More Marvel Madness with portraits of 5 characters, 3 of them referenced off the actors Hugh Jackman, Anna Pacquin and Ian McKellen while the other two (Ghost Rider) off a skull doll and another actor Thomas Jane but not the official actor for Nova (obviously since there isn't a Nova film yet).
A practise of perspective, stylised characters without reference. I'm aware now that the legs are far too small even for the perspective influence but that's just something I'll have to get used to identifying.
Below is a GIF showing the processes and obviously why my perspective of the legs were off.
Don't know much about the character except for his name and a few little perks here and there from his game, but he is a playable character in UMvC3 so I thought I'd make a little comedy out of his name.
Some more practise on portraits, tone and every other skills that are used naturally in the process.
Featuring myself, a friend, Iron Man's Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and Thor's Chris Hemsworth.
There were no tracing involved, just a lot of eyeballing of the reference. These are essentially the first 4 "painting" type art I've done since getting the Cintiq and I learned a lot pretty quickly after evaluating each piece upon completion.
From 4 or so hours on "The Patty Pat" to an hour each on RDJ and C.H.
Featuring Gamora and Magneto (Marvel heroes) inspired by Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (again).
Magneto's Level 3 Hyper Combo attack is his "Gravity Squeeze" which is pretty self explanatory but I decided to make a someone lightly sexist joke about it in the scene below.
Inspired by the game Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Doctor Strange has an attack that calls forth power from his amulet the "Eye of Agamotto".
Deadpool being the funny character that he was intended to be (that mocks other characters) throws one of Doctor Strange's strongest foe, Shuma-Gorath who happens to have a very distinct "eye" which Deadpool makes a pun of.
Bonus image below featuring Doctor Strange's other main villain, Dormammu.
As everybody is aware and excited, Iron Man 3 and Darkstalkers Ressurection is coming soon! Here's a little extra hype for all Iron Man and Darkstalker fans.
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Round Three: Morrigan Aensland vs. Anthony "Tony" Stark (Iron Man)
What do you get when you put a succubi with the the playboy billionaire in the same room? A lot of fun for both fighters and all the audience around. Although with these two, the whole city is their bedroom.
Maybe if Stark didn't use up all of his Arc Reactor's power on his thrusters he would've done something that could have been fatal to Morrigan - pun intended. ;)
The armor gave me the most trouble, the level of detail was a huge shift from drawing very basic characters (like the Citacup and Calamaori) but it's good to be back into drawing more completed works and I hope to keep the momentum going.
Although the classic red and gold version is much simpler in terms of the level of details, the bolts and nuts etc. to draw but I decided to use the Mark V armor here because that's personally my favourite one and I love the silver on it as well as trying to keep some form of interest away from Morrigan and on Iron Man. (But then again, it wasn't a fair fight the Mark V is heavily outclassed by later models and are only equipped with Repulsor Blasts).
Sometimes I like to call him Island Man, as that's what it sounds like if you tag out to Iron Man from Morrigan or perform a TAC/DHCon UMvC3. Anyway, as usual progression can be found below.
Inspired by Marvel's Shuma-Gorath this is the Calamaori. Except this design is a generic squid with a tilted hat smoking a Colorado Claro.
The naming convention is a pun on the English pronounciation of "Māori" and the food commonly known as Calamari (squid) and as such, the design input was a generalisation of the way some Māori people of the common era dress in New Zealand.
It started out as just a rough sketch which I thought eventually looked like it could look like something cool if vectored in a simple cartoon-y style.
Country of Origin: Ukraine
Birth Year: 1985
Height: 159 cm
Weight: 62 kg
Born on an airplane during a flight from Ukraine to France
and raised in France. Her mother passed away moments after giving birth on the
plane and at the age of 14 her father became neck deep in debt and Thérèse was
forcibly taken away by a drug lord until he could pay her back. Ten years
later, Thérèse escapes and tramples on forbidden grounds of Ornica (one of the
many hell gates scattered around the world) in search of a new home; she
awakens the sealed spirit of the demon Leviathan from the early days of the
Minutes after gaining the power of the Leviathan, the men of
the drug lord catches up to her to try and retrieve her. Within moments of
touching her, their lungs were filled up and drowned. Thérèse gained superhuman
strength and the magical power to control water but in exchange becomes host
for the Leviathan spirit which at times becomes too strong for her to control
in its rampage.
Fueled by revenge, she tracks down every drug lord in the
country in search for her long lost father. With no sign of her father, three
years later she became known as Lethe; named after the river of oblivion.
Lethe is capable to materialize her scarf into a small
version of Leviathan’s tail and use it in combat to attack.
Among other materialization, she can bring forth the teeth of Leviathan with each
punch to add extra devastation.
Versus beast characters: “I'll show you why they call me the
king over all majestic wild beasts.”
Versus weapon users: “No blacksmith can make a weapon worthy of my notice.”
Versus high status characters: “The ocean itself bows before me.”
Common start quote: “Many have tried to slay this beast but none have succeeded.”
Common start quote: “Step aside - You are not the one I seek.”
Common start quote: “I have no equal.”
Common start quote: “God Himself said any hope of overcoming me is false.”
Perfect victory: “Just another day at the beach.”
High health win: “Would you just die already? You look like a fish out of its bowl.”
Near death win: “What a fight. I don’t think this is water.”
Versus common male characters: “There’s plenty more fish in
the sea, you’ll get one someday.”
Versus common female characters: “Look at you, we just started and you’re
already all wet.”
Versus Felicia: “Sorry, I’m not on the menu.”
Versus Morrigan: “You’ve long lived past your expiry date.”
Versus Hsien-Ko/Anakaris/Lord Raptor: “You’re better off dead.”
Versus Bishamon: “The sword itself does not prove equal, nor spear, dart or arrowhead.”
Versus Demitri Maximoff: “Flock off!”
Versus Huitzil: “Don’t compare me to the likes of dinosaurs.”
Versus Jon Talbain: “I know your pain but I don’t have the answer you seek.”
Versus Pyron: “I’m fated to live until Armageddon.”
So porting it into an actual Android software and hardware gave me a huge amount of trouble but it did end up working... to an extent.
The HUD has issues when it was imported and I'm not sure why things disappear here and there but I'm going to take this as a learning experience and well, learn from it for future projects. This may be the last we see of Citacup but during the production; I have a lot of new skills added to my programming and I've got an idea of how to get things done when working with other platforms such as HTML5 and Android.
Here's what may possibly be the last footage of Citacup: The Game.
Sencilsketches will pick-up on illustrations and animations again for a while before going back into game development. Another day in future, maybe Citacup will recommence or a new game will take its place.