How to create cute New Year character

in illustration •  17 days ago

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This is a short story on how I've created my New Year octopus character recently.

Idea

Everything is started from idea. I wanted to make an octopus standing on yoga mat in something like tree pose balancing on one tentacle holding the phone, drink and firework in other tentacles.

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Sketch

I found this sketch was not good enough and started to check my previous works analyzing what was good about that. After few seconds I've realized I have to add more contrast in its silhouette. So I've enarged its head exaggerated it to a great extent making the feeling of something big together with small parts in one place. This contrast always works.

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Coloring process

Now it was ready to be colored. I've drawn more accurate silhouette, eyes and legs on separate layers. Locked its transparency and started to add depth.

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My character was ready but I need some light background to make it finalized.

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Final Touch

Added slight color on the back and snowflakes and faded its head edge to match the background more. Here it is.

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eSteem product lead & illustrator Fil Dunsky
portfolio at dunsky.ru

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Thanks a lot for your support!

Great artwork! Awesome description of your experience. Upvoted, and hope we can support each other on Steemit!

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Thank you!

There are certainly times when I am on esteem that I wished I had that many hands! He is wonderful!

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Great work as usual.

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Thanks!
By the way, posted using eSteem Surfer and edited with new beautiful eSteem Mobile ;)

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Great! I am also fan of eSteem apps and waiting for update in Google play store.

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Have you tried that updated version came out yesterday (following link above)? Or you meant you've already tried and waiting for new update with more features and fixes?

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Any update comes little late in India 😀 just checked In play store no update available for me of eSteem.

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Follow the link from my comment. This is not an update. This is separate app (second version). Or you can search play store for esteem and you will find that v2 there https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.esteem.mobile

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Just started using. It is first comment from esteem v2 to @dunsky.

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Congratulations! Please do read recent @good-karma post and report any concerns you might have with the app in comments there or directly to me as well if you wish to. We would be glad to have as much testers as we can...

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Okay thanks.