This is my final entry for the contest:
I'm really proud of what I have been able to accomplish in 7 days!
I really want to thank Sketchfab for this contest. It was a good reminder of old-time techniques and really fun to do!
What's following is the first post I wrote for the contest.
I'm pretty late for this contest (less than 8 days until the end), but, except for those 8 days worth of work, I got nothing to loose from trying my best at submitting something, right?
I didn't participate earlier because of 2 reasons. I know its change nothing to my participation, but I still wish to share those:
A) Recently, my last "working" PC mouse started to show some sign of ages (an old Microsoft mouse which I, as a gamer, have used for over 5 years). I got other mouse, but they all display some sign of age or bad behaviors. So it was time that I should buy a new one, online to save quite a few bucks. (Freelancer with no steady income as of now so...)
I had to wait to receive this new mouse before think about taking on something like a contest.
B) I'm not a WoW player. I played the original vanilla game back in the days you could easily get "working" 1-month game card from vanilla game (disk) package for 5$ at your local game store (while game card were costing much more), but stopped once those weren't working anymore. (Back then I couldn't even have a credit card as I was around 15-16.) I never played any expansion and I'm completely out of the last 10 years worth of the story and content or even latest visual concept. So, instead of just going head-on into the unknown and really hit my head, I decided to study the Wow lore and, more precisely, things related to the Burning Legion expansion. I learned most from the youtube video around where players play and explain the content in the pre-release patch.
My idea (which made me think "it's possible within 1 week") which gave me interest into participating even if late is this, which I sketched in the last hour:
For some reason, I really like to sketch in white over black (like chalk on a board). Due to my ignorance of most of the lore behind WoW, I decided to make something based on the small amount of knowledge I have gotten out of the last couple of weeks.
Since I'm quite limited in time, I have though of a way of making a base which can easily be upgraded once completed and that as long as I still have time. The initial setup is the a view of a small river of that green lava/goo stuff from the Broken Shore and, at least, I plan on adding some damaged items laying around it.
This may reeks of simplicity, but I decided to move toward something with an higher value in emotion than quantity.
For whoever know about the content of the pre-release patch, you will already know why I decided to put the Ashbringer and that shoulder plate around there. Those are my absolute minimum to reach in time. I decided on those because of one thing that stroke me when I watched people play the Broken Shore patch content... and that's how they were all affected when a specific scene happened with an huge demon. (I try to no spoil any of the content for those who haven't try that content yet). I was able to sense the deep emotion from all those videos and I though "I must do something about that"... So that's why I decided to go with this.
So... My diorama will includes, as the piece of background, the Broken Shore with river "slice" going through it. A broken Ashbringer laying on a small patch of dry land and a "well known" pauldron piece resting close to it. If I do have enough time, I'll add weapons from both the alliance and horde in good way which will bring an even better visual toward the title of the scene which I call "Where Everything Lay to Rest". Through my concept, I'll try to demonstrate that the Legion expansion will be a real bringer of deaths and sorrowfulness where both the Alliance and Horde will have to pay a deep and tragic price to overcome the upcoming challenge.