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January 30th, 2008 #1
The Art Crusade (battle 2 - the watcher and the watchtower)
Second round topic - The watcher and the watchtower)
territory up for grabs (the wastes of ashern)
Again anyone can join, just reply to this thread with what side you want to be on, light or dark, WIPs of your images earns you dogtags for this round- - (dogtags change with each round so after afew rounds
you'l be able to spot the veterans by their collection of dogtags) I will be introducing new loot over the next couple of days so expect some cool prizes for your inventory, also people will begin to gain ranks soon so look out for that.
list of territories
The great northern forrest
- Wastes of ashern
- Spring of helmfell
- The low lands
- Raven pass
- The horrors
- Black shroom gully
- Neversea inland ocean
- Port of evergreen
- Soul crest bridge
- River Roads crossing
- Enslaver sanctuary
- Horn peaks
- The forgotten paths
- Great shattered rock
This is a battle of good and evil, of light and dark.
Join a team to draw for and battle in the topics, the teams art is judged by the comunity and the winning team claims that territory on the map.
First team to take the other teams home city wins and become champions of the great art crusade.
Participating in 1 round does not mean you have to stick around for the next , but if you do... you get awarded art crusade loot
in the form of a congratulatory name on the list below the battle map.
Those who have allready joined you dont need to sign up again.
This round the crusade has taken us past the dence forrests of the north down to the border wastes of ashern. this territory is rife with bandits and headhunters
loot- There are many enemies on the campeign trail, if you like the looks of somebody elces loot feel
free to challenge them to open combat- watch out for headhunters.
a victory will increase your rank and you will rob them of their loot. This may make you a bigger target for other crusaders.A loss will
decrease your ranking and you will loose any valuables you have picked up. this may make you a bigger target for other crusaders.
pick a side
light or dark
the Noble Knights in the Lists :
DARK SIDE: player inventory & loot
2. Jake Korbin
6. Tom Garden
21. The Jester
LIGHT SIDE player inventory & loot
3. Micaiah Nelson
6. vibhas virwani
13. Happy Camper
Last edited by chaosrocks; February 3rd, 2008 at 12:01 AM.
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January 30th, 2008 #3
The watcher and the watchtower im guessing its this
and why does black shroom gully look very similer to NE Africa?
Last edited by grenogs; January 30th, 2008 at 08:49 AM.
January 30th, 2008 #4
Interested in crusading for the light again but can the deadline fall on a Saturday, the 9th instead?
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January 30th, 2008 #10
K Here it is
Watcher and watchtower
*watcher is not nessarily human
*LIght is not nessisarily Good Or Evil Neither is Dark
*we are battling as a team for the territory. The Illustration doesn't nessisarily have to show your affiliation it just has to Kick ass
in fact the watcher and Tower Can be LIght , Dark, Neutral, Good Evil, Mysterious, etc etc........
and I'm executive decisioning that you get the 9th too so you can have the extra Saturday.
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January 30th, 2008 #11
alti, I'm assuming if we (headhunters that is) want to challenge somebody during this round then this is the place to do it as opposed to the headhunter's signup page or anywhere else. In my head I picture that the headhunter battles will happen concurrently while another battle is going on and as such if one wanted to challenge another the appropriate place would be in the corresponding battle thread, am I close?
January 30th, 2008 #12
Well, I'll give this a go too... Here goes nothing...
HEY LOOK AT DIS
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I just finished a big project, Im free! so no more last minute renderings for me...
Like my grandma used to say " Imma whoop some ass with this here flip-flop, Imma whoop it good for you, Imma whoop it goooood" - except replace "flip-flop" with brush and "good" with nasty.
edit: hot damm alti, I was trying to read that map man, you shoulda been a doctor.
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hey alti or chaos, I kind of got the same question as Dose206 plus a dozen more I've tried to read the different posts and threads that explain it all but it might be a good idea to put a sticky with all the rules and ideas in it together. I think I can feel the edges and all but I still miss the big picture I'm afraid (all the stuff with the loot, who gets what, what if I'm on the dark side but draw a tower for the light side -and how will that effect my loot- how to proper challenge someone for his/her head etc). I think some of these might be answered somewhere already, but before things get out of hand it'd be nice to have them all in a single thread so we can look it up more easily.
