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Kirt
11-10-2010, 03:19 AM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/kirtstanke/CGTalk%20FL/sm_dw5_logo_fire.png

General Information

To avoid repeating all of the rules here on CGSociety, please refer to the official rules on the Dominance War V site (http://www.dominancewar.com/2010/preliminary/en_rules.php). I've repeated the section below that applies specifically to the Concept Art challenge. This thread is where you will post all of your WIP images for the Pre-DomWar V Concept Art challenge. Do not create an individual thread for your WIPs. I will remove any that appear in this forum.

Please visit the FAQ thread if you have any questions. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=322&t=933761)

Concept Art Rules

You have 4 weeks to finish with the following specs:
Create a full color concept piece that contains Two of the characters classes (character classes are found here (http://www.dominancewar.com/2010/preliminary/en_rules.php)). Bare in mind, this is a game art challenge, so your concept should be a game concept art design. The character you create should look like they can somehow be transfered to a low polygon budget MMO 3d character.
Your two depicted characters can be side by side partners, or enemies who are bent on destroying each other. They can be standing idle, fighting, doing a dynamic pose for the camera, it's really up to you.
Action poses are fine, as long as most of both bodies can be seen. If multiple characters are created in your image, example, a fighting scene is occurring, then there should be a clear emphasis on who your main two character in the concept are.
Important: Your entry must include your team's logo emblem, or colors, or both, on one or both of your character's skin, gear, clothing or weapons. If logo, it must be visible on your character(s). If colors, your character(s) should posses obvious clothing tones of your chosen team. For logos and colors, visit - Here (http://www.dominancewar.com/2010/en/logos.php)
Your single image must show 90% of both characters' bodies. It would be a bad idea to hide half their bodies behind a wall, a door, in a hole, etc. If one leg is hidden behind a horse or mount, it is fine. Creating a top view of a character so that mostly his/her face is seen, is not a great idea for this challenge.

PRE-DOMWAR V DEADLINE:
11:59 p.m Eastern Time, Monday, December 6th, 2010

DeathMetalDan
11-11-2010, 07:39 PM
Will be joining this one! I'm excited to see everyone's process and submissions. :-)

Gyorkland
11-11-2010, 08:52 PM
Nobody yet?, really,I didnīt wanted to be the first one but here we go, I am actually at work but had some free time early and started to sketch this, the idea is a General detonating a bomb that he previously planted on the neck of a corrupted dude while running to take cover or whatever, Iīll check the anatomy and perspective later, for now I just want to know what do you think of the idea.
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7062/maybef.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/maybef.jpg/)

Marat-Ars
11-11-2010, 09:32 PM
hey, man! Awesome composition! Glad to see u here :) GL

Gyorkland
11-11-2010, 09:37 PM
Thanks for stopping by man! ar you participating in the warm up? if the answer is yes whatīs your team so I can go and check your work.

BaronImpossible
11-11-2010, 10:10 PM
I wouldn't want to be first either :) Looking good, make sure you show enough of each character because remember it's concept art and not straight illustration. I'm definitely taking part, just got some jobs to clear up first. Certainly by next week I'll be started on this. /trashtalk And the other teams should be trembling, because this year they don't stand a chance /trashtalk

jsn
11-12-2010, 12:47 AM
Count me in!!!

All the best to everyone!

jsn
11-12-2010, 03:44 AM
One question! Posting here saying we want in, does that make it official, or do we need to register somewhere else?
Will post my first wip soon!

BaronImpossible
11-12-2010, 09:51 AM
I think you join a team when you post your first WIP.

jsn
11-12-2010, 10:13 AM
Thanks BaronImpossible!

Where is everybody?

yakonusuke
11-12-2010, 11:40 AM
I think I won't join the challenge this time...but follow your progress and cheer for you, guys! Go, Team CGS! :)

jsn
11-12-2010, 12:13 PM
Need some good cheering yakonusuke!!!

Here's my first for the War General! I'm trying to get over my idea of the reality in the distant future. This guy isn't very strikingly powerfully looking, however, he possesses all the skills in the description, and a digital jacket loaded with small but powerful explosives. Will light it up when coloured!
I'd like to know wot you guyz and galz think, but please consider this, I'd like to stay original in my idea, and can't really go the magical fantasy style for this war general dude, not yet anyway.
Will read your ideas and comments and will add wot I think sounds cool or useful.

For my other character, I'm thinkin Technomage or Corrupted, and this character will join forces with the War General. Kind of a wicked balance of power :-)

jsn
11-12-2010, 12:20 PM
Is it ok to post attachments like that, here?

Gyorkland- looking cool! I'm thinkin you'd have to put a lot of work into an action concept image to get it lookin powerfully completed! Lookin forward to your next post!

Gyorkland
11-12-2010, 01:28 PM
I wouldn't want to be first either :) Looking good, make sure you show enough of each character because remember it's concept art and not straight illustration. I'm definitely taking part, just got some jobs to clear up first. Certainly by next week I'll be started on this. /trashtalk And the other teams should be trembling, because this year they don't stand a chance /trashtalk
thanks man, yeah!! go CGS!!
am I not showing enough you think? cause that was one of my main concerns specially the corrupted, should I show more of his right leg or his left arm or maybe both?what would you suggest, what would be better for the composition BaronImpossible? looking at your work I know you are the perfect person to ask this thanks.

jsn: thanks man, looking forward for your work too hey I think you should go with the technomage,I think the corrupted + general is going to be very popular so you might wanna stand out, its kind of late for me, anyway remenber is a post apocalytical futureI think you should work more on the clothe adding some futuristic details or something maybe a more fancy weapon also, I am digging his look and the sword he looks pissed off

BaronImpossible
11-12-2010, 03:48 PM
I think you just need to expand the borders a little bit. Right now part of the creature's gun, part of his arm and leg are off-screen, so we don't know what they look like. I don't see a problem with the positioning of the characters.

Haven't decided which characters to do yet. I'll probably doodle some ideas over the next few days and post them up, although I'm tending towards technomage and shadow because as you say I think most people will be doing the general and the corrupted.

Gyorkland
11-12-2010, 04:15 PM
Thank man, I will expand the borders, and will update my entry on monday
Itīs feeling kind of lonely around here where is everybody? I,ve seen the other forums and they have more than 4 pages already, you better upload something awesome fast BaronImpossible to see if the people wake up.

BaronImpossible
11-12-2010, 04:18 PM
Just messing around with ideas. Here's something that could turn into a technomage, I suppose.

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2518/ideaskullthing.jpg

Yeah, not many 2D artists around here. Maybe they're hibernating.

Gyorkland
11-12-2010, 04:37 PM
Thatīs what I am talking about!
donīt know but maybe if DW was featured in the frontpage more people would join.

Ferx
11-12-2010, 07:37 PM
Cool that Dominace war stared yet :D hope to see more people in this pre-war stage :D

Gyorkland - nice concept , like the design on your characters. Good luck and Cheers!!!

JSN - Cool character, really powerful eyes, nice expression :D

Simon - Really great to see you in this challenge and totally cool character!! Cheers!! :D


Hope to have time to join to this pre-war (first I need to read instructions and rules at least :)

Good luck to all :)

abiLity
11-13-2010, 08:39 AM
Hi guys,
nice work so far, I'll join the challenge as fast as i can! :x
@work

jsn
11-13-2010, 12:40 PM
Gyorkland- thanks man!
BaronImpossible- very cool!
Ferx- thanks! Lookin forward to your posts!

Everyone must be busy!, or at another forum?, but that's ok isn't it?

I've shrunk his head to make him look bigger, added some digi stuff to his jacket, digi-displays, detachable mobile pc(smart phone), bigger beard, other...
..anyway, not that happy with it, need more ideas, need more happy mistakes :-)
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar012.jpg
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar013.jpg

rawwad
11-13-2010, 03:10 PM
Here is something from my idea, Dontīt ask me whatīs that, I donīt know it too :D but it should fit for war general, i think.
As always I have tons of other work to do, so I am not sure if Iīll find lot of time for this one, but definitely wanna join main challenge

BaronImpossible: Nice too see ya again in Challenge, looking foward on your stuff, nice start btw :)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oDZwk6r5oBk/TN63xhuq_mI/AAAAAAAAAHA/W7pFJUCUcj0/s1600/rawwad_dw5mini_sketch01.jpg

jsn
11-13-2010, 03:38 PM
rawwad- lookin good!

I'm trying out new suits, liking this one!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar03.jpg

BaronImpossible
11-13-2010, 03:39 PM
Gyorkland - I think more will join for the main challenge, this is just a warm-up really

Ferx - Hey there, hope you'll have time to join, should be fun :)

jsn - I'd be tempted to go more with a certain theme, either hi-tech or guns or swords / cutting weapons. Just a thought :)

rawwad - Hi, good to see you! That's a great concept, like a nightmare chess piece. Hope you have time to join both challenges.

ChrRambow
11-13-2010, 06:02 PM
@rawwad: Absolute Great start! I like the shapes a lot.

@jsn: thats a scary looking guy! I like the new pose.

EsoiHellsun
11-13-2010, 06:52 PM
@ jsn, when I look at your concept, I can't help but think about a beefed up war version of Grigori Rasputin. Really intimidating!




If you don't know him, look him up, the legends about him might give some inspiration :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Rasputin


@ rawwad, for me that's already one of the strongest concepts I've seen for this mini, on all forums...

keep up the good stuff!

RicoD
11-13-2010, 08:03 PM
This is so cool! I see you guys got a head start already. Nice job so far Gyorkland, jsn, BaronImpossible & rawwad! :thumbsup:

BaronImpossible
11-13-2010, 08:38 PM
Just a quick one, missus. It was only when I'd done it I realised I'm not going to do a general, but still. All good practice.
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/2624/oopsgeneral.jpg

Mercenary-Artist
11-14-2010, 12:46 AM
Ok, heres my first pass,

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/317/3/9/pre_dominancewar_v_wip1_by_mercenary_artist-d32shsn.png

First pass 2Hours
Video Progression> link (http://youtu.be/X2gOAfp5Hn4)

Critique Appreciated!

stridiggio
11-14-2010, 01:33 AM
Great start Gentlemen, I like the ideas of eachone, this will be great to watch out.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6SMp5uuYlZo/TN9IcPuZY9I/AAAAAAAAEnw/yhc7DmZ9D94/s1600/DW5-pre.jpg

denis-artist
11-14-2010, 10:17 AM
Very good start. I like it.

sergiogarciamontes
11-14-2010, 11:03 AM
Hi everyone,
i like your ideas. waiting to see more of your works.

Here is my first sketch for the War general.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm261/boskimano/war_general_01.jpg

and here is the shadow

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm261/boskimano/the-shadow.jpg

Rheinmetall
11-14-2010, 11:58 AM
Hi everyone,

Iīm new at CGSociety. I want to participate for the first time at Domination War. I like all your ideas and I think that I will learn a lot here. :p

Rheinmetall
11-14-2010, 12:02 PM
rawwad- I like it very much your first concept. The color and the facial expression are the best. Good start. :)

Rheinmetall
11-14-2010, 12:16 PM
Here is my first concept. War General vs Shadow.

http://www.dabanaworks.com/mini_dwv_by_rheinmetall.jpg

jsn
11-14-2010, 12:39 PM
BaronImpossible- thanks man! good idea! I like your latest!
ChrRambow- thanks a lot! I'm pretty happy with this pose!
EsoiHellsun- thanks, I checked that link,...does look similar! although I haven't used any ref's for the characters, except quickly glancing at some poses of women which never really quite fits in with what I want.
RicoD- thanks! fun, fun, fun!!!
Mercenary-Artist- lookin forward to your next update!
stridiggio- lookin good!
denis-artist- I agree! A good start by all!
sergiogarciamontes- cool mean lookin concept!

I think there are great ideas here, keep 'em comin!

My latest update, introducing my idea of Technomage! ...added a bg, and some other stuff!
War Gen, has a very technically advanced military frontline bullet proof suit, with a jet pack installed, his guns have digital displays kinda like AR, and just thinkin now, I will add a helmet to the image somewhere.
Next update, colour :-)

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar04.jpg

neurolinked
11-14-2010, 09:06 PM
Hi everyone ! I'm very happy to partecipate with you in Dominance War V.

I've in mind this type of image, a War General vs a Tecnomage and his magic power minion.

This evening I tried to come up with an idea for the appearance of theminion, these are the most satisfactory results for the moment. ;) Good luck everyone!

saintlconcept
11-14-2010, 11:15 PM
hi guys, my first time here just wondering if i wanted to make a fighting scene ,the that means only one char of mine will carry the logo right? and the others just a random logo would do fine?

