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Title: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: lorenzo on 08 Aug 2020, 08:58
HOUSE

(https://i.imgur.com/0gWpwzl.png)
Image from: ShowHide
Johannes Vermeer, View of Houses in Delft.


Your job is to create a background that features a house. What kind of house? Any kind! A cosy chalet in the mountains, a tree-house, a modern home, a futuristic skyscraper, an ancient Roman domus, a haunted mansion, a mobile home, the inside of a small studio flat, a Victorian mansion, and so on.

Deadline: 29th August 2020.

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?

Good luck! :grin:

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Entries:
Spoiler: ShowHide
Sinitrena
(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200813/xiu4rkwr.png)

Creamy
(https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/14da1053-a658-4328-845a-b2b310d21541/de3kmmb-3c0a8200-8526-48dd-9f1d-5ae13303a2f6.png/v1/fill/w_1161,h_688,q_70,strp/mllenbourg_by_jaipurna_de3kmmb-pre.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3siaGVpZ2h0IjoiPD03NTkiLCJwYXRoIjoiXC9mXC8xNGRhMTA1My1hNjU4LTQzMjgtODQ1YS1iMmIzMTBkMjE1NDFcL2RlM2ttbWItM2MwYTgyMDAtODUyNi00OGRkLTlmMWQtNWFlMTMzMDNhMmY2LnBuZyIsIndpZHRoIjoiPD0xMjgwIn1dXSwiYXVkIjpbInVybjpzZXJ2aWNlOmltYWdlLm9wZXJhdGlvbnMiXX0.622Vft-PNHN7Y-C38h7xZNNYS-7xZAfb9YhAMyu7C3I)

Mouth for war
(https://i.imgur.com/EpLSl2F.png)

Cassiebsg
(https://i.imgur.com/ddbNe5R.png)

milkanannan & son


Pogwizd
(https://i.ibb.co/pWhYWH3/bloki-v2.png)

Jack
(http://techtroupe.net/posted/backgroundBlitz_house.jpg)



RESULTS:

1st place: Creamy and Mouth for war
2nd place: Jack
3rd place: Pogwizd
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Jack on 08 Aug 2020, 19:51
(http://www.housemd-guide.com/season3/graphics/303house.jpg)

Interesting.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: lorenzo on 09 Aug 2020, 09:03
(laugh) (laugh)
Well, it is a kind of house.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Sinitrena on 13 Aug 2020, 14:49
(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200813/xiu4rkwr.png)

I start entries for this competition so often, and I never finish them. For once, I did finish one, yay!

(The fire is obviously supposed to be animated, but seeing my track record of entries, I'm afraid that if I try to animate it, I won't finish it.)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: lorenzo on 13 Aug 2020, 18:49
Nice background, Sinitrena!
I really like your interpretation of the theme. I'd love to cross that suspended bridge and see the inside of the house -- and meet its inhabitants!
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Sinitrena on 14 Aug 2020, 11:48
I'd love to cross that suspended bridge and see the inside of the house -- and meet its inhabitants!

You sure about that? The inhabitant is called Robin. He likes to rob people.  ;)
(The background is vaguely inspired by the Kevin Costner version of Robin Hood, though I haven't seen the movie in, what, ten years or so.)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: lorenzo on 14 Aug 2020, 18:17
Well, in that case we'll know who to blame for any missing inventory item! ;)

(The background is vaguely inspired by the Kevin Costner version of Robin Hood, though I haven't seen the movie in, what, ten years or so.)
I see! I haven't seen that Robin Hood film, so I couldn't recognize it.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: lorenzo on 19 Aug 2020, 07:11
Only ten days left!

