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I love the mood boards, though I found the navy/atlantic ocean scenario fresher, western is always fun. I would say you should try and make it a little more interseting. Atm its looking as godd as a very normal western. By being post-apocalyptic you could end up in the "wild-wild west" style, which would be a bit of a let down. Put in some fresh ideas, maybe some more emelemnts.
The group shot is perfect with them walking, though all of them should be really walking/kicking up dust. Also maybe add a destroyed skyscraper to add interest on the horizon.
Cheers guys, and good luck!
Dan: Sweet design, really sums up the RR. Watch out though, the head looks really really small.
Initial protector design. I think I'm probably pushing him in the wrong direction, but felt he should be more of a traditional samurai since he's strong and stuff. But I can make it more western if you guys want, just really want your feedback
yeah, sam, maybe more wester and less samurai...ill post later a short description of every character storyline
in the meantime, i think the protector should be around 50, be tall, and strong, no muscles anyway...just "big" ...like the character gabriel from HBO carnivale, but older of course....
oh btw, i added the carnivale show concept to the storyline, but its just a context...well maybe the protector and the sage are more related to it
sam: Brief: charming and seemingly hollow. I think he opt to have hollow thing but charming is N/a for me. Yes less samurai is better. I did some research on the weapons for samurais just go though some link on the second post of this thread.
Dan: brief: well built. My only concern is that such characters looks huge instead of well built. it me a negative for us. Having a story line would be cool thing to share
Besides this i think you guys have skipped my last post about composition thing. and the decision about assigning character please go through my last couple of posts. and get back and share your thoughts
@Dan: A brief story line would be helpful for me to follow, otherwise I'm fairly stuck as to what it is you want, but keep it brief. We need to be quick
@Sony: From a technical standpoint, having all the characters in the same scene would be extremely difficult. The pictures will need to use identical lightsources and colours for the whole piece to work. That is presuming we are going to make final colour paintings?
Also, I don't understand. You quoted the brief for the RR? Overall, I'm fairly confused as to what you guys want me to do with these designs because I'm getting mixed messages :
the costume is looking like its really samurai with less western feelmost guns weaponry is destroyed so we have kinda mixed, but samurai style as a primary skills with guns handling as a secondary one.
Last edited by SamC; April 23rd, 2009 at 03:32 PM.
The Hero: She has no past. Came from a distant world or space colony based. .-“U fell from the sky”- said the sage when he found her in the desert, with different clothes...
Nightmares and violent visions stalks her dreams...sometimes when shes awake too
After the sage found her, she joins to his carnival crew...now they travel together.
The Sage: Came on board of the A.C.R.A(ancient cultures rescue ark)..a space ship also called the noe’s ark....
He grew up in this new planet and now travel with a carnival show, telling the fortune.
He takes the hero as a god’s sent and as a sign to keep searching the truth in his quest
The Shadow: Unknown past, he’s a wanderer, presumably he came with the hero
He hides something and probably had a relationship with the hero once .....
He shares a robotic arm with the hero, thats one of the reasons why she trust him
The Protector: also worked in the carnival, he’s really the one who saw the hero and rescued her(the sage then shows up, cause he “knew” she’d come to him)
He loves the hero as a daughter cause she reminds him a loved one.....so that is why he protects her
The Technician: Once hired to fix up some wrecked ship of the carnival caravan, she stayed and now travel with them
She was very interested about the robotic arm of the hero
The Rabble Rouser: Once an idealist and a man of justice, now he lost his faith and only cares about money and drink
A great pain and revenge seeds grow deep in his heart, but no one knows it(his past is unknown too) cause he’s always joking...
He fell in love with the hero, but she seems not interested in him
He met the crew in the show, he tried to cheat in a gambling game ..
[QUOTE@Sony: From a technical standpoint, having all the characters in the same scene would be extremely difficult. The pictures will need to use identical lightsources and colours for the whole piece to work. That is presuming we are going to make final colour paintings?[/QUOTE]
--> If we chose the light sources and define our color ranges we can get to this level. this will show that we are team not individuals. We may have to tweak little bit for the final illustration but it will pay off, trust me. and it will be a good exercise.
[QUOTEAlso, I don't understand. You quoted the brief for the RR? Overall, I'm fairly confused as to what you guys want me to do with these designs because I'm getting mixed messages :[/QUOTE]
just after this quoted text i have written "or Vice versa we need to lock this". after wards we did locked it as guns first. sorry for the misunderstanding.
Sam: In this team chow; Firstly we had to set our genre and style as were are open to chose this part and we had decided
in ascending order, Secondly we have to be careful about the brief given by chow management.
Dan: noe's ark ---------- Fantastic job for character short write ups
though We need a solid story for the mechanical arm.
and what you think of one illustration for all character line up?
Last edited by sony; April 24th, 2009 at 01:22 AM.
mmm..sony, i dont think that we need to explain every aspect of the character, i mean, we r not makin a tv show or game or whatever, thats why i keep the storyline brief....
the context is a distant? future, another planet, a colony, some characters were pathfinders, and other arrive to begin the story......
the robotic arm its just a cool thing to me, but mainly something to connect
the hero and shadow stories...something to say: "hey they have something in common, but ist a mystery, maybe at the end of the first season we'll know"
i just hope the storyline helps....
dan; by story for mechanical arm i meant a bit logic or scenario and yes it is a cool thing to incorporate. okay, so lets get back to what we should be working on from today is who is doing which character.
b/w i will post a colored bg plate to set all the characters.
WE can place more western objects in BG and foreground as to enhance the mood, and setting our character in the space. This is 3000 px (by) 2250 px color blocking it could be refined for final.
Sony: I suppose the only way to get this to work is to send you the .psd files so you can extract the layers and not have to play with white edges..that is if we're not working straight onto white. Could you pm me an email to send the file to? You'd have to go over all the edges and stuff though. Cool background
How come you guys aren't posting the WIPs of your characters?
My design for the RR. I'll ditch the lines and jump into painting once you guys give the design the thumbs up? Also, do you guys want the protector more 'big' and less samurai?
i like the design sam, the only thing thats botherin' me its the hat, try to find some bandito hat references or other mexican hats, maybe a gambler hat could do da trick, dunno....
in the other hand, i think that the weapons he carries should be hidden, cause he wanna look harmless or pacific.....
sony: the tec girl...should have more accesories, more gadgets, and i dont get the western vibe from it....the headphones r ok btw...maybe make'em look more futuristic or a little cyberpunkish, and a lot of gadgets, backpacks, bags, etc.....
SamC: thank , I think he looks like 4'5'' , he should be atleat 5'11'' or 6'.
Regarding the protector; he should be like a big/huge ,well built, scary person, you know those kind of guys; when you see them first time you don't wanna mess with them at any cost.
b/w that a good idea of sharing psd-s. sendin you email add.
Dan: good points, I wants to add gadget, thanks for reminding the word cyberpunk-ish; i was kind of lost at this. that's good to work in team.
Lets finalize the characters we are working on. I am working on hero and tech girl.
Dan: Hey man, will try and put this as nicely as possible for you. Usually when working in a team you need to not be so controlling and allow other people to develop their ideas on their own and work with that. We're a team, not your employees. Putting restrictions down that aren't on the brief seems silly to me. Why doesn't he have weapons? He may be big but it's not like he can take a sword or a bullet. But for your sake I did copy the design you gave me and added a few things I felt were suitable.
I think the photo would be a good idea, it'd mean we could all work solely in black and white values and then apply a yellow overlay. It'd save a lot of time spent on messing around with colour (which I don't have at the moment.)
My protector. I'm going to presume that since Dan's design got the thumbs up this will too..because I'm strapped for time to change it.
sam: I think the design is going in right direction my only concern is with the height proportions i did some proportion adjustment. about the weapon its always cool to have one for such characters or at least ability to grab any thing and start smashing. the brief from chow management says "Strengths lie in activities done with the hands - higher concepts either are not a concern, or are too hard to think about in depth." so, with the hands it mean; he can grab any thing or just the hands so first to give him strength of hands. I think just a more aggressive stance will work fine. you are doing good job
Last edited by sony; April 27th, 2009 at 07:50 AM.
i like what u r doing guys....
sam:first of all, im not the boss here, i only made suggestions and throw some ideas, im really sorry if i "sound" controller.....but, i always put words like, "something like this", "i think" (its different than "it is") damn im feelin' like a bad dude
anyway, the protector looks ok to me, the hammer looks cool, do whatever u want, and yeah we should work b/w..................and dont hit me, but, he's wearing boots?...look like spartan greaves...MAYBE u COULD try some samurai, or more western footwear
Hero new face!
Sam & Dan: how we are going to get these in one? waiting for your lovely designs.
Last edited by sony; April 29th, 2009 at 06:54 AM. Reason: edited the knee joint for tech-image update for hero