View Full Version : E.O.W Round 20: Tribal Commune
March 31st, 2006, 06:05 PM
E.O.W. - #020: Tribal Commune
You MUST include a description or backstory this round, or your image wont be taken to poll. Good luck!
Friday, 7th April 2006 6PM GMT
March 31st, 2006, 11:25 PM
Should be the 7th of April, no?
April 1st, 2006, 04:46 AM
ooga ooga... (subscribed)... looks fun!
April 1st, 2006, 06:56 AM
april your right :) sorry bout that. In other words. A small community of people that have a distinct culture, atleast thats where my ideas where headed.
Bring in some funky unuseual buildings an awesome location, or something, maybe they have all carved their homes out of cliffs, live in treetops, or in the very bottom of some gigantic abandoned city, as they keep weird creatures at bay.
first thing i thought of was like a twist on an indonesian or oceanic theme, maybe include some funky buildings like this: http://www22.brinkster.com/farthingdown/Marsada/images/Batakpage1.jpg
or like houses on stilts in the middle of lake or they all live in boats?
April 1st, 2006, 08:44 AM
Im in.... have already started... was working on treetops before you said it ....durn.
April 1st, 2006, 03:24 PM
keep goin with it, certainly my suggestions are there to help yer ideas, i prolly wont have time to make one, im not trying to take yer ideas away ;)
April 2nd, 2006, 02:57 AM
I'm moving this week so it's going to be a bit rough, but I really want to start participating in this. So, I'm going to give it a shot. I'm not any good at 2D art, but the only way to get better is to work at it :)
April 2nd, 2006, 02:59 AM
Slybones: everyone needs practice, and what better way to do it but in a weekly event. keep at it, man and never give up!
i got mine almost done, also this will be my first EOP. i have a few more hours into it... if any of you want to see or critique it (omg that would be freakin awesome!), check my sketchbook (link in sig). ;P
this was way too fun for me. hehe
April 2nd, 2006, 04:30 PM
The people of Eldar Forest took to the trees, when the Land Tigers made living on the ground impossible. Althoguh that was in prehistoric days and the Last Tiger's skin lies in the position of honour in the main Guild house. The People still live in the trees safe from Floods and invaders.
Oil Paint on Black paper.
April 3rd, 2006, 01:57 AM
I'm in, I should do better this time around, hehe my first one sucked!:teeth: :yayca:
April 3rd, 2006, 01:57 AM
Here u go, my image as done as I am ever going to be, this was fun!!!
Robed caped individuals, are proceeding to their place of worship. Within these temples lies something, that something we don't know is it dark or is this a divine entity that is leading this individuals to their promise land?
My tribal commune!
April 3rd, 2006, 04:46 AM
oooop, here's mine.. description to come..
my dear friend idiotapathy helped me with the description,
To the white elves that dwell amongst the caves, dragons are sacred creatures. Some say dragons are even offspring from their revered God, Idiamin. However deep in this canyon of snowy mountains, these two live harmoniously, The dragons in exchange for a luxurious life cared for by the elves provide transportation to and from the harsh landscape.
April 3rd, 2006, 04:56 AM
Awesome Bumskee! way to divert from the jungle theme I think most ppl are thinking about! I'm doin a desert one...again lol ;)
April 3rd, 2006, 04:57 AM
cheers mate, hehe, desert! look forward to it! :)
April 3rd, 2006, 09:38 AM
Gah bumskee! That is too fantastic I don't know if it's even worth participating now. =^p
I might still give it a go.
April 3rd, 2006, 04:33 PM
really lets see.... forest has been dissed as trite.. Bumskee rulze...yeah why should I bother?....(good practice)
April 3rd, 2006, 05:03 PM
Twin Peaks: Eastern Rise
High atop the venerable Eastern horn is the Tribal Commune's Easterly Rise Sect.
The Tribe's Abbot leads the monks through the peak's internal byways traversing from the East to the West peak for prayer ensuring the safety of the commune.
