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Background Blitz: House - RESULTS
« on: 08 Aug 2020, 08:58 »
HOUSE


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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:
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Sinitrena


Creamy


Mouth for war


Cassiebsg


milkanannan & son


Pogwizd


Jack



RESULTS:

1st place: Creamy and Mouth for war
2nd place: Jack
3rd place: Pogwizd
« Last Edit: 06 Sep 2020, 09:46 by lorenzo »

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #1 on: 08 Aug 2020, 19:51 »


Interesting.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #2 on: 09 Aug 2020, 09:03 »
(laugh) (laugh)
Well, it is a kind of house.

Sinitrena

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #3 on: 13 Aug 2020, 14:49 »


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.)

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #4 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!

Sinitrena

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #5 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.)

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #6 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.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #7 on: 19 Aug 2020, 07:11 »
Only ten days left!

Is anyone working on an entry? Or this theme is too homely? :P

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #8 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.

Cassiebsg

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #9 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)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #10 on: 19 Aug 2020, 20:25 »


Painted a couple of days ago.
 

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #11 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.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #12 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.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #13 on: 20 Aug 2020, 18:21 »
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Is it inspired by a real place?

Yes. The marshes of Müllenbourg on the island of Noirmoutier. Even the donkey was there.
 

Jack

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Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #14 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.

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #15 on: 21 Aug 2020, 04:22 »
Very nice. Looks like a setting for a Studio Ghibli film.  8-)

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #16 on: 26 Aug 2020, 21:43 »
Reminder: only three days left!

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #17 on: 26 Aug 2020, 22:11 »
My entry :) 
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #18 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.

« Last Edit: 26 Aug 2020, 22:39 by Creamy »
 

Re: Background Blitz: House
« Reply #19 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 :)
mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer