[...] Without giving anything away, I should let you all know that you really will have to roll with the punches on this one and that you should focus your pre-contest work on learning how to work together and getting a good workflow going, rather than preparing too much stuff in advance! ;]
If I understood it correctly I want to suggest we take these guys as an example for how we should work together. I really think their teamwork was very good and, as far as I know, they also were the first to finish^^
Therefore I also suggest that we find a way to communicate other than CA, for example by using Skype or IRC-Channels (just as some examples)... I mean, communication and staying in touch with each other is like the most important thing in teamwork, isn't it? ;D
Hmm, well, I don't have MSN but only IRC, ICQ and Skype^^
(although I guess it can't really hurt getting myself a msn-account...)
And sorry I didn't post any suggestions for the theme/moodboard... everything I thought of didn't sound too interesting :/ (stereotypical stuff like Sci-Fi themes and so on...)
Although... how about getting ourselves "surreal world" as a topic? Hmm... guess the themes not too great for Character-Design, though (it's a lot better for landscapes, or rather, complete illustrations)
So, still nothing from me :<
Leaves a lot of space for disturbing stuff () mixed with a lot of african/afroamerican culture.
skype sounds good too, or msn. just lemme know which one were all gonna talk on. Also any idea of like certain times we can communicate at the same time?
anyways i really like the idea of desaturated/subtle blues with stronger warms. Ive been looking at NC Wyeths stuff and (ive got a book on him from the library, ill try to scan things sometime) his western work in particular has some nice color work we could probably use.
Also , we can probably brainstorm some settings as well. Could be like battle angels + desert + voodoo! hahaha Itd be cool if we like reaally integrated our characters in certain environments,cause theres tons of fun stuff you can do with costume based on that