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James face markings take 2 by Shadowphoenix21 James face markings take 2 :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 3 0 Noogie by Shadowphoenix21 Noogie :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 2 3 Thrya's First Snow Meme by Shadowphoenix21 Thrya's First Snow Meme :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 4 6 Thrya's Tracker by Shadowphoenix21 Thrya's Tracker :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 4 2 WWF-Thrya-Huntress by Shadowphoenix21 WWF-Thrya-Huntress :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 2 13 Playing with pelt colours by Shadowphoenix21 Playing with pelt colours :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 4 2 Captain America Sketch by Shadowphoenix21 Captain America Sketch :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 1 0 Vaporeon by Shadowphoenix21 Vaporeon :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 2 3 Anthony Anthro Ref-Sheet by Shadowphoenix21 Anthony Anthro Ref-Sheet :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 3 9 Lady Nars by Shadowphoenix21 Lady Nars :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 6 12 Lineless Thomas Icon (now with youtube video) by Shadowphoenix21 Lineless Thomas Icon (now with youtube video) :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 4 3 Ivy by Shadowphoenix21 Ivy :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 8 5 This beautiful girl by Shadowphoenix21 This beautiful girl :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 3 3 Concept art: Scarecrow by Shadowphoenix21 Concept art: Scarecrow :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 5 6 Ninja Red Panda by Shadowphoenix21 Ninja Red Panda :iconshadowphoenix21:Shadowphoenix21 7 8 Your Soul Maybe Tastier by Shadowphoenix21
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  • Listening to: Linkin Park - Invisible
  • Reading: Comments
  • Playing: Lego Dimensions
  • Drinking: Wine

I am just curious on your opinion

Do you think using photos for low polly portraits / artworks considered tracing or cheating?

Whether it be for fun or to sell as a print?

 

I want to experiment with some low polly look artworks. And I am just curious if it is best to use a photo reference (either straight from the net or photo manipulated by me for a better pose) image underneath or if I end up liking it and wanting to turn it into a print should i draw the creature or character from scratch and use that as a base?

 

I am curious to see how others see this issue.

Thomas Ref Sheet
Art and character © Me/ ShadowPhoenix21
Please do not use, steal, copy or claim as your own!!
Paper texture found on Google

Update: Tweaked his colours a little bit and made his ref-sheet more readable

Also decided to keep his name as Thomas, I have gotten used it for so long I didn’t like changing it.



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One of my characters you have met once or twice before shadowphoenix21.deviantart.com… , (his markings changed abit). He is not hugely a main character but I felt he needed a ref sheet and a shinny artwork to go with him.

Thomas A black timber wolf (with a slight brown tinge to it).

Okay, this guy needed a bit of written information. Because what he lacks for in design he takes up for in personality.
Name: Thomas (he has a full name but that is complicated to explain as he belongs in a fan made world like James x.x because I love complicating things :D)
*Medieval/ cooler name: Tirius
Nicknames: Sergeant TIBS (Or just Tibs), Tibby, Rebel, Lancelot, Blackie (he has a lot let’s just put it that way, seriously I could go on but most of them are of cartoon cats or a blue train. The cat nicknames/taunts he hates).
 

Personality: Thomas is extremely loyal to his friends and loved ones. He is really smart but doesn’t always act like it because he likes to be the fun -loving joker of his group of friends, he loves keeping them happy. He is very friendly and kind to those he likes but can have a mean streak if he doesn’t like you or is angry. Being a joker he is also a mischievous trickster too. He is very energetic even though one of his favorite hobbies is sleeping. Thomas is a social being and loves being around his friends. He is also loves being sarcastic, rebellious (when ask to do something he really doesn’t want to do) and brave.
He is known to be messy, hardly ever brushing his hair though that may because he sleeps in and doesn’t have time for it, he never wears his tie tight or straight unless asked to but five minutes later he will just pull it back down again. He has a low tolerance of sugar (if he eats a lot he will become hyperactive). He can be Arrogant from time to time. Lastly he has a selective attention span, if the subject isn’t interesting to him, it is most likely he won’t pay attention.

Update: I knew there was something missing from his personality. Which you wouldn’t get a great picture of him. I forgot to mention one of his main personality traits: He is a smart aleck. (aka Smart A$$).

Age mostly drawn in: 16 - 21 (young adult)
Original world: Harry Potter universe
Wizard
Hogwarts house: Gryffindor
Best friend: James
Animagus form: Black timber wolf

Human appearance: (W.I.P)
Eye colour: gold (hazel)  
        Eyes: I don’t mind if the colour around his iris are white or another shade of yellow or gold, as long as his main eye colour (Irises are gold). Though I will draw him most of the time with white unless special effects make me change it otherwise. Though in human form the eyes must be white with gold irises, unless special effects.
Hair colour: Black
Hair Style: Short, messy never brushed spiky looking.
A little bit taller than average height
Skin colour: white European
British nationality
Fit build,

Any other random facts
Working on birthdate but his star sign is Scorpio
Skill: Speed, he is a fast runner.

 
*medieval cool name: Most of my character are mainly human, so they have normal human names. But as my drawing human skills suck I draw them in their feral form which they can have a second name for, if their human name just seems weird on them.
My characters also like to “jump” universe in my imagination so sometimes they need a 21st century normal name or a medieval name. (this Jumping universe thing is another reason why I don’t like doing bios to go with my character sheets. The information will just confuse all of you).



If you need anything cleared up or explained feel free to ask! : )

Have a good day :)
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James face markings take 2

Art and character © me

This week’s artwork is pretty simple and boring, real life has been busy and time consuming all week.

Ah yes still working on this guy. I won’t be uploading his finished ref-sheet until I am 100% happy with his new design.

When working on Thrya’s design I fell in love with the half closed eye mask look. So tried it on James but not as closed.

I don’t know, still struggling to decide on things with this guy.

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  • Listening to: Linkin Park - Invisible
  • Reading: Comments
  • Playing: Lego Dimensions
  • Drinking: Wine

I am just curious on your opinion

Do you think using photos for low polly portraits / artworks considered tracing or cheating?

Whether it be for fun or to sell as a print?

 

I want to experiment with some low polly look artworks. And I am just curious if it is best to use a photo reference (either straight from the net or photo manipulated by me for a better pose) image underneath or if I end up liking it and wanting to turn it into a print should i draw the creature or character from scratch and use that as a base?

 

I am curious to see how others see this issue.

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One of a Kind
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Thanks for the fave!
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Thank you for the watch on this account too <3
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Thank you for the fav =)
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Thank you very much for the llittle llama. ^__^
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