I decided to go in a slightly different direction this week and try doing a cartoon style character. The character I chose to create was the robot variant of the Bat-suit which sometimes makes an apperance in the DC comics universe. Off hand I can think of 2 different times its made an appearance (The Dark Knight Returns Part 2, Batman VS Robin) and I do believe that Batffleck.. sorry Ben Affleck will be rocking the suit to fight Superman in the upcoming film Batman V Superman.
Anyway back to what I did. I wanted something that could pass as a cartoon instead of 3D object but still actually be a 3D object. To that end I created a very basic version of the armour and used various Toon shaders to colour the object. I then used the Freestyle rendering options to add in the lines around the parts to make it look more like a cartoon drawing. The reason I only created a very basic model of the armour is because typically 2D cartoon characters a very plain. This helps when animating as there is less to redraw and reposition.
I actually had to remove some of the things I added to the suit so it could look more like a cartoon. I had some pipes, wires, sockets, straps, etc. but it just looked too much for a cartoon so I cut most of them out. Its a shame because I spent a fair bit of time adding them but thats just one of the things that can happen in any project.
Next week I'll be doing another random weekend challenge. Until then, you can keep up with me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Deviant Art. In addition to Weekend Challenges, I do weekly blogs called the Weekly Round-Up that are posted every Thursday in which you can see what I do throughout the week.
Hi, I'm Claude, head & creator of Adaptive Pixel. You might be wondering what brought you here and I'm here to tell you, it was a link. Here is where I will be posting what I'm currently doing and challenges I've done.
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