Screenblind
11-15-2010, 01:32 PM
Heyup Yall. Just run across this challenge and this thread and thought I'd give it a go. Hopefully I'll get a chance to do the main challenge while traveling in the new year. Really rough start, I want to try for this Shadow character using some stealthy/cloak effects. So do I keep posting successive WIPs up here?
Should I post them somewhere else as well?
Any comments and help with general protocol welcome :B

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/douglasefreshDIP/DominanceWarV/DW_V_ShWIP001.png

jsn
11-15-2010, 01:46 PM
Rheinmetall- didn't see your post earlier! lookin good!
neurolinked- lookin forward to it!
saintlconcept- show us what you've got!
Screenblind- looks good! as far as I know, you can post your wips here! keep askin questions though, someone will have 100% confidence in their answer :-)

Added colour, changed the bg, added a helmet but will change it soon!

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar05.jpg

Screenblind
11-15-2010, 02:56 PM
Thanks Jsn,

I really don't know much about the backstory/DW-universe, but I gather that pretty much everything from Magic to Tech, Fantasy to Sci-Fi is allowed :)

If anyone has a link to some relevant background stuff I should be sticking to that would be cool

Attached is rough layout featuring the Shadow running into the foreground and tank-style War General in BG. Comments really appreciated at this stage. :B

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/douglasefreshDIP/DominanceWarV/DW_V_WIP002.png

Ataulfo
11-15-2010, 06:47 PM
Hi,
There goes my first sketches.
http://www.3di2do.com/dw/konzept1.jpg

neurolinked
11-15-2010, 08:22 PM
Thanks jsn ;) soon i upload a more intresting concept :)

JSN: i think you can fix a bit the left arm of the war general, it seems strange.
Ataulfo: I like the upper right one demon, develop more ;)
Screenblind: I like the style and pose, can you add 3 o 4 transparent images of the shadow char to make it apprear like an hologram of itself.
BaronImpossible: I like your two idea!

Trancos057
11-15-2010, 09:15 PM
@jaime... i like very much your first concept :)

dale caņa ;)

Screenblind
11-15-2010, 11:59 PM
Please correct me if I am wrong, but I am thinking we must add CGS colours or logo to our characters and also we do not need to post the WIPs anywhere else?
Anyone knows any different, please give me headzupp :D

Anyway - Attached is update on Shadow character.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/douglasefreshDIP/DominanceWarV/DW_V_WIP003.png

I've changed my mind about the Tank General in previous WIP - I'm going to turn him into a Techno Mage :)

Screenblind
11-16-2010, 12:32 AM
Here's the Technomage and Shadow together. Please - If I'm way off the mark with the techno mage - let me know. I like the idea of this tank with a kind of feeble mage inside, but not sure how much!

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/douglasefreshDIP/DominanceWarV/DW_V_WIP004.png

Sorry I haven't commented on other pieces yet - will get round to it soon enough :B

pkcho
11-16-2010, 01:34 AM
Hi I'm Stephen and glad to post my concept art here~
I'll keep update if I have better drawing.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0uNHYV-1Y3M/TOHu6S5gBpI/AAAAAAAAAPw/URAXdswCKKg/s1600/DW-001.jpg

pkcho
11-16-2010, 01:43 AM
Hi I'm Stephen and glad to share my concept art here,
I'll keep updat my concept drawing and painting, thx.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0uNHYV-1Y3M/TOHu6S5gBpI/AAAAAAAAAPw/URAXdswCKKg/s1600/DW-001.jpg

saintlconcept
11-16-2010, 03:00 AM
wow, its starting to get hotter in here lol, so i decided to skip fighting scene and just make them ally instead, crits are always welcome

pkcho
11-16-2010, 04:35 AM
This is concept art for Corrupted, maybe will fix some parts and add some accessories later.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0uNHYV-1Y3M/TOIYNioD7FI/AAAAAAAAAP4/yjasP6bny7M/s1600/DW-001-2.jpg

jsn
11-16-2010, 07:58 AM
Lookin good guyz and galz!!!

neurolinked- thanks!, I'm slowly changin things that look a little strange :-)

Will comment soon! Better cook dinner for me kids!

Adding a hologram, wanna add more!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar05-.jpg

soulspline
11-16-2010, 08:00 AM
hi guys been awhile since i posted up and visited our forums :(
hmmm i like to join so we just need to post here our concepts? and include our logo? and use the classes that was told to be used? if so count me in :beer:

EsoiHellsun
11-16-2010, 08:02 AM
That hologram is a really nice idea! Love it!

But is it coming out of his fingertips? or out of the helmet? or is it suspended between both? That's a bit unclear to me...

soulspline
11-16-2010, 08:50 AM
doing a concept for the currupted just a test and practice to loosen up
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/soulspline/dominance/corruptedone.jpg

Screenblind
11-16-2010, 09:20 AM
Some Feedback: I hope it's welcome, feel free to tell me to can it.

Gyorkland - Yeah really like the idea and hope we get to see some interesting exploding elements of that Corrupted stalker beast. Is it me or does your War General look particularly pleased with himself?

Baron Impossible - I thought your General looked kind of TeknoMage-y and your Technomage looked kind of corrupted? :D But obviously you rock intrinsically XD Can't wait to see whats next.

JSN - I like the crazy look i your generals eye! - although I think I prefer his clothing with the big glove than his bodyarmour. I like the hologram too, but agree with
comment that it shouldn't interfere with the helmet on the floor. And why is his helmet on the floor? He crazy untidy XP

Rawwad - that chess piece 'thing' looks amazing :D Hope we get to see more of your ideas soon

Mercenary Artist - really like the action & movement of your rough layout

Stridiggio - Suitably sinister for the silhouettes, I look forward to seeing more detail. Are both your characters going to be Team 'CGS'?

sergiogarciamontes: Your War General has it all plus horns :D And I think we think along the same lines as far as the shadow is concerned too :D I look forward to seeing how they develop.


Rheinmetall: Love your initial layout. I'm struggling a little with how I'm going to display both characters in the same scene. Your face-off solution is simple and deadly effective. The forced perspective of the background perfect Streetfighter face-off :)

Neurolinked: I think your three thumbnails are my favourite things in this thread so far - I really like the idea of the minion

Saintlconcept: Love the dragon idea - it really fits with the CGS logo for this challenge as well, and I think the better we integrate the identity of our 'Team' the stronger our entries will be

pkcho: Suitably gruesome Corrupted. I really like it so far except for the 'legs' I think the arms work well and maybe the legs - or whatever is trailing from the space where the legs should be can be super-gruesome and strange :)

Soulspline: that looks pretty dark and rawwww already. Can't wait to see mawwww!

jsn
11-16-2010, 10:08 AM
EsoiHellsun- thanks!, yep, suspended between both! will do more with the helmet and hologram. trying to make the military suit more convincing.
Screenblind- thanks!, it's the one thing I've kept through these rough stages, his crazy lookin head! I like the bodyarmour better,...will add more details about it, however, it's gonna need convincing as an image alone, without text/info. must work harder! the helmet,...yeh, wondering wot it's doin on the ground, well now it's used for this quick hologram communications thingy.

The Hologram, he can spread his fingers, and/or use other senses too, to enlarge the display, and interact with it if time persists.
Thinking of other cool devices and gadgets :-)

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar051.jpgone more thing, this guy is in the frontline, without bodyarmour he wouldn't last long.

Screenblind
11-16-2010, 10:28 AM
I really like the hologram/puppet master feel about it - I just don't think that putting a helmet on the ground in order to make your hologram work ...protects your head very well. ;P

jsn
11-16-2010, 10:42 AM
I agree!, a smaller hologram device he carries around with him will work just as well, and I can keep his head protected at all times!, will design and install something of a helmet to check it out.
At these young Pre-Dom times, I can add elements when fresh in my mind, then redesign and move around.
btw, your concept is coming along nicely, waiting for updates!

soulspline
11-16-2010, 11:11 AM
Some Feedback: I hope it's welcome, feel free to tell me to can it.

Gyorkland - Yeah really like the idea and hope we get to see some interesting exploding elements of that Corrupted stalker beast. Is it me or does your War General look particularly pleased with himself?

Baron Impossible - I thought your General looked kind of TeknoMage-y and your Technomage looked kind of corrupted? :D But obviously you rock intrinsically XD Can't wait to see whats next.

JSN - I like the crazy look i your generals eye! - although I think I prefer his clothing with the big glove than his bodyarmour. I like the hologram too, but agree with
comment that it shouldn't interfere with the helmet on the floor. And why is his helmet on the floor? He crazy untidy XP

Rawwad - that chess piece 'thing' looks amazing :D Hope we get to see more of your ideas soon

Mercenary Artist - really like the action & movement of your rough layout

Stridiggio - Suitably sinister for the silhouettes, I look forward to seeing more detail. Are both your characters going to be Team 'CGS'?

sergiogarciamontes: Your War General has it all plus horns :D And I think we think along the same lines as far as the shadow is concerned too :D I look forward to seeing how they develop.


Rheinmetall: Love your initial layout. I'm struggling a little with how I'm going to display both characters in the same scene. Your face-off solution is simple and deadly effective. The forced perspective of the background perfect Streetfighter face-off :)

Neurolinked: I think your three thumbnails are my favourite things in this thread so far - I really like the idea of the minion

Saintlconcept: Love the dragon idea - it really fits with the CGS logo for this challenge as well, and I think the better we integrate the identity of our 'Team' the stronger our entries will be

pkcho: Suitably gruesome Corrupted. I really like it so far except for the 'legs' I think the arms work well and maybe the legs - or whatever is trailing from the space where the legs should be can be super-gruesome and strange :)

Soulspline: that looks pretty dark and rawwww already. Can't wait to see mawwww!

much thanx will do more im just so swamped at my work layouts will do more tmrw
but im open to suggestions if ever anyone wants to

BaronImpossible
11-16-2010, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys. Some really nice stuff appearing. Me, I can't stop doing concepts of concepts but at least I've decided on one of them. This is a sketch of my corrupted, which is a demon (Fred says pure demons are fine). Next one will be a shadow, I think.

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/8610/corruptedconceptconcept.jpg

Screenblind
11-16-2010, 03:01 PM
I love his multiple eyes and horns :D

I've been trying out a change of colour on the Shadow - to bring his uniform in line with the CGS Team...

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/douglasefreshDIP/DominanceWarV/DW_V_WIP005.png

..But I think I've decided I'm going with Black rather than red :D

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/douglasefreshDIP/DominanceWarV/DW_V_WIP006.png

Attempting to integrate the two characters together in a scene, although still unsure about how I might change the TechnoMage. I need to make the Shadow more visible without making him look less 'shadowy' as well. At the moment the Black Background in the lower half is supposed to be some kind of system of bunkers or a fortress, but it's not clear enough yet :)

My Shadow and TechnoMage are definitely on the same Team. OUR team :D and they are scything through some as yet unidentified opposition - although I suppose the identity and relative power of any opposition we include in our pics is not important ... so long as they are being mercilessly crushed :)

All comments welcome

Sielagaudys
11-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Hello all :bowdown: Nice concepts everyone! Will join under banner of CG society too :)
Here is the first sketch of my shadow&corrupted.

NickSilva
11-16-2010, 07:14 PM
here is the first layout i sketched (probably only I can tell whats going on at the moment)
the war general is on the left battling his way through "shadow" people. The real shadow is on the right hiding non-sealant behind the rock.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/nicksilvaart/dominancewar_illustrationsheet1.jpg

NickSilva
11-16-2010, 07:17 PM
here is the 2nd layout for war general and shadow.
The war general on the right is looking all badass carrying his 2 giant swords of epicness.
The shadow has won though, standing on the war generals blade, he/she has the war general under checkmate.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/nicksilvaart/dominancewar_illustrationsheet2.jpg

NickSilva
11-16-2010, 07:22 PM
this is my 3rd quick layout, (which I like the best)
The war general has been defeated, a tough battle it was, but alas the war general finds himself looking into the sky in unbelief, knowing that his battle and is life is at an end. with the shadow dexterously escaping the generals grip, he/she was able to land the critical blow to the war generals' opening in his armor. as he/she falls backwards, a smile is seen on his/her face, knowing that the long painful battle was been won.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/nicksilvaart/dominancewar_illustrationsheet3.jpg

BaronImpossible
11-16-2010, 07:23 PM
Screenblind - like the symbolism of the shadow and the strong colours too. Good to see the 2D thread's picking up, lots of good stuff coming in. Anyhow, here's my second concept sketch. I might to something with her armour when I do the colour version, or maybe not. Oh yeah, and she's a Shadow.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2923/hush.jpg

NickSilva
11-16-2010, 07:24 PM
concepting out the helmet for the wargeneral.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/nicksilvaart/dominancewar_conceptsheet1.jpg

NickSilva
11-16-2010, 07:26 PM
concepting out the armor for the war general. I'm pretty sure that I'm choosing the one on the left.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/nicksilvaart/dominancewar_conceptsheet2.jpg

eureka52
11-16-2010, 07:35 PM
Here are the silhouettes of the technomage designs. I've chosen to draw the technomage and the shadow. The one in red is the one I've chosen to move forward with. I'm excited to bust out the shadows today.

