The theme for this months HOARD is: Fantasy Monsters
This can be any sort of monster from slimes and molds to arch demons, let your imaginations run wild.
If you submit a figure, they must include both front and rear art, have a proper trimming outline, and include instructions for multi-part models. Recolors and figure mods are encouraged, and even uncolored designs are welcome.
No nudity or sexuality, but bloody gory and horrifying is encouraged.
If you have questions about how to design your figures, like formats, resolution, and stuff like that, see the HOARD GUIDELINES in this forum category.
I would like to see as many people try their hand at designing, even if it's just a recolor or figure modification, post something. I know I'll keep my own goals modest, and try to get at least one figure done for each HOARD. JIM
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Post by nikloveland on Oct 3, 2010 15:50:02 GMT -9
It looks like labrat will have a leg up on this one (since he's been working on monsters for the whole summer). JK Aaron. It's gonna be cool to see what y'all can come up with. Sirrob, you better get your dragons in there!
Post by arkhamresident on Oct 9, 2010 4:26:34 GMT -9
I thought doing some oozes would be a good way to ease me back into drawing. Nothing special just a few sketches but I'd like any ideas on how to show some action other that wavy pseudopods. Also any advice on coloring and shading would be greatly appreciated.
In case it's not apparent the bottom one is rearing up to wash over some poor adventurer. It's been a LONG time since I've drawn anything so excuse the mess.
Hey nice sketches. I think it would be cool if they were somewhat transparent and to have some dude inside of one of them, in the throws of death as he is suffocating and slowly beginning to dissolve.
Thanks. I figured starting with amorphous creatures would be easy since it's kinda hard to screw up a giant blob of acidic snot.
I was planning on having random undigested bits that could be placed onto the mini prior to printing to give it more visual appeal and give the illusion of transparency without using acetate. Bones, bits of armor, weapons, coins, gem etc. I was going to put them on a separate sheet and anyone could use GIMP or whatever to cut and paste them. As for having someone in an ooze I'm thinking of having an ooze engulfed skeleton or corpse walking upright sort of using the remains as support but that's last on the list. I need to get more practice sketching before I try anything too complex.
Hey I'm liking the updated sketches you posted up there. Very cool!
Thanks for the encouragement. I'm pretty happy with the way it's turning out even if they do look a bit silly.
I've decided to do the oozes like the pic below. I'm gonna do ochre, black, grey and green. If anyone has any color suggestions let me know. The grey and green will be normal size for a 30mm mini but the ochre will be twice as big and the black pudding 3 times as big (using sizes from the Pathfinder Bestiary). Hopefully I'll have some skeletons for the larger two if I can work up the nerve to attempt to draw them. ;D
Any tips on shading and coloring would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to give the illusion of the oozes being wet if possible.
Inkscape: try Filters>>textures : Jam spread might be one to try, Also try drawing some bubbles etc on top and fading them a little it can give the impression of a liquid, did that with my water elemental.
Gimp: I'd try any tutorial on water/oil and see what works. Basically play around
You could also try overlaying a RL plastic/water texture.
Pen and Ink no clue
"There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humour." George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)
Some nice crisp white highlights on the tops of all the bulging parts should do the trick. Contrasted by dark at the top and blended to lighter shades at the bottom helps it look transparent/translucent.
Here are some examples of what I mean.
I hope that helps somewhat. Obviously your shapes will be more complex than simple water droplets so you will have to decide where to shade and highlight based on the shapes you are doing.
Looking at them seems that (just guessing): - the more jelly you look thru, the darker the color you get - strong lenticular distortion (much more than water 'cause denser material). The more you'll blur the objects in its inside, the less transparent and "pure" it feels. - strong light reflection: if you do "shiny spots" are almost full white: defined spot edges = glass-like surface, blurred edges=matte/dirty surface.
Really nice style, Wintermage. As it is a wip i'll keep only to things that seems "finished": 1) i think you'll have alignment problems (not the rpg alignment, but the folding one ): the back side "lacks" the feet and so is some mm lower than the front side (just eyeballing, but the tab seems equally higher while the tail on the back side is closer than the front). 2) I'd try also to draw the feet flat: as Jim teach, it "broke" the perspective but turns out to be a better view.
Hey Wintermage excelente work!! Are you new here?. I´m agree with parduz in the alignment, but it´s easy to fix. I´ll be waiting for this dragonborn!! ;D
Thanks. I'm pleased to know people are enjoing what I'm doing. Yes, I began 2 weeks ago but since january always heard about Onemoonk's miniatures website. I loved the fact that are other gamers who wants to make they'r homemade miniatures to play RPG whitout buying WotC minis. Already fixed it and posted the originals drawnings for everyone to see it. Soon, gona post more players characters races, because Dragonborn it's only the tip of the iceberg.
Ok, my first Hoard entry will be an "OT" entry: status markers.
This is a preview of the WIP: The idea is to have non-flat markers for the various games status which are - easy to see - easy to pick up - a bit funnier than a cardboard disk with a word on it. So these should be a sort of "poles", with a 1cm base or (if you play on that type of terrain) a needle glued in the pole tip to be sink in the terrain.
Now, what i ask is: what status do you like to see? Can you please suggest status (and correct wording ) for them?
These are what i thought: Burning Frozen Stunned (Dazed? Paralyzed? are they the same?) Poisoned Petrified Pinned Flying (temporarily) Berserk .... tell me what you could find useful!
P.S. Should'nt this guy ( ) have a name? I think so: Iron Maiden have Eddie, Megadeth have Vic Rattlehead.... (no, i'm not a metal fan... it just happen that i remember that two)
PP.SS. I may be super dumb, but where should i post my progress and designs? I have not a personal "space" in the forum (and i don't think i'd need it, due to the rarity of my contributions) and i've not understood if there's a place for "generic submissions".
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