(ooc: if you get the joke, then you have avoided the cake or death question by requesting the chicken. :D have a nice day!)
((Currently trying to reconcile height differences. Had an initial height setup but then got it in my head to use the sword at Artorias’ grave as a benchmark and cross-reference it with player character height, then cross-reference that with player height vs Ornstein, then cross reference that with the player-wieldable Greatsword of Artorias, and then loop it all back to the size of the sword at the grave. All I got out of it was a headache and the knowledge that Artorias is either effing huge or I ignore in-game size reference for the sake of artistic license-to-make-this-easier-on-me. I’ve done the latter before, but it still bugs me a bit.
Or I can just say it’s because Miracles. 8S
I’m almost ready to pick up again, at least, just in case people are getting tired of all of these OOC asides and just want answers to resume ASAP.
Here’s where my self-referencing stands, as well as some scattered little pieces of how -most- of these answers start off.
Do y’all even care about accuracy to in-game resources for a bunch of pseudo-canon character interpretations, or am I being way too nitpicky over this and should just chill out?))
((It might take a little while longer to get out the next one because it involves some extra concept work (which will be relevant to more questions after the next one, so it’s not like I’m wasting time… not horrifically, at least) that’s been giving me trouble.
However, I think I got past the hurdle now that I broke down and went to the one ‘cheap’ program that I usually reserve for conceptualizing this sort of thing.
For a preview for exactly what I mean by this, have the first one I’ve gotten to a point I like. It was done in Alchemy, with gratuitous abuse of its live-symmetry feature.
Edit: Either people are still too busy flailing over the Facebook wall, or that Read More tag slid this under the radar. Never the less, poof. Also, managed to get one more done.
May see some tweaks for detail and consistency-to-the-game’s-style, but at least I’ve got a core aesthetic going. Artorias is difficult to get looking like the armor will live up to his importance; I don’t follow the school of thought of him being on the EU/NA covers, because that just looks like the Elite Knight set that happens to be wielding what looks like his sword and shield, possibly just because that sword and shield are awesome and western marketers seem to prefer game covers looking awesome.