Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kvothe Update


Okay there was something really bothering me about that last Kvothe so I deleted him. This is the sketch reworked and NOW I will try again to color him in PhotoShop using another brush since I've learned a little bit more about the Wacom nibs. The Kvothe character is a flaming redhead and the redheads I know have very light lashes and brows so I've tried to show that, especially in his lashes. I also added the leaves to indicate more motion around him. Sarah, I appreciated your comments about the pain in his face and tried to put that in. Remember though, this is Kvothe in his youth.

6 comments:

Lena said...

Mm, I think I like the uncolored better as well. He looks more battle-hardened. It's very subtle, but I think it's because some of the contrast in his eyes and cheekbone was lost with the coloring? The lighter eyebrows also seem to give his face a different expression.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thank you Lena. I usually prefer the monochromatic sketch over the colored version too although it could be the way I'm coloring it
;~} I appreciate your comments.

Ryan said...

This is really incredible. I did a google search of Kvothe Images, because I am contemplating having a tattoo done of the variant cover of TNOTW, but was looking for a better picture. Yours is really well done, and I think you've captured the character brilliantly. His eyes are remarkable. You're very talented, and, with your permission, I'm considering using this for my tattoo :)

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Hi Ryan, Thank you for your comments about Kvothe. You are more than welcome to use the image for your tattoo, if you so decide. Send me a picture if you go ahead with it, ok?
Thanks again.

logankstewart said...

This is absolutely awesome. The pencil/charcoal captures his mood. Kvothe was such a complex character, and I think you've captured him wonderfully. He looks desperate, yet confident. And the subtle hint of the wind in the air with the leaves is great, too.

Excellent work.

Krista said...

WoW! I really love your art work for Kvothe! I wish I was as good an artist as you! WOW! LOve them all!