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September 16th, 2009, 07:44 AM
Crud City - a city built of driftwood
A city built by and for centaurs
If Las Vegas was built in a swamp
Death Valley made liveable
English brick town built on a rock on a waterfall
Rainy night in an Asian street market
Grand Canyon turned into a city
October 1st, 2009, 11:47 PM
October 2nd, 2009, 04:31 AM
Discworld or places other in Terry Pratchett Books.
I'd love to tackle the grim streets of Ankh Morpork or Deaths house. I'd also love see others artists takes on the places that Josh Kidby does so well.
Just a thought
October 15th, 2009, 08:12 PM
The boogyman's house/realm
spaceship crash site
alien infected arctic research station
lunar military installation
October 19th, 2009, 01:47 PM
Take a place that is existent and turn it into something else.
Picture a famous site and re-imagine it as if it was been infected by a certain species.
October 19th, 2009, 01:47 PM
Take a place that is existent and turn it into something else.
Picture a famous site and re-imagine it as if it was been infected by a certain species.
October 20th, 2009, 12:30 AM
The Perfect Studio
what would your perpect/ideal place for work be? maybe a spot atop a cloud, and a chamber under the sea? would you desire hundreds of monitor all around you to feed you ideas, or a simple canvas and a chair in the middle of the desert do the trick?
would be kind of fun to add yourself to the picture too :D
October 31st, 2009, 03:19 AM
how about a high-level prison facility on the most uninhabitable locations (on an asteroid, an island, a vulcanic environment, underwater, ...) Just to make sure than chances of survival after a possible escape are minimal.
And make it possible that some sections of the prison can be seen from the outside world, but not everything. So small sections coming out of the rock, like landing platforms, security checkpoints, etc.
Or have mining facilities outside the prison where convicts are working, and you can see transporting systems, conveyer belts, container terminals, and many more between the prison and the labor camps.
November 7th, 2009, 02:54 PM
We can make the beaces of Normandy during D-DAY
You could draw from 2 perspectives. From the eyes of the defenders and from the eyes of the attackers.
Defenders: you can see and entire armada of naval vessels on the background, bombers and fighters in the air, landingschips coming closer to the shores, and even some of the coastal defences.
Attackers: Huge cliffs, bunkers, mine fields, barbed wire, cannons, machinegun nests, mortar pits, trenches, and many mire.
Let your imagination work and draw :lifedrawing:
November 11th, 2009, 03:27 AM
underground cavern empire
post disease city
mega shroom and fungus farm
world trade center redesign
victorian railway station
temple city of the little gods
the last pyramid of egypt
futuristic casino ridden city
far flung outpost
field of flowers
November 28th, 2009, 04:40 AM
Secret government facility where they train a new breed of soldiers and conduct research on improving this new breed of soldiers.
Build training facilities like obstacles, shooting ranges, gyms, etc
And also built research facilities where they conduct tests, experimentations, etc
December 3rd, 2009, 11:57 AM
I seriously think we should consider having "the house of Usher" as one of our topics.
The house from the Poe poem of the same name.
I highly suggest reading it.
December 3rd, 2009, 10:59 PM
December 6th, 2009, 10:13 AM
How about some interiors.
A Crack Den
The Inner Sanctum of ....
The Explorer's Club
The Local (as in Pub or Bar)
December 6th, 2009, 11:00 AM
The mighty city-states of Minas Tirith, Osgiliath, Mordor, Isengard and Rohan. The possibilities are endless with these 5 city-states
December 6th, 2009, 07:15 PM
Thats a real interesting idea templar, hopefully people wouldnt be to inspired by the movies and come out with some crasy lookin Mordors.
An idea would be to make an EOW with the olympic games arenas year 3000-10000 now with the winter games coming up.
December 29th, 2009, 06:16 AM
a dream turned into a nightmare
graffiti mural that has sprung off the wall into reality
ichabod cranes workshop
comic book turned graphic novel
futuristic baseball stadium
anti gravity laser tag arena
the titanic sinking underwater
the left or the right side of the brain
December 30th, 2009, 09:47 PM
before I suggest anything can I request that the EOW winners gallery be updated to include eow#100 to #130?
I'd really like to know what has already been done...
a couple ideas
-your vision of cybertron
-tropical mixed with high-tech
December 31st, 2009, 11:05 AM
you wanna update it?
