sketches for an upcoming character design assignment in which we design a barbarian man and woman, their creature, along with an evil wizard and their henchmen.
i may have over thought it. because i kind of forgot to focus on shape, mostly with the barbarian woman. i wanted to capture a real muscular woman’s body type instead of the overly sexed up glamazon huntress look, just for the sake of doing something ~different~. i was most recently inspired by 1st female UFC champ ronda rousey and how she is exactly how a real woman would look if she could kick a lot of ass and didn’t take roids (or get breast implants because she took too much roids).
because im goin’ against the grain here, i may have sacrificed “appeal” in the end. sure it’s less “original” but unique doesn’t necessarily mean good. and there’s a reason for the forumla you see people do a thousand times…it’s because it works. the rebel in me feels like i’m selling out, but i haven’t even sold in yet? i’m not known basically is what i’m saying. and it would benefit me to learn the rules before i break em. not sayin’ i’m gonna sexify her. but it’s something to keep in mind and write about while i’m in cg class.