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Dead Fantasy III Contest Update

Thu Apr 3, 2008, 1:13 AM

Just some more thoughts on this as I've been getting more good feedback.

Q: Can I submit more than one?
A:I'd say submit your best, hopefully I'll get back to you and see what other rough ideas you may have. And we'll flesh some things out.

Q: Will submitting a fully colored artwork help my design win?
A: Coloring doesn't garauntee winning, but effort begets thought regardless of skill.

Q: Does my drawing have to be good to win?
A: A beter drawing only helps protray the idea better. I have a good imagination and a very sharpened sense of perception. I'll get it if there's something there to get. Though, I am a stickler for a clean final product, to in the end I may want a clean submission to go along side the movie. But this submission phase is mostly to jive back and forth about ideas.

Other Thoughts:
One thing that's kinda hard to avoid is that I may be biased towards my taste. As the Director, it's my job to pick what I feel is the best among the talent. That's not saying my choice is always right, it's just what I want. Therefore I have two solutions for this:

1. I may hold a poll for a "People's Choice" category with ayet to be determined number of winners which we as a group can vote on. So from now on when submitting a deign(s) tag it with the keywords "Dead Fantasy III or Monty Oum" (Just becasue it would narrow the search query) so that the design can be pulled up quickly.

2. CONFORM TO MEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

My tastes include and ARE MOSTLY, but doesn't necessarily require:

Boots (with a maximum fetish quotient of 6 hahaha)
High Heels (Despite the fact that they're not so functional, but who cares)
Strappy stuff & Belts
Cool Hair Pieces
Short Shorts
Responsible usage of bows
Thigh Highs (Stockings or boots)
Leg Warmers
Cool Designer Tops
Hints of Lace

Really anything you'd want to see a normal person wearing. Think Nomura, as in not too crazy, not too fantastical. Stuff that could actually pass as real clothes, but at the same time is pushing it.. With believable characters comes believable design. If the prettiest person you knew wore XY design and still got laughed at in public, you know there's something wrong.

Therefore, the list of things that really turn me off include and ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Massive Poofiness
An absurd amount of Metal & Bolts
Over Lacey-ness
Overtly Exposed Crotches
Unrelatable Fantasy
Liberal usage of anything

Part of the reason for this contest is I HATE the secondary designs in FFX-2. I will use some of them, but honestly it could've been done better.

Really that above is to avoid is someone putting their heart into something and it not get used. I'm putting this advice out there because think of it as me responding to that note you sent me under the pile of other notes that I'm still digging through. As always I'd rather get back to you personally, but my inbox just here on DA is 16,000+ full. It's becoming a full-time job just answering messages on top of everything else I need to get done. Please consider this and I will do my best to get back to you.

Original Info:

Dead Fantasy III will feature dressphere changes in the one on one fight between Rikku and Ayane. I do plan on using some of the existing dresspheres, but as I abhore most of their designs, (seriously what a waste, you've got a game where cute girls are constantly changing outfits and all you have to choose from is crap on top of crap.) I am taking the opportunity to reach out to you my fellow artist and work together on making some fan made dresspheres.

Further detailing the requirements of this, I'll bullet point the relevant and great ideas info so far.

- This is for Dead Fantasy III, which I will be working on on and off alongside some other things

- I am asking for an original design. I'm doing this cause I want you to see your design in my movie

- I will be modeling it, all I'm really asking for is a quick drawing, maybe even if it's an idea well though out enough that I could draw myself.

- When the movie's done I want to be able to point to your artwork and give you full credit when people say "where's that dressphere? How come I didn't see that in the game?"

Dressphere cannot overlap the current existing dresspheres. I.E. don't design a gunner dressphere when a gunner one already exists.

Not too comical - I.E. Mascot, Trainer, Berserker, lady luck, they're kinda pushing it as far as designs go. This movie is pretty serious actually. When I think about the previz, it's pretty hard hitting. So I don't want to put something in that'll distract the viewer.

Must fit Rikku's Style - She has a generally warm color pallete and high yellows. She's also wearing things on the skimpy side, but the designs that work well on her are still more or less tastefull

This is still a fighting movie - Which means it still has to be something that's mobile, so I anticipate having a pretty tough time with ones like Black Mage that aren't built for high movement.

Simply upload you artwork to your DA account and send me a link (believe it or not I really do read all the comments/notes/messags.)

