Looking for feedback on how to achieve a more stylized look like Overwatch

nervenerve Registered User regular
edited September 13 in Artist's Corner
I am in the process of making a new model for my game character. My goal was to go for a stylized look similar to Overwatch and other games of that sort. I am afraid that I may have made the face too detailed but figured it would be best to get some outside opinions and guidance if anyone can give it.

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Hey Nerve!

    Are you using reference while you work on this? I can see some of the overwatch influence in the hair. The face seems to have more softness and detail than I would generally expect from an overwatch style, where they tend to chisel the planes a bit more.

    I'm not sure how much of an influence you are aiming for though. Are there other styles you are considering, or are you trying to push this as close to the OW style as possible?

  • nervenerve Registered User regular
    I'm not necessarily going for an exact OW look, but just about anything along the lines of that type of stylized look - OW, Valorant, Heroes of the Storm, etc. This is my first character sculpt and I used a variety of references while making it. I didn't feel like it quite matched up with what I want but couldn't pinpoint what it was. I will try to make everything less soft looking and see if I can get it closer to what I want.

    Thanks for the input!

  • CornucopiistCornucopiist Registered User regular
    I think one good thing to keep in mind is the difference between polygons, planes and curved planes.
    A classic example is the Lamborghini Countach. Go and look at it; do you see all of the straight planes? Nope! It's full of subtle curves, that together give a very polygonic look, but allow for a lot of subtlety.
    Think of how you'd build your character from paper. Are there any strong curved planes you'd want to do in one sweep, to emphasise the shape? What about the intersections? Any lines you'd want to show up as shadows?

  • nervenerve Registered User regular
    That is an interesting observation. Thanks for the tip!

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