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    ChoW 213 :: 8bit Game Character Redesign!




    ROUND #213:: 8bit Character Redesign Challenge!


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    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!

    Good Luck!


    PLEASE NOTE THE RULES AND THE DEADLINE TIME

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    DEADLINE:
    SUNDAY, September 12th, 2010



    Deadline is Sunday, at 9:00 pm (GMT +1).


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    THE RULES
    If you do not stick to these 6 simple rules, you will not be added to the poll.

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    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 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
    example: "CHOW#100_Oblio.jpg"

    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.

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    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
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    NEW ROUND RULE: WIPS PLEASE!
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    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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    I take it you mean sunday september the 12th....

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    not taht i' sure i'l enter once but... can we enter 2 times

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    Who-hooo Black mage!! Sounds Fun!

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    this is super cool

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    Ohhhhh! How exciting!

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    no Commander Keen? ...... but I'll try to choose...

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    I had to go with Yama, as she was the only character from a game I had never heard of.

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    I might try the gorgon or yama havnt played castlevania 3 or heard of Digital Devil Story tho :p

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    Black mage!!! Yesss!!!

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    awesome topic ^_^

    i'm definitely jumping in this.

    still in its baby stage.
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    Fun time...Black Mage or Celicia...

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    It would help, if I knew any of these. ^^

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    Sketch of sketch… Try with Gorgon.



    Last edited by Crysse; September 6th, 2010 at 09:56 AM.
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    fun stuff! sketchibo amazing as always! thats one cool black mage!

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    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!

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    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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    @LORD M: Totally agree XD

    Very cool theme! I'll try to come up with something

    And even when I fear a LOT of people will choose the black mage as a victim, I don't think I'll be able to resist and do it as well, anyway...

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    Amberthyst
    Good Perhaps put some more light on him to define the shapes and get some nice highlights.
    Crysse
    I like the composition and the character. Looking forward to see it finished.
    BANDD
    Good sketch
    sketchibo
    Lovely pose.
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    Looking good
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    I don't know any of them either.
    Going for this Cellica seems fun to draw.

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    Janjager > …simply great ! Now, i'm waiting impatiently the final !

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    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....



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    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!?

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    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

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    @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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    Genuinely great assignment - more like this please

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    Awesome to hear it Arthemis!! and sepheenia, your robot mermaid looks wicked so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyMane View Post
    not taht i' sure i'l enter once but... can we enter 2 times
    You can make as many characters as you want, but put them together in one final drawing. This because you cannot enter with more than one piece in the poll.

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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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    Quite interesting.. due to the fact that there's a varied range of options to choose from!

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