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It's a Viking! Jan. 7th, 2009 @ 03:22 PM Reply

Hey NG. I was drawing this viking in flash, but kept getting stuck on the arms, any suggestions? By the way, the head, body, and legs are all different symbols.

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Response to It's a Viking! Jan. 7th, 2009 @ 03:47 PM Reply

With such a simple style I'd keep the arms basic.

Not giving them limbs - will allow for a heap of expression without going ott on detail.

Not being attached to the body also allows for disproportion.
For example when carrying a large object - they can be spaced out more liberally.

The character will still look correct - even if, realistically - they'd be gorilla arms.

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Response to It's a Viking! Jan. 7th, 2009 @ 04:56 PM Reply

That's a very nice style. When I first saw the image, I assumed it was finished, before I read the text. The arms aren't essential.

When you mention about all the limbs being in different symbols, are you considering using him for a flash game or something, because it would work quite well.

I like ArthurGhostly's idea. Something that might also be fun, is to slightly invert the concept. Vikings are always considered big, imposing, etc. So maybe, if you made him kind of timid or innocent. The following image is what I would do, but it is obviously your style, so it's up to you.

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Response to It's a Viking! Jan. 7th, 2009 @ 05:08 PM Reply

Love it, kinda like a young Hagar the horrible! You might want to try similar styled arms to him too, just google for a picture. Looks good anyway!

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Response to It's a Viking! Jan. 7th, 2009 @ 05:58 PM Reply

i tried 2 make him seem like he was thinking of something

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