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Old 03-31-2011, 04:56 AM   #1
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Dominance War V - 3D - Zykras - God of CG

Well this is my first contest ever ... actually the first time I try to show myself in public xD
I'm a bit late, but this contest looks so awesome that I wanted to try it out. I'll also use this to test out new techniques in 2D and 3D.
I really hope I can find the time to finish this (I started 3D one year ago and got serious about drawing 2 years ago, so I'm going to learn new stuff while I create)

Could some Mod/Admin change the title of this topic in "God of CG"?

The Idea behind my god:
He is the god of CG xD
He has two sides, he is an artist and a technician, his right side is technical - his left side is artistic.
He has a huge renderfarm on his right arm and controls the creation of new things with his left arm and his hologram panel. After finishing up his ideas he starts the renderfarm and creates stuff.
He has also a powerful fan covering his hard-working heart that is constantly burning from his passion to create new things.
And he only has one artistic eye which includes our CGSociety logo

I will include the most recent concept here too:

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Old 03-31-2011, 05:42 AM   #2
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As I said, I'm trying out different techniques. And a new concept came to my mind!
THE CG GOD xD
You know, the one that gives us the power to work long and sleep less. Also he is the one who controls every 3D app and if you somehow displease him, he will just crash your app for no reason AND maybe your hard drive with your whole work (but only in case he's really pissed.)

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Old 03-31-2011, 02:48 PM   #3
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Okay I think this might be an important update, because I start to get an idea what I want to do:



So as I said, this is the God of CG ^^
He has this holographic panel around his body to manipulate everything with one hand and his other hand will "cast"/create the object.
I'm still not sure what the armature will look like, but I liked the idea that he has fans to cool off his hard-working body and heart.
The basic concept is stable I guess, I'll start now to gather references and information around armature, hard surface design, etc.

If would love to hear some ideas/critique because I can change a lot at this stage.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:14 PM   #4
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Wow I really enjoy this
So this will be the last update before I start a concept that is more "finished" and not just a sketch, because I think I gathered the elements I'd like to include. It's time to study references and getting an idea for the technical stuff.

The main concept remains the same - God of Technology/CG/Creation (not sure about the right name yet)
I thought about my shapes and it was kinda boring and not very "godlike" so I thought why not include some big masses? And now his right "finishing" arm has a big renderfarm and will be very mechanic and his left "art" arm is more organic (because he has to move quick over his hologram palets)
I think I might include a real story behind this god soon. The balance between technology and art, etc. ^^
At this stage I tend to work very confusing and fast, maybe I should slow down and do a proper presentation.

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Old 03-31-2011, 10:28 PM   #5
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Well ... I can't find anyone to give me some critique so I asked my friends ... they destroyed my work.
"This doesn't look like a god at all. More like a little servant."
"What is this shit on his back?"
"Oh wow his chest looks like Iron Man, very creative ..."
"CG god wtf? Where did you get this concept?"
"How would he even be able to carry so much stuff?!"
etc.
etc.

Then they started to give me ideas for other concepts, with backgrounds and environements ...
I know my work is not the best compared to other people here but I thought that it had at least some interesting elements ...
Also nobody seems to see this thread ^^
So I guess I'll just continue to post updates and try to make the concept better.



Well ... I tried to include a huge fan at his back to give him more "godlike" mass and interesting details to look at, also this huge fan is necessary to cool his rendering arm ...
And I tried to include our logo to his chest.

The more I think about this concept ... is this just a stupid and ridiculous idea? I really would like to know that before I start any 3D work.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:01 PM   #6
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It's a shame no one is posting in this thread, SO I'LL DO IT~ 8D
The comments your friends gave are hilarious haha, but I actually really like the second concept sketch that you had (kind of reminds me of MGS art), the wires that come out and over the shoulders are cool; if he was kind of made from frames and just wires and wasn't solid it might be interesting - there are alot of solid-god concepts here.

In the latest sketches I like the silhouette with the giant shoulder and the ones with the fan at the back (reminds me of Bahamut from FFX - I think I play too many games XD)

Anyway that's my thoughts, if it helps? haha
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:13 PM   #7
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That actually helped a lot
Now I have a new idea I can try out! Reworking the second concept with the one I have now.
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Also love the second concept you posted, mainly what was inside the body though and how you could see right through him in some parts. The pose was also really cool.

In the latest one I'm most liking the little symbol you've done and the two on the very right side, the bottom one especially. Those post makes him look like a scientist, and just a really awesome dark/intriguing undertone.

This is probably one of my favourite characters so far, I can't wait to see more (:

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Old 03-31-2011, 11:54 PM   #9
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Hey, thank you very much
I actually liked the second image too because it was really quick and just a free idea before I started to block myself with details. I also think it might look really awesome in 3D, so I tried a mixed concept between both.



I really need to get reference pictures, most of the stuff I did right now was from imagination and sometimes it's pretty obvious.
And I'm really stuck with his right arm, I have no idea how to include a massive mechanical thing without breaking his overall look yet.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:14 AM   #10
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If it's big maybe try and make the metal really sleek, like it grows out from his arm instead of being just stuck on?

Possibly :3 I'm a bad explainer!
 
Old 04-01-2011, 12:37 AM   #11
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Your sketches are very cool, i love the poses. The idea of putting the logo on the chest like that is pretty creative. I also like the fan idea cooling off his arm. My favorite concept is the bottom right one in the 2nd picture you posted (with the big fan). Perhaps he can be floating off the ground instead of having legs?
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:19 AM   #12
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Sorry for spamming sketches, but I just can't stop
Actually it's the first I use these dark silhouettes ... and I really like sketching this way (So this contest already thought me something new and useful )



But I have to stop doing this ... this thread gets messy ^^

@pixel-chick
I will definately try this flying thing out in my next series of concepts! I hope afterwards I'm ready to finish up a final concept and start sculpting out my character.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:31 AM   #13
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I think it's a very unique character. I do like the direction of the 2nd drawing and also the floating control panel holograms concept, especially that pose.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 02:46 PM   #14
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Okay, I promise my next image will be something with more finished details, I think I'm done with the basic idea. His body will be a mix between the second concept and something more solid. I might also think about more about the pose, to make him look more godlike.

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Old 04-01-2011, 06:00 PM   #15
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Well it's still a sketch, but I think it's better now ^^
Actually I stopped playing around with tools and new techniques and tried my "old school" drawing approach listening to some epic music: EPIC
Then I went trough some other works and concepts and realized that my "God" is not very godlike ... so I just tried to give him more mass.
And I changed the idea of a fixed hologram panel, he is a god, he can create holographic panels with his left arm now ^^

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