Sunday, March 24, 2013
Here is the final design for the lead character of Hilt. I've given her the name Fiona, a name of Irish origin which mens fair, white and beautiful.
She has remained fairly faithful to the original design that can be see a few posts ago, the only changes being those that cleaned up her design, such as removing the straps that zig-zagged across her, as well as removing a layer from her upper body.
The main change is that of her head and face. I never really clicked with the old face, and resolved to overhaul her to give her more intensity. With her close cropped hair, a theme in this comic by the looks of things, and more angular face I think I have achieved this.
Stay tuned for further updates, including that of the villains of the piece. Head over to artnuggets.net to see more of my work.
It's been a while since I posted anything, having been working full time. I have started doing the final artwork for the panels, and I'm really excited to see it come together. Still a long way to go, but I intend to post some samples soon.
In the meantime, here are some development sketches for the lead character and her horse. I was keen to get quite a fluid look into the horses hair and looked to the work of the french artist Claire Wendling for inspiration.