A character in the style of a golden age illustrator/ cartoonist/ animator
Mainly no from the feedback.
chose to do “ Jack Kirby” and “ Will Eisner” who both had work within the golden age period.
Took note of the two artist with The lines of the eg the nose and mouth.
The bra section pattern inspired by Jack kibys Hela character, noticed in that character there’s what appears to be black circles a line In the middle then rest is green. So incorporated: black dots and a line, then the rest green in the bra section
No because: the extra bright green outline around the black lines and the shade of green is wrong, if i took it out/ changed the shade it would of matched Jack kirby’s style more.
Black outlines– in the style of Will Eisner
Dress shape– it somewhat fits Will Eisner style with the character being ridiculously small from the hip on his p”gell character It goes straight down then flares out.
It turns into a no, because in my character I’ve done the same but before it flares out it goes inwards.
yes, made the character have: a hour glass silhouette, big breasts, small waist and a large butt. From the research of golden age comic book artist characters, that’s what it commonly portrayed.
However in my Vena character exaggerated it further. This exaggeration in shape made it somewhat no, it does not follow characters silhouette.
The second reason made the character have a large butt, is to balance out the sheer weight of 7 breasts so the character wont topple over.
Intention of silhouette:
Somewhat failed my own intention of the characters silhouette, because accidentally made it look like a mermaid, its not a mermaid.
Was more focused on putting plant elements in.The marks I used to shade some sections of the character doesn’t match the artists style. In terms of shading to match the artists more i should of used black for shading then some base color for ” light”.
A turnaround including front, ¾, side, ¾ back and back view
yes I have drawn these 5 poses.
Expression sheet with at least 5 facial expressions
yes drew 6
Originally wanted to do the exact same expression for multiple different emotions, but desired to make each one subtle instead.
2 story telling poses:
yes drew 5.
800 words backstory / creation legend
If 10% below or above 800 words counts. Yes
The word count totaled to 879 words.
While writing the backstory, ignored word count to get the story down but
because of the limiting 800 word count, had to drastically cut It down many sections of the original version and changed vats amounts. For example cut out the section what she does when her horrible ex-husband that comes through, what she actually does when under the demon hag and why she has a tree with hanging skin in her lair in another project, FGM,how her legs was binded when she was a child, the extent of how cruel they treated Vena when she was alive but at the same time how well she was treated compared to her “sister” . How even though she was taught about plants she still ate poisonous plants “unknowingly”. However thought what was included was enough to hint at those topics.
In conclusion: I should of created a questionnaire then changed the backstory to scale or add anything to the story.
For the character to look feminine:
yes, evidence: feedback, as well as the fact he has breasts on display, a hour glass silhouette normality associated for an “ ideal women” .
Character looking powerful and elegant
Resemble a plant:
yes because of the use of colours and shapes
evidence: feedback someone mentioned it looked like a plant demon.
If where to do the project again would:
-Be more careful of smoothness and cleanness of lines/ shading.
– make the lamb actually resemble more of a lamb.
-From feedback, people mentioned the character looked like shes cradling the lamb, if where to do it again would make it more visibly breast feeding.
-Put more planning before actually writing the back story for example carefully designate a certain amount of words per topic.
-write her meeting with the plant god and how they become their boss.
-work on anatomy
-pay attention more to the artist styles
– A larger range of emotions, because the character does not really show much of emotion in the face. Should of added in for example a hand gesture expression sheet/ more movement to the head/ the hood could of changed shape to show a wider range of emotions.
In conclusion: I have largely failed this brief, because the main point of the brief was to draw a character in the style of a chosen people in the golden age. No one thought it looked liked the style of the 2 chosen people.