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Old 02 February 2007   #1
Dominance War II: BlackWraith

Final WORK:


Turn Around -
http://www.coldconcept.net/BWturn.mov
Winning Pose:







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Old 02 February 2007   #2
wip concept

Just Showing I am working on something.

Still getting the concept down.
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Old 02 February 2007   #3
looks cool!
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Old 02 February 2007   #4
ditto, tasty bit of sketchery ; )

keep up the good work!
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Old 02 February 2007   #5
Great sketches, the floppy dog ears are a lot of fun.
 
Old 02 February 2007   #6
update 2/8/07



This design reminds me of micky mousehats. I'll have to call 'black wraith' my mouseketeer, the violent alternative.



I'm happy someone noted the dogs ears of this, I think they solidify this design, in a fun way.
I've also tried to think of this in triangles. I'm a proponent of simplifiction, and unifying elements of visual design by being simple.
I find people try to over-detail their designs, especially since Z-brush became available. How many zbrush models of some sort of ogre that is excessively detailed have I seen at school? Too many to count.

Also check the attachment for the face plate version of this picture. *(at the bottom of page)
I'm going to be normal mapping this character, and I want to maintain a face, so she'll either be carrying around the faceplate or, have it mechanically attached to that harness around her head. Figure it out later.





Some people are writing stories for their characters, so I'll brief mine., skip if you don't care.

Name: Erin Itou (or the black wraith)

Background: A reality hopping woman facinated with interfering in people's lives, so as to make an act out of life. Erin has been hopping between the Televerse, the liminal, multi dimensional world that encompases just about all forms creation.
She has for some time had the ability to enter any world as long as it has a portal from another.
Her first exodus was as a child, when she found that the T.V. screen was not a wall for her, but a gateway where she could play with her favorite muppet creatures in the imaginary worlds they come from.
She narrowly escaped being trapped forever on seseme street, when her parents changed the channel, voiding her portal back to home reality. She got back when her younger sister turned on seseme street some days later.

As a teenager, clinically depressed by her parent's conflicts she entered the televerse and never really returned home. She has transversed about every telereality and come back to home reality only rarely.
She stole her suit from a sci fi show in another sci fi show's universe, and has spent excessive hours training in martial combat skills, so as not to be left in a compromising position in any televerse.
Aware that people from other realities might be watching her, she tends towards the dramatic, and usually intereferes with the lives of 'main characters'.
Her alias is something that she has accepted as her identity. Finding 'Erin Itou' inaccurate for her lifestyle, she came to 'Black Wraith' from people remarking that she tends to disappear all the time, "like a wraith". She considers herseld the "Black Wraith", whenever she wears her black suit, otherwise she's just, "a wraith".
Her latest obsession has been portals generated from the internet for their interconnectedness and access to all sorts of worlds.
Her latest stop will be Domination War 2.


I'll try not to piss her off.
She'd be considered a hand to hand combat specialist.

The next step will be z brush and maya modeling. I have a lot of school work to do, which includes a somewhat complicated level for doom 3, so my updated will probably be slower than others, but I still hope to please.
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Old 02 February 2007   #7
God dang! Wish I could draw like you, shame on me. But anyway, great expression you have there, the most striking of the whole art piece. I wouldn't recommend covering it though realistically she should. But anyway, I am keeping my eyes on your entry. Gogo!
 
Old 02 February 2007   #8
Stunning concept sketch quality. I bet she knows the pazerkunst, hihi
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Old 02 February 2007   #9
Looks very stealthy. Cool backstory too.
 
Old 02 February 2007   #10
I love the sketch and the level of stealth... I think it needs some ancientness now.... very strong entry.... great work.
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Old 02 February 2007   #11
Really beutiful concept painting! I can't wait to see how does it look in 3d
 
Old 02 February 2007   #12
Beautiful and very dynamic concept .. i can feel her assassin speed while looking
on you concept.
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Old 02 February 2007   #13
Very cool concept, well painted!

However, nothing about her seems ancient. She looks like she belongs on the CGchat team rather than CGsociety.
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Old 02 February 2007   #14
First chance to crawl back to this after a very busy school week.


Originally Posted by sanhueza: Very cool concept, well painted!

However, nothing about her seems ancient. She looks like she belongs on the CGchat team rather than CGsociety.


Yeah, I should have looked at the specs more carefully before proceeding. I'll have to rewrite her backstory a little- but I've decided to revise the design a bit, adding like a lot of the concepts here, engravings to the armor, and some design elements like making the armor less sleek, more hard edged, and instead of being all black, add some red and browns for wear and tear.

Last I'll make sure the weapons have a history to them, and of course there's always making the eye glow red or something.




just starting the head for now in Maya. Zbrush after this.
The black head dress is not going to be used any further, just to see how it looks blocked out.
Decided to expand the head's width after this.

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Old 02 February 2007   #15
I really dig this very sinister. I was reading the bio and she kind of reminds me of a twisted Locke type of character. Looking forward to seeing this progress.
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