Wow, where did August go? I just noticed the date and remembered I have to put the new challenge thread. :doh:
The last two "original character" challenges seemed to be popular, so here's another. This challenge's assignments will be given out Sept. 1st.
This new challenge is calledORIGINS
Here's the gist: Entrants sign up by posting a very brief origin for an original character (No more than 5 lines describing where or how the character came to be). The origins are randomly assigned, and each entrant designs a new character using said origin. They have full control over everything concerning their character EXCEPT they must somehow include they character's origin in the concept. Participants are not required to write an extensive origin or fanfic when they post their image, but kudos to you if you choose to do so.Here is an example using an existing character to show you what I'm looking for:
This character was sent away from his dying homeworld. He/she arrived on Earth and was adopted by human parents. Around his teenage years he/she develops new powers or abilities beyond those of humans.
Note there is no specific reference to the types of powers or appearance. Nothing in the origin describes motivations, style, what he/she does once they get those powers, etc.
Now I'd prefer your nomination be original, but if you can't come up with something, you can still sign up using an existing character like I did in that example. For those who want to be helpful, you can also PM me a "bonus" origin just in case someone wants to join in after assignments are given so I can have something to offer them.Disclaimer: I may choose to edit the nominations for grammar, length, clarity or content before handing them out.IF you want to be told a random art style to attempt, please indicate so in your signup post. (This may include but is not limited to Kirby, Timm, Anime, etc. See the Ideas thread for a better list.) This is not mandatory. Also, some may prefer to be given a little direction with a Randomizer theme. I have no problem with that either, so if you want to be given a theme, just say so in your sign up post. Again, this is not mandatory.
Start posting as soon as your image is done. There is no due date for the actual posting, so don't panic as it approaches the challenge's "end date".
The next challenge starts on Oct. 1st. If you want another assignment or to sign up for the first time anytime after this challenge starts you can. Just post here and send me a PM so I don't miss you. I should have extra origins to hand out. I just won't do this after Oct. 1st.Rules:
1) It must be your art. No reposting or "kitbashing" of other people's art. Obviously it's an honor system, but you don't wanna get called out on it and end up ruining it for others.
2) Nothing from Freedom Force or City of Heroes/Villains. (Both have their own sections on FR.) If you make something (like a skin) that coincides with your art entry, you can link to the other thread.
3) Although technically not a work in progress thread, you can update the image in your post at any time. You can also create a new thread featuring your work in progress and link to it. I just don't want other artist's work buried under repeated postings of your progress.
4) Forum rules still govern subject matter.
Remember this is open to artists of all levels and all styles!List of randomizer themes:
(If you request to be given one)
1) Horror: Your character has been or is transformed into a creature of darkness.
2) Western: Your character came to be during the height of the Old West.
3) Ultimate: Reimagined for a gritty modern world. This isn't your 616 kind of hero!
4) Child: Any age from baby to teenager. Your character started his adventures at an earlier age.
5) Pirate: Forget modern times, your character existed durring the age of pirates.
6) Post-Apocalypse: Some sort of disaster has ruined the world. Despite that, your character continues to survive. Conversely, perhaps the character came into being in this harsh new world instead.
7) Failed Clone: Whether the result of genetic experiments, a duplication machine or a magical bolt of energy, the character was duplicated. Only it didn't turn out so well. The character may be underpowered, overpowered, or just plain ugly.
8) Movie: Due to the success of a related comic character's movie, you've been given the task of redesigning this character for a mainstream movie audience.
9) Medieval Fantasy: Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings, Warcraft, etc. You know the drill. The character exists in a medieval world of magic & monsters.
10) Space Opera: Aliens, Space-age knights, Smugglers, etc. Your character exists in a sci-fi fantasy universe or perhaps just a galaxy far far away...
11) Old: The character is just shy from living in the home of retired superheroes. Perhaps this is at the tail end of the character's existence, perhaps how he/she would look on his/her last mission...
12) Robot: The character was built, not born. It's abilities are completely artificial, perhaps being a robot, cyborg, android or other construct.
13) Fascist: Cold and imposing. Where heroes are enforcers and villains are dictators. Everything you'd expect for a Cold-War Soviet Union, 1984, Logan's Run, V for Vendetta, Equilibrium, etc.
14) Megalomaniac: Not just a villain, but the uberpowered bast**d that destroys the world's supers for their cause. If you get this theme and a megalomaniac, just try and push the envelope further.
15) Silver/Golden Age: Totally retro. The character existed in comic's past. Part camp, Part innocence, all hero.
16) Pet/Furry: Lycanthrope (Captain America as Wolf), animal hero (Underdog) or perhaps just the character's faithful companion (Krypto)...
17) HEROES: This is a world where the ordinary are extraordinary and vice versa. Just regular people who come upon powers. What would their job be like? What would they look like in a world where the heroes aren't musclebound beefcakes and their identity takes precedence over their abilities?
18) Evolved: The character's abilities have been increasing and adapting. Think how over the years some comic characters gain new abilities or mutate into new forms. Perhaps their powers are forced into overdrive making them freaks among freaks...
19) Magic/Supernatural: All heroes in this world derive their abilities from a magical or supernatural source. Magical items, deals with demons, magical spells, etc.
20) Pro Wrestler: The world has no superpowered people. But the luchadors are the most popular form of entertainment. When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room... It's for fun...
21) Historic: The catchall category for other historical time periods not covered in other categories. Ancient Greece, the Renaissance, Ancient Egypt...
22) Steampunk: Victorian era sci-fi adventure ala Jules Verne, Alan Quartermain, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...
PS: Have an additional theme idea you want added to the list? Have a non-randomizer idea you'd want considered? Just head over to the Challenge Ideas Thread