My Digital Art of Shin Lo, Splinterlands Art Contest.

Hi guys,

I'm back with another illustration for the Splinterlands game character 'Shin Lo.' This character is a reward card in the game.

shinlo.png

I reconstructed the game character with my own style and taste, using influence from the game figure. I wanted my reproduction to appear larger and more magnificent, and I'm delighted it did. I hope you agree with my points of view, and that you enjoy how I reinvented the game character in my own way.

Shin-Lo.png

Before I go into how I made my image, I wanted to talk about the game character a little bit more out of respect for the original authors who pondered their thoughts to develop such a unique concept, character, and plot.

This mystery Dragon from the other side of the planet talks in a language that none of the Splinterlands Dragons comprehend. Since his arrival, he has provoked clashes with Lightning Dragons, City Dragons, Burrowing Dragons, and even the mighty Gold Dragon himself. Shin-Lo is little more than a nuisance to the Dragons of the Gloridax, sneaking up behind them and taking cheap shots whenever he can.

Every time I read a character's narrative and concept, my admiration for the creators grows. Let's start with how I made my artwork.

To begin, I created this artwork in Adobe Illustrator. I began by sketching the most intricate aspect of the piece, the head. I began with the outlines and worked my way up to the intricacy of the head's inside, drawing the borders one by one. I attempted to make the expression as absurd as possible. I started sketching the beard, mustache, and horns after I finished the insides.

Artboard 1.png

Artboard 1@2x.png

Artboard 1@3x.png

I began working on the body when I finished designing the head. I attempted to make the body as slithery as possible in order to resemble the Chinese Dragon God. I attempted to recreate the dragon's mane from the original character but was unable to do so.

Artboard 1@4x.png

Artboard 1@5x.png

After finishing the upper torso, I began sketching the hands. I put some hair around the hands, similar to the game figure, but instead of making it flaming, I wanted it to seem more natural. To lighten my burden, I simply duplicated the right hand, including the hair, and pasted it on the left side.

Artboard 1@5x.png

Artboard 1@6x.png

I did the same thing with the lower body that I did with the upper body. It follows more subtle features in the lower body than in the upper body.

Artboard 1@8x.png

Artboard 1@9x.png

Artboard 1@10x.png

I attempted to retain the fundamental aspects of the shape, including the colors, as accurately as possible throughout the picture. After finishing the image, I began searching the web for a suitable backdrop, and when I finally found it, I was overjoyed since my task was virtually finished. I graded the character darker to match the backdrop as a last-minute touch-up.

Artboard 1@11x.png

Artboard 1@12x.png

Artboard 1@13x.png

I've included a GIF to demonstrate the illustration's metamorphosis. This is my artwork of 'Shin Lo;' I hope you like it and would appreciate your support.

Thank you very much.

Shin Lo gif.gif



0
0
0.000
12 comments
avatar

Wow, It's looking completely different and I personally like the new look.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Woaahh! That amount of lines you put in there you really did it well. I also love how you present your post that's totally new Shin Lo. Keep it coming man!
!1UP !PGM

0
0
0.000
avatar

Sent 0.1 PGM tokens to @japex1226, @motu-patlu

remaining commands 4

Buy and stake 10 PGM token to send 0.1 PGM per day,
100 PGM token to send 0.1 PGM three times per day
500 to send and receive 0.1 PGM five times per day
1000 to send and receive 0.1 PGM ten times per day

image.png
Discord image.png

Support the curation account with a delegation 10 HP - 50 HP - 100 HP - 500 HP - 1000 HP

0
0
0.000
avatar

Thanks a lot! Really appreciate you coming by!

0
0
0.000
avatar
Don-1UP-Cheers-Cartel-250px.png

You have received a 1UP from @japex1226!

The following @oneup-cartel family members will soon upvote your post:
@monster-curator, @oneup-curator, @ccc-curator, @neoxag-curator
And they will bring !PIZZA 🍕

Learn more about our delegation service to earn daily rewards. Join the family on Discord.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Congratulations @motu-patlu! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s):

You received more than 1000 upvotes.
Your next target is to reach 1250 upvotes.
You made more than 10 comments.
Your next target is to reach 50 comments.

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Check out the last post from @hivebuzz:

Hive Power Up Month - Feedback from February day 17
Support the HiveBuzz project. Vote for our proposal!
0
0
0.000