I’ve been working with the artist Yuumei as the character modeler for her comic projects Fisheye Placebo and Knite. Here I’ll be sharing some of the progress and WIP’s of the work I’ve done on the models so far.
Yuumei has several ongoing comic projects she has started over the years but suffers from a hand injury from trying to draw all of them on her own. It makes drawing for long periods of time difficult for her.
The objective of the models I’m making is to provide a base that Yuumei can paint over for each frame of her comic to save her time and work while keeping the original look and style of her art.
Topology and rigging isn’t as much of a concern. The hair on the models will also be left simple for now because it allows her to paint over the models more easily.
The team also has yet to decide where the models will be rendered so special settings (like freestyle) and materials are also not as much of a concern for her. All the textures have been hand painted and the characters as of now just have a simple diffuse material.
Here’s a little demonstration of how Yuumei will be painting over each character I model for her! The model is still a WIP but even this saves her a bunch of time.