trevor your probably right......i thought of it more on a spiritual level, but i guess when it says space traveler, 90 % of the people would think of a guy in any kind of futuristic space suit.....so i´m going to redesign mine a little.
maxetormer Very kewl sketches! This idea has a lot of potential! Now it's up to you to rock it all the way to gold!
cakeypigdog: Man, you're getting better and better! Consider me a fan of your great thumbnail/brainstorming! Very good that you include them - they add so much value to your pieces! Not that your final painting isn't a work of art in and of itself! Great stuff!
D-baker: Yay for you! Great stuff man, digging your texture and your great designs! Is his left hand in his pocket? That I'm a little unsure about. And by "sacrifice state" I assume that's what his visor turns into when he's about to kill someone.
Tommoy that is such a cute character. Very childrensbook like. You should tighten up the design and outline. Show us how the belt works, for example. Where is the buckle. Detail!
Serpian: You did a nice job with the pencil sketch. I certainly think as far as concept art goes, pencils qualify as a medium. It's just difficult to compete with a fully colored, textured, detailed illustration. You could pull it off though. You just need to make your pencil sketch that tight!!! Friggin' make the pose solid (right now his left hand looks a little awkward) and make the shading sweet!
pjentaszeq That is working wonderfully! You made your piece work in the style you chose and it's a strong entry! Designwise it's very straight forward, thus somebody whacky like cakeypigdog probably has the advantage in this round. What do you think?
i understand the whole star trek heirarchy
but unfortunately youve got 1 image to portray a space traveler
and nothing about 90 percent of these images says space traveler
i see aztec/ mayan designs either historic or contemporized
but apart from 2 images nothing iseems to be "inspired" by that culture as it says in the brief, it all just looks like some people did google searches and drew what they saw
what im saying is that it all looks like it already exists and most of the images have no sci fi (not that a space traveller has to be i suppose)
feeling to them
well, i'm in the middle of an infintessimely dull Maya class learning about UV texture snapping, so i thought I'd take the time to comment on a few of these GLORIOUS entries
right off the bat, i dont wanna get in the whole 'space' technology issue...but alot of these seem like Aztec Warriors 2.0, ( at least five of 'em have double sided staffs!!!) not necessarily travellers. I wouldn't consider a space traveller as necessarily needing to kick someone's arse...but then again the Aztes were quite violent (at least accoring to mr melly gibson) Doesnt matter really just my two 'cents!!
all great and imaginative so far!
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Here be my WIP-onomicon! Cool entries so far
2cents Cakey diggin it! pjentaszeq Sweet! But I think I like it better without the face to be honest... maybey if she had a very non-descript mask, no eyeholes or anything, just a bad ass aztech design.
Unable to find a feasible method for traveling between the stars with spacecraft, the Mordrata focused their scientific knowledge elsewhere. After centuries of effort they finally built the Lojhar, a race of super-intelligent androids that could travel the distances between the stars looking for other life. However, for the Mordrata time was running out, and while their creations had been roaming the stars, their sun Arcturus was dying. As Arcturus grew into a red giant the Mordrata's planet was consumed by the fiery star, and all that remained of their great civilization were the wandering Lojhar.
Eventually one of the the Lojhar reached a small planet near the outer rim of the galaxy. Earth. It arrived in what we call Pre-Columbia, or ancient Mexico, and was worshipped as a god. To the Pre-Columbians, the nearly 10-foot tall Lojhar was a god incarnate. It was worshipped fervishly, and imparted to the Meso-Americans their incredible knowledge of the stars. After a few years the Lojhar left, and in a continued attempt to educate the people it left the red information crystal from it's chest with them. Unfortunately the people couldn't get the crystal to work, and it and the knowledge it contained became lost over time. They did however build an incredible pantheon of gods and rituals because of the Lojhar's visit. One of the most notable was the offering of the human heart to the gods, just as the Lojhar had left it's information crystal.
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Heya, heres my start, gonna have to tweek a fair bit, my 'Aztec' os looking pretty Egyptian at the moment. Googles letting me down with Aztec images dagnabbit. Anyways I mess around and hopefully I'll be able to wrangle it into some kinda Aztecian whatsit.
Dragon and Pizza thanks for opinions. I was considering to make the mask on my "AST" but i don't have time to make that. Probably I won't make my final concept cause I don't have free time ... mature exams ...
I want to highlight it a little bit and make the background.
matias and jfwalls wips are going to be strong Keep working on it .
Several thousand years ago the kings of the sky visited earth. They landed their spaceship in South America where they found a small civilisation. The two people built a mighty city in the mountains together, which they lived in for centuries. After a long friendly relasionship, the humans started to show their bad side. The greed of humanity took over the minds of the indians and they started to missuse the power and wealth that the kings had given them. A big slaughter began as the kings of the sky took revenge upon the humans.
Much has been said about the reasons of the Pan-american hegemony of the Aztec civilization. Some books praise their superior intellect, others their incredibly sophisticated bureaucratic society, and some texts even describe their "special relation with the Gods" that allowed them to predict the outcome of conflicts before they hapenned. Of course, all those books' veracity should be taken with a grain of salt, since they were written under the iron fist of the contemporary Aztec Regime (1758-today). The fact is that today, as we celebrate the end of the nineteen century, the Aztec Theocratic Republic is the only super-power in the world, their territory extending from the icy plains of the Tierra Del Fuego, or Tlexictli ("Navel of Fire") in the Náhuatl language, all the way to the the extreme north of the Alaskan lands, now renamed Eztli-Momoztli, or "Altar of Blood"... and beyond.
Yes, dear readers: as I write these lines, Aztec feet boots the dusty martian soil. Their spacecraft, the Quetzacoatl IV, left Earth thirty-eight months ago, carrying six Galactonauts. According to Aztec gcustom, their faces and names were never known by the public. The only daguerreotypes published by the papers were of them in their full bronze exo-suits; intimidating warrior-like masks breathing mechanically and staring at the reporters from empty eye-holes, long red Giant Pheasant plumage hanging from their helmets. So intimidating their presences were, it looked to me like the Aztecs wanted not only to conquer Mars, but also beat it into submission.
The mystery about the explorers' identities generated rumours that they were in fact automatons, magically powered by the captured hearts of the Aztec's enemies; a dying practice by today's human rights laws, but some say still performed in the higher circles of the Snake Woman's royal court. Robotic or not, the Galactonauts managed to plant the Feathered Snake Flag in the Vallis Marineris and claimed the Red Planet in the name of the Golden Republic. Now, a full year after the landing, work has been initiated in the first Martian Pyramid, sister to the Central Temple in Tenochtitlan.
My sources in the Aztec capital say that, when aligned, the two pyramids will connect a powerful laser beam between the two planets. What is the purpose of the beam the government would not disclose, in typical Aztec fashion. Conspiracy theorists say the laser is to be used in a rebirth of the ancient mass sacrifice rituals once widespread in the Aztec empire. Sounds far-fetched, but based on his devotion to militaristic actions and racist remarks, I would say the recently elected Snake Woman is a man capable of anything, even challenging the international community with a comeback to the Ancient Aztecs' blood-thirsty traditions (of which he once confessed being an admirer). The Aztec Calendar is going to end in less than a year after the completion of the pyramid (coinciding with the alignment of the Earth with Mars). Every time that happened in the ancient times, mass sacrifices were required by the Aztec Gods to prevent the End of the World and facilitate the passage into a new cycle. Are they planning to bring back that Meso-american brand of religion carnage into out more civilized times? If the doomsayers are right, we will probably know soon... and that could only speel trouble to the rest of the world.
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