YOU CAN GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE THREADS YOU KNOW.
December 31st, 2009, 11:22 AM
here's the list
Mountain castle in the Snow
Tombraider new level
The great Wall
Your Island paradise
Planet of the Space Vixens
Emmerald city Of Oz
The Bad side Of the City
Th enigt of the celebration of the Cherry Blossom MOon
The bridge between Two very different Cirties
Den Of Teives
Not Quite Heaven
Napoleonic Naval Battle
NYC 3000 AD
The Magic Flute
Capitol City Gas Planet
It's In the Book
Eow 122The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon
Blasted heath: Witches Sabbath
Krystallyss Prison, Ice planet
Sailing in to Harbour
A game of chess
January 5th, 2010, 02:05 AM
before I suggest anything can I request that the EOW winners gallery be updated to include eow#100 to #130?
you wanna update it?
YOU CAN GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE THREADS YOU KNOW.
It would be nice to see the winners gallery thread be updated anyway, seems odd for it to stop at #99.
And also for idea suggestions, maybe a world where architecture did not evolve, but technology did. (e.g. Castles with electricity)
January 5th, 2010, 08:02 AM
of course, but it takes a tremendous amount of time to do so .. and I don't really have that much s pare at the moment.. it's definately on my list... but I am waiting CA hosting fo rthe winners icons as well. and if its the topics you want to know, I gave you the list.
I am a volunteer, as it is I put in 10-20 hours a week time just to maintain this activity and help clean up the whole site. actually having tmie to post and work on drawing s of my own is rare you'll notice my SB only gets updated like evey three months.
February 2nd, 2010, 02:46 PM
spaceship interior design
Cleopatra throne room
February 3rd, 2010, 11:14 PM
The Beast's Prison: Hidden in a remote mountain range lies a fortress that has, for centuries, guarded to beasts of the old world. The beasts are immortal and are unkillable by known methods, but are far too dangerous and hostile to humankind to have roam the world, free. For centuries generations of guards have lived their lives guarding the beasts from childhood to their deaths.
The Dreamwood: The forest between an ethereal world of the subconscious and the real world. In these woods it is hard to tell which is which.
New Mecca: During the colonization period after interstellar travel was made viable, new religions and cults cropped up all over the galaxy. The mystery and adventure of the final frontier made people easy believers in what anyone with enough charisma would say to them. On the remote colony on planet Horus, travellers stumbled across a massive alien ruin, which a religious leader claimed a sign from the heavens and 'New Mecca' and became a sacred site for their religion. Pilgrims flocked to 'New Mecca' to see this sacred site.
February 15th, 2010, 07:22 PM
High Security Bank Vault (Interior)
Santa's Twisted Workshop (Exterior or Interior)
A Rowdy/Roughneck Bar/Pub (Exterior or Interior)
March 6th, 2010, 09:11 PM
The deepest canyon in the universe
Water park in space
March 12th, 2010, 07:47 PM
March 13th, 2010, 03:37 PM
yes, good Idea,
for those who dont know what that is ...
Gringotts Wizarding Bank
Gringotts is the only known bank of the wizarding world and it is operated primarily by goblins. A snowy white building, near the intersection of Knockturn Alley and Diagon Alley, Gringotts towers over all neighbouring shops. Customers pass through a set of bronze doors and then silver ones before entering the lobby. The main floor is paved with marble and has long counters stretching along its length. Within, wizards and witches keep their money and other valuables in vaults that are protected by very complex and strong security measures. The vaults extend for miles under London and are accessible through rough stone passageways and then by means of magic carts that travel speedily along their tracks.[PS Ch.5] Gringotts also offers Muggle-Wizarding currency exchange.[CS Ch.4]
When Harry first visits Gringotts, he is told by Hagrid that one would have to be mad to try to rob Gringotts.[PS Ch.5] Goblins are extremely greedy and will protect their money and valuables at any cost, which makes them ideal guardians for the valuables of the wizarding world. In addition, according to Hagrid, apart from Hogwarts, Gringotts is considered "the safest place in the world for anything you want to keep safe". There are a number of methods to opening the vaults. Most vaults, such as Harry's, use small golden keys. Higher security vaults may have various enchantments upon the doors. For example, the door to Vault 713 needs to be stroked by a certified Gringotts goblin, which causes the locks to retract to the centre of the door. If anyone but a Gringotts goblin touches the door, the person will be sucked into the vault, which is checked for trapped thieves about once every 10 years. Dragons guard the especially high security vaults found in the lowest reaches of the bank.
