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    IOW # 28: Blast Spell

    IOW # 28: Blast Spell

    Illustration of the Week #28: Blast Spell

    This is a two week topic.

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    This weeks topic is Blast Spell. Time to get fantasy in here! Here is your brief:

    Please paint an evil looking mage or wizard casting a powerful spell that sends a shockwave knocking back/throwing multiple enemies at once. The emphasis needs to be on the spell--show the sheer strength and speed of it and try to give it a "cool factor" somehow. The setting is a battlefield in the heat of action, but remember to keep this action subordinate to the spell itself.


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    This is a damn cool topic. I've been out of action for about a month, but am eager to jump back in.

    Question: Do we need to show the enemies getting thrown back, or can that be implied by the force of the spell itself?
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    nice topics this week andrew teen challenge too. hope i can fit something in for one or the other between that dragon challenge. you better finish yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kafka Dreams View Post
    Question: Do we need to show the enemies getting thrown back, or can that be implied by the force of the spell itself?
    Yes please show the enemies being thrown back.

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    nice topics this week andrew teen challenge too. hope i can fit something in for one or the other between that dragon challenge. you better finish yours!
    Thanks! I should finish my entry for that
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    Huh, should be interesting to see what people come up with for this one. I did a couple quick concepts - not sure which one I'll pursue, though I'm leaning towards the first one at the moment. I'd need to populate that one with a couple more people though, 's a bit sparse-looking.

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    My very very rough idea.

    Going for more of a battle mage- no shrinking wizened old weakling is slogging it out in the battle. Trying for a celtic feel. Want to be down so close to the action you feel like you're about to be engulfed by it.

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    First IOTW Challenge!

    Hey guys! This is my first post ever on this site so bear with me if I'm doing this wrong.... Here's my rough concept for this illustration challenge! I hope to be doing these more often as I could use a lot of practice this summer Thanks!


    PS. Is there a way to make 300dpi images automatically smaller on the forums without having to downsize the image by like 1000% percent? :/ Er rather I mean, without downsizing them on photoshop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raycharlesx View Post
    Is there a way to make 300dpi images automatically smaller on the forums without having to downsize the image by like 1000% percent? :/ Er rather I mean, without downsizing them on photoshop?
    not that i know of, i'm not sure whats more laborious; making the image smaller or using the sites uploader. Dare i say Deviantart has a better system.

    Try working 150 dpi and nothing bigger than 2500 pxls wide or tall. i mean you can but there's not much point if you going to post on here. you could even work at 72 dpi as thats all your going to get from the web. Unless you print stuff out, in which case ignore what i just said
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raycharlesx View Post
    PS. Is there a way to make 300dpi images automatically smaller on the forums without having to downsize the image by like 1000% percent? :/ Er rather I mean, without downsizing them on photoshop?
    What I always do is:

    Image Resize

    Save as JPEG

    Ctrl+Z


    Doesn't seem to be a way around it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_ View Post
    What I always do is:

    Image Resize

    Save as JPEG

    Ctrl+Z


    Doesn't seem to be a way around it
    Yep that's pretty much what I did. I just made sure to save it titled as a "_resize" so I know that it's not original size. Oh well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_ View Post
    What I always do is:

    Image Resize

    Save as JPEG

    Ctrl+Z


    Doesn't seem to be a way around it
    File --> Save for web and devices (hope its the correct english translation)

    You can set quality and resolution in one action.

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    Just to be clear, should the sole function of the spell be to create a concussive force that pushes enemies away? Would a fireball that sends out a shock-wave as an aftereffect apply? What a spell that manipulates some secondary target (like rock) to push enemies away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunler View Post
    Just to be clear, should the sole function of the spell be to create a concussive force that pushes enemies away? Would a fireball that sends out a shock-wave as an aftereffect apply? What a spell that manipulates some secondary target (like rock) to push enemies away?
    Yes, the spell is a blast of energy/wind/what-have-you. So please do not paint a spell that has the blast as an aftereffect, or picks up and throws some other object. It should just be a massive force sent out.
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    Hooray for a day off work.
    Got a lot done.

    Still need to add the enemies getting blown away, more shadows on the guy, light effects and what not...

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