April 3rd, 2006, 05:26 PM
amazing stuff so far! and now that Tryanx is entering along with stuff so far - i'm not sure i want finish mine. geesh! :D
April 4th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Hi - this is my first foray into any anything-of-the-week, but hopefully won't be my last :)
This is my WIP - explanation and final image coming later, although I can't guarantee too many changes (time slips away), but all crits/suggestions are more than welcome!
Otherwise I'm looking forward to seeing everybody elses - I was wishing I had come around in time to do last weeks challenge.
Probably a little unclear for now, but some colour/shading will make it clearer later.
Edit: Just so that I don't forget - Description:
Perhaps the decendants of an unfortunate shipwreck, this tribe have made their homes on the steep cliffs of these rock formations that rise alone out of a turbid sea. Their society relies upon the masses of kelp and sea creatures that they hoist up from the oceans depths to use as food, building materials and clothing.
April 5th, 2006, 03:50 AM
Here is my pic kinda a wip but i doubt i will finish it as i have gone off it. Suppose to have a cardboard/wooden slum on the side and on top of the sub and more people. And of course a another past over to fix up other numerous problems.
Ok this is the final.
The weather changed and the water rose society broke down and war came. But the tides receded and what was left was a shell of the old world what was once great nations where now tribes. The East side and 16 street tribe lives where their names say. A old submarine is where there tribal chief rules and is there last protection from roaming scavengers and other tribes.
April 5th, 2006, 03:58 PM
not great, but im not a great artist.
a tribe, stranded on the tops of cliffs thousands of feet in the air, use this secluded area as a meeting place for the leaders, where they can be undisturbed by the lesser tribe members.
April 5th, 2006, 09:04 PM
I ended up with a sort of polar opposite of Mitzes concept oddly enough.
Struggling to survive in the vast and unforgiving Pacific Savanna the tribe adopted this relic of some long lost civilization as a communal shelter
April 6th, 2006, 02:13 AM
Could/should have done a lot more to this, but i just got over it i guess... time for cow and chow now. Ow. ow. ow
This tribal commune exists along the only marked path on the Freundin Glacier. It has been able to survive by hunting seals, polar bears and other arctic wildlife to sell fur pelts to travellers crossing the huge glacier. With only three of the remaining 24 tribesmen remaining being women, it is expected that this well loved and welcome sight for trekkers may not exist for much longer.
April 6th, 2006, 02:21 PM
ughh I'm spending too much time on this one, I'm learning alot though, it'll be up real soon I promise! ;)
April 6th, 2006, 05:51 PM
Revised my entry on post 17 - finally got to complete an EOW! :)
April 6th, 2006, 07:08 PM
revised mine too..total change of media
April 6th, 2006, 07:58 PM
red, that could be 100x better if you chose some hard edges...right now its all soft edge which is bringing it down... the concept is fantastic but you need to jam it with some 100% opacity colour choices in the light. DO IT!!
April 6th, 2006, 07:59 PM
roger that, form! will do, m8. :)
thanks for the tip!
April 6th, 2006, 08:11 PM
Tasty round, awsome entries people.. meh I KNEW I SHOULD have gone last, haha! I think Tranx is gathering for a master piece. awsome!..
Carafele, colour it! looks great.
Form, you cheeky bastid.. :P
Dave, :) you are a busy man! going for all three are we? :) awsome, agree with form!
April 7th, 2006, 01:28 AM
On Tongalla Toka, the northernmost island in the Tongallii archipelago, the Sabeth tribe resided in their hanging village above the waters of the Lasanya sea.
Here they were safe from the scavenging Larda lizards that roamed the main island, while close to the habitats of their primary source of food, the delicious Inala crabs.
Ok, there goes my first post in the EoW. Soooo many things learned, so many curses thrown in PS's general direction, soooo want to get a tablet.
I am stunned by the previous entries here, bumskee I love your style. Can't wait to see what's taking tyranx so long. :x
April 7th, 2006, 01:54 AM
Here's my submission... i adore bumskee's and can't wait for tyranx - gosh ... i know i won't win, but this was extrememly fun. ;)
The village of Kowahkta fishes and hunts sacred animals in the hills of Pokawatai. Their existence is based soley upon their willpower to live. The Kowahkta's huts are made of clay from an island named Rektu. The huts can be closed when the storms make the tides rise, as to not let water in so that the Kowahkta's can be dry even in worst of times.
