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August 2nd, 2009 #1
Team Chow II: Team Obsidian
Welcome to the Sketchbook for Team Obsidian
t i m
The Crazy Dude SRD
This is going to be Excellent!!!!
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Ok, here's an idea I had when I learned of Team Chow II but before joining a team. Her name is Lynx Silverrod."Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
August 2nd, 2009 #3
Tonight's log involving our chat
I'm doin a little multitasking right now, you have the group chat available?
A bit of cooking and chattin
There is only two of us on line at the moment. Aaron was but he is listed as busy. I haven't heard from t i m yet.
When they do get on line its simple enough to "invite" them to join our conversation.
Where are you located Shawn? Where do you live and what time it is there?
I live in Nicholasville KY USA, and it's bout 6 pm
I'm in Nova Scotia and its 7PM. So we are only one hour apart.
that's not too bad
No, good. I hope everyone it around the same so we can schedule some have decent meetings.
oops "half decent"
Aaron has been added to the conversation.
Hey Aasron where do you live and what time is it there?
Hi, guys, I'm in LA, so it's 3 o'clock now~
<<Nicholasville KY, USA 6pm
Oh gawd hahahah ....... you are 4 hours behind me and 3 hours behind Shawn. What time can we all get togther?
I'm looking at artworks by Justi Sweet.
I think this is a pretty good style for this CHOW. How do you think
It is an excellent style .... but it isn't mine hahahahahahha
To debbie:I'm not sure, I think afternoon for me is pretty good, since I'm in the middle~
OK, so lets say PM my time. That will be 7PM for Shawn and 4Pm for Aaron. Agreed?
oops 8PM my time. Damn I can't type worth shit tonight hahahah
And anyway, how are we gonna work this out?
Do each of us do a char? Or do some of us do the concepts/rendering and stuff?
I suggest we meet on msn 2/3 times a week on MSN
We need a captain - any volunteers?
Hahahahahahah ...... you're funny
But anyway, I suggest that each of us submit some sketches to a sketchbook first, the idea is pretty important right?
Ok, Aaron you set up the sketchbook using our team name. I vote you as Sketchbook monitor. So everything to do with the sketchbook is up to you. Is that ok?
Okey, doing it~
Shawn - are you up to being the set designer? We will need someone to maintain continuity between us.
That just leaves Tim
Has anyone seen tims works, they are pretty damn good
Yeah I agree
The concepts he did for CHOW II are awesome
I wonder if maybe we should leave him to be set designer, no offense Shawn. But he does have some fantastic environmental stuff
Anyway, I think we can all do some sketches first, instead of having one set designer.
Maybe you are right! Tim has already done some sketches for a half-elf. They are pretty good.
Still, we should deside what our roles are gonna be now
My rendering is better than my concepts, but still I'm not that bad , and plus I can ask my instructors for critiques~
Same here! My sketches suck. They are more like drawings than rough sketches.
Shawn have you finished cooking/eating yet?
oops there you are
Sorry just got back here, got some stuff gueling on the oven;
I don't mind letting Tom have the set design but I believe that we should really cement what characters we would have, develop some decent thumbs and then work things out from there.
ok agreed ..... any ideas what you will be working on
what exactly are we gonna make anyway?
Lol, Debbie said the same thing
Whoopsie,,, Aaron The initials SRD
What is our timeline .....What is our location ..... What is ..............
ok what is SRD
Shawn Richard Dunn, ma'am
Ma'am ...... did you just call me ma'am hahahahhahaahah
I might have a shitty mouth but I have my polite times
comes from being the son of a NAVY man and irish bloodlines
oh gawd, I don't envy that heritage
I am Welsh decent but mostly I am British
Um, how do you guys think about this anway. doing a good spell caster/summoner/druid and a fighter/elemental/elder spirit type of thing that she/he summons, and a evil necromancer/sorcerer and a summoned undead/orc/Dark Knight/ghost/troll.
My kinda shitty concept
I mean characters for the CHOW II
Hows does that work into the dual personalities (light and dark)
I think it means good chars and their evil counter parts.
