TEAM CHOW II: GOOD AND EVILDESCRIPTION
This month's Team Chow is going to be a little different! This time, we are creating fantasy portraits for player characters - with good and evil versions! It's both a wide open brief and a very strict one! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a random team from the options given to you below, and to create 4-8 fantasy portraits that read well together and still look awesome separately. Thus, as a team, you must create a compatible 'look' for your characters.
ConceptArt.Org is going to be running game design activities and it is our hope that some of these characters could really inspire people doing activities on the other parts of the site too! Fuel for their fire so to speak. :]
Also, Jason has allowed me to offer you some fabulous prizes!
The winning team will get four downloads of their choice each and a pass to an upcoming live streaming course right here on conceptart.org!
Also, individuals within teams are also up for a prize! These will be given for leadership, and for extra effort in making great characters. This prize will consist of four downloads and the pass to attend ca live streaming event.
On to the nitty-gritty:
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!
Okay, NOW GO!
The Final Burning Thread will go up ONE WEEK before deadline. The deadline will be August 31st, at 11:59 pm GMT - 4, Eastern Daylight Time. I will accept submissions as long as it is August somewhere in the world, but after this I will close the thread. I am going to give myself 1-2 days to then sort out the poll and the voting, so please be patient.
1. One team member will be in charge of submitting the final entry. How the entry is presented will be up to you, but keep it consistent and coherent.
2. Remember that you will need to submit wips. If you decide to make a group sketchbook for this activity, a link to that will suffice.
3. Also sumbit a list of Team Activity. I want to see how well you worked as a team - who was in charge of what and what each member did.
4. All other ChoW rules apply. If you are not familiar with the usual chow rules, please read the guidlines thread sticked at the top of the subforum. Including, 3/4ths rule, no paint-overs, etc.
5. Please submit files with this naming convention: TeamChow_TeamName_Image001.jpg
6. Please keep to the format of the image below. We're gonna be a little bit more strict about presentation this time - each portrait should be portrait-aligned, like so, and the figure about as big as the one you see below. Full bodied figures, please.
And thanks so much to Zhanglu of Massive Black Shanghai who created to help get this contest get off to a great start!
Thanks, and Good Luck!
Aaron Death, Adrian Wilkins, Aly Fell, AmbientSounds, biglu, Cam Sykes, DeKal, gunnarsson, hunchback, Ian Barker, ImaGEEnation, JailHouseRock2, jozulus, kikindaface, LostFayth, Mark Tarrisse, MattGamer, Nibras, OldJake666, Quike Garcia, Razorleaf, rossipoo, Sellis, Sentinel., sfa, sketcheth, SMILEFACE, Tavarilyn, vardoburrito, Vatsel, Vulgar`, zimfin
Random Team 1: skorpi, Ahchu, LostFayth and Mimer
Doomsday Dream Clan:Swordhand, Clanlord, n1va
Team SteelBubbles: petitemistress, Slash and Mulm
Fine Shankables: MoHog and Stevo.H
Team Tall, Grande and Venti: Dished, Daestwen, Yoitisi and SunRoamer
Studio Moinoi: algenpfleger, Alex Pascenko, and Janaschi
Team Fuzzy Pandas: Just Call Me Bruce!, adamsimons and Ken-OH.
Team Fluffy Fledglings: Katanasoul, R3u5, Zilrion and AvisNocturna
Team Coco Meowza: Sekino, XanaChama, 3mMajster, Pretty_Angel and AsaB
Team ???2: markus and immelmann_turn
Happy Little Trees: blackcherry, nimzicki, CKLamb and ALH
The Unweeaboos: theories and Jaytea
Team Lego Lickers: jdeegz, Earendil, sketcheth and Matte_art
Thundercats: Sentinel, Markus the Barbarian, JessiBean and Hygami
Team Chönyid bardo: Hala, Snootchy, JailHouseRock2, Grandmassa Mr. Spect
Team Sugah Face: MJ_Alcazar, JazzW, Tavarilyn
Team Milk of Amnesia: Burtzum, Fluorine, Nightblue and Moai
Team Supreme: Liffey, Gabbyness, DeeLock, papervampire and DefiledVisions
Team Sleepless Kats: Asatira, curly, greenbd
The Squishy Eyeballs: 0kelvin, Little Redhed
Team Drunken Wastrel: Cuervo, and Ookchk
Team Birthday: indus, realgro
ARCHITECTS OF THE OMNIPOTENCE, THE HEGEMONIC EDIFICE OF THE UNIVERSE; PAPA COSMOCRATOR: gunnarsson, Ryden, Konstruktion
Team Super Cool: k a y a, Sept13
Team Squishmitten: lady nerevar, Naykomii
Sad Panda: Tiki Snakes, FalyneVarger, Morgalahan & Mordus
Team ???7: LunaPhobia, Jason Rainville and ChaoticKnight
Team Polarbears: rossipoo, itsthematthias
Team Legion: Irishdrunk, Cypheir
Team Ticklebear: ChromaticCodex and Hugeharhar
Super High Five Squad: tron-one ???
