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 ultimate Christmas illustration

Refining the idea of our character

Earlier than we do anything, we return and try our character. He appears good and his garments already match to our winter subject however it’s not 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 cross, 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 in an effort to add just a few extra Christmas associated particulars.

Creating our composition

Often once I work on a undertaking I create a template for my ideas in an effort to be constant within the presentation of my work. It won’t solely embody the work but in addition descriptive notes and title of my undertaking. This time is less complicated 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 approach in your canvas.

Including colours

When including colours I attempt to stick with the values I selected within the earlier steps. With the intention to get a sublime consequence I additionally restrict my coloration palette. An important coloration for Christmas in fact is pink, and so I make pink 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 sublime consequence.

Including textures

As soon as I‘m pleased with the colours I take advantage of a few textures in an effort to get a bit extra of an natural really feel to my illustration. You will discover these textures within the accompanied PSD. In the event you use your individual texture, use the auto-contrast perform in Photoshop in an effort 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 probably the most affect with out altering the general brightness and distinction of your illustration. I additionally add a stroke and a drop shadow-effect in an effort 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 ultimate changes

As I stored engaged on my illustration I observed that the background coloration having an odd and hazy high quality. So I exchanged it for a barely cooler tone. As soon as every little thing else was accomplished I took a while and add a ultimate occlusion shadow. I used the onerous spherical brush, and painted in smaller strokes, in an effort to create simply sufficient texture to make it mix nicely 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 cross is sufficient to promote your design.

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