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#1 Loonie

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 10:19 PM

An important part of any sim are the pictures that come along with the story so as to give both players and non-players a better image of what the ambience and feeling of the sim is. And as it is right now XCGS would most DEFINATELY need visual artists!

Now I have already managed to get my hands on quite a few pictures myself through my sources, but there are lots of things in the sim whose pictures I could most definately still use. Now to be even more specific than this I'm talking about images of the weapons in the sim which are the most needed thing right now, though you could try drawing other things too if you really wish to.

So if you are a visual artist, even if you don't feel like writing for XCGS, and feel inspired enough by the idea proposed by XCGS to make some pictures, then please contact me over PM to find out about how you could best help me out by drawing, modelling or otherwise.

Thanks to all the people who respond to this in advance. :)
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#2 Ion Mage

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 02:18 AM

I --might-- try drawing stuff.  keyword MIGHT.  The main factor is if I join :)
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#3 Loonie

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:25 AM

Well if anyone does really feel inspired enough to do it just contact me over PM. :)
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#4 Ego Terrorist

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 02:10 PM

Well, tell me what you want and I'll tell ya what I can give :)
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#5 Ion Mage

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 07:54 PM

Yes, direction on what kind of weapons/stuff your' looking for would be appreciated.  If I get enough time (big IF, got a couple of school projects to do), I'll draw random stuff that might fit in.
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 08:01 PM

I did a Muton and a Floater on my computer yesterday.
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#7 Neorapsta

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 09:17 PM

I could give it a shot, just tell me what you'd like and I'll try. Haven't done artwork in a long while though.

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Posted 16 January 2004 - 03:52 PM

If you want to make a picture of your character but have no talent at art whatsoever, I'd recomend using Hero Machine.

http://www.ugo.com/c...heromachine.asp

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 04:53 PM

Finally got a working scanner and did a couple of concepts.
A Snakeman-Chrysallid hybrid, from the Genesis Chrysallid's ability to assume characteristics of the egg's host:
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And a X-com craft I just drew as a warmup, a kind of Skyranger-Interceptor hybrid:
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As always comments and suggestions are welcome :)

#10 Loonie

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Posted 19 January 2004 - 11:30 AM

Both of them look really cool! :) I'll be sure to consider them for the UFOpaedia in the future, just as soon as we get to that point. Well done! :)
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Posted 19 January 2004 - 02:55 PM

Thanks for the support boss!

Also if anyone wants to color them in, just let me know.

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 01:36 AM

I'd be more willing to draw than to actually play... sorry, err, sim :)

Give me an example of something to draw and I'll post it so you can see if you like it...
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Posted 21 January 2004 - 11:19 AM

Speaking of which, how's that thing coming you were having a go at for us PK? I haven't spoken to you about it in some time.
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#14 Loonie

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 01:02 PM

Well speak to him about it somewhere else. This thread only for XCGS related art. :)

And expect to hear from me soon Pumpkin. I'm a bit busy right now but I'll get on it as soon as I can. :)
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#15 Ion Mage

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 06:09 PM

Out of curiosity, where'd you get those drawings for the weapons?
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#16 Loonie

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:46 AM

A substantial amount comes from original X-Com Genesis artwork from Brian Hagans if I remember correctly as you can see quite a few of them are sketched pictures so I thought of using them was a priority. :)

Also from an array of other internet sources that I usually find via an Altavista or Yahoo image search. I also quite a few times paint or modify the pictures I can get off the internet, even if it does take some time. Still I'm not that good that I'd try to make a picture on my own heh. :)
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