Well, I was able to resist the urge to buy StarCraft 2 for quite a while, but I eventually caved. For those who don’t know, the original StarCraft came out in the 90s and was a great real-time strategy (RTS) game that built upon Blizzard’s success with Warcraft 2, substituting a sci-fi world for the previous medieval one. After many years of waiting, fans finally got to see the sequel. I avoided the initial rush to purchase, but I was craving an RTS game a few weeks ago and decided to buy it.
Anyway… I was sick a couple of weekends ago, so I decided that resting and doing a simple drawing would do me some good. I chose to draw a hydralisk from the StarCraft world. I had one small reference photo on my phone, but I mostly took artistic liberty and modified it as I drew it. Hydralisks are so small in the game that I didn’t feel a need to go for a perfect replica and I instead played around with harsh shadows, giving the hydralisk a more skeletal look.
The biggest problem I had with this drawing was the raised arm/claw. The perspective is definitely off, but I just couldn’t get it to look right. The face also looks a little “funky” because of the angles, but I’m overall happy with the drawing. It’s pretty different from anything else I have drawn and the skeletal look came out well.