TAP Challenge #95: The Blacksmith

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TAP Challenge #95: The Blacksmith

Unread postby sampetersonart » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:06 pm

Inside the walls of the kingdom, protected by elite guards, lies a legendary sword. Some believe the sword is a source of great evil and should be destroyed, and others believe it belongs to a noble warrior who will bring peace and light to the land. These beliefs are shaped by legends surrounding "The Blacksmith", the mysterious figure who forged this sword hundreds of years ago.

-Some tell tales of him not even being fully human, but part demon, who created the sword and infused it with demonic power in hopes that the humans would destroy themselves once they gained control of it.
-Others say the sword was crafted by a master blacksmith who with divine inspiration created the sword with the power and blessing of the gods. He was said to be a towering man with divine ability. To create a sword to give to a noble warrior who was prophesied to come and bring peace to the kingdom and end the centuries old war once and for all.

Your challenge is to choose one of the interpretations of this legends and design the blacksmith based off what you imagine they would look like.

Rules and Guidelines:
-This a character design challenge.
-Approach this concept as if you were designing it for a video game or film.
-Any medium is allowed.
-WIPs and finals can be posted in this thread. Try to post all your images in the same post by "editing" it if possible.
-Due before Sam's on stream review on Monday, July 9th.
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Re: TAP Challenge #95: The Blacksmith

Unread postby tomku » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:20 pm

edit: no finals topic yet, so here's what I come up with for a final version - a more stylized approach with a mobile anvil: :)
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Kicking things off with an exploration sketch
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Re: TAP Challenge #95: The Blacksmith

Unread postby DaveCaveDraws » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:08 pm

Some ideas!
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Another idea with a really badly drawn hammer but hey so what?!
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And another divine blacksmith.
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This guy....
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My last idea!
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Re: TAP Challenge #95: The Blacksmith

Unread postby yahia_d » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:57 am

I decided explore the concept of a humanoid blacksmith turtle. I had more sketches of my process, but I deleted those unfortunately.
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Final Concept.
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Exploration Silhouettes
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Re: TAP Challenge #95: The Blacksmith

Unread postby Nowis-337 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:33 pm

"I request you to forge a demon sword thiiiis big"
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Re: TAP Challenge #95: The Blacksmith

Unread postby ryv3x » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:08 pm

havnet posted for ages and didnt know what else to draw so i thouth of looking back on the art posse challanges and here is some stuff i done
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