We used theses ‘Ink Splats’ as a way to come up with new and unique character designs, We started by loading up Photoshop, although this can be done in any software, I recommend Paint.NET for a free alternative that offers a wide array of tools you can find a download for it by Clicking Here.
After we loaded up Photoshop we found the ‘Lasso Tool’using the ‘Lasso Tool’ we then started to create random shapes by moving the mouse in a sporadic fashion as seen in part 1 of the image below.
Secondly, we used the ‘Paint Bucket Tool’filling the area of our created shape as seen in section 2.
We then use the ‘Paint Brush Tool’ to begin to create a figure that you can see begin to form in section 3.
After creating a couple of Ink splat drawings that I liked. In this case being what looked to me like a ninja jumping and a dragon-type creature.
I began to create some ideas starting with the ninja, as you can see below the evolution of the character.
This is just used as an example since I cannot draw too well. I started by tracing the original ink splat with the ‘Brush Tool’ to get a feel for the character and how they were designed, after that I decided to stay with the ninja theme and found I liked the design of the characters head leading to a drawing of a ninja stood up, I also like how the ninja looked to have a cape so I kept that in the design as well as adding in a sword. I also retained the pointed legs from the original as I liked how they looked. The final stage was adding some kind of base colour to give an idea of what the final drawing would look like.