April 7th, 2006, 05:33 AM
The people of Cadan had always feared the so called," Underground society of the elephant’s tusk," but only in their imaginations did they fear this strong tribe of hidden Cadanians, for they did not know them. Long ago, a young boy found himself wandering through the great forest seeking, praying, and hoping for a situation that would help him prove his manhood. After 6 weeks of sparse rations and no interaction with anything but the fierce sounds all around, he came to a hole in the ground...like a wound in the planet's skin. To tell the truth, it was more like the hole found him. His body fell down deep into the cavern of green and blue light, only dwarfed by the light piercing the opening above. Before his body could turn in midair, so that this young traveler could meet his fate head on, his body slammed onto a hard yet wrinkled surface. He quickly turned to notice that fate had spared his young frail body, but it was what spared him that define his life, and the life of his people. The cave was full of mighty elephants, or, Elaphia, as His people called them. Thus, as the years went by, the young man's people honored the elephants by building a shrine to them, deep in the cave. They also took up residence in the great cavern systems, which had been molded by time, and the great winds from the nostrils of their god. The shrine was a creature likened unto the form of a Cadanian and an Elaphia, for in this cave, the two became one.
P.S. All of the work in here is incredibly aesthetically pleasing. I'm just glad to be a part.
April 7th, 2006, 07:14 AM
ughh... Finally... done...
Click here for fullsize Pic (http://tyranx.com/images/tribalcommunebig.jpg)
In the barren deserts of Reol live a hardy people. The unforgiving heat and sandstorms on the plains above drove these people to seek refuge wherever they could. They came across a long abandoned village and temple of an extinct civilization. The tribe took refuge in this village and remain there to this day.
April 7th, 2006, 07:42 AM
April 7th, 2006, 10:00 AM
April 7th, 2006, 11:07 AM
nice piece bumskee!
The setting for this piece is suppost to be deep in the amazon rain forrest where one of the last ancient tribal societies are hidden and untouched by the modern world. I had fun doing this one hope you guys like. I put a close up in as well.
there you go red rook
April 7th, 2006, 11:10 AM
i dig that aaron!
and i think the close up dials me into the piece better than the full scene.
just my opinion, of course. :)
April 7th, 2006, 11:27 AM
TYRANX and AARON HOLLEY......Beautiful:hatsoff:
April 7th, 2006, 11:46 AM
Looking good Aaron,
I agree with Red, I actually like the closeup better, it makes you feel like you are in the environment more.
Haha thx Jakkas! why don't you do some enviro's man? you got enough COW stars! ;)
April 7th, 2006, 11:54 AM
Aaron-- thats beautiful!
look like california redwoods..only huge.
updated and done.....barely in time
April 7th, 2006, 12:46 PM
chaosrocks:wow, i really like the update. i love the different colors you used and the way you kept away from any real super dark tones until the bottom. and even there they're not dark dark. really nice.
Beelow: oo, very nice. reminds me of the Protoss from Starcraft. i used to read Starcraft books too, and this is probably how i would have invisioned them landing on planets. real nice colors and lighting.
bumskee: man, this is simply breathtaking. love it!
redehlert: really freakin sweet man. the not renderedness makes me feel like i'm looking at the commune without my glasses. hehe... nice mood to it as well.
Carafaele: i really like this. linework is one of my favs and will always be because of these sort of pictures... the detail draws you in and lets you go after like 3 minutes. hehe
Mitze: oo... looks photographicly real.... did you copy paste some of the stuff (like the bricks on the right)? nice submarine... i like how you rendered the metal's reflection. sweet!
abediah: this is sweet. i like the rendering of the rocks.
Brand_X: oo.. that's cool. looks like the titanic after the ocean dries up and stuff. real sweet concept!
