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Old 11-19-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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CONCEPT ART WAR-002: "The Many Worlds of Flash Gordon"



Disclaimer:

This challenge is meant for educational purposes only. No prizes of any sort are being exchanged. This challenge is for educational information purposes only and it is not meant to meant to be an official work of the King Features Syndicate.
All copyrights and trademarks of Flash Gordon are owned by (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate.


Imagine you have been commissioned to concept art on a new Film called
"The Many Worlds of Flash Gordon"


Design concept art for a Character /Vehicle/ Environment based on the world
"Flash Gordon"

These concepts will be taken to the HCR modeling forum/FX Wars challenges so artists can use them to make them come alive.
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CONCEPT ART WAR-002: "The Many Worlds of Flash Gordon"-FAQ
Reference?
Concept Art Mini Challenge: Reference & Research

The idea of this "mini-challenge" is to simulate an impossible deadline for a project. The artists will have at their discretion how detailed the models they will be working on, what program they will be using, the amount of models, and if the models will be shaded/ rigged. But all the concept art for this mini challenge has to be done from scratch.



A big part of the challenge is that the modeler will have to scavenge all the reference for the Characters vehicles he or she wishes to model.



DEADLINE! MONDAY , January 31st 12:00 PM


YOU HAVE One MONTH do the challenge.

There are Three ways to participate:

Single Character/ Character Series



You may do a single character/ or Series of Characters
Flash Gordon Flash Gordon is the hero of a science fiction adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip.

Flash Gordon a handsome Athlete and Yale graduate, and his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. The story begins with Earth bombarded by fiery meteors. Dr. Zarkov invents a rocket ship to locate their place of origin in outer space. Half mad, he kidnaps Flash and Dale, whose plane has crashed in the area, and the three travel to the planet Mongo, where they discover the meteors are weapons devised by Ming the Merciless, evil ruler of Mongo.

http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Flash_Gordon


Dale Arden
Dale is Flash Gordon's constant companion in his adventures, as well as his one true love. The emperor Ming the Merciless is immediately attracted to her and the early strips were basically based on Flash’s heroic efforts to rescue Dale from Ming's many attempts to marry her.

http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Dale_Arden

Hans Zarkov
a brilliant scientist who creates a rocket and forces Flash and Dale Arden to come with him to the planet Mongo, and fight against Ming the Merciless.
http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Hans_Zarkov



Ming the Merciless
Evil Despot who controls the Planet Mongo
http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Ming_the_Merciless


General Klytus
is the henchman of Emperor Ming head of the secret police...
http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Klytus


Princess Aura
She is the daughter of the series' villain, Ming the Merciless, and the lover of Prince Barin, the rightful heir to the throne of Mongo, and is banished with him to the forest world of Arboria.
http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Princess_Aura

Prince Barin
He is king of a region of Mongo called Arboria. Barin becomes one of Flash's best friends, and is deeply in love with Princess Aura.
http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Prince_Barin


Prince Vultan
Prince Vultan starts his career as a half-villain (he resents Ming's domination but does not oppose it out of fear of reprisal) with a lecherous side (he lusts after Earth woman Dale Arden), but soon reforms into one of Flash Gordon's greatest allies
http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/King_Vultan


Races of Mongo
TreeMen (Human)
The Tree-Men live in the kingdom of Arboria, among the forests on Mongo. They're ruled by Prince Barin and Princess Aura.
http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/The_Tree-Men

The Hawkmen
The Hawk-men live in a levitating city on Mongo, which is held aloft by gravity rays. The Hawkmen are ruled by King Vultan.
http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hawkmen

The Lion Men
The Lion Men live on Mongo; they're ruled by King Jugrid and his son, Prince Thun.
http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/The_Lion_Men
The
Shark Men
http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/The_Shark_Men


Vehicle: This type of entry requires you will try to do as many vehicles from the franchise.






Vehicle Series
Some examples:
Zarkov's rocket ship
Ming's Space Shuttle







Environment: You may design the appropriate environment

THE CHALLENGE:___________________________
So lets recap....

Design a much concept art over a period of 1 month .
And post is here..

That is it.

CAN YOU DO IT?
What is the CONCEPT ART WAR?

The idea of these CONCEPT Art MINI CHALLENGES is to encourage the memebr of the forum to work in challenges that will lead for future collaborations and frankly provide exposure. Also to get past preconceptions of the limits of digital art. To push digital artists into the world of sculptors & artisans. But we will have variety on these mini challenges.

The only thing that will be consistent is the SHORT DATELINES.
At the end of the challenge, the participant should have a finished collection of entries. Keep in mind contest of high difficulty you will have ONE MONTH to do the challenge, but the rewards, even if you don't win, will be your improved skills in speed and accuracy.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:______________________

Detailed RESEARCH, and attention to detail are key for ALL entries. Please before doing an entry do your homework.
The best model will be selected by an open vote
for these categories:



  • Best VEHICLE
  • BEST CHARACTER
  • BEST ENVIRONMENTEST CONCEPT ART SERIES (Vehicle, Character or Environment)
And the big one of course:
  • Best CONCEPT ART
The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.


