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    The Random Team 2 Sketchbook

    ok guys i went ahead n started a sketchbook so we can go ahead n post some ideas
    no idea as to what theme we should go for but my inner nerd is screaming steampunk!
    i've done some quick sketches for the tech girl but without real theme so when u guys have done some more post here!

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    Right, the sketches of the tech girl are looking slightly masculine at the moment, one way to change that is to alter the jawline. Give it a less angular and bulky feel, and more narrow and curved. As for the theme, why not look up examples of how other artists interpret the theme of steampunk and look into the dress and technology of the 19th century, along with modern-day clothing and technology. To help inform your sketches and to help give that anachronistic feel.

    Other than that keep it up, I'll look forward to seeing how you develop this project.

    My sketchbook, if you really want to see it...

    "Picasso is a painter, so am I;... Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I." - Salvador Dali
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    Hey guys. I have a little sketchy over here.

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    Hey so I did some sketches for the whole group.
    I don't think you can read what I wrote on the page but to sum it up.

    For the Hero I kept the basic idea that you sketched out Franna but I shortened the jacket and lengthened the shirt, however we can go back. I don't think that the cigarette is a good idea with the pose and shotgun I think it gets a little too badass.

    I haven't got any real clear ideas for the shadow so I didn't do much with him. I was just thinking quiet and unassuming

    For the protector I'm thinking older father figure maybe late 40s with a beard kinda gruff old man themed.

    The Sage and technician I found the most interesting. For the sage I'm thinking along the lines of witch doctor of Indian holy man. Simple design with a minimum of possessions. Just religious or occult tokens.

    The technician I think should be the smallest of the group. lots of parts and machining bits but lite on weaponry maybe a small dagger or switch blade. Also I was thinking she could have the funkiest outfit of the group kinda grungy-artsy stuff.

    And the Rabble rouser. I didn't have a clear idea for him either just sorta understated elegance and a devil-may-care posture.

    Any who here you go. Feel free to paint over erase whatever.

    Oh, do we have a genre, world or time period for this or is that still undecided?

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    Hey are we going to keep the random team 2 as our name?

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    Ok kept sketching and got a clearer version of what I was thinking for the technician. Not happy with the holy man but it gives you an idea of what I had in mind.

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    I agree, mood boards would help a lot. I'll look around.

    I agree that the techy works well with steampunk, but so do the other groups, have you checked out their sketchbooks? There's a lot of steampunks going around. Sorry Benisimo, I'm just a big fan of being different that's all.

    But like you said, if we mix the ideas, it might just work. What's your overall theme-idea, Kailaan?

    I'm not too sentimental about the hero's cigarette or pose or anything. My sketch can only be her dark side anyway (does that look like someone with one year of memory? I don't think so, but the dark side remembers everything) Honestly, if you wanna change her, knock yourself out. I am intrigued to draw both though.

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    i'll do the mood board guys will be up sometime 2morrow
    i'll probably stick to the development stuff seeing as u guys are a lot more advanced artistically

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    Hey Kailaan, thank you for linking our sketchbook in the topic thread.

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    hey guys i've made a basic mood board,
    what i wanted to do with it was really just to give a general feel of what mood and feel it would be in these characters world

    feel free to add to the board if u have any other ideas

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    Nice one Benisimo. I really like the decaying environments. I interpret it like this:

    A western dystopia of sorts. The remains of a once flourishing industrial revolution, now only a dark industrial wasteland where our team must use their skills, gadgets and teamwork to survive.

    I hope that this is what you meant. It's genius and I love it. I'm definitely starting over with my designs. So, do we split the characters up, or do we go assembly line? I think with the assembly line we would get better results and consistency, but I really don't care. If we do split them up, may I suggest:

    1. Hero/Shadow
    2. Sage/Technician
    3. Protector/Rabble Rouser?

    Cool.

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    Sweet I love it. I'm thinking maybe we each take a char set and design them then maybe send them to each other and let the others put their spin on what we have. For the finals though just for consistency I was thinking we have one inker and perhaps share the colour.

    I think for now we should concentrate more on the design of the character rather than a detailed rendering.

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    Random thoughts on the hero.

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    Nice! The large one and the one on the far left are brilliant. Love the hair.

    And as for the character sets, good idea. But who does what? Seems like you have some good ideas for the hero. You gonna go for her and the shadow? I'll do anything, so I'm just gonna sketch and see who comes out.

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    yeah awesome interpretation franna exactly what i was thinking n wow kailaan love the tech, i'm kinda bogged down with art coursework at the moment so i'll be a bit slow n i suck at photoshop so sketches will come relatively soon

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    I adapted my Protector idea:

    note: I know we shouldn't be rendering yet, but this isn't really a render to me, it's just the way I sketch. I don't really do linework often. This is the easiest and quickest way for me to draw, and it's what I'm used to.

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    OK I've got the hero/shadow.
    I guess Franna, you are taking the protector/rabble rouser and Benisimo you are on on Tech/Sage. Everyone is ok with that?
    I'm gonna go get started on the Shadow.
    Oh I collected pictures for a mood board but I have to sit and put them together. I'll try to get it up shortly.

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    Yes I'm ok with that. Next up... Rabble Rouser.

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    BTW Franna I like the redesign of the protector.
    sketches for shadow.

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    shadow. don't quite like the design. I think its too busy but give me your thoughts.

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    Kailaan. I agree with you about it being too busy. I would also consider losing all the facegear. When I read the brief, I can see him as, well, sort of a mean, skeptical kind of guy, and I for one would want to see this, with his face looking all serious and always scrutinising everyone. Like he wants to keep the hero to himself. But maybe you see him differently.

    To be honest, i think something like shadow no 3 in your lineup would work well next to the similarly semi-simplistic design of your hero.

    Just some thoughts to consider... or not

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    Oh yeah Benisimo, I probably don't need to say this, but don't worry about Photoshop. If you scan sketches or whatever, that's obviously no problem, it's all gonna be consistent in the end anyway. Whatever's easiest and best for you.

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    Yeah I think I got carried away with that one.
    And I agree with Franna, Benisimo just get your ideas up however you can. The more minds we have on this the more depth the characters will have. Don't back out of this the idea is that all skill levels work together, its a great way to learn.

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    Hey guys. I have a rabbler here. It's not complete, but I had to post it, because I''m not going to have internet access until about friday night. I will finish it then, I promise.

    I thought I'd give him a more expensive looking, neater outfit, while still going for the survivalist look (leather pouches, weapons etc.). He seems to me to be quite vain. Like he thinks he's God's gift to women. Please share your thoughts.

    And I'll see you guys friday night...

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    playing around with colours. We need to start getting these designs together or we aren't going to make the deadline.

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    kailaan, i like number 4- the pale one with the red scarf.

    turn page please....

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    So, this is my rabble rouser. Hope he's not too...pirate. i think now you guys can go ahead and get your fingers into my designs and put your spin on it, if you want.

    Also Benisimo, some input from your side would give us some peace of mind right about now. Even if you're not posting sketches, give us some critique on ours, or any ideas you have. We sort of need to know you're still alive and on board with this.

    Just let us know if you're really busy with work or whatever, so we can go ahead. I'll wait a day, max 2, then i'm starting with the sage. And Kailaan, if you then want to start with the techy... I think that's fair, because we really don't know if you're still with us, Benisimo.

    Ok then, we should start with the next phase soon, guys. Let me know when your designs are done.

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    Hey I'm in the midst of finals here so I don't know how much help I can be in the finishing process. I don't think that Benisimo is still in this either so do you want to just try it again next time?

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    Well, these things happen. We gave it a go. Maybe next time guys.

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