Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

  Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.   Thread: STOIC STUDIO IS LOOKING FOR AN ARTIST! Take the Test and it could be you

  1.   This is the last staff post in this thread.   #1
    Developer raven2134's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Manila, Philippines
    Posts
    1,061

    STOIC STUDIO IS LOOKING FOR AN ARTIST! Take the Test and it could be you

    https://stoicstudio.com/the-banner-saga-art-test/

    sample_rough.jpg

    sample_rough
    SUBMISSIONS OPEN FROM JANUARY 30TH – FEBRUARY 16TH.

    THE GOAL

    Stoic is looking to hire an artist for a full time position. We’re opening up the search world-wide hoping to find someone who can match the style of The Banner Saga.

    THE TEST

    *Artists retain all rights to submitted art
    1. Please take the sample_rough.jpg and make it into a completed, finished product. The goal is to make this piece look exactly like an in-game piece in The Banner Saga game. It should fit seamlessly into the world style. https://www.dropbox.com/s/gxabb4cjyi...rough.jpg?dl=0
    2. All art should be done in Photoshop.
    3.Make sure there are 9 layers/folders in the .psd. They are, from front to back:

    1_close
    2_close
    3_walk_front
    This Caravan.psd. https://www.dropbox.com/s/vvaduvuwxi...ravan.psd?dl=0
    3_walk_back
    4_back
    5_back
    6_back
    7_sky

    When complete, upload a flattened .jpg of the file to the link above!

    THE ART

    The sample_rough.jpg is only there as a basic guide! Don’t think you have to put this tree exactly here or that building exactly there. We supply it only as flavor to get the creative juices flowing and also as a guide to the size dimensions we’d like the piece rendered in > 7646 x 1162
    The sample_close_travel.psd is here to show you what a finished piece in the game should look like. Only use it for level of detail we’re hoping for. Do not think you need to use the same color palette.
    THE REFERENCE

    There is lots of reference on the internet for the art of The Banner Saga, please look at lots of it to give yourself a leg-up on what I’m hoping for.
    Check out Eyvind Earle’s work in the reference images below to help you get inspired. The current look of The Banner Saga is the target, but Eyvind Earl’s work is the inspiration. Find more on the internet!

    THE WORLD

    If you’ve played the game you’ll know it’s a ‘low fantasy’ nordic setting. We’re dealing with nordic culture and, although it’s rendered in a graphic style, must be “believable”.

    THE BREAKDOWN

    1. Global entries welcome!
    2. Work from the comfort of your own home.
    3. The position would be as a full time artist.
    4. We’ll negotiate exact terms of the contract with people who pass this initial test phase.

    “I will not be able to respond to everyone. I thank you ahead of time, but I will personally
    contact anyone who passed this portion of the test and ask to see the .psd files
    of the test piece, portfolio and resume.” – Arnie Jorgensen

    GOOD LUCK!

  2. #2
    Skald Aleonymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    2,444
    ...I wish I could draw

    "Good luck" to the participants!
    "Have fun" to Arnie!
    Together we stand, divided we fall.

  3. #3
    Senior Member loveboof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    137
    Yeah me too. (if it was a 'can anyone write some music for the game' I might have given it a crack )

    I hope some people came forward for this - great opportunity!

  4. #4
    Factions veteran stoicmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oak Ridge, TN
    Posts
    290
    I would be keen to hear your composition loveboof!!

  5. #5
    Senior Member loveboof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    137
    Aww thanks Stoicmom! (Tbh, It's not very Viking themed! - more of an acoustic sound)

    Here's a couple anyway: monomanic | Breathe For Me | Out of Nothing

    Let me know what you think

  6. #6
    Factions veteran stoicmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oak Ridge, TN
    Posts
    290
    oh wow! loveboof i connected to all three of these that you shared not only do you have the skill of playing the guitar, but you communicated to me through your music the depth of your soul . . . i really appreciate you letting me experience this gift that you possess! i rested in your music, no tension, just a soaring, floating place that does not exist outside of music imo. Thank you!

  7. #7
    Senior Member loveboof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    137
    Wow, I don't think I've ever had such a great response to my music! lol

    Thanks so much

  8. #8
    Skald Aleonymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    2,444
    Quote Originally Posted by loveboof View Post
    Here's a couple anyway: monomanic | Breathe For Me | Out of Nothing

    Let me know what you think
    Very nice pieces, acoustic/instrumental, indeed I'll listen to the at home as well, to form a better opinion. Thanks again!
    Together we stand, divided we fall.

