E.O.W. - #019: Cradle of Life
Cradle of Life
You MUST include a description or backstory this round, or your image wont be taken to poll. Good luck!
Friday, 24th March 2006 6PM GMT
Last edited by Red_Rook; March 18th, 2006 at 06:19 AM.
You might want to change the deadline date
Otherwise awesome topic
Im in.....too many ideas......auuughg!
nice, I'm in. I'm still mad I missed the last one. But I'm happy with my IDofW, so I'll just make more of an effort to do both this time.
ok so a quick brain storm before I go to sleep. If I find the time, I'm thinking:
A pit, crater, or some ruined ground
A ray of light
Abandoned buildings, broken fences
The vision exists, now to render. (Argh, the hard part).
artiphats the "cradle of life" is generally accepted as the spot of homosapiens genesis, the oldest peoples where life started.
Red Rook, thanks for letting me know. My idea was basically an environment where there is destruction and vandalism all around. In the center of this chaos are the remains of a crib, where a beam of light is shining out of the clouds and at that very spot a flower grows. If the topic has to revolve around the Homo-Sapien idea, maybe my take on it could be the same but I could substitute the flower for something else relating to a people starting new in the aftermath.
My first thought when I saw the topic was in fact some genesis, garden of eden enviro, but then I really thought that I would like to take the concept somewhere else. Genesis is about a beginning, it is my belief that Homo-Sapiens are the result of the evolution AND genetic mixing of beings both less than and greater than ourselves. Think "Homo-Erectus" + "The Gods".
Not trying to start any long religious conversation here, but if I do go in the direction I have stated (again losing the flower), will I be totally off? I mean, Genesis / Cradle of life does not have to mean a beginning from nothing, or a very first time. I'm thinking more, "new-beginning", emerging again new out of destruction.
Any thoughts are welcome as I am still in sketching stage anyway.
I was thinking of primordial goo...myself.... life as in life rather than life as in Humans. I guess we are all going in different directions...could be a fountain of youth kinda thing too... or even a treasure. exciting to see the different ideas forming
I understand theres a refernce here to LaraCroft..I dunno. one to be avoided I guess
Chaos Rocks......and then there is Life?
ah, ok, then back to my flower idea I go, lol. Thanks again Red_Rook.
Chaosrocks... primordial goo you say, I like it already!
uhh the tomb raider movies just nabbed a popular idea, lets be creative and not make a reference to em But its a good example, i mean its a very liberal interpretation of it. You guys might wanna remember its an environment just keep that in mind. and build something neat around it Also the cradle of life is generally thought to be a place in africa, the origin of species so i can imagine some weird deep african jungle where the most primitive ancient life forms still rule in some isolated river basin or something, or some ancient ruins of some culture that existed looong before any mesopotamians, atleast those where my first ideas
ah more of a cradle of Humanity, or cradle of civilization..... I thought of hotsprings and blorping mud amoebas and stuff..lots of mist and fog accompanied by torrential rain and early morning volcanos ,,wish I had time to do this but Im off to NYC tomorrow early
I only brought up tomb raider so we could reject it....
I like the post-apocalyptic direction....cradle of life is a bomb shelter....
anxious to see what emerges
Here's mine.. I just went with the first thing that popped into my head, cause your guys' posts were confusing...
I picture it as a sacred place in some small world where the Gods first created Man (in a fantasy/mythological setting).
I think i'm the first person in EoW to use lines in a submission :E
Dude stop playing and finish it this is hot!
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Nicely painted Tyranx, as always.
Here is mine. I was sitting on the…., a never mind. I know it’s profanation but couldn’t resist.
Red_Rook, I hope you will not ban me on this forum
This ended up being more of an expirement with Barontieri's brushes, and a fun speed paint to try and put some style into my vision more than anything else. Here goes.
The world couldn't sustain the fallout in the aftermath of a 4th world war. Mankind, never reaching its technology cap, has all but destroyed itself. Only the small percentage of people who were able to get deep underground survived, and only in the last decade have any of them started to surface again, with hopes to rebuild. In the middle of what was once a warzone, and before that a crouded city, are the remains of a nursery. Sun rays piercing dark clouds shine on a flower that somehow has managed to grow. To those who see it, it represents the beginning of a new world. It has been decided that this is the spot civilization will rebuild from.
Last edited by artiphats; March 30th, 2006 at 06:03 AM.
damn tyranx this is so awesome *o* !
Thx for the comments guys,
Ugh this Oblivion game has got me HoOKED! why does it have to be so damn good!? you guys should check it out: http://www.theelderscrolls.com
Maybe you'll get hooked too, then no one will get anything done lol
Oblivion is cool, so are the lovely pictures in this thread of course...
But, just to side track, ElderScrolls iv; Oblivion is the sixth game and yet it is the fourth...hhhmmnnn,
4th to allow any race+calss maybe...
i've gotten oblivion on order. arrived in a post but have to go pick it up from teh depot tommorow morning. Not goign to bother with EOW the next few weeks! whoopee!
man, only what, 3 entries? I guess everyone got caught up in CHOW and COW this week. Or is Oblivion really stealing everyone's time these days? Either way, I hope there are more votes than there were entries.
been out of town
deadlines fell awkward for me this time
i love eow
it is the closest to what I really do
oblivion? what's that?
Oblivion is the new Elder Scrolls PC / XBOX 360 RPG. I hear it's pretty good.