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    Really like the idea of gas contained in a high tech suit Mike

    Trying to come up with some ideas for composition. I don't know if I'm moving too quickly with this stuff or not, last time I took a lot longer on the design of armor and stuff...

    EDIT: again this is for the 9 of wands, which is all about defense.

    I'm more interested in the first image, it feels that the downward angle of the attack is more dominating and she's having a harder time defening;

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    This one has another angle, where's she's more active in her defense;

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    Im watching this sci-fi thing and waiting to see something cool. Good luck you guys! Cheers!
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    Here's a promised WIP. I need the portfolio work, so even if this doesnt work out I want to render the hell out of it.
    This is the king of swords, element wind.

    **Edit: Color shifting. Better or worse?
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    Nice start guys !
    Jason Rainville : I must say I love the colors you choose for the first one, and the last two composition are just kickass ! But if I had to choose between the two of them I'd say the top one

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    A late thanks to Mark, b-man snootchy and granny

    I think that while we can write as much lore as we want for our "races" and stuff, we should have one small paragraph that we can place just under the card that sums up who the character is and/or what situation they're in, to really hammer home the meaning of the card. A funny thing happened when I wrote up mine (image included)


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    “When the Darians tried to conquer us, they knew setting foot on our world would boil them to nothing, so the cowards sent their machines. Time and time again those floating, artificial soldiers returned our warriors to the birthing fire. A usurper-class drone was bearing down on our clan, with nothing much to stop it; our soldiers are our walls, and we were fast running out of soldiers. While all fled, Neria stood her ground. She saved us that day. Not just our clan, but the whole Ceilid Tribe. She showed us we could overcome them through sacrifice. And we did.”

    the one part; our soldiers are our walls is a blatant rip from Sparta, where it was said that while their city had no walls, they were far from defenseless since their young men were their walls. But I just realized that this not only coincides with the idea of active rather than passive defense (soldiers rather than walls) but it also speaks to the way the Ceilids protect their bodies, with active fields of plasma rather than inert armor.

    Yay for accidentally being deep
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    whoa that's quite awesometastic guys! I'm still trying to figure out the design of the earthen-race. This is the general idea that's in my head at the moment, but it'll probably change a lot. I've tried too take the various meanings of the pentacles deck and incorporate it all into a design, yet keeping it very humanoid.


    The Misceons come from a world very much like earth, at least the way it used too look before pollution and all that modern tech stuff took over. They have an understanding of nature and life beyond any other known race, and are excellent engineers and crafters. Using their knowledge to create life. It is said that even their own bodies are merged parts from various creatures found on their home planet. You'll often find them "working" on themselves healing their own bodies from decay, making them nearly immune to aging.

    They are not a very violent race as far as we know, and value more material goods and riches (They mainly travel and work as healers). They travel in ships that have a life of their own, as well as wearing armour and clothing of the same kind. Though you do occasionally see them wear expensive more decorative outfits with it, as they enjoy showing off. They have never been at war with anyone, but considering how great protection their living-armour gives, one can't help but wonder what their weapons are like.

    Here's the worked up silhouette I wanted to go with (everyone else seems to like the 3rd on at the top the most though, so if any of you want to give it a shot at work it up quickly please do! I'm still quite unsure about this)

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    Really like the fact they like finery and craftsmanship, really ties into the theme of earth/pentacles dealing with material wealth and the physical world

    Here's my idea for the 3rd one, but like I said he might be getting too "creaturish" I did 2 versions for a face, with like a tree face and a more human face, then each with some armor. I wasn't thinking about the armor too much, mainly just about some basic vine-like lines, but I think disks should feature at least a bit to tie into pentacles:


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    EDIT: and mike, I changed my mind from saying it was a bit better, to it being a lot better. The blue works better with the steel IMO
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    To anyone not up-to-date: Zilrion and I both have a card with the pentacles suit, so we're trying to collaborate on the pentacles/earth/Misceons race.

    Zil I hope you don't mind but I have to post up your initial idea or mine doesn't make sense

    So it looks like the Misceons are a smaller race that developed a form of power armor early on that they are somewhat dependant on (crafting is a big part of the pentacles suit, so they have become dependant on their crafting). So zilrion took the 3rd silhouette idea and turned it into their power armor. He sent me his idea:

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    He said that it would be a mix of fleshy, regenerating parts (to play up on the nature/earth aspect) as well as armored sections.

    I did a little paint over with some of my ideas:

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    I tried to incorporate some "pentacles" into the design, specifically super-effdicient cloriphyll plates. I made the armor tan and textured like rocks or something, could be ceramic armor. Just ideas, take it or leave it

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    So here's an update on what I guess will be the final:

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    You might want to flip that buddy. There's some wonky stuff goin on in the face

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    Thanks for the crit mike: I flipped it but couldn't see what was wrong, I did rotate the face on the head a little bit, here's where I'm at now with all the other stuff off, not sure if it's better or not:

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    Ok back in England now and ready to kick it again

    some colour studies for the armor, did some slight adjustments also.

    and a quick paintover, I'm the last person that should ever do that..
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    very cool original designs. I really like the world you guys are creating.

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    Thanks Zilrion for the PO, and thatnks for the comment Janos
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    So I started working on the 8 of pentacles. Here's the card descrip: http://www.learntarot.com/p8.htm Basically, dilligence, hard work and attention to detail is the meaning. Since it's of the pentacles (earth) suit, it usually has to deal with crafting. It was pretty hard to think of anything better than "alien repairs something" but eventually I came up with the idea that the development of those super-efficient chlorophyll plates I was talking about could have possibly solved an energy crisis they had in the past. The image turned into a dedicated scientist working to develop those plates. Here's where I'm at and a short description:

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    “We faced the sixth energy crisis in the same amount of decades. Fossil fuels were finite, fusion was impractical at smaller scales, and our entire way of life - made possible only by our power suits - was seemingly coming to an end. Mran Dalla refused to lose concentration, however. Her diligence lost her her friends, her mate, even her status as a scientist. In the end, she developed a new molecule called atraphyll - an incredibly efficient, nearly black version of chlorophyll able to absorb energy from even the green portions of the EM spectrum. Weaved onto standard energy plates, they powered our suits with ease. She drew her inspiration for the earth, and we all draw our inspiration from her.”

    Unfortunately, the story turned out to be more interesting than the image. Here are a couple of sketches for it:

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    I changed the pose slightly after realising that it wasn't very natural. Any crits or ideas on the miage are appreciated. It'll of course be better once more rendering and textures get in there, but I feel like something's missing.

    EDIT: so... for me I see all my attachments as links for some reason, not sure why...

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