Character turnaround for a sci-fi YA novel

  • Status: Pending
  • Prize: $70
  • Entries Received: 16
  • Winner: Muscle70

Contest Brief

I'd like a character turnaround sheet for one of the characters in the sci-fi YA novel I'm currently writing.

The character is an alien male and, in my head, his race is aesthetically similar to Turians from the Mass Effect video game series, so feel free to use photos of them as a reference while changing up the design enough that they're not identical. He is 6’2” and approximately 235lbs - the average height and build for a man of his species. He has blue eyes and pinkish-gray skin covered mostly in an exoskeleton that is stony in both color and feel (slate). Compared to others of his kind, he is unremarkable except for a noticeable crack in the exoskeleton across the left side of his jawline. He is attractive but distinctly non-human.

I have attached examples of a turnaround sheet and Turians from Mass Effect.

Other details:
- Medium: Must be digital. The winner will be asked for a PSD of the turnaround sheet.
- Level of detail: Lineart, as detailed or non-detailed as you prefer. Coloring is not necessary.
- There is a high likelihood of the winner being hired to design other alien races, characters, and concept art for the rest of the novel.

Have fun and let your imagination run wild!

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  • heyciarra
    Contest Holder
    • 1 week ago

    There's about 8 hours left in the contest and I'm not sure anyone will see this, but this has been really hard! Soooo many amazing entries and I wish I could award them all. I'm planning to make more contests very similar to this one, so I hope you all try again when I post them. Also, apologies, this is my first time ever using Freelancer, so I don't know what the etiquette is for commenting and rating entries. Thank you all for submitting your entries! I will keep the contest open for the full remaining 8 hours.

    • 1 week ago
  • rbanu7banban
    rbanu7banban
    • 1 week ago

    hi, please check #20 , thank you

    • 1 week ago
  • ShernanCMijares
    ShernanCMijares
    • 1 week ago

    Hi! Please don't close the contest prematurely. All the entries have been awesome so far as you got a talented pool of people here vying for this contest but I would like to try my luck just the same. I would make it worth the wait, I guarantee this. Thanks!

    • 1 week ago
  • ccaspercrow
    ccaspercrow
    • 1 week ago

    I just found this, and this is one exciting contest.. I'm gonna sth epic out of this, plz dont end it early.
    cheers :D

    • 1 week ago
  • mkrathod51
    mkrathod51
    • 1 week ago

    Thanks for checking my entry #15 .as u see its not finished so can tell me the corrections what u need..what u like ? What not u like ? Tell me something ...so can take this character to further stage to full fill the life into him.if its don't fulfill your requires so tell me..i pretty sure it can be used in the any other characters to your novel...i can change it..if u want.waiting for your respond!! I am very interested in making sci-fi characters! Thanks again for 3 star..tell me what have to do for 5 star.!

    • 1 week ago
  • mkrathod51
    mkrathod51
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi plz checkk #15 ..if u need any changes before going to finalise character...!

    • 2 weeks ago
  • berragzakariae
    berragzakariae
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi, Please check #12 thank you

    • 3 weeks ago
  • hellesel
    hellesel
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, I am interested in working on your project, but we would like you to also comment or reject the proposals that were presented or suggest the changes you would like. to present you with a better proposal or improve what has already been presented.

    • 1 month ago
  • hellesel
    hellesel
    • 1 month ago

    you can see and make corrections in my proposal #8

    • 1 month ago
  • timothyrphl
    timothyrphl
    • 1 month ago

    Hi! I'm working on it! Cool contest!

    • 1 month ago
  • jeslynsama
    jeslynsama
    • 1 month ago

    this is so cool! i already have some concepts in my mind! I will be uploading them soon XD

    • 1 month ago
    1. heyciarra
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Great! I can't wait to see! :)

      • 1 month ago
  • DanteRH
    DanteRH
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, a very interesting project you have here. Could you please tell me more about the character and the story? Is he also wearing futuristic armor like the turians usually do or is he wearing nothing to show off the exoskeleton?

    • 1 month ago
    1. heyciarra
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      I don't want to give away TOO much of the story since this is a public platform, but he'll mostly be wearing clothes similar to formal military uniforms for the majority of the novel, which takes place at a military academy.

      • 1 month ago
  • provatkabir123
    provatkabir123
    • 1 month ago

    Can I sketch the drawing traditionally and color them digitally? or you prefer totally digitally.

    • 1 month ago
    1. heyciarra
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      As long as the final product is digital, that's fine!

      • 1 month ago
  • johnchhana
    johnchhana
    • 1 month ago

    Will back-front-side turnaround do? Or do you the quarter turns?

    • 1 month ago
    1. heyciarra
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Front-back-side is fine!

      • 1 month ago

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