What I thought it was up to 6 character types with a good and evil alternative versions.
But need to read it again
Is it some kind of face-off!?
Like the X-men concepts
Superman vs bizzaro Superman
Teams of two MUST create at least 4 portraits, teams of three or four need 6 and teams of five need 8(I think it means 6 portraits instead of 12)
4. You must do a LIGHT and a DARK version for each character, please! This means that for each character you need two portraits.
OK, so we need 3 good and 3 evil characters, right?
Or 3 characters with both the good and evil version
same thing, isn't it?
Yes, I mean 3 characters with a good and evil one each
And the good and evil version have to be the same gender, class, race I think
That leaves one of us to do the set design/environment
No, I don't think so.
A good woman vs. an evil man
A white woman vs a black woman
I human man vs a male beast
I know the character we show needs to be shown in both good and evil, and it has to be the same character, but can we change up the gender? Like an evil male orc thief and then a good female orc thief - still the same, but showing the gender options...
Good question, but no, it has to be the same gender. You're very welcome to submit an other-gender sketch version as part of your wips, tho
I wonder if we may use medieval fire arms. Our team was thinking about something like an archebus or something. Would that be okay?
Nope. High Fantasy usually doesn't have them, so I would stay away from them. Had a big argument with my teamate yesterday about this, and we checked the dates on when they were invented and they are all very late medieval, whereas high fantasy tends to be around lat
I have another question, how much wiggle room do we have in regards to pose? Do we have to do a full frontal standing pose, or we're free to do standing, walking, running, sitting down....as long as the character shows 3/4 of the front side, and is a full length character? Can we do back view or 3/4 back view?
Please do it mostly front-facing, thanks. :]
My initial idea was to keep the races, classes,etc suggested in the brief but without the european middle age look. Fantasy but with other cultaral aspects.
I don't know however how far can we bend or blur the cultural lines.
There is some aspect of the character that is unremovable?(mainly about looks)
Well, there are lots of other cultures that had 'middle ages' that weren't in europe. :] I thi
gawd, there are so many rules
Yep, kinda annoying, especially the gender rule
Okey, I gotta do an errand now, will come back and talk later~
ok, does this mean I can chose to do a good woman and an evil female beast
They are the same gender!?
Sorry if I don't seem like I'm here but I'm very attentive.... just don't wanna burn stuff
ok, give me two seconds I have to put the dog out
I'm back haha
Yeah I've been thinking that it would be best to illustrate the characters as both the same species...
You are probably right .......
But how are we suppose to come up with stellar characters with so many rules.
I don't think that will be a problem, I think though it's more to organize the event a bit better. Besides wouldn't you like to see how to corupt that goodie good dude/chick you made
what doogie good dude/chick you made?
I mean that I made hahahah
Hey guys, Aaron you had out sketchbook in the wrong spot. Its ok I fixed it. The new link is ...
Shawn, don't left be hanging - what goodie dude/chick?
Aaron ..... have you checked out some of those sketchbooks, gawd we are so far behind hahahah. Thank gawd we have a month!
I was just talking about the general aspects of this match... Give me a few more moments, right now what I'm cookin is havin a high risk of burning
I got a few little thumbs but nothing mutch yet
I agree with Aaron that we need to figure out what we will be doing. I have no idea, although I do have some things in the back of my mind.
Lol sorrry, posted it in the wrong section.............
Did you get the new link?
So Aaron any idea on what you will be drawing
Woman are my strong suit so I think I will stick them one of them
I mean artisticly
Have either of you added to the sketchbook yet?
Not yet... I'll be adding on after I get some food in mah belly. I figure once we have a set crew of characters to play with it will make our endevors a lot easier.
oh I totally agree
I'm reading the other threads out there. A lot of goodies there!
quote:I think taking a character each would be the best way to approach it ideally, but if our styles are drastically different; the style of drawing, linework, colouring etc then the final outcome isn't going to be great. So not sure how everyone wants to approach this. Maybe we should do some sketches of something and see how they match up, samples of each others work?