Gringotts Vault 713 held a small parcel wrapped in paper, inside of which was the Philosopher's Stone. Dumbledore sent Hagrid to retrieve it while he escorted Harry.[PS Ch.5] Later that very same day, Professor Quirrell broke into the vault under orders of Voldemort. Although he was unsuccessful in obtaining the Philosopher's Stone, the break-in shocked the wizarding world because it was practically unheard of for Gringotts to be robbed. The culprit was not caught. In Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, aided by a reluctant Griphook, break into the vault of Bellatrix Lestrange where a Horcrux of Voldemort (Hufflepuff's cup) is hidden. However, when they go into Bellatrix's vault, which is stocked with all manners of treasure, they find out that the treasure has had Gemino and Flagrante charms placed on it, which, respectively, cause any item to multiply rapidly and go red-hot whenever it is touched. The trio escape with the Horcrux by freeing a half-blind dragon that was part of the security for the vault, and clambering onto its back. The trio inside the vault and the subsequent escape by dragon are illustrated in the U.K. Edition, the U.S. deluxe edition and on the cover of the Dutch translation of the book.
While Gringotts is largely staffed by goblins, including Griphook and Ragnok, it is known that the bank does employ humans, though not apparently for banking and accounting services. Bill Weasley worked as a curse-breaker for Gringotts in Egypt, retrieving artefacts from ancient Egyptian tombs and pyramids. Fleur Delacour took a part-time job with Gringotts after participating in the Triwizard Tournament, apparently to improve her English skills, and Wizard guards are mentioned in Deathly Hallows during the break in.
The Leaky Cauldron
March 13th, 2010, 04:23 PM
grin yep I knew actually
March 26th, 2010, 11:50 PM
The Tower Gardens
The Grotto Tree
The Discovery of Atlantis
April 10th, 2010, 09:38 AM
Clark Kent's Apartment
paint any environment you want but it has to be in a Baroque style computer painting is acceptable
The City of Brass
April 10th, 2010, 11:25 AM
Gates of hell
Gates of the largest city on earth (medieval, sci-fi etc)
Anything involving large gates!
Arabic iland city
April 27th, 2010, 12:27 AM
I was recently looking for images of a fantasy city-ship, based on an idea in an old book I'd read -- the idea was the ship was the home of a band of sea-gypsies who never settle on land, but build their tiny residences in and on these massive ships that get bigger with each generation.
I was baffled when I couldn't find any good images of some such online. Apparently, that ground's never been heavily trod. Might make for some interesting images! Could see slightly different takes from either a primitive or renaissance model, but my imagination's rusty.
May 7th, 2010, 07:31 AM
Half Aircraft Hangar/Half Forest
May 9th, 2010, 12:57 PM
music enspired: Basicly pick between about 5 different youtube tracks, game and movie soundtracks of a variety of topics.
paint whatever you want it just hast to be enspired by the song, This could be a potential
client request so it would be good to do.
some suggested tracks,...
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I guess J.p. Targete listens to this soundtrack while he works sometimes
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May 9th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Giant Orc Fortress
City connecting earth with the moon (or two other random planets)
A Space station at the end of known space
Lighthouse (interpret as you which)
May 18th, 2010, 01:58 PM
I like the idea of a theme song EOW.
May 20th, 2010, 09:46 AM
so do I actually
May 24th, 2010, 04:04 PM
A huge city within an extinct volcano , or inside a huge canyon with buildings along the steep walls, and many cranes, lifts, cables and bridges hanging around it.
On the lower levels you see the mining area with its foundries, mines, excavation sites, transportation belts, containerstations etc.
The next level you see the houses and government buildings.
The level above this the high temple and military structures.
And on the highest level the port, from which they trade the many mined metals and minerals, and an entire beacon system to communicate with the outside level.
May 25th, 2010, 06:29 AM
- the beauty and the beast (in form of an environment)
- the beginning (of a journey, catastrophe...) - ok its a classic^^
- the biggest celebration (town, country, planet....)
