Just stopping by the old blog for an update sharing the Christmas digital art I made for my son.
After the Hilltop Vista model edit art I completed (shared in the post before this), my son really wanted a drawing of his favourite character for Christmas. I told him I tried drawing a pandaren, but I really couldn’t pull off turning a real human model into an animal person.
Hey, he already told me lying was perfectly acceptable when used as a disguise for gifts and surprises.
And so, I turned Kirilee, the lovely model whose original stock photo you can find by clicking her name in this sentence, into the pandaren fire mage, Mingji.
And then we have the finished version where I clone-brushed my art over a very slightly edited World of Warcraft screenshot:
Mingji is one of the pandaren from the Wandering Isle (which is actually the back of a giant turtle). After helping both horde and alliance who crash landed, Mingji chose to help the horde thereafter. My son hasn’t really created a story or background for her, so I don’t know why she chose horde or what her personality is like, only what he wanted her transmog (visual appearance gear in-game) to eventually be, and of course, what she actually looks like. The virtual frame and signature are because he wanted it framed and signed by me *laughs* so there you are.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I think I most definitely improved in model edit art from the two Hilltop Vistas posted before, to “Playing with Fire.” I definitely challenged myself a lot with this compared to the hilltop vistas.
For those that are thinking about (already) giving up on my blog series, Silent Rain, I’m toying with the idea of taking the updates to every-other-week, or once a month so I can complete an illustration for each episode. I have half the next episode written, and half of a model edit completed for it.
I’m not sure I can turn out visual artwork that quickly though, it invariably causes double procrastination (a feeling I can’t turn in the next episode without the artwork and vice-versa), but it may make Silent Rain more attractive as a blog series in the long run. Anyone still care enough about Silent Rain to weigh in here? I know I’ve neglected it so badly I probably lost my audience (my fault, sorry again!).
I should have more time for it now, however. I guess the question is rather silly before I’ve even completed an episode with an illustration. Even if no one’s reading them anymore, I WILL finish Silent Rain, if only for myself. It helps that I’m playing world of warcraft again and not entertaining a silly notion about finally finishing a nanowrimo again.
Gonna actually try to finish the model edit illustration of the next episode AND the next episode itself and get them up tomorrow. Hopefully anyone who’s interested will have a fresh new episode tomorrow at some point.