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    Days go by quick and i still dont have a full concept, but im doing something for the Shogun 2 Anniversary Competition.

    Not sure which direction it will take, but i have like a base idea of this samurai/shogun:



    Its just like a sketch with base coloring for now, and theres much work to be done with the details, also not sure what background im gonna go for.
    Honestly not sure what style i want to go for in the end just yet, will have to work this out.
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    1000x500 + more detail / wip






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    Looking good! How much detail do you intend to put into it?

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    Thanks!



    How much detail do you intend to put into it?
    I want to fix the "ear" pieces a bit and those parts covering the armpits, and under the neck, and then probably it will be mostly be like this version, maybe some shading and highlights adjustment a bit.






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    Maybe make the background first and then do shading and highlighting?

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    Yeah i know what you mean. I dont think im gonna do much in terms of the background, i will try to keep it simple. I already fixed most of the stuff i wanted, but this week i wont be working on it too much cause ive got a lot of other stuff to do. I will get back to this before the end of the month.






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    I was at work earlier, so i havent posted the current version, so this is the current stage:


    Im still gonna play around with the highlights and possibly color corrections. I think it mostly looks the way i wanted.






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    That's very cool, did you draw that?

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    Yeh i made a pencil drawing then inked it and the rest of the process is here. Im no expert on japanese armor tho so i was using reference pics to draw that, mostly.






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    Make a search on google with samurai artstation. You'll get plenty pics and 3D models for reference
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    Yeah i looked for some examples like that, but i mostly used one of them to focus on.

    Also, this picture is not meant to be a photorealistic style, and i cant really devote this all that much time so im probably not gonna polish all details enough, i dont know. For now, i mean actually last evening, i added something like a simple background and a bit of color adjustment, to see how it looks, and i think i like the dark tones. Im gonna probably try to work on the details or lights and shadows a bit during the weekend.

    This is first mockup:







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    I'd like the colours less muted.

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    There is still one week to figure this out, so that was the first mockup of the banner but definately not the final version. I agree that the reds are a bit dull, theres quite a bit that could be improved overall. Thanks for your input mate, i appreciate. Anybody else wants to point out something different maybe?






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    Looks great, my only issue is with the background. The sort of "painted over" or whatever effect is coming off more as low resolution than what is intended, I think.

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    I'd say make the blacks darker and it's nice.

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    @Akar, yeah i guess that effect is a bit distracting, thanks.

    @Araval, i specifically dont want it to be jet black so thats just my artistic choice i would say

    I also thinking about trying a vertical arrangement, but i dont think i have enough time now for that.


    This will probably be the final version, i think the bigger one but i made the small one just to see how it looks in comparison.

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    That's awesome, well done man. Background looks way better now. I also like the texturing on the words you've done.

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    Thank you!

    a bit of a comparison here, with some of the original drawing on paper that ive done at work (quiet day at the office doodles) - you can see its on paper cause theres a bit of my finger there too







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    You have beautiful fingers, Vlad, I've always said so.

    Very cool look behind the curtains .

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