Here are the offical rules, just so we can easily keep them in mind when in this thread:
Originally Posted by daestwen
Here are the rules!
1. Teams of two MUST create at least 4 portraits, teams of three or four need 6 and teams of five need 8. You are perfectly welcome to create more images that the requirement if you feel your team is up to it. 2. You must take a random selection of the choices below. Please don't do 4 elven fighters, or only orcs, for example. Please take a randomized selection. If you would prefer me to give your team a specific assignment, I will generate the selection for you. If I see teams doing more select parties, then I will request you to change to something more random. 3. You must follow the format provided. See it below, please! 4. You must do a LIGHT and a DARK version for each character, please! This means that for each character you need two portraits. 5. You must submit a paragraph about each character. Do a short write up for each character you create. I want to see some interesting, stereotype-breaking stuff here, folks!
PLEASE SELECT ONE OF EACH CATEGORY FOR EACH CHARACTER.
Gender: Male / Female
Race: Human / Elf / Half-Elf / Dwarf / Orc - (and anything else you can think of!)
Class: Fighter (Barbarians, Knights, Dark Knights, Brawlers, etc) / Thief (Assasins, Rogues, etc)/ Spell Caster (Wizards, Sorcerers, Druids, etc) / Healer (Priest, Cleric, White Mage, Medic, etc) - (feel free to make up something for this, too)
Alignment: Good / Evil (please do both for each character)
YES, THESE LOOK LIKE STEREOTYPES. IT IS YOUR JOB TO BREAK THEM. I want to see some really interesting, kick ass stuff!
This means we need to create 3 characters, and make two full bodied portraits for each, one good and one evil. We are supposed to stay close to High Fantasy, but a little genre blurring is allowed. I think there are definitely some things from 18th Century France that could be incorperated. I don't think I've ever seen orcs/elves/dwarves in French costumes, so that would be a good way to seperate ourselves from the crowd. 1930s would be a lot more dificult, but if there are any ideas, post' em.
Last edited by Ian Barker; August 1st, 2009 at 08:33 AM.
I was just thinking about whether it would be better to make a story, palette, etc. first or to just start drawing characters, and I think I agree DeeLock, for this it'd probably be best to just start drawing and see what comes up. Hopefully we'll find things in our drawings that will inspire a story and mood and such.
Although, since most of these references depict people with high social status, it'd probably be a good idea to focus our characters in that area, although having a lower status character would add some good variety (maybe that rogue female).
Anyways, time to get to work.
Last edited by Ian Barker; August 1st, 2009 at 12:52 PM.