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AQ3D Monster Design Contest

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But 1st, more photos of Jemini

With only a week to go before DragonCon, everyone from the Artix Entertainment team who is planning to cosplay is getting their costumes ready! Jemini invited a friend to the lab today... who showed up wearing a giant red Twilly suit. So, um.... O_O (Face guide) ... that was an interesting way to start the day.  Do not worry though.... the suit has an open face and hands (i.e. Non-Furry) and it is pretty funny/awesome. Jemini uses pipecleaners to prop up the inside of the ears so they are bendable and positionable. If you see Twilly... feel free to adjust his ears. You will have to wait until DragonCon starts to see pictures though! Until then, here is a random photo of Jemini cosplaying as Han Solo. Talking about which -- we have a special mission for you while we are at DragonCon. We are going to launch the 1st ever AQ3D: Legend of Lore Monster design contest.

Jemini in Han Solo Cosplay

 

The Monster Design Contest

Next week we will put up the official contest. For all of you artistic, creative and crazy players... this is going to be a blast. It will be an "anything goes" AQ3D monster designing contest where you draw and describe the special abilities and skills of your creature creation. There will be a lot of categories to win prizes, but the Grand Prize winner will have their original monster modeled in 3D, textured and animated by the AQ3D team and it will appear in the upcoming Alpha Test. *Anxious for the contest to begin!* The contest will begin next week, so start thinking of your monster concept now!

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Gjappy
Gjappy: Oh I post the first comment.

Well, :D I love Dragon-Con, sadly I live in Europe. Maybe AE want to share the joy with us foreign players?
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utaro
utaro: Do we have to draw in in full 3d, draw each view point or just the front view, or any one of them? Can't wait, wish I could go to Dragon Con, though i live in Canada, would go to the fan expo but thats on the other side of canada for me.
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Tiamaat
Tiamaat: Okay, I've got a few questions about the contest.

1. Can we enter multiple monsters? (Although only one could win most likely.)
2. There's sure to be many really good creatures; so is it possible that later on others that don't win may get put in the game?
3. You mentioned describing our creations; is it possible for those who write better than draw to enter a detailed description?
4. Can the time fairy make the week go by faster? Or slower as the case may be?
5. Can I has cookie? (Nom nom nom.)
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erda_begler
erda_begler: Well, ive designed on Paper.. i just want to ask. its in the contest? uhmm. design/draw it on Paper, take photo and send??? Hope it is.. ive designed very cool NPc.. ill evolve it on computer in future.. i wont share info about it due some can copy it and give before im done.. ;) Have a nice day, and tell jemini at she is too hot and sexy! <3 ;)
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mturf
mturf: i can't really enter, but there's no way i can resist such a contest. i might draw on the flight to dragoncon. see y'all soon :P
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Slender
Slender: Umm where i should send the picture??
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Infinity
Infinity: Question: for contest like these you dont pick the best drawn do you?

Question: when does it start next week, and whats the monster limit

Statement: i luv u guys so much
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Kricharo
Kricharo: Looking forward to this! Are we allowed to use any artistic medium? The brief description above states that we're expected t both draw and describe as well as go above and beyond.. so can we do something other than draw and describe? Well, asl ong as there is a monster design in the end - obviously. :)
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Derpyfire
Derpyfire: I was just playing Dragon fable when I realised Lady Celestia is back!!! What the £$!?! I thought Xan & Akriloth Killed her!?!
(Sorry about me being rude:()
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Kreath
Kreath: Could you make the 3D model yourself incase you are better at Maya then real life drawing (I say this in disappointment of myself)?
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ben14715
ben14715: If you don't live in America or is going to DragonCon, could you put an email address or postcode to where we could send our efforts to. Also if you do give a email address to send to could you let us know more information like the file type or whether we should use a particular media to create it on?

Could you also please spend a email to all the email address that Artix Entertainment account holder have given to you with all the info needed to enter.
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Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: does jemini's beauty no any boundaries? She looks awsome :)
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Kodix 101
Kodix 101: Nice Han Solo cosplay! And I have been waiting for a new AE drawing contest for a long time but I suck at drawing monsters. I guess I'll try to draw something for the Monster Design Contest but if its not good I'm not entering it in... -_-

P.S. I hope you expand that Fcae Guide soon to cover more faces!!! :D (TRY THIS FACE!!!!!!)
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Verdalix
Verdalix: Sounds great. I was never a great monster artist, but I guess there's a beginning for everything =) And the goggles were a nice touch to the Han Solo cosplay outfit by the way. Can't wait for the contest ;)
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Tiamaat
Tiamaat: One more question, Are we allowed to draw basic bare chests (particularly on females), with just the basic modified circles and no specific details or do we have to draw clothes? I hope we can do the mild nudity since this is for more adult tastes and my clothes making kinda stinks too.
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Unbeatable king
Unbeatable king: This contest is in the bag. 8]

Good luck to all you 2nd and 3rd place people. hehe
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mike3056
mike3056: It says it offline for me
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Dage's Legionnaire
Dage's Legionnaire: Can i send a early concept for feed back to any of the Mods or will i be disqualified ?
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Aroninia
Aroninia: This is one of those times that living in Canada isn't amazing. -_- I really want to go to DragonCon and Tampa Bay TED Talks but I can't get time off work. D:

PS: Is there a size limit for the monster?

PSS: Will the winner's monster drop equippable items in the future? That would be AWESOME!
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JammalWolf
JammalWolf: Jemini's beauty is AMAZING. New found respect for her cosplay skills. Sadly, I can't go because I moved away from the area. Good luck to you all
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#: I cant wait for the contest to start!
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killerzz888
killerzz888: cant wait for this contest it will be challenging but worth it i just wanted to ask what programs can i use or shall i draw it?
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Striikeryuz
Striikeryuz: Do we draw on Paper or computers?

What's the best application to draw a 3D Monster?
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Roto Stands
Roto Stands: So, when does this contest get off the ground? I'm itching to get started.
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Artix
Artix: The contest will be starting later today. Hopefully we will be launching the new Artix.com site along with it!
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Striikeryuz
Striikeryuz: Artix, what type of monster? Ancient? Future type monsters? please describe and explain more.
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AresYudha
AresYudha: Does We Need To Use program Or Just Hand Draw
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Master_Yi
Master_Yi: https://twitter.com/i/#!/OptimusSuperior/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FIA7m4rm3
(same monster different profile)
https://twitter.com/i/#!/OptimusSuperior/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FrNkJaELu

The Fallen is the descended forme of an angel, corrupted by the darkness existing on the earth. It's colors are now the pale black and white compared to it's former golden colors. It's arms are capable of turning into vorpal blades. The black parts of it's body are resilient pieces of armor that is made of an etheral metal. Breaking the armor is near to impossible, so one would recommend aiming for the squishy white parts of it's body, which are made of energy.

I was planning on having the drawings inkend in, but I guess I ran out of time.
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Kiara
Kiara: Master Yi, this isn't where you submit entries. Your entry won't count unless you submit it here: http://www.artix.com/designNotes/post/5241/AQ3D-Monster-Design-Contest-2012-Submissions
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