View Full Version : Eow #47 Rapunzels Tower
February 16th, 2007, 04:36 PM
Topic: Rapunzel's tower
Specially for Cookiedough
Due Date March 2nd
FROM Future Tech to Fairytale (or updated fairy tale)
February 16th, 2007, 04:44 PM
Can't believe you actually put it there. Fine, i'll get working. *zips the lips*
February 16th, 2007, 05:29 PM
What's Rapunzel/ Rapuzels ?
February 16th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Mydrim you really need to look it up! It's a well known fairy tale by the brothers Grim. It's the chick with the freakish long hair that she leaves down the tower so that her lover can climb up to her!
This is going to be a great round. I'm sure many sweeet entries will be there!
February 16th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Here is my first entry sketch
"Oh, Rapunzel, Rapunzel! Let me down your hair." said the prince by the tower in the midst of a wood and he climbed by her long tresses and went in to her.
February 16th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Second Entry sketch CANCELED, I'm going to concentrate more on the first one & try to make it better.
February 16th, 2007, 09:23 PM
Damn. That was quick. :)
3 excellent concepts in a row, I like it...
February 16th, 2007, 10:27 PM
ok heres what i did so far, im open for any suggestions.
at least nobody can say my piece suffers from stiffness:)
February 16th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Kicek do you really want to go the penis-route?
February 17th, 2007, 01:00 AM
figured somebody would
February 17th, 2007, 07:31 AM
umm yeah, as long as nobody gets offended by my entry i´d like to stick with it. chaos?
February 17th, 2007, 02:32 PM
What the hell, the interpretations are endless. Well, maybe not endless, but there're a few big ones at least.
My question is what do the little penis spires do? And if you're keeping them, try adding more on the backside of the tower, to add dimensionality. That, and the fact that the smoothness of the "head" is too refined compared with the rest of the piece, is my only critique. Otherwise, your painter-ly-ness is kick ass. Very colorful.
February 17th, 2007, 03:57 PM
yeha I dont much care for it,.... but its ceratinly a valid interpretation. It'll stand... And all the various freudian conotations do come up (heheheh) in refernce to this story...
ist awfully shiny and pink though
February 17th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Awesome topic, I am eager to throw my hat in this ring. Why is the date March 2nd? Seems like a long time... or are all of the EOW challenges that long?
February 17th, 2007, 06:41 PM
Eows are harder... at least I think so... plus I wont' have time to deal with a poll before then any way
But please join us
February 19th, 2007, 12:01 AM
what happened to #46?
February 19th, 2007, 05:16 AM
Don't Know if I will have time to finish this, but It intrigued me, and I didn't feel quite like going to bed just yet haha. So we shall see. http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d138/vances22/eow_rapunzels_tower_peg1.jpg
February 19th, 2007, 08:43 AM
This is my first environment of The week! I enjoyed very much drawing it!!!
February 19th, 2007, 08:59 AM
Music store was 46... I just forgot to change the #
now draw! Loopy draw! stop worrying about numbers
February 19th, 2007, 06:56 PM
*whistles* Damn, edujante... nice... Give everyone a run for their money why don't you. :)
February 19th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Edujante nice work. You nail it on the head every time. You seem to be everywere on this site. Keep it up.
February 20th, 2007, 03:38 AM
SAR 03 responding to fire aboard Orbital Platform 002. Malfunction on Platform Support Elevator (developer: Rapp-Kuntzel Industries) resulting in fire, structural damage, casualties (122). No significant damage to Orbital Platform, Elevator OOS pending review by IERB and parent sovereignty.
February 20th, 2007, 04:04 AM
Thanks 4 the comments! Im working hard this last times!
Hey corrick, great colours and a very clean and shiny mood!
February 20th, 2007, 09:31 AM
February 20th, 2007, 10:36 AM
hopefully not Disney... Corrick nice take....
do we get any art Chuckie?
February 20th, 2007, 11:20 AM
hopefully not Disney... Corrick nice take....
do we get any art Chuckie?
