I'm still in the planning stage for the first big warriors illustration I want to do, so I wan't ready to start on it yet. But I wanted to do something Warriors related, so I went for another character design. It was a choice between Bluestar and Spottedleaf, as both of them are characters that show up in some of the early illustrations I want to do. I am planning on doing a few images with just Rusty, to narrow down how I want to handle backgrounds and shading in this, and to show off this AU's version of Twolegplace-that-needs-a-new-name. After that, I'll be moving into the forest and tackling some of the scenes from the prolog of the first book.
I wanted to give Bluestar plate armor. Just... all the way. no female rpg armor for me, no sir. The gals will be just as decked out as the guys. I also really liked the idea of her swinging around a huge f*ck off sword. For Thunderclan in general, I want a sort of medieval European influence for the clothing. Lots of armor, cloaks, some textiles, ect. Hard to draw, but I have every intention of putting my all into every illustration I do for this. Complicated details just make it more of a learning experience.
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Not at all! Have you ever gotten warriors commissions? I haven't seen any but it looks like something i would like to try one day in the future. Another question: Would we be able to (with Credit) use the designs, concept, or style for art/one shot comic type things? I had an idea for Firepaw. Thanks!
I think I took a few a long time ago, but it's been a while. I'd be more than willing to take new ones if you're interested.
You can use the designs, as long as you aren't tracing, are giving credit, ect. Thanks for asking.
I think that Bluestar looking more feminine is perfectly valid, and I enjoy seeing some interpretations of her like that. It's just not my personal preference for portraying the character.
Sorry, my comment was too vague. I was more referring to animations giving female anthropomorphic characters a prominent chest area, hair, and long lashes in order to convey that this character is female, sometimes to a ludicrous degree. being feminine in itself is fine, I just was just commenting on this fact. I watch a lot of animated films with my family and sadly, this is reoccurring theme which I keep noticing so its a pet peeve. Sorry if I insulted you or came off rude, it was not my intention to do so.
I was wondering if you were referring to that or the other thing. And I may very well do that. I do want some characters to be easily red as male or female at a glance, and body shape and facial features are the easiest way to do it.
I don't intend to have "assets" on any cat, but I may very well emphasize the shape of the chest on some characters to create a curvier silhouette. Even with Bluestar, I deepened the rib cage, narrowed the waist, and broadened the hips slightly. I just left it real subtle on her. Spottedleaf should be a better representation of what I'm going for.
I think I'm going to have those be the main differences, actually. Females will have a rib cage that is deeper than it is wide, and more representative of actual cat anatomy, while males will be broader and flatter, almost more human like. Hip width will vary for each character, and the way the legs bow out kinda confuses things a bit, but males will usually have the narrower, more tapered torso shape.
Waistline will be all over the place, as I fully intend to throw just about every body type I can find at the wall to see what sticks. Sandstorm will be a tall, flat-chested, angry twig-cat, Spottedleaf will be a little pudgy, Yellowfang will be the ABOUTTASMAKABITCH body type. That's a technical term.
omg the DETAILS
The four beads on her cloak drawstring immediately caught my eye. One for Oakheart, Mistyfoot, Stonefur, and Mosskit
I can't figure out the ones on the other string. Is the white bead for Snowfur? And then the flat one for Moonflower?