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Highwire the Knight by skyrore1999 Highwire the Knight by skyrore1999
My Entry for Autumn123Charlotte 's Contest, if you'd be interested in joining, please check it out here: [CONTEST] TF HUMAN-KNIGHT AU I took a lot of inspiration from Byzantine crusader uniforms, and the Joan of Arc. I was very against making her armor Pink, so I went with a RoseGold instead. I found some amazing references in this Wiki Page, please, please PLEASE go check it out, the paintings are absolutely breathtaking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural…

I decided to post the Concept and drafting work that went into her design, enjoy!
Highwire the Knight - Concept Art #1 by skyrore1999 Highwire the Knight - Concept Art #2 by skyrore1999
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:new: Since she's got a human version of herself, I wanted to give her a unique name to compliment the design. My main objective was to create a design that could stand on its own, without needing the context of her Transformers design. I've decided to name her Helaine , it's traditional name of the french 14th century, which is the culture and era she is primarily based in. It's got some of the letters in her original name and fits her very stoic, puritan personality. 
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Tumblr: skyroredraws.tumblr.com/
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More Art with Highwire: 
Out of my Element by skyrore1999 Dragala Calendar Project: October by skyrore1999 Highwire - Turn Around by skyrore1999
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DrewK27 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018
This is absolutely beautiful. The inspiration for the rosegold armor definitely shows. Great work!
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:iconskyrore1999:
skyrore1999 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so very much!
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saina-chan Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Certainly and interesting design with nice textures and shading.
Good thing of dropping heels in my opinion :).
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:iconskyrore1999:
skyrore1999 Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! During the design process, my friend saki-noir mentioned that heals would look too French, and way before the era that I'm basing her off of. I'm going off the 12-13th century style of medieval dress. With some fantasy elements included.
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Rudeus-TF Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
ooh found it! :D
man, that's a good one. such a nice coloring and all!

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:iconskyrore1999:
skyrore1999 Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Here is to hoping for the best. 
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Rudeus-TF Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
yeah! yeah you are in a good place there! :)
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the color of her armor
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:iconskyrore1999:
skyrore1999 Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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CuriousCucumber Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
I would have not minded pink armor either - but gotta say rose gold is a bit more royal 
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skyrore1999 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I just wanted her to be taken seriously. And Pink armor would probably not help that much.
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CuriousCucumber Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
I think it might have just not suited her - as I imagine her more of serious type of a warrior and pink tends to have a bit lighter feel to it
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skyrore1999 Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thats what I am hoping. Which of your ocs are you going to use for your entry?
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CuriousCucumber Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
Heh, I'm very predictable - and I'm going with Rody XD
I simply had a great idea for the armor for him - sketch is already done too
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skyrore1999 Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I'm really excited to see what you come up with. My expectation is you or Lillian will win. 
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CuriousCucumber Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Nah there are plenty of great people attending - you included :la: all depends on what Autumn is looking for, gonna be interesting!
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skyrore1999 Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
We'll see for sure >u<
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Blue-Starlights Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She look amazing!:D
I hope to win:3
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skyrore1999 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I appreciate that. 
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Blue-Starlights Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!:3
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Autumn123Charlotte Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK! add your work on contest.
please go check and make sure i didn't do something wrong~XD
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skyrore1999 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I checked you did just fine. Thank you very much!
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Autumn123Charlotte Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEAH!!
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saki-noir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
This turned out phenomenal and even after having gotten to see the process I'm still blown away with the end result. 

I love how much movement you were able to capture in the pose, particularly with the flowing cape and tunic. Her hair seems a bit still by comparison, but I hesitate to say give her hair more movement since I'd be concerned that would make the piece too busy with movement. 

I also love the texture you added to the armor, it really looks amazing, but it's a bit jarring when you look closely since nothing else on Highwire seems to have texture? This is just my personal preference, but I like using brushes to add subtle texture to skin, hair, and clothing. I know there are some nifty cross-hatched brushed in Clip Studio that I thought worked really well to add a subtle fabric texture. For skin I usually looks for a mixture of blotchy and speckled looking brushes (if that makes any sense) to add a little imperfection and variety to the skin. 

I really do love the background you put together, it gives a mystical "walking out of a story-book" sort of feel which I think worked perfectly for a knight character.  Her shoes are almost the same hue as the background though, so just watch out for that since they sort of disappear if you squint at the piece. 

Over all, I still love this piece and I think this is one of the most detailed pieces you've done lately and I am so impressed with your work.

I wish you the best of luck in the contest! I do hope you'll re-visit this design for Highwire though, she makes a fantastic knight. c:
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skyrore1999 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I appreciate you writing out long comments like this even though I did show you this while it was being made. I regret a lot of decisions I made with her texturing in general, but I'll fix it up next time I draw. I'm really glad you liked it, and I can't wait to see yours finished!
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saki-noir Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
It was a learning experience, and in the end I don't think it was a bad decision to add the texture but maybe it needed to be a little less opaque or else bring in more noticeable texture in other parts of the piece?

I feel like I give you bad feedback though, since I'll catch things later when you post your pieces I didn't initially notice when you shared them with me. DX
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skyrore1999 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Your feedback is extremely helpful, you're all good man. As always man.
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person9ify Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's Gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the color choices and texture of the armor 
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:iconskyrore1999:
skyrore1999 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much I really appreciate it!
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