View Full Version : Chow 107 :: VOTING :: Steampunk Penguin Professor
February 22nd, 2008, 12:16 PM
-=STEAMPUNK PENGUIN PROFESSOR=-
IF WE HAVE MORE THAN 45 ENTRIES - NOT ALL ENTRIES WILL MAKE IT TO POLL
A MAXIMUM OF 45 ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THREE CATEGORIES:
CATEGORY 1 - Beginner's category
CATEGORY 2 - Intermediate's category
CATEGORY 3 - Advanced's category
ACCEPTANCE TO POLL WILL BE BASED ON THREE CRITERIA:
1: DID THE ARTIST FOLLOW THE BRIEF? (allowance for creative takes will be made).
2: IS THE PIECE ARTISTICALLY SOUND? (Is the illustration "finished?" - did the artist pay attention to anatomy, perspective, other fundamentals?).
3: IS THIS ILLUSTRATION THE BEST ONE? (reserved for rounds with a large amount of entries).
Depending on round turn out, the number of accepted entries in a given Category may vary from round to round. For example, if only 5 Advanced entries are made, that leaves EXTRA 10 slots open for Intermediate and Beginner.
Only Advanced Entries will be accepted for the the thumbs on the Queens Roster. If no Advanced entries are available for a round, then it will fall to the Intermediates. If no Intermediate are available, then it shall fall to the Beginners.
For further information on how this works, please see this post (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1630823#post1630823). (Still being updated at this time).
SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY:
1: You must submit ONE full sized image.
2: Make sure your name and CHOW # are EASILY READABLE on your entry.
3: Use the Standard format (Below);
[B]:right: PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
:right: SAVE YOUR FILE IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT:
THE REST IS EASY:
1: No comments before poll is set.
2: Sit back and enjoy the show.
3: Good luck to all.
February 22nd, 2008, 04:06 PM
here it is!
February 22nd, 2008, 04:39 PM
February 22nd, 2008, 05:32 PM
Here goes. :dead:
February 22nd, 2008, 06:04 PM
February 22nd, 2008, 06:55 PM
My first, and certainly not last, CHOW:
February 22nd, 2008, 08:16 PM
February 22nd, 2008, 11:20 PM
here goes....i just proud of this one: 100% digital from sketch onwards....
February 22nd, 2008, 11:58 PM
February 23rd, 2008, 05:18 AM
I MADE TOAST! DeeeeeLICIOUS!
February 23rd, 2008, 07:08 AM
The Prof was a straight-up gent, we says. Here we is, posin' at the Ice Flow, me 'n the boys and the Prof. Yeh can see his lil assistant flitterin' 'bout up there. Nervous gel she was, always on 'bout movin' on 'n gettin' warm-like. Neh. This photo, lessee... Prof was right 'bout to head off 'n test his new Fly-em-Contrapter-whatever. A'course he took the time to snap this one off with the lot 'uff us. I'm the one wit the compass 'round 'is neck, lookin' right snappy, ya see. And me bros. Henri, Petey, me, and Deuce. Those were the good days, a-yup. Wonder whatever happened t' the Old Boy anyhows?
February 23rd, 2008, 03:30 PM
first time here...... try my best.. :)
hopefully im doing right thing....
February 23rd, 2008, 09:11 PM
Here we see the professor on his search for the long lost
An interesting note: his assistant Egghart in his free time writes Anti-Puffin Propaganda
February 24th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Here's my throw. Now back to the Crusades to finish that up...hopefully.
February 24th, 2008, 04:28 AM
Their assistants can fly too!
February 24th, 2008, 06:22 AM
this is my one:wtf: my drawings are too cartoony but this is the best i could do in a week.
February 24th, 2008, 07:19 AM
February 24th, 2008, 08:52 AM
February 24th, 2008, 12:03 PM
First post here :]
February 24th, 2008, 12:32 PM
This is my first post here =)
February 24th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Good luck everyone :)
February 24th, 2008, 04:16 PM
first chow for me
I'm happy :teeth:
February 24th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Yay, it's my first CHOW!
