I sketched this guy a while ago, intending to make fun of the trend of designing a costume and calling it character design. But once the Death Butterfly was born, finishing the painting became a moral imperative. I tried to get more character into the face as I went so it doesn't exactly match the original intention of the piece. The original post it comes from here.
Yep, you are spot on! Why they started to call this "character design" is beyond me. Probably bacause the fact that in games characters have one set of clothes and never change Poor sods
The best excuse I've heard for a game is when they want the player to infuse themselves into the avatar, so they go deliberately generic. But that's the easy route to go for a designer, so I think we need to learn the hard way and then when asked we can easily back off to generic.
The worlds most terrifying butterfly. This is awesome!
This is like that neverending trend of adding XTREME!!!!! to things to make them exciting, but in the best possible way
This is really fantastic!
He was this close to earning his wings
Ahaha. It's been a long time since I played world of warcraft, but I think I remember a cloth armor set from that game that is fairly similar to this around the shoulder area. Just thought it was funny, kind of a testament to blizz's over designed armor sets. Regardless of character design though, this is a very cool thematic piece of costume design. Haven't really seen many people theme a suit of armor after butterflies, and you nailed it here really well!
neat character, Well done on the armor c:
I really like how he projects as a warrior. I really like how he uses a Butterfly for fierce elegance.
I never thought of using a butterfly for creating armor. The contrast of delicate and hardened steal is huge but this looks amazing.
I love this perhaps unreasonably much.
That face says I'm ready kick a astonishing amount of ass!
What program is this done in?
Very cool. Love the Details. Would love to get to that skill level. Any tips on it? I've thought of going to school, it's not so much the drawing and concepts but making it come together in those graphic art type programs. Need knowledge of operating the software.
You've got to find the right school, most art schools and art programs at universities are garbage. But if you can find a good one it can transform your life. There are also a lot of online classes and resources, I'd look for one that has you do assignments and get critiques though---watching videos will do you very little good.
I like him. This guy has a temper like Vesuvius and all the anger management skills of an avalanche; in or out of the fancy armor. Stealthy, not at all; which means he doesn't sneak up on the enemy well. I still like him.