Team DSK: DeKal and Lege1
Team Ken-Do-Pu-En-Ds: SirKenneth, dwardo, sepu, vshen and AmbientSounds
Team Obsidian: AaronDeath, t i m, The Crazy Dude SRD and Razorleaf
Brotherhood of Heel: GunTrouver, RoboMonkey
Team Sureños, aka Hasty McPants: GriNGo and Maestro Andres
Team McFly: Sublimus, Lyno, Goog
Wizards of the Toast: Form, Jens and Interceptor
The Howling Loveboys: mr. Delicious, twitchfinger, marco_mazzoni, trevor
Team Microwave: Chance., Flock
Team Cheesebye: iamnotatypeofflower, tinkiewinkie, ziff.lau
Team Chowder: Ginseng, and Corrick
Dark and Light Squad: Michael CTY, micheal see, beelow, xric 7
Team Horseradish: aspectabund, Lighty, QSeptember5, Diaforetikos
Team SteamBoat: RichLyons, No_name_brand
Team:maeT: Sellis, daveneale
Team-Work: Zimfin, Nickillus
KYZULUS - revenge of the kryptofighters: kynu, jozulus, longshao
Atelier Team: Icon and Secret Science
Team Cooking By The Book: zulu, dile_ and PieMonster
Team Robozo: Arogoth, Rambozo
Team Daemonic Squirrels: Rabbi Satan, Quikenobi, Maeve
Team ASAD: Genius_Malignus, munkes
Team Baquette: ronaldliu, smokenmirrors, Vorace
Team Lyphorm: ImaGEEnation and Camsyko
The Four Horsemen: cakeypigdog, paul_harison, fjooner, Saturns Gate
THE REAL ATELIER TEAM: Lake, Nadiamoon, Localfatheaded
Team Super High Five Squad: Tron-one, Primordial Seven, Stephen Mason
Team Banana: Bendragon, Quicksilver
Team White Rabbit: Dimagyan, Inic and Dark Eyes
Team Jaguar-Salmon: Kaotica, Xgabo
Team Cobra-Yawn: MLutz and Big Escy
The Illuminaughty: Muninn, Icemoon and Arthemis
Team Qing Bai: DarkTemplarFury, zeiderxUGD
Team Incognito: RonHundred, DVD-1-one
Team Facepalm: NoodleDoodle, Carnifex, ~baxter
LOOKING FOR A TEAM
i hate art
ONE: tonysaurus, kisou, Darkwolf
TWO: ChristianShane, GeistDel, Zaxser, Stark
THREE: Liz Edwards, blau, Gominoid
FOUR: QuaTronics, 2kre8, Kimbee, 626elemental
FIVE: MiniGoth, Oblivia Enna, Kerberos
SIX: BBQ, Mordus, Random Stranger
SEVEN: ValkyriesBard, obscure
Last edited by daestwen; August 13th, 2009 at 11:11 PM.
I have a question, do we have to stick with the traditional AD&D art style? The medieval/Mythical/general European/Celtic/LotR high fantasy style? Or we are free to choose a time period and culture, or create our own world setting as long as the character stick with AD&D race and class?
For example, can we do high tech sci-fi elven wizard holding an electronic spell book with shinny projectile 3D images?
Or we have to do a LotR style Elven wizard with long robes with Celtic patterns, fancy delicate accessories, and girly hair style?
Last edited by fluorine; August 1st, 2009 at 04:04 AM.
Great topic, deastwen. Also, I second fluorines' question. My team made up a brief in the last team chow, which we were planning to use again. Is that allowed?
And with 6 characters for a team of four that means 3 characters with a good and evil side (=6) or 6 characters with a good and evil side (=12). I'm a bit confused.
Last edited by LostFayth; August 1st, 2009 at 07:08 AM.
We're looking at High Fantasy here, but I don't mind if you blur the culture lines a little bit. ;] But no sci-fi, please. As far as style goes, that's totally up to your team. But try to keep it in genre.Originally Posted by flourine
No, sorry. This round is pretty genre specific, I'm afraid. I promise later rounds will let you use your brief again though. :]My team made up a brief in the last team chow, which we were planning to use again. Is that allowed?
Never said 6 characters, always said six portraits. ;] so this means at least three characters, two portraits of each, one dark, one light.And with 6 characters for a team of four that means 3 characters with a good and evil side (=6) or 6 characters with a good and evil side (=12). I'm a bit confused.
The rules say very specifically to do format like the example given. :] No head shots please.And with portrait to you mean Baldur's Gate style, ie just the face, or like the Zhanglu picture you post?
So, light and dark versions of the same character, or of the same race? Sorry I am a bit confused ^^;;
Fantastic, this is so exciting!
I wonder about one thing. I know these characters have a specific genre, like human, half-elf, orc etc, but how faithful do these have to be to their conventional presentation? I ask because before the brief was released, my team was thinking about doing characters who're object-based, a la Beauty and the Beast where they were clocks, candle holder etc. Is that totally out of the picture then?
You could of course do races *centered* around objects... like a key gnome! Or something like that.
But i think animated objects is probably too far off brief.
edit: maybe trolls make their armour up out of fruit...? or halflings that wear pots and pans as armour, stuff like that?
Thanks for the answer, daes! But since this seems to be in such a limbo, we'll probably just try to take it in a different direction. Haha, the trolls having armour of fruit is an awesome idea, though! Hum...
Sorry for the double-post, but I was wondering if you could possibly elaborate further on the individual awards? You said something about leadership awards and such, but I don't really see how that would work. Just curious!
So is it cool if we invent our own race for one of the characters, as long as it looks like it would fit in with a traditional high fantasy setting?
I am wondering if the winning images from each CHOW are posted in a gallery somewhere? Anyone know where to find the previous chow winners??
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