Concept Art Thursday #11 Helmet Edition

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 1:27 am by Collin 40 Comments

It is another Thursday and we have a special for you this week. Fresh off Brice’s Wacom Cintiq is the tweaks to the winners of the Blacklight: Retribution Helmet Contest. Five helmets were selected with fans picking the top three helmets and Brice himself picked two. Each of the helmets were reworked to fit within the style guidelines of Blacklight: Retribution. Take a look at what he came up with. We are continuing to work on them making improvements and small changes, so these aren’t 100% final yet. Next step 3d models of them!

Clarification!! All these helmets WILL be made! There is no more voting!

As always, let us know what you think in the comments!

40 Comments on "Concept Art Thursday #11 Helmet Edition"

  1. @MeatheadMilitia · November 16, 2012 at 1:33 am · Reply

    The first one should win hands down.

    Not that the others were bad, but the first one has the best BLR look and feel to it

  2. DaddyPain · November 16, 2012 at 1:33 am · Reply

    Holy shit, the good ones hardly even look touched but, goddamn, giving them the black light treatment definitely added that certain something they needed.

    Can’t wait to see them in game!

  3. Genera1Chaos · November 16, 2012 at 1:35 am · Reply

    They all look great, I’m a big fan of the first helmet, badass!

  4. Corr · November 16, 2012 at 1:37 am · Reply

    Wow! I love that wolf helmet!!

    • Dave · September 12, 2013 at 6:50 am · Reply

      I’m with you on that one, 5 is by far my favorite. I also like 3. 4 looks demonic, lol. =P

  5. Revetrious · November 16, 2012 at 1:42 am · Reply

    I love the first 3, they look really legit for the world of Blacklight retribution.

    I cant decide from the 1st or 3rd one.

    I’m going with the 3rd one!

  6. Andres · November 16, 2012 at 1:55 am · Reply

    The first one, the “Wraith” helmet looks just awesome, I’m looking forward to see it included in the game. The “Oni” helmet looks great too. Why was the hazmat mask and the buckethead included but these not?

    • Bladur · November 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm · Reply

      You know that these are community made right?

  7. Chris · November 16, 2012 at 2:27 am · Reply

    Dude I freaking love the re-design of #5, and no I’m not joking here.

  8. Sherbie · November 16, 2012 at 3:22 am · Reply

    I think Helmet 5 looks nothing like a wolf… which might have been the exact reason people voted for this helmet.

    Thus I don’t think the redesign does it full justice.

  9. Aggh · November 16, 2012 at 3:34 am · Reply

    The 3rd one needs those dreads back :|

  10. Hazard · November 16, 2012 at 4:08 am · Reply

    I didn’t really like 1,3, and 5 before, but now, they look pretty epic, 3rd one looks boss!

  11. JaMrOcK · November 16, 2012 at 4:21 am · Reply

    1st and 4th ones are awesome, if i could only choose one i’d pick the 1st.

  12. Eisen · November 16, 2012 at 4:49 am · Reply

    Brice, me loves you and your cintiq skillz

  13. Zack · November 16, 2012 at 5:04 am · Reply

    Really cool work, it looks like
    Brice is struggling with making number 5 fit in the BLR universe, I’m curious to see what the final result would be, ’cause it looks really hard.

  14. Etche · November 16, 2012 at 5:17 am · Reply

    the second one! it looks awesome
    like a cyber spider or something haha pretty cool

  15. Merrexz · November 16, 2012 at 8:33 am · Reply

    Holy **** you made the samurai warmask-eqsue helmet!

    <3

    Need to unlock katana… Need to unlock katana NOW!

  16. John · November 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm · Reply

    Fifth looks nothing like the original. Are the BLR style guidelines “make everything hyper-blocky and cubist”?

    • Aggh · November 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm · Reply

      The original concept for the fifth one looked terrible and nothing like anything in the Blacklight universe. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that it would have to be done over almost completely (not to mention to avoid copyright claims from Nintendo).

