Friday, June 02, 2006

Tiny Warlock

I needed a new sig for my guild's forums because I've deleted my Horde warlock and the Tauren isn't even inked yet, much less coloured. So I took one of the sketches I'd posted here before and vectorized it in Illustrator. I thought about what sort of kid my warlock would have been, and "creepy as all get-out" seems to work on her.



I knew what sort of effect I was going for, but I found the colour scheme to be difficult to work out. I ended up getting the skin tone from photos of people in public aquariums and screwing around with everything else until I got something that looked reasonable. I'm pleased with how the picture turned out, but I keep wondering whether I should have toned down the deeper shadows, or put in dimples or hair strands... When is a drawing complete, anyway?

I'm tired today, and cranky. I ended up not making this into a sig after all -- I wanted to put in a border of letters exported from Illustrator to Photoshop, but I couldn't fade the layer the way I wanted to and still have antialiased letters. I'd like the left side of the layer to be completely opaque and the right side to be transparent, so that the border fades evenly into the background behind the figure. I spent a lot of time in the help files without effect. What a pain in the butt!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

great image!

Princess Rockstar Scientist said...

Thanks!