Friday, May 22, 2009

Artorder Sketch - The Usual Suspects

If you missed it, last weeks sketches are up over at Artorder as well as this weeks assignment. Here is my sketch for this week...
Defender, Striker, Controller, Leader

A selection of the silhouette roughs that lead to the finals above.

This weeks assignment was to create silhouettes that embody the four Dungeons and Dragons character rolls: Defender, Striker, Controller, and Leader. Here is a better explanation of these rolls:

Defender - Defenders have the highest defenses in the game and good close-up offense. They are the party's front line combatants: wherever they are standing, that's where the action is. Defenders have abilities and powers that make it difficult for enemies to move past them or to ignore them in battle.

Striker - Strikers specialize in dealing high amounts of damage to a single target at a time. They have the most concentrated offense of any character in the game. Strikers rely on superior mobility, trickery or magic to move around tough foes and single out the enemy they want to attack.

Controller - Controllers deal with large numbers of enemies at the same time. They favor offense over defense, using powers that deal damage to multiple foes at once, as well as subtler powers that weaken, confuse, or delay their foes.

Leader - Leaders inspire, heal, and aid the other characters. Leaders have good defenses, but their strength lies in powers that protect their companions and target specific foes for the party to concentrate on.

Creating silhouettes is an early stage of the process of coming up with a new concept. It is a great way to try out lots of different ideas really fast and can help you think outside of the box.

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  1. Sweet! I love this technique and this has been my favourite of the concept challenges to date.
    I can't wait to see what Tuesdays post is going to look like.

    Check mine out if you haven't seen it already...