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DreadReaper
04-22-2011, 09:42 PM
He is the enemy of all existence. To say that he is an avatar of destruction would be insufficient to describe his terrifying power. He does not simply annihilate, he erases. His purpose will not be achieved until all that has ever been and all that will ever be is consumed by his endless maw. He is The Eternal Void. He is the Last Darkness. He is the God of Oblivion.


So with THAT out of the way let's get down to business. I am still hammering out some of the character design so that I can do the ortho before I do the final piece because I'm still playing around with ideas and shapes. Right now I am having his body emerging out of a black hole and the core of his body and those tentacles made of some kind of nebula gas. I am going with the theme of mouths and those pure black eyes because I think they seem kind of mindless. All comments welcome! So glad to be participating in the war!

-Dread_Reaper

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWar5ortho.jpg

Ferx
04-22-2011, 10:14 PM
Cool concept, like your idea for that god and nice first sketch. The "line" of teeth crossing the body puts a "dark" touch in the concept, cool!.Good luck and waiting for more updates. Cheers!! :beer:

PavelSokov
04-24-2011, 08:15 AM
That is actually a really ****ing cool design! That kind that makes me wish I came up with it haha.
I would totally trade designs with you at this point, even though I'm done my modeling sheet.

Too late now I guess!

The only problem is that the black hole reads as water!

DreadReaper
04-24-2011, 06:15 PM
That is actually a really ****ing cool design! That kind that makes me wish I came up with it haha.
I would totally trade designs with you at this point, even though I'm done my modeling sheet.

Too late now I guess!

The only problem is that the black hole reads as water!

Yeah I don't really know how to make the black hole look different. I mean, a black hole isn't really even visible so I am just trying to approximate something for the side view of the modeling sheet. The glamor shot will have a very different pose and won't look so stupid lol.

However I am moving along with this piece, finally got the nebula tentacles roughed out, still wondering about what color to make his body? Suggestions would be VERY appreciated!

-Dread_Reaper

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWar5ortho2.jpg

DreadReaper
04-26-2011, 03:56 PM
Taking a break from the modeling sheet since I'm getting happier with it, now its time to start on the glamor shot... and here's the sketch!

My only concern is keeping enough of the god in the picture so its not disqualified. He's coming out of the black hole and devouring whole galaxies. Yep. Please give me some critiques!

-Dread_Reaper

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWar5glamor.jpg

budley
04-26-2011, 07:52 PM
It's a difficult one, figuring out a composition that's interesting without cutting off any of your God. I really like the angle you have here, perhaps you could just pull the camera back a little to include more now and then nearer the time crop it into a more dynamic shot? I especially like the way all your lines are converging on your figure or encircling him - makes for a really well read image. As far as body colour goes I'd look at the last Fantastic Four film with the silver surfer, they had some kind of planet devouring god in that and I remember him being particularly impressive. Alternatively the Balrog from Lord of The Rings or the Smoke/Shadow monster from Inkheart - all very useful reference for your God!

lappixx0
04-26-2011, 11:11 PM
Hey I like your character and dynamic composition! And,, I think if you show your character's entire body, it would be more interesting and can give more visual information.

DreadReaper
04-29-2011, 06:56 AM
So taking your advice I pulled the camera back so that he wouldn't be so squished. I am liking it quite a bit actually. The color palette is absolutely pissing me off to no end. If we didn't need to have our forum's colors I would be tempted to just go black and white. Anyone got any ideas? I am thinking of making the skin texture seem kind of slimy...

-Dread_Reaper

P.S. Those yellowish smudges will be galaxies.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWar5glamor2.jpg

DreadReaper
05-02-2011, 03:43 AM
Very true about the colors, I think I have done some good correcting them. I am still not satisfied with the black hole, it still seems very boring and out of place. Still the rest of the rendering if going along well and I am pleased with it. I keep hearing that I need to "show more of his body, but with my design that's really all he is, a creepy floating torso coming out of a black hole. Not really any legs or anything to show. Budley, I used your smoke suggestion and I am getting happier with the tentacles (not happy quite yet though). Overall its coming along.

-Dread_Reaper

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWar5glamor3.jpg

DreadReaper
05-07-2011, 06:38 AM
So I changed up the composition a little bit since it was really hard to tell that he was in a black hole. I am much happier with it now. I am also wrapping the nebula tentacles in flesh tentacles because they seemed disconnected from the character. So much work to do, so little time. :(

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWar5glamor4.jpg

-Dread_Reaper

DreadReaper
05-10-2011, 04:24 PM
Rendering and level tweaking still have to be done but I'm nearing the end (as is the deadline!) I still gotta make sure I have enough time to finish the orthographic views as well. Blarg and I'm moving into my new house this week! Oh the humanity! Just hope I finish and get to bask in the reflected light of so many awesome entries. :)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWar5glamor6.jpg

-Dread_Reaper

DreadReaper
05-12-2011, 08:35 AM
I ditched the galaxies and changed them to planets. SO much better than before, really like the way it reads now, less giant glowy blobs. I might add a few more planets but at this point I need to finish the ortho like yesterday.

-Dread_Reaper

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWar5glamor7.jpg

DreadReaper
05-13-2011, 04:08 PM
Final Glamour Shot:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWar5glamorFINAL.jpg

Quick question: I was checking the Dominance War main page where it has threads for all of CG Society's entires. For some reason my entry wasn't listed on that page. Is there something I need to do to get on there? I'm just a little paranoid since my Pre-War entry was submitted and didn't make it to the judging phase. Thanks! Up next is the ortho and workflow sheet but the 7 day extension should help immensely.

-Dread_Reaper

Scriar
05-13-2011, 05:34 PM
Hi, your paintings coming along well. I think perhaps if you separated the values of the characters body a bit more from the values of the background it would help add more depth to the painting.

As for you question, you need to register on the main website, and then go to the cgsociety section and click on add entry. Then just follow the instructions that pop up. There will be a waiting period before your thumbnail etc is approved.

hope that helps. Good luck :)

budley
05-15-2011, 10:17 AM
Nick, sorry for not replying sooner! Your image is definitely working now and you were absolutely right to change the spirals for planets. Moving house at this time?? You must be crazy! I agree with Scriar regarding the values in the background. If you desaturated and darkened the tentacles as they approached your god (and into the blackhole) it will help add depth and also make him really stand out since he'll be a much stronger focus - I think this is especially important with the foreshortened hand in the foreground. This hand really adds depth but at present doesn't immediately read as the closest element due to the similarly coloured, detailed and tonal values of the tentacles surrounding it. Last few days - looking forward to seeing the final posts! Keep it up buddy!

You defo need to get your entry up on the front page too, whatever it takes get it up there, else everyone may not get to see your magic!
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DreadReaper
05-20-2011, 04:36 PM
Whooooooo I got my internet back online! Just in time to submit! here's the final now I have to go to work aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

-Dread_Reaper

@Scriar - Thanks so much dude, I didn't get my pre-war entry in because I didn't know how to submit it.

@Budley - Tried to implement your suggestions as best I could, desaturating and darkening the background and parts of the character while lightning and bringing forward other parts. I'd give you more rep if it would allow me to.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a36/Dread_Reaper/DominanceWar5glamorFINAL-1.jpg

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