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k525/eureka42/technomages.jpg

BaronImpossible
11-16-2010, 07:43 PM
And here they are together. Ahh, what a lovely couple. Hopefully I'll be able to start on the colour work in a day or two.

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/2940/compotest.jpg

jbballaran
11-16-2010, 08:11 PM
Hello CGsociety! Sweet concepts so far everyone!

I'm joining in the fun with this team. I'm looking to do General + his army of Techno Mages :D

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9927/generalbodycolor.jpg
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/7775/technomagebody.jpg

neurolinked
11-16-2010, 10:30 PM
Hi everyone, I'm happy to see many so many update!
saintlconcept: your work it's very good.
pkcho: good concept!
Screenblind: Thanks! I really like the red version of the shadow, are you sure you want to leave it ?
BaronImpossible: I like very well the demon! good wip!
Sielagaudys: really stunning concept, upload more!
NickSilva: good armor concept, i'm happy to see the evolution of your work.

I've try to develop more the image find a pose, but I seem to have thrown away the evening for the time being :cry: , I have to work harder...
The idea is that the War general attack and break the minion of the Tecnomage that simoultaneosly try to draw a magic circle with the hand to protect itself...

Fat-Fish
11-17-2010, 12:22 AM
Hey guys I'm just being nosy, coming over from the 3d Character Art bit to see how your doing and wish you good luck in the war! There's some sick concepts knocking about, keep it up ;)

@ahbeejieh: Nice colours, I really like the technomage on the right

@BaronImpossible: Dude they are some awesome creations :bowdown: I'll be keeping an eye on them

@NickSilva: I think your right with the armour on the left, and the helmet is looking mighty good too

@Screenblind: Nice action pose with the shadow type, looking promising

Good Luck

NickSilva
11-17-2010, 05:23 AM
good job everybody, keep it up.
here are the orthographic views of the war generals' armor. this picture is of the pieces unattached.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/nicksilvaart/dominancewar_conceptsheet1b_unattached.jpg

NickSilva
11-17-2010, 05:24 AM
here is the armor attached so these are the proportions we should be looking to see.
only slightly different, but I'm sure it makes a difference to the modelers out there.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/nicksilvaart/dominancewar_conceptsheet1b_armorattached.jpg

saintlconcept
11-17-2010, 06:05 AM
@nicksilva, that armor is really looking good, keep it up
@neurolinked, thanks, hey if u cant seem to find a right pose just try drawing the concepts first like nicksilva, then figure out the pose later XD
@ahbeejieh, that techno mage is sweet really liked it, hope u r gonna make a fighting scene with it
@baronimpossible, damn! ur work r strong sir, great sketch indeed!!!
@screenblind, looking really dnamic nice!

heres my update, fill some flats, not sure how i should play the light from...man, i suck at painting...http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu261/saintLconcept/wip2-1.jpg

soulspline
11-17-2010, 06:28 AM
great concepts guys!!

soulspline
11-17-2010, 08:23 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/soulspline/dominance/concept_1_corrupted.jpg

another concepts im still digging into my mind... :bowdown:

Screenblind
11-17-2010, 08:34 AM
Feedback
@NickSilva - really like your concepts of the Shadow defeating the General. I like that you've thought about the backstory now instead of trying to paste something appropriate in later on! and the scenes are actionpacked - helmet/costume designs really good too, and show the same dedication to preparation. Look forward to seeing more development on the bloodshed :)

@BaronImpossible - Love your Corrupted and Shadow together and can't wait to see the colour start flowin. Only one 'Devils advocate' question - and a really pernicketty personal one at that - is: "Does the Shadow HAVE to be wearing high heels?" XD

@ahbeejieh - Love your general. Looks like he'd have as much trouble getting in and out of that armour as his enemies would :D and your idea for the Mage is great - I think you could have lots more impact by exaggerating the 'attack' pose more - Really has the potential to be scary!

@Soulspline - Great concepts both. I still love the first one best I think & Want to see more detail!

WIP007

....Brainfart commencing....

So - I decided that a TechMage would undoubtedly be able to fly, and so his 'tank' is slowly becoming a kind of cleopatra armchair with Saurons lazer eye on the crest :B - I realised his scale was all out of whack compared to the silhouetted soldiers he is frying, so I shrunk him down and he also now has three acolytes; operating the controls for him - while he relaxes in his comfy throne.


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/douglasefreshDIP/DW_V_WIP007.png


The Fortress still needs work compositionally as I'd like to show a lot more Marines (or whatever the opposition turn out to be) on gantries and walkways and stuff - getting fried by the lazer and splattered by rail guns and the like. So that might have to change. It needs to look like the lazer is taking out a big swathe of enemies effortlessly. It probably need to be less 'castle'y and more modern

My wife suggests I turn the TekMage to face the enemy a bit more, as she thinks it looks like he's trying to hunt down the Shadow character. I think she's probably right & I don't want that: as they need to look like they're working on the same team - Obviously any advice concerning Composition and colours etc. from you guys would be really welcome at this stage :)

(@neurolinked - Thanks for comment on the red version of the Shadow, I'm thinking maybe you're right. Urg - I have real trouble with colours, but the thing that is coming to the front of my mind is making the two characters look like part of the CGS team, and we definitely have the best colours to work with :)

soulspline
11-17-2010, 08:43 AM
Feedback
@NickSilva - really like your concepts of the Shadow defeating the General. I like that you've thought about the backstory now instead of trying to paste something appropriate in later on! and the scenes are actionpacked - helmet/costume designs really good too, and show the same dedication to preparation. Look forward to seeing more development on the bloodshed :)

@BaronImpossible - Love your Corrupted and Shadow together and can't wait to see the colour start flowin. Only one 'Devils advocate' question - and a really pernicketty personal one at that - is: "Does the Shadow HAVE to be wearing high heels?" XD

@ahbeejieh - Love your general. Looks like he'd have as much trouble getting in and out of that armour as his enemies would :D and your idea for the Mage is great - I think you could have lots more impact by exaggerating the 'attack' pose more - Really has the potential to be scary!

@Soulspline - Great concepts both. I still love the first one best I think & Want to see more detail!

WIP007

....Brainfart commencing....

So - I decided that a TechMage would undoubtedly be able to fly, and so his 'tank' is slowly becoming a kind of cleopatra armchair with Saurons lazer eye on the crest :B - I realised his scale was all out of whack compared to the silhouetted soldiers he is frying, so I shrunk him down and he also now has three acolytes; operating the controls for him - while he relaxes in his comfy throne.


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/douglasefreshDIP/DW_V_WIP007.png


The Fortress still needs work compositionally as I'd like to show a lot more Marines (or whatever the opposition turn out to be) on gantries and walkways and stuff - getting fried by the lazer and splattered by rail guns and the like. So that might have to change. It needs to look like the lazer is taking out a big swathe of enemies effortlessly. It probably need to be less 'castle'y and more modern

My wife suggests I turn the TekMage to face the enemy a bit more, as she thinks it looks like he's trying to hunt down the Shadow character. I think she's probably right & I don't want that: as they need to look like they're working on the same team - Obviously any advice concerning Composition and colours etc. from you guys would be really welcome at this stage :)

(@neurolinked - Thanks for comment on the red version of the Shadow, I'm thinking maybe you're right. Urg - I have real trouble with colours, but the thing that is coming to the front of my mind is making the two characters look like part of the CGS team, and we definitely have the best colours to work with :)

does my first concept looks like a currupted or a technomage?

Screenblind
11-17-2010, 08:45 AM
I can read it like both, but my initial reading was a Corrupted. To me it looks like some poor woman, who with the best intentions I'm sure, has sold her soul to some all-devouring demon from Hell. Maybe her pose looks a little helpless - she looks like she is attached to the bit at the back of her

Although if she supposed to be a TechMage maybe she is halfway through a spell which is almost making her 'faint' with its intensity lol - I'm probably not the best person to answer anyway, As I've been mixing them up all over the place XD

Sielagaudys
11-17-2010, 09:14 AM
NickSilva - beautiful line work!

BaronImpossible - Everything looks very nice, but design of shadow a bit hmm.. dunno too "sharp" maybe somehow it doesn't feel same quality as other char.

neurolinked -Thanks!

Still fiddling with shadow:/ Can't get it right somehow. Will need some time to do more sketches of him.

http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/765163401ea923982535278afc36e08ba2c53ac7b72277cc6e3c5ae404ae29fc2g.jpg (http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=omrm5l95eofjicd&thumb=5)

Screenblind
11-17-2010, 09:27 AM
@Sielagaudys - I really like your painterly style for your roughs. The Corrupted looks good and I really like the detail that is emerging on the Shadows Torso area - What is he holding?

soulspline
11-17-2010, 09:32 AM
I can read it like both, but my initial reading was a Corrupted. To me it looks like some poor woman, who with the best intentions I'm sure, has sold her soul to some all-devouring demon from Hell. Maybe her pose looks a little helpless - she looks like she is attached to the bit at the back of her

Although if she supposed to be a TechMage maybe she is halfway through a spell which is almost making her 'faint' with its intensity lol - I'm probably not the best person to answer anyway, As I've been mixing them up all over the place XD
wa that a reply to my post? :) if so hmmm that would help alot :)

Sielagaudys
11-17-2010, 09:37 AM
Screenblind - I read this "Great generals, legendary technomages, the most powerful corrupted, and even emperors, they all have weaknesses" , thought about corrupted weakness.. and at this stage shadow is holding crucifix hehe:) Corruped will be holding some kind of eyes, or head, since he lost his to his ergh.. deity:)

jsn
11-17-2010, 02:11 PM
BaronImpossible- very nice!
ahbeejieh- a good start, looks like a lotta detail happenin!
pkcho- waiting for your next update, lookin great!
NickSilva- nice armour!
saintlconcept- lookin good so far, keep experimenting!
soulspline- looks good! is that just one character or two?
Sielagaudys- lookin forward to your update of the Shadow!
Screenblind- I think your Shadow looks awesome!!! not sure about Technomage!

Added the helmet, please tell me wot you think! I think a helmet on the ground is better than no helmet, and they are taking a break while the War General plans a new strategy.
Changed bg, added some of his trusty soldiers, "I bring my horde of loyal subjects who are willing to lay down their very lives for my cause. "
Since nobody has commented on my Technomage, I've given her a more dynamic look.
Anyway, will comment and paint more after six hrs of zzzzzzzz.....

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar053.jpg

BaronImpossible
11-17-2010, 02:12 PM
(EDIT: Jsn - you posted after me but somehow it appeared before. Anyway - love the hologram, it's a nice touch. The composition works but try and get rid of some of the bulbousness, especially on the main character. The large, soft shapes makes it too cartoony IMO)

Thanks for the comment, appreciated. A quick few comments of my own on the last page or so...

ahbeejieh - Nice armour design on the big guy. The stances are a bit stiff, though, and the bottom right reminds me of aeroplanes.

NickSilva - Nice technical work, there. The arm looks slightly short, either that or the body.

saintlconcept - I like the spine idea. Make sure it doesn't get too crowded though, dim out the background at some stage.

soulspline - it's coming on but make sure you have a focus for each of your characters or they will merge with the background. This could be as simple as a single lightsource on the head and shoulders plus extra detailing in that area.

Screenblind - I like the neat graphics and the concept of the light and shadow. The Shadow itself will need a few more highlights to read well but I'm sure you're on it. And high heels - I originally did her floating but I figured everyone else will do floating women too, hence the high heels. She changes into sensible shoes after work, honest.

Sielagaudys - Love the character on the right. Not so sure of the one on the left, it seems ill-defined and a bit awkward in terms of stance, especially around the legs.

A quick colour rough before I start on the colour proper. I don't normally do sketches and colour roughs for concepts as it's a bit of a mad thing to do, but seeing as this is as much rendered scene as concept I thought I would.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4818/predwconceptscolrough.jpg

jsn
11-17-2010, 02:31 PM
BaronImpossible- we post at the same time, or I slipped in while you were editing!?, and thanks!
trying to work out that big round muscle problem, but don't wanna be too square, pointy, or similar to another artists work, I want him to look stealthy and be able to carry a lot of devices, plus small but powerful weapons,....I'm thinkin this guy gets right up close and wipes out small army's with their own weapons, and very quickly!,....although there is room for more thoughtful thinking!

Screenblind
11-17-2010, 04:45 PM
Thanks for the comments and advice all. Jsn - Can you tell me why you're not so keen on the TechnoMage plz? I really appreciate open and honest criticism! - If you think it's poop then I need to know exactly why! - I'm pretty sold on my TekMage concept if not on the look yet - it's a little bit JudgeDredd-y atm for my liking but will keep on working on it for now.
Keep it up alla yous
:B

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/douglasefreshDIP/DominanceWarV/DW_V_WIP008.png

BaronImpossible
11-17-2010, 06:54 PM
OK, started to add some colour. This is the fun bit :)

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1293/wip1x.jpg

jbballaran
11-17-2010, 07:49 PM
Keep it coming with the cool concepts guys :)

Fat-Fish- She starts out like the concept on the left first and opens up when she's in 'firing' mode. Goodluck with your 3D entry!

saintlconcept - Yes, the characters are going to be in a battle scene. I like the armor of
the dude on the right in your sketch!

