do you have any tips for sylvari character design? i am constantly in awe of the way you draw plant aspects and how unique your characters look and your friends
Hi there! Thank you for liking my plants!!
I guess some of the only worthwhile tip i could give when designing plant characters would be to not be afraid of exploring whats fun for you ?
I really like plants in general so i just naturally tend to use plants i like and/or find interesting for each character. The various shapes/usages/meanings plants can have give me inspiration to shape characters as a whole.
Nature proposes a large panel of colours as well, id recommend to just look at pictures you like or those that inspire you! Extract the vibe you wish from those & shape it how youd like it to be. Making moodboards can help summarize these sources of inspiration.
For sylvari specifically i know i dont always catter very closely to the in game models because while i love a lot of them, they dont always correspond to what id like my character to look/feel like. I tend to create plant characters i then try to recreate in game more than the contrary now but thats just how i do things. But I know taking your sylvari’s ig model as a base can bring really nice results as how you try to interpret their features for example!
At that i add my own character design knownledge i guess ? that one bit requires more practice but a good way to exercise it is to just come up with characters that are fun & interesting for you
01. Full name: Aodh 02. Best friend: Latù ( @zellkabellk‘s oc :9 ) 03. Sexuality: pansexual/demiromantic 04. Favorite color: persian orange, ecru, avocado and olive 05. Relationship status: single 06. Ideal mate: he doesn’t have any precise idea in mind because he probably never thought of an ‘ideal type of person’ but I’d say someone not too intrusive, faithful, that believes in him and supports him 07. Turn-ons: exposed collarbones/neck, extra tenderness (touches and words), gentle whispers, the feeling of multiple kisses on his stomach and hips, exchanging looks during sex > though those apply more to the person he likes than in general 08. Favorite food: any edible roots but particularly ginger 09. Crushes: / (he might have or have not had a crush on Trahearne laughs) 10. Favorite music: chill/indie music, he also likes the sound of guitars, flutes and deep voices. He enjoys songs in acapella quite a bit too 11. Biggest fear: being responsible of any of his companion’s death or doing a major mistake as the Pact’s commander 12. Biggest fantasy: rn killing Mordremoth, going back home safe with everyone and getting some reasonable amount of sleep hAH 13. Bad habits: internalizing all of his troubles and taking a lot on himself 14. Biggest regret: all moments in the past where he wasn’t able to act/talk because of his shyness feel like a big regret to him 15. Best kept secrets: he’s kind of a secretive person to begin with i can’t really find one (if he ever has feelings for someone though i sure know that he’s going to keep it secret for a lonngggg time) 16. Last thought: ‘i had so much left to do’ 17. Worst romantic experience: when he was younger, someone he was close to tried to flirt with him, shit got physical and Aodh wasn’t interested at all. The person kinda invaded his privacy this way. It just made Aodh very uncomfortable and upset at the person, thus things got really awkward between them. Later he wasn’t able to talk it out with them so the situation just stayed that way :^( 18. Biggest insecurity: his face features for a while but overall, talking to a big audience. That’s something he learned to do becoming the Pact’s commander but he sure went through some troubles with it (to this day, his speeches are still rather short and to the point) 19. Weapon of choice: longbow & warhorn 20. Role Model: all of his companions are his inspirations