ART CLASH WEEK 20: DESIGN A HALO SPARTAN TO SHOWCASE IN HALO VI!!!

DESIGN A NEW HALO SPARTAN FOR HALO VI

ART BRIEF:
SUBJECT: 1)Design the a new HALO Spartan for the upcoming (someday) HALO VI. 2)Include a short backstory for your new character when you post.

CONCEPT: It’s up to you to design a new HALO Spartan for the new game. Will he/she be friend or foe? You decide!

Good luck!

The Rules:
THE ART CLASH is a weekly art challenge. Each TUESDAY a new Art Clash challenge will be posted. You may work in ANY MEDIA you like, but you must stick to the brief of this week’s Art Clash. And please, no posting old work in the Art Clash. This is about encouraging growth through work, so we expect a new piece every time.

Your final art will need to be uploaded to an image hosting service (here are a few I recommend: Imgur, Google Photos and Flickr) and then may be posted here ANY time until SUNDAY evening at MIDNIGHT (EST). Voting begins immediately afterward and polls close on MONDAY at MIDNIGHT (EST). So don’t miss out!
The artist with the most votes for the week by the close of the polls is declared that week’s winner and chooses the next Art Clash.

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I second that, Steel!

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 19: CREATE THE SITH LORD VILLAIN FOR STAR WARS EP. IX!!!-VOTE NOW

Dark Rey!
-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 18: RED RIDING HOOD-WEREWOLF HUNTER-BRETT WINS!!!

Ok. Time for some critiques.

Steel – I am SO impressed with your new style…that you took the time and consciously worked to develop a new style is a big deal, but I really like how you’re settling in to something new. This is one of the benefits of looking at different art styles–it gives you inspiration and more ideas to pull from. In terms of some Areas of Opportunity, I’d like to see you work a little more on hands (not making them look different stylistically, but developing a clearer, more confident approach that fits within your style). I’d also like to see you work more on the props, things like the wolf head and the axe are good examples. I’d also like to see you use a smoother brush, particularly for the contour lines. I have some comic inking brushes for Clip Studio you can have.
BUT THIS IS TRULY AMAZING WORK AND PROGRESSION, STEEL! Keep it up!!!
Knight – I REALLY love how you’ve set this up. Our eye moves from the left to the right. We see the wolf behind her, looking at her. We follow Red’s eyes to the wolf, which circles us back. Great work! I think spending more time on the pencil stage and developing your forms more, putting in more details (in the right places–you don’t have to go crazy everywhere…I’m still trying to learn this) would also help. Try to think of putting details in the important places and the places you want people’s eyes to go and stay the longest. If you think of it this way, you probably wouldn’t want the trees to be hyper-detailed, right? You’d want her face and hands (things people’s eyes go naturally) to be appropriately developed for your style. You’d probably also want the wolf, or at least his head and eyes (since that’s what’s helping to guide your eye to Red) to have more detailing. If you do this, you can fill other large areas with black. In this way, you’d use them as balance for the piece. I think this would have been more effective than the hatching over the wolf’s entire form. Go back and look at more Mike Mignola work. He does that SOOOOO well. I’d also like to see you also use a smoother line when inking. I can provide brushes for you, if you’d like. Let’s have a drawing night sometime soon. I think we could go over some of this then.
GREAT WORK, KNIGHT!!!
Joe – I have to say I’m SO impressed with how you’ve grown in a relatively short period of time, Joe. I love the face and overall design for this character. I think the inking is smooth and beautiful–maybe you could add some more line variation in places…and that’s a big maybe in my eyes (I was thinking around the hood, under the face area… generally in the flowing cloth throughout, but it’s not necessary). Literally, my only issue with the piece is with her arm length and the left more than the right. Whereas I think her right arm may be a little short (also, bear in mind she’s holding a sword, which will have weight to in and will at least slightly lower her shoulder and arm), the left arm is too long. What I have found helpful for arm length is putting the elbow right at the indentation immediately above the hips (I also use this area as a guide for the height of the belly button). I then have wrists line up with the crotch. When I’m drawing figures, I also try to use these little markers to compare the body parts to the rest of the body. It REALLY helps me keep everything proportionate.
Joe, I want to say it again–this is really impressive work to me! I love this style! It has a really cool, unique look to it! I truly hope you see how you’ve grown! KEEP. IT. UP!

I hope this helps someone, a little at least. I’m really impressed with the growth I’m seeing!!!
-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 19: CREATE THE SITH LORD VILLAIN FOR STAR WARS EP. IX!!!-VOTE NOW

CREATE YOUR OWN SITH LORD!!!

ART BRIEF:
SUBJECT: Design the ultimate Sith Lord villain for Star Wars episode IX and beyond.

CONCEPT: In this scenario, you’ve been tasked with designing the ultimate Sith Lord antagonist for Star Wars episode IX. You’re encouraged to tie in elements from the past six films in the franchise. But whatever direction you choose for this character, you’ve got to really bring it for this character, as he/she will launch the next trilogy of films.

Good luck!

The Rules:
THE ART CLASH is a weekly art challenge. Each TUESDAY a new Art Clash challenge will be posted. You may work in ANY MEDIA you like, but you must stick to the brief of this week’s Art Clash. And please, no posting old work in the Art Clash. This is about encouraging growth through work, so we expect a new piece every time.

Your final art will need to be uploaded to an image hosting service (here are a few I recommend: Imgur, Google Photos and Flickr) and then may be posted here ANY time until SUNDAY evening at MIDNIGHT (EST). Voting begins immediately afterward and polls close on MONDAY at MIDNIGHT (EST). So don’t miss out!
The artist with the most votes for the week by the close of the polls is declared that week’s winner and chooses the next Art Clash.

ART CLASH WEEK 19: CREATE THE SITH LORD VILLAIN FOR STAR WARS EP. IX-STEEL WINS!

I’m calling it for Steel! Great job, Steel! It looks like Darth Death has defeated Darth Rey for the title of ultimate Sith Lord for the new films. I can’t wait to see what Disney does with him. 😉

Great job, guys! Critiques will be forthcoming.

dad

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 18: RED RIDING HOOD-WEREWOLF HUNTER-BRETT WINS!!!

Wow, guys! Thanks for the votes! I really appreciate it. I was kind of hoping Steel would pull this one out with the inaugural post of his new art style, but maybe next time, bro!

This week’s new challenge is to design your own Sith Lord! Create your very own Lord of the Dark Side this week! Sounds cool to me. I’ll have the post up later today. And, inspired by Steel, I’m going to try to start doing critiques again. Ugh. I need more hours in the day.

Thanks again for the votes,
-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 18: RED RIDING HOOD-WEREWOLF HUNTER-BRETT WINS!!!

Joe,
NO worries on the deadline! I leave it open an extra half day specifically for you (and anyone else that may show up late). 🙂
-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 18: RED RIDING HOOD-WEREWOLF HUNTER-VOTE NOW!!!

Red Riding Hood, Werewolf Hunter!
-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 18: RED RIDING HOOD-WEREWOLF HUNTER-VOTE NOW!!!

I can’t wait to see it, buddy! It’s all about trying and experimenting and growing.

REALLY looking forward to seeing this week’s piece from you!

-dad

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