Here goes nothing...
February 24th, 2008, 05:50 PM
February 24th, 2008, 06:00 PM
February 24th, 2008, 06:08 PM
"After a gruesome accident the professor lost his head in more ways than one.
During an experiment his mind went blank and was cut clean off!
The assistant was horrified as he locked down on the dripping cleaver in his hands.
What happened was that the King penguin also known as "mad" took up residence in the assistant.
Why? Since it's hard to make a name out of yourself in this world as a duck (no matter how intelligent you are),
he decided to attached his head on the old professors body.
And taking over the title as renowned professor.
Now the mad professor could get ahead in his work, with an new assistant on his side."
February 24th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Ooh I got in this time. =D
February 24th, 2008, 11:28 PM
Here's my bite on the topic ... whew finally done
February 25th, 2008, 12:13 AM
my two high school friends gaussian blur and radial blur, its been a long time. :)
February 25th, 2008, 12:24 AM
Professor J.P. Gwenn and his "assistant" Big Penn giving a warm hello.
February 25th, 2008, 01:18 AM
Quick, messy, fun.
February 25th, 2008, 02:46 AM
I'm running a little late, I should have started this earlier in the day. It's not quite finished but here it is CHOW107 Professor Faigel and his assistant Darby.
February 25th, 2008, 03:19 AM
February 25th, 2008, 04:20 AM
February 25th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Not much time this week, but here is my final. The Penguin Professor's push for steam powered power.
February 25th, 2008, 06:24 AM
There's a nice variety of penguins in here. Here's what I came up with:
February 25th, 2008, 07:13 AM
I was freakin' out... this thing didn't upload.:mod:
The details cannot be really apreciated as I wish... but I cannot summit a huge image...:yayca:
February 25th, 2008, 08:13 AM
well that was close.... Professor Peggins points promptly to the position of the potential passage to prosperity.... properly of course..properly... Please present practical critiques...311122
February 25th, 2008, 08:25 AM
And here's mine...
February 25th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Professor Maryland and his assistant Popo once traveled to the Arctic Circle to gather icicles. Their idea was to sell them back in Antarctica, but needless to say the business didn't go all that well. However, at least the professor's steam-powered icicle-chopper worked like a charm.
February 25th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Here is mine.... Dr Penguini
February 25th, 2008, 08:57 PM
February 25th, 2008, 09:43 PM
No Entries Beyond This Marker
February 25th, 2008, 10:01 PM
nooo i missed it by a few minutes!
well heres mine anyways...
February 25th, 2008, 11:56 PM
Poll is Up.
February 26th, 2008, 12:10 AM
Wow, I'm surprised at the number of pieces without assistants in them! Some really lovely work that I would have voted for otherwise. :/
February 26th, 2008, 12:40 AM
Agg somehow I missed voting for yours Mirana.
I really liked it, so count it as one from me.
February 26th, 2008, 01:57 AM
Mirana: Yeah, I know. They would have been cut if we had needed to make cuts, but since we didn't need to, we just let them slide... (A lot of the single concepts were really great, too, so, it would have been a shame to leave them out of the poll.)
February 26th, 2008, 02:27 AM
Southwick - Wow, thanks! I prefer comments to votes anyway. ;) You get better with each design and it's nice to see this one farther along. I loved the argument between the two and the great effects with the machince.
Daestwen - I agree that there are some really nice concepts! It would be tough do that much work and not at least have it displayed.
February 26th, 2008, 03:28 AM
WOW so much good stuff here, this one was really tough... went for jakkas and einen bloody hell.... fantastic work gentlemen and/or ladies:ac:
February 26th, 2008, 05:55 AM
I've already cast my votes, but how do we tell which pieces belong to exactly which skill levels? Just use the ol' Spidey sense?
February 26th, 2008, 07:27 AM
My votes went to LaLiLuLeLo, Einen, Joey B. I think they matched the brief best.
