Saturday, January 7, 2017
Refurbishing Fafhrd --- Squaring Up
Pectorals still looking booblike due to roundness...
The big form shadow still had curves in it though. It was fighting the more squared-up form I was going for.
So I squared that up too. Blocky, baby! Oh yeah!
I'm being careful to light the planes properly - darker or lighter according to where the light source is. Those planes facing directly toward the light will be the brightest, and as they turn away they get progressively darker until they fall into shadow. You can see this clearly in the three tiers of the abdominals. The middle row is more downward-facing, so darker.
Then it was largely a struggle to bring back in some roundness, but built around the planes and corners I had established - so more like subtlely curved planes with gently rounded corners rather than curves all over.
Dropping in a few surface details goes a long way toward making it look more finished.