Armor Study (right):
Hey guys, these are the studies I said I would do as preparation for the Fantasy Armor 2 video. There are going to be 3 parts to it:
Fantasy Armor 1: Starting a piece of armor
Fantasy Armor 2: Rendering,
Fantasy Armor 3: Polishing it.
I did a black and white study of that cool dude at the top of the post, that I suspect Anthony Jones did, but I'm not sure (AJ if you did it, it's awesome :P). And then moved on to apply what I learned from the study. I'll be sharing some of what I learned on the Fantasy Armor 2 livestream tonight if you're interested and you could watch me pickup from where I left off on Fantasy Armor 1.
you can watch it here:
edit: Didn't have enough time to do the livestream tonight, but learned a bit more from studies. That should make the video even better right?! :P. Here is tonight's study from photo ref:
UPDATE: added the third row of treants. done after the reference of branches and trunks. No.11 was intended to look closest to the original design in wow, but still significantly different.