Title: Character Design Poll - Dragons
Description: Which designs do you like?
The Furox - October 25, 2008 10:28 PM (GMT)
Looks like we've got all the character design submissions we're going to get, so let's pick the ones we want to go with!
To avoid having a separate poll thread for each character, we're going to vote for all the dragons in this one poll. View the images using the links above and select which design you like for each character. Please only make one choice for each character. There are six dragons here, so you should be making exactly six selections in this poll. If these instructions aren't clear, please ask before you vote.
If we end up with any ties, Nayade and I will break them.
Renesh - October 26, 2008 10:06 PM (GMT)
My votes, and well as why I picked them, are Crystal_Wyldfyr's version 1 black dragon
, because it's a full-body design and I think it would be kinda odd for the dragon priests to chromo-shift a draconian "C" on a dragon's shoulder (yes, that's what that mark on each of Coershun's shoulders is, as well as what you put on your version 2. actually, the whole version 2 looks a little too much like Coershun for my tastes); Nayade's dragon hound design
, because I think it fits best with the style of the show; Aerodragon's Cephyiss design
, because it's really cool looking and it really does look like it could be one of beau's parents(I love your style too, BTW!); Koering's Oryon design
, because as much as it looks rather like a Psi-class, the others just don't look enough like Beau
to me; Dargon's T-Pax design
, because Pax is supposed to be a Blue dragon, and while the first design's body looks good, the colors don't fit with what I had in mind, and the second looks too much like a Purple; and Nayade's Abandonn design
because I think 'Ban should be at least partly evolved by this point, and Arrow's just doesn't look like a young version of 'Ban to me, prolly 'cuz of markings. Though, I think Nayade's design might look a little too
much like 'Ban, just 'cuz I'm picky like that. :P
I really like the Oryon design by Aerodragon, but I think the markings are too ornate...which is a shame because those markings are really cool. If that design doesn't get used I think you should use it for something else Aero! It's just too cool to waste!
Anyone else care to offer reasons for choosing what you did?
DargonXKS - October 26, 2008 10:38 PM (GMT)
I agree with most of what Renesh said, actually! I did of course vote for my T-Pax design because well... I think it fits most with the descriptions we were given. The marking could use some work I admit. I welcome it. However I studied many a screen shot to combine the looks of T-Pax and variety of the blue dragons seen in the show. I love Nayade's Abandonn and dragon hound designs. Aerodragon's Cephyiss design looked like Beau enough to be related but not like his twin which was sort of the vibe I was getting from from MinervaRahn's design. There was more but I'd have to go back and double check.
Skulderian - October 26, 2008 10:39 PM (GMT)
i remember there being another set of designes for Cephyss from the thread about the character designs that i simply do not see ehre, and i thought they were the best of the bunch, what happened?
Renesh - October 26, 2008 11:07 PM (GMT)
I just looked through and the designs by Allye can't be accessed as she moved/deleted/renamed them. So that would be why they aren't on the list, which sucks because apparently everyone liked them.
Skulderian - October 26, 2008 11:11 PM (GMT)
yeah, 'cause they're the ones i wanted to vote for. DARNIT! *pouts*
Renesh - October 26, 2008 11:16 PM (GMT)
And that's why, when I see a picture I like and I might need it for something later, I save it to my computer in a special folder. :P
(Actually, I save all sorts of pictures to my computer if I like them, so I can use them for inspiration. XD They never leave my computer though, so nobody needs to worry about me stealing their art.)
DargonXKS - October 27, 2008 12:01 AM (GMT)
I thought there was a neat missing design. Darn.
The Furox - October 27, 2008 07:33 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Renesh @ Oct 26 2008, 04:07 PM)|
|I just looked through and the designs by Allye can't be accessed as she moved/deleted/renamed them. So that would be why they aren't on the list|
Yes, that's why they're not here. Unfortunately, many people don't realize that moving things in their photobucket account breaks all the links they previously posted. Nayade tried to contact Allye about this before I started the poll, but there was no response after waiting a week. Allye hasn't visited the forum in over a month now. We tried to get them back, but we can't wait forever. Sorry.
Cain - October 27, 2008 01:48 PM (GMT)
I agree too with Renesh. They are nice designs, based mainly on the infomation we were given. It is the closest to the show. The design of Oryon and Cephyhiss by MinveraRain are very neat. I loved that piece of art. It would be nice to know more about Beau's siblings.
Skulderian - October 27, 2008 03:21 PM (GMT)
well, i voted on what we had left then.. seriously too bad though. i liked that design of Cephyss... :(
Arthapenn - October 28, 2008 12:40 PM (GMT)
I really loved the design of Cephyiss and Oryon by MinveraRain. That is really neat.
