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WIP - GOW3 'THE GOOD' by JustArt27 WIP - GOW3 'THE GOOD' by JustArt27
These things take time. To see how they get from start to finish is part of the fun. Just looking to place in top 100 somewhere. although 1st-3rd would be nice.......

this contest entry is being brought to you by the letter G. Sponsored by the collaborative efforts of:

myself :iconjustart27: and :iconvest:

we have done some stuff in the past so i think the aim for this one is.....well...epic. Given the short amount of time to work on this, we will see how close we get to that.

this will be a 3 part walk-through starting with
"the good"
Up next we have "the bad" [link]
And finally we have "The UGLY" [link]

edit: 9/26---
2nd finished edition is up. [link]
Good luck to all!
A big THANK YOU to all who fav this!
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edit: 9/16

Because my entry features a lot of original art, I've been getting alot of questions about if we are suppose to be using original art in our entry or if we are suppose to be using the packet art and creating an entry with Epic's stock. Many people are, and apparently there has been some "lack of clarity" in the rules description. Now i'm not running this contest, so I could be wrong.....but here is my take whats going on:

lol, the thought of putting effort into something and its not even what was asked for is mind-numbing to a contestant. I had to poke through at the set up for this myself and have come to this understanding:

The nature of the contest is to do 2 things
1. use as a marketing outlet to promote the game and increase franchise fan-base / sales. (Think about, why would they have 100 prizes eligible to receive a copy of the game, when is the last time you saw a DA contest set up like this.)

2. Increase the resources available to provide artwork for the franchise. As a professional Graphic designer there are a few aspects about this that I am aware of:

When branding a franchise A uniformed look or feel is usually adopted to keep consistency with branding recognition. If branding is “all over the place” the lack of uniformity makes it more difficult for identification association. The people at epic Know this, which is why they: set the rules to include certain elements in the entry, require certain things aren’t present so they can add them later as they see fit, and provided reference materials for contestants to go by. They chose DA as their Hunting ground for artist because it is the biggest and best place to recruit an artist in the world. The overall is that they are looking for something that fits in with what they are already doing and someone who can do that. Unsure of if they can find someone & thing that can accomplish that, Epic included a “reference material packet” as a safety net that assist entries with sticking close to their branding. People of course took the pack and rules, as a literal translation of use this stuff to make your entry.

What a lot of contestants, under that impression so far, are not thinking about is the 2 reasons why they are having this contest in the first place. The artist at epic that created all of the stuff we are referencing are perfectly capable of building a screensaver with the artwork that they already created themselves (Common sense). Although seeing what people can do with the artwork is interesting and amusingly hilarious at times, It’s not worth the ballpark 70k they are sinking into having this contest in the first place. Attaining Goal 1 and 2 however, is worth it. (And yes, I'm aware that their are going to be some entries awesome enough to be an exception to that)

With all this in mind, the best bet on an entry is to provide original art that does the following:
1. falls in line with the current art used or is visually stunning enough to market the game (keep in mind Epic has this game up in more than one media outlet, comics for example).
2. Provide elements that are currently part of the franchise; weapons, game locations, characters, iconic aspects of the series, ect.
3. Provides a feeling associated with the game since this entry is going directly on the game counsel platform.
4. Uses but treats stock art as a complement to the created entry instead of the focus.
4. And finally, Just looks overall awesome!

Hope this answers your (and many other peoples) question!

Thanks for stopping in to chat and good luck to all on the contest.
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:icontomkolbeek:
tomkolbeek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
very nice style
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! wish us luck!
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:iconatama--muhonnin:
Atama--Muhonnin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Dude...now that is one amazing piece of work...I love how you portrayed everyone, and can identify all of them...well done! :heart:
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
[link] thanks!
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:icondeimoseuterpe:
DeimosEuterpe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Dude, this is fantastic. And thanks for that clarification.
(just me thinking aloud...I think that this would look sick in pen and with a few highlights of color....but that's just me xD)
Love the work!
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol thanks! stick around And you will get a chance to see that!
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:icondeimoseuterpe:
DeimosEuterpe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Heck yes! Cannot wait to see the final product!
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:iconbelieve-achieve:
Believe-Achieve Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Reminds me of Dssidia: Final Fantasy. Good luck!
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconbelieve-achieve:
Believe-Achieve Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Oops, I misspelled Dissidia.
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:iconmorbiddemon20:
MorbidDemon20 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG!!!! I CANT WAIT TILL IT FINISHED!!! IT LOOK SO BA ALREADY!!!!!!!
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOL thanks!
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:iconclockworkerstudios:
ClockworkerStudios Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
. . . . AWESOME! Badass!
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconiamafanof:
iamafanof Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice drawing. It reminds me of Battle Chaser. You have a good shot at winning if you colored your drawing and pending on the waves of arts on the final day. I will post mine near the last day. I expect some of the best works on the last day.
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! your right about they Heavy comp showing up at the last min!
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:iconjeneral-irk:
jeneral-irk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
epic!
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! more to come!
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:iconthirdaxis:
thirdaxis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great stuff! Makes me very nervous about my entry! :)
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! don't worry about me, this contest is like multi-player online game-play, the threat is everywhere!
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:iconfreshbreath3:
Freshbreath3 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
whoa
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i know right! lol thanks.
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:iconfreshbreath3:
Freshbreath3 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
can't wait to play as clay carmine
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure!
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:iconfreshbreath3:
Freshbreath3 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
must complete detailing clay carmine's helmet before the Midnight release of GOW3
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:iconbksarts:
BKSARTS Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Ya looks really heavly busy in weight but I would think this just an ellement of somthin larger and when color goes in that tight pencil world being really busy with action lines will start come into clarity. Nice Job. Not worthy yet such hard work n tallent you display hear.
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks. yup, more to come!
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:iconcoreybrown:
CoreyBrown Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love it, looks great, nice composition. Some might say it is a little heavy on the right side, but I really like the piece. Great job. Keep an eye out for my piece too, I think I have met my competition :D
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
appreciate the feedback. would like to say i'm your comp, but ive been in enough of these contest to know how this goes, the heavy hitting artwork will start to show up a few days before the end of the contest. those are the people you need to watch for. to be honest our finished version won't show up till around then either. make sure to put forward your best effort, in comps like this, you will need it!
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:iconwagnr:
Wagnr Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, great work man!!!!
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconwonkaga:
WonkaGa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice indeed....
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, more to come!
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:iconwonkaga:
WonkaGa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really Good job cant wait to see the finished part Good luck. You'll be at the top lol
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:iconrichiedt87:
RichieDT87 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
This is badass.
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! more to come!
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:iconjazz2780:
jazz2780 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
This is really awesome!Great job looking forward to the finished piece.
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! working on it!
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:icondevgear:
devgear Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Looking fantastic so far! Who is inking it?
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol!sent you a note!
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:icondevgear:
devgear Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Sent you one back! Hehe...
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:iconnerxualoh:
NerxualOh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaaay another real original art work to fave :D
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:iconjustart27:
JustArt27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! not sure how this will go over with the comp. of course the heavy hitter entries don't show up until the end of the contest. so we will have to wait and see how many OAW's show up.
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:iconnerxualoh:
NerxualOh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope it's one of the winners :) Seems it'll be only less than 10% that will get remaining $200 for entering or whatever they get cause most of enteries I see for this contest ain't original at all and that's what company wants is original, not stolen or easy photoshop'd.
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