February 26th, 2008, 12:47 PM
Some crits on the pieces posted in the final burner:
Joey-b: I like this piece alot. It has a mellow palette and the gadgets do not steal the attention from the prof, nor does the assistant do this. The only thing I can pick about is some odd shading where his gown meets the belly and a strange lightsource on the bottom sphere on the bot. And that's only rendition nitpick, no criticism on the design.
DeKal: The gizmos doesn't strike me as steampunk and I have no feel of the professors character. It's an illustrative piece, but as a character design, I dunno. Don't be afraid to let the character be the whole piece.
Ampersand: It's cute, but here to, I have trouble reading the characteristics. The placement and rendition is well depicted, but the first eye is covered with a monocle and the other is hidden behind the spyglass. And eyes are critical for characters.
roidvoid: Heh, a nice change from the uptight, academic professors. Ofcourse, with a seemingly leatherish jacket, he looses a great deal of victorian steampunk. Also, avoid hiding your eyes behind glasses. For some, it works well, adds enigma, but here, I really would have wanted to see his eyes.
Occidental Martyr: A nice mellow piece. You eluded the "penguins have no hands" problem very well, and the design of his brass mecha arms breathes steampunk. Tough, I feel this is a crow or raven rather than a penguin. I think it's the black area below the beak.
Jockemon: Now we're talking. Very victorian, very brass, very steampunk. You managed to clothe the bastard in a way I never did. The piece is very rigid though. I can't place a finger on it, but I perceive no depth in it - in the professor nor him contra the background. It may be the shadow behind him being to far upwards.
llothcat: Brutal indeed. Very brutal. It reminds me of Battletoads. The design on the gizmos are more alien than steampunk though. Looks a bit like the Red Dwarf.
David-david: Such a llucid flow. I adore this piece in choice of palette, rendition and all. You can never go wrong with a tophat though ;)
Laliluleo: It's a complex composition and great design, but his mechanical feats steals every bit of attention from the professor. Ofcourse, a mech can be a vital part of a character, but here I see it as a tool, and the tiny penguin in the middle is officially pwned. It's a great piece, a little bit messy, but as a character design.. I dunno.
Tavarilyn: A nice pencil work here. It reminds me of ikonographies and religious paintings. I could pick on the depiction with ideas of perspective, anatomy and shapes, but you have an unique style, and I don't want to ruin it for you.
oddy: Speed and energy in this piece, but the design is hidden behind the snow. I dunno if it's steampunk mechanics behind this snowmobile or not, and the prof.'s face is hidden behind the mask. As said above, don't be afraid to let the character own the piece.
Forgerunner: Another unusual design. An officer penguin. I like it alot. It's very clean, you depict his characteristics well, and the assistant steals no attention from our main man. You've also included the most important thing about steampunk - gauges ;)
FunkdaFide: A very nice rendition - rigid but nice. And the gizmos and the main man is well intergrated in eachother. Kudos!
Tommoy: There's a nice flow in this piece, but that jacket strike me of contemporary design, which lands us far from the victorian steampunk. The other gizmos don't salvage from this appearance. I like the rendition though. Not to cluttery and not to loose. Good balance.
Sinyorpicante: Mixed media if there's ever been one. The initial design on the prof. looks more Indiana Jones than steampunk, but there's a godd expedition feel to it. But bear also in mind that there's stuff all over the place battling for the attention. Vary the saturation a bit to make the important bits pop out. Keep on trucking!
Takeda11: What the hell are those eyebugs? :wtf: Not that I don't like them, they appeal in some weird, surrealistic way. About the piece then. It's smooth and very lucid. The prof. has good personality and the assistant is cleverly placed outside the lightsource. I miss some victorian clothes on him, but I never managed so who am I to speak.
..to be continued later
February 26th, 2008, 01:13 PM
I voted for:
Lalilulelo – Insane Picture! Love the detail and the finish. Not sure if it relates to the journey to the arctic very much, though and the professor is a bit subdued compared to the machine. I think you would have received more votes if you included the assistant though. Still a Leviathan impact.
