A new challenge - character concept art

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A new challenge - character concept art

Postby 904 on Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:46 pm

Whoops! Time to start another challenge.

Create concept art for a character

What to do?
Create your own visual concept for a character. Since this is interlopers I would expect it to be a game character, but in the end it doesn't really matter for this challenge.

Some basic rules apply:
- if you post images, please mark as w.i.p. or final.
- please do not use profanity, nudity, stuff like that, you get the idea.
- 1 character per entrant
- a maximum of 3 pictures per character.

The battle will run for a week and ends sunday november 8th at NOON. Check here to see the conversion to your own timezone.

Good luck!

Suggestions or questions? - PM me or post in the suggestions thread.
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Re: A new challenge - character concept

Postby Armageddon on Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:52 pm

So do we make a character from a game or our own cutom one?
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Re: A new challenge - character concept

Postby Phott on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:02 pm

Just wondering about the rules here, what are we supposed to use for drawing?
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Re: A new challenge - character concept

Postby Zipfinator on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:05 pm

Phott wrote:Just wondering about the rules here, what are we supposed to use for drawing?


I would think whatever you want. Pen and paper, pastels, painting, photoshop.

What I'm wondering about is how deep we're supposed to go into the character. Should he have a backstory, mannerisms, a paragraph about his personality. I guess we do whatever we want for that too.
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Re: A new challenge - character concept

Postby ad_hominem on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:08 pm

Zipfinator wrote:
Phott wrote:Just wondering about the rules here, what are we supposed to use for drawing?


I would think whatever you want. Pen and paper, pastels, painting, photoshop.

What I'm wondering about is how deep we're supposed to go into the character. Should he have a backstory, mannerisms, a paragraph about his personality. I guess we do whatever we want for that too.


I'd assume that since it's an art competition that you're meant to express whatever you can through the drawing, rather than having a paragraph explaining what you're trying to show.
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Re: A new challenge - character concept

Postby Zipfinator on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:11 pm

ad_hominem wrote:
Zipfinator wrote:
Phott wrote:Just wondering about the rules here, what are we supposed to use for drawing?


I would think whatever you want. Pen and paper, pastels, painting, photoshop.

What I'm wondering about is how deep we're supposed to go into the character. Should he have a backstory, mannerisms, a paragraph about his personality. I guess we do whatever we want for that too.


I'd assume that since it's an art competition that you're meant to express whatever you can through the drawing, rather than having a paragraph explaining what you're trying to show.


That doesn't express anything about the way he acts or his dialogue though. Someone who has tattoos all over and piercings who always wears black could be one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. If you see just a picture of that though you'd think "That guy looks like a complete douche."
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Re: A new challenge - character concept

Postby 904 on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:19 pm

Consider this: if I wanted to put certain limits on this, I would have mentioned it. It's an art challenge, use your best skills to create a character concept. Hell, if you want to want to model it in clay and take a picture, I'm fine with that!

EDIT: I'll clarify the first post, to make clear that we're not in a writing challenge here, but creating a visual concept for a character.
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Re: A new challenge - character concept art

Postby stoopdapoop on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:36 pm

hehe, if I see something gets submitted that I like, then the creator might be getting a PM from me, asking if I could use it as a character for what I'm working on right now. :D
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Re: A new challenge - character concept art

Postby Phott on Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:04 pm

I'm hoping we can do game characters that already exist.
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Re: A new challenge - character concept art

Postby 904 on Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

^ whatever you like. I would encourage original content though ;)
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Re: A new challenge - character concept

Postby Text_Fish on Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:14 am

Zipfinator wrote:
ad_hominem wrote:
Zipfinator wrote:
Phott wrote:Just wondering about the rules here, what are we supposed to use for drawing?


I would think whatever you want. Pen and paper, pastels, painting, photoshop.

What I'm wondering about is how deep we're supposed to go into the character. Should he have a backstory, mannerisms, a paragraph about his personality. I guess we do whatever we want for that too.


I'd assume that since it's an art competition that you're meant to express whatever you can through the drawing, rather than having a paragraph explaining what you're trying to show.


That doesn't express anything about the way he acts or his dialogue though. Someone who has tattoos all over and piercings who always wears black could be one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. If you see just a picture of that though you'd think "That guy looks like a complete douche."


So draw him helping an old lady across the road? The most common mistake that I see in character concept art is the completely groundless notion that it needs to be a person standing completely inertly and expressionlessly on a white background.
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A new challenger arrives..

Postby quero on Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:28 am

Hi there,
because this is my first post here, let me quickly introduce myself.
I'm quero a mapper at beginner-level from Germany and while following this board and of course the map-battles for the past year I've never find myself confident enough to submit something to fit the standards here.
But then I stumbled over this one and well.. I give it a try.
So Hi again and of course apologies for the lack of english.

Cheers

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Well since there's no theme, making some concept art is quite difficult.. so I'll look for some background to establish a fitting character the next few days.
Until that I give you some sketches, nothing special.. just some doodling looking for a theme.

Greets quero

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Re: A new challenge - character concept art

Postby BubbleQ on Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:40 am

This will be fun. :)

I think i will make some sort of alien.
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Re: A new challenge - character concept art

Postby 904 on Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:27 am

Well, the map battle seems to have taken all the attention here ..
1 day left.
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Re: A new challenge - character concept art

Postby quero on Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:14 am

Damn..
Thought this will last longer for some reason, got some nice idea sketched down, but no time for tracing and coloring,#

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