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    More ref materials, first potential arctic wildlife to incorporate into your characters, and second some cultural references and wardrobe:


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    Team Obsidian - Theme

    In the ice desserts of the arctic wasteland warring tribes battle to control the few remaining fertile lands left. A once proud and ancient culture now torn between disgruntled factions of a once thriving civilization. To some glory comes from power, power of full control, but to others simply surviving means living another day .....
    "Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."

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    OK, I have chosen to do Foxtayl Icerunner. A beautiful and graceful mix-blooded woman, half human and half fox. She is a ranger sworn to protect the animals under her care and a valued healer known for her skill in the art of herbs and magiks.
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    Sweet idea Debbie, and nice refs!

    Lil' sketch this morning..

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    Wow! Powerful idea Tim, now he needs some medieval influences and some armor
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    I'm not sure this is the direction I want to go ....
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    Now this is more like it hahaha ..... Still, its not high fantasy. I think I will have to step this up a notch
    Last edited by Razorleaf; August 6th, 2009 at 12:13 PM.
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    tim that is a wicked little wip so far How do you see him turning out to be.

    Debbie, that is an interesting start.

    I have a few little thumbnails, I figure I'll go ahead and do something human.

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    Debbie - Love the wolf's head! Also I don't know if I'm gonna add any armor to the big guy, maybe some seal bones on the shoulder or arm. I plan on having some ornate tattoos covering his body.

    Shawn - nice studies looking forward to see what ideas you flesh out.

    I think we should really look into the an inuit influenced wardrobe for these characters. They obviously are very functional in the frigid temperatures. It's practical for our time period, in terms of being comprised of natural materials. Also the patterns and colors are amazing!

    'nother sketch to show off his size & doodles:
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    Love the scale Tim, very nice! Its starting to come together now....
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    I agree about the Inuit color scheme Tim. We should try and be consistant. I think I will bring Foxtayl out of 2D mode and incorporate the traditional rust and tan color pallet. Especially since this range of color hasn't changed much in the last say 2000 years which will fit into the rules/description requirements nicely.

    What about weaponry? I think I'm going to go with a dagger and bow+qwiver of arrows. I'm thinking that a sword on the "big guy" will be a bit too obvious though.
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    Nice one Debbie, yea being consistent is going to be vital for a sense of cohesion when we put all out our characters together. At the same time though, I think it's important that everyone be as creative as possible with their costume choices.

    Spent a bit of time doing an ortho for the Orca, I imagine for a primary weapon he could have a giant whale rib bone sharpened down attached to a staff as a sickle. I also thinned him out a bit, I figured that he would split his time between water and land, therefore with all the swimming, he probably wouldn't carry as much bulk.

    I've begun the thought process of differentiating between the light and dark side, some sketches of the two versions coming soon...

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    Hey tim that's awesome design progress so far. The size of the dude makes me believe he will have some very tall doorways in his people's architecture, huge towering domains with plenty of room. Clautriphobia could be very common with them.

    I also like the inuit color idea, maybe take some of the paterns and designs and twist it to our needs. It would be pretty nice if done right.

    Now about the opposite's, I'm thinking we could pull different general designs on the character and give them as much unique personality as possible.

    I found a couple little resources

    http://www.chinahistoryforum.com/ind...showtopic=4691
    -this has a couple nice diagrams involving the evolution of armor and other useful tidbits can be found... the chinese also have some cold climates.

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...=Inuit+artwork
    -I figure this might help us out a bit

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    Shawn - I agree 100% if armor suits your character I'm all for it! I can imagine that normal to smaller characters would for sure be wearing armor for protection. It would only make sense. Maybe incorporate some inuit design into that armor? That'd be neat.

    Let myself go and had a fun little sketch of the big dude in action!

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    Tim, luv the big guy in action.

    Shawn, I like the connection you made with the Asian colder climate. It opens up a lot more resource references.
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