I love disney movies. I really do.
and this one looks very promising... thought I`ll post the link for you guys.
and no, no art from me this time.
February 20th, 2007, 01:35 PM
February 20th, 2007, 10:13 PM
And her hair cascaded upon the kingdom.
February 21st, 2007, 06:02 AM
My first EOW post.
Tough competition : Kicek, Edujante & Corrick (Really like your work !)
February 21st, 2007, 08:34 AM
Nice Spitch, nice!
Hey EOWers, maybe you guys can swing over to Industrial Design of the Week and vote on the Medieval thread, there have only been 8 people voting thus far.
February 21st, 2007, 01:00 PM
Nice work here! I especially like Corrick's and Spitch's, as both have great compositions and lighting. A crit for Spitch's, though: Rapunzel's hair (great idea, by the way) is tangenting with the right edge of the cliff at one point. And a suggestion for Corrick: perhaps extend the picture frame to the right, so we can see the whole floating platform. It'd make for a much wider but more pleasing image, I think. The lighting style in this piece reminds me of Ralph McQuarrie's Star Wars work.
And this really should be #46. Garbage Drop-Off was #43, Xanadu #44, and Music Store #45. Forgive me for being nit-picky.
February 21st, 2007, 02:28 PM
Updated entry #1.
I'm new into creating conceptual art, I need advice on composition, shading, values, painting w/ wacom, lighting, so please, critizice my concept, draw over it, give me advice how to make it better and I will give it a try, it is hard to post my sketches next to your wonderful work, but I've decided it's the best way to learn (otherwise it will just stay in a sketchbook incomplete forever.
Thanks for your help.
February 21st, 2007, 07:17 PM
let me know what you guys think...i have plenty of time for a change to deal with this one...i am working up a little story for it too....rapunzel will be trapped in the center sphere or gem maybe? not sure yet...
February 21st, 2007, 07:27 PM
Well, that penis thing is just too much penis-like for me:)
My favourite at this time is the Spitch's piece
February 21st, 2007, 10:22 PM
tuzz.. anice new take on it
February 22nd, 2007, 04:26 AM
Thanx 4 the comments. Maybe I'll try a change with the hair...
February 22nd, 2007, 09:06 AM
heres my final.
In the not to distant future the classic tale fo Rapunzel is reborn. Paris Hilton tries desperately to relive her former slutty glory, but her 65 year old meat curtains just arent bringin all the boys to tha yard like they used to. Instead she hides her only daughter in one of two identical super towers she inherited from her daddy. She then leaks out a wide variety of her daughters sex tapes to the general populous in hopes of luring in some fresh men. Which tower contains Paris' beatiful daughter Rapunzel? Thats a gamble most men arent willing to take.
What about the long locks of hair out the window part you ask? Well thats just not very realistic if you think about it.
February 22nd, 2007, 12:01 PM
Wow, Stokes. Wow.
February 22nd, 2007, 12:22 PM
holy crap guys, AMAZING stuff.
Stokes, Corrick wow. Hands down wow.
I want to enter, just see if I can make the time!!
February 22nd, 2007, 02:56 PM
This is my first post in this stunning conceptart forum! Awesome artworks everywhere here, incredible! Luv you guys!
So well, here´s also my first EoW contest entry. Had some fun with the topic, but i want to change my style to somewhat more loose and speedie-like and do more sci-fi stuff....
Yeah i know, will be kinda hard gettin up there..... also, she´s gotta have some high quality hair to not get burned. But hey- it´s fantasy.... ;P
February 22nd, 2007, 07:01 PM
Stokes That's a piece ! Cool story.
February 22nd, 2007, 08:13 PM
Count me in! This topic rocks!
slight edit- made it alittle bigger
As time drifted away the Rapunzel tower still stood perched on that hilltop. The tower itself became a twisted form that once soared straight up toward the sky. It is a wonder that it hasn't fallen to the ground yet. As for the princess who was said to be locked away at the top of the tower...it remains a mystery. Some say a skeleton awaits those that dare journey to the top.
