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03 March 2011, 05:24 PM
hi all,

i'll try my luck with this competition. hope to see some great art and maybe i can contribute something interesting :)
may the force be with you!

Concepts coming soon....

Latest Image:

03 March 2011, 08:12 PM
ok, here we go...
the idea:
a goddess like a warmonger, floating on clouds over the battlefield; who plays on her war drums and bawls to intimidate the enemys but also with the ability to make even children brave as warriors.

some key notes:
- war, violence, hate, rage, chaos, furious, destruction, motivation, intimidation
- lumbering, slow, loud, runes on skin...

the initial sketch:

and some rough ideas - not sure if i should keep her human or give her an animal theme/ touch.
also have to think about the god theme - what does it mean, how to implement it, so it does not look like a stupid monster in the sky ;)

03 March 2011, 02:27 AM
wow this is looking really cool, sketch number 4 looks very nice...but all ideas are nice..good work so far! :thumbsup:

03 March 2011, 11:24 AM
Yeah, the biro-sketch rocks. I can nearly feel that fat-old woman smashing the drums. :D Great start!

03 March 2011, 02:17 PM
thank you to both of you.

ok, i'm thinking about another idea. don't know which will be better. the first one has mabye a more goddes or battle character, but i like the new one for his character. but he seems not very mighty and battle friendly (more a yoda like character :) ). and the challenge is about power and combat...
what do you think? :)

the idea:
god of forest. keeper of nature, life and death (a bit like in the anime mononoke). can blink, suck life of plants and animals dry but can also give life back.

key notes:
calm, peaceful, renewable power, scrawny, inconspicuous

inspiration was this foto i took from a tree:

and the quick concept:
little cute spirits are living on him and will be sitting everywhere which is missing right now...

03 March 2011, 04:07 PM
the first guy looks like a warlord leading a battle whereas the tree guy feels like a wise god controlling something bigger in life.
both look great and got equal potential to become awesome looking characters.
if i had done those concepts i would most definitely have gone with the last guy though. maybe adding some fireflies or butterflies around him on simple alpha planes. having his arms in a meditating position or something alike..
looking forward to follow your progress whatever you choose to do!

03 March 2011, 07:22 PM
Dude I think that second concept works! It'd be awesome to put that God on in a night scene with glowing forest objects like they have in Avatar. I think you can take some inspiration from shamans. =)

03 March 2011, 10:38 AM
Nice concepts. I definitely like the tree guy.

04 April 2011, 06:34 PM
thank you guys - it helped me alot to make a decision and go with the treeguy.

thx, yeah some random flying objects around him and meditation pose are good ideas.

hehe, something like this i head in mind for the beauty shot. just not with glowing nature, instead he should be the one who is glowing and special. but thanks, definitely will keep that in mind and will do some research for the shaman direction - thanks.

i did many sketches in the last days and tried to get rid of the skinny and innocuous look. so i cut his legs off and played with different head decorations for a more powerful look. here are some ideas and a possible colour theme. i like this pale in combination with the pinkish tone.
still don't know how and where to integrate the team logo or colours :(

and a small colour study of the beauty shot i'm heading for. idea is that he is glowing from inside when he uses his power to give life or take it. still not satisfied with the result and i have to find a good solution for his hand poses , but this is something i hopefully will solve later. the biggest point is to find some action he can do that has to do with taking and giving life. right now he looks like a nice and friendly "gardener" who creates life. a dark twist would be cool. but time is running fast and so i have to go on with modeling soon and hope for some brainwaves during this process to make him more cool and mighty - something is still missing. could not feel the spark jumping across.

04 April 2011, 07:35 PM
Nice concept ,good going...............:)

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04 April 2011, 07:49 PM
There some other nature-gods in this contest but this one is my favourite now :D
I don't know why, but I really like the concept art. You should definately keep this idea!

04 April 2011, 12:48 AM
Cool. I really like number two of the detailed shots and the colored concept is interesting as well. The only thing I'm not sure of is cutting away his lower body maybe linking him to the ground by... dunno trunks or even feet might be more interesting?

04 April 2011, 03:04 AM
hello man, well u have some very interesting ideas here, my favorite one is the first one in the second row, the one with many eyes, but Im not sure about getting rid of the legs, is he going to levitate?, how is he going to move? ( how is he going to run away from my god?) :scream: just kidding man, but i think he must be able to move somehow isn't it?

about the healing power all that comes to my mind is adding some green particles effect coming form his body, and putting his hands facing upwards like saying "rise"! ...i let you know if i find something interesting somewhere..

05 May 2011, 01:28 PM
i have to cancel my entry :(
i had to change some priorities and i am not able to spend as much time on this contest as i have planed.
additional the design phase hold up for too long and the wow-factor was still missing in my piece - could not make it kick so progressing with 3d would be waste.
wish you all good luck and keep the creative juices flow!

05 May 2011, 06:24 PM
What!!!?? (
oh man, sad to hear you are not continuing , you're a great artist and hope to see you joining more challenges in the future so we can share knowledge , good luck mate! :shrug::cry:

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