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August 8th, 2009 #91
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Ive got some house cleaning to do! I will be posting more tonight!
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Those silhouettes are delicious sepu.
-I like the firestarter horse face. Anything bright will read nicely from a distance.
-Multiple limbed guy can definitely give Kenneth's human some problems. [How do you defend it, right?]
In terms of anatomy, there's nothing glaring in my eyes, probably just
the upper chests. Keep the muscles/fat below the collar bone.
Everything else are just little tweaks. I'll give them a run through ASAP. Good stuff girl.
The most important thing, for me at least, is a nice silhouette, something that will
read nicely from afar, even without all the details.
You're coming up with some noice scary stuff and it's kicking a few cylinders in my brain.
-Who's giving minotaurs a try?
-I'll try and come up with some silhouettes. I just had to catch up with a few more other things.
I've got a few other character designs on my table, so I'm kind of running out of ideas.
-"Don't send it through email".You silly sausage. hehehe.
Hallo SirK,Shen,Epu,Sounds. Start thinking about environment colours also.
I'm always up for a dreamy lighting, but that gets a bit boring. Ha!
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August 9th, 2009 #100
Sepu-I really like the minotaur! Keep working on that-its awesome!
Dwardo- I am up for sepia version of finals. Doesnt bother be any. I will keep tweaking and trying out my man character.
Here is another sketch of my guy, I changed it to sepia on the comp. He is a little more heroic than the others. I gave him a decorated armor-but didnt want to make it too over the top. Feedback!
August 9th, 2009 #101
thanks Sir Kenneth I like him, still have to fix some of his anatomy - as always
I totally adore details of armor on your guy AND how proper he is looking like. Can You tell me what are You planning for showing his bad side? (as this one looks idyllic ) I bet it will be awesome!
August 10th, 2009 #102
sepu: I like the lighting Sarah. The chain is a bit short though, the fashion designer should get shot. ha.
I'll probably trail that cloth behind it just a bit. But oooo, that would look sweet 2.5 metres tall.
SirKenneth:That guy definitely has weight, and I like the sketchy feel of it.
Almost like dirt is actually flying around him. How many heads are your constructions?
I've just got myself another network card. So hopefully my main rig can get connected.
I'll try and match a big asz monster behind your hero. Ready to be crushed.
On the off note: What is everyone's stance on raisin muffins?
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August 10th, 2009 #103
Fresh from the weekend
sepu: I'm digging the minotaur, like dwardo said chains are a bit short but I'm thinking if you could play around with the horns and kinda go more than the standard two horns and probably have more elaborate designs or just simply make them more bigger that there is no way his head can carry it but some how still does.
sirkenneth: I really like your sketch mate, I was thinking for his evil side he could have more angular sharp armour to contrast with the round shapes that he currently has now.
Anyways this is my quick sketch and will work on this idea more.
Also was wondering after the challenge is over are we allowed to post these in other forums?
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August 10th, 2009 #104
vshen: I dig the long limbs and scraggy hair, or is that fire hair?
The rules for this comp, are the same as the regular CHOW, so we should be cool to post elsewhere. cool cool everyone.
Lindsay: I hope your broken hand and cut eyebrow from the fist fight is healing up ok.
Stay well girl. No more fighting K. mwah mwah.
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August 10th, 2009 #105
Sepu- Thanks! Here is the idea that I have so far for his bad side. Do you think the good side looks good? What other changes or improvements can I do?
Dwardo- Thanks, I didnt really count him out. I think most of his weight comes from the cape behind him. The dirt is just my crappy scanner and not having photoshop yet! Glad you like it though.
vshen-thanks, I am digging the monster so far! Keep tweaking.
Here is my bad side beta. I was thinking-instead of doing just a "bad" side and changing his armor that I would throw in more story. Providing we go with a minotaur monster idea- I thought it would be cooler to have my fellow be "enchanted" or something of that sort. Where he changes half way into one and eats babies and shit. The idea was scarier than another muscle guy with armor. What do you guys think?
