So a British military biologist. Now that has to be an impressive CV!Thallium wrote: ↑Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:07 pmThanks very much, hopefully this last post will be even better. My reasons for choosing Britain and the military are simple: always write what you know, and I am both British and an army reservist (which is in fact where I've been the last 2 weeks) so I know both pretty well. I find it makes your worlds a lot more believable if you can bring the kind of specialist knowledge which you can't just look up on Wikipedia. As you said, Britain is also a natural pick because of their history of using foreign regiments like the Gurkhas so it's not out of the realms of possibility to make use of the basitin's natural talents for war.
I had read that advice before, always write what you do know. But sometimes it depends, in my case there is really little I can talk about signal processing or coding before people fall sleep, I might add something about my home country but most people find it boring too...
There is also a joke i read once. An interviewer was questioning an author, he wrote about the poor and the "marginals" but he lived in a mansion. so how could he know what he was talking about? The writer answered: "Well Ray bradbury wrote about other planets, yet i am pretty sure he never left Earth"
I was simply gonna comment that even thought i "took" a few courses on product design i did not actually passed said course. However then i remembered i do not really need to do much work myself as the problem has been already solved:Thallium wrote: ↑Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:07 pmYou're probably quite right that real digitigrade footwear would look different but alas I did not have the inclination to thought experiment anymore then converting normal boots to fit a paw. If you come up with anything you think would be more convincing then please by all means let me have a look and I might be able to modify how I do them in the future.
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You attention to detail is just extreme, If not for the colors, and the ears, i could swear that is a historical painting.Thallium wrote: ↑Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:07 pm======================================================================================================================================================================
Part 16 of the Illustrated Guide. This is it friends, this is the end (for now) of the 2D images and so I thought I'd send you off with a bang, especially considering I've been away for the last 2 weeks. So here you are: 4 images (well 4 variations of 1 image) and what better subject to tackle for the last in the series but the top of the basitin military as a whole, the High Generals and Ambassador General Keith Cornelius Keiser in particular. I always knew I wanted to finish the series with Keith but I also knew that if I was to do him justice I would need the experience have having done all the other images first. I also knew that I wanted to portray him wearing his general's armour but a more realistic version than what you see in the comic so I spent a good deal of time hunting round for a suit that was both awesome and matched the comic one and I think I found a pretty good candidate (as you will see). I thought it would be good to have several different versions of this final image to as I wanted a version to match my previous "battle-ready" style as well as the one where he's in his comic form. There's also versions of both in silver armour in case the comic-black is not your thing and you're after something a little more realistic. Pick and mix your favourites. Small disclaimer: as I wanted this to be 100% Keith Keiser (and not my crappy approximation of him), I did copy some of Tom's line art for Keith's head, just so it would definitely be him.
I never considered your drawings bad, just a bit rough around the edges, something that could be simply fixed with a few months of practice. But damn man, if you told me you actually sculpted this and this is a photograph, i would believe you!Thallium wrote: ↑Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:48 amAnd here we are, the start of 3D! Strap in because (if I do say so myself) this is going to be pretty damn cool. So we start where we began last time round with the humble shieldbearer, the backbone of the basitin army. I won't re-post the description explaining how they function, you can check out the original if you'd like that (and laugh at the jump in quality).
The text descriptions won't be going away either, they will however be changing. There's no point re-doing descriptions for these kind of images (I will just link to their originals) but for the full scenes, instead of the text being descriptive and explaining how various soldier types function, they will instead be short stories written from the perspective of those participating in the event being portrayed. There will, I think you'll be glad to hear, be more full scenes than simple re-do's.
So yes, that's it, please enjoy this new direction and as always feel free to let me know any comments or criticisms. They are always appreciated.