- the habitat (sea, ground, space)
May 25th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Silent Hill type ghost town
May 29th, 2010, 07:36 PM
where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
May 30th, 2010, 11:21 AM
so do I actually
How's this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBs9AibX6Jg
June 7th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Ok I looked through a lot of the pages but not all of them, there are just too many ideas to read - so I hope I don't post up an already done or posted idea, but here goes.
Starcraft!!: A painting of either a zerg, terran, or protoss colony, most concept art you see of the starcraft universe is depicting some kind of war-front imagery, but how about on their respective home worlds, colonies that aren't currently in combat? How would they look? Possibly interesting..
Alternate Earth!: A painting of any well known place on our planet, but with obvious and subtle changes to it, due to being in a slightly different, alternate universe! Still enough the same that it is recognizable however. For example; a scene of the pyramids and sphinx, but with a city around it instead of deserted, or new york city with the statue of liberty in an entirely different pose lol, something along those lines, any well known scene.
Those are my best ideas. I like the idea of a sound-track based EOW as well, although I think it might lead to a real lack of consistency and make it a little harder to judge, but that isn't that big of a deal.
June 7th, 2010, 10:15 AM
1) The Emerald City of Oz
2) Map Room of the Ancients
3) Post-Apocalyptic Highway
June 8th, 2010, 11:03 AM
emerald city was EOW 109
the others are interesting
June 15th, 2010, 11:00 AM
A huge dwarven forge with mining carts bringing in ores, massive smelters, steampowered machinery, equipment etc
July 12th, 2010, 01:39 PM
An environment for an upcoming videogame/ sequel or a movie
The World From a Blind Person's Perspective
Botanical Gardens/ The Plants Have Taken Over
Postapocalyptic City (Original)
July 22nd, 2010, 08:19 PM
Have we done a graveyard yet?
I was thinking "Graveyard for Heroes" or for Villains... could be interesting :P
July 29th, 2010, 04:33 AM
Underwater Bass action meet's unreality.
/Alien predator fish angling lure demonstration and scene.
The Sulphur spring
August 13th, 2010, 08:07 AM
How about :
- SciFi Ore Mine
- The Elemental Plane
- Living in the fridge
- Santa Clause's Toy factory
- Underwater prison
September 3rd, 2010, 07:33 AM
Tree of temptation
Under the floor boards
Inside the machine
September 15th, 2010, 08:40 AM
The once great but now forsaken bridge of Maar. In recent times nothing more then a ruin and a testimony of this once great civilisation. On sunny days a popular sunbathing platform for the many dragons having lairs in the rocky area.
Il Grande Iulio
October 16th, 2010, 10:00 AM
A nuclear war suddenly broke out; Rome is destroyed. The Church has built a new Holy See in South America. Design the new building complex that will host the pope.
October 22nd, 2010, 12:30 AM
just thought up some Halloween stuff...
The Pumpkin Patch
The Wizards Tower
October 27th, 2010, 06:55 AM
The Ruins of Hogwarts
October 27th, 2010, 11:33 AM
The Breakfast table city.
October 27th, 2010, 12:15 PM
Urban exploring location (an abandoned, deserted place)
November 22nd, 2010, 06:37 PM
city powered by lava
village created from ruins
December 16th, 2010, 12:42 PM
February 10th, 2011, 02:41 PM
upping for more!
February 16th, 2011, 12:16 PM
Maybe a huge interstellar mining corporation striiping enti stellarsystems for their resources and precious gems.
You could have planetary sized mining machines, transport ships, factories, etc
You could see an entire planet being consumed
February 19th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Have a suggestion. Perhaps some one have a HD video file 30 sec or something like that.
Then we could do a mattepainting. I haven't done this but I think it couldn't be so tricky with an alfa-chanel or something. And optional make a still image.
It would be cool to have something moving or some figures walking around in the painting.
February 25th, 2011, 08:22 AM
I had an idea.
It's based on Buzz ALdrin's words : "magnificent desolation".
Anyone could make his own interpretation of this expression, but would have to create a small description of the universe created.
I think it could give the chance to have a really diverse EOW.
March 9th, 2011, 09:10 AM
- A future Mars under attack from Earth
- Post-apocalyptic 18th century biuldings/city/harbor etc.
