of you use flats, try using some gradients cuz it’ll look better than airbrushing stuff
90% of this is watercolour, actually. The only airbrushed things are the volumetrics, which I used as a basic indicator earlier and never redid, and then the lighting, also as a basic indicator that I never redid.
Though in future yeah I will redo the volumetrics so it doesn’t look as muddy. I’m just too tired for today, lul.
No. You’re the second person to mention that.
It’s my character, Javier. He’s a vampire, and yeah, he resembles Spock.
At least he resembles the Evil Spock.
Is it the hair and ears?
And goatee, and glimmering stare.
He wasn’t the point of reference, believe me. But I see it now.
Is his hair curly or straight? a touch of texture could throw it off a great deal.
I don’t really know. I’ve never really thought about it lol but I see what you mean.
Well, the build of the nose is wide with no depth, which gives the assumption of Asiatic-to-African features. Curls are assumed for African, straight for Asiatic. But look, my husband’s background is pretty guaranteed at 90%+ white or higher, and he’s got a wide nose, with some depth, along with big honking lips. And his hair, that short is spikey straight (buzz cut), while long is loose-curly. I mean, we have the paperwork on an NA common ancestor, but that’s like 10+ generations back, no matter how many times she pops up in both our ancestry. (Cajuns are a taproot.)
This stuff is really just pick-and-choose.
You have a point, lol. I need to flesh him out more, but I am assuming that he has a decent amount of Spanish and NA ancestry in him. You should also see Rod, I can’t draw him lol.
Well, there are some distinct looks to some of the NA groups. For example, Eskimos (like, 3-4 different NA tribes) look nothing like mainland USA NAs), and again, Olmecs/Incans/Astecs/Myans look nothing like USA idians.
For example, those Incan stones with the dinosaurs on it? I knew an Incan descendant who migrated here–she LOOKS like them.
It’s again, a majority, not all, though, so there’s always some playroom.
This is the average Spanish person, today. If you’re going for even 500 years back, genetic drift will move away from this a hair–that, and Southern Spainards, like Southern French are far more likely to have Moorish ancestry (Arabs), and were Mediterranean mixed, during Roman occupation.
Yeah, I was trying to think of the name of the Central American/South American Native peoples; Mayan, Aztec, Incans thanks. I think most likely, being a modern Mexican-American, he would have a mix of both Mayan/Aztec and Spaniard/slight Moorish DNA in him.
But like you said, there is some wiggle room. Even siblings have slightly different mixtures, right?
But yeah, I’m trying to make him look less Spock-ish and more like his own person. Thanks for the advice. Maybe I should give him a different hairstyle and see how that turns out. Gonna try some different techniques and maybe color it.
This is North American variation (USA).