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September 5th, 2010 #1
ChoW 213 :: 8bit Game Character Redesign!
ROUND #213:: 8bit Character Redesign Challenge!
8bit Character Redesign
We are going to try something different this week: an assignment brief for a fictional game company!
A very cool and amazing game company has decided to make a sequel of a very old franchise, dating back to the 80’s. They need complete new redesigns for the 8bit characters to make them ready and fitting for the new generation of consoles and graphic power! And they hire YOU to make these redesigns.
They selected ten 8bit characters that need a cool redesign.
Please choose one or more of these and make an awesome new version!
Cantaurman – Megaman 6
Firebrand – Gargoyles Quest
Barry – Resident Evil Gaiden
Black Mage – Final Fantasy
Gorgon – Castlevania 3
Splash Woman – Megaman 9
Yama – Digital Devil Story
Cellica – Fire Emblem Gaiden
(thanks to sprites-resource.com for these images)
Keep in mind the following:
- Be creative, since new technology gives character designs almost no boundaries!
- BUT the character must be recognizable as the original 8bit one. (think of similar colors, shapes etc)
- Try to create your own original design, not simply something you saw on the internet. This is a real challenge for concept artists, so go for it!
PLEASE NOTE THE RULES AND THE DEADLINE TIME
SUNDAY, September 12th, 2010
Deadline is Sunday, at 9:00 pm (GMT +1).
If you do not stick to these 6 simple rules, you will not be added to the poll.
1) FOLLOW THE TOPIC.
It's about designing the character of the topic. The environment or side characters are far less important.
2) SHOW AT LEAST ¾ OF YOUR DESIGN.
This is not an illustration contest, but a design contest. Show your whole design!
3) POST YOUR FINAL IN THE FINALS THREAD.
4) INCLUDE WIPS WITH YOUR FINAL.
Show your work in progress and post (links to) this in the finals thread!
5) SAVE YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT. Chow##_Nickname
No final.jpgs please!
6) PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
(you can add CA logo, etc).
About quality - as general rule: if your shapes and values are not decent - you are out. Watch proportions, perspective etc. we need perfectly readable shapes and coherent, consistent values.
BE PROFESSIONAL - only finished and good quality entries will be taken to the poll. Icemoon and Arthemis IX will make the selection.
Please review these helpful reminders if you have not done so already.
ON GETTING TO POLL
NEW ROUND RULE: WIPS PLEASE!
SUBMISSION FORMAT REMINDER
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WRITE YOUR COPYRIGHT INFORMATION UNDER THE IMAGE IN THE FINAL BURNING THREAD SO I DON'T HAVE TO HUNT YOU DOWN LATER!
Last edited by ArtbyWard; September 5th, 2010 at 05:21 PM.
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this is super cool
September 5th, 2010 #6
Ohhhhh! How exciting!
September 5th, 2010 #7
no Commander Keen? ...... but I'll try to choose...
September 5th, 2010 #8
I had to go with Yama, as she was the only character from a game I had never heard of.
September 5th, 2010 #9
I might try the gorgon or yama havnt played castlevania 3 or heard of Digital Devil Story tho :p
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It would help, if I knew any of these. ^^
September 6th, 2010 #15
Sketch of sketch… Try with Gorgon.
Last edited by Crysse; September 6th, 2010 at 09:56 AM.
September 6th, 2010 #16
fun stuff! sketchibo amazing as always! thats one cool black mage!
September 6th, 2010 #17
Not entirely sure if I'll be able to follow through on this one (I certainly haven't before), but this topic sounds like fun and I could use some practice.
I figure Black Mage will be rather popular, so I think I'm going to try and step a bit outside of my comfort zone and try redesigning Gorgon.
Sketched up an idea over the course of the day, and threw down some colors to start with before I pass out. I would love to hear any ideas/comments as to where I might want to take it, trying to learn!
September 6th, 2010 #18
Vivi Ornitier from Final Fantasy IX got the best Black Mage design ever, but I will give it a shot anyways!
I think this will be a really popular CHOW.
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Good Perhaps put some more light on him to define the shapes and get some nice highlights.
I like the composition and the character. Looking forward to see it finished.
I don't know any of them either.
Going for this Cellica seems fun to draw.
September 6th, 2010 #21
Janjager > …simply great ! Now, i'm waiting impatiently the final !
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September 6th, 2010 #22
It was a hard decision between Gorgon or Splash Woman, but a robot mermaid was just too hard to resist. I'm hoping colour will make her look more like her original....
September 6th, 2010 #23
Oh i didn't realise she was a robot... I was thinking of doing her too but if she's a robot (i was only going by the tiny pictures as i don't konw anything about these characters!), wonder if it would matter if she wasn't a robot!?
September 6th, 2010 #24
ArtbyManon: You can make her a non-robot character if you like as long as she is inspired by the sprite! Basically you are free to do whatever you want with the character as long as you stay true to the sprite.
We do not require that you know the game, just interpret the sprite and do it justice
September 6th, 2010 #25
@ArtbyManon - I had no idea she was a robot either, I was looking on the net to have a little read about her and found it out...decided to run with it
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Black Mage = Orko from He-Man
Fun topic, bit too obscure characters though for the most part and not very varied.. I'd rather pick a main character (which essentially sells the game) like Simon Belmont, the guy from Ghould 'n Ghosts, the dude from Impossible Mission, or even Turrican (yeah that was 16-bit already)
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