February 23rd, 2007, 09:51 AM
February 23rd, 2007, 11:01 AM
Trashy: Yay, mesa likey! Good job! Very expressionistic - I also think your muted brownish color pallet is working well!
February 23rd, 2007, 02:31 PM
Wow... There are some really great starts to this activity :) Chaos, you doing one too? Or just running the thread?
February 23rd, 2007, 03:34 PM
Whee, my first EOW entry! Here it goes:
"Thankless wretch!" The witch shrieked. "My company was not enough for you? Then I'll send you where NO ONE will find you!"
She gestured, and the ground beneath the tower moaned. Rapunzel fell to her knees and begged forgiveness for she and the prince, but to no avail. Enormous roots sprouted all around her, and with one powerful lurch they carried the tower high into the clouds.
The prince fell over the balcony in the sudden movement, and only just managed to catch hold of a limb before it swung far from the clump of land on which the tower stood. Rapunzel's hair was still wrapped around his wrist, but what good would it do him? To fall from this height, with hair or no, would surely mean his end...
February 23rd, 2007, 03:56 PM
dragon4lunch- Thanks man. You cooking anything up for this round?
This thread is on fire! I hope more entries keep spilling in. This is how it should be here.
February 23rd, 2007, 05:21 PM
Hey Trashy (a little weird referring to somebody like that :) ), I am working on a CHOW entry and I made a creature entry in the COW for dungeon cleaner (I think the vote is still going on) and also there is a vote going on for my IDW entry (medieval warmachine). So I'm not going to enter this round, even though I was playing with the thought before I decided to go with CHOW for this week :)
February 23rd, 2007, 07:42 PM
here is what i have come up with...i know i need to practice more but i am trying to get into the swing of things and do this once a week anyway...maybe it will help...
here is the story....
As darkness decended across the land of Caladera, Prince Galen was charged with finding the only true light left in all of the lands, an orb of power called the sleeping beauty...This orb once climbed into by one pure of heart, could release the light so bound by the cunning love lorn Lunas, whose evil had bound the light....
February 23rd, 2007, 09:44 PM
Senira that is cool! A story about a maiden in distress locked-up in a tower where she needs to let her hair grow long so her lover can rescue/do her isn't enough material for you! You need to make the whole thing fly and sh.t! Hillarious! Good stuff!
February 24th, 2007, 01:06 PM
February 25th, 2007, 08:25 AM
Here's a darker version of the tower.
February 25th, 2007, 02:53 PM
jfwalls, Nice! Now that's something I'd want to be rescued from. That bottom lefthand corner is kinda bugging me though. Looks like it needs some distance background or something.
February 25th, 2007, 03:09 PM
Thanks Corrick. Yeah, I agree with the corner. I'll add something in there before the deadline. I did this late last night so I just had stop before it was too late.
February 25th, 2007, 03:14 PM
The Asteroid Dark Ages and the Iconoclastic Knight
When the descendents of the human population emerged from their concrete caves into the sickly light of day, in the middle of the twentieth-third century, they inherited only a wasteland. The rolling hills of what was once Germania were burned with long stripes of esterilized black terrain, like the back of an enormous tiger, pierced here and there by twisted spears of steel that once supported imposing skyscrapers. The red eye of the sun, barely open like awakening from a hundred-year hangover, lazily gazed at the survivors like saying: "What are you still doing here?"
Having spent the last generations locked in crowded bunkers, forcibly having to swallow each other’s idiosyncracies like some kind of extended group therapy, we could not stand to look at our faces anymore. each one of us went their own way, without even saying a word. Like a precariously glued porcelain, humanity broke in familiar pieces. Eventually, new versions of old kingdoms emerged from the rubble, rekindling old customs and rivalries. I myself commited many unspeakable acts in the name of imaginary loyalties to things like “God” and “Country”. deeply ashamed, I exiled myself of the eyes of my fellow men.
