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 closing 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 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 in all probability 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 in an effort 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 in an effort to be constant within the presentation of my work. It is not going to solely embrace the work but in addition descriptive notes and title of my challenge. This time is less complicated 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 manner 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 outcome I additionally restrict my colour palette. An important colour for Christmas after all is pink, and so I make pink my most dominant and vibrant colour, whereas the inexperienced has a bit much less saturation. This methods the 2 very reverse colours don‘t compete for consideration. After selecting a good much less saturated orange as my third colour, all different hues is positioned in-between these three.

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A restricted colour palette will ship a sublime outcome.

Including textures

As soon as I‘m proud of 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 colour 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 in an effort to make my ideas appear like a sticker.

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

Occlusion and closing changes

As I stored engaged on my illustration I seen that the background colour having a wierd and hazy high quality. So I exchanged it for a barely cooler tone. As soon as all the pieces else was accomplished I took a while and add a closing occlusion shadow. I used the laborious spherical brush, and painted in smaller strokes, in an effort to create simply sufficient texture to make it mix properly with the feel we added within the earlier step.

Thanks for studying, and have a improbable Christmas everybody!

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You’ll be able to create a full rendering of your idea however generally a neat occlusion move is sufficient to promote your design.

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