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Here is another take on the king. I think I'll make the dragon's head bigger. No wings.
I used that darksiders horseman as a motivation for this one Miro
Ok guys this weekend we have to make the big push. I see the other teams had already painted and finished with the design overlay. Miro said that my king of pentacles variant was too stiff. I am not sure if you like the armor anyway. If you tell me you like it I will start drawing it. Despite I am very busy this week I will give my shot for the king if you say so. And it will happen very spectacular. Otherwise I like a lot Miro's variant of The King because it is more dynamic and the piece has less to work on.
We haven't started the high priestess. My idea is to put her on a throne made of white carved wood. Some linen cloth coming from her back will embrace the throne from both sides. I am up to doing this!
Ace Of Cups titan like character! Hope you will like it guys.
Last edited by clanlord; January 18th, 2010 at 01:08 PM.
Sorry I fell off but I've been super busy with work and this will continue until the weekend so don't expect many updates.
Headhunter do you want me to paint the last Ace of Cups as drawn by Clanlord? I think I can make it work with some alterations.
Clanlord can you please draw the Fool as positioned in the last sketch by Headhunter? We need to get really cracking.
I want to see sketches of the High Priestess and the King of Pentacles. I really am uncertain of the aromor. From the sketches you made clanlord I like the one where he seems to be floating. Obviously no dragon but if we can't make the dragon work then that's fine.
I think we should develop these ideas! Nick I will gather ideas about The King Of pentacles from your sketches. They have very interesting ideas that can be developed.
Last edited by clanlord; January 22nd, 2010 at 01:01 PM.
I love the idea about Two Of Wands and we will put some other details. I managed to do The High Priestess high arcana card and I proposed to Miro that I am going to work on the dinal layout view of the cards. I hope you consider this sketch and soon start painting. Sorry I am in such burden with my ignorance at painting. I am in dumps because of this. But I will try to do my best for the designs of cards if you let me.
To sum up aour works till this moment because we don't have too much time. We have Two Of Wands . Miro's final idea about the division of a man to good and evil is nice. I think the both wands must have distunguishing elements and if Miro can understand me he can changes the horn into other model because I think this kind of model for horns is already used in lots of designs I particularly like the male-goat type of horns. Anyway our second piece is Ace Of Cups the final sketch I did. I am so happy that I managed to make my first card up to your demands. And it turned almost successful. I hope you will like The High Priestess, my last piece that turned apt also. Nick gave the initial idea about The Fool and Miro turned it into spectacular piece (this is the one I like the most). Four Of Wands is Miro's first and very attracive piece. I agree with the design. The King Of Pentacles & The Queen of Pentacles. I will start doing the design of The Queen using Nick's ideas on the first page because I think they are interesting. This weekend and I will manage to make a sketch of the king.
Clanlord you've made another great drawing which I'm not sure we can use. I like her but I don't know...
I will paint your Ace later today but expect significant changes.
I've asked you repeatedly to make many sketches before committing to big detailed drawings and since I have to paint them it is frustrating. I'm trying real hard to preserve your art because it's good but it goes against me so it is hard. I hope you'll understand my friend.
Also Clanlord: Do NOT draw the Queen. We've decided to use Headhunter's rendition of the queen from the first page. She is great and he'll only change the creature on the bottom to something else. You should see updates here soon. I expect Headhunter will finish the Two and the Queen while I hack out the Fool and the Ace.
Anyways here is the first hack at colors on the Fool. I made great progress today on a few fronts. I still like my idea with the fiery environment and the chains better but I'll defer to Headhunter on this one.
Nick I think we will be finally on one opinion. Here is the King - a fast sketch. I am not working on The Queen. So Miro told me he likes the idea and It is reasonable to have a variety of atmospheres in our works. Anyway hope you will like the last one. If you want from me to make more I will do my best . - G
Here are my updates to the Fool
And to the Ace of Cups
Actually this is a color test and environment test, right now I'm working on blocking the figure out this coloring and environment attempt took about 15 mins to put together though. I'm also unsure about the lean/angle of the cup.
Whoa Nick. Very good view. Yu gave me idea about the king. I will try a new one. Expect an update tomorrow! I am looking forward to see Ace Of Cups you painted it really cool. - G
Ok man, looking forward to seeing it.
I'm posting a value sculpt of the Ace, like I said I'm still torturing myself with this. Not sure how well the environment works too. I wanted to make it epic but I don't seem to be good enough or perhaps the time constraint is grinding me down.
Also Headhunter has an absolutely SICK update to the Queen, I think she's going to be our best card based on what I've seen so far. He fixed the critter and the whole drawing looks awesome.
Hey guys I posted the required high res of the Ace of Cups to the FTP.
Miro if you can do more magic to him by all means but I'm done with him for now. Hope you guys are pleased because I'm not too happy with it. Alas this is the extent of my skill at this stage it seems. Anyways here's a smaller sized version.
I'm not sure where to go from here. I can try working some more on my variant of the Four of Wands.
Clanlord I'm also uncertain of the High Priestess. We seem to have slacked on that one and have had very little success in the concepting for it. I liked my drawing with the suicide queen but she's definitely NOT a high priestess. Your drawing Clanlord looks bookish and too standard to me. I wanted to see something real cool jump out but I'm not getting any good ideas. If nothing comes to mind I might try to paint over yours just to see how it comes after I place some values on it. I'll wait for Headhunter to give some direction or maybe suggest some ideas.
Well I love that Queen, great job man.
Headhunter can you please ftp over high res files for the Four of Wands, and Clanlord you for the Priestess and the King.
I'll start working the Four of Wands tomorrow night, sorry but I got slammed at work today and didn't get anything done.
Realistically we have 4 of the 7 cards in almost finished states. Outstanding are still the King the Priestess and the Four. I feel I can definitely push the Four, I won't change anything from the original sketch Headhunter made other than refining it.
Headhunter once you're done with the Two of Wands please hack away at a Priestess concept. If you're too busy I can paint the drawing Clanlord made.
Pity for me I am making compliments for my team like making dividents to myself because I am part of this! I am very sorry for the delay team-mates I had no internet during the last few days. I will start doing the layout of the cards!
Оцветяването на Миро, не толкова полирано и лъскаво както го прави Ник, е просто впечатляващо - създава усещането за една призрачна атмосфера. Не е възможно да дам критика поради липсата на качества у самия себе си, само мога да добавя наколко идеи към Two Of Wands: татуировката на мъжа може да бъде малко по видима и по интересна - като например да имитира трайбъл мотиви, но в същия момент да има някаква физическа магия, която излиза от нея. Това са само идеи естествено. Същото искам да добавя за ореала от едната страна и за дяволския рог от другата страна, все още съм за модела, който прилича на коза и е извит назад в спирала.
Ник, би ми се искало да поработиш с малко повече цветове и прилив на контрасти. Според мен окото, което е в средата на челото трябва да блести и от него да излизат лъчи. Можеш да направиш няколко светещи искри излизащи от бокала. Примерно: на земята да расте лотуса и около него да е озарено от бледа светлина и самото растение да е напът да бъде докоснато от бял гълъб - всичко това обгърнато със зеленина, докато в по-горната част виждаме как атмосферата става мрачна и демоничка със преобладаване от студени цветове и само блестящите искри излизащи от лавата в тъмнината. Добави малко отенъци на кожата, тя няма само два цвята. Окото найстинам и се иска да е по отворено и да се набляга на него като на символ на светлината.
Ъплоудвам за да ви покажа какво имам в предвид! - G
Last edited by clanlord; January 28th, 2010 at 05:47 AM.
Great great! My card layout sucked a lot! Miro I will wait you at 8 o'clock online. Here is the King. I hope you will like him this time.
Great updates guys,
Agreed on the layout.
Thanks for taking the time to provide some words of advice, I was going to actually go back to the Ace and these updates you provided are giving great ideas.
I'm going to contact the admin today to see if we can dump the High Priestess card, this will only require us to finish the King and the Four of Wands which I think is doable to a good degree of success. Hopefully they let us do it, we had the extra card of the Fool which will take the place of the Priestess.
wow guys - your stuff is insane in a really good way!
"The reason why truth is so much stranger than fiction is that there is no requirement for it to be consistent."-Mark Twain
Ok guys I'm going for it, my main problem is the cloth, I'm really not good at doing cloth. I might need some finishing help on this one yet again just so we awesomesauce it.
I've not heard from the admin yet if we can indeed dump the High Priestess.
So after Headhunter the squibble I had in the earlier sketch a toy instead of a dragon I felt obligated to work on the dragon some more.