Show off your wips!

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by Deresto, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    A thread for unfinished art and projects! End up stopping in the middle of something? Have something half finished that you changed your mind on and redid differently? Have one particular part of something bigger youre really proud of and want to show off? Have an idea that never quite got off the ground? Post it here!

    Started cause im spectacularly bad at finishing the bulk of my personal drawings and simple sewing projects because i tend to either bite off more than i can chew or run into health problems. Let me see your stuff, to be finished or otherwise :3c
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  2. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    Oh shit this is the wrong subforum, i meant to put this in make it so lol
  3. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    did you report the thread so the mods would know to move it there?
  4. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    Ye, thanks for the reminder
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  5. shmeed

    shmeed plant me

    i like this thread!
    here are ideas i had for a rupphire high fantasy au. idk if i will actually get around to writing it because every time i try something feels off. but it gives me so many warm fuzzies that i can't just abandon it outright.
    • in the military, which bounces around from location to location a lot
    • believes the indoctrination that her death is inevitable, but that there are good ways to die and she does not have another purposes
    • super brash and crude, does not know quite when to stop. Is a bit on the shit list because she has been brash in front of the wrong people, speaks her opinions a little too much (that is to say, at all, even when they’re right). This is why she’s punished by just escorting around a Sapphire to lessons, instead of getting her hands dirty on the battlefield
    • Has been isolated most of her life. Reads books and talks to a tutor for education and manners, but very stiff and repressed
    • But actually she’s started saying and thinking things that have pegged her as a potential dissident, so much that ruby is assigned to watch over her
    • Has been made to study war strategies over the years. Is a tactical master but fully indoctrinated that she only can offer guidance, and not change anything herself. Changing the plan has not occurred to her, even if the plan is really awful. this is reinforced by the fact that she got herself into this shit by kinda sorta vaguely skirting around "hey this plan is stupid reconsider?"
    • She's basically ready to go off but needs a catalyst
    Sapphire finds ruby fascinating and vice versa.
    • ‘dislike at first sight -> luv at second’ bc their traits are so different and they are separately told to value the things they are, so they see differences as weaknesses until they see firsthand how beneficial/useful/neato their differences are. which further sows the seed for dissent
    Society is very similar. People are cogs in the greater machine. Conquest is main goal.
    • Lack of service = execution. But, for early cases of potential dissidence, mind games are employed. Also, the society is not very good about people stuff, don’t realize that putting two dissidents together might cause trouble (seems like trouble, how does this make sense? This could be the mistake when they learn this, but idk … something else might be better… maybe Ruby should be super rules-y, or Sapphire should be. Probably Sapphire, also more canon-compatible)
    • Names are rank. Rubies call each other their numbers, but inter-gem stuff is referred to by gem name
    Story plot

    • Ruby @ battle in Rinto
    • There’s going to be a Thing where a higher-up is AFK and not giving orders so Ruby will step up to the bat. It saves the squadron from dying or being seriously injured, but she is not a general so she gets shit for it
    • Kind of a no-win situation with Ruby. She could have done more ass kissing in the fallout, but she didn’t realize she needed to. What she’s really being punished for is failing to pick up on the unspoken rules
    • Meanwhile, something similar is happening with Sapphire – she is daeling with fallout of a similar situation. She spoke up about flaws in a plan, and didn’t dance around and take the necessary precatuions
    • Both are kind of young, and new to their class. Very prodigious, but new and missing the rules
      • Sapphire is more a case of not understanding how meaningful the rules are like
      • Actually both of them are – not that they don’t know the rules, they just misunderstood that their case would apply to them
      • As such, a bit too individualistic for their own society, so punished by putting them together, because this society is really stupid
    • How they get put together – Ruby’s manager is like “this ruby needs to be sent off and learn some manners, do you have a post for her” and Sapphire’s guardian was recently replaced and is like “oh sure that will get her out of my hair more”. So it does happen because two people do shit they shouldn’t have for reasons. They should have known this would not work but beaurocracy and lack sof kjdask asdaskjdas
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  6. Xitaqa

    Xitaqa Secretly awesome

    Cool idea for a thread! I'm working on drawing one of my oldest OCs, someone I've been revising endlessly since like 1993 or something but whom I am finally getting to use in an rpg.

