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To start: I would like several different things for use in a small project. This project will be free and available on Newgrounds when I'm finished. It's a small game (I'm aiming for about an hour of story content). Since there are several requests, I will make individual forms for each in this post. There is a lot here so it's possible it might be to much for one person, so I expect that if I get all of my wishes it will probably come from a few artists. I'm okay with that. It will probably take me about a month to finish the game, and technically I can do it without any of these resources, but it will certainly be a better game with them than without them. All resources will need to be formatted for VX Ace

Compensation: I don't develop games for a living, so I'm not only poor, I don't have a budget to pay for resources when I do make a game. As such, I can't pay for art. What I can do is make sure that you are given credit. I plan on releasing this on Newgrounds, so there is the added option of having you officially included on the submission side tab thingy (I know, super precise, right?). If you need money for your services, I'm sorry I can't afford it right now. Keep an eye out, however, since once I get on a roll, I will eventually need services of paid artists. I have some ambitious titles I plan on working on later, some of which will require quite a bit of consistent art. It's just that currently I can't justify spending a few hundred dollars on what is simply a little hobby project. I plan on this being the first installment in a series of games providing it's at least a little successful. If it does well, my next project will be bigger and will need more art which I will want to pay for. Those who work on this project will get first crack at the paid work (especially for things relating to what they've already worked on). I know no one is signing up to do this stuff on the off chance that I'll have some money for them in the distant future, but it is at least a little more incentive.


Resource Type: Character

Maker Format: VX Ace

Art Style: Realistic 2D? Hopefully the description will give more detail.

Description: I need a face, portrait, and at least one scene picture for display. First I'll describe the character (which should handle the first two) then I'll describe the scene and context surrounding it.

Character: The character should have bronze skin coloring (the game is loosely set in an Aztec-ish city) and black hair in the style depicted in the reference image below. She should be very athletic (she's a monk). In her portrait, she should be in her ideal armor: On her head she should have a headband with an embossed sun symbol. She should be wearing a gray sleeveless leather top, gray leather skirt for a bottom, and gray sandles for her shoes. Her hands should be wrapped up to just past the wrists with a clawed cestus. the claws should only be about 1-2 inches. She should be pretty, and her expression should be mischievous and flirty. She should have noticeable curves, but nothing outrageous since she's supposed to be a powerful fighter with lots of muscle.

The Scene: Taifu (the name of the character) is discovered when the leader of the group goes looking for members of his team. She declares that she lost *EVERYTHING* in a game of strip poker. As such, she's stuck in her underclothes and clearly in a daze. She's not ashamed or upset, but rather seems a bit proud of herself. Later it comes out that she's well aware that she's terrible at poker and an even worse gambler in general. When asked why she would play high stakes strip poker in such a case, she asks her fellow teammate "If you were told by three hot women that they wanted to play strip poker and you knew that the worst that could happen was a foursome with the beautiful women, would you turn them down?"
As such, I would like a pic of a sleepy looking Taifu is disheveled undergarments surrounded by bottles of booze cards and poker chips, wearing a sly smile since she got EXACTLY what she was after in this encounter.

The character stuff is far more important than the scene, but I've pictured it in my head and I feel it establishes a little of her personality. I plan a similar sort of picture for each character.

Reference Images:
Taifu's Hair

Resource Type: Character

Maker Format: VX Ace

Art Style: Realistic 2D? Hopefully the description will give more detail.

Description: I need a face, portrait, and at least one scene picture for display. First I'll describe the character (which should handle the first two) then I'll describe the scene and context surrounding it.

Character: Mez is an old wizard. He should be slender and wiry. His face should be hard with harsh frown lines and shrewd eyes. He should have shoulder length gray hair pulled back in a gray headband with a sun embossed in the front. His facial hair should be a Napoleon III Imperial (shown in picture below). In the full portrait, he should be standing with a traditional Aztec Headdress (see picture below), wearing robes cut like those in the mentioned picture below, but with various magical symbols, gold, and gems. He should be wearing a golden ring on his left ring finger which has a sun symbol. In his right hand, he should be holding a golden staff with a stylized cobra head (Think Jaffar from Aladin). He should be wearing gray boots with lots of fancy gilding and magic symbols. Like in his character face, he should be wearing a stern expression.

The Scene: Since this is the first character introduced, this scene will be the opening of the game. Mez is kneeling before the king in the throne room. This will probably be the most detail intensive of the four scenes. In this scene, Mez is dressed in fancy robes and hat, but not those in his portrait. These are more for ceremony, so there's lots of gilding, but not so much function. The robes themselves are the more standard bulky robes one usually associates with wizard's garb.
The king sits on a wooden throne with gold and silver decorations. He should be dressed in gold robes and a large, gaudy crown with golden feathers splayed like a headdress. To either side of him should be Jaguar warriors picture below) with spears instead of the traditional spiked club thingy. The throne should be raised up a few steps. The throne room itself is within a ziggurat palace, so lots of sandstone should be in evidence. Past that, I leave the rest of the imagery to your imagination!

Other Scene: Mez is standing before the throne with a dark purple portal behind him. He is dressed in his full regalia, but with the King's crown in place of his headdress. He scowls down at the dead bodies of his comrades and a few Jaguar warriors. From the portal are dark shapes in various stages of taking humanoid form. Mez's eyes leak black energy, and swirls of his "Hyero" magic surround him and various parts of his staff. I imagine this magic looking like streams of symbols, kinda like 07-Ghost (pictured below).