- Zeppelin-society, cities with lots of aerial transportations
March 12th, 2011, 11:04 PM
My idea suggestions:
- Frozen waterfall in an ice-wasteland
- Cathedral mountain
- 1950's hotel lobby
- Plains environment, focused mainly on large thunderclouds
- "Garden of God"
March 18th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Den of Thieves
Hall of Legends
March 22nd, 2011, 01:46 PM
How about a mermaid inspired port city? Majestic, sea inspired city with huge waterfalls and golden statues maybe in an art nouveu type style?
March 22nd, 2011, 01:58 PM
I was thinking it would be fun to design environments based on D&D's famous party-killing adventures; namely, The Tomb of Horrors and The Temple of Elemental Evil. There are existing maps of the layout of each setting, so it would be interesting to see the artists interpret the information given into their personal style.
April 27th, 2011, 09:55 PM
Just a couple of ideas i got running through my head:
City of the Dead
the Mountain Top
the Glowing Cave
"The Grid" (like Tron but not like Tron.... if that makes sense)
the land of Abstract Ideas
the Path of Thieves
Gates of Hell/Heaven
a millennium without rain
Giant mushroom forest.. lol
plant life grown over a technologically advanced planet
junkyard rust planet
the long waiting line to face your Judgment
Coastline of the river Styx
May 14th, 2011, 03:51 PM
if we remove water & ice on earth
what is the shape... ?
for this you have study sea deep levels,
any one try.
May 14th, 2011, 04:00 PM
can you guys think about pollution
y don't we do pollution grabber's designs
i am thinking
it can be machine power
it can be chemical power
it can be magnetic power
it can be magical power
May 14th, 2011, 05:53 PM
I'd like to contribute some ideas. :D
"2 seconds before the end" the viewer's final moments
Oasis of nature on an industrial planet.
Reinterpretation or reimaginging of Atlantis, either in space or on land, etc. just not in Ancient Greece.
Reimaginging the Pillars of Hercules.
Temple of the Old gods rising from the Jungle, Ice, Desert, etc.
City on Stilts.
The Fountain of Youth, set in the future, or other planet.
Mad scientist's lab.
The hatchery of the (ice, fire, air, earth) wyrm.
May 16th, 2011, 01:32 AM
twi light land, the interesection of worlds.
between light and darkness, ruled by
Lord of light and queen of the night
June 5th, 2011, 07:04 PM
Cancer taking over the body.
In the mind of a serial killer.
June 14th, 2011, 08:26 AM
June 16th, 2011, 05:23 AM
June 18th, 2011, 08:07 PM
The Lost Artifacts of Stubblestone Island
The Corosive Cornfields
Ancient Alien Workshop
The Milky Way Museum
June 24th, 2011, 01:47 AM
All of these are port/ship oriented.
The Dancing Maiden (Pub)
The Docks at Midnight
Entrance to Promontory Harbor
Breaking for the Open Sea
Attack on Castilla de Puerto Rojo
A Storm in the Bay
The Depths of Darkwater Reef
Land Ho! (View from the Crow's Nest)
June 28th, 2011, 07:27 PM
sewers would be nice
July 9th, 2011, 04:11 PM
Greek fire factory!
Think about it- We still don't know how it was made. This leaves tons of room to play- have scientists rediscovered the recipe to use in times of war? Or are you depicting the factory of ancient times? I've also heard that small factories were set up on ships for making it. Greek fire was used by many cultures, and you can let your architecture speak as to which you're representing. This has the added bonus of most likely being an interior scene. :D
July 15th, 2011, 04:13 AM
Gummy bear paradise, Or Unicorn Palace would both be wonderful as well! Gummy bear paradise would be fun, it would give a chance to play around with semi-translucent items. Unicorn palace would be fun to design a palace for creatures with different dimensions than humans.
Crystal would also be fun to play with, Crystal Waterfalls could be awesome as well... :)
July 16th, 2011, 03:07 PM
- The creepy house at the end of the street
- Swinger's lounge (strip bar, nudie bar, etc) :D -- outside or inside
- Atrium of an epic shopping mall
- Air dockyard for blimps / zephyrs
July 18th, 2011, 03:30 AM
Hi, this is the first time for my suggestion here, may we have an EoW about my home town, Ho Chi Minh city, in the future? May be in the 25th century.
My city is in a great development, mixing between modern, many new technology, and the traditional values: architecture, culture. If there's any occasion, you may come here, take a look at my country, I think you will find many inspiration for your design, I did too. If you don't, Google is would be good too.