Not too sure, I haven't quite figured out my schedule for the next few months, but I can guarantee it won't be anytime soon. This movie is going to require a massive amount of content creation.
  • Playing: CRISIS CORE!!!!!!!
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AriochFFXI Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009

havent seen anyone else submit something like this
I know it isnt quite original but i think it'll add alot of spice and it fits perfect with rikku's style
harihara Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
This is my submission (though not really much to look at).

sheenaduquette Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can't believe I finished one 8D
chibi-anne Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
This s my entry

chibi-anne Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
and this is an other one. I swear it's the last one

DynamoTom Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i did some colourschemes tooo as well so here you go

DynamoTom Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
walaa here you go heres my entry

cloudikari Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
hopefully this won't back fire somehow
here's my link thanks for the contest been fun [link]
gnahc2chang Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
This is my Submission. It's kinda Blurry so I might try and clear it up later.

kSchuck Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Student General Artist
sounds great, and i loved the first, but i never saw the second. where would all this be posted?
Firia Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
The whole sh'bang.
SirceUnlimited Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008   Writer
Wow, I actually just entered this [link]

thanks, hope you enjoy :D
JBCBlank Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Woo gotta have to work more on this then. it'll look good I thinkXD
Symber Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Heres to hoping I can make something decent by the end of the contest... I joined up just to make an entry with no artistic talent. Some of these entries are just awesome!
atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
CONFORM TO MEEEEEE!!! That had me in stitches. It's very true, though. Thanks for posting points of interest.
Mbarok Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Mind if I drop mine here as well?

KpCloudM Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
"Here's my entry."

LokiofGallifrey Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a fashion designer so you'd think this be easy. But I adore Rikku and will not settle on drawing anything she wouldn't wear or look good in. But I've already got about 3 hours in on a submission. Working on it in photoshop now.
Quinchilla Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008   Digital Artist
i would love to participate~ i'm off to brainstorm something! x3
Rai-len Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
what i wanted to work on ayane's mention her in one or two sentences but you dont go into too much detail...i would be interested in doing her's as well
DrkRoder Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
i want to join but im not sure T.T im not too good drawing clothes x.x
Tomochii-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist

Hopefully I'll have time...though I need to know the deadline...cause I don't want to submit mine late TT__TT
RoxyRoo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay good... I think I stayed clear of those no-no's fairly well.
Pensuke-kun Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
...... Dude..... must.... win.... must win HARD!!!! * gets to drawing*
StarkindlerStudio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been looking through all of your material online, and I really love what you have. I don't know how you make your movies such high quality, but I am very impressed. :) (I'm sure I am not the first to say that) I think I would like to try drawing a dressphere for Rikku, I always loved her clothing designs best in the games. Anyway, this is just to say you have an awesome gallery, keep it up!
kyrio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
neat. my submission seems to match the parameters exactly XP Well except for the high heels.
ch0co-pudding Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
sounds challenging, i could use a challenge (the ones i set for myself i seem to push aside :P )
laineyrose Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
i have some *extremely* talented friends.

i've sent this to them ^^
Drako9 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waa i wanna see the new design soon Oωo
i bet gonna be awesome x333
CelestialValkyrie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
sounds awesome !!! I'll give it a shot!
kenken2002 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*read through monty's journal* .......

*looks at my rikku in-progress design* ....... fail .... *clicks on File>New>OK *
Nuclearwarhawk Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Heh, same here. Although I'm not gonna start from scratch. I'll just modify mine a bit. Shouldn't be too hard.
KpCloudM Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
"Ouch... Gotta start from scratch now."
Despear Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Montyoum: I don't know but, one day, I'm send a note to you for DFIII project.

Unfortunaly, I think I come too late.

Well no matter, good continuation (^_^)
foxygirlchan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
It's great you got that cleared up! =D

I'm glad you did, easier to design something, especially if you like it! :P

Although I'm seriously considering not entering, because of all the wonderful submissions already being sent in! God, I saw this awesome Blitzer Dressphere... :love:

I can't wait to see the winner!

And agree on the whole tagging things, I like looking at the submissions, but some people don't label them right. :P
ShaneNewville Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Filmographer
16,000+ Dang! You've become a monster.
I hit 56 in one day for the first time (today) and
I thought that was a lot. But 16,000+?
Transimage Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Allright! :D I'm considering entering the project contest...

Any chance you will upload the finished movie on DA for us to see? :3
H-Boogie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
i shall see what i can do seems like a very fun contest but im not one to enter contests when i know a wholle sluuueeee of people are gonna enter. big contests tends to call big messes but yea i'll see what i can come up with
Firia Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Once more, I feel for your mile high stack of notes... sorta. :D

I'm still tossing a few ideas around. Good to see where your tastes are, and where the arn't. ;P Although, I must whole heartedly oppose high heels in martial arts combat. ;) I'm one of those that cares. :D I'm actually very stingy about footwear; I've got a good grasp of balance, and movement (at least, I did before I sat down for drawing all the time), and I know heels are murder to do anything in. I liked your own image you submited to your contest... but the footwear. :D It's not just out there, over the line. I could buy that Rikku did some flips, swapping her weapons to her feet mid-flip... but we're doing some Wile E Coyote acme stuff when you slap some roller blades on those feet. :faint: To far over the line. Pull it back! :D

We'll see if I can put forth a reasonably snazzy idea and not just be a harsh critic. :D
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