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E.O.W Round 21: VOTING THREAD
TOPIC: Breeding Grounds
Deadline For Voting: Saturday 6th May
Please vote for your personal favourite artwork from this round. Please remember that your vote should reflect an equal weight of aesthetic impact, adherance to the brief, and idea development.
Your votes will be public.
Please help strengthen the activity by leaving criticism for the artist you vote for, and for any other artworks you can manage!
2142: The Intrusanet Corp. is rapidly advancing in the field of genetic engineering. Hybrid cultures of Nantra-7 are succesfully hatched in the Hex-chambers before they become available as biomechanical working power for the terraforming project on Stigma C-24, the infamous “Poky Planet”. Combining recent ‘Alperon’ technology with traditional cloning techniques one of these hybrids developes a multitude of manpower. Chances are that Nantra-7 will also function as prison wards.
Source: Stigma C-24 – Data-Core, XHT-000467645-Z
'In 2157, as the terraforming of Mars was initiated, the first signs of life were discovered in the caves underneath Mt. Acidalia Colles.
Throughout the 23rd century, more than a hundred years later, the caves were still famous - as a great place for leisure fishing. The coveted
mercury redtail fish took to the caves every year to breed.'
Just off the coast of east Africa, south of the equator, a breeding laboratory has recently been founded by an anonymous bio-chemist. Construction began following a massive oil spill that was indirectly caused by a terroirst attack on an army base in Angola. The techniques of egg and whale fertalisation are unkown, but despite ethical concerns raised by certain
activists, the scientists are unquestionably dedicated to the continued preservation of marine life in the area. The animals are left to swim in any section of the ocean, but devices implanted during the clean up operation 'call' them to the mating pens when they are needed.
The giant saltwater oaks that dot the shallow Lunar Sea are an important breeding ground for several spices of migratory sea bird.
By the year 5000 all large birds are long extinct, this bran new aviary plant is cloning new ones.
It's the year 2549 and the world has just began recovering from the last world war. Because of many unnatural events a new breed of birds, the Co'caen bird's eggs have a power to heal the most severed wounds and grand visions of the future. Unfortunately, the Co'caen birds lay their eggs only in midst of the regrown amazon forests. Picking up the eggs is not a big deal at all, but the forest itself is filled with mutated beasts and dangers of the wild.
Ofcourse, anyone sane would never believe that bird egg's could grand visions of the future, but the eggs still manage to hold huge market value.
Humans have discovered some alien species down deep inside the earth(in some alien ship....soundz familiar) and because they are frozen from o long time humans have build some sort of laboratory to bring it back to life.
I hope to get this more finished but I am running out of time
On Alpha Dacor women are so scarce that they are pampered, shared and housed in elaborate building which are known as "Breeding grounds" a comunnal resource, the women choose their mates by interviewing them them in tha large open courtyard. The chosen one is then escorted to one of the surrounding private chambers. all of the children that are born in the commune are raised together with all the men on the planet responsibile for all the children.
The breeding pits of the evil Jeear provide them with the man power to continue thier assault on the universe. Each pit has an atmosphere in keeping with its occupants and a genetic birth tube combining both male and female attributes, when needed.
The breeders of Stedtfeld 40-AD were at all times famous for their fields of grains of all sorts. In view are the grounds covered with the rice-like Poppagi grain, that does not tolerate any umbrage or aridity. At least once in a week theres a notice about a new breed in the news.
Hideyoshi, pretty sweet design there. The only thing I'd like to see differently is more of a tie-in to the organic part of the concept (genetic hybrid, etc). I get the concept from the description and I see the sweet hexagonal chambers (reminds me of beehives) but maybe a holographic projection of what's inside, like a display monitor or something (for instance where those guys are standing and looking at a display already). Just something to suggest the bio-mechanical entity that's taking shape. For me that would really seal the deal, because if I saw this without any context I could also easily see a storage bay or weapons depot.
Last edited by gaijin; April 30th, 2006 at 01:57 AM.
Speculart, love your crisp rendering, especially the "hair."
hey guys, thx for all the nice comments and votes so far!
gaijin: yeah, good crit, thanks a lot!
I went with Dariz: liked the sketchy feel and paint quality along with design and depth.
yAdam was close 2nd.
Sept13, ohjay, speculart, Zeitwolf - good job!
Hideyoshi, voted for yours because I absolutely love the texture. This looks like natural media work, and I can't tell if it really is or not!
Thanks medusa2 and hideyoshi. Im voting for you, looks like its a walk over!
voted for Sept13. Also liked Hideyoshi and yAdams but just couldn't get behind the hi tech approach to this particular topic.
voted for yAdam, love the look of the lab - very Resident Evil-esque - and the concept is good.
voted Speculart, just too creepy
This is a beautiful environment. But, in my mind at least, “breeding ground” implies natural processes…. Like breeding, and ground (as in earth) maybe this is just my inability to think outside the box, I would vote for it as the best environment in an undefined category.
Ohjay- very painterly.. very red. The whole Mars thing….
yAdam—Again a great scene…. But I just can’t see the “ground” part “mating pens” yes. You and Hide are masters of perspective at least for this challenge
Brand_X this is more like what I think of when I hear the phrase. I’m having a little trouble with the tree anatomy. And you seem to have gotten a little carried away with the textures they seem a little isolated and not cohesive.
Michamachtlos- Im sorry, I just can’t make sense of this one. I think the blurriness of the render is getting in the way of what has the potential to be a really interesting scene
Sept13 I like this one a lot, it has the feel of a traditional painting, with a very lively quality. I think the composition could be a little stronger. You have a very strong focal point, with nothing in it.
Dariz- again I just can’t see the industrial approach to Breeding anything. It’s a great scene though
Chaos---this was never meant to go to poll. It was the mere germ of an Idea, perhaps I might even say..the Breeding ground, for an idea
Speculart- this is wonderfully creepy and hairy
Zeitwolf- it seems sort of flat and sterile, if they are coming up with all these different breeds, why do the fields all look precisely the same? I think this might be more interesting if it were … dirtied up a little…
Chaosrocks, there's only one sort of grain in view.That's the reason why it all looks the same Ever seen pictures of Iowa or Kansas where there's the same sort of grain for dozens of miles...
Last edited by Zeitwolf; May 2nd, 2006 at 12:53 PM.
+1 yadam. What brand improvement pills are you on man? Youve improved much in a short time, so kudos.
Would have voted hide, but it just came across a bit too generic, as hot as the render was. It would work in a movie as a breeding ground, cos wed know wat it was... but not as a solo, imo.
Good work tho man, lovely picy. Well done all.
Thanks Form! I voted for hideyoshi...Sept13 was better for looking at it in a literal sense, but I had a smile on my face reading the description for yours hideyoshi...I dont know why I should find it so funny, but the over the top use of sci fi words just made me laugh
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Haha, thx, yAdam! I have a thing for these kind of made-up sidestories with overly unusual terminology and such
Chaosrocks: thx for the crits!
From: thanks for the nod!