      • Sherbie · November 17, 2012 at 9:21 am · Reply

        Nintendo doesn’t have a copyright on wolfes, dude. :)

        I think the fifth could have been made into something more resembling the concept while still looking cyberpunk

        • Aggh · November 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm · Reply

          You’d have to be stupid not to be able to see that it’s a star fox rip off.

          • Lex Talionis · November 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm ·

            Yeah, like, there are wolves only in Nintendo games, and there aren’t any robot wolves in any game. You haven’t played the Megaman series it seems. ‘Cuz to begin with, that ain’t a fox, but a wolf.

          • John · November 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm ·

            You’d have to be stupid to think you can copyright fox heads.

  17. Bladur · November 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm · Reply

    I really like the first three, especially the third one, looks very Predator-esque.

  18. tahrox · November 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm · Reply

    To be honest, I expected less, the one in the middle, my favorite, got even better. Too bad it doesn’t have the dreads.

  19. cjo · November 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm · Reply

    I love these, especially #5:) Great job!

  20. Xenokite · November 16, 2012 at 9:20 pm · Reply

    I love all of them and i really think he last 2 should have really cool specs so that if you use it you gain a cool extra stat. Maybe!?

  21. plount · November 17, 2012 at 3:09 am · Reply

    Love them all :)

  22. Havock94 · November 18, 2012 at 9:26 am · Reply

    I love the 3rd and the last one! :D

  23. SketchBook · November 20, 2012 at 2:33 am · Reply

    I really like the redesigning of my concept.

    It looks like it fits in A LOT more now.

    As I see that didn’t fit in as many people have told me.

    Really diggin’ the work you guys

    As for the comment about it being a Star Fox Rip Off, my bad if you see it that way, I just thought making an Animalistic would be a cool deviation.

    I didn’t intend to upset people I just thought it was cool idea.

    Chris from before came onto my Deviant Art Page and told me about everyone’s negative comments on it.

    Hopefully the redesign will make everyone less upset.

    Again, I really like the Redesign, I find it crazy that mine made it in since I just did it to do something as I found the others way more top notch. All 4 of them plus the others that I believe deserve the spot more.

  24. Adrian · November 21, 2012 at 4:30 am · Reply

    Honestly, at first I really did not want the fox helmet to be made. But, now that I see the tweaked helmet. I’m quite happy with how it turned out. All 5 helmets look really good. Especially number 3.

  25. Glint · November 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm · Reply

    Number 4 doesn’t seem to fit in the BLR universe.

    But hell, all of them are awesome.

  26. Needle_Bucket · November 27, 2012 at 1:32 am · Reply

    Nice helmets overall and nice work redesigning number 5. That thing looked pretty bad and how the hell it got the votes it did I’ll never know. Well, I have an idea, but I still don’t like it. 4 was also generally unfitting but I see the dev team did a good clean up job. 1-3 look prime. Would operate them.

  27. mattias · November 28, 2012 at 9:33 am · Reply

    I like the oni helm one :)

  28. Zephon · November 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm · Reply

    I hoped the spider helmet would made it. It was a shame the community didn’t appreciate it that much. Luckily Bryce’s graphic tastes are awesome. I only hope he decide to add the antenna-like spikes that appear in the original design

  29. ZeroArmada · December 9, 2012 at 8:09 am · Reply

    Brice, I’d really prefer it if you added the dreadlocks back. .__.

  30. Al-Kafire · December 12, 2012 at 1:17 am · Reply

    I think Helmet 1 was better before “fitting” it to BLR style, and helmet 3 should keep the dreads. Btw i want helmet 4 with a Katana, way of the samurai baby!! XD

  31. Zaku · December 13, 2012 at 11:41 am · Reply

    Oh god, they all look awesome!!! I like the 1st, 2nd and the third!!

  32. Alastor · May 11, 2013 at 11:39 am · Reply

    I want demon helmet! Yeeeaaaa! (two of these to be precise)

  33. Agotharis · September 12, 2013 at 5:37 pm · Reply

    The Oni mask looks pretty awesome. I like all of them but the fox one. Not the original or the recreated one.

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