Form: ooooo... ahhhh... i'd be freaked to live by those things in tents. what if they opened up and all hell spewed out. gahh! nice quickie!
ohjay: wow! you dont have a tablet and you did that! i'm so amazed and cant wait till you do get a tablet... then you can inspire 200% more like you've inspired me! this is sooo something out of a Myst (PC game) environment. expecially with the colors.... sooo awesome! i'm glad you posted.
CSOLDIER7: really sweet work on the enviro. reminds me of an illustration out of a storybook or a comic book render (and in just a week, sweet). good work!
Tyranx: ok, when i saw yours loading on my 26k connection (meaning it loaded slowly), i saw every detail and went, "Oh.... my.... GOSHH!!" this is flippin sweett and I already know where the votes are mostly going. thank you so much for the inspiration!! lovely done!
Aaron Holley: oh wow. i love this enviro!! you really set the mood and gave it life. sweeeeeeet!!
April 7th, 2006, 12:52 PM
Really amazing standard all round! I got a very late quickie to throw in. Didn't decide to give this ago until this morning.
(sorry for the crappy description)
At the border of a south eastern jungle a tribe inhabits a series of tree houses. The tribe is known for it's ability to construct these homes that can withstand intense weather conditions, due to the placement of the supports and the density of trees that they are built in.
April 7th, 2006, 01:20 PM
Wolfbane, Redehlert - speechlessness is a good thing I hope ;)
Mattgamer - haha thx, mines ok I guess, but its nowhere near the most original, I think Redehlert wins there.
Some really cool entries all around, the ones that stand out to me are Bumskee's and Aaron's. between the three of us we covered Tropical, Desert and Artic! haha well done!
April 7th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Haha thx Jakkas! why don't you do some enviro's man? you got enough COW stars!
The answer is simply. I SUCK in environments. However, maybe I will try next week.
BTW Tyranx, are you working in Painter or PS?
Any page with tutorials...for beginners? :D
April 7th, 2006, 01:39 PM
I used to suck hardcore at environments, but I kept practicing, and I got better.
I use PS mostly, I've dabbled in Painter but it confuses me lol :er:
As for tutorials... dunno any off the top of my head, just google it, type in something like Phothoshop Painting Tutorials or something.
Here's a little something for inspiration: http://www.sparth.com
April 7th, 2006, 01:44 PM
Thx for the link.
April 7th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Jakkas, You should be teaching us how to paint! You've got a great technique.
VERY nice work this round! Props to the lot of you.
Inspirational... I need to practise my environments, too...
April 7th, 2006, 03:03 PM
awesome :) soooo great to get this much enthusiasm and this many awesome awesome pieces.
Aaron could you please show which piece you are submitting so i use the right one :) thanks
April 7th, 2006, 03:13 PM
what he said
Compared to the few entries of the Last EOW this is totally fantastic
and I think folks are really putting some time and effort into their entries
Yay! Exciting! Ass pats all around!
April 7th, 2006, 03:13 PM
More inspiration, like Tyranx, here: http://www.barontieri.com/galleries/
I love Barontieri's stuff - that's where I got the idea from my enviro this round. Though I'm sure you all know this artist well.
awesome soooo great to get this much enthusiasm and this many awesome awesome pieces.
i know, it's sweet! great topic.
April 7th, 2006, 03:16 PM
Thanks for the nice comments... nice work every one.. hey tyranx i think thats a nice piece I would just be careful of your spacings both pos and neg shapes being to much the same size ...I can explain better if you want ...and I know the color is going to be different for everyones monitor but i would hit some intense red oranges within the same context of the color you have there and at the same value in the foreground...look at some of thomas morans work...that guy is badass
April 7th, 2006, 03:32 PM
updated my entry on post 17. only had an hour during lunch so had to make the most of it. :) thanks for the tips - hope i hit them ok. :)
great job everyone!
April 7th, 2006, 04:27 PM
More inspiration: http://www.barontieri.com/galleries/
whoa. :x thanks for that link!
April 7th, 2006, 10:06 PM
no problem about the link man... and i like your update... you really make it exciting. now because of Tyranx, i'm a fan of Sparths. ;D haha!
