Half-Life Posters – A RTSL Fan Art Event

14th June 2018

A while ago, Maki, over on the SMC Discord server, suggested running an art challenge. He said it because, as you may know, I try to post a Half-Life art image every day on the RTSL Twitter account.

So, here is the first of hopefully many Fan Art Events.

Now, let me clarify. Just like the Fan Fiction Events, they are not exactly challenges. Certainly not in the same way that the mapping challenges are challenges. There are no winners. There are just favourites. I give random Steam games to my favourite and to the readers’ favourite. The games tend to be quite old and not very expensive. I want people to enter the events for the fun and experience, not because they think they will win a AAA modern game.

Right, so with all that said, let’s talk about the event itself.

Theme

As the name suggests, I would like you to create a poster. The poster can be about one of the Half-Life games, one of the characters, weapons, locations, events or even a mod.
The style is up to you. It could look like a movie poster, an art-form (water-colour, oil, abstract etc), photoshop screenshot – the choice is yours.
The style can be serious or joking.
Text should be kept to a minimum unless the style demands it. If text is used, it should be in English (sorry).

A quick look on Deviant Art shows some possibilities.

Use

Initially, the submissions are just for this event. However, depending on the quality and style, they may be converted into VTFs and then used in future Ville or other mods. Credit will be given if this is done.

Size

Not being an artist myself, I wasn’t really sure how to specify this. As mentioned above, the images may be used in mods, but people might also like to print them, so to standardise the entries, please send your submission in one of the following proportions:
A4: 595×842 (72 PPI), 794×1123 (96 PPI), 1240×1754 (150PPI), 2480×3508 (300PPI)

This may be updated if I receive a better suggestion.

Entry Deadline

Please send your entry, via email, either as a jpg or png attachment, to runthinkshootlive@gmail.com, no later than 11:59pm UTC Sunday 8th July 2018.

Rules
  • All entries must be Safe For Work.
  • Please supply your name, the title of the submission and any link you want to have listed if your submission is used for Villes and other mods. If you specifically do not want your submission used for this, please state that in your email.
  • Artists may enter as many separate posters as they wish.
  • No nudity or other depictions that Phillip feels is not safe for work or family orientated.
  • All posters submitted must have been created for this event and not released previously.
  • Please include any credits necessary (links to textures or models, fonts used etc).
  • Phillip’s decision is final regarding his favourite, although brides or bribes may be accepted.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Other weird rules may be added later.

As always, if you have ANY questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

New World Order by Ivan Ikeman (Not to be used in mods)
Credit: The civilians:https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=677125227
Credit: Freeman:https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1198048163

Precautionary Measures by Алексей Ларичев

HL2 EP2 Eli Poster by Caleb West AKA CW3D Credit Link :https://soundcloud.com/user-747330145

Black Mesa by by Despon Credit Link: https://steamcommunity.com/id/Despon/
Credit Map: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=251635389&searchtext=Black+Mesa+models+pack
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=251640487&searchtext=Black+Mesa+models+pack
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=251641901&searchtext=Black+Mesa+models+pack
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1323823967&searchtext=gordon+freeman
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=145711566&searchtext=Gargantua
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=126101775&searchtext=Rotator
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=104575630&searchtext=Rotator
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=632306000&searchtext=sector+n

Propaganda by Giulliano Lonardoni
Combine symbol and original Consul propaganda poster: http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/Combine_imagery
Citizens: http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/List_of_Citizen_models
Dr. Breen: http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/Breencast
Citadel’s shaped silhouette based on: https://kotaku.com/5891138/the-tallest-building-on-earth-is-half-life-2s-citadel

HL2Auto, HEV, itssaferhere, placetostay, obey and lazlo by Confused_Travolta
(free) Fonts used:
– Kremlin
– Russian
– Haettenschweiler
– SF Distant Galaxy
– OCR A Std
– Birch Std
– Pricedown

Poster

Here are the posters that were submitted. One was disqualified for containing nudity.
All images are copyright and may NOT be used in any way without the prior permission of the author.

HL2 EP2 Eli Poster by Caleb West AKA CW3D

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

HL Auto by Confused_Travolta

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

HEV by Confused_Travolta

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

It’s Safer Here by Confused_Travolta

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Place to Stay by Confused_Travolta

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

OBEY 3D by Confused_Travolta

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Lazlo by Confused_Travolta

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

New World Order by Ivan Ikeman

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Credits:
The civilians, Freeman

Propaganda by Giulliano Lonardoni

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Credits: Combine symbol and original Consul propaganda poster, Citizens, Dr. Breen, Citadel’s shaped silhouette

Black Mesa: Source (box art version) by Despon

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Credits:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Precautionary Measures by purplestakan

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

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11 Comments

  1. …right, well that’s gone down well then…

      1. there were no comments, until I commented….usually a new post attracts comments…I take that as an indicator of interest in the subject.

  2. Are multiple submissions allowed?

    1. As the rules say “Artists may enter as many separate posters as they wish.”

      1. Ohh, ok. Thanks for the reply.

  3. Thanks to everybody who entered. My favourites are It’s Safer Here, Place to Stay, and OBEY 3D.

    I like the visual style as I feel it would feel right on the walls of City 17.

    What were your favourites?

    Shall I run more Fan Art Events? If so, what themes?

    1. Wait, that’s all entries? ( ಠ_ಠ)
      I thought there will be a lot more, but it ended with mine being half of them, haha. Didn’t expect that for sure.

      I’m happy you like my work 🙂

      1. I always like your work.

  4. Roy

    I liked most of these. My favorites are a “Place to Stay” by Confused_Travolta and “Precautionary Measures” by purplestakan.

    I got a little confused thinking this was still on when I saw all the headcrabs being posted. My mistake. I read the rules again. I must pay better attention. It was two different things. LOL

    I take it as there are more mappers than artists. I would like to see this contest again.

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