Screenblind - Good thing the general's got all these 'fembots' around to help him with his armor then haha ;D
I like that you're going sci-fi with your idea! Though perhaps a less square-ish canvas might help you with
composition more?

jsn - Yes, I hope I didn't get too ambitious with what I want to paint. Otherwise I might not finish o.O
Love the ninja theme! I agree with BaronImpossible on your General looking a little bit bulbous - Mostly on this lower part.

BaronImpossible - Yes, one of my weaknesses - stiffness in poses xD Hope to stay away from stiffness on my final piece. Love the contrast between your blue horned guy and the insect-ish looking red thingy! Excited to
see you finish this piece!

UPDATE:
- wip1

Started blocking/scribbling in the main characters in the foreground. There'll be more Technomages in the bg behind -
some of them in 'firing mode'. Had an idea that the General charged in the battle first to open up a path
for the Technomages. So he's all wounded and bloody and stuff, and these 3 Technomages beside him are helping him out. Trying to heal him, provide magical forcefield, and even hold him up as he gives his command to attack.

Did a quick scuplt in Mudbox for the Technomage's face btw. (Mudbox is so much freakin fun!)

Looking to keep pushing with this... I'm kinda fraid I might have bitten more than I can chew with this piece and not finish like I always do with my entries o.O

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1292/gentechwip1.jpg

jsn
11-17-2010, 10:02 PM
Screenblind- well,...looks great now! before, maybe there was too much shine and reflection all over it. now the shape looks very cool! there is low light, so I'd be experimenting with that a bit.
have you read the DWV rules more than once?,...go easy on the blood and gore!
Your Shadow is goin back to red?

BaronImpossible- lookin very nice!!!

ahbeejieh- thanks very much!, will put in another few hours today!
the faces on those characters, did you paint them in?

If I missed anyone,...I'll be back!

everyone- make it a habit to read the rules again every now and then, the story and classes are found on that page too! Keep up the creativity!

jsn
11-17-2010, 11:52 PM
Will change that helmet, open wider :-)

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar054.jpg

aeonseraph
11-18-2010, 05:04 AM
Cool stuff ppl.
Few minutes ago i found out about this Pre-DW V contest, might join the battle this evening. :arteest:

Keep up the good work everybody. :beer:

jsn
11-18-2010, 05:18 AM
aeonseraph- awesome!,...wow, I just downloaded your logo design not long before your post! is that a coincidence or wot?

Closed the helmet this time! wot do you think?
Can I put the logo on like this?

Plus!, any comments for my Technomage?

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar06.jpg

Mercenary-Artist
11-18-2010, 07:13 AM
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/322/c/2/pre_dominancewar_v_wip2_by_mercenary_artist-d332y76.png

Second pass, finalized layout, worked on the gray scales, and added colors from light sources...
Critique Appreciated!

NAF-AlexFlores
11-18-2010, 07:16 AM
Hi all!
Looking great guys. :thumbsup: Here is my first concept, the Corrupted. made a few head studies then finally found a good silhouette i like. And now putting in details.
Cheers! :beer:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g317/naf_bucket/Corrupted_wip1_AlexFlores.jpg

Screenblind
11-18-2010, 08:29 AM
@Mercenary-Artist
REALLY like the General. His shield is maybe a bit big for the picture, but love the armour and detailing (are they grenades he's wearing? - de rigueur!) I like the shadow too, although maybe you could do something interesting with his hair.

Hmmm. Well that's pretty much the campest critique I've ever given. Hope it helped!

@Jsn - I actually really like the General with the Helmet on, but Miss his crazy face, Maybe you could do a version where the Helmet is more of a neck guard or something?

Your TechMage is a great improvement on the other version. I like the fact that her lower half has become more abstract and I think you could take that further - Swap mediaeval skirt and bodice for hi-tech fishtank... if that makes any sense... :D

Also - I wouldn't worry about the characters in the BG right now as I don;'t think they bringing it yet. They are distracting me from the main characters and probably you from working on the main characters :D. Put them on the wish list once you are happy with the General and Mage.

(Thanks for your comments btw very helpful. My friend didn't like my original TekMage either - he thought it looked like Eric Cartman! XD)

@ahbeejieh - Love how this is coming on. I hope you finish it too! Definitely the most creative way I've seen of portraying both characters, and I like the fact you've chosen to do multiple versions of one of them - they look like the three fates or something at the moment - You should definitely take the opportunity you've created to try and display the three TechMages in quite different ways - Maybe you just need two of them? AN Army of them in the background would be awesomzz fo' sho' but if it means you don't finish the piece it will be not so awesomzzz right?

Mercenary-Artist
11-18-2010, 08:33 AM
@Screenblind

His shield is maybe a bit big for the picture, but love the armour and detailing (are they grenades he's wearing? - de rigueur!)

Thanks for the crit, the shield seems to exspand every time I take a pass at it (i do plan on reducing it to a proper scale). I'm still figuring out what to do with the shadows hair myself, will probably one of those things i finalize at the very end.

On a side note, your process is super trippy!

stridiggio
11-18-2010, 11:36 AM
Screenblind Both are in the same team, but with diferent interest, corruption is strong there and someone has to stop it.
I like the style, but was thinking if your Technomage could have just a little more of contrast to gain emphasis besides your main character.
BaronImpossible The Deamon is neat, I love the colors in the Deamon, and your texturing process there, strong concept Master.
Jsn: the Technomage seems a bit flat, at overall you might adding a tad of deep to get enfasis in the main characters, and perhaps give them more volumen, just a though but don't know if you're looking for more a comic or manga style,
Mercenary-Artist I like the concept, looking forward to more!

Here is my compo, but I'm not happy with the color scheme, perhaps i'm gonna go for something more dark, and add more sfumato or mist, and define more the warriors to make them pop up more.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6SMp5uuYlZo/TOUQioB5H7I/AAAAAAAAEoI/z1e2mUaKSG0/s1600/DW5-preA.jpg

saint-max
11-18-2010, 02:21 PM
Hope am no too late for this challenge... was looking forward to it for a year >_<
i will upload some sketches soon.

NRubric
11-18-2010, 04:39 PM
Yeah me too.

I will upload some char-concepts soon.

Ranarh
11-18-2010, 04:48 PM
This is all pretty neat stuff!

I decided upon the General (the marble guy) and the Corrupted (the flying eyeless hag). I'm not too fond of working fully in black and white, so just threw some values in as guidance and went for colour. So, first wip.

http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/322/4/f/pre_domwar_wip1_by_ranarh-d333l7h.jpg

HuiTian
11-18-2010, 05:18 PM
some shape for charactors

BaronImpossible
11-18-2010, 08:43 PM
Thanks for the comments, guys. Nice WIPs, keep them coming, let's have a full page on the CGSoc 2D GA gallery.

So, didn't do as much as I'd planned but painted some more of the Demon. Don't know his name yet.

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/7793/wip2m.jpg

jbballaran
11-18-2010, 10:13 PM
Hot updates guys!

Screenblind - Good advice. We'll see how far this piece goes with the number of mages I can put in there before time. I'm pretty happy with the 3 mages in there doing their thing for the General. So I hope I can at least finish them along with the General.

UPDATE:
- Started lighting up/detailing this piece. Dunno why I always start off my paintings so dark @.@ Wasn't that dark when I started :P Forgot the General's supposed to be looking forward... Opened up his hand coz the update before looked like he was about to throw a grenade or something.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5161/gentechwip2.jpg

jbballaran
11-18-2010, 10:17 PM
jsn (just read your comment :D) - I used Mudbox for the faces. Wanted the faces on the mages perfectly the same ;D Will still paintover them.

RicoD
11-18-2010, 11:05 PM
Wow,the thread has really lifted off! So much great stuff being posted. Very inspirational!

I'm going with Shadow and War General. For my Shadow design I'm going with influences of ninja's (obviously), kabuki theatre, moths and the assassin bug. I'm thinking they have a Naruto's Shikamaru-esque shadow technique where they can literally kill from the shadows. Instead of freezing someone, their shadows can harm their enemies shadows and when they do they inflict damage to the enemy as well. Or maybe they can travel within their own shadow, emerging from whatever point their shadow reaches. Their bodies becomes their shadow, their shadows their bodies. The latter's less far-fetched I think. Any C&C is always welcome!

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s4/RicoD_PB/concept/shadowDesign20101119.jpg

@jsn: looks like you went through a lot of different iterations. I like how your general is a tactical one, controlling the battle through strategy and direct communication. Nevertheless, wouldn't his kneecaps be exposed if he bend them now ? Sounds like a big Achilles heel to me. I think his arms are a bit too bubbly as well atm, which makes them look soft rather than hard and armoured. About the technomage, maybe you can add some techno stuff to her ? She looks less technologically advanced than the general for some reason (even though she's floating). And maybe they can interact more. Like, instead of some soldier, the general (or the technomage) projects the battlefield ./ surroundings and the general shows the technomage where he wants her to fire a barrage as the technomage acts like artillery. And we see her firing something big and heavy as by the general's command. Just an idea of course. ;)

@BaronImpossible: I really like where you're going with that demon (corrupted?)! Only thing I can critique atm is that the lighting on his belly and left thigh seems to be from a slightly different angle than the rest of his body.

@Screenblind: Something about your style, it's very unique. Your shadow reminds me of Zeratul, one of my fav characters from the Starcraft universe, so I'm liking what I see there! I'm wondering about the glows though. As a shadow they're all about stealth and sneaky assassinations and such. With weapons that bright you can see them coming a mile away, which pretty much beats the purpose of a stealthy unit like that I think. It looks spiffy though, so maybe have it glow up when he strikes, but not when he runs around with it ? Dunno how you'd show that in a single image though.

@sergiogarciamontes: Nice looking sketches Sergio! Particularly the general's wicked! I see you design the legs less in comparison to the rest of their bodies. Perhaps you can add more interesting elements there ? Right now they look like tights or something like that, which can work for the shadow, but not really the general I think. Perhaps some armour plating for his legs ? Since he has a lot of armour for his top half, I figure he wants to protect his lower half as well.

@Mercenary-Artist: Starting to look better and better! Just asking, but the left one's a War General and the right one Techno Mage, right ? I thought I saw someone refer to the left as a Shadow, but since her carries a shield he reads more like a knight / general type to me. I really digg the technomage's shield and grenades.

saintlconcept
11-19-2010, 01:18 AM
looking good guys!
well, heres another update..phew i worked too much on detailing i think...
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu261/saintLconcept/wip3-2.jpg

cant give any crits now cause i gotta go and watch harry potter LOL

abiLity
11-19-2010, 04:34 AM
Hi guys,
I'm Michael from Germany and trying my best to do justice to the team. : )
Here my first sketches, a Technomage which takes control on a Corrupted.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1oEZUcaUuug/TOYbsmuuA-I/AAAAAAAAAEc/t5gS_GTo9KU/s1600/TMage_Corru_WIP1.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1oEZUcaUuug/TOYbbz8l8XI/AAAAAAAAAEU/sPAMQRNJ_Zo/s1600/TMage_Corru_WIP3.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1oEZUcaUuug/TOYbxKQAPQI/AAAAAAAAAEk/vIs85byqzjw/s1600/TMage_Corru_WIP4.jpg

Screenblind
11-19-2010, 10:31 AM
@RicoD - Love your Shadow concept thanks for your comments - I'm a big Zeratul fan as well - the Protoss-y Arm blades on my Shadow are clearly inspired by the Zealots! and - yeah - I've got my work cut out to imply the cloaking/stealth while keeping him clear and visible!

@saintlconcept - inSANE detail on that armour dude. I am in awe of your patience and is that design behind the warrior his shield?

@abiLity - Love your characters and your style can't wait to see more :)

@BaronImpossible - ALways a pleasure to watch you work!

WIP009 - I've changed the Shadows Leg position - he was more falling than running before and I hope that is now corrected. The TechMage is now in a ridiculous UFO, which is really just a placeholder for the moment :D
I'm thinking that the enemy are going to be a mediaeval style race, so a cloaked Shadow and TechMage are probably more than sufficient to ensure their destruction :) All comments eagerly anticipated - thanks for the feedback so far

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/douglasefreshDIP/DominanceWarV/DW_V_WIP009.png

Ranarh
11-19-2010, 10:41 AM
@ BaronImpossible - I really like the unorthodox colour choice. The candy-coloured demon brings up memories of Halo... :)

With a little background done, I decided the shield had to go as I didn't like its shape. Maybe I should throw it out altogether?

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/323/2/4/pre_domwar_wip2_by_ranarh-d335b3y.jpg

gafana
11-19-2010, 11:24 AM
Hello to all, and good luck to you all. :)
Here is my entry, maybe I'll don't finish it AGAIN, but an Idea hit me today, so here it is.

cya later

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/gafana/DW_V/DW_V_vip_001.jpg

jsn
11-19-2010, 11:24 AM
Hi creative team,
I've been workin(teachin English) and watching the latest Harry Potter,....good stuff!
Will update tonight, very different,....maybe! :-)

Mercenary-Artist- lookin good!, you got some good advice from fello team mates, lookin forward to your updates!
Screenblind- thanks man! love your input, muchly appreciated!, you might be surprised with my update,....lookin forward to your comments,....no pressure :-),...another comment for you below,..while replying I checked updates!
stridiggio- thanks alot! lookin good!, and lookin forward to your updates!
saint-max- upload!
CDorius- can't wait!
Ranarh- nice! show us your updates! :-)..another comment for you below!
HuiTian- cool!, I like the lower left, interesting!
BaronImpossible- very nice! awaiting your updates!
ahbeejieh- ok understood! lookin good! can't wait for your very detailed update!...no pressure :-)
RicoD- thanks! your comments and suggestions have influenced me in a good way, I really appreciate it! soon I will upload a new looking image :-)
Shadow is lookin good, lookin forward to your general!,...and something that caught my attention, your team logo, nice!
saintlconcept- you've put in heaps of detail already, good job! keep going! Harry Potter was good, I think!
abiLity- this is lookin very nice! can't wait for an update!
Screenblind- I liked wot you were doin with the Shadow before, maybe add some machine parts back into the legs,...but that's up to you of course! wot about wheels on the feet?
lookin forward to your Technomage update!
Ranarh- looks good! can you continue with the shield a bit more?, can't see if it's good or bad yet!

My comments are very simple, because I feel these are yours to experiment with and take 'em as far as you can creatively, normally if you have a question or if something really stands out, I'll do my best to help out! Luckily we have a great team with great suggestions and comments flowing nicely. All the best to everyone,...right now my brain is going into painting mode, so :-)

jsn
11-19-2010, 11:27 AM
gafana- lookin good! stick with it! you can do it!

Dazz3r
11-19-2010, 12:08 PM
Hope im not too late to join in! Just need to say, there artwork from you guys is amazing, soo inspiring!

Here's my start..

The Corrupted..

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/2046/theseear.jpg (http://img593.imageshack.us/i/theseear.jpg/)

BiomechaWolf
11-19-2010, 12:14 PM
i will just give feedback to first one i saw here in the last page cause i am in bit of hurry..!

@ability , woah! JUst woah!!

Love your style, your brush technique..!

What bothers me though is that i cannot clearly understand who is who , in term of role-personality..! Maybe making the corrupted a little more "corrupted" , i dont know , your the boss!


Again +100 for the composition!

davidramonilustracion
11-19-2010, 03:10 PM
Hello everybody.

It's a bit late to start with all this but I hope I'll reach the deadline.
Here's some first sketches. I'm trying to represent a war general and a comrade shadow.

I've seen lots of good work in this thread, good luck to you all.


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KYmMwiuBqxE/TOaiJ0BF1CI/AAAAAAAAAJc/54HE9cANsbQ/s1600/00.jpg

rocbir
11-19-2010, 03:37 PM
Occupy a position :applause:

BaronImpossible
11-19-2010, 05:30 PM
Thanks for the comments. Just about finished the big guy now, about to start on his mate. (If the image doesn't appear you may need to wait a while, Imageshack is rubbish)

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/6880/wip3e.jpg

RicoD
11-19-2010, 06:22 PM
My War General design (sorta, some things I'd like to do a bit differently. Not sure in what way though):

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s4/RicoD_PB/concept/warGeneralDesign20101119.jpg

Time to see how we can make these 2 interact.

Looking forward to seeing more or your updates people!

DeathMetalDan
11-19-2010, 06:26 PM
I'm going to do some sort of scene with a General and Shadow. I see many concept artists do the silhouette approach and I thought I'd give it a try and I think it's important to nail down the character concepts before I even think of the final composition.

The War General and Shadow are allies from an alien/machine race. The right side is more of the direction I'm going, I like the 2 furthest to the right on the shadow and the final general, what do you guys think?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/Animeshinobi/PreDWThumb.jpg

bazil645
11-19-2010, 07:02 PM
For too long i have worked just on paper - so here' an ish finished idea for shadow.
P.S. techno mage coming soon...
[URL=http://img17.imageshack.us/i/shadowdw5.jpg/]http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1729/shadowdw5.jpg

Screenblind
11-19-2010, 07:29 PM
@Ranarh - I really like the way that battle is shaping up. I really like the Marble 'Owl' general, but am not convinced by his weapon yet, looking forward to seeing some texture on him.

@gafana - Love it - nice energetic rough. looking forward to seeing more

@Dazzer - Like your initial character sketch - I'd like to see him look a bit more threatening - or his power indicated in some way, but maybe it's not necessary

@davidramon - Really nice sketch, You have very confident line work that is a pleasure to see. Love the binoculars on the General :D

@ RicoD - yep, looking forward to seeing the pair together now - are they going to be fighting?

@DeathMetalDan - Really like your silhouettes, we're obviously inspired by similar things as far as both of our shadows are concerned :)

@bazil645 - Welcome! - I like the concept for the shadow - I think it is important to include the full figure rather than cutting it off at the knee - there are a couple of perspective issues - At the moment, the way her arm is folded over her head makes the head seem not to have enough depth...and the REALLY juvenile part of my brain instantly questioned what the blade in her (hidden) left hand actually was! - I'd definitely like to see the character in another pose XD

Rheinmetall
11-19-2010, 07:51 PM
I was drawing on the war general image. Itīs still a general concept but more detailed than previous. Thanks for the comments on my first concept.

http://www.dabanaworks.com/minidwv-war-general-jaime-martinez.jpg

BaronImpossible
11-19-2010, 08:32 PM
This is what the full version is looking like, just started on the female. More tomorrow...

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/7827/wip4v.jpg

Tombery
11-19-2010, 11:33 PM
Wow this looks Great !

abiLity
11-20-2010, 01:01 AM
Huhu guys, its me again!

Thx for the nice comments. Love u mates! :x

@BiomechaWolf: Yes ur right with the critique. I'll try to make it clear! But i can tell u so far, the mage it's the small one of both. : D

@BaronImpossible: Really nice so far, I like ur technique. Fine art on a high level. : )

Here is the next WIP, cya later!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1oEZUcaUuug/TOcrGfnjqSI/AAAAAAAAAE0/kLH1IepB5rI/s1600/TMage_Corru_WIP5.jpg

NickSilva
11-20-2010, 05:34 AM
your illustrations are really starting to come along! I have to go quickly right now but I'll post feedback the next time I can :)
Here is my illustration so far, just working on the general right now.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/nicksilvaart/dominancewar_illustrationsheet1b.jpg

jsn
11-20-2010, 06:17 AM
Looking great everyone!

I've changed a few things! Now they're in an old bunker or something. Still working out what I wanna do with Technomage,..her wings are like a digital cloak she can change into anything, and even wrap around herself to be invisible, and change her colour for camouflage. Here she is touching the wall giving power to that light. With the other hand creating something for their next mission, might change and add to this.
The General, code named 69 or in Japanese roku kyu (rock you), still adding things to his suit, and here he has logged in to his system with his right hand, turned his suit on (normally in stealth mode, not lit up) to use his AR or hologram function with the left hand.
Still might change his name!
Oops!, just noticed his profile, the 9 is back to front! :-)

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar064.jpg

abiLity
11-20-2010, 08:32 AM
Good morning, here is the next WIP.
Still working on a face- and weapondesign for the Corrupted.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1oEZUcaUuug/TOeT_YAA5gI/AAAAAAAAAE8/uDnuCgKnYgw/s1600/TMage_Corru_WIP7.jpg

jsn
11-20-2010, 10:22 AM
abiLity- lookin great!

...another update!

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar065.jpg

Ranarh
11-20-2010, 11:21 AM
@ Screenblind - yes, the weapon won't win a prize. I'll see what I can come up with, thanks. Owl... I think I see what you mean. It hadn't occurred to me - maybe some nice ideas can spring from that :)

The shield transformed into more caged souls now. I think that's okay if I flesh it out better. I also went for looser brushstrokes, as in the tattered garments of the Corrupted. My sweetheart told me to change the Corrupted's sword, and I think a spear is much better.

http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2010/324/e/7/pre_domwar_wip3_by_ranarh-d337mrc.jpg

Ataulfo
11-20-2010, 12:19 PM
Hi,
You all are doing a great work.
Here is my WIP-Pose and composition.
http://www.3di2do.com/dw/wip1.jpg

fadingray
11-20-2010, 12:27 PM
hey
heres my 1 wip sketch to this contest
it may be hard to see in this mess, but it shows shade ambushing centaur like corrupted creature
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6047/predw5fadingray1.jpg

Twi
11-20-2010, 12:34 PM
Woah, some really strong stuff on this last page! GL to the lot of you! :D

jbballaran
11-20-2010, 12:38 PM
looking good guys :D I've put in more details on my general and have incorporated the team's logo in there. more soon. keep them updates coming guys!

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5536/gentechwip3.jpg

jsn
11-20-2010, 01:15 PM
Great updates!!!

Here is my latest update, with low light.....
More tomorrow!
Keep 'em comin!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar066.jpg

stridiggio
11-20-2010, 02:25 PM
Great new concepts and updates, looking forward to more,:beer:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6SMp5uuYlZo/TOfm1RSTeAI/AAAAAAAAEoQ/84Szmp14W8o/s1600/DW5-preA.jpg

RicoD
11-20-2010, 03:15 PM
Things are shaping up nicely! Some great additions and adjustments going on, keep it up!

Some thumbs. I have trouble deciding which direction to go with. The battle scenes are more epic, but also a bit chaotic. The duel ones are more focused and allow more detail, but don't really show the difference in abilities. The first one also reminds me a bit too much of a God of War (2 I think) poster, but it's more dynamic than the 2nd. More 'service' in the 2nd though ... :p And just noticed I forgot the General's tail in all of them. :argh:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s4/RicoD_PB/concept/thumbsCollection.jpg

@stridiggio: Nice update! Some dynamic lighting going on there. I wouldn't give the demonic guy (corrupted?) the pink / purple shining weapon though if you intend to give the general's weapon that colour.

@jsn: Ah, the projection of the battlefield looks good! But maybe the General should use his other hand to point things out instead of projecting his own profile. Or have the techmage project the battlefield instead. She's the tech specialist after all, so it makes sense in a way. Than she doesn't have to do something superficial like charging a light and the general can use his left hand to point things out. Maybe also have the tech mage in a different pose. They both look like they're posing, instead of busy discussing tactics. Also, the general's looking into the camera instead of the projection. Kind of makes it look like he's posing even more.

@ahbeejieh: Looking good so far! What a ton of detail! I hope you'll be able to finish it in time with all those decorative curls and all. Hope so, cuz they do make the general look extra distinctive.

@Ranarh: I like the wraith-like quality of the corrupted, but the War General's a bit distracting I think. He looks more like a golem atm and without joints doesn't look like he'd be able to move. Too solid all over I think.

@fadingray: Looks very promising! Hmm, kind of ruins my duel thumbs though. :argh: Guess it'll be a battle scene for me then. ;)

@abiLity: Cool, very dynamic! I think it'll be a great one! I hope you'll be able to make the two look like they're on opposing sides somehow. Right now it could also be interpreted as a a tech mage with his war machine.

@Ataulfo: Nice start! Maybe the General ought to have a weapon and / or shield ? Looks a bit odd him fighting with his bare hands and just pulling at the corrupted.

@NickSilva: Shaping up nicely! Familair, yet different and unique. Good job! I particularly like the curtain-esque quality of his tabard.

@Rheinmetall: Drat! I have the exact same skulls on my General's shield and waist. :/ I better change mine then. Looking good though! Works well on his own already. The familiar is a nice touch.

@Screenblind: Looks like you're giving it a lot of thought. Hope you can make the enemies a bit more distinct as well. Since they're now bloody silhouettes they have the same colour coding as the shadow and war mage, since we're also red and black (okay, + white, but you know what I mean, right?)

@gafana: Looks promising!

Schmull
11-20-2010, 08:23 PM
A lot of nice stuff being done here already!


Silhouettes and pencil sketch for technomage and silhouettes for war general. Not sure im getting anything working for war general yet.
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb124/Schmull/dwtechnomagesilhouette.jpg?t=1290429488 (http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb124/Schmull/dwtechnomagesilhouette.jpg?t=1290287927)
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb124/Schmull/technomagepencil.jpg?t=1290429575
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb124/Schmull/dwwargeneralsilhouette.jpg?t=1290429642

Dazz3r
11-20-2010, 09:04 PM
http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/2290/corruptedshadow.jpg (http://img822.imageshack.us/i/corruptedshadow.jpg/)

Here is my wip continued. Guys I'm loving your work so far, very inspirational!!

Edit: Here is an updated version with the Shadow closer in the foreground!
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2290/corruptedshadow.jpg (http://img51.imageshack.us/i/corruptedshadow.jpg/)

BiomechaWolf
11-21-2010, 01:36 AM
First entry here, i tried to make the corrupted dude, but i don't really think if he really fits in the corrupted description and not in the "random mutant that needs lots of shotgun shells everywhere but in the head".

First version.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/kabez/corrupytee.jpg

jsn
11-21-2010, 04:38 AM
Will comment soon!
Now for somethin different!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdwv01.jpg

madbot
11-21-2010, 05:22 AM
Great work everyone, will make some comments soon. Here's my first go. I'm happy with the Corrupted but I think the Technomage needs more work. Hopefully will have a more thorough update soon.

http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww25/homercleaz/dw5-sketches.jpg

saint-max
11-21-2010, 05:54 AM
Here is my first concept for the Technomage, going for some orientalistic concept with a heavily detailed armor and mechanical staff. i will try the same thing with the War General. i will upload some more concepts soon. :D

keep up the good work guys

http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu336/noobovich/concept1-2.jpg

NRubric
11-21-2010, 07:49 AM
Nice works here.

Ahbeejieh: Love your war general. =)

Screenblind: I don't know... but I must think about Dexter's Laboratory by your concept. ^^

Rheinmetall: Very... Nibelungish. Like it.


Oh and here my shadow concepts... I think it will be a combination from all.
Next some concepts for a technomage (female).

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww101/CrixDorius/ShadowConcepts.jpg

Shadow Concepts (http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww101/CrixDorius/ShadowConcepts.jpg)

sergiogarciamontes
11-21-2010, 08:07 AM
Hi everyone,
there is really good stuff in here. Things are going so fast. i whis i could post more often but i have no time.

This is a first sketch of what im doing. Iīve tried to get clear values and color mood.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm261/boskimano/wip_sketch_concept_02.jpg

rawwad
11-21-2010, 02:55 PM
Lotīs of great new characters! BaronImpossible, abiLity, fadingray fantastic working :thumbsup:

Here is more from me, really quick sketch for shadow, itīs she, same kind as war general.
And I already started at final composition,

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oDZwk6r5oBk/TOlAlmZhdgI/AAAAAAAAAHI/Isxutr0GzU4/s1600/rawwad_dw5mini_sketch02shadow.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oDZwk6r5oBk/TOlAuyux6eI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/iq6w79hI6yA/s1600/rawwad_dw5mini_wip03.jpg

BiomechaWolf
11-21-2010, 03:26 PM
nice rawwad

, very clear roles..!! i can read them without description . keep up!
What bothers me a bit is that grey ball in his right hand. You maybe used it to balance your composition but i think it becomes part of his suit hmmm

BaronImpossible
11-21-2010, 03:59 PM
Nice concepts, everyone. Rawwad - Love that character and the composition. Look forward to seeing more.

Here's my last WIP before it's complete.
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2312/wip6g.jpg

XB3rt
11-21-2010, 04:28 PM
@baronimpossible:
wow great work i like bothyour killer-rendering and the contrast between the characters!
but something in the rendering of the right character doesnt feel allright to me-like the armlet of its second right arm is blending with its chest armor and the "wings'" at the back seem to be oriented differently , one of the knee must havebeen broken for reaching that angle :)... ouf just foudn out how bad my english is im weak in explainingthings correctly hope youdont mind a person with so much lower skills (me) giving you some crits cant wait to see thefinal!

BaronImpossible
11-21-2010, 04:35 PM
XB3rt - Great crit, thanks! I can see some of the things you're pointing out and I'll try and address them for the final.

Ataulfo
11-21-2010, 05:44 PM
Hi,
You are all doing it very well. I have no time to comment the works one by one now, I'll do it next time.

WIP2- I added a weapon to the war general as suggested by RicoD (thanks dude) and started working on details.

http://www.3di2do.com/dw/wip2.jpg

Dazz3r
11-21-2010, 05:52 PM
Keep going guys, keep going. Its great to see everyones work developing, you never stop learning from others!

Here is my own work unfolding..

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/8186/corruptedshadow2.jpg (http://img815.imageshack.us/i/corruptedshadow2.jpg/)

BaronImpossible
11-21-2010, 07:13 PM
Pretty much done, I guess. I might do another before the deadline then choose the best, if I've time. All good fun.

http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/5426/dwfinalpreview.jpg

Dazz3r
11-21-2010, 07:16 PM
Love it Baron, very very original and skillfully executed. I like how you have used strong colours and kept the lighting so realistic looking, I can never do that. Great work mate! Thumbs up!

Dazz3r
11-21-2010, 11:00 PM
Hi guys quick update on my wip. Been beavering away at it today so i think ive made some progress!

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5270/corruptedshadow3.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/corruptedshadow3.jpg/)

DeathMetalDan
11-22-2010, 05:10 AM
Looking Good so far everyone!

I'm not used to this sort of illustration at all... it's really bothering me with the boring composition due to the need to show the character in it's entirety, but here's what I have trying to avoid too much of dynamic posing because of overlapping character elements.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/Animeshinobi/PreDWThumb2.jpg

This is basically the characters locked in place and scaled, now off to do values and colors!!

saintlconcept
11-22-2010, 05:13 AM
@baronimpossible, u left me speechless, ur work are just great, especially the colours awesome!
@dazz3r, its looking good!, guess u can start colouring it

here is mine start working on the techno mage
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu261/saintLconcept/wip4.jpg

NAF-AlexFlores
11-22-2010, 05:30 AM
Awesome work people. :thumbsup:
Here's another update of my corrupted character. :wip:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g317/naf_bucket/Pre%20Dominance%20War%20V/Corrupted_wip2_AlexFlores.jpg

niva
11-22-2010, 07:11 AM
Alex Flores: Looking awesome!

Baron Impossible: Big guy I love, I like his original mace version of the tail though. The red guy I'm not so sure about. His pose is very stiff and unnatural, maybe fine since he's an insect but still comes across that way to human viewing it. If anything I say separate them out into different images, thye just don't seem to belong together. You are incredibly skilled, big guy artwork reminds me of Cole Eastburn's art by the way.

gafana
11-22-2010, 07:46 AM
Hello to all again, here is some progress.
Need to clear first the concept, then going back to the fight scene :)

thank you all for c&c

cya soon whit more update

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/gafana/DW_V/DW_V_vip_002.jpg

davidramonilustracion
11-22-2010, 09:20 AM
Hello


Next step, coloring shadow.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KYmMwiuBqxE/TOpD7Gzvt8I/AAAAAAAAAJg/6NfeUCJJP78/s1600/02.JPG

Schmull
11-22-2010, 12:04 PM
Did some more silhouettes for war general.. But going for corrupted instead now. So technomage and corrupted it is. Havent really planned out corrupted yet..just put something there pretty quickly.http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb124/Schmull/dwwargeneralsilhouette2.jpg?t=1290429795
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb124/Schmull/dw1small.jpg?t=1290429868

Xiven
11-22-2010, 03:30 PM
Hey all, this be my first time joining DW. :D
I really enjoyed looking at everyone's sketches, really great stuff! Keep it up!

Anyway, I've only worked on the Technomage atm, will update on War General soon.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_quos86ZQk4I/TOqYmdE46pI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/UsfORgpHc5s/s1600/technomage_thumbs.jpg

Feedbacks are most appreciated, thanks!

Dazz3r
11-22-2010, 04:10 PM
And here begins the colour, let me know guys what you think cheers.
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5270/corruptedshadow3.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/i/corruptedshadow3.jpg/)

David-J
11-22-2010, 07:43 PM
AlexFlores - Looking great. Can't wait to see it on colour. Looking a tad too symmetrical. Maybe incorporate some bones in some areas to create that asymmetry.

Dazzer - Cool characters. Regarding the colouring, maybe try creating more contrast between the two characters. Right now they seem like they blend together because they are sharing the same colour palette. Also maybe, play with the depth of the composition. Right now both characters seem about the same size although they guy on the left is a bit more on the background.

Schmull
11-22-2010, 09:07 PM
Still not exactly sure how I want the corrupted to look. Well, enough for today, back to it tomorrow!
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb124/Schmull/dw2small.jpg?t=1290463160

RicoD
11-22-2010, 09:34 PM
Hmm, wanted to start painting the final, but looking at my concepts with fresher eyes I felt they could use a bit more design. I tried to keep the overall shape, but changed a few things around. Don't mind the shading, 10 minute job. Spent hours on the lineart, got halfway through and started to get tired of it, so the bottom half is a lot sketchier.

Shadow v2
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s4/RicoD_PB/concept/shadowDesign20101122.jpg

Looks like we got a few new promising additions! Keep it up ppl!

neurolinked
11-22-2010, 10:45 PM
Hi to all guy, i'm returned, I had a moment of artistic down, but I came back with an idea that I like now!
War General VS Corrupted
http://www.kientzproduction.com/Dominance5/DominanceWarV_Pre_Progress_1.jpghttp://www.kientzproduction.com/Contest/Dominance5/DominanceWarV_Pre_Progress_1.jpg
I hope to do it in time.
I still continued to follow the thread and I must say that there are a lot of good work!

Dazz3r
11-22-2010, 11:41 PM
Latest before going to bed for sleeeeep!! lol

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/5320/corruptedshadow4.jpg (http://img827.imageshack.us/i/corruptedshadow4.jpg/)

ShogunWarrior
11-23-2010, 12:26 AM
Alex Flores: Hey Alex i like your design. I can't wait to see it completed. Keep up the good work my friend awesome job so far. It gives me inspiration to try to draw. As you can see im not a good artist and i need to work on my skills. I haven't been drawing lately and just seeing your work makes me realize dreams do come true! hit me up, take care for now.

pkcho
11-23-2010, 12:33 AM
That's what I'm doing now.....Corrupted and shadow.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0uNHYV-1Y3M/TOsZGtMB5lI/AAAAAAAAAQA/vtxvAZ2bE8U/s1600/DW-001-3-L.jpg

ROBOTTANK
11-23-2010, 02:52 AM
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa215/hafdedplatoonleader/DWVmini2.jpg

A quick preliminary sketch (technomage/general)..

HuiTian
11-23-2010, 04:48 AM
did some character designs,chose two of them:
1.war General
the keywords of the characters are:strength, domineering, strong,mighty, mysterious

I use the design of mask to hide true colors
Exaggerated upward thick armor reflects the characters has a strong, domineering compelling features.
Considerations of the lower body are pants and robe,Pants design looks more like a fighter or a Warrior.
The robe plus the cloak is able to show its leading temperament of the overlord of all
the design of chains and skull can strengthen the characters features

2.technomage
the keywords of the characters are:
Sexy, beautiful, can summon powerful things. (they Gather the aura of universe to form a powerful magical Light)
The clothing simple and elegant, Sexy legs exposed. using the magic wand ,control the magical light.
^_______^

gafana
11-23-2010, 07:15 AM
some progress whit the general, still searching the right design for him :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/gafana/DW_V/DW_V_vip_003.jpg

soulspline
11-23-2010, 07:38 AM
great work guys!! my work has been really slowing me down on my concepts i still hope i can still post can join :(

davidramonilustracion
11-23-2010, 08:53 AM
Hello

Starting with War General, this going to take a lot of hours.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_KYmMwiuBqxE/TOuOhFK6teI/AAAAAAAAAJk/2oKdbdxyWgY/s1600/dw01+copia.jpg

petrel
11-23-2010, 09:16 AM
i just want to try if i can reply before i post myworks.....

