Orac's Art Challenge Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Orac, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This is inspired by M's awesome entry and my favourite video game Galaga. It's really just a concept at this stage I'm hoping to add more elements before the end of the month.

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  2. Shawnster

    Shawnster Commodore Commodore

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    Awesome. Right down to the color of the ship. Love the 47. I would have thought a 1701 would be somewhere.
     
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  3. Santaman

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    Also a classic arcade hall feel.
     
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  4. DeMilburn

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    Awesome start mate looking forward to seeing it completed
     
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  5. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I've made a wee bit of progress, it's already bloated to 200k though, hoping to keep the final gif under a mb..

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  6. Nakita Akita

    Nakita Akita Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You guys are so awsome!!!
    I'm lucky if I can get a word document to Save.
     
  7. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Sorry for those hoping that I'd finally finished my Star Trek Galaga gif, I still haven't. :o

    I had an idea for this months contest though, the idea was a female Tellarite character since we've only seen male Tellarites thus far, so I did this quick sketch a couple weeks ago after I'd had a bad dream, which I found while cleaning up this afternoon and I scanned it and added in some colour in my own inimitable amateurish style. Behold!

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    I think I'll call this foxy lady Captain Trev, unless anyone has a better suggestion...
     
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  8. Nakita Akita

    Nakita Akita Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, she seems fatter than the Tellarites from TOS.......
    Also it looks like she possibly has some really bad artritis in her knees.
     
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  9. Michael

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    Well, I really like your Tellarite lady captain, @Orac! Neat idea. Have we ever seen a female Tellarite on one of the shows? I don't think we have, have we?

    And I dig the cartoon style as well. The pose and look of her are top notch! I do feel it would work better with a drawn background instead of the screenshot, though. Or at least scale her down a bit in the corridor.

    Sounds like a very Tellarite name. :techman:
     
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  10. Orac

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    Good point, I've scaled her down a bit, she's still large, but not gigantic:
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  11. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    Yeah she is foxy alright, rrrrr =D
    But are you working on the Galaga gif?
    That one is inspiring...!
     
  12. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I had to take a break from working on it for various reasons, I will complete it though, if it takes me a thousand years.
     
  13. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Warning: Large file size!

    Return to Star Trek Galaga:

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    I've seriously compromised my original idea of keeping this under a mb, and trying to recreate the Fesarius in pixels just wasn't working, so you get this instead.

    Sorry if I've broken any rules by posting such a large image file. :shifty:
     
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  14. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    As a concept it does the job :techman: but you could maby try a free app/program like the 8 Bit Photo Lab
    as a shortcut to produce pixel fesariuses inn different styles? Unless of course you are a purist and would rather do it by hand =):beer:
     
  15. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I am a bit of a purist, but if something like that'll work I might try it. Thanks for the suggestion! :)
     
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  16. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I used 8bit photolab to rasterize the Fesarius in this version. Thanks again for the tip pl1ngpl0ng!
    Although you can barely tell the difference when it's scaled down to 50% Sadly my computer doesn't have enough memory to export the gif at it's original size.

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    Here's the original Fesarius full size:
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    Here's the rasterized version for comparison:
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    ETA: Looking at these I realize I probbly should have used this version instead:
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    I'll take another stab at it tomorrow.
     
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  17. pl1ngpl0ng

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    Looking good Orac! Yeah the yellow one at the bottom are probably a better choice.
    You would likely get away with even less details.., anyway keeping the fesarius pixelated like this suit the look & feel better IMO.
    I really think its a cool concept you got!
    Makes me want to dabble with a "flashback-style" star trek 2d platformer,
    just in small gif sections like this.
    Thats probably not a project for a phone as a tool tho =)
     
  18. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Here's my entry for this month:
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    And here're the 5 frames at their original size and colour:
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  19. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    I can't stop laughing!! I downloaded your entry and will treasure it forever:)
     
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  20. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Q'pla!
     
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