I haven't seen anyone worked on Global Game Art Contest (https://www.ggac.net/)
, I wonder if anyone knows about it, I only knew when I saw the ads on Artstation recently.
I am working on a female character (because my last male character failed horribly in my previous Artstation challenge https://www.artstation.com/contests/nvidia-metropia-2042/challenges/61/submissions/41741
, I think I will have better chance with female). Armed with some previous experience, this time I am going to do my very best to improve on the quality of my works.
If I read correctly the title and theme is Unknown World: Holy Spirits among Mountains and Seas.
The character I had in mind is living in a world with mythical creatures, and I wanted to create a character that is humanlike but not human. Something like elves but the elves in Lord of the rings still looks very human to me, if I can I will try to achieve a look that slightly more "stylized".
The current design I have is one with long ears, proportionally very tall.. I will keep adjusting and improving the design. I will attempt to push the facial feature too but wanted to keep it attractive. For the hair I will consider adding some braids. I will also test stylized the hand a bit (goal is to make her not too human, more interesting I think). Costumes also Work in progress.. probably won't change too much from here (only because I am not good in coming up with different ideas for the design)
I saw the artworks for the art challenge for the previous years and the featured one looked detailed, and having some complex elements, my current design are not going to be favored so I will put efforts in adding more details and elements to the design. I learned from my Artstation Challenge that my design for character is very weak, so this time I hope to do more iterations on the design.
With this progress thread, I hope peoples that happened to saw this can give their inputs if any.. feedbacks are welcomed and really appreciated.
These are some of my main references: