While I worked on the design of this armor, I was thinking of following the Blizzard, Darksiders and Final Fantasy style, I really love it.
I must thank my bro Fabricio Moraes, I learned a lot from the feedback we exchange to get this design. And thanks to James Brian Jones to inspire me to get a better 3d approach, in my art.
I should finish this piece this month, but I’m dealing with a health problem are already two months, this treatment prevents me to continue working, actually fulfill some job duties and was forced to rest, I disregarding medical recommendations to rest and treatment so extended. This is driving me crazy.
I’ll travel to NYC in the next 13th, one more time disregarding medical advice. Actually I already am recovering, this is the last week of treatment …
But be assured, if I die in NYC, I’ll die happy
Everything in Right Place
I used this character as lab, at the beginning I did not know how to work with values.
Very Bad Contrast
In the earliest attempts I did not know how to keep the medium shade and make the contrast nicer for me.
But I redid this several times until improve it. Try again and again, as often as necessary.
When I returned from NYC, I’ll finish it, put more details in the leg to be more like the arm.
I need to rest a little more.
UPDATED: Some silhouettes. I did it using the mirror tool in Corel Painter.
I pray every day to the Adobe gods to implement this tool in Photoshop.