ok so, yea, running into a problem. For class right now we are required to get all our shits together and get a working resume, web presence, business card, etc etc etc....because of this, I have a 2 part question
Well for all you gaming professionals out there I have a quick question that the answer is probably "You're an idiot for even thinking there is a chance this would be ok"
A lot of work I've done has actually been the replication of an existing idea (example would be a Prawn from District 9). Obviously I did not work on District 9 and have no involvement in it; I'm just a fan of a great movie. Because of this, I researched like crazy and modeled my very own prawn. I'm really happy with the model and it's one of the best characters that I've most recently done (though proportions need to be revisited). Would it be illegal/frowned upon to use this model on my personal business card while looking for employment?
While the concept of a Prawn is not my own, the model is completely mine. I was thinking about it and im pretty sure there are concept artists out there who have drawn up a concept of a pre-existing ID and used it for themselves I'm sure. There has to be at least 1 blizzard/wow fan out there doing it, I just don't know if that's a good path to go down? This prawn of mine is not specifically Christopher Johnson, and also shows I can take an idea and replicate it. To show, here you go
Link to a scene replication with textures and such here http://www.solar-fissure.com/aaronmorse/image/large/D9Scene.png
So if part 1 is a no go, try this on then. EA's Westwood no longer exists. C&C Tiberian Sun was released over a decade ago. In 2006 I created my own take on Nod's light infantry soldier, seen here
In 2008, I decided to revisit this idea and try again at a higher polycount level
This is a really bad image, but this was westwood's actual concept/matte painting of the Nod Light Infantry
Although taken from the same idea, my model is noticeably different and similar to this design. Since it's my own take on the idea, would this be acceptable to use on my personal business card? The one done is 2006 doesn't accurately show my work, although the texture is fully complete, so I wouldn't be using that one I don't think
For a final tie-up question, if either of these methods would work, is there a way I could credit the source without it looking tacky on my card?
Thanks for reading a probably longer than needed post