Obviously, as a Vietnamese concept artist, I'd love to see what my home town city will become in the next 500 years, that will be very interesting, through the eyes, the hands, of many talent artists here and there.
Thanks a lot, guys :D
August 21st, 2011, 03:02 PM
The World Without Us: A round focusing on secondary succession in urban environments.
August 28th, 2011, 01:27 PM
desing a panic room (what will you stuff inside it in case an emergency presents itself) :)
September 1st, 2011, 03:03 PM
-How the world looked after world war1(or 2)
-A modernday battlefield
-Guerilla nest in the djungel
September 1st, 2011, 04:18 PM
Thanks snatti! :)
September 4th, 2011, 05:33 PM
How about a Climbing City?! Where, instead of walking around, driving, or flying little ships, the inhabitants (whether human, alien, or creaturish) got around places by climbing to them. This would open up interesting, new, dimensions to the spatial conception of a city. The idea would be that because of geography, security (look up Meteora, Greece! - or various monasteries in the mountains), or the lack of space (pop density), the city began expanding vertically (or even upside-down), and people began climbing from day to day to get to their jobs, school, parks... etc. Think about it! Would the inhabitants need safety equipment or would they just all become bada$$es? Or maybe it is an alien world and the creatures prefer climbing over anything else!!!
September 13th, 2011, 07:41 AM
The Venetian Queen's Floating Palace. Inspiration is things like the palace style floating restaurants such as Jumbo in Hong Kong, Roman Nemi Ships and Thai Royal barges.
I kinda wanted this for IDW but thought it was a bit too EOW. :)
October 1st, 2011, 06:58 AM
Just have some idea pops into mind: - how about a beach enviros? I have some keyworks include: submarine base, military base, navy training center, oceanography building, beach view, rainy, cloudy, sunny day, storm, mossy rocks...what do you thing Vulgar ?
October 4th, 2011, 08:45 AM
I'll put my two cents into the suggestion box :
- Hidden submarine base under iceberg
- Svalbard Global Seed Vault rediscoverd
- When seas become deserts
- Leaving the Milkyway for the first time
October 7th, 2011, 05:41 PM
the center of the earth "like Jules Verne's book"
sci phi take on a gladiator arena
giant out of control spaceship lands in berlin paint "post spaceship crash Berlin"
Alice in wonderland Tea Party in a steampunk style and no characters allowed since
it's an environment and people will get carried away.
October 7th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Mila great ideas!!
Cold War Lovecraft,
as in A Colder War by Charlie Stross
Im paraphrasing but... blurry high altitude U2 photos of something in a giant concrete sacophagus at the end of a canal in the urals, something that the nazis scraped out of what looked like a giant ruined templed on the floor of the Baltic... mayan step pyaramids made of east german concrete, surrounded by slave labour camps... another pyramid constructed by Saddam deep in the desert... another ruined temple on the floor of Lake Vostok in Antarctica, with alien sunlight and impossibly ancient animals swimming through its eye-bending doorways... shoggoths on trucks paraded through Red Square... and the thing in the lead and gold lined sarcophagus, undead and sleeping till the war turns hot.....
October 8th, 2011, 12:24 AM
since I need to get into the enviro groove, I'll start by suggesting some interesting things that have come to mind, any suggestions that have already been used are purley un-intentional...
-Colony of Space Vessels (people (or aliens) live on a large fleet of ships instead of on a planet or celestial body)
-Post-Apocalyptic Prison in the Rain (pretty self explanatory)
-Lava fields (perhaps a battlefield, or a path to take you to some hard to reach destination, or just a large field with lots of molten magma everywhere)
-The Bottomless Pit (or the room that houses the mythical bottomless pit, perhaps it is for sacrificial purposes, or a test of nerves, or just a large garbage chute)
-The Fall of Isengard or The Treasure of Lonely Mountain (or some kind of tolkein inspired enviro)
October 17th, 2011, 09:40 PM
Some ideas that I had today..
+ Alien Cathedral: What if you visit an alien civilization and your first stop is their place of worship, what would their church look like? Their alien religion would inspire the architecture, mood, etc..
+ Spooky Graveyard for Villains: a place where they bury very, very bad people.
