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Thu Apr 3, 2008, 11:36 PM
This is one of the reasons I'm holding this contest.

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Gah what a horrendous design. Seriously, what a waste.

I'm setting myself a time limit of taking no more than one days work to Rig the Existing Official Dresspheres. On the other hand I can't wait to start modeling your Dressphere. just like the time I put into making Rinoa, I can't wait to give it all the love of my craft I can and refine it to the sharpest degree. The only thing I regret is that I won't be able to use all of them, or give your dressphere more screentime. This movie definitely isn't going to be as long as DFII.

The more submissions that make it final the less I have to use the horrendous dresspheres from the game. Even though it'll be more work.

Excellent submissions thus far. I've seen a few that really really great. It makes me want to make more content in order to use your sphere longer. I can garauntee that I will definitely post up Renders and 3D posters of your design. I notice there are more than a few of you gunning to be the one who makes the Nariko/Kratos chain sword character. My little suggestion,  4 words

Fate... Stay... Night.... Rider

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WHO SAID THAT?!!?

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Another Suggestion:

3D unlike 2d benefits from being able to utilize texture maps for for highly (sometimes over) designed patterns and textures of clothing. I.E. Lace and ornate lines/patterns. This is an easy win for anything that is going to be translated into 3d. Not saying that flat shading is worse, but keeping in mind that this is going to be built into a 3D model. Texturing benefits up all.


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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. Unless of course your completely confident your design(s) a winner. Then we all benefit.


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:

Skirts
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:
Unitards
Massive Poofiness
An absurd amount of Metal & Bolts
Over Lacey-ness
STEEL SPIKES
Loincloths
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?"

Rules:
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.



STEPS FOR SUBMITTING:
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.)

DEADLINE
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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:iconlululinart:
lululinart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
introducing aviator rikku: [link]
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:iconmoongleam:
Moongleam Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sent you a note, but just in case...

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Enjoy!
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kyutei Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
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Yo said we should tell you about our drawing to be sure you read it! :D xD

(If you want me to stop, just say it lol^^)
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RaFFaH Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
I've tried and made a dressphere, though I still need to fix it, I post a preview.

<img src="https://raffah.deviantart.com/art/Rikku-Red-Mage-Dressphere-82504262" alt="Rikku Red mage dressphere" />
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RaFFaH Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Sorry for the incovinience, but I better post it like this...


[link]
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rubyd Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
...Onion Knight Rikku. :u I'll try this~
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philby Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, here's my entry:

Gladiator dressphere.
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Karasu69 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
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eh......not to original eh? sorry....
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stag-stew Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
I'll post it here too.

[link] Advent Children Rikku Dressphere.
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Sparkus-Clark Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"This movie definitely isn't going to be as long as DFII."
Does this mean it will be longer?
-SC
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ARNie00 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Looks like TN's rolled out more images of Ninja Gaiden 2's Sonia...
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I suppose Sonia can counter Yuna's guns if she's able to be included into Dead Fantasy
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DarkAndriod Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Hey monty, I tryed drawing a better version of my Swordmage Dresssphere.

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Sorry it not a full image, i just couldn't get the legs and boots right.
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ARNie00 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
I wonder how fast you can fly, Team Ninja's introduced the latest babe that'll be in Ninja Gaiden 2. Name's Sofia.

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She probably will have not much to do in the upcoming game until they do a Sigma version. Still, maybe she, and whoever that other babe is that's yelling from the air vehicle, could show up before Dead Fantasy is over.
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ARNie00 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Sorry, name's Sonia.
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atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
I love your comments on the picture. Is there any chance of you taking apart the other dresspheres in such a manner? Because it's AWESOME.
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TheJabberwokk Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Student General Artist
I ish working on a design fer yah=^w^=! the ones already submitted look awesome!
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's one different design... :|
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sk8trgrl Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist
ahaha. I feel you on that one man. I never liked Rikku's gunner dressphere. it looke really shitty.I love her Psycer suit better
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RoxyRoo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
-_- great. I was having fun yesterday drawing up a new design inspired by the thought of BlitzBall and her AlBehd outfit, but I realize it looks similar to this design that you've scrutinized so harshly.


