Inital IDEATION - what would you like to create in this course?


#42

Hahaha yeah, it can be funny get a little twisted on that concept!


#43

I think I was going to go back a few years to a really good source of inspiration and that was Half-Life. I am wanting to take a location in real life (which I’ve already found a great spot for) and add in a research complex nestled within the mountains surrounding the natural feature of a Volcano. Spent a few hours on Google earth picking a spot and I think I’ve found one so I think I just need to gather resources for what other types of labs/facilities we’ve already built look like along with a nice collection of science-ey stuff like radar domes, dishes, antennae, and other interesting architectural features.

I’ve never really done architecture before so I think this might be a bigger challenge than I can complete. I have another idea that I’d like to try as well soooooo I might go that direction instead. I’m an avid fan of the very non-visually appealing game Dwarf Fortress and I was also considering creating a scene from somewhere maybe within a dwarven colony or something like that haha.


#44

I could not think of that word for the life of me when I posted this (bioshock), I know it challengeing but I need to push myself out of my comfort zone,


#45

Ack, everyone’s aiming for epic stuff! All I know is I’m swinging between going for something I probably can do - natural organic environment - or go splat like an egg against a wall - city scene with nothing but architecture - except I’ll have guided learning with this splat!


#46

I’ve been working toward a fantasy environment with a temple/ruin concept. Perhaps some ancient technology. The focus would be an ancient doorway set into either stone/a mountain with a path leading up to it with obelisks/pillars leading to it. Still considering a distance view vs close up of image. Will be posting my piece sketches in next few days to show some of this!


#47

I’ve never actually used my drawing tablet to paint before. I’ve used it in 3D Coat and Mudbox mostly so when I tried sketching the other night everything went splat hahaha. Also I think the lot of us, as artists, always aim high for epic things.


#48

Lol, just another way to ‘paint the town’ - with these splats!