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Old 17-09-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
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mwrede - BlizzardFest - 2D - Barbarian Ullfár Grondheimrson

Hi guys,

I know it's quite late to participate but my wife kicked my a** and forced me to use this nice opportunity. Anyways, I'll try to finish it in the amount of time left.

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It really was a pleasure to kinda "built" this guy! I learned a lot and I hope for more cool challenges in the future! There're still tons of improvements to make but I think a made one small step forward. Anyways, good luck everyone...see ya next time


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Old 17-09-2014, 06:23 PM   #2
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A barbarian, no, THE barbarian, is my subject: Ulfár Grondheimrson, the ferocious bear slayer! He's a fearless warrior, the last of his tribe, and he comes from the farthest shores of the cold north to hunt for precious treasures and to battle anyone who's worth it. Some say that his strength and anger appear somehow orkish - have there been orks in his bloodline long time ago?

Okay, the first pic shows some ideas I had for this character: he shall be in his best years and a strong leader, red haired and bearded. Furthermore he lost one eye in a battle with two huge bears and he naturally has some bearish artefacts like a painted skull on his helmet. Black irony plates, claws and horns everywhere, black fur and tattoos will complete his appearance. Finally he has got a war hammer as his primary weapon - maybe a conjunction of hammer and mace. By the way, the frontside of this hammer is showing the logo of 3dtotal.





The thumbnails on the second page help me to get my vision right. Which one do you prefer?





Fine, let's get ready to rumble! Good luck everyone!

p.s. Is the extension to 1st of october officially confirmed? I can't see any hints on Blizzard's page...?

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http://www.gameartisans.org/festchal...p#!prettyPhoto

check this page here (magenta colored banner saying "CHALLANGE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1ST" plus at the very top of the site)

(the contest has not too much to do with Blizzard itself, it is a Gameartisans challange to respect our love to Blizzard arts in general so look for any news about the contest on Gameartisans.org )
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Nice sketch!
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Great job!
The snow rendering gives a good sense of depth.
The fur on the character is also very convincing.

Good luck!
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Thank you guys!

@Born8th: that was exactly what I thought - the snow makes it more vivid and "3D". I like to use techniques from photography like Vignettes, DOF etc to achieve such effects.

@BiG ToE-3DT: good question... ;o)

As I said this challenge helped a lot to improve my skills - I'm waiting for more cool battles to come!

The competitors have some really badass artists but we have some pretty convincing fighters as well!

Long story short: voting is open: all the best for us! Hail to 3dtotal warriors
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