Green Dragon Crescent Blade Deadline: Sunday, August 17. 2014
Guan Yu (aka Guan Gong) is for all practical purposes a god in traditional Chinese culture. His weapon was known as "Green Dragon Crescent Blade." Redesign "Green Dragon Crescent Blade."
Research time. Found this playlist on designing practical weapons very useful Fantasy Weapons Scrutinized Hoping to win all the upcoming challenges this week, but since were novices not very likely T_T.
First time ever doing something like this, hope we don't make something to bad >_<, here are some initial silhouttes getting an idea of how its proportions and look. Anywayz does the design have to be strictly a traditional guan dao? Cause were kinda liking desgin number 1....>_>
SRB – I can see what you are tryingto do but no, it must be a melee pole / blade weapon. Try exploring thematerials and technology bit, like Coool brain suggested but it needsto be identifiable as the Green Dragon Crescent Blade. What about theenergy weapons from Halo or Lightsabre types. These would allow youto keep the cool swooshy green effects you have in (1). I like number2 best.
Coool Brain – Lovely linework. Maybethe weak point visually is the connection between blade and polebehind the dragons head. Think about what you could do as atransition perhaps?
Baranha – They all look really wellthought out but my favourite is probably the second... no forth, yesthe Forth one... But I do like the pointy spearhead... I'll leave itto you!
@Coool Brain: The background and figure are a nice touch, but what exactly is the metal part on top of the dragons head? It keeps drawing my eye to it. Trying to figure out if its a handle. The paint on the dragon is also a little blurry near the mouth I think. the green near the back looks crisper. I also think maybe if the dragons eyes and teeth were given a different color it would look crisper. But we've only been drawing for like a year and a half so if you think our critique isn't of much use we're sorry ^_^". We'd be lucky to come up with anything a 10th as good as that....>_>