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Pseudolonewolf
5 years ago

MARDEK character faces!

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: Art MARDEK
I've been drawing lately... Specifically, working on my face drawing skills, which is hard work!

Some of you who've been here a long, long while might remember seeing these, which I drew not long after MARDEK 3 was released: ∞ LINK ∞

That was a long time ago now (almost exactly two years ago, it seems), and I have been improving a lot since then, I think. Here are some new versions, then:

  Spoiler:


They're only the human playable characters so far, since I've been working on drawing human faces, rather than wolves or reptoids. Hopefully you can tell who's who!
They most certainly look very different from their in-game portraits... which are poorly drawn, I realise now that I know a lot more about how faces are structured.

Just to be clear, they are, from left to right, top to bottom:
Mardek, Saul, King of Goznor, Sslen'ck,
Polly, Miasmurine, Saul, Bearded Man,
Drackal Crescent, and Gloria.

I can see all kinds of flaws with them myself, since I am rather self-deprecatey about my own work, so, uh, you needn't take this opportunity to tell me exactly how I've done things wrong or anything, because I probably already know... Knowing things and not making errors at all are two entirely different things though! I just need a lot more *experience* before I can draw things better. With each face I draw, I learn a great deal.

So anyway, yes, hopefully these are interesting or something! They were certainly interesting and educational to draw!
(Also, they're all naked, apparently, just like in the game.)

I'd like to say they made me more enthusiastic about making MARDEK 4 - and they did! - but I don't want to get anyones' hopes up about that, since it would be impractical to make it any time 'soon', as much as I'd *like* to...
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Abbx
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Abbx 22 Pakistan SanguineMelancholic ENFJ 3w4 573C
I don't know what I'll get to play first, or when I'll get to play it, for that matter, but I do know that I will play it if it is yours.
adamboy112
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LOVE MARDEK! I hope you can make the 4th one soon please do I hope it does not end
Ubersupersloth
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Personally, I think you might be over-extending yourself Pseudolonewolf, you promised 8 CHAPTERS in the MARDEK series, considering the first one was about 1 hour long, the second was about 10 hours long and the third was about 60 hours long, people are going to be expecting AT LEAST a consistent 60-hour game length for future chapters. That's 300 HOURS of gameplay to make, that's about 2 FULL LENGTH RPGs which are made by HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, honestly, I don't think one man can do that without:

A) Making the series release dates span 50 years
B) Going insane due to massive workload

And that's just if you were making MARDEK, but, your making countless other games as well, maybe you should hire an assistant. Heck, I'm sure at least ONE member of this site you be interested in giving you free labour (not me, I'm 16, live in the UK and don't have any coding/game design skills.) Just a thought...
Celso
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I don't know to what that list on the post is related! Its doesn't seem to describe the deviantart link or the in-post portraits... What would it be, Pseudo?
Celso
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Celso 26 Brazil MelancholicPhlegmatic INTJ 10C
Nice work with the drawings! I related them to the game characters right away, even personality!
It's interesting how Zach looks just like an African warrior with cold and hardened personality, much more than the game avatar.
some guy
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"but I don't want to get anyones' hopes up about that"
one can only hope right? :)
how come you are so harsh on yourself? i think you did an amazing job with your drawing!
CallMeCactusSok
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The thing I find most impressive is how clearly the character's personality is expressed by their face. After reading about the temperaments it was entertaining to go back to the games, read the p-chat and...listen(?) to the dreamstones and see that most of the characters were based off of them. It truly is a great formula for creating characters, and it is good to see that you can visually represent them as well. Also, Drackal Crescent (since everyone is calling them false names I might as well join the party) looks like Cameron Diaz (I think that's her name, I don't generally care for celebrities).
2b3o4o
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2b3o4o 16 United States SanguinePhlegmatic INTJ 5w6 24C
I really like those! Though, personally, I like the in-game ones better, they look more realistic and glossy. I think it would be interesting to see what clothes they would wear as well! It would be quite interesting to see some different creative styles of clothing for once!
lunarakinra
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If you think there is something wrong with your drawings, think about this.

Probably 80% of people on this site cant draw half as good as you. and I don't quite see anything wrong with them.
bluedog_a99
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Wow, you draw really well!!!! I am excited about Mardek 4 and have played all the other chapters as well! Deliverance was fun so I hope you will work on it soon! The drawings are awesome!
GameZone
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