Hey thats a good idea
I am gonna post an idea I have right now, hang on
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=164946, Um....This thread is quite good
Yep that is an awesome thread. And I believe we have the vertic on the character numbers the minimum is three character types (Warrior, Mage, Ranger for ex) with a good and bad (maybe a bit ugly)
Any more is extra credit
It's gonna be very hard to put 8 portraits together in a good composition though~
Which means we better do only three chars
I think that the portraits are supposed to be individuals but all linked in stylizations to some degree
Oh boys, I added to our sketchbook. Take a look
What do you think? Could I incorporate her as a ranger possibly?
What about a mage/ranger
design-wise, I'm thinking of short sword/bow/dagger for a ranger, but well, she can be amazon~
I really like how this one is fleshing out so far. I also believe we should take a cue from the fellows Aaron posted up a moment ago and delve into our reference piles and post up possible thoughts and possiblities... I have a massive selection of weaponry reference.
Ya amazon kind works
My style is very unique, its not like most of the artist on CA
Yeah, our styles are kinda different, I'm more of the painterly/heavily rendered/strong chiaroscuro type..
Shawn - weaponry!?
But still I like to see people with different styles, and yours look pretty clean and nice......I'm not clean though.....
Ya, I kinda have this strong yet beautiful thing going on right now
How about this.........
Lets think about things and post some sketches and meet up again on Tuesday. Thats 8PM my time, 7 for Shawn and 4 for Aaron.
I guess I kinda slid in the the captain's chair but if anyone else wants it just let me know.
Is this ok with you guys?
Okey, I'm off to painting now~
Sahwn what about you??
I'm good with that! I'll see what info I can help bolster on the thread there and get some prelims going
I'm mostly figuring that we can use each other's strenghts to help against our weaknesses
I totally agree, this is a team!
I'm gonna be the first to admit, my colortheory sucks...
But I do have a good structural knowledge on human anatomy
We must concentrate on our positive skills. We all have them. This is no time to become insecure hahaha.
My rendering/form/values are okey, and figure drawing is so-so............
In short, kinda mediocre
You don't give yourself enough credit Aaron.
OK I will send out an email with what we have come up with so far. Especially for tim. He will need to be brought up to date
I'm figuring we can also log our conversations in chat on our sketchbook thread... I'll go about doing that.
Okey, I'll talk later, gotta concentrate on painting now~
Good cause I have no idea how
AWESOME We will dominate!!!!!!1!!1!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
I know that as long as we do what we can we will not only do well but we will definately learn from each other!
OK boys, you all have each others emails. So lets meet up again on Tuesday. I look forward to seeing what you add to our sketch book.
awesome this will be a blast
It was great meeting you debbie and Aaron, and it will be fun working with you both and tim
Oh I totally agree.
Debbie has left the conversation.
sure it will.
Shawn, you're really awesome, you know, Mentler sure has done a pretty job. haaha
Thanks, I'll be pushing as much as I can
This is going to be so much fun... I can already see a couple good ideas, I'll be posting them up in the sb thread
Last edited by The Crazy Dude SRD; August 2nd, 2009 at 07:55 PM.
August 3rd, 2009 #4
August 3rd, 2009 #5
Hey guys check out Team Night Stalkers thread ..... they have some awesome reference pics."Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
August 3rd, 2009 #6
Possible Theme ......
‘Heron’ by Debbie Legg
Heron, a young warrior set on returning a precious gem back to his island home, the City of Mists, is confronted by a sudden and merciless winter storm. To save his life Heron is frozen in the ice by a mystical force intent on using him to fulfill a destiny written eons ago by an ancient people long forgotten.
Months pass and spring arrives on the mountain.
Thunder crackles overhead as white streaks of skyfire light up the night and a northerly wind rips through the Kresian Mountains. A hushed rumbling resounds off the frozen bluffs high above the River Dhast, growing in intensity. With one tremendous roar a massive ridge of snow and ice releases its hold on the mountain wall crashing down around the small village dotted along the water’s edge.
