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BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
« on: 15 Feb 2018, 20:12 »
EERIE


Images from: Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Carceri d'invenzione.

Your job is to draw an eerie, scary background. It can be anything you want, as long as it gives you (and the viewer) goosebumps: a haunted house, a ghost-infested castle, an abandoned asylum, a foggy cemetery, a dark and seedy alley, a frightening attic, or a dreadful public toilet (those things can be scary, when not properly cleaned). Or something else entirely, providing that it is scary!

Deadline: 5th of March 2018

Voting:

Concept: your background should tell us something about the place you have depicted.
Playability: does it have clearly defined walkable areas, things to interact with, etc?
Artistic Execution: does the image convey the wanted atmosphere? What's the feeling of the place? Is it scary/eerie enough? Would you pass the night alone in it? (if the answer is "yes", it needs to be scarier)

Good luck!
« Last Edit: 12 Mar 2018, 09:15 by lorenzo »

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #1 on: 16 Feb 2018, 02:07 »
Anyone getting the vibe of maybe even an H.P. Lovecraftian location?

Anyway, best of luck to others.  (I'd take part in it, but I want to focus on my MAGS entry.)

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #2 on: 17 Feb 2018, 19:31 »
Sure, an eerie, half-sunken city (complete with non-Euclidean geometry and unimaginable monstrosities inside, naturally) would be a great location for a background!

I'd take part in it, but I want to focus on my MAGS entry.
Well, the competition ends on the 5th of March, so maybe you'll be able to find time for both. ;) Good luck on your MAGS entry!

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #3 on: 21 Feb 2018, 00:50 »
Okay, I made a quick entry for this--my attempt at a Lovecraftian setting.

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #4 on: 21 Feb 2018, 06:24 »

Ehi, it's the Emerald City by night!(laugh)

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #5 on: 21 Feb 2018, 21:14 »


Hopefully this qualifies for something...

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #6 on: 22 Feb 2018, 09:04 »
DBoyWheeler: I love the contrast between the dark sky and the green city! I wouldn't want to find myself alone on that island at night (or even during the day (laugh)).

morganw: cool background, it looks ready for an adventure game! The black and white (with a splatter of red) is very atmospheric.

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #7 on: 25 Feb 2018, 01:00 »
I made a sketch... not sure I'll do anything more to it though... might try and make it as a 3D model though. (laugh)
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:

PS - Thanks for the inspiration morganw. ;)

EDIT: Uhm... does it even fit the theme?? I know I had fun doing it at least, but scary? Probably not... confusing and weird, most likely. (wtf)
« Last Edit: 03 Mar 2018, 22:54 by Cassiebsg »
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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #8 on: 25 Feb 2018, 09:38 »
Interesting sketch Cassiebsg, that place is trippy! (laugh)

Uhm... does it even fit the theme?? I know I had fun doing it at least, but scary? Probably not...
I wouldn't say that it does necessarily have to be scary. It can be unsettling, eerie, unearthly... You can feel there's something wrong with the picture, even if it's not scary.
I hope that makes sense. :)

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #9 on: 27 Feb 2018, 18:31 »
Great topic, I was inspired from start to finish. (nod)



DBoyWheeler: I really like your concept and framing. Having a huge winding bridge lead to an isolated city seems like a great way to kick off an adventure.

morganw: This one makes me think in a lot of good ways. Lots of mystery... What are those three structures in the back I wonder.

Cassiebsg: The thought of this as a 3D model makes my head spin. Cant wait to see it if you decide to do it.  (laugh)

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #10 on: 27 Feb 2018, 18:40 »
I am doing it. (nod)
the basic model is done and it now just needs some detailing and texturing... and then figuring out how to light the scene. ;)
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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #11 on: 28 Feb 2018, 02:36 »
Yeesh, Glenjamin. That's very unsettling.

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #12 on: 28 Feb 2018, 10:07 »
Glenjamin: I'm glad you liked the theme! Your entry is very creepy, with many details you don't notice at first glance. The image tells quite a story... and it's probably not a pleasant tale! ;)

Cassiebsg: Can't wait to see your finished entry!

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #13 on: 28 Feb 2018, 12:11 »
Some eerie forest:



I wanted to do pure pixel art, but then I thought the fog would be a nice touch ;)

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #14 on: 01 Mar 2018, 08:52 »
That's a very atmospheric scene, Matti! I love the creatures lurking in the background, quite eerie.
And I agree, the fog is a nice touch!

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #15 on: 01 Mar 2018, 22:50 »
Reminds me of the movie "The Mist"

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #16 on: 03 Mar 2018, 22:53 »
Guess it could use better scene lighting... but I suck at that... and don't feel like working on this any more.

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #17 on: 04 Mar 2018, 00:42 »
Cassie... it looks amazing! It's Mr. Escher's house!

And yeah, the lighting is a little flat so it's hard to see that the path goes off into the distance.

Maybe you could put some lamps/burning torches along the path to show it off a bit more? And a light or two in one of the buildings casting a warm glow outside through the doors/windows might work?

Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #18 on: 04 Mar 2018, 16:18 »
Great background Cassiebsg! Nice to see how the scene evolved from the initial sketch. I would love to see characters walking in it!

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Re: BACKGROUND BLITZ: Eerie
« Reply #19 on: 04 Mar 2018, 17:21 »
Thanks... :)
@Mandle, yes more detail and better lighting would make it tons better. But don't have the time and I'm not going to use it for a game, so...

@lorenzo: Sure...
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
Of course the character would need to be upside down after he walks behind the house. ;) But that required more than 5 min work. (roll)

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