I entered a contest at 1up.com to try to win a free Fire Emblem edition 3ds console. I did not win. Didn't even get an honorable mention. I guess the guy was really into anime style because he chose a bunch of that kinda stuff...a girl who made dolls won the prize. I guess something physical and 3 dimensional is what it takes to win! Next time i'll make my first maquette out of clay
Here's my entry for the 1up Fire Emblem contest.
It's Chrom and Marth ... I was trying to decide on whether or not I wanted to depict these two together...or just another side character, like Sumia, Cordelia or Tharja....here are some thumbnails drew while trying to come up with an idea.
I took the chosen thumbnail and blew it up onto a decent sized canvas and put in a value study.
After some research of screenshots and what not I tried my best to duplicate these insane character designs. They were a pleasure to reproduce. The boots, man...the boots! It took a while and did my line on the cintiq. It would have been cleaner if I just did pencil and paper. But I didn't have enough time as I'd like to spend on a piece. And the swords are a pain.
Did another better value block in...
And then I put a gel layer on top of that and started coloring...it is good for a quick color study, but it leaves the colors looking a little dull so then you put another regular layer over that and just paint to get brighter and more saturated colors.
All in all this took me...I don't know...how long. I did thumbs and started the line drawing on friday. finished the line and did value on saturday..and colored on Sunday...it was a fire emblem weekend. My day was taken up trying to find an early release copy in my area and working on this. Sorry about that, homework, I have my priorities straight.
Hope you enjoy it... Good luck to all the people entering!