Skyfire continues to race wildly until it finds its mark between the walls of a deep crevice atop the furthermost peak. The crackle of breaking ice splinters through the night air and moments later a loud roar from a man racked with pain echoes into the night.
“I am Qwinar, the Shadow of the Mountain. I have been here since the beginning and I shall remain here past the end. Pain. I sense the pain of a great warrior trapped in a prison of ice, asleep in time. I know of his quest and how he came to rest on my mountain but now it is time for him to finish his journey. I wait for him to wake and then I will tell him what it is he needs to know. I will be his guardian and he will have my protection.”
The first rays of dawn’s light appear on the horizon and Heron is approached by Qwinar. She instructs him to continue his quest to take the Zenni Gem to the City of Mists far to the east through mountains, deserts and jungles to where the sea meets the land.
Qwinar has gifted Heron with the company of three companions who shall travel with him as protectors and who will be as shadows throughout the day and take the form of flesh at night; Bré shall act as Heron’s guide to the wonders of life, Ki will substitute as Heron’s conscience and confidant, and Gyn will instill courage and honor before sharing the ultimate sacrifice.
The journey will be long and dangerous, charged with many perils. Equipped with only a short supply of food, a Tensi weapon and a swift magical skiff Heron leaves the village of Arbon on the River Dhast and heads south in his pursuit to meet the sea.
To complete the task ahead it will take seven nights and eight days of traveling a predestined course. Along the way Heron will encounter marauding bandits, bathing maidens, vicious cannibals and become friends with an unlikely ally. A powerful and ancient tree will temporarily interrupt his journey as will a civil dispute between warring jungle tribes.
Heron will reach the coast undaunted and continue on to the City of Mists situated on a floating island of coral, east on the Owatan Sea.
The city is not as he left it, many things have changed in the time he has been gone. Only the temple looks familiar and he makes his way through the streets to the highest point on the island. Heron is greeted by his dear friend the Keeper of the City, H’lit. The recent history of the city is revealed and the Zenni Gem is returned just as Heron and his companions are forced to flee the city.
-- © Debbie Legg –"Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
August 3rd, 2009 #7
A collage of medieval characters ......."Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
August 3rd, 2009 #8
Hey Tim, nice going with the sketches and Debbie that's a nice little story and some good reference.
I have a couple little thumbs that I did last night... would have posted em earlier but it's better late than never. I'm also interested in seeing other people's rough sketches.
Remember we have four basic types of peps to make The Warrior, Rouge, Mage, and Healer. Lets see how hard we can push these boundries!
(edit;; these pintsized pics are thumbs for Warrior Type characters, just trying to remain general at this point)
August 4th, 2009 #9
An evil warrior that I did......pretty rough now, will give it more work later.Gotta run to class now.
sorry guys. can't attend today msn for a sculpture class. But I gotta run. I don't wanna be late.............
August 4th, 2009 #10
I think I'm gonna stick with Lynx as a Ranger/Healer type character. There's no theme/location yet so I am just working on composition/pose. I did these up this morning, four were drawn online and two were done by pencil while waiting for the washing machine to finish And, yes I did forget to change the hair on the pencil sketches .... hahaha"Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
August 4th, 2009 #11
A small interesting resource for some fun lookin armor and weapons of various origin.
I'll post more little tidbits as soon as I can.
August 4th, 2009 #12
Very Nice CD. I especially like your Rogues"Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
August 4th, 2009 #13
Debbie Welcome the the second Meeting of Team Obsidian
Shawn Always gotta start off on a good note
Debbie I saw your thumbnails CD, there are very nice. In what direction do you think you will go. I mean what character are you working on?
Shawn I'm mostly just trying to get a feel for the possibilities.
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Shawn Hello everybody!
Debbie Well, I know I will be doing a woman and I like the ranger/healer themes.
Tim Hey there!
Debbie Welcome Tim
Debbie I do not think Aaron is coming. He said he had a sculpting class or something. Hopefully he will make it later on.
