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Old 19-03-2011, 02:36 AM   #1
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Dominance War V - 3D - Orthidia Goddess of Nature- Darchand

Greetings lady and gentlemen. Tonight I have come back to you to join a war. I will fill in details as we go so stay tuned and have fun and be sure to leave feedback.

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Old 19-03-2011, 03:02 AM   #2
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I think this is a good start, but definitely needs more exploration.

The wings are cool, and since she's a goddess of nature, her wings could be made of tree limbs or something, with leaves for feathers. Also, I would stay away from the split-hoof feet, while this works in concept because they are faun-like, it's just been done to death lol. Try to incorporate as many aspects of nature as you can, like vines and moss and mushrooms, maybe even stone too.

Looking forward to seeing more. Nice start
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Old 19-03-2011, 03:10 AM   #3
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I think this is a good start, but definitely needs more exploration.

The wings are cool, and since she's a goddess of nature, her wings could be made of tree limbs or something, with leaves for feathers. Also, I would stay away from the split-hoof feet, while this works in concept because they are faun-like, it's just been done to death lol. Try to incorporate as many aspects of nature as you can, like vines and moss and mushrooms, maybe even stone too.

Looking forward to seeing more. Nice start
I actually plan on making the wings out of vines which I thinking should have a cool look when complete. I really have a rough idea of drafting ideas in 2d. What you have me stumped on is the split hoof feet. What would you recommend instead?
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Old 19-03-2011, 03:25 AM   #4
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Hmmm.. that does seem to be the million dollar question, doesn't it?

A couple of ideas that came to mind:

1. Feet like tree stumps. Really push the idea that she IS nature.

2.Animal feet. If you google "Animal feet", there are a lot of cool looking animal feet in the world. While duck-feet might not have been what you initially had in mind, it might lead you to something similar and talon-clawed. Maybe make her harpy-like.

3. Just normal human feet. This could work as well. While on the mundane side, feet are rarely the focal point of a character, and could just serve as something for her to stand on.

I think the most important point, is not to lock yourself in too soon. Don't do a concept and be like "Well, that's what I'm going with". The more exploration you could do the better. Your final concept might be a bird-beaked elephant with mushroom legs.

Hope these comments have helped you get a few ideas brainstorming. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
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Well I agree it is far too early to lock myself into something however for now I am running with it. I will continue to concept her out and evolve her. There isn't much to see yet but I thought I would do some feet concepts and see if I could get some opinions. No not too many to choose from but it is a start.
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Nice, liking #2 the best so far, a good compromise
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I like the idea of 3 best my self you can really play with the trunk/roots shape. But 2 works the best with the reverse knee and hoof like shape. maybe incorporate the wood in to her skin or face.

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If you have netflix I think she is in season 1 episode 2 of Dr. Who.
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Old 20-03-2011, 03:23 AM   #8
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Thanks you guys. I agree the stones might be better for the feet and there will be clothing as well so twigs and such might be difficult to work with. Odds are I will make a base mesh and play with both looks and decide from there.

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Nature Goddess Orthidia

The fires in the distance grow closer as the earth herself withers crying for help. Life is all but extinct now and men still call upon and pray to their dark lords and unjust gods. I beg them to come to reason to help me summon the goddess of nature who's beauty out shown the most beautiful gods of love. They cast me out though saying that I was speaking folly. Then I came across her. A hag of unknown age who remembers the green goddess and tears swell in her eyes of the memories. She gives me two seeds and says I have to make a choice. One seed can bring death and destruction to man kind but would ultimately save the planet. The other would grow a tree that would bring peace and feed man kind but she does not say how long the peace will last.

I begin my journey to the ancient garden that is now no more than another graveyard. Along the way I encounter two men beating another man. Not thinking I pick up a rock and throw it and hit one of the men in the head. To my surprise blood gushes from the wound as the man crashes to the ground. The man they were beating draws a dagger from the mans belt who is still standing and stabs him repeatedly. He looks at me and I turn and run but he is faster. He grabs my arms and kisses my lips with his bl**dy sloppy beard. Then he takes the dagger and raises it to my face. Slowly he cuts downward across my cheek and laughs "Something to remember me by".

