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Space Marine v. Ork

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An art test I did for Games Workshop, which unfortunately did not pass their requirements!  Oh well, guess I'll try again in the future!
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I've seen other great artists on Deviantart go through the same, brilliant work, but they failed to capture the miniatures. Funny thing is, last time I seen this it was the ork that was way off, and this time.. It's still the ork. People just seem to have trouble with them. 

If you try again I would round out the eyes, make them small and beady, as opposed to long and slim as they are here, also work on the lower maw, widen it out at the bottom and make the nose more pig/ape like.
Still a great piece.
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Hey, thanks for the comments!  I have indeed tried again, and am waiting for a response from GW.  Here is my latest iteration:
jubjubjedi.deviantart.com/art/…
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charlie190909Professional Traditional Artist
it looks like a magic´s cards, very fine work, congratulations
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NicholasWolfProfessional Digital Artist
So I'm confused... you post stuff that you did for Games Workshop all the time?  But you say you failed the test?
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Alll that art is for Fantasy Flight Games!  They are licensees of the Warhammer franchise, which is owned by Games Workshop.  They do RPGs and card games, while GW does miniature war gaming.
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NicholasWolfProfessional Digital Artist
Huh, interesting.  I had just assumed FFG was licensing the work through GW.

Just out of curiosity, how long did it take GW to get back to you after your submission?
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Yeah, FFG hires all the artists and then gets the work approved by GW.
They got back to me really quick, a day after actually.
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NicholasWolfProfessional Digital Artist
Neat.  Seems like a sweet gig, how did you get involved?
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Fantasy Flight actually contacted me a few years ago, probably due to the fan art I was doing.
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NicholasWolfProfessional Digital Artist
That's an excellent deal.  Well bummer about Games Workshop, maybe you can try again someday?  Did they say why they rejected it?
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Yeah, it's really just a matter of finding the time to try again lol... they accept submissions all the time I guess.  And no, they were not specific at all regarding why they rejected it... something about how they didn't match the miniatures or something rather?  It would have been nice if they were more specific, but I didn't want to push any buttons.
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thevampiredioProfessional Digital Artist
art test for GW? how old was this piece??
its a farcry from your other pieces mate. 
jubjubjedi's avatar
It's not that old, basically the test was to take two miniatures and put them in a scene, nothing too complicated. 
Definitely not my best either...
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thevampiredioProfessional Digital Artist
yah mate. :(
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Nemesis-VirusHobbyist Artist
What's the art requirement for GW? Also cool picture
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Besides being a competent illustrator, they really want you to make your characters match their miniatures.  They are really protective of their intellectual property.

Thanks for the comment!
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Nemesis-VirusHobbyist Artist
Well this looked like it would of been passable then. I would of accepted it
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Thanks!  Yeah, out of 8 different things to look out for, I only missed 1, that being the miniature-accuracy.
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Nemesis-VirusHobbyist Artist
What wasn't miniature accurate in this?
jubjubjedi's avatar
Not sure, as someone pointed out, it might be the jaw shape of the Ork...
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Nemesis-VirusHobbyist Artist
If that's the case, you should of said that Ork jaw was shaped like when was born(or grown, since he's part fungi)
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LOL!  Well, they actually gave me two pictures of miniatures for this illustration.  Really though, I could have made that particular change in 5 minutes, but I guess it's a perfect illustration or nothing first time around... or try again with a fresh illustration which I may or may not do.
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I think it looks awesome :)
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