Confuzzled
11-23-2010, 09:51 AM
First timer, only found out about this dominance war thingy like... nowish. Anyway, here's a crack at it. Technomage and the Corrupted.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l224/AmandaLemmer/predom1.jpg

huntianzhiren
11-23-2010, 12:41 PM
Hi everyone..This is the first time I jion in "DW". Goodluck! I love this game~:thumbsup:
http://w1qiua.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pGOvAqeci2P_vOVK8PS7bxvHdgub03tDH-9gVv5UG-Uee8rBS45jpDgLV_v9Ao8IhJYWdemdP4OydecFnMehTUQOMVWCGGvQH/2236881639921223402.jpg?psid=1

bazil645
11-23-2010, 10:13 PM
Shadow vs. Technomage
here's some cleaned up line art for the final image, ofc needs some tweaking, but its just to give you an idea of my progress.
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bazil645/battleDW.jpg

Twi
11-23-2010, 10:26 PM
@bazil645: I don't think the pose on your mage is entirely right. His legs, to be more precise. And also I think your shadow would look better if the left arm is seen as well. I can hardly call myself good at dynamic pose drawing though, so it would be nice if somebody backed me up on this :) Good progress though, GL!

saintlconcept
11-24-2010, 02:21 AM
hi guys!, finally more live coming here lol, i think this would be my final
any idea what i could add for it crits please XD
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu261/saintLconcept/dominancewarfinal.jpg

saint-max
11-24-2010, 05:58 AM
Here is my War General concept, i will work more on the armor and try to get the calligraphy done.
http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu336/noobovich/wargeneralconcept1.jpg

NAF-AlexFlores
11-24-2010, 06:42 AM
Thanks for the comments guys!
ShogunWarrior- Thank you for the kind words, I'm glad to hear you find it inspiring. :) how can you say you're not a good artist, i saw your works, great stuff! keep it up dude! :thumbsup:

BaronImpossible- Great stuff, pretty fast too! :)

Here is another update of Corrupted, hopefully I'll move on to the next guy later on this week.
Cheers! :beer:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g317/naf_bucket/Pre%20Dominance%20War%20V/Corrupted_wip3_AlexFlores.jpg

jsn
11-24-2010, 11:54 AM
Looking great all!!!
First time at the computer for a few days, wanna show wot I've been doin!
While catchin trains buses and when ever I get the time, sometimes like today, standing on a packed train sketchin wot I can, and recently tryin to workout how to improve my concept art.
.new to the thread?, my paintings are from the beginning to a few pages back.
..soon update!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewarskchz.jpg

rocbir
11-24-2010, 02:50 PM
Upload a sketch.
I designed a strong fearless generals and a female mage.
Female Mage use magic in the back. It is a glowing monster.
:hmm:

Ranarh
11-24-2010, 06:25 PM
Let's see - I toothed up the Corrupted's clothing and made it more spikey. I fixed the General's hammer and ciseled the team logo into his hip (it's much to faint there, so I'll place it in the corner, too, I guess).
Just some more little adjustments left, and then I'll be done.
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/328/5/0/pre_domwar_wip4_by_ranarh-d33ik5g.jpg

Schmull
11-24-2010, 08:01 PM
Corrupted and technomage.. hanging out in a greveyard at the moment lol.. not sure what setting to have em in.http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb124/Schmull/dw4color.jpg?t=1290631985

jbballaran
11-24-2010, 08:40 PM
Wow, lotta new entries in here!

Here's an update from mine... Still a loong way to go, but having fun working at this thing. Will get rid of the TechnoMages at the back if I feel like I won't make it... But I won't be able to show their armor opening up and them magically firing at the enemy... Which will be disappointing.

wip4:
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8172/gentechwip4.jpg

stridiggio
11-25-2010, 01:38 AM
nice progress guys! looking forward to more...
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6SMp5uuYlZo/TO3Jq-W5jOI/AAAAAAAAEp0/-gTOtUX4UFA/s1600/DW5-preA.jpg

RicoD
11-25-2010, 01:48 AM
Cool, more entries!

War General design v2. Finally I can start on the final piece.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s4/RicoD_PB/concept/warGeneral_v2_.jpg

madbot
11-25-2010, 02:03 AM
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=157909&stc=1

quick update on my corrupted, technomage to come soon,

love what everyone is doing so far

pkcho
11-25-2010, 05:13 AM
slow process......

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0uNHYV-1Y3M/TO39_js7dgI/AAAAAAAAAQE/dPCOdWHBCEo/s1600/DW-001-4-L.jpg

davidramonilustracion
11-25-2010, 10:23 AM
Hello

Detailing the War General

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KYmMwiuBqxE/TO5G1zs1qRI/AAAAAAAAAJo/4PdP3I2Zw5k/s1600/04.JPG

yigit
11-25-2010, 01:29 PM
Hey guys, great works so far.It will be my first participation to the main challenge, so i decided to warm up with this one and also thought its a nice opportunity to know the team better.I don't know if i can find time to finish it until deadline but even if i can't ,it will surely be fun to share thoughts with you under this topic.
I made a quick sketch of for the corrupted character.There are some parts im not totally happy with but surely i'll fix those in my next wip image.

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/8196/corruptedwip1yigitkorog.jpg
Comments are most welcome

jsn
11-25-2010, 03:32 PM
Wow!...awesome lookin new concepts!!!
Keep 'em comin!, we have a great lookin team here!

I've change some things, but still goin with my main concept!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar074.jpg

neurolinked
11-25-2010, 08:04 PM
Hi everyone, this is my last update.

http://www.kientzproduction.com/Contest/Dominance5/DominanceWarV_Pre_Progress_2.jpg

I've view more stunning update, goooood work men!
sanintlconcept: good work, i think that you should add more contrast to add volume, because it look like a little flat.
NAF-AlexFlores: really good work, i've expect to see the other character
Huitian: post another update, I'm waiting :)
jsn: you're working very hard, good !
rawwad: I like your sketch !
yigit: Fantastic concept !!!

jsn
11-26-2010, 03:18 AM
neurolinked- thanks! keep the updates comin!,...looks like an easy to read action scene!

...more detailing!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar075.jpg

DreadReaper
11-26-2010, 04:06 AM
I chose to to the War General and the Shadow. This is my early sketch. I know I only have a few days left but I have been out of computer access for several weeks, so here goes! I will post updates as I go, but for now if anyone sees anything that could help me improve DON'T HESITATE TO CRITIQUE ME! :D

Also, I am representing Polycount.

-Dread_Reaper

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWarVPreWar2.jpg

HuiTian
11-26-2010, 04:54 AM
Drew several composition. General and mages are the same team .
I want to show momentum, and can fully display the design of characters, so as

to make reference to 3d.
I think that Perspective view or action too big may keep out some structure and design, it is

unfavorable to show the design of characters.^^

jsn
11-26-2010, 05:07 AM
HuiTian- I think all your compositions are looking good! Which one will you choose?

...back later!

petrel
11-26-2010, 06:07 AM
war general and his technomage lieutenant

young general comes from a high ranking noble family.The young man has been trying so hard to prove he is not just"someone's son" .Now, before the potential "great war",he and his lieutenant are investigating frontier of the territory....by the way,just now,they decided to have offspring once the end of the war...
http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g96/99696/99696_1290754900_submedium.jpg

saint-max
11-26-2010, 10:05 AM
Hi all
here is an update for the wargeneral concept :Dhttp://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu336/noobovich/wargeneralconcept3.jpg

Xiven
11-26-2010, 11:14 AM
Hey all, here's an update from me.


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_quos86ZQk4I/TO-jdrExaFI/AAAAAAAAAPU/Q0C2e-0Hwnw/s1600/DW5_thumbs003x1000.jpg

Dazz3r
11-26-2010, 12:26 PM
Hi guys, this is my finished version, unless anyone can pick out anything glaringly worng? I wanted to ask, by posting my final entry here, does this mean my entry is submitted?? or is there anything else I need to do as I have never entered one of these comps before. Any help is welcome.

[/url][url="http://img231.imageshack.us/i/corruptedshadowfinal.jpg/"]http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1908/corruptedshadowfinal.jpg (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/corruptedshadowfinal.jpg/)

petrel
11-26-2010, 01:19 PM
Hi guys, this is my finished version, unless anyone can pick out anything glaringly worng? I wanted to ask, by posting my final entry here, does this mean my entry is submitted?? or is there anything else I need to do as I have never entered one of these comps before. Any help is welcome.

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/1908/corruptedshadowfinal.jpg (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/corruptedshadowfinal.jpg/)

i cant see your image,i can only see a red cross.but i can see other one's image,can you see my image?

gafana
11-26-2010, 01:28 PM
Hello again to all, and nice progress. Keep it up whit the good work .
here is some progress from me, soon i focus on the fight scene.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/gafana/DW_V/DW_V_vip_004.jpg

cya

petrel
11-26-2010, 02:50 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g96/99696/99696_1290785374_submedium.jpg
however general is a man with the beast heart,his lieutenant used to be a human girl,with his instigating,poor girl was brainwashed,being converted to technomage....sometimes,her remaining conscious could still ring some bell....

DreadReaper
11-26-2010, 04:43 PM
So I posted my first WIP last night but it doesn't seem to be appearing... so here is my next WIP. Its a War General about to be assassinated by a Shadow. Any constructive criticism is greatly appreciated!

-Dread_Reaper

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWarVPreWar2-1.jpg

RicoD
11-26-2010, 08:36 PM
@HuiTian: All 4 have their own strong points, but the first things that came to mind when I saw them were as follows;

top-left: clean with a classic movie poster feel to it.
top-right: iconic. Has a Frazetta-ish quality to it.
bottom-left: more dynamic. Feels like certain comic book covers.
bottom-right: iconic and clean. Feels like they're posing.

Not sure which direction you want to take it, but hope it helps!

Dazz3r
11-26-2010, 09:33 PM
Hi guys, I asked this before but no one has answered yet, do we just upload our finished wip for it to be submitted into the mini-comp??

jsn
11-26-2010, 10:09 PM
Dazz3r- I'm pretty sure you can post it here anytime, and it's hard to find but, I'm sure I've read somewhere that there will be a final submissions thread started before the D-line.

Dazz3r
11-26-2010, 10:12 PM
jsn - cheers dude! :)

Edit: I've actually updated my entry as I didnt have the team logo on the characters or my name/contact details, all should be fine now.

jsn
11-27-2010, 06:40 AM
Dazz3r- no worries man! looks good too!

DreadReaper- I can see your other post!, looks interesting, wait for an update!

Not long to go, keep posting updates! They look great!


...another update!

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar077.jpg

madbot
11-27-2010, 09:14 AM
http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww25/homercleaz/corrupted-value-quickie.jpg

Here's a quick value marker sketch. I'd love to know what people think, not always confident with my values. Technomage coming up.

Xiven
11-27-2010, 09:25 AM
Here's a quick value marker sketch. I'd love to know what people think, not always confident with my values. Technomage coming up.

Imo, there isn't enough contrast, could still use some darker values.
The highlights are too big, too much white coming from the right, perhaps you could darken the legs area and give it smaller highlights compared to the face, that way the focus will be around the face area.

Just my 2 cents.

Keep up the good work all!

NRubric
11-27-2010, 10:47 AM
So... here a rough sketch for my final scene.

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww101/CrixDorius/WIP-001.jpg

bazil645
11-27-2010, 11:25 AM
thrown on a bit of colour here and there :P
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bazil645/DW5.jpg

RicoD
11-27-2010, 12:37 PM
@bazil645: Looks promising Jack! I don't know how far you are with this, but a warning or FYI if you will. I'd check the anatomy, since they're off atm. Just looking at your Shadow, the following points are incorrect and could use some correcting:
Her feet are very large. The problem lies primarily in the toes, since the rest are large, but still proportional to the length of her legs. I don't know if this is intentional, but since she looks rather humanoid, it'll look more like errors than choice.
The knees don't connect the thighs and calfs right.
The foreshortening of the left arm and hand aren't going right, nor the connection between the upper and lower arms. Her hands are also very small, especially when compared to her feet.
The torso is too long.
The right arm is also rendered in such a way that it looks like the arm is twisted in a strange manner. I had to look really hard to see it was an arm protector, not a muscle in spasm.

The general seems to have similar problems, like the long torso (but not quite so distorted as the shadow's) and small hands problem. Just telling you now, before you go too far with rendering and it becomes too much work to correct. Good luck!

Schmull
11-27-2010, 04:13 PM
Progress progress. Misty forest at night.. does that work? Im not sure hehe.
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb124/Schmull/dw5small.jpg?t=1290877976

BaronImpossible
11-27-2010, 07:24 PM
Loads of great concepts since I last visited, nice work everyone. And thanks for the comments. Niva - Thanks, Cole Eastburn is one of my favourite artists.

Just messing around. If I have time I'd like to do a second pair and see which I prefer but I may not have time. Anyhow, here's a rough sketch of a fish general I did this afternoon.

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3765/fishgeneralsketch.jpg

RicoD
11-27-2010, 09:25 PM
I blocked in the basic shapes for the final and did a first shading and light block in. Think I'm going to go with this composition and colours basically. Probably a bit more blue in the shadows, less orange in the light and a secondary, diffused overhead light source (you know, the sky). I want to go for a battle in a dusty environment with the sun dawning.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s4/RicoD_PB/concept/finalBlockIn20101127.jpg

@BaronImpossible: I like your new War General. Especially the sea creature influences. ;) (I have octopus, Dunkleosteus and crab influences in mine :p )

@Schmull: Something about your corrupted kind of reminds me of that orange hairy monster from Bugs Bunny. It gives it something different from the usual more spikey designs most people tend to go for.

neurolinked
11-27-2010, 10:39 PM
BaronImpossible: the last Fish General it's outstanding!
jsn: i like much more the composition now, look at the bottom of the female char there is something that seems strange in the legs, the connection with the hip don't work. ;)

Hi everyone, a little update for the corrupted and the background, please comment ;)

http://www.kientzproduction.com/Contest/Dominance5/DominanceWarV_Pre_Progress_3.jpg

madbot
11-28-2010, 06:59 AM
Imo, there isn't enough contrast, could still use some darker values.
The highlights are too big, too much white coming from the right, perhaps you could darken the legs area and give it smaller highlights compared to the face, that way the focus will be around the face area.

