Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link.
Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.
This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.
More on folds today. I will eventually cover all types of folds but today is about simple folds on everyday clothes (t-shirt, jeans). The key is to know what to expect and then applying what you know to simplify what you see in front of you (when life drawing). A lot of the folds dynamics on shirts and jeans come from the “memory” of the fabric itself. Denim is thick and is likely to keep some form of wrinkles or folds around certain areas (knees). A lot of zig-zag patterns around the knee is very likely. When pushed down on the feet, the denim fabric will bunch up and combine with the zig-zag pattern. Shirts and t-shirts will react to the twist and pull of the arms and torso. Identify where the pull (or tension) is coming from and work from it. I tend to draw the seams because they clearly express the volumes underneath.
In the Diplomat-verse, Pinkie is the high priestess and head of the Church of the Sun. In essence they believe that Celestia is also a literal personification of the sun, an avatar and direct link to the life-giving star in the sky. Thus it is important to pay your dues to the empress, lest the sky fall dark. Consequently, the church is very rich. Pinkie herself is a very jovial character, and she always makes sure to have an open ear for everyone. In fact, too open maybe. She makes sure to hold grand galas and parties in celebration of Celestia ever so often, and it transpires that gossip runs wild on these occasions. There’s plenty of food and drink, and if the attendees were a little less polite, they might speak of debauchery. In fact, rumors are constantly circulating that the high priestess herself is prone to more decadent and depraved “parties” in private, and strange nicknames such as “Pinkie Pie” are whispered behind closed doors. Pinkie doesn’t care. She simply smiles and continues delivering words of praise, ritual sayings and sometimes plain gibberish, while holding most of the state’s secrets in her hands. The church is everyone’s friend - and no one’s.