I wake up now with the stars shining above me in a charred forest my body feels violated my cheek throbs of pain and my cloths ripped in all of the wrong places. I cry for what feels like hours my tears creating a muddy pool on the ground. Then I look down at my hand. I am holding the seeds one a glowing green the other a neutral blue. I dig out the soil and place the green seed in the dirt and cover it as the blue seed dissolves into ash. From the ground rises a plant above my head and creates a pod that looks down upon me. I stare in wonder as it opens. There are no words for the beauty that lies inside. Then the glow of the inside flows out onto my face as I inhale I taste my own blood and the pollen. I begin to choke and cry out in agony. Then blackness.

From a far a hunter hears the screams of a woman and runs to find a goddess standing in a beautiful green clearing. His heart beats wildly and he can't help his desire to go forth to the goddess and bow. He kneels to the ground before her and she nods to him and smiles a peaceful smile. Then from the ground a vine lashes up and through his chest. The last thing he sees is a plant blossoming from his chest with flowers of gold that shine through the night. As he breaths his last breath he sees the goddess and thinks "so beautiful" then dies.


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Man going through countless wars and endless deaths have now fallen back on the gods who fight for the favor of mans sacrifices. A woman remembers what it was when there was green and beauty and asks for favor from a hag. A decision is placed on her and she feeling a bitter cold against mankind unwittingly sacrifices herself in turn as a reward becoming the vessel for the goddess Orthidia.
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Old 20-03-2011, 09:40 AM   #9
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As for female, I would go with 3rd or 4th. But also you should keep in mind the the faces limit, since curved shapes are most demanding.

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hey! good luck with the comp!

I would defo go with number 4, different kind of flowers, and all that can really work well with female body. Tree is rigid, and bumpy. Girls are flexible, and "smooth"
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Just a little idea here but maybe you shouldn't make her feet too big. You would want the attention to be mainly about the head and torso area because that is the visual centre of what most people see in a character on first impressions. The arms and legs are secondary so it is best to bring focus to the head and torso. I'm not saying to ignore the arms and legs, just put more visual focus on the head and torso first.

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As for female, I would go with 3rd or 4th. But also you should keep in mind the the faces limit, since curved shapes are most demanding.
Yes with things like vines creating the wings and other details that I haven't even begun on I am sure I will need as many faces as I can get. I do plan on going over everything in topogun and squeezing out as much as I can get.

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hey! good luck with the comp!

I would defo go with number 4, different kind of flowers, and all that can really work well with female body. Tree is rigid, and bumpy. Girls are flexible, and "smooth"
I like number 3 because of what it does with the branches but I did one with vines to test and see how she would look that way. I will actually probably test out a few things when I get sculpting. I agree she should be smooth and when you see her you should want to touch her.

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Just a little idea here but maybe you shouldn't make her feet too big. You would want the attention to be mainly about the head and torso area because that is the visual centre of what most people see in a character on first impressions. The arms and legs are secondary so it is best to bring focus to the head and torso. I'm not saying to ignore the arms and legs, just put more visual focus on the head and torso first.
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The main attraction of this piece will be the upper torso and everything designed below that will be made to draw the eye upward. My 2d skills really aren't great but I hope I can pull it off in 3d.


Oh there will be clothing on this character but only very little. Her breasts will remain bare.

And now to stop pu$$y footing around I went ahead and created a model to sculpt on. Keep in mind this isn't the mesh I will be using for the final product but it isn't a bad start
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Old 20-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #13
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solid start to the 3d be great to see what you plan for the upper body and head areas as currently a lot of the focus and interesting design elements are on the legs

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very nice start you have a solid idea off where u want this to go
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Thanks for the comments guys. Sorry I really have no updates for today and can't even say I will later. I am leaving today to go out of town to do a marathon (at white sands missile range in NM) then I am heading to live in San Fransisco for a couple of months and look for work which I desperately need.

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