I wasn't sure how to start a WIP for this contest, so I followed the lead of others.Thanks to Slayerazazel for leading the way.
Link to Artstation Blog Entry: https://www.artstation.com/palex/blog/oQQ9/cc-digital-human-contest-2020-wip-the-smiling-knight
Artstation WIP: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/AqQK4o
For this design, I've chosen the subject of 'The Smiling Knight' (Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire). No real description of the character exists that I'm aware of, except for the thoughts of Jamie Lannister who held him off in combat:
"The Mountain of my boyhood. Half as big but twice as mad."
I started by gathering references of images I had floating in my head of 'smiling' characters'. I chose the Joker (obviously), Bellamy (One Piece), and the Marquis of Death (Marvel). For the overall feel of the character, I want him to somewhat be able to exist in the Game of Thrones and One Piece universes. One Piece is a treasure trove for character design ideas.
- Big, twisted Smile.
- Relatively slender.
- Probably wearing leather or chainmail (he was a bandit/outlaw).
- He is lost in insanity, and due to the era, probably has crooked yellow teeth.
- No Joker 'mouth scars'. Were his smile due to scars and not madness, it probably would have been referenced by Jamie.
The assets is currently wearing are place holders. I will attempt to fashion some fitting armor.
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