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August 10th, 2009 #106
-Yes to crazy eyes.
-Hybrids I always like, the posture could be affected by it also. Transforming posture??
If you figure out a way to bring those pencils into Photoshop and keep
all the textures, that would be awesome. All I can think of is setting the pencil layer as multiply. Colour layers underneath. lol to pasta loving baby arm. hehehe.
[Still re-installing. Should be done in about 8hrs max].
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August 11th, 2009 #110
lmao broken hand and cut eyebrow? ...somehow that doesn't sound as far-fetched as it should. =P
I'm here at work uber-early so I can get some sketching done in peace and quiet tonight, I've been tossing around ideas [not other people] in my head all weekend. ...I wish I had some peanuts.
Guys, stuff's looking awesome I gotta say, all of it.
AND I have to say that I'm enjoying the pencils idea that dwardo mentioned. That used to be my painting method, just putting the pencil layer on multiply and going under it/around it. Though I'm not sure if everybody is comfortable with that? dunno. I'ma go play with my purty pens and paper now!
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August 12th, 2009 #111
Grandmassa Mr. Spect: Thanks man! You ROCK! or is it RRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKK???
Dwardo- yeah, I will play with the coloring a little bit more tonight. Probably will work on the good side first. I dont know if I REALLY like the armor yet...
AmbientSounds- dang no fight? oh well. Excited to see what you some up with.
---What is everyone working on? Who is doing what characters? I feel like we are a little obscure right now.
I GOT PHOTOSHOP!!!! Its cs2 though, and it seems to crash a little to frequently for my liking. None the less-I have it!
Here is a little before and after being possessed by the minotaur Gods!
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August 12th, 2009 #112
I'm really having a hard time getting into the mood of fantasy.
What is everyone listen to when concepting? I was thinking metal, but the closest metal track I have is Keith Sweat - Twisted.
[Blue > Warm] Minotaurs with a bit of wolf sizing up Kenny's human.
scaled with the Asian mythology creatures - Anito
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August 12th, 2009 #113
hahhaa, is that the scale?!? hahha!
I listen to classical music usually, or sound track music. Something kind of epic. All else fails I play techno just to keep me going.
You can do it
August 12th, 2009 #114
heehehehe .. I was hoping it would be. They're a bit tall actually. Let's make your human twice the size of the anitos.
I'll look for my Braveheart CD. Tis a bit scratched though. ha!
Hi Sarah George and Lindsay.
Kenneth: Your latest human looks worn down, weak and ready to fall. He'll be eaten alive by my minotaurs no problem. But I like it.
Your armor detailing thus far has been sick as, but if you say he can call upon enchantment, then bring it. They love a good fight.
Sarah: I never noticed until I was playing around with your minotaur, but there's some rendering in there that are sweet.
Very nice indeed. You'll have to teach me one day.
Lindsay: I'm sorry, it was the orbital bone right? You just have to learn to control your fists man. Not everyone wants to fight like you.
And your faun is the comedy relief for this game in the making, I'll try and match it with a Prince (cameo character).
George: Bring the sexy back. I like the long limbs. Weird colour skins perhaps.
In terms of characters, I don't mind working on the anitos, if, we can fit it into the theme/timeline/universal era.
I had a trying time doing this minotaur, but I think I'm ready to do another one, they pretty much have the same
structure as the fauns.
Are we going for very the graphic feel, lots of colours and 80s clothing, or are we up for some serious, functional fist fight gear?
Keep those ideas flowing. We're a bit behind on schedule, but eh, this is everyone's first time doing fantazeeeee.
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August 12th, 2009 #115
Dwardo-yeah I dont think my poor human would stand a chance at all! I like your rendering of it though-very creepy. I like what you are doing with the minotaur, and I would recommend working on it more.
