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    Environment of the Week Discussion Thread

    This thread is now for all discussion and suggestion pertaining to E.O.W.

    Please please keep all discussion in here, not in the weekly threads. Thanks

    Last edited by Form; October 13th, 2005 at 02:12 PM.
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    All I can say is that it sounds hot. I'm definitely interested, it should get me practicing more.

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    very good idea, you have my interest.

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    Also guys, this is the thread to start discussing any rules, or wishes you might have for the activity!! Discuss away!

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    official tip: watch the human rule!

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    neat - then we can use then in the Conceptart.Adventure project -
    when i free my ass... you can bet on me too.
    It will take .. a month though.

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    hahah! all environments MUST NOT LOOK LIKE A HUMAN, hehe

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    AHA! indeed oblio - - you read my mind! Hope to see you participating down the line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblio
    neat - then we can use then in the Conceptart.Adventure project
    this is a great idea...though there must be an official disclaimer, for using the artwork

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    did you said environments ?!? Yumm yumm. You can count on me too.

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    I'm looking forward to it, I also think there will be alot to learn from it.

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    This should be good for me. Im not too great at environs, so some friendly competition should be good practice.

    ...
    Uh how about a character design of the week thing too? Might be a bit much but it would be nice.

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    environment of the week would be really good for my practice in backgrounds so sign me up.
    For the rules there could be something like:
    - Do not show any animals or inhabitants of the enviroment unless it is required for the topic
    - Original architecture only
    - the setting of the environment

    Maybe a small description should be added when a certain topic is chosen.
    Example:
    Topic - Mysterious island
    Description - This island, with it's high peaks, is always surrounded by mist. Mystical smoke signs erupt from these peaks.
    Something like that.
    my €2 cents

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    possessed: i think the rule you suggest about not showing animals etc, should be more correctly expressed. Something like "the environment, and its elements of design, must be the focus of the illustration. Works with a focus on characters or creatures within the environment will not be accepted". That way if someone is painting a 'gigantic dragon lair' or some such, they can put creatures in.

    Also, on some occasions, figures (or at least the indication thereof) will be integral in establishing a sense of scale for the scene.

    Basically logic rules here - if the environment is poorly designed/boring and the characters are in dramatic poses - not accepted. Focus on the environment design. Criteria for a good environment - - i will try to get some professionals to summarise a list of points for voters to think about.

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    I'll get my asked kicked but I'd give it a go now and again.
    I also agree with form that the suggestion of figures in a piece is often used to show Scale.

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    excellent! *cackles and rubs his hands together*

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    looks like the support for this is overwhelming. ive spoken to a lot of people, and there should be some interesting surprises for you all in this activity, wink wink!!!

    I think i will start this tonight, if any of you have topic suggestions for round one, nows the time!!

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    Talking But But But!!

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    hahah! all environments MUST NOT LOOK LIKE A HUMAN, hehe
    Environment of the Week Discussion Thread
    Okay, y'all can hit me now...

    I'm in.


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    Oregano...you should be a lawyer or something like that

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    Ho yeah, I'm definitely interested. I love environment designs and I would love to get more practice with 'em.

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    topic suggestions:
    - underground mining facility
    - floating island
    - galactic prison
    - cityscape
    - enchanted forest
    - haunted swamp

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    I just had a thought - and I don't mean to steal any of Forms thunder here, becuase that's not it, but what if we started rotating the topics? For example;

    Week #1 COW
    Week #2 EOW
    Week #3 ChOW (assuming there's any real interest)

    My thought is that this will keep interest and allow for some versatility in subjects, plus be fun but this way none of the topics can really eclipse the other.

    Just a thought.

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    Coooool!
    I was actually thinking if there were going to be other weekly community activities.

    I would preffer a weekly charachter activity, but enviornments sound really interesting as well. Characters and enviornments are the two things I would like to participate in the most, as well as creature, so I'm in.

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    I'm definitely interested in participating

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    im in.

    rules are being made already i see. but before we exclude anyone lets talk about what the rules will accomplish. why are they there? whats the artistic purpose?

    why not just have guidlines and then let the voters have there will. If people think that focus has been pulled from the enviro to the creatures in it. Let them say so by voting differently. Also lets think of what Oregano said in the COW tread, lets use the winners like guidlines, and let the people decide who winns. i mean, you can have a picture with a char standing right in the middle and enviro behind,. It can still be accepted. That kind of factors often relate to eachother. It can accually feel more empty from people if you put in ONE than if you put in zero.

    also, i feel the suggested topics are a little well, boring. I would like to see us mix in colour demands and perspective views. (just putting up words for people to follow, they can choose to follow some of them and discard others.)

    blackandwhite castle
    red city dawn
    future japan from above
    fisheye alley
    blue traffic city
    ancient china midnight
    rain city neon
    wallstreet explosion
    harbor panorama
    sunlight temple from below


    what you think?

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    THE FIRST TOPIC IS UP!!

    Ok guys, all of your suggetsions are being taken into account

    oregano - running it on a rotational basis will unfortunately break the flow.. if someone is only interested in creatures, they have to wait for 3 weeks between topics... it loses the immediacy cow etc have at the moment, i think.

    tuchten: it is stated in the rules that characters and creatures are allowed in the concept. HOWEVER.. if the piece is seen to be relying on the chara/creature to be succesful, it will not be allowed. If the environment has no discernable unique design features as pertaining to the topic, it will not be allowed.

    I will be fairly logical and lenient on this, but it will be enforced to maintain a good level of quality.

    hopefully with the simultaneous running of the cow, eow and possible how, we shouldnt have too many dramas anyway.

    And now its time to paint!!

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    tuchten: No, actually I like possessed's ideas better, because they are more open to interpretation. "Haunted Swamp" is specific in topic but you are free to represent it any way you choose, from any angle, use whatever perspective you like, colors, mood, etc.

    future japan from above, or sunlight temple from below are already imposing limitations regarding the representation. Of course if this was a job that would be totally normal I guess, but I think its more fun just to set the theme and let everyone do it how they like.

    EDIT: if it was future japan, or sunlight temple, thats a different story. : P

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    broken and tuchten both have a valid point of view. I will try to choose topics which are open to interpretation, but also give direction. For instance the first topic, "The Titan Fortress", is specific in that it must be a fortress, and somehow convey 'titan', but it can be any time of day, any colour scheme, any time period etc.

    For another i might get specific with colour, but loosen up on other specifics, ie "Crimson Outpost".

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    i suck at enviros and quite frankly they scare the shit out of me. hopefully i can learn a lot from E.O.W. and maybe one day i'll drag myself kicking and screaming into the ring.

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