Tim Sounds good
Debbie OK so in attendance we have Shawn, Debbie and Tim
Debbie We should we start
Debbie oops Where should we start hahahah
Tim A theme
Debbie Great, so you have one!? hahaha
Tim I have a few ideas
Debbie Well do not be shy Tim ..... we need to get on the wagon here, time is ticking
Shawn tick tock tick tock broken clock
Tim K, so the way I think the race, class, alignment, all of these are secondary to the when and where
Debbie ohhhh, I mean that the end of the month is coming soon
Shawn right so right...
Debbie I agree Tim
Tim Daestwan has repeatedly said that the LOTR thing has been beat to death
Debbie And I so agree with her
Tim Her group has decided to go with an 18th century theme and placing these unique "beasts" within that setting which as everyone can see it really cool
Tim opens up alot of doors for tech and wardrobe enviro etc
Tim so that's where we need to be
Debbie Ya it does
Tim Do we want to just be another Forest, blah blah fantasy
Debbie So that leaves us anywhere from 1200 AD to 1600 AD
Tim on what planet though
Debbie Ya, what planet was one of the questions I had
Shawn Could be interesting to see an alien darkages
Debbie Are we going to go with Earth?
Tim Doesn't have to be
Shawn design a species or two and have em duke it out
Tim Personally I'd like to be able to add some tech to the theme
Tim really opens up creative possiblities
Debbie Can anyone remember what Daestwen said about weaponry?
Shawn thats the fun thing, alien tech could have went a diferent evolutionary route. just look at how our different cultures developed
Debbie I remember her saying that it had to be "era" specific but with a twist .... like a sword could have flames and a staff could be magikal.
Shawn although similarities in form and fuction could help bring things together
Tim Right, but I think it would be too cliche to assume that a place that has orcs and elves would be a place that resembles earth at all
Debbie Cliche..... yes you are right
Debbie What about one of the planets in our solar system?
Tim That's tough due to the inhospitable nature of our neighboring planets
Debbie What about characters that look like our medieval ancestors but who travel around on disks of light energy - you know, more technically advanced
Tim Now your talking
Debbie Of course this idea has been done before
Tim Or what if an super advanced alien race visitied this "planet"
Tim Prior to said visit the planet was living in dark ages
Shawn I think we can't be too scifi
Tim words, castles, blah blah
Tim we're not
Tim just a sprinkling
Debbie I can see an alien healer or wizard dressed in medieval clothing from our time
Shawn Ah trying to conceil to the world or something of that sort
Debbie By I also thought we had to stick with the class/race as described in the outline.
Tim The aliens would be just visitors, but some of there technology might have been pickedup and applied to the tech of the native planet
Debbie We can always come up with an idea and I can present it to Daestwen via PM
Debbie How would you present the alien influence Tim?
Debbie And, an alien influence doesn't fit in with your half-elf hunter
Shawn are you having trouble with seeing the conversation...
Tim has been added to the conversation.
Shawn ALLRIGHTY then
Tim ah cool
Shawn Lets see if I can quote the last bit here
Debbie What if we created a kind of doorway (transdimentional portal) that would reflect the "good" medieval characters from this world and show the "bad" evil-half comeing thru it
Debbie Naturally they would have different gear, clothing weapons etc
Tim That's a good way of incorportating the two sides
Shawn quoted from the little lapse there debbie:
Shawn Tim says: Have you ever seen Alien vs Predator? Shawn says: yeah, it was alright I see the type of idea your trying Tim says: They introduce the Predators as coming and giving a helping hand to the egyptians hence the pyramids and such Take Lord of the Rings world, and add an alien presence Shawn says: the elves could be alien... I don't know if Debbe can see this conversation... Tim says
Tim The visual aesthetics of the characters have to be striking
Debbie Thanks Shawn
Tim It has to be starkly different than any other team
Debbie I agree, we must stand out of the crowd of other teams
Tim Underwater Orcs, Artic orcs, All of these things change the tech and wardrobe
Tim cause an orc is an orc unless you dress it up differently
Debbie True but they are still Orks
Debbie oops Orcs
Tim so the place and the theme takes an orc and makes it something else
Tim When you strip it of its weapons and close they are all the same
Tim but it's the weapons and clothes that dictate a cool orc vs. oh another orc
Tim like a cyborg orc
Debbie That is true too but do you really want to revamp anything Orc
Debbie oops another Orc
Tim an orc who has adopted some level of advanced tech and incorporates it into standard orc culture
Tim could be an elf
Debbie But we have to stay within the parameters of the Rules and they say medieval
Tim they say "fantast:
Debbie I suppose we could do medieval Orcs
Debbie Medieval Orcs of the North hahaha
Debbie Hey What about underwater Orcs
Tim Nowhere do I see medieval
Debbie I reread the rules again this afternoon and they are pretty clear about the medival time frame
Tim Daestwan has her character dressed up in victorian outfits
Tim 18th century garb
Debbie That is because there is no specific time frame for medival in the Wikipedia definition
Debbie Go to the last page of the Team Chow thread (not the signup thread) and you can read her arguements and discussion with Jessibean
Tim rereading rules
Debbie Me too!
