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Grand Space Opera: Light Age - Character Design - alexnegrea

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My final images for the Light Age Competition which i couldn't attend officially because i haven't read carefully the requirements of creating a thread and posting wips each week.*facepalm*

If any of the Artstation competition organizers are reading this i have some feedback that you might want to implement in future
competitions:
1. 10 characters in a month seems a bit excessive. it reminded me of those emails that give you 500 illustrations to do for 100 dollars.
And because of this big number i feel i had to compromise a lot the quality and the selection of concepts which i am pretty sure other people did too. Sure this is a challenge and it should be hard and reveal certain traits from the participants but i really think its damaging to the way artists are viewed in the industry, overworked and not compensated accordingly to the effort its put in.
2. the requirement of a final image with all the characters with a maximum width or height of 1920 , while the same size is required for all
the other individual images its not really convenient to show a final lineup with some good resolution to emphasize the designs well. it just becomes a crappy pixelated mess
3. Posting wips for the designs is a nice idea to show people how images are created but takes time which you take from time that could be used to create art (again going back to the number 10). also it opens up room for conversation which also will take time from the challenger. i just feel the stress level you put with these challenges on people is not taken into consideration. i am more than happy to share wips and talk about them but i feel its better if that happens after the challenge somehow.. being alone in a challenge without any feedback is good i think and makes the community more diverse. Feedback during something like this might kill some great ideas that the artist might have because they get feedback and direction from various individuals.

These are my opinions and i hope you can see my logic when i make these statements. Thank you for the time and effort that everyone puts in creating them and looking forward to the next ones.

Good luck to everyone that managed to finish and happy holidays to everyone!

Alex

Lineup with all the gang. Since i dont participate in the official contest i have chosen a higher res option for this image.

Lineup with all the gang. Since i dont participate in the official contest i have chosen a higher res option for this image.

The music of these alien species has created the universe as we know it.

The music of these alien species has created the universe as we know it.

The Archer is taking part of a burial ritual in this case. The hunt is over for one of his kind and the afterlife awaits..

The Archer is taking part of a burial ritual in this case. The hunt is over for one of his kind and the afterlife awaits..

This monk alien species can transcend the plane of existence and travel with the speed of light with the power of their meditation.

This monk alien species can transcend the plane of existence and travel with the speed of light with the power of their meditation.

The rising star. Its a creature of peculiar behavior. it would stand up and try to "grab" the stars in the sky with its articulated horn claws. keep on trying little fellow!

The rising star. Its a creature of peculiar behavior. it would stand up and try to "grab" the stars in the sky with its articulated horn claws. keep on trying little fellow!

Super intelligent, competitive and creative. They wont back down from any challenge no matter how hard it is

Super intelligent, competitive and creative. They wont back down from any challenge no matter how hard it is

The king has to be strong and to be able to protect the future king which hasnt even hatched yet. One day the roles will be reversed and a new fight for power will begin

The king has to be strong and to be able to protect the future king which hasnt even hatched yet. One day the roles will be reversed and a new fight for power will begin

The walking on sunshine (wwwwowwwwooohhh) creature its some sort of bird that mimics what it encounters. This one saw its first humans and it was quick to replicate their movement.

The walking on sunshine (wwwwowwwwooohhh) creature its some sort of bird that mimics what it encounters. This one saw its first humans and it was quick to replicate their movement.

These aliens came to be from Neville Page's imagination and somehow they absorbed his passion for sculpting. its a planet full of sculptors out there where Zbru-5 sculpting tools empower the creativity of these guys

These aliens came to be from Neville Page's imagination and somehow they absorbed his passion for sculpting. its a planet full of sculptors out there where Zbru-5 sculpting tools empower the creativity of these guys

Performing is in their blood. If only Lady Gaga would have a chance to space travel for a duet...

Performing is in their blood. If only Lady Gaga would have a chance to space travel for a duet...

Dancing is the ultimate art form for this species. Their passion is unmatched in the known universe

Dancing is the ultimate art form for this species. Their passion is unmatched in the known universe