+ Nightmarish Toy Factory: Halloween is coming up :D
October 18th, 2011, 09:08 AM
I agree with OchreHand's comment about Halloween, so why not a halloween themed round this time !
- Sleepy Hollow, 2 minutes before midnight.
- A gateway between two worlds. ( Reference to the movie. you got me )
Or something else;
- The last church of earth
October 27th, 2011, 09:22 AM
Inside the light
Yggdrasil (the World Tree)
The sunken city
Bridge across oceans
October 29th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Jessie, what do you mean by 'Inside the Light'?
November 5th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Hmm, I didn't really have any one thing in mind. I think the ambiguity of it is what makes it a fun prompt. Maybe some version of heaven or an all-white city, or a shiny portal (though I guess that'd be "portal to the light?"), or a view of a majestic sky with a fiercely glowing sun.. or a building/tree just standing in sunlight, for that matter, contrasted by the ominous shadows all around them.
sorry if a prompt like this has already been done. I didn't check the archives. >>"
November 7th, 2011, 10:38 PM
-Clockwork Orange inspired 1970s street scene
-A black hole energy collection outpost
-The Tomb of Horrors
-Ghengis Khan horde encampment in Siberia
November 19th, 2011, 05:35 PM
When i was a kid i read a story about a princess lost in a forest. She found a little lake, with flowers and light. She was so scared she didn't dare going back into the forest, so she sat down by the water. She sat unmoving so long she became a flower herself.
November 28th, 2011, 01:42 PM
I have a couple:
- The hidden upside down city.
- The carnivorous island. This one's from the book, "Life of Pi." The island was made of a huge mass of vines that produced freshwater, and killed the fish that landed it. During the night, too, the vines produced acid and you couldn't sleep on it. The main character Pi later found a huge tree that produced fruit, and in the fruit he found body parts, like teeth and hair. You don't have to do this specific carnivorous island, per say, but a carnivorous island is still a cool concept.
December 11th, 2011, 01:59 AM
'Suicide City'--the most depressing place in the known universe. Can be a windswept wasteland or Douglas Adams's darkly comic Han Dold City or a mountain carved into a weeping woman, or perhaps George R. R. Martin's Kryne Lamiya . . .
January 18th, 2012, 02:20 PM
You've al heard about Space Marines undoubtly, and heared so much about their chapter fortresses, but we haven't seen any actual footage of pictures of it. So, how do you think a fortress monastery of the space marines looks like?
January 23rd, 2012, 02:03 PM
Some of these are probably repeats but they stuck...
Colony Ship Launch Site
The 26th Century
The Lost Fleet
February 16th, 2012, 07:28 PM
Riot at the town square
Interior- Bomber year 2332
Interior- The observatory
Interior- Abroad the airship
February 20th, 2012, 09:37 PM
The Most Dangerous Game (island, Zaroff's castle, etc.)
March 4th, 2012, 02:05 AM
-Super-max prison on a frozen siberian planet.
-An abandoned planet(kind of an arkham city kinda deal) where the convicted and mentally ill are sent to fend for themselves in a madman's utopia.
-The world as it would be if Genghis Khan's empire still existed today.
-The world if Rome never fell.
-A Viking Planet.
-The world as it would be now if Russia had fallen to Hitler in WWII.
March 9th, 2012, 07:38 AM
the sixth station
March 14th, 2012, 03:12 PM
March 20th, 2012, 06:49 PM
Sci fi armory (interior)
Mech factory (interior has to be large scale tho, like one of the coca cola bottling factories HUGE! bottling around 3 million bottles a day!!! )
Army on the march
exploring the liar (must be dark) so generic,
exploring the underground subway after a nuke blast (must contain a group of characters)
the tyrants throne room (interior)
the abandoned space station.
secret base under the waterfall
a wizards home (good or bad cottage or tower)
March 25th, 2012, 01:00 PM
Heres a few i think would be fun;
Aftermath of a Nuke
The city of Neptune
The "Gods" version of the Colloseum
Inside of the human mind
April 15th, 2012, 07:48 AM
Well, this is an idea suggestion, but not for a topic. I just tried my first ever few enviro's and im somewhat discouraged by the results. I looked for tutorials and whatever on the net. I found a few but for practise all they can do is suggest landscapes from ref and speedpaints. I wqnt to try and go ahead and practice those, but what i really miss is a place to post and discuss these with others. So, what I would really like is a feedback weekly activity thing, a bit like spartan camp, but with enviro's.
