Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the largest art battle in the entire universe! I am proud to announce the rules and requirements for the seventh Thunderdome Competition.
Rule number one. There are no rules! This is a contest of great imagination. It is up to you to decide what you must do to defeat your nemesis! What will it take?? This is the free for all of free for all's.
You are on your own in this lonely world. A wanderer is what some might say upon sight of you. You are headed to the Thunderdome. Some of you follow the horns of battle pointed in your direction. Some of you are beating the low drums of war calling out for a great opponent. Your path leads here. You know that the only way to survive is to use all your powers and strengths for any hope of victory. You must survive! You will bring honor to your path win or lose. You will also know who it was you defeated or who defeated you in a one on one fight of everything you are capable of. No matter who wins or who does not, all of you will learn a wonderful amount of great things.
Challengers will use PM's or email to decide their path.
Do you want to do characters?
Do you want to do creatures?
Do you want to do robotics?
Do you want to do villians and heros?
Do you want to do environments?
Do you want to do vixens and virgins?
Do you want to do pirates?
It is you and your opponent who choose. Free will. Free thought.
Decide amongst yourselves. Submit your answers in this thread. Do not give away your strategy. Choose your rules, pick your subject matter and then battle to the finish!
CONTEST DEADLINE IS FEB 10th 2004. All final submissions must be submitted in the Thunderdome Seven FINAL IMAGES thread which will appear very soon.
All medias are welcome.
Judging will weigh in creativity, idea development, technique, presentation, and other factors.
IF YOU CANNOT DECIDE AMONGST YOURSELVES A TOPIC WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU BY ME, THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES! Simply send me a pm and I will decide for you!
DO NOT POST QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSIONS REGARDING RULES or other topics IN THIS THREAD. This thread is to be used only to announce the topic and guidelines you and your opponent agree upon.
Judges and further prize details will be announced very soon.
Break the DEAL, Spin the wheel! Much luck to you all!!
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stephen / jmascho:
Design a character with a vehicle in an environment, ready for battle. 50+ years into the future is the timeframe. Full color painting for final presentation.
Design a lonely character in a fully rendered scene using tradional media.
We have decided to go with Pirates.
One member of the crew of a post-apocalyptic pirate ship (plus environment). Rendered in digital color. Style and program are up to the individual.
We have decided on Fantasy Creature.
Can be traditional media and/or digital color, design what you would look like as a fantasy creature ie what your personality would translate into creature form.
- Ceremonial Gunboat -
Media of choice
-- playing: "Pikmin 3" and "World of Tanks"
-- reading: "Death of the Liberal Class" -Chris Hedges
O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible. - Pindar
The Love Interest
. The character may be male, female or other.
. The character must look like it is a love interest for the protaganist of a storyline.
. At least three pictures must be submited.
. Two showing the character in a simple pose. One must show the character from a front angle, one from the rear. The character must be clearly visable (no scenery). These are to be used for modelling reference. No flat orthographic views.
. One Masterpiece. This image must show the character in a setting, acting as they would ordinarily.
. Images must portray the emotion of the character. ie. show them in an appropriate pose with facial expression.
. Although any medium is allowed, it must be neat and clean. Therfore, no sketches on those three images.
. Extra images may be submited it wanted. These can just be sketches for ideas or close-ups.
Last edited by Aven; December 10th, 2003 at 05:35 PM.
.: I am a Middle Class Member :.
Capt.Harlock Vs. OLSEN
Character and creature design.
The year is 1150 in a parallel universe where insects rule the earth. The world shares the exact same history, the same religions and so on as ours, the only difference is that all the people and all the animals are insects, although the fact that people are insects should show in their cultural symbols and tools.
The task is to design a fully armored crusading knight, riding his best warbug.
A warbug is the insect version of a warhorse, and the crusading knight must of course not be human, since everything is insect. The armour can either be a natural part of the character, handmade plate, a combination, or whatever we want. The character must however be mounted on the warbug, ready to kick ass in the name of the one true God.
Any and all medias allowed, greyscale or color. Background is optional. No taglines or descriptive written text is allowed in the final images or posts.
Last edited by OLSEN; December 10th, 2003 at 10:15 AM.
Dez vs BoBo_the_seal
beauty and beast theme, digital, fantasy (non-futuristic). The beauty and beast must be worked into the same composition. The beauty must look as if she controls the beast in some manner. Pencil sketches can be used to start off the design.
metaphysiks vs. metalwinds
We have decided to do a fantasy/ future them where we must design at least one monster interacting ( engaging in battle for example ) with at least one humanesque character.
The characters must be in an environment and the final piece must be painted completely. the program used is up to the contestant.
thats about it, now to get to work on it.
"Let it BURN"
match: SaltyDog vs. brutenine
universe: A dark realm ruled by fear and chaos in which a pantheon of dark elder gods are worshipped.
topic: Elder gods!!!! We each secretly chose from a pool of 12 elder gods to do battle in the Thunderdome!
media: digital open: Any color scheme works
Jaku vs. Mcotie
Mythological creature created by human in the near (or far) future. It can be geneticaly created (jurasic park type) or mechanicaly created (animatronic or something like that).
It must look real and full of life.
