[SS] But what do they actually look like?

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[SS] But what do they actually look like?

#1 Postby Vinzent » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:37 pm

I like Slipstream, but one of the things that bugged me was that there didn't seem to be enough art. My players like to have some kind of visual reference for all of the races they are meeting.

So if it's okay with Pinnacle, I thought I'd pick up my art pens after a long hiatus and try some art renderings. I'll try to do one a day, but no guarantees.

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#2 Postby Poor Wandering One » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:47 pm

Well as a fan I support this!

I am also interestred in seeing what all the races look like. I mean i can describe them myself quite happily but I love seeing how other folks see them.

So go Vinzent!


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#3 Postby Vinzent » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:52 pm

So I guess I'll go in order.

Today, A stands for Akwasian...
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I will of course being skipping the races already painted up beautifully in the book.

Edit: I updated it with a quick color pass.
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#4 Postby Vinzent » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:29 pm

It occurred to me looking at this drawing that it could be scaled down easily and turned into a figure flat.

What do you think, should I make all of the drawings figure-flat friendly?

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#5 Postby JmOz01 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:33 pm

Is that a real question? Come on man, what are you thinking OF COURCE YOU SHOULD, and make sure that I can ste...err use them...

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#6 Postby Thunderforge » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:39 pm

I'd love to see more of these made into figure flats. Great work so far!

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#7 Postby Vinzent » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:10 am

Feel free to use them. I'll make up a figure flats sheet as I get them done.

Next up, from Amazonia.....The Raptor Men and the Cavors.

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#8 Postby Sadric » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:16 am

Great picture. More please. ;-)

You know that a lot of the creatures have figure flats.
If you zoom in they have enough details.
They could at least used as guide and inspiration. :-)

A Art-book pdf with the samr art as figre flats would be cool once you have enough of them.

Dont feel limited by the art of a drawn race. I would love to see your take on lionmens, robotmen and babylonian. ;-)

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#9 Postby Tavis » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:01 am

Vinzent wrote:Feel free to use them. I'll make up a figure flats sheet as I get them done.

Next up, from Amazonia.....The Raptor Men and the Cavors.


This is definitely a thread for me to watch!

Have to check though, were the Raptor Men and Cavors supposed to be in that post Vinzent, or are they just the ones you're working on at the moment - as I can't see any awesome artwork there?
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#10 Postby JmOz01 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:14 pm

Well let me double your work: You should do one of each gender as well

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#11 Postby Lord Lance » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:41 pm

Vinzent wrote:Today, A stands for Akwasian...

Bravo! Nice picture!
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#12 Postby Snate56 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:28 pm

JmOz01 wrote:Well let me double your work: You should do one of each gender as well


Although, for many races, the Akwasian, for instance, the female may not be significantly different than the male.
It might be cool to have one or two that are radically different, like either small or very large! And they may not look alike at all!


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#13 Postby Vinzent » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:40 pm

Tavis wrote:Have to check though, were the Raptor Men and Cavors supposed to be in that post Vinzent, or are they just the ones you're working on at the moment - as I can't see any awesome artwork there?


No I was just announcing what's up next. I have the Raptor Man drawn but unfortunately my scanner is on the fritz.

So I'm going to say 2-3 of these a week.

JmOz01 wrote:Well let me double your work: You should do one of each gender as well

Grrr..aaaargh.... I'll see what I can do.

Sadric wrote:Dont feel limited by the art of a drawn race. I would love to see your take on lionmens, robotmen and babylonian. ;-)


The painting of the Lion Man with the blaster from the book has got to be my favorite piece in the book. I can't top it. I don't paint.

Sadric wrote:You know that a lot of the creatures have figure flats.
If you zoom in they have enough details.


I didn't know that. Since Studio 2 is charging for it I feel like a heel now.

If anyone has their figure flats, tell me, are there any aliens that they missed?

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#14 Postby JmOz01 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:16 pm

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#15 Postby Vinzent » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:04 pm

Okay, so I don't stomp on the hard work of the nice folks at Studio 2, I'll focus on making concepts for those aliens they didn't cover.

I'll keep drawing and hopefully when my scanner is working again I'll be able to upload several images.

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#16 Postby Vinzent » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:17 pm

Here's the revised list of what I'll be drawing out now that I know what races are already covered.

Akwasian Male - Done
Akwasian Female - Done
Amici Male - Done
Amici Female - Done
Antelopos Male - Done
Antelopos Female - Done
Aridians Male -Done
Aridians Female - Done
Borealians Male - Done
Borealians Female - Done
Charadonios M/F - Done
Crystaloosians Male - Done
Crystaloosians Female - Done
Drel Male - Done
Drel Female - Done
Equines Male - Done
Equines Female - Done
Frigim Male - Done
Frigim Female - Done
Lill Male -Yes there's a Lill in the pack, but he's a faceless pirate so I'll do a version. - Done
Lill Female - Done
Magrozites - Done
Magrozite Female - Done
Mudmen
Pyrites Male - Done
Pyrites Female - Sketched
Refletites Male - Sketched
Refletites Female - Sketched
Rurites Male - Done
Rurites Female -
Skalinites Male -
Skalinites Female -



So, next up is Amici
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#17 Postby Vinzent » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:07 pm

I decided to upload my Raptor man anyways along with the Amici. Color passes to come maybe tomorrow.

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Updated with quick color pass as promised.

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#18 Postby Vinzent » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:10 pm

Next up would be Angelis, but the description says the are indistinguishable from humans, so I'll skip them. So next up is Aridians!

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#19 Postby Vinzent » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:34 pm

So I've got the Aridians drawn up but my scanner is fritzing again. I swear, I'll probably just end up using my digital camera to transfer these onto computer. In the mean time I'll start on the next design.

Not to sound like a glory-hog or anything but I'd like to hear some words of encouragement or at least someone telling me I'm making a fool of myself. It has been a long time since I picked up brush and pencil, you know.

Also if there is any outcry against one of my designs, I could be persuaded to redesign it.

And yes, once I get through with the males I will be doing female versions. I just want to get the concepts down first.

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#20 Postby JmOz01 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:41 pm

They look great, and I would personaly love to see you do all of the races, especialy the main ones that already have art. To my silly mind you bring a unified style that looks better to have all of them in that to have a mis match on the table. but that is just one escaped loonie talking


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