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    IDW #62: Ancient Automaton

    Topic: Ancient Automaton

    Background: No long briefs or background this time If you're not sure what an Automaton is: Automaton - Wikipedia.

    Please note that this is not necessarily a robot as such, and I challenge you not to make it Steampunk

    Brief:
    1. Design and draw an Ancient Automaton!
    2. That's it... now draw!

    Deadline: Saturday March 1

    Last edited by yoitisi; March 1st, 2008 at 06:33 AM.


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    WOW, thank you lord.. if i have time haha

    great topic.. and i hope THIS time i do make it to the finish line


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    Gahh! No slacking off this round.

    Great topic!


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    mannnn this one sounds reall good

    I wish i could do this one so bad........ I just dont have any time

    It'll be interesting to see the results


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    i will probably continue my streak of being AWOL to this one as well. im graduating in one day and job spamming/working on personal projects, so atm i just don't have enough loving to go around... that being said this one would be awesome!


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    hmm.. good ideas coming to mind here... ill endeavour not to rush this one so horribly


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    Here's a question: Can the automaton be 'gifted' to an ancient race, like the Egyptians, by, say, aliens? Hence the technology could be more advanced than water and levers but 'look' sort of Egyptian? Or is that cheating? Only my second IDW so I want to be clear I'm staying in the rules. Thanks.


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    When you say ancient, do you mean looks, is from an ancient time (100 years plus)?


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    Vorp: As long as its clear it isn't something futuristic with a retro look or something that'd be okay. It's been done a couple of times already though so try to find an original way in I suggest.

    Pixie Trick: Yep at a first glance it must be clear we're not dealing with a shiny new one or some futuristic moon exploring android.


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    This is the first really quick, really bad sketch of my idea - Oracle of Delphi a la carnival fortune teller machine.
    I know there is lots wrong. I go all squiggly at first.

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    Not sure if this'll fit the bill for ancient automation or not, but here goes...

    WiP
    IDW #62: Ancient Automaton

    Supposed to be an unearthed ancient personal computer from days long past... It floats, not a blowup.


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    mcmatz: Take care not to make it too humanoid, right now it looks more like a character design to me to be honest

    Kuth: What exactly makes it 'ancient'? All I see at the moment is a futuristic bot.

    Tsujni: Like where this is going, you might want to check on the proportions of the legs though. Also, it reminds me a bit of the movie Metropolis


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    I was thinking of adding texture and color to it, but I'm not sure if it's worth the effort in the end. Might have to think about it further or bow out for this week if I can't think of something better


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    wip β, changed some stuff
    IDW #62: Ancient Automaton

    Last edited by tsujni; February 27th, 2008 at 09:14 AM.

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    I had idea of making some kind of loom that works by itself, back to doodling


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    For those of you having trouble with the ancient part - you need to check out Keith Thompson's work- he does some great stuff in the ancient area - like his clockwork Geisha. I don't have his main page info handy but you can check him out at keithwormwood.deviantart.com

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    Hendric VII: Yep I did a quick search, his website has a lot of images as well. Check it out here: Keiththompsonart.com/robots. The Geisha is a nice example. The rest of his gallery is cool too.

    Tinfoil (check his featured art by clicking his thumbnail image on the top of this site) has some great inspiration as well, especially his puppet fighters. Check it out here: Tinfoil - Puppet - Arena Net

    Last edited by yoitisi; February 28th, 2008 at 03:46 AM.

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    Mhh this will be my first try of participate in these activities

    I'll try to get it finished in time...my ancient automaton.... A serve-automaton *g*

    I will work in b/w first and color this, when it's enough time for it..my first try of doing first the b/w thing and color later....

    I'll use aztecan designelements on it....

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    Edit: next version (wont start new post)

    IDW #62: Ancient Automaton

    and a try to color... I like this technique....I guess

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    Last edited by Ethion; February 28th, 2008 at 01:39 PM.

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    Here's my quick SketchUp wip, I'll use it as perspective guide when painting in Photoshop, hope I'll make it look and feel old. Still haven't decided on which camera angle I want it to be, lower angle makes it look large and intimidating, higher view shows more details :

    IDW #62: Ancient Automaton

    IDW #62: Ancient Automaton

    Last edited by Paul Dolgov; February 29th, 2008 at 01:38 AM.

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    Some 26-28 hours to go before I close this round, make sure you've posted your finals by then.

    Ah uhm my bad, I put the deadline on Saturday March 2 but since February had an extra day this year it should've been Saturday March 1. Hope this doesn't cause trouble for anyone, but if so please let me know.

    Last edited by yoitisi; March 1st, 2008 at 06:35 AM.

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    wip δ - not going to finish

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    Final:

    IDW #62: Ancient Automaton

    Power loom that works on the ancient source of energy, operated by control panel on the front.

    Last edited by Paul Dolgov; March 1st, 2008 at 06:08 PM.

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    Wow, artistpavel, I love the textures you've got on your piece! I'd like to see some less perfect looking wood posts, but other than that it's fantastic


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    tsujni-Looks great man! Those loose sketchy lines are sweet. I hope you do have time to tighten it up just alittle
    artistpavel- Woah, awesome render and design.

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    Built deep in the jungles by a elusive and ancient civilization this automation served two purposes. It's first purpose was used to scare off intruders trying to enter the villages. The automation itself was entirely harmless however it's sheer size could easily frighten anyone. It's main and more important purpose was to hold and preserve water supplies. The automation itself was a vital instrument for water to the villagers and could hold vast amounts of it for long periods of time.


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    FINAL: Avoiding "long briefs and background", hopefully this image conveys the concept on its own.
    IDW #62: Ancient Automaton

    Last edited by vorp; March 2nd, 2008 at 08:02 AM.

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    final - courier automata

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    Alright, time to close this round.

    Edit: Poll is on, check it out here: IDW #62: Ancient Automaton - Voting

    Last edited by yoitisi; March 2nd, 2008 at 02:54 PM.

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