Winter is Coming! Part 1
Monday, September 26, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
First came J.R.R. Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings. Then Gary Gygax upped the ante with Dungeons & Dragons that had pimply faced teens around the world gawking over the Monster Manual and other fantasy artwork. Now we have G.R.R. Martin and his epic Game of Thrones which has just garnered Peter Dinklage an Emmy for his role as Tyrion Lannister.
All epic fantasy, whether it is a game, book, or TV show is full of imagery that includes fantastic armor and weapons. Shields, gauntlets, helms, and halberks are just dipping a toe into the waters of what the imagination can begin to explore.
This month’s 1HDC wants you to take an hour and design a piece of armor or a weapon that will be used to reign terror over the enemy!
Here’s some inspiration in the form of a helm, worn by Sandore Clegane (aka The Hound) in G.R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones TV series:
Jon Winebrenner, OneOak Design, Inc & Creator of the 1HDC and the Core77 Editorial Crew
Designs will be judged purely on subjective opinion of the judge. Minimum entry will be 1 8.5” x 11” page of thumbnail sketches, and 1 8.5” x 11” rendering of the final design. This 1HDC is more about your rapid visualization skills in conjunction with a fun topic. Good composition, line weight, and rapid concept development will weigh heavily in the final design…the judge will also consider bribes.
For a bit more insight as to the thoughts and intentions of the 1HDC, read this description of what the 1HDC means to the creator of it: What is the 1HDC?
HOW TO ENTER:
Participants must execute their design in approximately 1 hour, based on an honor system. To enter, upload your entries to the designated competition forum.
To discuss the challenge and the entries, visit the 1HDC discussion forum.
All of the above will be published in the Core77 Newsletter and get blog coverage on the Core77 main page.