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Stone Golem design
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David Schneider
Hi people! I started a new personal project, a loading screen showing a scene from a boss battle of a fictional game. So I obviously need a boss, a giant one, so I decided for a stone golem. The eye is his weak spot. Any feedback welcome, thank you!
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James Doane
Nice work!
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David Schneider
Thanks! :)
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Drewster H
Wow this is really great. I love watching the idea develop like it did
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David Schneider
Thank you! :)
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Josh Sunga
Hey David! You posted the first stone golem so thank you. I love seeing the exploration and great job on the finish. I know this is your own project so you must have had set ideas in mind for this guy- but I'm always an advocate for variation in exploration. Especially for fantastical subjects like stone golems I think we'd be remiss not to explore what different silhouettes could look like based on different rock formations and foliage. I took some time to play with your shapes below. At first, I want to find fun shapes and push proportions. To take it further (I'd love to but I could work on stone golems forever) I would imagine different rocks and minerals to inspire both new silhouettes and internal details. There's so many different qualities of texture, pattern and form of rocks out there in the world! I like paying homage to the classic stone golem but I would also take artistic liberties to push a few designs beyond it! But again, it's your project and you know what fits best in your world- I'll always just tell people to explore either way. Great work!
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Kalvin Lyle
The first video of Scott Flanders course is really inspiring. Very good example of variety in exploration!
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David Schneider
Wow Josh! Thank you so much! Yea that was exactly the problem. I had a fixed idea in my mind and when I got there I just quit whereas I should have kept going to explore what else there could be. The approach to think about different kinds of rock is also very helpful, I'll keep that in mind and try to apply it more often! Your designs are just incredible! I'll be modeling it in 3D next, at least a rough version as a base, so I might steal some of your ideas there ;) Thanks again for taking the time!
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Jacob
Holy moly! It looks great! Only thing I can spot is that all your thumbnails look pretty similar one to another. I'm really curious how you could push these shapes in different ways because the result looks amazing! AWESOME! :D
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David Schneider
Thanks Jacob! :) Yep, I shouldn't have stopped where I did but explored other possibilities, unfortunately I had a fixed image in my mind and when I had something resembling it that looked cool I quit. If you have the time it's probably always worth it to go that extra mile and see what's behind the next corner! I hope I can push it further with the next one :)
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Rubén Frutos
@David Schneider I love the design and the idea behind it! The only thing I'd say is that I can't see much variation from your silhoutte "D" to the last one. I feel like you could push your iterations way more and with your skill you could get to an even cooler and more interesting shape design! I recommend you that you watch last Proko video with @Scott Flanders about his ideation process and how he iterates on an idea. I hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgh1anSSZL0
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David Schneider
Thanks you! Unfortunately I had a pretty fixed image of it in my mind and skipped the process of exploring other possibilities. Even for a personal project like this it's a wasted opportunity to create something unique and developed. I'll keep it in mind for the next one! :)
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Sean Brooks
I love it, the lighting from the eye, really brings out the vegetation on top. It would be cool to see maybe a flower or a birds nest on top, to show it's protecting something, although the light from its eye really does make it feel like its a sentry already. Really cool design!
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David Schneider
Thanks! :) And great idea with the flower and stuff, putting a few accents like that really will take it a further I think!
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Jonas Gezels
I do like that during the procces you went more to a assymetric design but I feel like it could be even more eye popping if even more was put in, really go for more extreme shapes and maybe more negative space to make it stand on its own, a varaity of crystals or plants, maybe even some more artifacial constructs in the mix? or base it more on a certain enviroment to make it stand out more
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David Schneider
Thank you! Yea you're absolutely right. I had a fixed idea in my mind and since I wasn't going to create a piece of concept art, but just use it for my personal project, I explored a little and when I had on screen a pretty cool version of what I had in mind, I stopped. And it's a pity since there would have been so much more I could have explored.
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