Welcome to The Incarnate Process Episode 60 – Apsu Rough 1
Project: Ascended Kings
Character Linework: High King Apsu
Base lines. Let me know if anything is looking out of place.
Ok. So I’ve spent some time looking at this and there’s very little that I would like to modify. Just a handful of things.
See the attached image for my reference to the staff. I think I understand how there may have been some confusion regarding the height of the position of the staff and the overall length of the staff, so I’ll clarify. If you see the rough edit to the image I attached here, you’ll see the general idea behind what I meant by how it will be roughly as tall as he is. Lets extend the staff so that the bottom is resting on the ground, I think this makes it look a bit more natural that he is holding the staff down rather than raising it up. I made the circular portion a bit larger to give us a better look at the design. I also adjusted the angle of his forearm just a bit so that the bottom of the staff wouldn’t go behind him.
Everything else is really minor. For his hair, I’d like for it to essentially just look like the naturally curly hair like in the example images. Right now his hair looks a little longer than I would like.
The only other thing is the Magatama bead. <spoiler removed>So I think it would probably be about half of the size it is now or so. It’s ok if the size of the bead causes this feature to be very subtle.
The final thing is with the pimp cane. In the Babylonian king images I noticed some of these canes had some very unusual ornaments on the far end, but they are always symmetrical. I’d like for Apsu’s cane to have an unusual looking ornament on the end of his as well. Not sure just what that might be, so long as it looks cool I’m good with whatever you might come up with.
So that’s it as far as I can tell: the size of the staff, the hair style, the magatama bead, and the pimp cane ornament.
Everything else looks great! I really like the clothing, and those scrolls he has. The sandals are perfect, and the bracelets and armband are looking really good. I like the sleeveless left arm with that bit of fabric hanging down behind. I can’t give you enough props for the crown, it looks really cool.
END EPISODE # 060
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