Metal Gear Solid "Raiden" Redesign - Week 5 - Proportions, Renders, and Paintovers1 year ago
For week 5, I focused on fixing my proportions and finishing up Raiden's face and hair. For my color swatch, I went with 2 shades of metallic black for his suit and a velvet red for his eyeband. I went with an all black suit because I wanted him to feel tactical and more ninja-like. Going over the paintovers, I saw design issues such as areas around the mid back and lower torso that have some funky flow, which will be corrected for next week. For his face, I started off by referencing David Bowie as a tribute to Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, who draws inspiration from David Bowie's music for the MGS series. I eventually pushed Raiden's face in a different direction, but I think it's setting the character's tone right. On my to-do list for next week: rework suit flow, weapons, and accessories.