This is an open topic. Think about the atmosphere of your piece and how cold it should look being that it takes place in the most severely freezing part of winter, wherever it is. This is also all up to interpretation too because the phrase "dead of winter" can be many things, not just literal. The 200th EOW activity will be shortly after the due date for this one, so be on the lookout for that! This section has come a long way, indeed.
Deadline: 20 November
Last edited by Vulgar`; November 6th, 2012 at 02:59 AM.
MasterTroglodyte nice design of building u got there!!! try to avoid snow at the begining... AdrianNagorskicant wait to see it done....i like it very much! the style is great and landscape with columns is cool idea!
here is update of landscape (trying to build some warrior willage maby orcs town...) have fun guys this is nice round!!!!
Nestoronfire, you are absolutely correct about the animals, it's most problematic with the deer. As an illustration /painting though, I really like how it is coming along. So for the challenge I may try a totally different idea, but who knows there is still plenty of time. Thanks for commenting
Pixel y u no finish? where is the finish? yyyyyy. But seriously, great start!
marko markovic: I think you can move the city a little more up in the composition. Like, pretend you zoom out of the angle you have now. Right now it just looks cropped from a larger image.
takashmen: that's a really cool alchemy sketch! can't wait to see the colours!
artiphats: if it's the dead of winter.. why is the deer alive? Also those trees. :megusta:
nestoronfire: dat face. is like golbb golbb golbb~~ mmm snow~~ Anyways, I like the view of the mountainside. I hope that stays in your new sketch D:
howie: I'm not sure if it's just me, or does the human seem to be ginormous compared to the pipeline and the blimp?
Okay my coloured thumbs. Leaning more on the left broken-tree gate piece, though that bottom one strikes a chord in me. Cold river and broken trees. Idk what I was doing on the piece on the right-- wanted a spider web forest with its victims hanging off of the trees. kekekeke.
Hi everybody! I'm not sure I have the necessary skills to finish something from my mind yet but I wanted to enter the EOW for some time now... so I'll start with this one.
I did a quick block-out of the scene I had in mind in 3dsmax and adjusted there the camera/perspective/composition to make it easier to work on. I tried to get a spiral/elipse kind of composition and I also wanted the frozen hand on a white contrasting background. I'm not sure I took the dead of winter theme to literal though...
Anyway, here's what I did in 3dsmax and the paintover from Photoshop
There's a dead body in the frozen river with his arm out holding a heckles medallion thing and two cops are coming down towards the body. One of them slips into the river breaking the ice.
@AdrianNagorski, hekatoncheir thanks guys for feedback
Adrian: i think you should simplify your design, too much is going on, choose one sculpture and multiply it, also think more about perspective , the statue in middleground can't be smaller then in background
hekatoncheir: cool atmosphere and color choice, atm first one looks the best, but on the other hand i like the idea of spider web, maybe try to merge this two things
Howie: for me it's too tighten up, maybe if you focus more on the ship/structure? in bg and show victims? dunno
andrei313: interesting idea, keep those edges clean, and look for some references(hand, cops)
Nestoronfire: maybe don't resign of all elements, the rock mouth seems nice -> change perspective, make up story, give it wider shot -> it will be easier to start when you have sth done already
MasterTroglodyte nice design of building u got there!!! try to avoid snow at the begining...
Yeah it's on a different layer. I was just messing around to see if I wanted it or no...
Originally Posted by AdrianNagorski
MasterTroglodyte: i like the atmosphere and your pic has a silence to it almost serene in nature, thinking off adding flying space ships to??
Nawh. I was picturing a place where the brave crew of an exploring vessel or smuggling ship comes to salvage or rescue but finds an abandoned derelict facility with some horrid monstrosity, some dire plague. At most I was thinking of putting something like flying fowl...
Last edited by MasterTroglodyte; November 12th, 2012 at 12:48 AM.