April 7th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Thanks for the compliment MattGamer!
I have to say, this is one great collection of environments. So many great ideas and sweet renderings. I just noticed redrocks nearly gave away the idea for my hanging buildings in the first post - there went my originality points :P
As I am relatively new to this environment painting thing, I would really love it if anyone had anything to crit on my piece, just drop me a line in the sketchbook or pm me or anything. I pick up on something myself, but it always helps when others point it out! Thanks.
April 7th, 2006, 11:42 PM
hmm it seems I'm too late, oh no wait still have 3 1/2 hrs!
ohjay: That's a pretty wild concept, I really like the colors you used. very warm.
tyranx: crimeny boy! you always have such gi-normious environments, they have a feeling of dynamic scale. Do you create your own brushes?
Aaron: I really like the center structure. The hut to the left looks a little washed out, I know thats because the sun is hitting it but I think it would really benefit from some stronger contrast with some darker shadows
yAdam: I'm not sure if it was your intention but the brush you used on the buildings makes them look like they are made of some straw-like material (unless that was your intention) I think it would have helped if you added more variety to them instead of having all of them the same height with evenly spaced windows. I think the jungle and river are rendered well (seems like a dangerous place to build hehe)
April 8th, 2006, 12:33 AM
Really nice work people Jakkas tyranx, yadam, Aaron Holly,Csoldier7(welcome buddy, glad to see that u have joined), Matt Gamer, ohjay, Form, Brand_X, abediah, Mitze, Carafaele, redehlert, bumskee, chaosrocks all very nice work people! I had fun gang! I will the next one as well hehe! you guys keep rockin' it!!:teeth: :yayca:
April 8th, 2006, 12:38 AM
you know---- I finished by stated time 6pm GMT, I wish I' dhave known this would be open another 6 hours or so,, there's alwas refinement that can be done in any case... I understand if the mods can quite get there on the dot. BUt we should self regulate... GMT = Greenwich mean time as in England th eholder of time as they have stone henge and everything... Here in EST that means GMT +6 or when its 6pm there its noon here.. lets think globally folks. I hustled to be done at noon.
and Ojay..... norway/australia? how do you ever know what time it is???
April 8th, 2006, 01:19 AM
Chaosrocks - ;) I don't.
No, I am Norwegian, studying in Australia - I usually try to be finished by whatever deadline, Australia time (just make 6pm GMT into 6pm Aus) - that way, I'll finish a couple of hours on the green side :P
April 8th, 2006, 05:24 AM
well the way it works is i have to set a concrete deadline like that but i tend to leave it open over the night and close it the enxt morning simply because if i close it on time i will get half a dozen pm's going.... "heyyyy! i was only 2 hours late, please put me in!" or "hey i didnt realise it wasnt 6pm eastcoast time" or something like that, and i want to get in as many entries as possible
April 8th, 2006, 05:30 AM
Destinatus, cheers..It was partly the intention, but I left it too late to start, so I decided to just put in some structures that didnt really require much thought. I wasn't going to bother entering, but I thought it would be a waste..:dad:
April 8th, 2006, 05:31 AM
Beelow, redehlert, bumskee and Tyranx great works!
Aaron Holley: Excellent! I love this one most, great idea and render, really cool atmosphere:yayca:
April 8th, 2006, 06:32 AM
thanx Rawwad! U did not do one whas goin' on? Hope to see u do the next one!:teeth:
April 8th, 2006, 07:13 AM
Great entry's!! But sadly I can't see Tyranx his.. :( also not with the link..
April 8th, 2006, 08:18 AM
man i wish i was up to this kind of thing, i get lost in trying to get the different components to work, if i get the perspective to work the colouring is out, if i get the colouring to work then the lighting is out and so on, but great work all. maybe one day i will join your ranks.
April 8th, 2006, 09:42 AM
ok on the time thing. now I know. i guess I try to finish on time ( it takes the whole week as oil paint dries slowly) and then refine as I can...I tend to go on messing with them forever... I kind of like having a drop deadline....:P
You got a huge number of entries this time. that's exciting! keep up the good work Mr Rook
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