Some free line template I made for a superhero projects, feel free to use!
I just had my first time studying through a Three Kingdoms story in original text~ The teacher was so patient, but after two hours we still hadn’t finished it. The one she chose was about Diao Chan.
Before this I had thought Diao Chan as somewhat sinister, but it turns out she’s just incredibly loyal. Not to Lv Bu of course, but to her adopted father. Yun is also very respectful of her. I’d originally thought she was told or hired to do it, but she actually volunteers herself.
I’ll try to finish it on my own to impress her, I think it’ll take me five or six hours though.
Nico Video: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16022349 (original)
No stop that Cao Cao those aren’tt yours!
Welp, blocked in the color for the rest of him, I’m thinking about thinning out the particle effects to make him less cluttered.
His hair was very fun to paint, it’s very suited for the CG painting.
(It’s been 5 hours and I still have to do the armor, crai)
Really, she could be one of Koei’s best women if they put the effort into it. In her source material, she was a pretty badass warrior who went into alongside her husband and fought to the death to defend Shu. That’s pretty cool. It’s completely made up, but it’s a fun story.
I think it would help a lot if they gave her some relationships that didn’t have anything to do with Guan Suo. For example, she’s supposed to be the daughter of Bao Long, who was one of the southern Jing leaders. Usually, Huang Zhong and Wei Yan are listed as officers of southern Jing as well. So it’d be pretty logical for Bao Sanniang to be friends with them, and she could have a pretty good friendship with both of them. She could do all the talking for Wei Yan, and she could keep prodding Huang Zhong with her youthful enthusiasm. All thee of them need more friends, and it would really go a long way towards fleshing her out, because there’d have to be more to her than just “obsessed with Guan Suo”. Friendships with Guan Yinping and Zhang Xingcai also seem logical.
Really, she wouldn’t be all that hard to fix, if Koei felt like putting any effort into it at all. But, like you said, the producers don’t want to. It’s a shame.
I agree with you guys about her, right now I fairly dislike her since all she does is fawn over Guan Suo and act hostile to literally everybody that isn’t Suo. Seriously, even in the Orochi cutscene where Suo, Liu Shan, and some other characters are playing kemari she’s the only one that doesn’t join in.
You could run with the prickly attitude and make her a foil of Yinping. Yinping’s always very complimentary and supportive of other characters, Sanniang could be really fierce. You’d have to earn her respect, which is really hard to do. Instead of having a calm attitude like Xing Cai she wouldn’t hesitate to jump in and correct your form, or compare kill scores.
Update: I didn’t realize I was going to paint, I started with the hawks, then suddenly I was painting Zhong Hui too. I’ve only painted one piece before, and that was years ago (it looked terrible).
I’m excited for when I get to do details.