Oh well. I'll post it anyways cuz i'm proud of it, it's up to you of course to consider it.
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RoxyRoo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It's up. >.>;
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Cryoma Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol granny panties.
And yeah, the hair looks like some sort of slug.
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SparkOfShadow Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008   Writer
Not sure I understand the whole 3D vs Flat Shading thing... Could someone clarify?
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Mbarok Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
The problem with 2d animation is that you have to draw everything each frame, so if the design is too detailed, it's a lot of work to do right. But in 3d, once you model / texture it, you dont have to worry about it anymore, so intricately designed clothes and such can be done without too much trouble.
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SparkOfShadow Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008   Writer
... Huh. Not sure I understand how that's a suggestion for us, though.
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Mbarok Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I think he means we should try to make the designs very intricate and detailed, instead of cartoony and mostly flat.

Which is pretty much what I did :P
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SparkOfShadow Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008   Writer
Hm. Guess I should step mine up a bit, then.
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Klangoda Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Here's a more nicely coloured version I suppose...and better proprtions...I suppose that chain sword thing is kinda what I drew..so I'll have to change that.
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Neko-KAT-Sisters Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
I was just looking at the images online and I could make better ones. Actually I'm making a better one now. It'll be a bit though, cuz I want it scream Rikku's style. Oh something I notice, Rikku from FFX and the Rikku from FFX-2 are similar but different. Just wondering if anyone else notice?
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atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
You mean their faces? It's the same with Yuna too. They ARE two years older so it's not unexpected but... Yeah.
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SirceUnlimited Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008   Writer
Fate Stay Night was AWESOME!!! Glad you know the name :D. This makes things SO much easier :D
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x0lgax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
You're right, most of the outfits were horrible XD. I used to hate the Mage ones the most.

Hmmmm.... I think I'll join, even if I don't win :P haha
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atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
But...But...they're so CUUUUTE! They're the only dressphere I like, because they're so marvelously impractical... Perfect for a mage, in my opinion.

But everyone's entitled to theirs :P
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x0lgax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
LOL To each their own XD My fave was always Payne's full throttle :D
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atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
That was a pretty awesome design though. I mean, bladed wings and legs... And the sleek sexiness of Paine being just barely concealed inside. I think it was nicely done.
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x0lgax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
*Nod* Agreed ^^
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Despear Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
That's very interresting, it's looks great! Good work (^_^).

I hope Rikku wins against Ayane...
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Brycemaster Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That doesn't look too bad! Don't beat yourself up!
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ShaneNewville Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
What software are you using to model their clothes
if you don't mind me asking?
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jimmypham Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
I already made a Rider-clad character with Kratos-esque weapons...lol. Anyways the semester is ending and school is killing me. :P Hopefully this contest will still be open when I finish (5 weeks), I really wanna give the BM a shot. I have a concept for the character, but I haven't thought out the look yet.
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montyoum Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I guess i mentioned it more for that fact that Kratos & Nariko aren't the only ones using chain swords.

I don't really know if Rider really translates to Rikku that well, especially into 3D. Plus part of Rider's hotness is her long flowing hair which isn't really Rikku. Now that I think about it, Nariko's Hair is sorta like Rikku's.

It'll be months man

months... take you time
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Creoignus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
You mentioned Rikku's hair not being long and flowing, yet who really knows what's going on underneath that Hair wrap of hers. Maybe she usually keeps it hidden because she's trying to be some what tough, and not too girly (and coming off more cute, than tough) Perhaps the rider D/S transition could be a way of "letting her hair down", as the expression goes, in more ways than one. Just a thought.
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hellcatassassin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
so do you like the whole rider concept or no....?? I was actually gonna try and make a design that has that kind of weapon but i figured tons of other people would XD
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Firia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Night... Rider..?
:wow: The final fighter for Team DOA is Micheal Knight?!

:giggle: Kidding.

I wonder if I should skip submiting anything for this contest. I'm not sure I have anything to really ~add~ to this character. I don't know much about her (didn't play FF10 that long), so it's not like I can do her justice. Perhaps... I should just let the more knowledgeable have at? :D
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ikki952001 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Student Artist
um not gud at ths type uv stuff but i like it ^^; flaws mean that ppl make mistakes so lighten up yo
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Regreme Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
I honestly liked the design when I first saw it, but now that you point out those flaws, I now realize what you mean.*cringe*
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LydiaRayne Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Rikku is the cutest character in a long time. AND THEY DID NOT DUE HER JUSTICE!
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Derivitive Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
Did someone say Fate Stay Night? :D
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