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Title: Background Blitz - Big or Small (Winners Announced)
Post by: Dropped Monocle Games on 15 Sep 2015, 08:31
(http://i.imgur.com/kJaEyZl.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/KsZ68JV.jpg)

Create a background that has the theme 'BIG or SMALL' maybe your character has been shrunken to the size of an ant or maybe been made huge, towering over buildings.
maybe your character is stuck inside a big whale! have fun and get creative with this one!
Voting will start on the 5th October

...what are you waiting for, get arting!!

VOTING TIME!
Grok - The Giants Hut(http://i.imgur.com/SIp5hNZ.png)
Mouth for war - Monster Shark(http://i.imgur.com/mVnbQD5.png)
selmiak - Big World Tree(http://i.imgur.com/9n8N6te.jpg)
Voting will end on the Sunday 11th

(http://i.imgur.com/V7D41Fy.png)(http://i.imgur.com/w7TFm0I.png)(http://i.imgur.com/j4WU7hm.png)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: sketchess on 19 Sep 2015, 14:22
Lovely.
One wrong move. Wasn't Simon eaten by the frog? :-D I do remember a long tongue.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: Grok on 20 Sep 2015, 17:12
The giant's hut
(http://orig03.deviantart.net/f7e2/f/2015/263/2/e/the_giants_hut_by_pekj-d9a9sss.png)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: Dropped Monocle Games on 22 Sep 2015, 06:54
wow I love it. nice work
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: selmiak on 29 Sep 2015, 03:21
started sketching around...
(http://i.imgur.com/IkGDYfQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: selmiak on 29 Sep 2015, 04:06
I like how that moon came out.
(http://i.imgur.com/o7Ltyuo.jpg)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: Snarky on 29 Sep 2015, 15:53
Yes, it looks nice. When you continue on the planet, you do remember that the Earth and the moon are always lit from the same angle, right?
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: selmiak on 29 Sep 2015, 15:59
I'll try to align it to sun as a lightsource.

btw, is there an easy way to embed your big imgur uploaded images as thumbnails after the imgur userinterface revamp?
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: Snarky on 29 Sep 2015, 16:36
I think imgur is currently broken. The layout is all fucked up, and I don't see any comments at all.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: sketchess on 29 Sep 2015, 19:44
My first-ever attempt using GIMP. Boy, felt like I started over and over a hundred times. At least I got a template so far.

(http://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/none/path/s0b147563cfdad945/image/i9dc42ba39cdda9c5/version/1443549732/image.png)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: selmiak on 29 Sep 2015, 23:42
screw imgur, fiddeing around with bbcode tags and stuff... click images for full size.


a view into space
(http://i.imgur.com/syrz2VL.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/syrz2VL.jpg)


blocking in some brown color with basic lighting
(http://i.imgur.com/qntidxo.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/qntidxo.jpg)


getting somewhere?!
(http://i.imgur.com/GlaZu64.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/GlaZu64.jpg)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: sketchess on 30 Sep 2015, 20:14
Does it come easy to you, @selmiak? I feel like it will take me forever. :-[
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: selmiak on 01 Oct 2015, 01:56
been playing around with leaves. No idea how to shade them!
(http://i.imgur.com/Nyv1v9w.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/Nyv1v9w.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/0OBfjvY.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/0OBfjvY.jpg)


what does take you forever sketchess? Drawing?
Well, yes the ratio of time spent on the painting to the time the average person spents looking at it is in no relation, but it's great fun creating stuff...
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: Snarky on 01 Oct 2015, 08:09
I'll try to align it to sun as a lightsource.

The moon is aligned, but the shading of the earth really isn't (it implies a sun in the top-right corner-ish, and since the sun is way off in the distance, far more of the planet should be in shadow, which should also be darker, just like with the moon). Also, if we're at all concerned with astronomical accuracy, the axis of the earth looks tilted way off (though that might have something to do with the huge tree growing out of it), particularly when you remember that the earth, sun and moon are all more or less in the same plane (the ecliptic, which is why you regularly get eclipses like on Monday morning). Basically, if you just rotate the earth so that the shading lines up with the position of the sun, it would be more or less accurate.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: sketchess on 01 Oct 2015, 17:40
Drawing? I'm not even near to that. I figured out how to handle these sassy brushes a bit. There must be a trick to it, I just can't see it yet. The manuell is not very helpful. Well learning by doing, I'm on some first rough outlines.

Don't wait for me guys, I'm just not ready yet. (roll)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: selmiak on 01 Oct 2015, 21:19
I didn't like the scribbled leaves, so I made a leaf brush. If you ever make a leaf brush DON'T add a stem. It's just annoying, trust me!

(http://i.imgur.com/Dv3YaAN.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/Dv3YaAN.jpg)


some shading with the leaf brush and layers
(http://i.imgur.com/MyHId8a.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/MyHId8a.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1MyTWA8.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/1MyTWA8.jpg)

pulled my best bob ross in space!
(http://i.imgur.com/NxUT9Rk.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/NxUT9Rk.jpg)

Some more lighting in this weird perspective with interesting lightsources...
(http://i.imgur.com/Hsz9lCb.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/Hsz9lCb.jpg)

turning that planet earth placed the treetrunk somewhere in the mediterranean...
I'm wondering in what whacky directions gravity would flow up there...
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: Mouth for war on 02 Oct 2015, 00:19
Here we go then. A monster shark :D

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q492/Alcotrash_79/Megashark.png~original) (http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/Alcotrash_79/media/Megashark.png.html)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: Mouth for war on 02 Oct 2015, 13:00
Btw i really like your idea there selmiak. It looks really cool :-)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: selmiak on 04 Oct 2015, 06:01
turned on some more lights
(http://i.imgur.com/HzZCwu8.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/HzZCwu8.jpg)


