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Cartoon Ninja [message #24711] Thu, 10 March 2011 13:13 UTC Go to next message
avatar Cradders  is currently offline Cradders
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Hi all,

I've decided on a change of pace from the usual (robots and the like) and have started to teach myself more organic modelling. I've come up with a cartoon character that I've managed to convert into a nice, valid STL, but I think something is missing. Not necessarily detail (as it's a cartoon character), but something. Before anyone says I know he has no pupils - that's intentional, it goes with the face cover and headband in masking his identity (like, say, Batman). Any thoughtful critique appreciated - you can see the 3D model at my store for a better look: http://www.shapeways.com/model/224010/mini_ninja_figurine.ht ml?gid=sg29760

Re: Cartoon Ninja [message #24774 is a reply to message #24711 ] Fri, 11 March 2011 19:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar steeveesas  is currently offline steeveesas
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I think that looks really cool. I'd like to see some pics after it prints. Will the clothing like the headband and the flowing shirt print or are they too thin?

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icon14.gif  Re: Cartoon Ninja [message #24794 is a reply to message #24711 ] Sat, 12 March 2011 04:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Ray716  is currently offline Ray716
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Wow, great figure.


Who is he? From your render, we are starting to see some of his story, some of his past, but he still seems a bit... flat.. a bit bland.. their are a few ways to fix this.. My best suggestion, is figure out who he is, maybe by writing his origins story, and maybe an adventure or two after that... How did he become so tattered? Is he the last member of his clan? is he on a quest of Vengeance? or is he protecting someone or something? Or is he more like a Vigilante super hero? If he is a super hero, maybe he needs a symbol or some other defining feature that will put fear into his enemies and give hope to his allies... I have found in the past that when you know who/what it is you are trying to capture the art makes it's self. Go out young grass-hopper and find your inner Ninja Very Happy

Hope that helps some. Again, the model looks FANTASTIC! Much better than i can do at present!


Re: Cartoon Ninja [message #25066 is a reply to message #24794 ] Mon, 21 March 2011 15:10 UTC Go to previous message
avatar ana_xyz  is currently offline ana_xyz
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@Ray716 Nice creative direction! hehe

@Cradders This is definitely a wonderful design. As long as we're looking at some of the story elements, one thing that I notice is his face (while covered) looks rather childlike. Was this deliberate?

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