so, weve been gone for a while. almost a whole year. the past bloodsports we did not judge will remain up on the blog, as we firmly believe they are still good prompts for portfolio pieces in case people want to use them later. basically, things got very busy there for a while, and we couldn't balance this on top of other things. thankfully, thats not the case anymore, so were happy to bring you BLOODSPORT 13: The histories of Schaat' Nath : Time Warriors!
imagine this bloodsport as the cover to an old tabletop rpg expansion book, and imagine the blurb on the back as follows:
'The evil wizard Xakxis has plunged the kingdom of Schaat' Nath into darkness! Only YOU, Dillon Kobrax, and your faithful sidekick can stop his evil reign! travel out of time to exciting kingdoms of the past or future to determine the kingdom's fate!'
now, for the twist to keep things interesting- this bloodsport has 2 options- choose either and explore them to their fullest!
option 1) a hero from the past (medeival, prehistoric, anything) is drawn into a future world and must save it. he/she is accompanied by a robot / computer companion of some kind from that time.
option 2) a hero from the future (any kind of sci fi you wish to imagine as the future) is pulled into the past and must save it. he/she is accompanied by a creature of that strange ancient world. (dinosaur, dragon, monster, etc)
*****( LEATHER JACKETS OPTIONAL )******
SOME EXAMPLES TO GET YOU GOING--
**Remember- you can really do anything with this! it is not specific to earth, so your vision of the past and the future are only limited by your imagination! show us the coolest sci fi and ancient design you can come up with!**
AND REMEMBER! THIS TIME WE ARE EMPHASIZING COMPOSITION, JUXTAPOSITION and TIME SPECIFIC DESIGN
Remember- In this challenge the character you chooose can be from the PAST or FUTURE, and will be in a setting opposite his origin. Have fun with the design process and make some really interesting clashes!
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ENTRIES!
- MUST be DESIGNED as a COVER ILLUSTRATION!
- CHARACTER with SIDEKICK from past or future
- BACKGROUND opposite time of the character
- finished and professional presentation in color!
- MUST focus on the juxtaposition of the times. make it clear that the character does not belong where he is, and stands out!
-MUST have a strong focus on sci fi as well as fantasy design. Choosing a sci fi hero doesn't mean the background should be boring in comparison. really work to make both as cool as you can!
- MUST include studies done to be eligible to enter! Poses, materials, reference studies, lighting, composition sketches, etc.
THIS CONTEST HAS NO RESTRICTIONS FOR CHARACTER AGE OR GENDER, AND CAN BE TAKEN AS SERIOUSLY OR AS LIGHTLY AS YOU SEE FIT!
...oh, and did we mention?
this bloodsport is going to be guest judged by our good friend and industry leader KEKAI KOTAKI- an artist with plenty of experience in fantasy as well as sci fi! winners will get their work reviewed by him with feedback on strengths, weaknesses, and how to improve! take advantage of his valuable insight from years working within these same genres!
please send finals to firstname.lastname@example.org
DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd @5pm est