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A computer science and media arts student whose draws overdressed sword people


Arktour Livingcast by adelruna
Arktour Livingcast

Commission for D’Artagnan Merrill of his character Arktour Livingcast
armour painting process by adelruna
armour painting process

Armour painting process. (since every time I get asked this I didn't provide a good explanation…)

I hope the pictures make enough sense by their own, but if they don’t please feel free to ask. In general, here are some tips:

  • the base colours established in step 1-4 are probably the most important. because that alone is enough to make believable metal, not the details.
  • If you don’t know what colours to lay down, it’s a good idea to use a reference. This was the one I used because I liked the orange light.
  • High contrast! (still not enough here haha)
  • Maintain sharp edges and heavy shadowing for overlapping plates to make it pop. Sometimes even some highlights have sharp edges too. However you should balance it with soft shading in places where the eye does not focus to make it appear more natural
  • Reflection colours tend to be very strong in metal, hence why the orange(reflection) and the blue(primary) light are equally intense…

I hope this was helpful :) Not the only way to do things but that is my process.

Floeru by adelruna
Commission for :iconfloeru: ! Thanks for working with me :)
josephine by adelruna
guess who's excited for dragon age inquisition...

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MistVenturer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Omg you're only 18!? That's amazing! I'm 17, and no where near as good as you. :D
adelruna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student
Thanks very much but you don't need to compare your skill to my age, I'm sure you are doing fine! A lot of people get into art at a much later age but the important thing is that you are doing something you love and you are prepared to work for it :)

Also welcome to deviantart!
MistVenturer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
akitku Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! Your style is so beautiful! :love:
adelruna Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student
you're welcome and thank you :love:
SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave! 
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I discovered your work by following a bread crumb trail from your Snow White in armor piece.  I'm intrigued by your cast of colorful characters, attention to detail, and narrative storytelling. I'm excited to keep an eye on your work here and watch how you grow and grow.  Best of luck with your creative endeavors!
adelruna Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student
Wow, I am so glad that you think so especially from somebody who has great works! *u* Thank you, I will continue to do my best
klmsilgi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It will be a pleasure to watch your colorful and female works.

Thanks for that Jane... :aww:
adelruna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student
Thank you :D
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