Yeah, I'm not worried about it, everyone has real world obligations.
I agree about the approach. For now I think, everyone should tackle whatever they feel like. Then once we have a stockpile of visual ideas, we can all choose what works best.
Before long we will get an idea of who is best suited for different tasks. However I want to make sure that, in the end, everyone takes ownership of one of the design tasks. I think maybe we should share the panels. It would help unite our styles and tie all of the different design task elements together.
Here's a tenative itinerary
Week 1: Ideas for story arc and concepting
Week 2: Silhouettes and thumbnails the design elements
Week 3: Start rendering the choosen ideas
Week 4: Finish the design elements
Week 5: Panels
Week 6: Finals art tweaking and brand presentation
Does this sound about right?
yeah hi sorry, like the sci-fi idea and all the backstories you guys are coming up with but that's not the problem. Personally, I don't think we actually need to think about all of these backstories about what this homeland place is, unless it's related to the panels.
My suggestion is similar like Shorinji Knight up there just suggested, we all pitch in design choices for what ideas (thumbs, drawings, whatever) we have for each of the categories (except for panels), we unanimously agree on which design for each category we like the best for, and then we use those designs to make the panels. Great ideas on what the homeland is, but aside from maybe the main character, those ideas haven't extended to specific creature or industrial design.
So anyways, I was working on some thumbs + silhouettes/ideas for creature and industrial this past week, but I'd really like to just focus on industrial, cause I ended up getting more ideas for it.
either way, my idea for the panels/narrative is a police chase between whatever our main character is and the homeland's security measures. (coptor, mechs, or whatnot). Of course, the main character I was thinking of is more or less, a rebel etc. etc.
Sorry for being brisk but I got rainy weather, my wifi is slowly dying, classwork, and internwork. Runnin' on god knows what.
Those look great hekatoncheir! I really like the creature head at the top right corner.
some stuff that i cranked out in the last 30 minutes
Good stuff guys!
One thing to consider when posting our roughs... It would help if we numbered each sketch on the page. That way it will be alot easier to communicate exactly what we mean. I imagine english isn't everyone's first language here, so we need remove as many obstacles to understanding as we can.
what its is decided on the character hes in the military or sumthin right n like he revolts or sumthin
I think so... Right now just draw what comes out and if it is cool we'll all try to work it in.
I've been working on a lot of different ideas lately. Here are some rough Guardian concepts.
Shorinji like the outfit of 2 but i like the more sci-fi style 4 its hard descision
i had some ideas for the character but nothing really solid i kept drawing from military tanker outfits
anyways for the creature i wanted to expand on some of the concepts done by hekatoncheir with a floating creature with like aquatic aspects
i like 1 and 4 alot
Penciltipred: I like that last one with the almost insectial look.
@Shorinji, Number 3. I think is the one i picture most if its some sort of rebel character.
For the beast i think one of the last shapes in hekatoncheir´s post look interesting. The one thats kind of a boney shark, and i see Pencil is also sketching something along those lines.
Playing a bit with an idea for the Guardian (which i´m taking as the deity), and The dictator. Inspired a bit by the Egyptian god Horus and beak doctors.
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so itll all come togethor as a whole lets put the same design influences on the the character it seems jdsart u derived some stuff from that european thing ,its cool
to me it doesntseem were embracing sci-fi aspects that much
oh and iremember some one mentioning the government or sumthin misuses the creature so i was thinking of it having like i guess numbers on them have some tribal marks mostly wiped off as if they were took from theyre environment bagged and tagged and marked
JDSart: I like the first one the best I think the eye like markings is pretty cool, but I'm not sure it is humanoid enough to qualify.
TobbA: I think the winged woman on the top and the middle guy on the bottom have the most potential.
penciltipred: Yeah we do seem to be having trouble getting the sci-fi flavor here. I think most of us are more comfortable with the fantasy genre so its natural that fantasy what's gonna come out...
We need to step out of our comfort zones guys. Looking at some of the competition, this is going to be killer. Lets push past our boundries, render to the max, and back all of our designs up with solid references so that we don't end up having anything wonky going on (I'm saying this as much for myself as for anyone else).
Anybody have any ideas on enviroments yet? I tried a few things but I wasn't happy with any of them.
im not the best with environments but i might be able to pruduce simple ideas nothing i could actually render(yet)
I included a couple pictures of Ziguraths and Babel tower in the sheet i posted last page because my first ideas have been along those lines.
Maybe the heart of the metropolis is underground inside this huge mountain foundation with a zigurath or enormous babel tower with different levels rising on top . And on the outside, on the base area, mostly wastelands, landfills and a sea of slums.
The main monuments carved in stone and the whole thing being kind of an ant colony too.
Sketching enviroments is a bit out of my element for me too, i´m going to at least expand my idea a bit more with images while i try to come up with something.
Wow I've never seen anything quite like those slums!
Here are a couple more character ideas I've been working on:
i like the tower of babylon idea what if the whole metropolis is the tower
i simplify the story for the panels the character he was born with his mother taught him old ways she dies he moves in with his aunt or watever in metropolis he enlists against the wishes of his family he finds that the gov. is misusing and destroying the sacred beasts ,revolts star wars twist leader of the right hand general of the mtreopolis self appointed head is his father
I like where you're going with the story. Good ideas!
for the environment the whole city and slum surrounding ares is either in a crater and theres holes int he sides where the creatures lived or in the mountain the metropolis is a huge tower the only way in r out is thru cargo and transport ships huge ships butthryre like rigedy and theyre `junky yet high teck
oh shit we forgot about the illustration who wants to get ahold on that shit
This type of building blocks are another kind. This is called 23 de Enero. In Caracas
And this is where it gets cute. Police won´t even enter those places. These zones are controlled by different armed groups often with military grade weapondry.
yurp good point,2 pages ?shit yo i guess him seeing the beast and decided to revolt in a heoric stance naw the scene can come from prior battle heat of battle lead to climax or the climax itself of the story
those pictures remind me of the slums in rio those people arent even citizens theres no police or ambulance just gangs and shit
when i went there the tour person said dont take what your not willing to lose
Hmm... So maybe this power source that has been invented is really expensive, which means only the richest can afford it, causing a huge rift between the classes. Maybe there are underground groups who oppose the ruler who spend most of their time stealing power crystals from the nobility in order to finance and power their rebellion.
And those slums looks scary btw, had no idea something like that existed...
As for the panels, they should be at least two pages. So we can do more if we want to.
Wait question, why are the characters going in fantasy mode? Are we officially sticking with fantasy-style? Because then I need to change the mecha I was doing.
Also I can do the illustration or panel, which ever one isn't taken by the end.
blargh sorry for inactivity. :|
But LOVE the Babel/slum enviro. Whoever is working on that, that enviro will be cool no matter what lol.