DEADLINE! MONDAY , January 7nd 12:00 PM

YOU HAVE ONE MONTH to do the challenge.

CHALLENGE SPECIFIC RULES:
o No work taken DIRECTLY from an existing tutorial. You may use an existing tutorial only for reference.
o You may NOT use a previously done Concept art. All Concept art must be done from scratch.
o An artist may change from SINGLE CHARACTER, CHARACTER SERIES or DIORAMA whenever he or she wishes.


GENERAL RULES:
o For each image you should post:


Title of Model Completed[Model Images]
Comments:

Final RENDERS should be rendered at 1600 X 1200 OR 1200 x 1600 in JPG format.(Post only as link) A smaller 800x 600 OR 600 x 800 image should be posted on the threads.



ORTHOGRAPHIC RENDERINGS:

Ortographic dRAWINGS ARE USEFUL BUT ARE NOT REQUIRED.
o Please add a brief text description about your piece.
o The artist also has to post total length of time it took to do and program used.
o Post on this thread your ALL your ARTWORK.
o Only participants who follow the rules and submit a final entry will be eligible for the voting process.
o Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.



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Old 11-19-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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So i'm a little confused. Is there a time limit on each piece? or are we just supposed to come up with as many pieces as we can before the time limit?
 
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So i'm a little confused. Is there a time limit on each piece? or are we just supposed to come up with as many pieces as we can before the time limit?


You have one month to come up qith as much concept art as you can do.

No time limit for each piece.

Honestly I just need artwork.

For the aspiring concept artist, think of this as a chance for a lot of exposure.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:55 PM   #4
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Flash Gordon concept. i wanted to get away from the loin cloth wearing he-man. Give him more of a futuristic look, yet keep elements of the original. (I.E. The red uniform and the blaster.) I wanted him to look like someone who was stranded on a planet and had been in a fair number of fights. His clothes are ripped, and he's even got some scarring of his own.
Photoshop, about 3 hours.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 11:43 PM   #5
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hawkmen character concept art

the full size image

I got a long way to be an good concept artist
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
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zbrush concept art

Can i use zbrush as concept tool along with photoshop or without using of photoshop?
 
Old 11-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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Can i use zbrush as concept tool along with photoshop or without using of photoshop?

Please Go ahead!
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:40 PM   #8
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Dale Arden Concept

The original Dale Arden doesn't have much of a back story. She's just kind "there." It's clear that Flash was just intended to have a love interest but I thought in a more modern interpretation she would be just as not intelligent if not more than Flash is. She's more of an equal, no longer the damsel in distress figure. Thats why i dressed her in the same type of crew garb that flash wears, along with the same kind of body mesh exo-skeleton base that you can see under the rips in her clothing.

Photoshop About 3.5 hours total.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 08:44 AM   #9
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Not possible to do lots of drawings right now but I think I might be able to fit in a rocket ship.
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Not possible to do lots of drawings right now but I think I might be able to fit in a rocket ship.

Ill take it...
I will be doing some concept art myself too.

More soon.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:13 AM   #11
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Flash Gordon

Sounds like a fun project - I recently worked on this as a concept designer & storyboard artist, which was also fun - you can see some of the design work & boards at my website : www.raviswami.com/blog (click on "Ardbeg") - I'm tempted to have a go myself - I remember watching the original series in the cinema as a kid on Saturday mornings...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9qJ...eature=youtu.be
 
Old 11-29-2012, 09:53 AM   #12
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Old Gordon stuff

Hi guys, ages ago I did a bunch of Gordon concepts, there quite old now but theres some bits and bobs that are all right, there on deviantArt,

http://manmonkee.deviantart.com/gal...set=24#/d2f2dc8

http://manmonkee.deviantart.com/gal...set=24#/d2hx6vq

http://manmonkee.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2olbjt

I'd love to find time to do new stuff but check this out anyway .
 
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Dr. Zarkov
From what i've read, Dr. Zarkov was a brilliant scientist... but he goes steadily insane over the course of Flash Gordon's adventures. He still pulls moments of sanity out in a crisis, but for the most part he's your crazy mad scientist. Hence the bulging eye ball and bizarre hair-do. Althought part of that is his genetics.

Photoshop 5 hours... didn't like my first version of him. So I started over, hence why it took longer.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 03:40 PM   #14
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I always imagined Zarkoff as a chubby bloke, Making him thins a new one, makes him look madder, When I think Zarkoff I think Topol, that movie's just wormed it's way into my sub-conscious
 
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Some pretty old Gordon stuff

 
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