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CGAN Jan 2018 - The Kingdom

01 Jan 2018 17:48 - 01 Jan 2018 17:52 #19724 by Charlotte
The Kingdom :pirate:*

Brief: I have no idea what kingdom we're talking about... Do you? Good, show us then!

Deadline: January the 31st at midnight GMT

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*Banj might think elves rock, but... uhm... er I just wanted a different emoji. :dry:

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11 Jan 2018 22:52 #19825 by Atto
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Hi all and happy New Year.
Back from a long haitus and I'm loving the new topic. I'm going to try and put down an entry for this one.
I've wanted to do a landscape image that plays with scale for some time and my wife came up with the fantastic idea of a kingdom on a snow flake.
Not sure my skills are up to that but it started me along a line of thought about permanence/impermanance that I quite liked so I'm busy gathering some refs for a new piece. Hope to see some more of you enter but I'm hardly one to shout about a lack of contributions.
First sketch in a few days I hope.

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12 Jan 2018 01:13 #19826 by Valence
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Good to have you back and "challenging" again, Atto. :)

That sounds like an amazing and imaginative idea, way better than the obvious thing that I failed to draw the other day.
Really looking forward to seeing it. :)
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12 Jan 2018 22:12 - 12 Jan 2018 22:13 #19833 by Atto
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Thanks Val,
I hope I can do the description justice.

So I've put down a few sketches and kind of settled on an initial idea of a Clockwork Kingdom. I like the idea that the city is constantly rotating and that only certain areas of the kingdom are accessible at certain times of day.
The city sits within the large cog to the left. Its gateway rotates and at certain times coincides with the pathways (in white). The whole structure will be embedded into the surrounding landscape but right now I'm just trying to get all those elipses looking right (or at least not horribly wrong!).


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13 Jan 2018 09:44 #19835 by Charlotte
A very interesting concept and the ellipses look decent enough to me :P (I always find them tricky too...)

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13 Jan 2018 14:56 #19837 by Valence
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I think I'd have nightmares if I tried to do so many ellipses! :argh:
I was pretty pleased to recently discover (completely by accident) the ellipse guide stencil in ArtRage but even with that help, they're still evil.

Doesn't seem to be bothering you, though. It looks wonderfully intricate so far, Atto.

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13 Jan 2018 15:02 #19838 by Charlotte
there's an ellipse guide stencil in ArtRage? :blink:
Maybe I can remember that next time I need it...

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13 Jan 2018 16:51 #19839 by Valence
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Yeah, they have those French Curve things too. But I've never known how to use them. :P

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13 Jan 2018 19:38 #19841 by Charlotte
well those I have seen. I used to have them in plastic too (might still) but I don't really know how to use them either :P

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13 Jan 2018 20:23 #19842 by Atto
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I hated using those things at uni - luckily everything I designed was straight lines and proper circles. I should really learn to use a 3d programme at some point but who has the time?

Started to throw down some colour - I tried to work loose across the whole canvas at first but I just can't relax when everything is in that early messy stage so I delved into some details to give myself an emotional cushion.

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