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Buckminster076
02-17-2008, 11:05 AM
I've been looking forward to this challenge. Looks to be a lot of fun!

-I.

Buckminster076
02-18-2008, 10:30 PM
Working on brainstorming sketches now and have hammered out my character's origin:

Name: Kierkeguard
Race: Human
Class: Clericon
Artifact Weapon: Two-handed long sword - Air/Lightning

Kierkeguard's home land unexpectedly became the host to a wormhole, sacked by invading metal creatures, and her birth family kidnapped. She was then saved and raised by an ancient-magical race that was dying out due to the fading effects of the "ultimate weapon". Due to their impending extinction they wanted to pass on their magical knowledge, so they entrusted Kierkeguard with their treasured heirloom(an Artifact sword). That heirloom was a holy object to them, but because of Kierkeguard's flesh and blood form, she is able to unlock it's vast Artifact powers. The ancient-magical race trained her as a Clericon, and before thier time was up, they entrusted her to noble nomads. So, Keirkeguard has issues and can become quite angsty!

She now serves as a type of uber-powerful combat medic. She typically flies up to a wounded ally, uses powerful hurricane strength winds to push enemies back, and has lighting attacks for defense, as she heals her teammates. Another of her signature moves is to use strong winds to pin an enemy up against a wall/ground while she uses a spell, from her artifact , to dramatically reduce their defense which enables her teammates to attack and decimate.

She travels with different war units, through various wormholes, as a combat healer and uses the expansive travel through different worlds to search for her original family, fight for her planet, and get revenge against the metal creatures!

-I.

Gune
02-19-2008, 01:15 PM
nice story...
hope to see the first scetches soon!
all the best

System404
02-19-2008, 02:27 PM
I second the cool story, can't wait for sketches!

Buckminster076
02-19-2008, 06:26 PM
Gune and System404 - Thanks for the encouragement. Any feedback on the sketches is appreciated.

Here's my first batch of brainstorm sketches. Now that I've got a rough direction I'm going to step back and focus on silhouette value.
-I.
http://buckminster076.com/Kierkeguard_sketches_1.jpg

Art2
02-20-2008, 07:37 AM
yeah, cool story.

That is one sexy sketch!
First small thing that caught my eye is that her sword handle is a bit too thin.
I love the hair in the full body sketch, also the hair on the tiny thumb.
An idea is to give her a staff (also for whacking :) ) instead of a sword.
That could emphasize her being a healer type.

Bluefley
02-20-2008, 07:50 AM
looking good so far bro!

JediHindu
02-21-2008, 02:47 PM
Looking good, lots of energy! I like the cool cylindrical hip pack thing she has.
I'd push the air lightning theme a bit more. Add more whispyness to her armor, and whether you go with a staff or a sword... make it look less heavy. Think of a slim maneuverable Chinese sword rather than a rigid broadsword.

-Vin

SashaP
02-23-2008, 08:30 AM
I adore your style and her design! Can't wait to see it finished! Excellent

Gune
02-23-2008, 08:51 AM
really great!!! only crit is the frontal looking head is a bit to much man like, just my opinion... but the rest looking really promising!!

KP
02-25-2008, 07:23 PM
not much to say from me, the story is nice and the character is looking good. Overall its appealing and fun!

kukut27
02-29-2008, 03:47 AM
lovely drawing u have there:) especially her face expression.

Dominance war III (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=234&t=599033)-->my entry

SheriffNotic
02-29-2008, 04:06 AM
Nice concept, I like the details. The head dress is really cute, I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

BenEoff
02-29-2008, 05:17 AM
Man, I wish we could model off of concepts! This is reminding me a bit of Frezzato's work on the Maser series. If you aren't familiar, you should be. Keep it up, can't wait to see more.

YongWei
03-01-2008, 01:00 AM
Another great stuff in CGtalk
looking forward to your update


-DW3- (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=234&t=599361)

cyberarts
03-01-2008, 01:20 AM
Good work so far. I lke your drawing style...:)


Good luck!!!:thumbsup:

Buckminster076
03-03-2008, 12:04 AM
Art2, Bluefley, JediHindu, SashaP, Gune, KP, kukut27, SheriffNotic, BenEoff, YongWei, and cyberarts thanks for the comments. :D

Starting to nail down some shapes I like with thumbnail sketches. Adding in some post-apocalptic gear to help the design not get stuck with a purely fantasy feel. I want there to be a bunch of utilitarian details in her armor/clothes while having an overall fun sword n' sorcery fantasy shape. Also playing with varied artifact weapons. Now I'm going to mix and match the different aspects I like, streamline the shapes to solidify her, and also focus on the facial characteristics.
-I
http://buckminster076.com/Kierkeguard_sketches_2.jpg

skullface
03-03-2008, 12:25 AM
i love 1, 9, 20, 24 and 30!

ColdKodiak
03-03-2008, 01:15 AM
26 and 25.

Btw, really dig your drawing style!
Also have to give you props for putting out 30 quality thumbs like that...

KP
03-03-2008, 03:23 AM
1, 24, 8, 25. I dig them a bunch. But yeah I agree with the others in saying that your work is very insperational. I checked your blog out, awesome stuff there as well.

Art2
03-03-2008, 06:34 AM
I like 1 to 30.

hope that helps...

:D

XP-58
03-03-2008, 11:06 AM
I'm overwhelmed by the amount of thumbnails and their quality :eek:

I like 3 (especially for the head part), 5, 14, 9, 22

BloodTaster
03-03-2008, 01:17 PM
great stuff man! I'll be watching

walrus
03-03-2008, 01:35 PM
Great sketches so far! Some of them feel a bit like they're tending towards the techno, which I imagine you would want to avoid. For example, the headpieces in #17, 24, and 25. I like the headpieces on #9 and 11 because they cut an interesting silhouette, but 21 is nice just 'cause I like the goggles, which really say post-apocalyptic well.

As for clothing, I like #6, 18, #20, and #25. #8 too if you covered up her cleavage. Generally, myself, I like the ones that are functional without being too blatantly revealing (and impractical in battle) - Either do the scantily-clad maiden thing and strip her down to a bikini, or give her something functional with not all that much skin showing... in my opinion. :) Anyhow, great pics so far, looking forward to seeing where you go with 'em!

naitgrey
03-03-2008, 03:28 PM
Hey, gotta agree with the drawing style, really nice!

Think that some of the designs are tending towards a powersword look but if you can get maybe more of a 'crafted' look to it instead, i reckon you're on your way to an awesome concept!

you got any ideas for poses yet!?

Brutikong
03-03-2008, 08:22 PM
very very nice.. I like them all.. except maybe 13... Sorry can't be more help than that.

JokerMax
03-03-2008, 08:28 PM
17 and 25. Great start!
2BenEoff - agree, i wish i could model of those

saint-max
03-03-2008, 08:44 PM
respect ... @_@ really good and wating to see some more :scream:

SirMitchell
03-04-2008, 07:08 AM
good work with the thumbs isaac! A lot of great options. I think I like 5 the best though! it has some of the more unique shapes, as compared to the rest.

JediHindu
03-04-2008, 02:44 PM
Nice work Isaac!
Let's see.... hmmm...
I like:
6, 8, 9, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 29. Usually I'm for the more functional less "bikini with armor" style of fantasy. You can still make a sexy character without showing skin. Sometimes "sexiness" is from the pose, the face, and the general attitude rather than the titillation of seeing cleavage etc.

But there's still something to be said for just fun character designs that don't have to be "functional". So either way I think will work!

I'd say my least favorites are:
1, 12, and 13...

But really they're all great designs! Can't wait to see the progression!

DDS
03-04-2008, 02:55 PM
wow u are really efficient, no wonder a Senior in Raven.

Which btw, so many ppl from Raven are replying and participating, awesome!

