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Paired Concept Art & Short-Story Contest - WarCraft IV: Atlas of Destruction

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Pharaoh_, Sep 20, 2014.

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  1. Hemske

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    But so you are allowed to "invent" your own lore as well? Say 500 years later a pandaren civilization has been developed and is now one of the main races, and the hero is on of them. Or do you have to work with the current Wc3 lore, but just expand on it? As in; no new playable races, new races/breeds of villains etc.
     
  2. Pharaoh_

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    No, you can introduce anything you want, it just should be something that makes sense in the WarCraft universe, not metal-geared arachnids. ;p
     
  3. Hemske

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    Ahh alright. Too bad.

    *trashes idea of naga-goblin hybrid cyborgs.*


    In all seriousness though, thanks for the clarification.
     
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    Aw dangit!

    *deletes 750-word introduction about Magnarachnos, King of Arthropods*
     
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    I have a question and I know it may seem stupid, but what softwares are we allowed to use for drawing Concept Art? For the past few weeks I've been doing it on pen & paper, but I want to know if it's possible to use things like Paint or Paint.NET or maybe the AutoDesk app of Android to draw free hand art.

    Just a question though, no need for anyone to rage over anything..:ogre_haosis:
     
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    Not only is there no Rule (I can find) about what medium the artist uses, but such a Rule would not be well-received by the Artists in this sort of Contest; everyone will be using whatever medium they prefer, as long as they end up with a digital (.jpg, etc) picture that fits the criteria.

    See, this Contest isn't an "Artist's Contest", testing the skillz of a given artist (in which case, defining or restricting to a certain medium would be an apt parameter); this is a "Joint" Contest, generally testing 'Design' and specifically testing "general artistic" and "general story-writing" abilities, respectively.

    At least, that's how I see it. I could be wrong. Often am. :p
     
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    I don't imagine there should be any restrictions, hell, go make me some stained glass art, please!
     
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    That person would win by sheer force of will. That's cathedral-tier artwork, right there. :p
     
  9. don_svetlio

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    I believe now's the time to mention that drawing on glass is something my partner is studying :D
     
  10. Pvt.Toma

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    Is a render allowed then? (A 3D render of the concept using software such as Blender, because sculpting and what not.)
     
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    Well, since I think nobody noticed, I'll just ask again - Is a render allowed? A render from something like Blender in the form of sculp or a model, but basically 3D render.
     
  12. Kyrbi0

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    ....
     
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    Indeed I did read that, but still when rendering, the computer does stuffs for me that I'd otherwise need to paint and what not, so it's hard to say what the judges would say about 3D rendering. And like, it pretty much does all the shadow and lightning stuffs for me just by using a light source so some contestants might say it's 'unfair' so to speak, thus would be nice if someone could answer this question.
     
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    How I wish I could do a good painting sadly my writing only gets me half the way, I would have loved to part take.
     
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    I'm inclined to say yes. Sculpting and texturing are forms of art as well. There are a lot of gaming companies who rely on sculpting to get their concepts running (some of them use them as the base mesh for the actual game models).
     
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    I am just now realizing how little time I will have to attend this contest.
    In between studying for my exams, judging the current TC and working
    on the next Terraining Mini-Contest I've got very little time to spare for
    writing.

    I move that this contest be extended, preferably a month but I can bargain
    with weeks. For my part: I won't make it if we don't.
     
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    is it on ?

    I'm traveling but well, if someone needs an illustrator...
    ==> http://machin.comxa.com/

    Can we still subscribe or is it too late ?
     
  18. GunSlinger

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    ^You can still join as long as you have posted a WIP and the final entry of your submission.
     
  19. Molaf

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    Well, would love to, where do I sign? :p
     
  20. Kyrbi0

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    ^You just have. :p

    Or just check the header; there's a "team matchmaking" thread I'm running concurrently to help people get connected.

    But there's no official "sign-on"; just start producing & WIPing. :p
     
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