Debbie I think the Medieval era idea came from the sample painting
Tim "no sci-fi"
Debbie poor Tim
Shawn ah well
Shawn Could still have it where the world's on a different tangent, we still have an opening for species...
Debbie So basically we have conan with clothes and armor
Tim but what kind of clothes and armor?
Debbie I didn't see the mention of troll and such
Shawn LOTR, D&D...esque
Debbie As per the sample Tim
Tim Yea, but I feel like that's exactly what they don't want
Debbie Nope, this is what they DO want
Shawn We could still push the mystic aspect though
Debbie Well, maybe ..... I'm not sure since reading Daestwen and Jessibeans conversation
Debbie ok, lets narrow it down a bit
Debbie Are we going to do off-world on this world?
Debbie oops "or" this world
Tim Debbie, Shawn I think that's irrevalant now
Debbie Mars could have had a society much like our own
Tim Mars,with plant life, or mars baren rock land?
Debbie It wasn't always barren Tim, there was a thriving civilization there at one time
Shawn trying to still pull the scifi in... maybe like the medieval era of an alien race... but I think this is relevant to that one game idea that Jason had in the lounge.
Debbie oh, sorry I miss read it - I'm thinking plant life Mars
Tim What about taking LOTR era and placing it entirely within the context of an artic wasteland
Debbie Medieval era of an alien race - I wonder if this would fly with Daestwen?
Tim Mixing artic wildlife with fantasy stuff
Tim ie yeti mage
Debbie ARtic wasteland - I like it!
Tim polar bear thief mixed with giant
Shawn mix a little desert wasteland and we got ourselves possible good and evil
Tim a big ass human like polar bear
Debbie Great idea but how does that fit in with the sample (medieval theme) they gace us to work with?
Tim We aren't changing the tech or wardrobe
Debbie I am a fan of the dessert
Shawn So look toward mixing some medieval armor with heavy furs and escimo esque gear
Tim think what would they have worn or carried in lotr if it were set in antartica
Debbie I like it!
Tim Really focus on what kind of beast would inhabit this land
Tim research artic wildlife and incorporate that into the fantasy
Tim personify the beasts into sentinant beings
Debbie Seal, artic fox, puffin, eagle, polar bear, wolf, etc
Shawn And for their prize they fight over the fertile lands that strip between the two...
Shawn could have some cold blooded critters in the desert area... huge insectoid mofos
Debbie Have either of you seen The Golden Compass
Tim Which side do you want as the good side
Tim desert or artic?