    This pic is very much a wip, just layers of drafts of various parts, trying to pin down her figure so I can do a bunch of different outfits on the same frame (bc her wardrobe is still very much in flux rn)

    Liara sketch1.png
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  7. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    working on a piece(s?) that's supposed to challenge my abilities w/ drawing kids who look their age but still look how i headcanon 'em, lighting, and composition ;p
    bnm.png cvbnm.png
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  8. Xitaqa

    Xitaqa Secretly awesome

    Continuing on the same wip, lots of small tweaks that I feel make a big difference together. Not sure about how her hands are looking yet, but they're starting to come together.

    Liara sketch 2.png
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  9. Sleepy_Stiingray

    Sleepy_Stiingray local ass beater

    I'm currently attempting to color this one painting I started of Frisk from Undertale

    WIP frisk.png
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  10. Xitaqa

    Xitaqa Secretly awesome

    Update on my Liara sketch, now with an outfit and rough colors. I'm not much of a colorist myself, but this at least conveys the idea.

    Liara second outfit.png

    And here's a new character I'm working on, this is my second draft, a ghost from the grunge era

    Violet 2.png

    I shudder at the thought of trying to draw the plaid pattern on her flannel, but i'm going to make an attempt at it sooner or later
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  11. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    pixels.... * wheeze *

    It started out as just a cat but then it became Morgana

    cat pix.png
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  12. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    And a fancytier Jade sketch which I may or may not do anything with
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  13. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I've been writing more RH fic on and off for the last while, and it just topped 9000 words. Still have some pretty big holes to fill in, but I at least finished the Very Important part where a small child is really angry about architecture.

    (tl;dr a friend of a friend mentioned that her main fandom was full of de-aging as a trope, where characters get dosed with some weird drug and turn into themselves as little kids, and I did what I always do when presented with weird fanfic tropes and applied it to my special interest. This turned out to be extremely Suffering, so I immediately had to write it.)
    Last edited: May 23, 2017
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  14. witchknights

    witchknights Bold Enchanter Defends The Fearful

    Dragon Age continues to consume my life
    I never know what the fuck to do with the arms on stuff like this!!! or the legs!! Poor Nellas (the one with the eight pack) has changed leg poses three hundred times but i'm never happy with them. i also have to find a way to emphasze how... triangular she is. her shoulders could carry the world
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  15. Elaienar

    Elaienar "sorta spooky"


    I haven't worked on this in two months and I'm not even in this fandom but I'm pretty sure I remember Jason Todd having red hair, but when my Batfandom sister got me to watch Under the Red Hood his hair was black, which means he dyes it, which means I gotta draw him with his hair growing out and needing to be re-dyed. I'm totally going to finish this one day, really.
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  16. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    A lot of this stuff isn't gonna be 'Works in Progress' so much as 'sketches that I kinda didn't get around to doing much with', but... well, I've got an awful lot of those lying around! Complete with notes!

    We'll start with some Nanoha Stuff? But also with some 40k mixed in. Because I made a crossover for some ungodly reason.

    Here we have Subaru, about to punch a Korpsman in the face. It's probably not a scene that actually happens in the story, but I decided to draw it anyways because it's cool. As a side note, skates are hard to draw.
    Subaru Fight 2.jpg

    The skeleton of a scene that actually does happen, in which Teana confronts an escaped (and suspiciously resilient) prisoner, accompanying several 'contractors' from Karber Defense Technologies and Solutions. It hasn't gone well.

    Aaand way before that in a non-40k infested time, we have (extremely questionable) art from back in... whatever I decided to actually call military training. It's a monthly off-weekend, and Teana and Subaru went to the beach with Subaru's family.
    Which, of course, meant that Subaru took the opportunity to show off... certain things... to Teana, and also kinda try to cop a feel. Teana is mostly unamused, Ginga just waves awkwardly.
    SGT Beach.jpg
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  17. Nobody's Home

    Nobody's Home I'm a Greg Coded Tom Girl

    Lineart is hard n idk what I'm doin
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  18. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    For an actual WIP, some preliminary renders from the preparation for comic project!

    Initial Rendering.png Initial Rendering Head.png

    Obviously it's just an early base with a basic material on it. I'm not quite pleased with the head, but I've learned to not judge until the hair is in place.
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  19. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    So after some progress and blatantly stealing borrowing some hands and feet from an old project, it's looking a fair bit better. Still basic materials, but there are nails now. They don't look very good, but they're there.

    Need to work on normal mapping for muscle definition (and probably some remodeling), but first I'll probably tackle the hair.

    Edit: Also the breasts look like pyramids.

    Render 2.png
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  20. Nobody's Home

    Nobody's Home I'm a Greg Coded Tom Girl

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