Crystal Wildfyr - November 2, 2008 02:40 AM (GMT)
Oops. Didn't realize, and that sketch wasn't done for this episode, so our modellers could rub the 'C' out. -_-;;;
Only problem is, with Nayade's Abandonn is that I think the neck is too long.
Renesh - November 2, 2008 03:27 AM (GMT)
I think so as well, but seeing as normal Psi classes have shorter necks, and 'Ban has a short neck in the show (the same proportionate length as an ordinary Psi) I'm pretty sure the modelers would give him a normal length neck.
The Furox - November 13, 2008 09:38 AM (GMT)
OK, this poll is now closed and here are the results:
The Black Dragon will be Dragon Fanatic's design
, though someone will need to decide what the rest of the body is going to look like. :)
The dragon hound will be Nayade's design
Cephyiss will be Aerodragon Highflyer's design
Oryon will be MinervaRahn's design
Young T-Pax will be DargonXKS'sdesign
Young Abandonn will be Nayade's design
Note that any votes cast at this point won't count, but feel free to post comments if you want. Thanks for participating!
Dragon Fanatic - December 7, 2008 07:31 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (The Furox @ Nov 13 2008, 07:38 PM)|
| OK, this poll is now closed and here are the results:|
The Black Dragon will be Dragon Fanatic's design, though someone will need to decide what the rest of the body is going to look like. :)
I was thinking something along the lines of Coershun's body. Really, whoever wants to make the body can go wild. I just gave the idea and now go wild my children!
Renesh - December 8, 2008 12:23 AM (GMT)
lol, I'll have a shot at the body. I'm good with Psi classes; they're my favorites so they're what I draw the most. I think markings as complex as Coershun's wouldn't be very fitting for a "mutt" though, the impression I get is that the more pure a dragon is, the more complex the markings it has. But that's just my opinion. If anyone else wants to have a go I'd be glad for the competition! :)
Renesh - December 12, 2008 02:33 AM (GMT)
Alright, sorry for the double-post, but I finally got the time to scribble up a body design. For now I haven't put any colors on, but I'm thinking muted dark blues/purples, mebbe a bit of a reddish tint here or there. For now though, I just want to see what people think of the design itself. Once I've got something the majority of people like then I'll slap some colors on.http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u32/Ren...ckDragBody1.jpg
Can anyone read my fugly handwriting? :B I didn't clean it up at all, just rotated it right-side up and resized it, so sorry for how bad it looks. XD And I just realized I misspelled "rounded" XP
EDIT: a second design: http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u32/Ren...ckDragBody2.jpg
EDIT (again): and two more: http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u32/Ren...ckDragBody3.jpghttp://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u32/Ren...ckDragBody4.jpg
Yay for Photoshop! XD
Dragon Fanatic - December 12, 2008 03:26 AM (GMT)
That is what I was thinking about!
Renesh - December 12, 2008 06:12 PM (GMT)
Dragon Fanatic - December 13, 2008 03:29 AM (GMT)
Renesh - December 13, 2008 03:42 AM (GMT)
lol, the third was my least favorite followed by the fourth. XD I think I like the first one best. What does everyone else think?
Red Dragon - December 15, 2008 03:04 PM (GMT)
What about a bit from 1,2 and 3.
I like the front leg design on the first,
The line from the head to the tail, including the back leg, on the second,
And the back leg design on the third.
I'm awkward ^_^
If i had to pick just one, it would picture 1.
Great work Renesh.
Renesh - December 30, 2008 06:13 AM (GMT)
WAH! Sorry I've been away so long! I got a few trojans on my computer and by the time I got rid of them it was time to leave to visit family for Christmas, and there wasn't any internet access where we were. Sorry 'bout that!
But anyway, I don't mind mixing and matching, I was kinda thinking of that anyway. You say "including the back leg" for the second version, but then say "the back leg design" from the third. Do you mean you like both designs, you like how the division line arches over the leg (so it's the same color as the belly), or something else?
Don't feel pressured to pick just one, I want to get the design good. So go ahead and nitpick all you want! I kinda like it actually. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my art, so I really like it when people are specific about things. ^_^ Must be my Asperger's. lol
Red Dragon - December 30, 2008 04:01 PM (GMT)
Hi Renesh, sorry, i made that sound weird.
It should be, the stripe that goes from the head to the tail 'continuing over' the back leg/thigh.
I hope you don't mind, i have taken bits from 3 of your pics and merged them into the one to show.**CLICKY**
Renesh - December 31, 2008 08:49 AM (GMT)
I don't mind at all. ^_^ I was going to redraw it myself, but it looks like you've saved me the work. And I think you're right, it does look good like that.
Does anyone else want to give an opinion?
MinervaRahn - January 4, 2009 12:07 AM (GMT)
oh wow! didn't think my Oryon pic would be chosen for the design but thanks for the votes! XD man its been a while but sorry! school always comes first when I'm online. All of the other designs were great as well, especially the dragon hound and dark dragon :D