Tim But that creates a problem
Debbie Artic good and dessert evil
Tim If we do a big yeti mage for example, how do we do his counterpart
Tim no yetis in the desert
Shawn We could have it go either way, different factions in each land
Shawn innerwaring for control
Debbie Have the Yeti smaller, with less hair and more human-like in the hotter environment
Shawn as well as crossover... war is never truly good or evil, its just people
Debbie We could go big=good and small=evil
Tim visually I think we should keep them around the same size, so as to identify they are of the same species
Shawn I'd say this is definately gonna have to be discussed with daestwin
Tim but I like fur no fur idea
Shawn or thinner furs
Debbie "Species" I thought we were doing 4 different species
Tim Everyone is doing 2 pics
Tim same species
Tim different setting
Tim good and evil
Debbie Lets get our idea down first and then I will PM it to her for permission
Debbie An Orc is not an elf who is not a human
Debbie They can not be the same specieis
Tim I think someone should do something humanoid
Shawn or devil or dragon or dragonlikehuman or fuggly little hobit peps
Tim a dragon would be cool@
Debbie Or is our idea to do all the same species but with a warrior, hunter, healer etc
Tim artic dragon vs desert dragon lotsa possiblitiles there for deign
Shawn I dont think we can do same species
Shawn with all of them, there has to be some split up between them...
Debbie I agree
Shawn however human is still in the possibility
Tim She wants a light and dark version of the SAME character
Debbie Let do four different Artic species and four different dessert specieis for the evil faction
Tim so if you have a human artic warrior good
Tim you need a human desert warrior bad
Debbie I want a female artic fox representing good and an evil looking dessert dog for the evil side
Shawn With it being in the same family... I think we could pull something like that off...
Debbie I could go artic white fox and black Enubis dessert dog
Shawn However final say is with the Dae
Shawn a perfect rangerlike critter
Tim Guys, you sure you don't want to stay within the same setting? Example being a artic human who is good, dressed in lots of white fur and well kept vs an artic human who is bad, lots of black fur and messy, ragged etc
Shawn could work out well to stay within a similar setting...
Debbie I do not really care. I like the artic theme of good and evil. There are lots of parallels in the real world too.
Shawn I think though there is still a hope of variety between the two types...
Tim Reason I say this, is it could be very hard to tie the two setting together, they may end up looking nothing alike, and therefore may not work as a coherent theme
Shawn I see your point.
Debbie True .... well I kinda like the Artic theme over the dessert theme
Tim I agree
Debbie What about you Shawn
Shawn I'll get my kicks either way
Shawn so sure lets go for it
Debbie hahahahahahaha good!
Debbie ok so let me revamp .....
Debbie We are going with an Artic theme
Shawn So artic critters, giant penguins!!!!
Tim absolutely,Knowing that its up to everyone to decide what
Debbie We are each doing two characters, one good and one evil
Tim character race, alignment etc
Tim which we dont have to decide on right away
Shawn Now are we going to do realistic gear or overly exagerated gear
Debbie Ok, I know I am going with an animal race.
Shawn like the bustersword with toothpick handle
Tim tech wise stay within the parameter of fantasy
Tim but incorporated into an artic setting
Tim how would they survive, what would they need to survive
Debbie So I;m doing a female animal indeginous to the Artic, dressed in medieval attire
Tim research what modern humans would wear in these enviroments and what would fantasy characters use in their time to serve the same purpose
Debbie Tim you better re-read Dae's thought on the weaponry inthe thread
Tim NIce debbie!@
Debbie Ya, I know .... i can't wiat to get started
Tim I'm still going with swords, and axes etc
Tim but maybe a whale bone for a club handle
Debbie ok are you going for the warrior then?
Tim Iim not sure yet
Debbie I'm doing the ranger/healer idea
Debbie What about you Shawn
Tim I'm gonna start by doing a lot of various sketches
Shawn I don't know if we are allowed to mix classes...
Tim animals people orcs, etc
Debbie Me too Tim ...... I want to narrow down the possibities of a great character
Debbie Well an Orc is a kind of human slash animal, isn't it. And that's on the list
Tim I really like the idea of an intelligent polar bear wizard
Debbie I will PM Dae and include it in our proposal for approval
Debbie YES! Time thats sound fascinating
Tim Anyone need help with tuts for sketching digital painting etc?
Debbie oops Tim
Debbie Maybe ...... I want to sketch out my ide first
Shawn My problems are mostly in color theory, but I think it will take more than a month to work on though
Debbie We will have each other for critiques ....... do not worry about color theory yet Shawn. I am sure that working "together" we will have a great end-result
Shawn of course
Tim Here's a little something I did for sketching and values
Shawn I see the nice little thing here for debbie...Quote: I was wondering if we could multiclass. I was reading a bit about D&D classes to get an idea about what makes each one different (especially amongst the fighter types), and I glanced at a little about multiclassing. I'm not sure if I'd actually have two types (definitely no more than two; more than that and the recognizablity gets lost), but I w
Tim Doing this as we were talking..
