Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the line!

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Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the line!

Postby Zipfelzeus » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:29 am

Hello everyone!


This is the first time for me hosting a challenge. I did a secret challenge to myself a few months ago, where I told myself to do several Dark Souls portraits
and I did manage to actually finish them (for the most part).

So now that I know that I can actually commit to something, I thought it is time to move to the public space.

I know community challenges aren't really popular and nobody really commits to them. I am fully aware of that and I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest
if I'm the only one doing my challenge. That doesn't really matter though. I was going to do it anyway might as well share my progess with the forum.

A lot of people also don't really know what they're suppose to do and don't just want to mindlessly study their life away, so this challenge might
just fit their needs.

So lets get straight to it then:


Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the line!



Goal of the challenge: Design, anatomy and composition.

What do I have to do?

1. Design 5 characters
This doesn't have to be a really clean, perfect lineart for all the characters, but the design has to be clear and readable
Yes even the details! They don't have to be perfect (again) but I should be able to make out whether there are flowers their clothes
or some kind of abstract design.

2. Conceptualise a scence.

3. Draw at least 3 characters you invented into that scene. Finished product should be a clean lineart (at least as clean as you can get it, if
you're a beginner and it still looks a bit messy in the end that's no problem but put some effort into getting it to a finished look.)

No colors, no rendering. Just lines. If you do everything in pencil and ink that of course fine as well.

As this is a forum for improvement I encourage studies to help you with your pieces but please post them in your sketchbook. I only want to see CHARACTER SKETCHES,
SCENE CONCEPTS and FINISHED PIECES in here.

Got all that?! Probably not so here is it again and please follow the steps:

Step 1: Draw the five characters. One by one I want to see them. Don't even think about the scene yet just draw the god damn characters.
Step 2: Now that you have your characters in set. Choose 3 of them (You can do all five if you want).
Step 3: Do compositon sketches and whatnot. Think of how you want your characters to interact. Big shapes and stuff.
Step 4: Pick a composition you like and do a rough sketch. Do studies to inform your poses and designs.
Step 5: Flesh out the rough sketch, fix the mistakes and make sure you leave nothing vague.
Step 6: Clean out the lineart.
FINISHED

Anyone who actually manages to do this gets a neat little price. It's something special from me to you.


DISCLAIMER: I actually going to do 3 finished pieces. Not because I'm hardcore or anything but usually my brain need a bit of repetition to get the message.
So I'll do a lot more character sketches and stuff. I don't expect this from you I just wanted to let you know this in case you were wondering.


Also: There is no time limit on this. That doesn't however mean you should take forever.This isn't about whether you can to this in a month or so.
This is about if you can actually push yourself do go through it at all. Sometimes you just have to organise time yourself.


Alright enough text. Time to start. GOOO MEE!


If you have any questions or need advice in general just go ahead and ask but I might come on to you, since I'm a very lonley man
and your body is just so hot and steamy how could I resist?
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Zipfelzeus » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:38 am

Let's gooo. Character 1/20
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Zipfelzeus » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:21 am

Character 2/20
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Zipfelzeus » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:58 am

3/20
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Zipfelzeus » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:33 am

4/20
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:09 am

5/20. See already a fourth of the way.<
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Menze » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:28 pm

I should be drawing heads, dude... This prize better be good XD
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:29 am

I should be drawing heads, dude... This prize better be good XD


Isn't the accomplishment you will get from finishing something already a treasure?
*cricket sounds*


Oh well. Glad you joined in! I can hopefully make it worth your while.

6/20
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Menze » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:19 pm

Jesus! I did not realize that this "only line" rule would be so hard to follow. You only value the good ol' pencil when you are not allowed to use a tool as versatile... Anyways, here is my first character, another witch because I love them all.
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Menze » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:23 pm

PS: I don't know what to do about the size of my pictures anymore, someone send help, please.
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Zipfelzeus » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:29 am

To me the file size looks fine! Awesome witch! :D Can't wait to see the other characters and ...yeah lines are tricky.

Here is a character I did before my butt was sliced open. I might need a bit of recovery for a few days... depends on the pain.
Thank god I didn't put a time limit of this D:
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Postby Menze » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:31 pm

Have fun spotting all the fold nonsense (:
Hehehe
PS: look at that sweet, sweet resizing... finally
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:27 am

ohh ohh ohhhh.
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:54 am

Presenting duck armor.
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:10 am

10 designs already!
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:58 am

11
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Menze » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:31 pm

This one was hard D:
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:03 am

Good work Menze!

Here is my character number 12
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:55 am

Do do do.
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:12 am

Da Da da.
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Menze » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:15 pm

This one is the first half of the design. I planned I giant bird and could not "trace" it on photoshop because today my head just feels kinda full, also this whole process takes longer than it sounds, since I'm more of pencil and paper guy most of the time. Guess I'll do one more after the bird too, because the dead servant feels a bit like cheating, he is with the necromancer after all isn't he?
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:28 am

@Menze: I know what you mean. I really wish I didn't tell myself to do 20 characters. It's getting a little ridiculous.

Well complaining won't help...
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Postby Menze » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:16 pm

I tried to make the bird with an extra set of wings some extra eyes as well, but I am not sure I managed to get the message across...
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:50 am

Batman`s strange cousin.
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:49 am

Waaaangs on mah back.
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:53 am

Cutie bird.
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Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:12 am

Doggo.
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Postby Menze » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:03 pm

I was going to post the last two today, but I am already kind of tired and the last one would be extra shitty, so tomorrow then. Never tought I would take so long to do these characters...
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Re: Killing yourself to live: Challenge 1 Don't cross the li

Postby Zipfelzeus » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:16 am

20 out of 20! Step 1 one complete..... ahahaahhahahahaahhahhahahahahahahahahah. :(

I might take a short break from this (like one or two days. and then go right back in with the comps.)

Doggo2.
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Postby Menze » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:38 pm

Enough of this nonsense, finally 6/6.
I will probably wait for one of your comp sketches before doing mine though, to see what it looks like.
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