SprayNation
03-06-2008, 03:38 AM
Great dump of sketches Isaac! They are so fluid and they look great together on a page. 9, 11, and 17 are my favorite :). Keep it up dude!

Loukor
03-06-2008, 04:06 AM
Holy.. ****, that is alot of top notch sketches right there. I can't decide... but all of those sketches look very sexy, cheers.

IanMcQue
03-07-2008, 12:25 PM
Well, they're all superb. Your line work is outstanding. If i had to plump for one above the others, i think i'd go for 19 - something really scarab-like about her armour.

Can't wait to see more of this, good luck!

superpauloitalo
03-07-2008, 12:40 PM
Fantastic! Subscribed.

Buckminster076
03-10-2008, 05:18 PM
Thanks for the comments all. :)
Here are some concept sketches for Kierkeguard's artifact weapon. I've decided to stick with a two-handed sword.
-I.

http://www.buckminster076.com/Kierkeguard_sketches_3.jpg

saint-max
03-10-2008, 05:26 PM
Really interesting :scream: I liked the last three set of swords more mechanical look and kind of tell the story of 1000 year after the technology is gone ... liked the way they function:wise:

kukut27
03-10-2008, 06:24 PM
Nice swords! love the 2nd and the 6th, has interesting design and gimmick to it=)

KP
03-10-2008, 06:48 PM
I like the function of the sixth one but I also like the look of the second blade. Except the handle on the second one feels a little to thin. Nice concepts and linework :D

miscik
03-10-2008, 10:57 PM
Nice try Buckster, but she could use a bit more Cyber! like some chrome breasts.

Dude! That's a great idea! I'm gonna go home now and airbrush my bumper cars!

Do you still go to drawing group?

jbradford
03-13-2008, 12:25 AM
Sweet stuff Isaac! Your avatar is cracking me up :)

rawwad
03-13-2008, 04:06 PM
Wow, the girl thumbnails are so great, love designs very much, most I like number 8, that one is awesome. Good luck!

Buckminster076
03-24-2008, 11:26 AM
saint-max, kukut27, KP,and rawwad - Thanks for the comments. I've decided on sword #6 because the nod-to-tech levers and overall shape.
misik - haven't been recently. Have you made the epic sojourn from Fortress-Misik? :shrug:
jbradford - Thanks! :cool:
-I.

Buckminster076
03-24-2008, 11:27 AM
Here are the narrowed down concept sketches for Kierkeguard's armor, clothes, and headdress.
-I.
http://www.buckminster076.com/Kierkeguard_sketches_4.jpg

kukut27
03-24-2008, 05:25 PM
we're 2 weeks away from final, and you still nailed down that much? Good Job dude,I love 2,4,5 but 2 probably the most, since I love her hair-dos=) Maybe I missed this, but where are you gonna put our team insignia? just a reminder.Keep the good job!

JediHindu
03-25-2008, 12:25 PM
Nice designs Isaac!
I'd say I like #1 with the hairstyle/ headress of #6!
-Vin

Buckminster076
04-13-2008, 06:51 AM
These were WIP for the winning pose shot, the initial sketch and pencils:

http://www.buckminster076.com/Kierkeguard_WIP_WP_sketch.jpg

http://www.buckminster076.com/Kierkeguard_WIP_WP_pencils.jpg

-I.

Buckminster076
04-13-2008, 06:59 AM
Submitted images I uploaded Saturday:

http://www.buckminster076.com/Kierkeguard_Winning_Pose_shot.jpg

http://www.buckminster076.com/Kierkeguard_Modeling_sheet.jpg

http://www.buckminster076.com/Kierkeguard_Concept_Sheet.jpg

-I.

The Flork
04-13-2008, 07:12 AM
sweet dude! she looks great!

nathanmckenna
04-13-2008, 07:33 PM
dangerous AND sexy - i like it!

BloodTaster
04-13-2008, 10:23 PM
Man, thats great! The winning pose is awesome and the other sheet are great too, nice details. Congratulations, I love it!

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