Is anyone working on an entry? Or this theme is too homely? :P
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: milkanannan on 19 Aug 2020, 17:25
It's a great theme, Lorenzo. I keep meaning to enter these with my son, but we never get around to actually finishing a project! I'll try to find time this weekend to polish a final entry.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Cassiebsg on 19 Aug 2020, 18:46
Oh, I forgot. I do love the theme.
I'll see if I can make one... last time I was going to make a small town I ended up making a house...  (roll) Because I just love making houses.  (laugh)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Creamy on 19 Aug 2020, 20:25
(https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/14da1053-a658-4328-845a-b2b310d21541/de3kmmb-3c0a8200-8526-48dd-9f1d-5ae13303a2f6.png/v1/fill/w_1161,h_688,q_70,strp/mllenbourg_by_jaipurna_de3kmmb-pre.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3siaGVpZ2h0IjoiPD03NTkiLCJwYXRoIjoiXC9mXC8xNGRhMTA1My1hNjU4LTQzMjgtODQ1YS1iMmIzMTBkMjE1NDFcL2RlM2ttbWItM2MwYTgyMDAtODUyNi00OGRkLTlmMWQtNWFlMTMzMDNhMmY2LnBuZyIsIndpZHRoIjoiPD0xMjgwIn1dXSwiYXVkIjpbInVybjpzZXJ2aWNlOmltYWdlLm9wZXJhdGlvbnMiXX0.622Vft-PNHN7Y-C38h7xZNNYS-7xZAfb9YhAMyu7C3I)

Painted a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Jack on 19 Aug 2020, 22:25
That's beautiful, Creamy.

I had an idea, based on a mountain, because I need the practice. But then I had a much better--if challenging--idea for a background. So I will attempt that when I have some concurrent hours.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: lorenzo on 20 Aug 2020, 10:22
milkanannan: a family-made background, nice! :cheesy: And don't worry if the entry isn't polished enough, as long as you're having fun with your son. ;)

Cassiebsg: well, the house alone should be enough this time. ;)

Creamy: I love your entry! Great colours that work really well with the subject, and just the right amount of detail for the scene. Is it inspired by a real place?

Jack: sounds interesting, can't wait to see it!

By the way, if anyone needs more time, just let me know.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Creamy on 20 Aug 2020, 18:21
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Is it inspired by a real place?

Yes. The marshes of M├╝llenbourg on the island of Noirmoutier (https://www.tripadvisor.fr/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g425088-d8344009-i243259455-Marais_du_Mullembourg-Noirmoutier_en_l_Ile_Ile_de_Noirmoutier_Vendee_Pay.html). Even the donkey was there.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Jack on 20 Aug 2020, 21:38
Did you take a picture or is it made from what was there, plus memory?

I often wonder what the painters of old would say about a camera.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: milkanannan on 21 Aug 2020, 04:22
Very nice. Looks like a setting for a Studio Ghibli film.  8-)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: lorenzo on 26 Aug 2020, 21:43
Reminder: only three days left!
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Mouth for war on 26 Aug 2020, 22:11
My entry :)  (https://i.imgur.com/EpLSl2F.png)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Creamy on 26 Aug 2020, 22:37
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Did you take a picture or is it made from what was there, plus memory?
I painted it on the spot.

Thanks milkanannan. It's a beautiful place. What the picture doesn't show is the crowd in Summer  :P

Nice picture, Mouth of War. Are you still working on your isometric game?

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I often wonder what the painters of old would say about a camera.
I guess they would be depressed. Your precious skill, which was the only way to keep a visual track of the past, becomes only decorative.

Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Mouth for war on 26 Aug 2020, 22:39
Thanks Creamy :D Your piece looks really cool too :-) Well I have 1000 unfinished projects now I think haha but this and another game is what I'm working on at the moment :)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: lorenzo on 27 Aug 2020, 18:25
Nice entry, Mouth for war! Maybe someday we'll see the rest of the village. ;)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Cassiebsg on 27 Aug 2020, 21:59
Here's my entry (entirely made with Revit):

(https://i.imgur.com/ddbNe5R.png)

And a ray-traced version render of it just for comparison, my entry is the above one.  ;)
Spoiler: ShowHide

(https://i.imgur.com/qH10OVv.png)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Mouth for war on 27 Aug 2020, 23:25
Nice entry, Mouth for war! Maybe someday we'll see the rest of the village. ;)

