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THIS IS A 2PT QUESTION! —- PT1: armor

I love drawing WoW armor — it hides my anatomy mistakes because no one knows wtf WoW armor is supposed to be lol.  D:

How do I draw armor.. I don’t know lol.  Never thought about it.

Dunno what sort of “look” you’re aiming for (something realistic, believable? VS something cartoony), but armor is just random shapes piled on top of each other all wrapping around/sitting on top of the basic anatomy.

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So for example, here’s a dude thing ^^^

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Think of armor like basic shapes, in this case a circle over the shoulder because I want to draw some shoulder armor.

But armor isn’t flat like a circle.  Sometimes it helps to imagine the shape as a 3D object since the armor needs to be 3D for your dudething to wear it, right?

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Maybe something closer to this^

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Sort of a rough outline

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Just addin shapes, trying to describe it as something that would fit on a shoulder (ok “fit” in WoW terms lol)

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Alright that’s a basic enough shoulder piece.

Now you can add and subtract other shapes!

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YEAH

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ALMOST, STILL NEEDS SOMETHING

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RAD

Do the same thing for any armor piece, like think of a basic cylinder shape for a gauntlet or legplates or a belt.  Tailor the piece to more accurately fit the underlying form wearing the armor, since a thigh or a torso isn’t a perfect cylinder obviously lol.

At the end of the day you just sorta.. gotta think of the armor as a 3D object resting upon another 3D form/dudething. 

If the form turns, how will the armor turn with it?  How it look from the back? side? angles?? Foreshortening?  What underlying parts of the form will the armor cover up (or expose) in all those angles?

It’s hard, but learning to turn shapes around in your head takes time and practice (I could definitely use some lol).  

Once you got that figured out you can draw all kinds of armor.

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