So here I am, updating this good-for-nothing, old blog. I haven’t done any visual novel updates for a while because of internet connection issues, work and laziness.
While the script progress becomes stagnant for a long time, I’ve been practicing my sketches for one of my next visual novel’s character, Walter. The very first version of him is the feature image of this post.
In my opinion, he looks like a boring character and he doesn’t appeal to me at all. Maybe it’s because of how I drew him? Or how I colored him? It could be the wrong choice of color and pose. I’m not really sure, so I went ahead to the Lemmasoft forums. I made a post on the Personal Art sub-thread to seek help from the other members. From what they have told me, my Walter lacked of “pose flow” and my coloring should be a bit “colorful” to make it look interesting. One can also add accessories to have the drawing match up the character’s personality. My second version of Walter is also a bit “boxy”.
If you clearly look at the way their sketches pose, the character’s a bit tilted to the other side since Walter is a shy boy, and it looked like the hip is a bit slanted, which means the character could be standing and putting all his gravity on one foot while the other foot remains relaxed. I’ve been trying to remake Walter since then. Redoing the sketch and trying again. I’ve made a lot of versions from the smallest detail up to the whole body.
From the position and size of the hands to the slanting of the hips, to the hairstyle and to the color of the hair, I’ve tried and tried to remake Walter. I also practiced a bit on the color of the shirt and the skin (I don’t think I did a good job on it but at least I practiced!) Now, I think I made my final sketch of Walter and I like how his hair turned out. I’m not really happy with how I colored the skin and everything else but I’ll practice even more and I hope I’ll achieve better results next time. Here’s my latest sketch of him:
Isn’t he so cute? Don’t know. But the accessories that I gave him are definitely cute.
Now that I’m through with Walter, I can do some solidifying of the story and the script! This should be done first but I was kinda bored with it 😛 That’s it for now and thanks for viewing some of my shitty art! Have a great day, everyone!