Reference Images:
Napoleon III Beard
Aztec Headdress
Robe Cut
Aztec Jaguar Warrior
07 Ghost

Resource Type:
Character

Maker Format: VX Ace

Art Style: Realistic 2D? Hopefully the description will give more detail.

Description: I need a face, portrait, and at least one scene picture for display. First I'll describe the character (which should handle the first two) then I'll describe the scene and context surrounding it.

Character: Jake is a gentle giant. I imagine him with curly black hair, and a clean shaven, muscular, smiling jaw. He has kind, caring eyes. In his portrait, he should be wearing the Jaguar Warrior headdress (seen above), A spear (pictured below), a shield (Pictured Below), Scalemail armor jerkin and skirt, and sturdy looking boots. Jake should be heavily muscled, and broad shouldered, kinda like a human wall (He's basically the party tank).

The Scene: Jake is found upstairs outside of his room where he's locked himself out. He is wearing pajamas, complete with knit cap. He should be staring at the door to his room in the stone barracks with dismay. This one is probably the least detailed of my requests.


Reference Images:
Sun Spear
Sun Shield

Resource Type:
Character

Maker Format: VX Ace

Art Style: Realistic 2D? Hopefully the description will give more detail.

Description: I need a face, portrait, and at least one scene picture for display. First I'll describe the character (which should handle the first two) then I'll describe the scene and context surrounding it.

Character: Andrei is small and wiry, and has a bit of a "punk" vibe. Like Taifu, he has the traditional Aztec Warrior topknot hairstyle, but his topknot is green. In his portrait, he should be wearing a gray leather jerkin, gray leather pants, gray boots, and gray headband with embossed sun symbol. He should be holding a sword similar to the one pictured below, but it should be shorter, about 3-feet at most. I picture him either crouched as though he's about to sneak somewhere, or leaning casually against the wall.

The Scene: Andrei is found at a bar in the slums in nothing but his underwear. He's passed out with a bottle of booze in his hand. He has clearly drank far to much, passed out, and been robbed of everything but his shorts. In the scene, he should either still be passed out, or waking up in extreme discomfort from the awful hangover.


Reference Images:
Sun Sword

Resource Type:
Battler

Maker Format: VX Ace

Art Style: Realistic 2D? Hopefully the description will give more detail.

Description: An inky shadowy form that seems to be transitioning itself towards the shape of a Jaguar Warrior, but not quite there. It should be dripping the purple black energy it's made of.


Reference Images:

Resource Type:
Battler

Maker Format: VX Ace

Art Style: Realistic 2D? Hopefully the description will give more detail.

Description: Jaguar warrior. See the picture above. The only difference is that I'd rather them have a spear in hand.


Reference Images:


So, I've tried to include enough details. If there are questions, feel free to reply here or to message me. I have images in my head of what I want things to look like and I think I got everything, but if anything seems like a mystery because I forgot to mention a detail, please let me know! Also, if you submit any sort of work and you want credit, please include how you want that credit and what name I'm crediting.
Finally, this will be my first game. If someone with experience wants to help on the building side of things, I welcome the assistance. I have the story mostly plotted out and I'm a pretty good writer, so that much is taken care of (though anyone working with this will have creative input since more content generally equals a better game anyway). Thanks to anyone who's taken the time to read this far! You're a BAMF, especially if you decide to contribute!
 

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Resource Request is really only for small requests and you're asking a lot.
I suggest you either focus on one character at the time or you make a thread looking for an artist in Project Recruitment instead.

And in case you're not aware, there is an Aztec character pack for sale as DLC.
 

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Certainly not looking to pay for a new character pack, especially since these are more Aztec inspired than strictly Aztec. Thus "Andrei" which is a Russian name, Jake, an English name, Taifu, a (totally bastardized) Chinese name. Also, I find the quality of most of the official resource packs to be... underwhelming.
Edit: So, I checked Project Recruitment and this request would be inappropriate as it breaks the first rule mentioned: That I shouldn't post there if I'm just looking for resources and not a full on partner. I'm looking for some art. If I get it, it's great. If I don't, I can still make the game, it will just not have the added "scenes." If I only get one or two pictures out of the bunch, I'll count myself lucky. Looking for a dedicated partner seems more like what I'll be doing with one of my larger projects planned for the next year or so.
 
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Then please edit your first post and limit your request to one or two characters.
 

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May I ask why? I've followed the rules as posted. Unless I've missed something, there's no rule limiting the number of requests one can make. I even made certain that my requests fit neatly in one post of one thread so that I'm not cluttering the forum. I fail to see how this would even come to a Mods attention aside from the curiosity of what is being posted. No one is being forced to contribute, and I've made it very clear in the first few lines of my post that contributing to one request doesn't mean I expect someone to contribute to anything else. "There is a lot here so it's possible it might be to much for one person, so I expect that if I get all of my wishes it will probably come from a few artists. I'm okay with that." What is the issue here?

Edit: Alright, I've re-examined the rules to find there is a limit of 10 request. I've made 4. Even if you count each thing separately, there's 9 total drawings, which is still within the rules as posted. That being so, my point still stands that this post doesn't break any rules.
 

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