I said that I should post my work in progress sooner so you guys can provide feedback, insight, and any critiques before I get too far into the process. Here is my low quality sample. This is just to give you a general idea of what I am aiming at. The finals should have a lot more quality.
I have not done the backs, yet. I am trying to get all the fronts done before I get that far. Oh,, and none of these are to scale.
Because you wanted me to I'm going to write it here to, arabians without beards are dishonored, give that guard at least a goatee.
The guys were talking no non-sense, there is really only one girl in the group, and the scorpion guy really would make a huge army. You k'now you could do two sets that are Arabian I'm pretty sure you'd have enough to do so.
SirRob, the genie in the second row is meant to be an efreet, or fire djinn. Since I do the fire effects digitally, I drew the hair and tail off to the size just as a reference of the type of shape I'd like to go for. He'll look more like the first figure but with flames.
The man-scorpion and snake are going to be large creatures. I kindda left out the women, aside from the administrative genie. I should add some of those.
djlittle, I'll redo the sword. I intended it to be a huge sword that only a magical creature dare wield, but it looks a little too awkward.
Funny, I have a paper flying carpet that Shaun Austin made back in 2007 with a base and everything, but I can't find where I got it from. It was just a jpeg. Anybody have any clues?
Anita, I'm not sure about a goatee for the Mameluke (bottom right corner). I was thinking on stubble, but I'll play with him digitally to see what I can do without removing his baby faced looks.
To do list:
better sword for the fire fiend
possibly a carpet if no one can help me find the cool one that is already out there somewhere. (Help!)
Also you need a monkey! There's one in Alaadin (Abu, my daughter would point this out to me!!) and there's at least one in the Sinbad films (a transmuted prince if memory serves me correct).
I have never read or seen Aladdin, so every time i hear about arabian mokeys, i always think about the little nazi monkey in the first Indiana Jones movie...
But is has about the right size - small, cute (and annoying as h***)...
The efreet sword looks weird, just as other have mentioned. If it has to look like a huge sword, you might make it a bit thinner and longer instead. For inspiration you could look at typical GW minis or World of Warcraft weapons - both places have extremely huge weapons.
Beau and Rob, I'll keep everyone in the set. I was thinking about making a smaller set, but I guess one big set is just as economical as buying two small ones...
Thanks, Floyd, I've been trying to get some better poses. Most of the scorpion-man's lower torso is covered by his mechanical scissor armored arm. I am not the happiest with pose. It is very static. I may redo the upper torso just to fix that. The efreet is pretty cliche.
Cobra, that's the style of monkey I'll be going for.
I have a several good sword designs to choose from, so you guys don't have to worry about the fat pocket knife.
Abaddon, you'll have to wait for the next set of Arabians for more of those.
Post by stevelortz on Oct 18, 2009 18:28:34 GMT -9
I remember "The Pirates of Dark Water." I think I had the ship they put out with their action figures. This was as an adult, not as a child. If I remember rightly, it was even after I had gotten married. After my wife found out I could make money playing with toys, I could get away with pretty much anything!
I like your drawings, Jabbro. Put the vulture's wigs on the monkey, and the only things missing are the witch, Dorothy and Toto!
Have fun! Steve
Last Edit: Oct 18, 2009 18:29:05 GMT -9 by stevelortz
No problem, Floyd. You nailed it on the head listing Robotech as a Soap Opera. They would build on the tension of a moment for episodes until you were demanding the inevitable clash of conflict only to have the heroes whisked away into another unlikely circumstance all in the course of an episode. Good story but I hated having to wait several episodes for the cliffhangers to be resolved. Now, I have the advantage of waiting until the whole series is over and watching them as a set.
These are beautiful, Jabbro. Have you considered making a few treasure pile pieces? It would neat to have treasure pieces that could be used individually or slotted into the 3D treasure pile in FDG's E-Z Dungeon set: www.fatdragongames.com/fdg0059.html
Treasure of various sorts would be useful in all sorts of contexts.
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