THE WORLD BUILDING GROUP
#41
Thread bump! I've been working on developing a story for a webcomic, and for right now, I'm working on the world building part. I want to keep it going, so I made an influence map for here.




I also developed a few gods a while back. I have a bunch more minor gods written out, but these are the main ones that I've drawn:



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#42
Let's start with the fact that I have at least 3 projects that I want to complete, all of them worlds,it's going way slower than I could imagine, but I don't want them to die :) All of them are for videogames, 1 about Chinese mythology (which I'm going to post here), 1 sci-fi based on a book, and 1 is the most personal and weirdest one, and I'm still not quite sure what message do I really want it to have, even though I wrote a scenario and completed several works related to it already, it's on pause because I want to train my skills with the other 2 and to rethink the scenario.

While all that seems crazy amount of work, it's only theoretically doable if separated into small chunks,
so I attached my Mythology project description below.
I decided to post here because this way I need to keep my wips structured, in order for a potential viewer to be able to understand what's going on, which imitates the way I'd submit my work to a mentor or employer, or just a friend who's curious :) 
I fel kind of lost and was starting to lose hope I'd finish any more works, so I'll just be posting here small steps.
I already have some sketches, will put them together and post later.

I'm starting with the protagonist, and certaintly intend to do creatures/supernatural characters,environments and illustrations will come into focus later if this project survives!


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#43
Here are thumbnails that I did for the character.
I already posted it in some discords and most people liked 6, followed by 1 and 7, and some also  liked 4.
I'm not sure whether having a bird is really a good idea. I basically added her because I like as many creatures as possible lol, but the bird was suppose to help her  in fight a little  / and performs simple tasks (for quest puzzle solving etc) and is also messenger.

Another option I had in mind since yesterday (after watching Sun Ukun animated movie) is her having monkey king as a companion, so that the game could be played by 2 people, or him just being AI joking all along the way and playing tricks. Reference franchise is quite "serious", but my project could be any, right? I'll do some sketches for him and see if I like the idea.

Below are 2 construction/anatomy based sketches in perspective and front view, without horse. I started putting clothes and weapons on those, but the way chinese and mongolian people carried weapons needed extra research, and soon I found myself designing her archery pack and sword, which I'm going to work on after I psot this :)


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#44
I was a little stuck direction wise and this character development in general started too long ago so I made a clear plan and guide on style and quality, with deadlines, to get that done and move on.


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#45
Here are first 2 steps of the plan. 
Life happening as usual (or more) but I'll keep working on my stuff anyway :)
Did some studies for faces and a little for bows/ornaments but no time rn to get it all together for posting.


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#46
Some progress here, I also have sword sketches but some are too sloppy and some too detailed so I'll post later :)
Also did a still live for learning to paint engraved weapons and armor, see last file. Tried to go more simplified/painterly first but it seemes like pretty useless for like a modeler who eould create an item either for game or for actual printint/mold casting so I went for more detailed look


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#47
That a nice object can't tell if it a shield or a jewel and i can't tell exactly what the green material is.Also the shadow suggest your object as some transparency it like it resin on top of a green layers. My second guess it that it some kind of polished jade but if it the case it to uniform of a texture and artificial looking.

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#48
I'm not sure either even though I'm holding it rn, it seems like glass covered with plastic or yes, resin maybe. It's Aegis award for videogame Dota 2. Thank you for your comment!

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#49
I took a class recently and continued working on this universe. 
Here are thumbnails and sketches,
and at this point I consider only insect boss and swords complete (swords were done on my own before the class started)
I'm not happy with the goddess standing on dragons so I'll redo or dump her, but will try to finish another insect guy and that black flying furry creature (a pretty classic interpretation of Chaos in chinese myths, except he's usually shown hairless on old scrolls)


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#50
Fascinating stuff Neopatogen, I love the creature designs and the sword designs.

Looking forward to more :).

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#51
Thank you!
Finished another one.


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