Einen – I really think you nailed the description brief. Love the icicle collection idea. Not sure where you would find a cave like that in the North Pole, but then again they are explorers. Maybe they found something we don’t know about. :P
A side note to r-ids; your quotation at the bottom of your picture made me laugh. I like there expressions too.
February 26th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Voted for Bendragon. The style was absolutely beautiful and I felt that it fit the subject matter wonderfully well. Great character creations. The only thing I questioned was the position of the assistant's left arm, it's hidden by his body somehow I guess? Maybe I wanted to see where the large forearm went. Meh, it obviously didn't bother me enough to keep me from choosing it.
Also, beautiful painting by Einen. The assistant has to be one of the most adorable things I've seen in a while :-)
February 26th, 2008, 06:45 PM
No skill levels this time?
Actually makes it harder to pick and I guess I went back to voting for "advanced" pieces. :(
Anyhow. A horrible lot of great entries.
So, I voted for Lalilulelo: Penguin Mecha!11!! Haha, terrific. And I absolutely love the book in the foreground. Interesting perspective.
Einen: So pretty. And really gets the Steampunk across perfectly.
CollinSully (I guess??): Epic! Love the atmosphere. It's so contradicting with... the subject matter. ;P
Jakkas: This has my favourite beak of the round. :)
ArtJedi: Dig the expressions. That's one self-confident penguin proffesor.
Takedall (name?): Though it's not arctic I kinda like the idea. Crit would be, that the two characters and the wood are too similar in contrast and color. Makes it a little hard to read. :)
And just wanted to say, OccidentalMartyr: I like what you came up with for the "arms". I started a sketch and quickly came to the thought that he must have a hard time ... well, doing stuff! So, when I saw your concept I really thought that to be well solved, other than making it kinda antrho..po..morph (sp?). :)
Also I liked Tsujinis piece again. Effective style, though I really couldn't make out the head and what was going on there. :)
Uhm, Ok, so that's it for now.
February 26th, 2008, 07:17 PM
No skill levels this time?
Actually makes it harder to pick and I guess I went back to voting for "advanced" pieces. :(
Yeah. People haven't been very happy with the levels, so we left them out this week. :/ We'll see how it goes next week, I guess.
February 27th, 2008, 02:37 AM
I am in favour of the skill levels, though I do suppose it's hard to judge which piece fits in what category. I think it's good that those who are just starting out will have a chance to get some votes rather than being completely overshadowed by the best pieces.
February 27th, 2008, 02:59 AM
I think people need to vote on what the challenge is about: the brief and the CONCEPT. Not that I don't love and learn from some gorgeous rendering, but the "beginners" have some fantastic ideas and get overshadowed by people who readily admit that they voted by what was prettiest. I think the "skill levels"--though subjective in their placement--help remind people to give other concepts a second look.
Not that votes are the point anyway, right? So much belly-aching about the details of what is a good thing. Get some feedback, do some community fun, but mostly get artwork done for yourself! :)
February 27th, 2008, 09:49 AM
ever since I discovered the CHOW, I understood what it was about and I have always voted for the pieces that showed the most originality, cleverness of handling the brief and concept -- if it was rendered well, then that is just a bonus cherry on top.
I don't think it is going to be easy at all to get people to vote in any particular way - in fact people will push back and vote how they like even more so if you try and force people into a certain way. I wasn't a fan of the tiered skill system, probably because I look at each piece individually anyway, regardless of rendering skill.
In any case, I think I voted for about 5-6 penguins. Quite a marvelous topic this time!
February 27th, 2008, 05:44 PM
I'm just trying to figure out how the instructions got more votes that I did :P
February 28th, 2008, 04:41 PM
i voted Sinyorpicante. Yours was the only one other than the vector one that grabbed my attention. It got me to smile so its the only one that got a emotional response, so that makes you #1 for me
March 1st, 2008, 06:13 AM
I cant believe i got 24 votes!! .. thanks a lot guys cant thank you enough!
Congrats Einen a well deserved win,
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