Debbie Tim, if you are adding a link all you have to do is cut and paste
Tim beginign of values
Debbie Shawn, what followed? Is it acceptable?
Shawn If the class is like a mix of two classes
Shawn Could be a field medic
Debbie Hahahahahahah Tim ..... what was that? He doesn't look like a polar bear
Debbie ok .... so we have our idea then. I will PM Dae for approval and email you guys copies
Shawn using potions from herbs and such while acting like a ranger with weaponry
Tim Sounds good
Tim next step, is to start posting ref material and sketches in the sketchbook
Debbie Now that we have our idea
Tim Remember think cold...brrrrrr.
Debbie Hahahahahah you're funny Tim
Shawn Artic hell here we come...
Tim Oh and check out Trevor's teams sketchbook...um yea
Tim its amazing
Debbie Ya know guys ..... we are going to have to make this Artic theme really over-the-top-good. I mean it has been done so much lately with the Lion and the Wardrobe and the Golden Compass. Two great movies
Tim We'll be fine I think if we come up with interesting characters and concepts
Debbie I've been looking around, some of them are fantastic. But our will be too because now we know what to post
Tim As Jason Manley said, ideas can trump skill
Debbie Ok, so when next should we get together?
Shawn I think everything's been done too much already. but yeah as long as they show a unique idea I say we have as much chance as anyone
Tim How about Fridayish?
Debbie Ideas over skill - that could be me hahahahahahahah
Shawn It's all good!
Debbie Do you really want to spent your Friday night online with us
Shawn I'm off tomorrow if anyone wants to chat.
Tim Yea, its fine. I don't do the bar thing
Shawn I don't care for drinking but eh
Debbie Me too. I will stay on msn just in case
Tim Lets go with early evening friday
Tim maybe abit later so aaron can join us
Shawn I work friday at 9pm, so anything before 8 is good for me
Debbie So your 8 is my 9
Shawn Sundays and Mondays are usually open for me
Shawn gotta still pay them bills
Tim Allrighty, keep checking the sketchbook Ill be posting mass amounts of materials in there tonight
Debbie Aaron is 4 hours behind us ....
Debbie Time what time is it there where you are
Debbie oops Tim
Tim Im in Chicago
Tim so its 7pm now
Debbie It is 9 my time
Shawn about 8 here
Tim Friday Im availble any time after 5 so your 7
Debbie So how about 8 my time on Friday. That would make it 4Pm for Aaron and 7PM for Shawn and 6PM for Tim
Tim That sounds good
Shawn That's a great time for me.
Debbie ok...... I will email everyone the details
Tim nice nice
Debbie Shawn will you please post this conversation in our sketchbook for Aaron
Shawn awesome, and yes I will
Debbie I will also PM Dae to get approval for our idea after we are done
Debbie So does anyone having anything else to add
Tim yea lets us know if its all good
Debbie Oh for sure ..... as soon as she lets me know I will email everyone with the details
Tim Looking forward to it, cant wait to get painting!
Debbie Me too!
Debbie Ok boys ..... talk to you Friday
Tim has left the conversation.
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August 5th, 2009 #14
A bit of reference toward the current ideer... staring in the iheadlights... ending up on the iroad as iroadkill.
I've been thinking about the heavy use of furs to help insilate the wearers from the cold, it will be almost necessary for anyone in these climates to have heavy layers of clothes, Metal armor will definately be of hinderance because it will not only keep from insulation but in some aspect it can amplify the cold. But this doesn't mean that the metal can't be interweaved into the furs and clothes. just as long as the under layers aren't effected.
Just a couple thoughts...
August 5th, 2009 #15
Thanks CD, you are right about incorporating the furs for warmth and the armor for protection, it will be a challenge."Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
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