I have not made many characters in my day, but I always like to try and challenge myself. Instead of going organic I thought maybe I’d try to pull out some robo tech stuff. Since this is about a character, not its environment, I thought I’d try my best to put emotion into the robot’s face, stature, and clothing. I based the character off of WWII Japanese general-esque people. Basically googling “WWII Japanese General” gave me some pretty good ideas… and so I began to put this into a new world where everything is mechanical. Just the idea of it is what I was thinking of… the actual result can be taken however one might want to!
I am looking for some critical thinking here… please take the time to tell me how awful it is and I’ll do my best to appease the opinions
Also should I texture the environment? I wasn’t sure if that would take away from the character or not… if so what should it be textured with? Brick? Cement? Just shoot some ideas
I’ve done a lot since my original post. I added a new base, and I also removed any backgrounds in order to get a true black. The fire is now an afterburner, which I think looks a bit more realistic in how this thing gets around. The old fire looked a bit cartoony in my opinion.
The eyes, shown below, are now true humanoid-like eyes, which I think adds to the emotion in his face. Also I’ve changed the geometry of the face, but it’s still rendering so I’ll have to upload the previews later.
More preview images from my progress in comments