Edit: if you need any help in here you know where to find me I think this activity is one of the coolest i've seen in a while, so it would be cool to see it grow and continue.
Last edited by yoitisi; January 30th, 2008 at 01:44 PM.
January 30th, 2008 #20
With all the headhunting going on, i havent been able to work with my piece, im afraid i wont cut it. I'll just have to wait for the next one. Good luck boys and girls
Last edited by Wolfbane; February 9th, 2008 at 12:11 PM.
January 30th, 2008 #21
Anyhoo, here's my WIP from a scrappy pencil sketch (I'll post that soon when i can be arsed to scan it using my coal powered scanner!!!)
Second WIP:- Some kinda ancient Ram golem!!!Thats the watcher btw
Nutha WIPPEDY DO DAH.......havent got a clue where im going next but we'll see in the next WIP!!!!
Last edited by Sellis; February 8th, 2008 at 10:57 AM. Reason: Another pic
January 30th, 2008 #22
ok, im slightly lost here,
Alti, chaos I got a wip here, but i'm only a head hunter, so can i join in this or do i need to also join either the light or dark side. If so then can you put me preferably on the dark.......or light......actualy any will do. or have i left it way to late and i cant join either, and so i can only head hunt, and im totaly waisting my time by entering this wip? haha
January 30th, 2008 #23
grenogs: You do need to declare a side, and that'll be your affiliation from then on. It's not too late to declare a side. But for this topic, side doesn't determine the look. That's how I think it goes.
January 30th, 2008 #24
thanks asatira, then i guess i'll choose dark side
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Sellis - nice!
WIP - Needs quite a lot of fixing. Colors n perspective is not really working out, and want the knight to look far more baaad
Pretty much the same ...
pepps - thx for the crit
hmm, Im not sure that the painting is improving .. lots of things I kinda dislike
still some things that annoys me ... but perhaps in time I'll figure it out
pepps - perhaps you should boost the contrast on the foreground creatures. Then they might feel a bit closer, might give the painting a bit more depth. Good concept!
Think I'll be working on the tower n background after this... hehe, not looking forward to do the hands , I hate hands ^^
Keep up the good work!
Last edited by kalas; February 1st, 2008 at 04:24 PM.
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Wow, people's WIPs look great already!
I decided to go for a non-fantasy, pseudo industrial setting. I originally wanted the watcher and the watchtower to be sharing a cup of tea, but I couldn't make it work with giving the watchtower some scale... So I'll just have it hold a teapot instead
Here's my rough planning, consider it a WIP
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dark side, hehe
colors are not really working indeed but i'll fix them tomorrow hopefully =)
sellis: nice nice
kalas: i love the mood and the environment but i don't like the armor of the guy..too blocky maybe? *shrugs* definetly looking forward to more updates (i preferred the first wip) =)
edit: reworked eveything heh i think i found a more solid idea behind the towers and the watchers. I hope it still suits the topic:
these old creatures were once guarding the land, now they rest in a deep sleep and slowly becoming part of the environment.
still hard to spot anything..=(
i'm kinda getting into the piece i think i like the sidea indeed and i'm getting close to it i think...the foreground creatures still disturb me a bit...but the rest i think it's more or less starting to make sense...eheheh any critique i welcome of course =)
uhm...apart from the problems viewing the image outside my PS ^^' i'm still satisfied with the mood. i've just added some details...hm..no i need to put some clouds. Values are not working too well i think...and even if it's supposed to be a bit foggy and quite dead environment i think it is quite colorless...i'd like to add some yellow eheh also i like the idea of having the people in the middle exploring the place.
At this point my only concern is if the piece matches the topic enough...Indeed there are no physic towers..as the creatures are supposed to be both...let me know...=)
Last edited by pepps; February 1st, 2008 at 01:15 PM.
January 30th, 2008 #29
I have a WIP
There's so many issues though. I have to solve the bloody colours. And that tower needs a bit of a rebuild, methinks...
I dunno. I'll let it chew in the back of my brain.
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January 30th, 2008 #30
dam wips allready, i'l have to get buisy myself after work,- i'l be doing a big update for round 2 wip tags and anything elce that needs sorting out today after i finish at the studio, look for new tags infrount of your old ones, or if you havnt played before, you'l only have the secound round tags.
also if you got questions feel free to pm me and i'l answer you directly
the game seems to get more people onboard every day.