  9. #9
    Super Moderator Dyverge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by loveboof View Post
    Aww thanks Stoicmom! (Tbh, It's not very Viking themed! - more of an acoustic sound)

    Here's a couple anyway: monomanic | Breathe For Me | Out of Nothing

    Let me know what you think
    I like the second one the most. Based on these three compositions, I would be interested in hearing a Banner Saga-inspired composition from you. Any chance of that happening? You have a wonderful talent!

  10. #10
    Senior Member loveboof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    137
    Thanks guys!

    I loved the Banner Saga music - not sure I could do it justice really, but I might have a little twiddle around soon (maybe after another run through of the game )

  11. #11
    Skald Aleonymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    2,444
    Quote Originally Posted by loveboof View Post
    I loved the Banner Saga music - not sure I could do it justice really, but I might have a little twiddle around soon (maybe after another run through of the game )
    I play some guitar as well, but am really amateur, nothing compared to you. Here's a rough take on the main-theme, using my electric Your acoustic sound is much better suited to the atmosphere of the game; I am sure you can do sweet things there!
    Together we stand, divided we fall.

  12. #12
    Super Moderator Osuzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    4
    That is some really great music guys, thanks for sharing!

  13. #13
    Senior Member loveboof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    137
    Quote Originally Posted by Aleonymous View Post
    I play some guitar as well, but am really amateur, nothing compared to you. Here's a rough take on the main-theme, using my electric Your acoustic sound is much better suited to the atmosphere of the game; I am sure you can do sweet things there!
    Sounds cool What's your setup?

  14. #14
    Skald Aleonymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    2,444
    Thanks I know it ain't much, but I think that I got the notes right, at least! I meant to elaborate that theme, perform it better, add some rhythm/chords in the background, make a more decent recording... But, never did it!

    I have this Epiphone Les Paul electric and a Roland Cube 30 amp, which was modelling the Fender "Tweed" sound (according to the setting ). I also have an entry level Yamaha acoustic.
    Together we stand, divided we fall.

  15. #15
    Backer gaelvin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    161
    Well, I submitted an entry for this test. I'm not sure what my chances are... It is far from a finished piece, since I have a full-time job and not a lot of free time to work on it. And the art in the game has a phenomenal amount of detail. I couldn't come close in the time I had to work on it. Oh well, it's certainly worth taking the chance for a dream job!

    Good luck to all the other applicants, and I look forward to what's coming in Chapter Two, art, story, and music!
    For cards and art prints, visit my Celtic Art Print Gallery: http://ian-herriott.artistwebsites.com/
    "Like" me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Celti...51218704893987
    And view all of my Banner Saga Crest Designs on tumblr: http://gaelvin.tumblr.com

  16. #16
    Skald Aleonymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    2,444
    Quote Originally Posted by gaelvin View Post
    Well, I submitted an entry for this test [...] it's certainly worth taking the chance for a dream job!
    Good luck there, gaelvin! My hopes are with you Do we know when the "winner" will be decided?
    Together we stand, divided we fall.

  17. #17
    Super Moderator Osuzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    4
    Best of luck to you gaelvin!

  18. #18
    Backer gaelvin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    161
    Thanks for the Well-wishes. There was no word on the entry page about when the choice will be made, but there was a note at the bottom from Arnie about who and how they will be contacted.
    For cards and art prints, visit my Celtic Art Print Gallery: http://ian-herriott.artistwebsites.com/
    "Like" me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Celti...51218704893987
    And view all of my Banner Saga Crest Designs on tumblr: http://gaelvin.tumblr.com

  19. #19
    Superbacker Skitnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    74
    Good luck to you gaelvin, and to any other participant ! Just like yours, my entry is hardly finished, but it was worth for the trip through Eyvind Earl and Arnie's art alone.
    Last edited by Skitnik; 02-17-2015 at 04:24 PM.

  20. #20
    Backer gaelvin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    161
    And good luck to you too, Skitnik. I agree... just doing the research into Eyvind Earle's art was worth the time. And regardless of how things turn out, I may just continue to plug away at my painting if only so that I can present it as fan art one day.
    For cards and art prints, visit my Celtic Art Print Gallery: http://ian-herriott.artistwebsites.com/
    "Like" me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Celti...51218704893987
    And view all of my Banner Saga Crest Designs on tumblr: http://gaelvin.tumblr.com

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •