CC 1 : GoT Game? Finals
Greetings Initiates!

For our very first challenge we have the idea of renewal at the forefront our minds. Just as we are re-imagining the Bloodsport challenge in our own way, we want you to come up with an illustration that redesigns a character or environment from the Game of Thrones world!
Guest Judge: ALEX NEGREA!

We are so stoked to get Alex on board for our first judging session. He won the very first Bloodsport and more than one as well, so it’s great to have him offer up his time very generously and give back to the community.
Brief: Create an illustration depicting a character from one of the main Houses of Westeros in his or her home environment.

Illustration guidelines:
Your illustration can be focused mainly on the character. Emphasis is on the character design and illustration. No plain-background concept work please. We’d like to see some indication of an environment, even better if it relates to the character in an interesting way.
You can focus more on the environment design, but character/s mustbe included. They needn’t be heavily detailed and they shouldn’t be the primary focus of the piece but we want to see some thought has gone into them.

Design guidelines:
For your design you can choose from these 3 options:
  • Create your design for a brand new House of Westeros,“House Negrea”. This is a house known for their hard working ethos and connection to nature. The sigil of the house is a beetle. The house motto is “Spring is coming”.  Keep your designs within the existing genre and era of GoT. Convince us House Negrea is real!
  • Create a redesign based on an existing House and its characters in the GoT world, but inspired by any culture or combination of cultures, that is not medieval Europe.  
  • Create a redesign based on an existing House and its characters in the world, but change up the genre and/or era as much as you like. Far-future, steampunk, present day. You can go wild on this one. Be inventive!
Reference:   Houses of Westeros
Reference: Examples of Redesign

ALL Styles and techniques are welcomed, including traditional work. We are focused on the final product and your work ethic, not your tools.
Good research and a lot of testing of ideas is important. Don’t skimp on the groundwork.
We will be looking for great design work and a great work ethic, first and foremost. Of course we will take into account execution and polish, but an inspired idea, fairly executed can often trump a technically brilliant but very generic idea. The idea is important!

Forum Stuff, keeping in the loop
Create your own personal WIP thread and include “CC 1: GoT Game?” in the thread title somewhere. Post it here: CC 1 WIPs
Finals and study compilations only should be posted in this thread. Please provide a link back to your wip thread when you post, and a link to a folio if you like.

Saturday 26 March 2016  21:00 (9pm) [UTC +0]
Finals thread will be locked down at 9:01pm.  Cut it fine at your peril. :P
The critique stream time will be announced in the forums and on twitter @cruciblecrimson 

Alright people enough of this. GET TO WORK. You’ve only got two weeks this time!

May the fire of the Crucible guide you.
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Hi guys this is my final.Thanks for the guys that took their time to critique.It was challenging,and i will participate in the next one for sure!

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Couldnt have done this without all the crits and support, I am very grateful to all of you :) 

Ps: Find atleast 12 of the 16 golden beetles and pm me the image where youve circled them in red to get a secret prize.

Here is my final entry. Thanks for all the great feedback which pushed me beyond my comfortzone.



Alright have to go work so posting this now, if ill have a little bit more time ill update this post if not so be it.
This was great practice. Cant wait to do the next ones!

Link for the WIP thread

I didnt finish but Amit said to post em anyways. I'll update it when I get it finished. Its great to see the forums so alive again.

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Learnt alot in doing this, gonna refine this more out of my free time. but til then, this.

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Well that's all the noodling time I have. This was a super fun challenge, and it was awesome seeing everyone else's fantastic work. can't wait for the next challenge.

Link for WIP:

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This was fun to do and pushed me a lot. Thanks fro all your comments that kept me going!

WIP Thread:

Final and Study Compilation:

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I miscalculate the due date and have to rush in the end. Cant say it's finished but I've learn alot from doing this.

WIP link:

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It was extremely fun, challenging and pushing! If not Crucible, I would still be making studies and sketches thinking I'm not ready to paint an illustration yet. Thanks to everyone who posted in my WIPs thread, especially Amit and Piotr, I wouldn't have done it without your support!

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Here is my final piece!
This has been great, thanks for all your help guys!

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Very appreciative to the masterminds behind this grueling tournament we now know as The Crimson Crucible
I've never wanted to kick my ass as hard before. This 1 v 1 was tough, not gonna lie. I couldn't have done it without all you beautiful gumdrops helping me out in my WIP thread:

Thank you all kindly <3

Final (though unfinished ;-;)

sketchbook | pg 52

I'll be back - it's an odyssey, after all
Went Taiwan for a week just got back to Hongkong today, honestly feeling lazy and want to give up, then I saw people actually liked my idea so atleast I'd like to get the idea out.
(background not mine is from my ref bladerunner.)

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Done! It's called "The Iron Throne". The Khaleesi and her "dragon" on the iron throne set in the Mad Max world.

All my studies were mainly done to practice color because that was my greatest weakness before I went into this, so the topics seem a bit random except for the movie frame study. the yellow girl was also story practice, was trying to come up with an image with totally different content but still really similar to the image for this contest (strong, imposing girl with a dangerous pet :D)

congrats on making it through this one, everyone!

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hey guys didnt know to post here, lucky I spotted it just before heading to work... Great Great jobs everyone....

Alright!!! FINISHED!!! Congrats everyone! thumbs up d(^_^)b !

Link to my WIP thread:

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This little image broke me mentally several times.
It was torture, it was fun,
thank you guys for the run.

There are so much input from everyone that I felt the final output would be a lot worse if it was only me hacking away. Totally hated what I had during the early stages.

I am super grateful for all the comments and suggestions that came my way. All of which steered towards what I have now. I just hope I interpreted their directions well and did right by them.

House Negrea

Design Studies

If you are reading this, I most likely just gave you a crappy crit! What I'm basically trying to say is, don't give up!  
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