Thanks! I sure hope so :D
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: lorenzo on 28 Aug 2020, 18:55
Nice background, Cassiebsg! I like both versions, although I probably prefer the first one -- in the second, some details get lost.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: milkanannan on 29 Aug 2020, 06:06
We're new at this (laugh)
(https://i.imgur.com/kCNyQmX.png)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Pogwizd on 29 Aug 2020, 13:00
Hi all,
I thought I could give Background Blitz a go for once :)
Not sure if it fits the topic but here's my entry:
(https://i.ibb.co/pWhYWH3/bloki-v2.png)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Jack on 29 Aug 2020, 18:48
Cool backgrounds.

I've decided on one to make just now.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: Jack on 30 Aug 2020, 04:02
Couldn't decide on something to make for this, so I went with an older idea I had for an avatar.

(http://techtroupe.net/posted/backgroundBlitz_house.jpg)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House
Post by: lorenzo on 30 Aug 2020, 20:05
Love the new entries! All in very different styles.

VOTING!

Entries


Sinitrena
(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200813/xiu4rkwr.png)

Creamy
(https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/14da1053-a658-4328-845a-b2b310d21541/de3kmmb-3c0a8200-8526-48dd-9f1d-5ae13303a2f6.png/v1/fill/w_1161,h_688,q_70,strp/mllenbourg_by_jaipurna_de3kmmb-pre.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3siaGVpZ2h0IjoiPD03NTkiLCJwYXRoIjoiXC9mXC8xNGRhMTA1My1hNjU4LTQzMjgtODQ1YS1iMmIzMTBkMjE1NDFcL2RlM2ttbWItM2MwYTgyMDAtODUyNi00OGRkLTlmMWQtNWFlMTMzMDNhMmY2LnBuZyIsIndpZHRoIjoiPD0xMjgwIn1dXSwiYXVkIjpbInVybjpzZXJ2aWNlOmltYWdlLm9wZXJhdGlvbnMiXX0.622Vft-PNHN7Y-C38h7xZNNYS-7xZAfb9YhAMyu7C3I)

Mouth for war
(https://i.imgur.com/EpLSl2F.png)

Cassiebsg
(https://i.imgur.com/ddbNe5R.png)

milkanannan & son


Pogwizd
(https://i.ibb.co/pWhYWH3/bloki-v2.png)

Jack
(http://techtroupe.net/posted/backgroundBlitz_house.jpg)


Voting categories:


Voting ends on the 5th of September 2020.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: Mouth for war on 30 Aug 2020, 21:30
Concept: Pogwizd
Playability: Cassiebsg
Artistic execution: Creamy
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: milkanannan on 31 Aug 2020, 02:44
Concept: Jack
Playability: mouth for war
Artistic execution: pogwzd
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: Pogwizd on 31 Aug 2020, 10:49
I'm just going to copy and paste what milkanannan posted (with a minor alteration) :):
Concept: Jack
Playability: mouth for war
Artistic execution: Creamy

Also, thanks for your vote milkanannan :)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: ildu on 31 Aug 2020, 12:12
My votes:

Concept: Creamy
Playability: Mouth for war
Artistic execution: Creamy

I just had to give two to Creamy, because the piece is so lovely :). Reminds me of the upcoming indie game, Dordogne.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: lorenzo on 31 Aug 2020, 12:58
I vote creamy!
For which category? All three?
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: Mouth for war on 31 Aug 2020, 16:25
I updated that XD
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: lorenzo on 31 Aug 2020, 17:43
Thank you! :-D
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 31 Aug 2020, 17:52
Concept: Jack
Playability: Sinitrena
Artistic execution: Creamy
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: Sinitrena on 01 Sep 2020, 02:59
Creamy: Looks incredibly idyllic - perfect place for a picnic. A picture I would put on my wall. I don't like this style for in-game staff, though, to be honest. It's possible to have characters and sprites fit in, but more often then not they just stand out.

