Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Unearthly Challenge '09

I've started work on a new challenge. Unearthly Challenge '09 This one is an environment challenge rather than my usual characters, so it should be both a chance to stretch my legs and to trip over them. I'm still refining ideas and trying to decide on which one I should follow through on. My work in progress thread is HERE at game artisans.org

Final LJ and Peach

I Finished! ... Both.

I managed to finish both the competitions I was working on before. While I can find many things I wish I could change about how I submitted the final work, I am very happy with the models that came out of this.
As you can see, there's no Mario here. I chose to cut down to one character for time, and Peach in all his flamboyancy was way more interesting. And it seems I was right. I got 3rd place on this one.

I didn't get all the images for this one looking exactly the way I wanted. I'm really happy with the model and I learned a ton that has helped speed up my workflow. I've gotten tons of complements on the quality of the base, and while it used up a day and a half during my final week, when it comes to overall quality I don't think it was time wasted. I'm still waiting for some kind of info on how the judging is going on this comp. I don't expect to place, but the blind waiting is awful.