I will make the human younger and healthier. No worries. He will stand a fight, until of course he gets possessed and starts eating babies.
I would prefer no 80s clothing but thats just my own opinion. I can draw it!
How about everyone else- what creature are you do want? What style or visual theme are you happy with??
Here is one WIP of three "color" schemes I am going through. I will also change up the armor a bit in the drawings to come.
I also posted a possible scale.... eh??
We should be in our pre-production phase now so lets kick some bootay!
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August 12th, 2009 #116
Yes to that scale. The minotaurs are triplettes btw. I'll start making them look different.
Kenneth: I like that lighting a lot. The armor looks new, but don't worry, they'll smear blood on it. ha
And I'll keep tweaking them out. Their torso looks suspect, but I kind of like the lanky-type.
I really don't want to give them weapons, but I'll start playing around with them tonight.
SirKenneth: Human/ with bersker-enchanted mode
dwardo: Roving minotaurs or anito (troublemaker spirits) - just raw characters. No sugar.
sepu: Minotaur/dwarf/magic makers/witches/clerics/ ???
AmbientSounds: Neutral but shift characters/faun/Sculptor-magic maker ???
George: Supernaturals/Monsters ???
Summer mountain, with patches of forest.
I'd like an arch bridge in here somewhere where we can pose our characters under.
There's a fruit and veg market setup underneath and they sell something kind of sweet and they're lovely.
Pre-production everyone *shivers*
August 12th, 2009 #117
to bring something usefull until I install photoshop on this new machine let me remind You of something written down very clearly in topic thread:
1. (...) 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. 5. (...) I want to see some interesting, stereotype-breaking stuff here, folks!
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)
YES, THESE LOOK LIKE STEREOTYPES. IT IS YOUR JOB TO BREAK THEM. I want to see some really interesting, kick ass stuff!
so... lets decide what we have in mind.
so far I see nice ideas:
1. anito / otina (if you gonna make them as scary as japanese horrors I will f*ing run away, promise!) ?
2. knight / possesed horned freak (nOice)
3. minotaur berserker (THAT is why chain have to be short guys / minotaur healer(that was my idea of good side) or... minotaur hula dancer
4. dwarf good shaman / dwarf poison maker
August 12th, 2009 #118
How about a race of Tom Jones. Crazy fro waving every which way, leather skin looking tans.
-Otina : They're snails Sarah, relax. hahaha. But otina is perfect also. Something like an exact opposite of these trouble makers. A perfect name to yin yang anito.
Thank you. Feel free to mess around with these pale skins KDPED.
-"THAT is why chain have to be short" .... :redcheeks: :embarrassed:
lol hula dancers is saved for the side project.
Who's trying out horses. Lindsay? Texas? I know you've tamed your first horse at 2. Up for it? I wouldn't mind doing it. Kenny? Sarah? George? =)
-I'm not too fond of healer characters. It's a semi-cheat thing, like a Hollywood ending.
Who's writing the story for this one now. Kenneth, is this the original lineup you had in mind. lol.
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August 12th, 2009 #119
oh noooooo.. not tom jones.. pleeeeease!!!!11111oneoneone
I actually like never draw horses. never. not so sure I can learn and be good at it on the spot just now
what I really like, but it is stereotype kind of thing, are all kind of freaks and priests and warriors from ChaOs side. chaos dwarf magic making lady is not so much stereotype breaking stuff. or is she?
August 12th, 2009 #120
sepu: ChaOS, is that a Warhammer reference/keyword? I'm not a gamer or a fantasy reader lover, so these are all new to me. My head is about to explode at any moment. [Googling. Nice lead indeed].
I'm trying to render a limp horse that my minotaur has by the left hind leg, but it's not
coming out too well. I didn't know horses were this hard to draw. hahaha.
Kenneth:I dig those berzerker eyes, but how about no eyes. Just black holes.
Just a few more hours and I should have some free time. woohoo
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