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December 4th, 2005 #1
CHOW #007 - WWII North African Italian Infantry Soldier
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December 4th, 2005 #3
Yea I think I have to agree with dariocoelho...now if you put a racial (alternative world) spin on it, it would fly...think rabbits with stens...
December 4th, 2005 #4
I love this contraint. Why? Because when we'll be working, they're sometimes wont be a fuck'n word we'll have to say on how we should do a character. Take any historical warfare video games or movies, for example. Sure they are some that are plainly wacky but sometimes they are some that has to respect some historical criterias.
Thanks for the challenge!
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December 4th, 2005 #6
historical war games are big sellers. they usually want the concept artists to combine specific pieces of reference into an accurate depiction and then put that costume on someone that looks like a real person. cookie-cutter soldiers aren't as interesting as soldiers that look like individuals. you also need to make certain you're not mixing officer's equipment with that of a fresh recruit's.
December 4th, 2005 #7Originally Posted by neoknocker
edit: ok, sorry for discussing this, i just had problems with figuring out whats the goal in this topic.
thanks to bwkeough, you cleaned out my beerfilled weekendsuffered brain.
December 4th, 2005 #8
If you cant stand the heat stay out of the kitchen.
The job of a concept artist/illustrator means, in the most practical way, that you will have to take jobs that aren't always what you would choose. (I am presuming here that you dont all have rich parents willing to support you all your lives). Useing your creativity to present a fresh take on an old subject is just one way to prove your maturity.
I'll have a go cause it is a good subject. I cant belive youre all baulking at doing war pics.
Last edited by RobHughes; December 4th, 2005 at 04:19 PM.Brutal crits for today,
regrets for tomorrow
December 4th, 2005 #9
December 4th, 2005 #10Originally Posted by dariocoelho
Character descriptions vary wildly - especially in a lot of the card art that I've done. What you've got here is a typical example of an actual character illustration. The name is the description. Go wild with it, but keep it accurate to the period. Do some research.
December 4th, 2005 #11
This topic is not as bad as it seems. We are still creating a fictional character, unless someone has a photograph of an actual relative, which would be cool. This is a really good topic, the same as painting a historic Viking character or a legionaire of the Roman Empire. I think doing a bit of research to paint a historic WWII character is part of the fun and creative process, and it is still painting a Character of the Week.
I view history as something that happened only yesterday. It wasn't in black and white, but in everyday color, and this Italian Infantry character would look just as real and interesting as one of today's. History flows, and good artists keep it alive and fresh. My entry will be as accurate and interesting as possible.
December 4th, 2005 #12
There's still plenty of room for creativity. The setting, the atmosphere, the actions of the person(s), or even African urban architecture. Sure this is Character design, but character design plays on those things.
I wish I can participate but 5 finals coming up... Not nearly ready.
December 4th, 2005 #13
dariocoelho Just viseted your sketchbook. You have great imagination and skill with line. I'm looking forward to seeing your entry.
RobBrutal crits for today,
regrets for tomorrow
December 4th, 2005 #14
one thing I forgot to mention: the appearance of a veteran soldier in the field is usually a far cry from what the government uniform rules book requires. try to find phot ref that shows men in action, not on the parade ground. Rob posted some good links for that.
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Im confused about what type of game this is going to be for. On one hand it could be for a fighting game which would allow for more freedom in the design, but if its for a game like Medal of Honor it would be an acurate design. Or is it for a game at all??
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