Mouth for war: I could imagine that very well for a vimiscal children's game. I'm reminded of Pokemon, not necessarily style-wise, more from the general vibe and atmosphere.

Cassiebsg: Honestly, I prefer your second version. The few pixels on the right side of the roof, where some of the sky shines through are slightly distracting.

milkanannan & son: Cute. I'm reminded of an old children's book I had with fairy tales, where one was about Cockaigne (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockaigne) and the illustration was somewhat similar to your background. I tried to find the book (probably at my parent's) or the picture online, but I couldn't.

Pogwizd: I can't say why, but this background seems to created most of a distinct atmosphere for me - somehow desolate and hopeful at the same time.

Jack: I love the idea. The light shining through the cracks looks great. I only think the picture is all in all too dark. The light/darkness contrast would still be there with an all in all lighter image.


Votes:

Concept: Jack
Playability: Cassiebsg
Artistic Execution: Creamy
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: Racoon on 02 Sep 2020, 22:27
Concept: Mouth for war
Playability: Mouth for war (it definitly looks like a game I would play, I really like the perspective)
Artistic Execution: Pogwidz (because I really like the feeling of the place)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: Creamy on 02 Sep 2020, 23:09
Concept: Jack. What's going on with this barn?

Playability: Cassie. Very practical and good-looking. The flowers and the trees are a bit too samey for my taste. Maybe you could turn them in different directions?

Artistic execution: Mouth for war. Neat and detailed. The wooden roof is a little strange. The character reminds me of the kid from Gorillaz :cheesy:

Sinitrena: nice composition but whatever post-treatment you used serves your picture badly IMO.

Milkanannan & son: that's a horny house.

Pogwizd: cute minimalist piece. I seem to discern a knight statue and vines between the buildings. It's hard to tell at such a low resolution.

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I just had to give two to Creamy, because the piece is so lovely :). Reminds me of the upcoming indie game, Dordogne.
Thanks. I look forward to this gorgeous game too.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - VOTING!
Post by: Jack on 02 Sep 2020, 23:45
Concept: Pogwizd
Playability: Mouth for War
Artistic execution: Creamy
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: lorenzo on 06 Sep 2020, 09:45
RESULTS!

(https://i.imgur.com/MQ1DWW8.png) 1st place: Creamy and Mouth for war!

(https://i.imgur.com/GxMBUjT.png) 2nd place: Jack!

(https://i.imgur.com/iGQZai2.png) 3rd place: Pogwizd!

That was a close result! Thanks for participating, everyone! :-D
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: Mouth for war on 06 Sep 2020, 12:01
Yeah that's what I'm talking about :-D Thank you all for voting :-) Creamy can set the rules for the next blitz if that's ok? :-)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: Jack on 06 Sep 2020, 12:49
Nice. Thanks for the votes, and the trophy.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: milkanannan on 06 Sep 2020, 13:45
Congrats guys!
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: Pogwizd on 06 Sep 2020, 14:01
Haha blocks everywhere! I live in them, I draw them, and now I get a trophy shaped like them :) Thanks lorenzo :) and everyone else who voted for me.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: Sinitrena on 07 Sep 2020, 03:22
Congratulations, guys. We have some worthy winners here.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: milkanannan on 17 Sep 2020, 05:08
Yeah that's what I'm talking about :-D Thank you all for voting :-) Creamy can set the rules for the next blitz if that's ok? :-)

Let's get this next blitz going guys! ;)
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: ildu on 17 Sep 2020, 11:44
Ditto! I'm excited to start a new piece :D.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: Jack on 20 Sep 2020, 14:23
Maybe Mouth for war should go ahead an pick one, because it looks like Creamy is handcuffed to a bed somewhere.
Title: Re: Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
Post by: Creamy on 20 Sep 2020, 14:40
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Maybe Mouth for war should go ahead an pick one, because it looks like Creamy is handcuffed to a bed somewhere.
I found the key  :=