Application - Concept Artist [Approved]

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Application - Concept Artist [Approved]

Postby Owen » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:44 am

Hello everyone, I'd hope most of you would know me from Moddb. But if you don't, my name is Owen (as my name suggests). I would like to apply for Concept Artist on the Epoch Games team. I've taken around 4 years of art courses and I plan on taking another semester's worth. After the fall of MERP, it really inspired me to help out the Epoch Games team in any of their future endeavors. Lord of the Rings was practically my childhood so seeing not seeing MERP happen hurt. Since I have virtually no modding experience, I decided I'd try to help in a way where I could actually do something. I prefer to draw weapons and armor (mostly armor), but I can also draw characters. Rangers, knights, kings, etc. You name it, I draw it. Here's some examples of my work:

Armor
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps42f9be4c.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zpsdfe4d8bc.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zpsa8df530d.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps5c7f16ef.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps07e54189.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps1416de14.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps8dc0f044.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zpsa6477efc.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zpsebd98084.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps559480cc.jpg

Weapons
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps83aa0383.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps6e997357.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps7b9cba79.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zpseec5487d.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps09ea0e4d.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps2166629f.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zpsac692e06.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps64b3cc7e.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps57ef8235.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zps58a59015.jpg
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y482/OwenYulefield/image_zpsca801698.jpg

Don't worry, every picture is unique. I didn't use any tools or measuring devices in these drawings, unless an ID card counts for making straight lines. I have a lot of spare time to go towards my concept art, so that shouldn't be any problem. Apart from the first 2 pictures, everything you see is entirely of my creation. The first two are drawings I did of the Mirkwood Elven armor seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

I would LOVE to be a part of the Epoch Games team and I would put forth both my time and skills toward my work.
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Owen » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:41 am

After seeing some other applications, I thought mine looked pretty pathetic so I added a few things :D
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Cliroj » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:54 am

Hello Owen,

Welcome to our forums and thank you for the application. ;) You've already seen and claimed the Militiaman assignment, I wish you good luck and looking forward to seeing your artwork.

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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby names_are_useless » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:25 am

Hey Owen, did you want to try your hand at another concept?
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Owen » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:07 pm

names_are_useless wrote:Hey Owen, did you want to try your hand at another concept?


Yes please!
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby names_are_useless » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:20 am

Apologies for the long wait. We have not been ignoring your application: we've merely been thinking strongly about an assignment for you. Since you're a fan of weapons ...

Assignment: Draw a Thenodrim noble sword. It should be a two edged, hand and a half sword. Make sure that it is very ceremonial and ornate: we do not want a fastly-done concept, we want one with as much detail as you can put into it. It is recommended that you do closeups of the hilt and pommel/handle to allow for greater detail emphasis.

We really wanna see your best concept art skills here. Knock it out of the park ;)
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Owen » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:06 pm

Thank you very much, I won't disappoint!

However, I was a little confused by "... hand and a half sword...". Does this mean you'd like two swords, or...?
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Insanity » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:11 pm

A hand a half sword refers to a specific type of sword, specifically the balance of such; you'd probably know it as a longsword. It's supposed to be weighted and balanced enough to be used in one hand, but may also be wielded with two hands. I think Anduril, Aragorn's sword from Lord of the Rings, was such a sword.
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Tim » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:09 pm

OwenYulefield wrote:Thank you very much, I won't disappoint!

However, I was a little confused by "... hand and a half sword...". Does this mean you'd like two swords, or...?

It's also known as a 'bastard sword'.

Here is an image, top is a longsword (1h), middle is a bastard (1.5h), bottom is a greatsword (2h):
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Insanity » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:50 am

Just wanted to drop in and check on progress. How's the assignment coming along, Owen?
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Owen » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:20 pm

It's going, I drew out two different designs and chose one. Then I made a rough draft for that one. My weekend is pretty busy but hopefully I'll get a version drawn up on plain white paper soon. Then a little editing and voila! I want to really take my time with this one :P

Also, would you like for it to be colored once finished?
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Insanity » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:12 pm

Good to hear about your progress. On color - I'm not sure, I'll check with the guys, but I think you should just leave it uncolored for now... Or make two versions, one with color and one without.
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Owen » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:21 pm

Alright, just let me know. Also, finals are next week so I won't be able to work on it as much as I'd hope but I'll let you know.
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Insanity » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:48 pm

They say to do whatever you feel's best. And to concentrate on shading and detail.
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Re: Application - Concept Artist

Postby Owen » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:29 am

Insanity wrote:They say to do whatever you feel's best. And to concentrate on shading and detail.


I'll leave it uncolored. It seems to be easier to detail it that way.
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