how Volvagia looks in here.
Love the fire in the background and i love link.
Damn this Picture is perfect!
There's often a great deal of fanart in a more cartoon style, but the realism on Volvagia's face and claws is spot on, and the colours and shading really take me back to...the intense heat of the moment. (I'M SO SORRY)
Instant fav. !