It can´t look like a magical creature for example, like a balrog (made of fire) but it can spit fire because it´s technicaly posible to do it.
No limitations on the media.
At least one full rendered picture must be done.
ok, me and lavhoes are gonna battle it to the bitter end!!!
and the rules are:
-non-human warrior (can be humaniod (like an orc))-
-any amount of arms/legs-
-no background (except maybe 1/2 colours), just the warrior-
-only 1 normal, main pose. at least 1 typical stance. and at least 2 close ups of details or other features/info-
-the main pose must be a finished piece and be full boddied (no croping), the others can be sketches and be cropped if needed-
-must have at least one weapon, big or small. plus a concept of that weapon-
-the main pose must be a full colour rendering. the other are optional-
-any media can be used-
if i remember anything else, i'll edit this post.
ok...LETS GET READY TO RUUUMMBBLLLLLLLLLLLE!!
good luck everyone.
Last edited by cartoonfox; December 10th, 2003 at 02:29 PM.
It's a battle of Buds. East Coast Vs. West Coast. Fo’ shizlle mi nizzle
Create a World based off of this description:
"It is world unimaginably large and vastly uncharted full of creatures both wondrous and monstrous. On the only "civilized" and explored continent, a Circle of 8 "rulers" keep the population firmly under control. Lest they discover the secret that they have feared since time began.
-We each have 3 sketch pages of 8.5x11 to convey the world. Depict the elements you feel are the most important to represent your world.
-These pages don't have to be "physical" sketch pages; they can be scanned in and pieced together in Photoshop. The deal is you can't use more space than 8.5x11.
-Taking the elements from the sketch pages you must then create a color digital painting of the most important elements of the sketch pages. Is it the hero, is it the environments, or is it the creatures that best depict your world...maybe all of the above.
-The nature behind this concept is to fully develop an idea; it is broad enough to allow enough creativity without getting to out of control. Since we are deciding what goes into the concept we can put what we feel belongs there, as little or as much as we like.
-The sketch pages can contain as little or as much info as we like. It can include small 1-5 line written notes next to the elements on the page.
-The color concept/Illustration can be any size, any format (widescreen, vertical, poster etc.), and any medium.
-The sketches pages can only be pencil, colored pencil, marker, and Ink (Coro Sytle...WoRD).
-Any genre, any time setting
Last edited by Wizard of KOZ; December 10th, 2003 at 08:52 PM.
magira VS nacho...
theme: gargoyles :evilbat:
media: open choice
Character/rider design for battle. MUST incorporate Bio and Tech, or both. (i.e. Robot on a Chicken or an Elf on a cyborg Rhino)
Medium is open for any style or type.
Good Luck to my opponent and all!
Time to stop thinking, start drinking and put the ink to the paper!:beer:
To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
Ion vs. pHargrave
st_sleek VS. silvir
A Character (male or female, dosn't matter)
Lives in the woods, by him/herself.
Creates things(mechs, zombies, creatures, whatever)
Unleashes his army of creations to rule the woods.
Traditional (pencils, paints, pens, ect.)
Concept sketchs/roughs are encouraged but should not be affecting the judge's decision.
This'll be fun.
we will be doing a sci-fi enviroment of our choice, final render will be done in photoshop....note markers may also be part of the final render
Last edited by gasmask; December 10th, 2003 at 11:12 PM.
Match: roger vs xia
Theme: SteamPunk cyborg mercenary (male or female) in a destructive futuristc victorian or art nouveau environment and whatever machinery he or she can use.
Media: free choice, at least one color piece.
Character(s) - demigods of the digital realm. Those little gremlins/saints that live in our computers that make things work or not work.
Any media can be used. Final submission will include concept collage of character(s) and a finished illustration with the character(s) in an environment.
Wazzz vs nBT:
Lords of Creation
- show one or more godlike figures in the process of creation -
KOYAANISQATSI (From The Hopi Language)
1. Crazy Life.
2. Life In Turmoil.
3. Life Disintegrating.
4. Life Out Of Balance.
5. A State Of Life That Calls For Another Way Of Living.
6. Greatest Movie Ever Made.
littlemac vs Lightbrownboy
Battle: Character + Environment
Weapons of Choice: Any medium, at least 1 color piece
Theme: The time is 2200, you are a royal guard expelled from the service of protecting the ruler of your kingdom. Whilst in exile, you roam the kingdom, which has now become filled with chaos and ruins because your lord has been assasinated and an evil ruler has now siezed power, your best friend and fellow commander of the guard. You must find a way to sneak back into the kingdom and kill this new evil.
Character can be male/female, human/humanoid.
Environment can be the kingdom the royal guard is trying to sneak into, the wastelands and ruins of the kingdom or the passages, secret ways, used to sneak into the home of the new evil lord.
Match: DraigAthar vs. Xpressions
Theme: Desert-borne beast of burden w/ rider
"I dream for a living."
- Steven Spielberg
samurai(scottg) vs. ninja(imager777)
at least one pencil and one color(Any media) piece
Pvrhye vs Seung Ho.
(See also David vs Goliath)
TOPIC: Steam Punk
1. A character design for a steampunk world
2. Open media
3. Steampunk setting must be apparent. At least one piece of steampowered technology must be prescent
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