Just my 2 cents.

Keep up the good work all!

Thanks Xiven, I like your 2 cents. I'm going to be putting both my Corrupted & Technomage together soon and begin painting, but I'll take into account what you have said, thanks. By the way love what you've done so far, looking forward to seeing more.

Baronimpossible: I love the first finished image you submitted, but I gotta say that new war general looks great, that is one nasty looking weapon, hopefully you'll have time to finish the second pair.
AlexFlores: Love the pose on your Corrupted, great progress so far.
Yigit: That Corrupted rocks. The only thing I'm not sure about is his shape, is he maybe too top heavy? I'm not sure those legs would hold him up. Hope that's an okay crit.
Schmull: I think the misty forest works, it's different, just like your Corrupted. I agree with RicoD about the bugs bunny/hairy monster reference.

Keep up the great work everyone!

jsn
11-28-2010, 11:34 AM
neurolinked- thanks man! creating ideas for that!


...for now, this is where I'm at! update soon!

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar078.jpg

petrel
11-28-2010, 12:27 PM
BaronImpossible (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=131731) vbmenu_register("postmenu_6782256", true); ,i can't see your work,maybe cuz i am in china,i can only see a red cross

ersinerturk
11-28-2010, 12:56 PM
Hey everyone! I've checked through a few pages and great works so far! I hope it's not too late to start posting. Even if I can't make it in time, it'll be warm-up for the main challenge.

Mine's going to be a battle between a war general and a technomage. Characters are going to be pretty much like these. I'll give some basic info about them later.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/altair4444/charactersketches.png

I'm starting to work on the final image directly. After the first sketches I'll check up all the works posted.

Good luck everyone!

BaronImpossible
11-28-2010, 03:23 PM
Nice work, guys, thanks for the comments. Had the idea of keeping the old Corrupted and replacing the Shadow with the fish general. It's at times like this I wish I used layers...
(Petrel - could be because you're in China. I'm using Imageshack so if they don't allow access to that you won't be able to see them I'm afraid)

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4856/predwwip2.jpg

Xiven
11-28-2010, 06:31 PM
bazil645 : Wow, very dynamic and awesome prespective, looking forward to see the finish.

Schmull : I'm liking how what's going on in this piece here, your Corrupted is really funky in a good way. xD

RicoD : Looks good, and action packed, but I kinda feel like the shield is messing up the flow of your composition. Maybe it is just me. =/

neurolinked : Imo, I think you could still improve the line of action of the War General like your Corrupted.

madbot : Thanks, I'll be adding more details on mine, hopefully I'll be able to finish it by the end of the deadline. D:

jsn : Really like what's going on here, like someone said before, the War General's freaky eyes are awesome. xD I feel like your Technomage could use more slender curves around her hips, looks kinda flabby now. =x

ersinerturk : Awesome anatomy there, looking forward to seeing the final image.

BaronImpossible : Damn you're hardworking! Really like all 3 of your characters. Too bad you're replacing Hush, I really like her pose. But perhaps it is for the better, your War General looks kick ass too.

Awesome job and keep up the great work all!

Dazz3r
11-28-2010, 07:20 PM
Firstly, thanks to certain members who contributed some feedback. Couldn't see it before but it was a bit muddled. I've rolled the image back a few steps and just focussed on the characters more. Feedback Welcome guys....

...Baron, I love the new war general, you have to finish him!! Can't wait to see it done.

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/6742/corruptedshadow8.jpg (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/corruptedshadow8.jpg/)

Rheinmetall
11-28-2010, 08:09 PM
Hi everybody,

I changed the original idea of my work. My previous concept was simple and was not dynamic. I changed the position of the characters and the environment. Now I prefer. In the pictures you can see the process I followed. The next step is color.

Thanks to all!!!

http://www.dabanaworks.com/dw5/mini-pdw5.jpg
http://www.dabanaworks.com/dw5/minidwv-war-general-jaime-martinez-2.jpg
http://www.dabanaworks.com/dw5/minidwv-war-general-jaime-martinez-3.jpg

BaronImpossible
11-28-2010, 08:52 PM
Xiven - thanks. Might not replace Hush, just playing around with this other character to see what happens really.

Dazz3r - 10X better, nice job!

Rheinmetall - nice work, very dynamic. Look forward to seeing it develop.

Started on the colour work for my fish general. Might give him his teeth back at some stage, make him look like a shark.

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5470/wip21.jpg

jbballaran
11-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Hello guys.

BaronImpossible - Awesome fishy general :) Not sure if I like him better than the red insect you had before though. I bow at your speed *worships* I'm sure you'll be able to finish this character as well.

Rheinmetall - Love that big, armored general! I'm just not sure if the Shadow there can really defeat him face to face like that. Great action in your scene!

Dazz3r - I like your take on the Corrupted. He looks really freaky. A bit of highlight on the right leg of your technomage might help it pop out a bit though. It's kinda blending in with the background too closely I think.

ersinerturk - Goodluck, hope you can finish in time. (Same goes for me :P)

jsn - I'm liking the new direction you got going there. Though that head of the creature on the left's suggesting something a bit phallic there lol (Probably just me)

neurolinked - Awesome composition. I really feel like your characaters are about to clash big time, like in a fighting game or something.

RicoD - Nice angle you got going on there.

Schmull - Scary looking thing there. The gushing wound on his head looks like it hurts.

bazil645 - Nice dynamic angle. Though I'd suggest you bring your characters more together so you could zoom in closer to them both and not have too many empty areas around the scene?

MY UPDATE: Hope I can finish!!!
Flipped the image. It "feels" better this way somehow...
CnC welcome (we'll see if I've time to properly address them if any) Next post will hopefully be the finished piece.

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/6804/gentechwip6.jpg

Btw, snooped around the other sites. They've got some amazing stuff going on in their forums Wow o.O

Goodluck to us all! :D

gafana
11-28-2010, 09:44 PM
some small progress

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/gafana/DW_V/DW_V_vip_005.jpg

jsn
11-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Xiven- thanks! your composition looks good,...have they joined forces or is she sneaking up on him?
...yep, I've gone through many changes with the look of my Technomage,...still changing!

Rheinmetall- looks great!,...proportions and perspectives lookin good!

BaronImpossible- fish general looks awesome!!! love the colours!

ahbeejieh- thanks!...phallic?, which character?
love the detailing you're putting in, lookin very nice!

stridiggio
11-29-2010, 12:51 AM
Great updates of everyone,,love the new changes there.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6SMp5uuYlZo/TPMFO2ccVhI/AAAAAAAAEp8/VNWmxlY_wH0/s1600/DW5-preA.jpg

RicoD
11-29-2010, 01:22 AM
@neurolinked: As ahbeejieh mentioned, there's a very classical feel to it. Nice! Looking forward to seeing it rendered.
@jsn: Your new direction has a voyeuristic quality to it. ;) It gives it more of a narrative feel, so nice going! I think you can add to it by having the soldiers in front darker in value, almost silhouette like with rim lights coming from the window. The foreshortening of the techmage is a tad too extreme I think.
@Xiven: Not sure what you mean with the flow of the image, but I did notice the shield's direction is impossible with the arm angled like that. Nice spotting the flaw with the shield, I only noticed when I tried to figure out how the handles would work. Hope this angle fixes the flow problem as well. would be cool, since I don't really see it. If it doesn't could you show in what manner it disrupts it ?
@Dazz3r: If you still feel like working on it, how about using the extra time to add some texture variation ? Right now everything has similarly smooth textures. I think if you made the tree bark rougher, the skulls dirty and gritty, the sand more gritty and such it'll really make the image pop. You can still keep the shadow's skin and metal parts smooth and it'll look even smoother when contrasted with the rougher and grittier textures around it. And maybe the corrupted can have some spots on it's skin. Looks too clean for something called 'corrupted' now I think.
@Rheinmetall: Looking good! I liked seeing your process as well. Thnx for that! Looking forward to seeing it progress!
@BaronImpossible: You're a machine I tell you! A machine! ;)
@ahbeejieh: It's really starting to come together now! One thing though, the general looks like he's about to fall back on his butt with both his legs so much forward. This moves his centre of gravity to an unbalanced position.

Update:
I thought I could paint without detailed line art, but I really couldn't. So had to sketch it. I started putting in more values for the general, but think it needs more punch. I think it needs more contrast. Once that's into place I can start with similar treatments for the Shadow(s) and hopefully start tidying and detailing by wednesday or thursday. And in case anyone's wondering, no, I haven't decided on colours yet. Basically I'm just doing values atm. I think colours are really hard.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s4/RicoD_PB/concept/finalRendering20101129.jpg

yigit
11-29-2010, 01:27 AM
Today i could find some time to render the corrupted a bit more .probably i'll have some free time within a couple of days so i can finish this.
Madbot : i think the legs could carry the monster but i see your point, maybe i should work more on the feet , gotta examine some hoof anatomy :)
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/5681/corruptedwip2yigitkorog.jpg

jbballaran
11-29-2010, 01:55 AM
yigit - freaky, crazy design!

RicoD - that four legged thing is looking mighty cool. can't wait to see it in detail! About my general, yes I was kinda trying to make him look drunk or bloodied up and losing his balance. Want the story to be like the Technomages have come as reinforcements to save the General's remaining army and they've been kinda used as a final assault that'll make their side win this war... Or something like that. (Yes I am full of shit sometimes lol) Will have a ravaged army in the background there to try and show more of this idea I got. I hope it works :P

stridiggio - cool weapons :D

jsn - thank you jsn, glad you like. Here's what I was kinda pointing with the phallic thingy. Dunno if it's just me but this here's looking a little 'happy' to me xD

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/351/jsnphallic.jpg

DeathMetalDan
11-29-2010, 05:01 AM
Switchin' up my War General to be more of an alien/mech rather than purely mechanical. Here's a quick pencil drawing I did while I was at work... and a grayscale without any rendering or texture. I hope to get the rendering and possibly colors done tonight so I can start on the shadow tomorrow which I plan to keep my previous design, but work on a new pose...

Pencils:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/Animeshinobi/photo.jpg

Grays:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/Animeshinobi/GrayscaleWG.jpg

Mercenary-Artist
11-29-2010, 07:53 AM
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/333/5/9/pre_dominancewar_v_wip3_by_mercenary_artist-d33ukga.png

Wow lots of new entries here since my last, lots of great concepts!

Third pass, added base colors and did the initial paint pass...

Critique Appreciated!

davidramonilustracion
11-29-2010, 11:52 AM
Hello

More details, this is going too slowly, I'm not sure I will be able to finish on time. I'll try to, anyway.

I've seen very good works in this thread during last days.
Keep on working.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_KYmMwiuBqxE/TPOfRRICJaI/AAAAAAAAAJs/CrruU4e_wMc/s1600/05.JPG

davidramonilustracion blog (http://davidramonilustracion.blogspot.com/)

jsn
11-29-2010, 12:21 PM
RicoD- thanks very much!,..yeah, still working on my Technomage!, sketched a bit today on the train, come up with new ideas, will show soon!
Your concept is coming along nicely, still early stages, so I wanna see more detail before I comment, keep pushing!

yigit- looking pretty wicked!!!, can't wait to see colour!

ahbeejieh- I see wot u mean!, aahahahaaa!!!,...yep, I'll soften that abit soon, thanks! :-)

DeathMetalDan- nice evil lookin head!, cool concept!, lookin forward to colours!

Mercenary-Artist- love the colours!, looks like you're doin a good job!, more work on details and this is gonna look sweet as!

davidramonilustracion- you've put alot of effort into this!, love the general!!!, will you add a background?

One week to go! This is a great lookin thread! Let's push each other to polish off our works of art! (in a friendly way)

Abhishek009
11-29-2010, 12:47 PM
hello everyone,
this is my entry for this challenge! yeah, it's seem to be late but i try my best to finish on time.

well, this is climatic battle between Shadow and Technomage.
Critique Appreciated!http://images.orkut.com/orkut/photos/OgAAABAhr9tX4xZ_zATqxGTGMrNRBfKxN4-nzMNG4_A6qGlpDFBQ8PC1ag0FKGf3DAgFLRz6LTlRs0wnt0dgaEBHkrAAm1T1UA5arAtKS-zpm32D7COyl5pARkmZ.jpg

jsn
11-29-2010, 02:38 PM
Changed my Technomage, now she's kinda projected out from her suit!

...more tomorra!

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s74/jsnzart/private/JFDomWarV/JFdominancewar079.jpg

BaronImpossible
11-29-2010, 06:51 PM
Thanks for the comments, guys. Some nice stuff coming through.

Only spent an hour or so on this today. Basically just painted his sword-fish, er, sword. And given him his teeth back.

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/992/wip220.jpg

Intervain
11-29-2010, 07:21 PM
my god Simon, your work's so bloody awesome. I love how you use colours on your creatures :eek: I totally want to model the greenish dude :buttrock: