Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

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Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby algenpfleger » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:04 am

This is where we practice what will pay the bills later!

Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Finals thread opens: Saturday, May 17th
Voting begins: Sunday, May 18th

The goal is here to make an illustration that would be fit for a card game, magazine or book cover, film or video game pitch. It should be well rendered, easy to read, clearly communicated, exciting to look at.

Guidelines and Rules:
- Post sketches and steps as you go so other people can both learn from you and give you feedback.
- Try working in a process like you would with a client. Do rough ideas, then a proper sketch (or the equivalent thereof), color mood sketches, etc. Post them all!
- Once finals thread is up, post your final image there and link to the steps and sketches.

Topic: Absence of Gravity. What is this? A sudden power outage on a space ship causing the antigravity capacitators to stop working? A magician's spell lifting our main character off the ground with the flick of a finger? An ordinary young adult losing control of their life bit by bit? Up to you!


Good luck, and have fun!
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby Feohria » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:18 am

This is such a cool topic. I will participate this!
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby V3T » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:02 pm

We might be the only ones that are interested in this Feohria :P
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby EfilOne » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:34 am

Love it too !! :D
Gonna try to work on it in my spare time !
Gotta get better !
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby Chaklet_Cookiee » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:59 am

Will see if I work something out too!
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby chromaTinker » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:21 pm

Wooo, illustration time let's do this. (entering into challenges now, oh gawd wut am I doin) Three of nine fragments from an ancient relic glow and hover in an abandoned treasure room. The presence of another nearby fragment (off-screen) causes this to intensify and other objects in the room; gold coins, weapons, armor, etc., also begin to levitate in the relic's anti-gravity field. First sheet is design work for the relic, next sheet is thumbnails to explore canvas size and camera position.

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby Durandal » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:18 am

This sounds fun. I already have an idea; hopefully, if time allows, I can participate.
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby algenpfleger » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:51 am

i already have an idea too, i'll join once i'm done with work! :D
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby Leolas » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:58 am

Hello guys : ) I wanted to try a Scifi scene with this subject

Here is the rough ; A giant destroyed carrer in zero gravity space (Yeah It's super original I know : D )

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i am struggling with it so you have to help me : )
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby Chaklet_Cookiee » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:50 am

woah! this is fucking awesome!
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby sushy » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:09 pm

Not sure if this a good concept according to the rules but I was thinking of some kind of mermaid that has the power to stop gravity. (it makes the fluids look weird, what you always see when astronauts enter space)
Anyway here is the crappy sketch so far 0v0

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby V3T » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:56 am

I feel awful just posting what I have done so far in the same thread as you guys..

Regardless, this is what I got so far.

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby Feohria » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:15 am

@chromaTinker Wow very insightful designs !

@Leolas Very cool!!!

@Sushy I hope to see more of your update. :)

@V3T Nice!! I have to work on mine too
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby Leolas » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:57 am

little update

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby sushy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:18 pm

small update on mine as well, just slapped some colors on it. This thing needs a lot of work XD

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Really cool work so far, nice to see everyone's different approach.
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby V3T » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:41 pm

Nice updates guys! Looking good =]

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby jenmundy » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:32 pm

So cliche, but I wanted to draw a mermaid— what can I say ;D

Quick sketch. Not sure if the floating things are gonna be fish or jellies or snakes or what. Not sure if it's worth proceeding D:

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby Leolas » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:49 am

Done

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby LM. » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:24 am

Hi everebody, Here is my participation.

Quick line:
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Color blocking:
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First stape of details:
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Where I am now:
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby V3T » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:44 am

Great job Leolas!
Looks good L.M !

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby carlosranna » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:53 pm

Not sure if i´ll finish this one. But i made some thumbs anyway.

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby carlosranna » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:40 am

Based on thumb #10

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby blu01 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:56 pm

I'll join too, great entries everyone! I've never done any illustration so I am pretty excited about this whole thing. Here are some first steps, based on my pencil drawing on the upper right.
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby Mischeviouslittleelf » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:11 pm

Some thumbnails! Good to get started:)
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby wavenwater » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:01 pm

Man there is some neat stuff here! I'm lovin the girl in the space suit, it's nice to see the steps and the final image is gorgeous!
But what I really like about those topics is the ideation! it's so inspiring to see everybody's own take on a subject!
@Mischeviouslittleelf: Even men, you gotta do the monk one this one looks sooo badass!!
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby squasar » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:41 pm

Lezgo! whoohooo.Looking good guys
Gonna try to help in what I can~
blu01 and Chaklet_Cookiee-Try to think more about your illustration as whole(motion,composition,mood blahblah) as opposed to the pose of your character
LM. Your piece looks good dude,but it feels more like a concept than an actual illustration .Mostly because it lacks story.It boils down to a girl with a cool suit floating in a spaceship.ok, maybe she is fleeing that spaceship in some sort of spacepod and has Earth as her destiny.or maybe I'm just making it up because I have few elements that tell me what is going on in this scene.


Some goofy thumbs.I wanted to work with the concept of giving someone the power to float or some shit (the one on the right is not that). Might go with the middle one.Ah and it's fantasy themed!
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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby carlosranna » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:51 pm

Great compositions, @Mischeviouslittleelf !

Here is what i´m doing with mine. Not sure if i´ll finish it tough...

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby sushy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:07 am

Okay update on mine. what am I doing

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Re: Illustration of the Month 01: Absence of Gravity

Postby Leolas » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:31 pm

Mischeviouslittleelf > What a great start : o

Absence of Gravity 2. Kind of the following of the last picture.
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