I just heard about this "Inktober" thing. However, I want to do a little something different. I already started something on the Arche Age forums for my own practice. Because it's something I really need and something I already promised to do there I don't want to stop it. Instead I figured I'll do this as an alternative and open it up to watchers here.
On Archeage I asked people to suggest their characters with screen shots and other references for me to draw as portraits, for the sake of using them as avatars whenever the forums enable to use of them. I did not promise I will do all of them, because I can't
. However, I'd choose whichever ones give me any ideas or inspiration, and more importantly whichever ones I think will give me the better practice.
My current practice theme is: Expressions, angles, and lighting. So I'm specifically looking for characters that have unique features for the most challenge. Broad nose, strong chins, square jaws, narrow face, bumped nose, freckles, scars etc. Similarly, I'm looking for more unique/ exotic anthros over the 'generic' look.
(Ps: The more interesting or expressive the expression is, the more likely it is to be drawn.)-------Suggestion form:Name of the character:Desired expression: (Perplexed, angry, neutral, happy etc)
Character references: (Must include close up of face + shoulders, or face + fullbody. Text descriptions are accepted in place of drawings, please be as accurate as possible. You may include colour samples from google images for things like hair, eyes, etc if it helps you.)Background choice: (You can have either a cel-shaded clouds and sky or a painted, textured background. If you choose a painted background, please choose two colours you like. Example: Blue and purple.)Any additional info/ request on the character: (Example: Simple magic effects in the background, you may have very specific colour palettes you want me to use etc.)-------
The portraits will be submitted in groups of 4 like below, thus it may take some time to post. However you can follow my tumblr at the top of the journal to see WIPs and some individual ones before they're posted to DA.