:D any chance of getting that?
April 25th, 2012, 01:21 PM
I can also host something like that but wouldn't really know where to start. Is there someone in the EOW ranks who'd like to volunteer for something like this? Someone more involved in the industry who knows what areas need the most practice, like the mentor program on CA.org but more targetted towards the environmental aspect of art. I haven't been in that section much on this site but I'll check it out and get back to you through PM. As of right now, I'm sticking to just the EOW activity but I'd be more than happy to advertise it every time a new topic goes up if you guys wanted to start your own spartan camps for improving your enviros.
April 25th, 2012, 01:30 PM
Ashess I dont know if environmentoring is still going But check it out anyway (http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=140)
Also Celestial titty bar
April 28th, 2012, 01:08 PM
@incinerated, thanks for the link. the class is ended, but there do seem to be some other people hosting stuff. I could try and get a place there. im also getting an amazing lot of help in the eow thread itself, which is wonderfull.
@Vulgar- well, if you'd host something like that I'd love to join. but I bet its a lot of work. anyway, it's an idea. me, I'm getting a lot out of this activity already!
oh, and I second Celestial titty bar!
May 10th, 2012, 02:07 PM
Vulgar - I was reading some art history stuff the other day and came across "The tower of Babel" from the bible, sounded really interesting so wanted to suggest it here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel
May 16th, 2012, 09:38 AM
A vampire hangout
A tomb of kings
June 28th, 2012, 04:46 AM
Hover bike race track.
Seedy back room.
in the pipes
Dirt town pop 18.
after the onslaught.
giant pie in the sky.
July 14th, 2012, 09:10 AM
-The Final Level of 'Uncharted 4'
-Ministry of Love (1984)
July 14th, 2012, 12:43 PM
Asteroid obstacle course. (Need hoops to fly through, etc. to make interesting visuals)
Ruined City of the Ancients
The Planet Asgard
The Blood Pit (Gladiator Arena)
Within The Circus Maximus
The tower of Babel posted above made me thing, Re-imagining of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
The halls of the Sun/Moon, Earth/Ocean, Star Gods.
Incinerated's dirt town 18, made me think of Steam Punk Slums.
July 19th, 2012, 03:58 PM
City of Birds
Copenhagen, Denmark: Year 5024
Florida underwater in 1000 years
August 6th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Don't know if this has been suggested before, but I think it would be great to let people get inspired by a musical piece and find out what they create from it. Of course it doesn't need to be classical music but I think that would lend itself the best.
August 17th, 2012, 11:17 AM
Dimensional gateway station
Forest covered city
Game of thrones inspired world
Ruins of a forgotten empire
aftermath of a war ( magical sci-fi theme) kind of
December 8th, 2012, 09:12 PM
The City of Criminal
World War IV
Most Populous Islet in The World
The Post Office
February 21st, 2013, 07:40 AM
A Bridge to Beyond
February 22nd, 2013, 12:51 AM
I find it interesting to think about futuristic materials that are hybrids of things we might know today and what a 100,000 AD civilization might be able to construct out of such material.
February 22nd, 2013, 01:32 AM
Inside a Roman Emperor's deepest room...
The Land of Always Winter.
An attack on a village by the Others/white walkers.
March 18th, 2013, 09:20 AM
- FUTURE ART STUDIO! (what we will be drawing with in the future)
- Re-design a scene from Alice in Wonderland, surreal enviroments.
- Steam Punk; train station; police station, fire Station etc.
- Cat epic jungle gym!
- Jungle refuge Village in trees due to zombie apocalypse swarming below.
April 25th, 2013, 10:59 PM
I had an idea today for this that I really wanted to see, stemming from this quote:
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C. Clarke
I want to see an interpretation of a civilization, human or not, where this has become the case, where the technology is so advanced that it looks like magic by our standards of understanding of technology. This is a topic approachable from both a sci-fi and high-fantasy perspective.
I'd title this in two words "Fantastical future."
April 30th, 2013, 11:00 PM
Greebles are leftovers of technology. The forgotten bits that fall out of your stereo when you play it to loud. Make a town, mini city under the bed, planet or whatever location, just make it out of leftover tech.