So lets step up these challenges, shall we? I think it's time to start drawing outside our cozy little boxes. (The music is coming to a crescendo, you almost hear, can't you.)
Here's what I'm thinking. (And it has nothing to do with the movie)
Part 1: Thieves
I want a page of character concepts for a group of thieves. Say, at least 10. 2 rows, 5 columns.
These should be exploratory in nature. Painted Black and White. Not really super super detailed. But detailed enough to give the sense of a world in which these men belong to. It can be past, present, future...whatever. Each character, though, still has to be his own being. No Clones aloud.
Part 2: Den
Draw their den, their hide-out, their base. I'm thinking from a 3/4 viewpoint. Again, this doesn't have to be fully rendered. Just enough to sell your concept. It can be a single room where the deals are made, it can be a building, it can be whatever fits your thieves' world.
Place all characters on one sheet. Place Den, next to them if they fit. Or on a separate sheet.
So. Go at it!
* Chris, go see this in the theater, it's a big screen kind of movie - don't wait for dvd. Go alone if have to. Actually. That might add to the experience.
** Maybe we'll come back to this first idea, if we can up the ante a bit.