Doomsday Dream Clan is making a return to the Team Chow III. Here are our members:
Clanlord - returning to DDC, hails from Bulgaria
Headhunter - new DDC member, professional artist from Bulgaria
Niva - returning to DDC, originally from Bulgaria, currently lives in Houston
Last time we had a lot of organizational problems and we started late, this time we're not going to start late and we have big motivation to represent in this challenge (ie. kick ass and take names, those fruity loveboys are going down.)
We are still in the process of planning the positions which each of us will occupy during the work over the stuff. Again we will show some very serious stuff which will be spectacularly developed as we got a new guy joining us
Headhunter. He is a fresh out selection and his talent is enormous: gathered through years of education in human anatomy and painting he is the spine of the team. Here are some of his finished works released here in CA:
Hey Clanlord, thanks a lot for putting these together. Personally I like the last one the best, I used it to make an announcement on my site about our team here: http://www.eternalseven.com/?p=609
I've set up ftp accounts for both of you so that we can share our big psd files throughout the challenge. Let me know if you have problems accessing the account, we will need it to transfer files.
As far as the work goes, I really want to take about a week at the start where we only do concepts. This is what was missing last time with our team Clanlord, we had no time to pick and choose which characters we will push and except for the babies you came up with all the other characters.
Once the first phase is done, conceptualizing our characters, we will enter the detailed drawing phase. Where we will create our initial sketches of our final characters and environments. Then during the 3rd week I want to have most of the artwork finished so that we can concentrate on touching up our entries in the last week, doing the necessary writing for our characters and if we have time to do something extra.
Week 1 - conceptualizing with solid ideas on what we want to do by end of week
Week 2 - detailed first drafts by end of week 2
Week 3 - mostly finished artwork
Week 4 - finishing touches and writing, any extra work beyond challenge requirements that we can put together for our final entry.
I want all 3 of us to be involved in every phase of the challenge. Our limitation right now is that Clanlord doesn't do much Photoshop work but this is why these challenges come around, so we can push ourselves forward. If things don't work out in this regard Clanlord can work on finishing touches, his crazy fonts and initial drafts for the writing as the challenge wraps up.
Let me know what you guys think. These are of course suggestions, we will all do what we can. I think the first 2 phases are the most crucial and it's very important we get through them ahead of the curve because if we fall behind we won't do well.
Clanlrod, I just spoke with Headhunter and he's off to celebrate the new year but should be back on the 1st of January. It's up to th two of us to choose the tarots we want to work.
I think we should do 1 high arcana and 5 lessers. I was going to suggest we do the Queen of Pentacles and the High Priestess (high arcana)
I've already requested those since they are available slots and it seems almost all cards are already requested. Really sucks that we missed the signup so far but I thought they said it won't be announced until the 1st of January and was busy doing other things.
I think I understood everything. I think your choices are suitable for our team. I fully agree with you. OK if it is I will send you some initial information as a start so we can continue our work! This site is very important because it is in bulgarian so this will make the job even easier.http://www.taroastro.com/
We have for now 6 tarot cards in which are included one high arcana. If I am write and teams of 3 must draw 6 tarots.
So if we have to draw 6 characters in tarot cards (because we are three members in a team) we have chosen these:
* High Priestess (high arcana)
* Four of Wands
* Two of Wands
* Ace of Cups
* Queen of Pentacles
* King of Pentacles
Last edited by clanlord; January 1st, 2010 at 02:38 AM.
1. Your team will choose TWO CARDS per person to illustrate. So, a 2 person team needs 4, a 4 person team 8, etc. This is the minimum requirement, you may choose more.
2. You may only take major arcana for half your cards, please choose Lesser Arcana (The Suits) for at least half. Bonus points for those who do mostly Lesser Arcana!
3. You will post your choices in this thread. I will allow 4 teams per card. First come, first serve. If we get all the cards covered by at least four teams each, I will then be open to letting you pick cards that are already full. We want to make sure to get a full deck!
4. Please make sure that your files can be sized down to 9 cm by 15.5 cm (or 3.543 x 6.1 inches) at 300 dpi. I'm exploring the option of seeing if we can get it printed, so please make sure your work is print-quality, or please write "OPT OUT OF PRINT" when you submit your work so I know you're not interested in having your cards printed as part of your deck.
5. PLEASE DO NOT START DRAWING UNTIL JANUARY FIRST! Right now is the time to get everyone's cards assigned and start brainstorming, but please don't start drawing as it's unfair for the other teams.
6. That's it, Have Fun!
Week 1 - conceptualizing with solid ideas on what we want to do by end of week Week 2 - detailed first drafts by end of week 2 Week 3 - mostly finished artwork Week 4 - finishing touches and writing, any extra work beyond challenge requirements that we can put together for our final entry.
Last edited by clanlord; December 31st, 2009 at 07:09 AM.
Thanks for posting those reference cards, they're definitely worth thinking about.
I had an idea about the high priestess card. I wanted to picture her on a hill overlooking an army stretching into the distance. I wanted to give her a light aspect, though the card could change upon the draw to a dark aspect for example, symbolizing that the dark forces would have the blessing of the gods in a conflict the tarot draw is foretelling.
Also for the Four of Wands, I wanted to draw a four eyed character holding a wand.
The King of Pentacles I thought about picturing as a crowned mage on a dragon?
this headhunter sketch is awesome! I like the lady and the helmet. Really nice design, but composition doesnt fit for a card, yet (but holy cow, thats just a first skecth, i must check out, what will happenin' here, later)
Niva, why don't you try with playing with the meaning of these:
two of wands -
having personal power
commanding attention and respect
directing those around you
holding the world in your hands
calling the shots
swaying others to your position
being able to achieve your goals
daring to do what you want
taking a risk
gambling events will go your way
confronting the situation head-on
taking the initiative
speaking your mind
facing fear directly
taking the bull by the horns
seizing the day
doing what no one else has done
creating your own style
being a pioneer
taking a different approach
inventing something new
diverging from the crowd
marching to a different drummer
Try to visualize one of these in your head and what kind of picture you like to present.
Imma have a couple rought days at work coming up so don't expect much until the weekend. This weekend though I'll make at least one more take on each one tho, that's my goal... see how it works out tho