Daemon Mailer Progress Update

2014-11-23 22.49.03So, I’ve moved on to putting clothes on the goblin and fleshing out the gauntlet some more.

I moved her bust down on the feedback of friends who… have them, as well as tweaking the angle of hips and such.

I opened up WoW for the first time in a bit more than a year to take a look at goblin hairdos and pick one out, since this is for a WoW promo contest, and finally drew her face. I might put in some more piercings, since WoW goblins are big fans of those.

I’m thinking about tweaking the gauntlet a bit, both in design and pose. Perspective is screwy on that. Even if the vacuum tube and electromagnet coming off the cuff of the gauntlet are coming out on a plane perpendicular to the arm, they’re coming out at weird angles on that plane. I’m also thinking about turning the hand forward slightly to better get across the Dr. Strange-inspired gesture. Looking up Dr. Strange reference, the thumb needs to be pointed in the same direction as the fingers, and the fingers need to be parallel, rather than splayed, so I’ll tweak the hand pose regardless.

In the actual current drawing, I’ve roughed out some strips of the robe to have embellishment, which I need to design, and I’ve actually fleshed her feet out as well.

The belt needs embellishment as well, I think.

As always, critique and suggestions are welcome.

Daemon Mailer [Deviant Art WoW contest]

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Deviant Art is holding a contest to promote Blizzard’s new expansion for Hearthstone (it’s an online card game based on World of Warcraft for the rare few people who might read this who don’t know what that is).

The basic object is to draw a gnome or goblin character, based on the World of Warcraft gnomes and goblins. Both races are, of course, short, and are the tinkers of the setting, though Gnome tech is more shiny, orderly clockwork and Goblin tech is more cluttered, random “schizo tech”.

Given my preference for goblins and all things dark, I am of course drawing a goblin warlock with magi-tech. The rocket gives the drawing it’s title, as it is a “Daemon Mailer,” ie, a weapon for shooting imps at people. The other hand will be clad in a mecha-magical gauntlet similar to that worn by Rasputin in Hellboy.

I am open to critique and criticism and would in fact like any people have to offer, so I can fix stuff now.