MEGAPOST Cute Dwarf Blacksmith, *step by step*
Hello everyone! I come to you this time with a brand new piece and character of mine. And I'm about to take you step by step with how I did it! =D
Alright, well with this one and with all my other characters I always start with something from the top of my head and see if I can "feel" out the image prior to any solid lines or form. and this is where I started.
I loved the direction it was headed already! But soon realized that the anatomy was wayyy off.. arms and shoulders don't rotate like that, especially when swinging a hammer, so I went back to the drawing board.
This one felt MUCH closer but still.. very off. SO I went ahead and found a hammer * a meat mallet * and a mirror and went to town pretending to swing a hammer, I had to find the right angle and look for the swing and position and then I finally figured out what was wrong. Both the wrist and the hammer itself. SO then I went ahead and drew up these final lines! =D
I had it!! =D The commissioner loved it as well so then It was time to color!
finding my shadows and light sources
Beginning to add details and sweat and all that good stuff!
And then there she is!! =D
This whole process takes about 10-20 hours. depending on how long my sketch phase is and how long it takes me to figure things out and decide on color! :)
^^ Giphy for you guys!!! ^^
WELL I hope you all have enjoyed this process with me and I hope that you will be sure to follow me for lots more characters, art, tutorials, videos and more! :) Until then!
Any comments or upvotes is always appreciated of course ^_^ Ill see you all soon!