Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Female character sketches

Every now and then I want to scratch the character itch. Here are some female character sketches done on my spare time. It's good to wake the figure drawing muscles a bit. Sometimes the job doesn't allow enough time to practice the human form as much as I'd like. Female characters are notoriously challenging to get right; I thought I'd share some exercises.
Some head exercises to try out different personalities. Maybe the 4 on the left belong to the same gang of punk outlaws. The rest are a bit more random, especially bottom right, which is obviously inspired by Solid Snake :)
No real theme here other than powerful female characters. The one on the right is obviously a nod to Star Wars.
The process, starting from basic pose suggestion to finding secondary details, then cleaning up the lines in a new layer, and making some needed changes to make the pose more dynamic as well as adding basic tone with copic marker (Sketchbook Pro).

Armory Concept - XCOM 2

Another sneak peek at the XCOM 2 artbook. This is a concept for XCOM's mobile base, the "Avenger". It's where you will spend countless hours customizing your soldiers!

XCOM 2 Sectoid Concept Art

Here are a couple of images to give you a taste of the XCOM 2 artbook!

This is the early concept for the Sectoid in XCOM :

Official Sectoid description From 2K Games:
"The Sectoid from XCOM: Enemy Unknown makes a return in XCOM 2, but even the least-observant soldier on the battlefield is bound to notice some new characteristics. See how the Sectoid is taller and almost human-like now? That’s no coincidence!
Through human gene manipulation, the alien invaders have managed to breed a new version of the Sectoid. This improved Sectoid gains a hefty, intimidating frame, all while retaining its well-known psionic abilities. One such ability is called Mindspin, a roulette-type mental attack that has a chance to disorient a soldier. Mind Control also makes a return, though in XCOM 2 it’ll be a much more early-game threat.
As for weaponry, Sectoids will once again brandish their patented wrist-mounted blaster. The Sectoid pictured above must have forgotten its weapon at home."

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

XCOM 2 Artbook!

XCOM 2 might not be out until February 5th, but that doesn't meant the Artbook has to wait!
Check it out on Amazon and snag your copy today!