Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I Guess You're Gonna Have to Go Wake Him Up Now - Dark Souls Titanite Demon

Okay, honestly, I never really understood these guys. Why are they missing their leg? I mean, sure, whatever, headless unnatural monsters, sure, but why a leg? Is this subtly explained in gear or did someone just think it was cool? Was it originally a specific boss and maybe it was unique or others were designed with other parts missing and slightly different stats, but it then got turned into an entire race of metal monsters that were missing their same leg? Are they supposed to be dismembered in the same way, or did they all have a design flaw, or maybe there was just a race of lightning monsters bred with only one complete leg because some necromancer was lazy and said "good enough." IDK, it's just bizarre, and not really in a way that fits my sense of horror or thinking outside the box, more... confusing, I guess, than anything else.

(If anyone actually has an answer, I'm genuinely curious, that wasn't just random banter for the sake of it...)

Okay, on to the model. With Dark Souls being practically monochrome, I've been playing with lots of slightly different hues- the Titanite Demon has a lot of purple and a little green in its shades, so that isn't color balancing issues you're seeing above, but how I painted it. I thought his texture turned out pretty neat.