More highlights and some more darkness
(http://i.imgur.com/Mr7da1a.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/Mr7da1a.jpg)


and some more details
(http://i.imgur.com/96enLJ0.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/96enLJ0.jpg)



@Mouthforwar:
thanks, I likeyour shark attack too. Especially now that you added some more ... taste (for the shark) to it.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: Dropped Monocle Games on 04 Oct 2015, 19:39
one day to go, if anyone needs an extension let me know!
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: selmiak on 05 Oct 2015, 21:49
I will hopefully finish my entry tonight and post the result later on...
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: selmiak on 06 Oct 2015, 03:31
I'll see tons of places where it needs improvement tomorrow, but yeah, this is done for now! My comp entry.

click for full size!

everyone shouting 'please make this game' has to team up with me, visit space for research purposes and then make the game!
(http://i.imgur.com/xYs1IYu.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/xYs1IYu.jpg)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (September 15th ~ 5th October)
Post by: Mandle on 06 Oct 2015, 04:57
selmiak: That BG is so epic! i can so see that picture painted on the side of a '70's panel van!
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Dropped Monocle Games on 06 Oct 2015, 12:41
VOTING TIME!
Grok - The Giants Hut(http://i.imgur.com/SIp5hNZ.png)
Mouth for war - Monster Shark(http://i.imgur.com/mVnbQD5.png)
selmiak - Big World Tree(http://i.imgur.com/9n8N6te.jpg)
Voting will end on the Sunday 11th
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: selmiak on 06 Oct 2015, 15:55
vote under different aspects or just vote for one?
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Mouth for war on 06 Oct 2015, 19:37
Well I vote for Selmiak then. Unique design and really well done!
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Dropped Monocle Games on 06 Oct 2015, 21:14
oh sorry, vote for the one you like best :)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: selmiak on 06 Oct 2015, 21:37
Well I vote for Mouth for war then. I dig that wrinkle under the sharks nose and the overall gory scene!
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Mandle on 07 Oct 2015, 05:49
My vote must go to selmiak...That is just way too trippy-awesome!!!
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: sketchess on 07 Oct 2015, 15:35
My vote goes to Grok, it's something about that picture that got me.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: JudasFm on 07 Oct 2015, 16:40
I vote for Selmiak! Definitely :D
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 07 Oct 2015, 16:42
My votes goes to... selmiak.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Creamy on 07 Oct 2015, 17:15
I vote for Mouth of War. His picture is really impressive in full size. Kudos for leaving the head of the shark in the dark.

@ Selmiak : Nice composition, very detailed.

@ Grok :  Simple yet effective. Pretty colours, as always with you. It's the only true background here, although it looks like a normal house with bonsai trees.

I wish Sketchess had the time to finish her giant table. It looked promising.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: sketchess on 07 Oct 2015, 20:45
Thanks for the kind words, but I never intended to make a giant table out of it. (roll) GIMP is still driving me crazy, grr.


EDIT:
I'm a snail, I know. I might should finish it. At least it is practice.
(http://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/none/path/s0b147563cfdad945/image/ib38ff7954072e1bc/version/1444247791/image.png)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: SilverSpook on 07 Oct 2015, 21:07
Selmiak.  That is frickin' bonkers!  I have literally never seen anything like that before, and I've seen a whole lot of things.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: selmiak on 08 Oct 2015, 00:17
Thanks Silverspook!  :-D 8-) Yeah, I didn't even bother looking up reference images of trees in space ;-D
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Stupot on 08 Oct 2015, 00:55
I'm'a vote for Selmiak. I would happily have that on my wall. (nod)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Mandle on 08 Oct 2015, 01:25
Thanks Silverspook!  :-D 8-) Yeah, I didn't even bother looking up reference images of trees in space ;-D

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e5/Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_Groot_movie_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: SilverSpook on 08 Oct 2015, 01:29
HAHA!  THat is a tree in space!  Good job bro!
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: selmiak on 08 Oct 2015, 03:01
I haven't even seen that one, but should probably do so. I don't like superhero movies but afaik they have fart jokes in gotg  ;-D
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Mouth for war on 09 Oct 2015, 20:53
Ok not much action here with the voting! Let's just give Selmiak the grand prize and be done with it (grrr...bastard....mmm..nggg...grrrr) :D
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: selmiak on 10 Oct 2015, 04:22
give me some more votes, they are good! ;-D
And I have some time to come up with a contest theme.
Why do I always enter contest where there are no trophys, man!
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Myinah on 10 Oct 2015, 20:09
Sox make Selmiak a trophy. You know you want to!
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: SilverSpook on 10 Oct 2015, 21:28
Can we pay for art commissions with votes?

(Whips out a fat sheaf of vote ballots and makes it rain on selmiak)

:D
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (VOTE)
Post by: Dropped Monocle Games on 11 Oct 2015, 13:53
in 3rd place with 1 vote is Grok
2nd place with 2 votes goes to Mouth of War
Annnnnd the winner with 6 votes is... Drum roll please

Selmiak


1st Place - Selmiak(http://i.imgur.com/V7D41Fy.png)
2nd Place - Mouth of War(http://i.imgur.com/w7TFm0I.png)
3rd Place - Grok(http://i.imgur.com/j4WU7hm.png)


Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (Winners Announced)
Post by: sketchess on 11 Oct 2015, 16:24
(wtf) you gotta...

Well now we have it, you guys take me home as trophies.
Title: Re: Background Blitz - Big or Small (Winners Announced)
Post by: selmiak on 11 Oct 2015, 20:39
Cool! Thanks for all the votes and congrats to all other winners and participants that entered this bg blitz. Will open a new one soon.