30 years later, I am still roaming the land. Tired of fighting with my neighbors, I became a kingless knight; my domain extending from the acid river in the south all the way to the foot of der Schwarzwald. This region was scarred deeply by the Armaggedon, craters like wounds wherever you go. The "Asteroid Dark Ages" they say. In some points, the cuts are so deep that unreal things are surfacing from the Depths of the Earth. Demons, Deities and Fairy Tales of the old times, struggling to survive like all of us. I met many of them in my wanderings.
Even yesterday, I met "Blue Radish Girl", or "Rapunzel" in the old language. I kid you not. Looking for food in the mountains, I found an old estate where the only surviving building was a tower with no doors. Everyone knows the old story... Beautiful braids thrown down the window to allow one to reach the princess. But the prince is long dead, and the witch is loose in the world; she could not care less about her captive.
People say your hair keeps growing even after you are dead. Rapunzel’s prodigious braids not only never stopped growing from her dead scalp in centuries, but took over the entire estate, strangling the contructions around it like some poisonous vine. Black crows larger than eagles violently fought for the disarranged locks, competing for the best strands to build their nests. I've seen those birds before. They belonged to Odin, aging bastard god and self-proclameid monarch of the north lands. Like spoiled brats, the crows invaded people’s farms, stole animals and caused trouble. Killing one of the crows was to incur Odin’s anger.
Nevertheless, They were fat, and probably delicious, And I had a couple of Mistletoe arrows just in case of those troublesome Teutonic Gods caused me any grief. I quickly dispatched the largest of the birds, and the rest flew away. I knew I would pay for that, but I didn’t care. The old stories were as real as you and me, and nothing was sacred anymore in this new world.
As I loaded the carcass in my horse I looked back, and could not help but smile... For the first time in a long while I felt like a real Knight, defending a Princess (albeit a dead one) from Evil. It was dawn, and the silhouette of the tower divided clearly night and day, dark and light, good and bad. I bowed down and rode into the rising sun.
February 25th, 2007, 03:21 PM
Damn you Xgabo. Where'd you come from!
February 25th, 2007, 03:57 PM
...Holy potatoes...awesome piece xgabo! The story is killer to boot also.
So...when is other heavy hitters like Hideyoshi, Tyranx, and bumskee , stopping by :teeth:
February 25th, 2007, 05:41 PM
Updated to near final, might tweak before the deadline.
jfwalls, yeah, sleep is just one of those things that has to happen unfortunately. :)
xgabo, that is a prime example of illustrated ass-kickery. Nicely done.
February 25th, 2007, 06:08 PM
xgabo that is one sweet painting u got there. Why no sketchbook, I'd like to see more of your work. I'll just have to browse your site then, ey?
Cool stuff from Corrick, Stokes, and Trashy too.
Hope I'll have the time to do mine!
February 26th, 2007, 12:12 PM
February 26th, 2007, 11:58 PM
edujanate let me edujacate you :)
I dig your piece and I think you should crank up the detail on the tower. I'm not sure what those vertical streaks are above the window.
chaosrocks: I definitely like your traditional piece much more. Much better composition and better mood. I'd digitally touch up on the traditional piece maybe. The sky could be better organized - maybe a large cloud region to contrast all the little ones?
Vyse: Good setting, like it! Howabout making the lava some real lava?! Crank up the orange - make it glow! And then light your scene using the intensely colored lava as the light source! Why are the chains glowing as strongly as the lava?
Corrick that's solid! Very swell! I agree, it is reminiscent of old school Starwars concept art - Ralph McQuarrie! Awesome! Man, Starwars is the bestest movie eva!!! Did you color the foreground structure in its local color first and then go over it with a low opacity sky-blue? Or did you just happen to pick just the right shade to make it so wonderfully convincing?
Xgabo: Yeah! Really like your story, actually worth reading! Dig the crows messing with the tangled dead protine strands! Are you half German or why do you know about the Schwarzwald?
February 27th, 2007, 12:03 AM
dragon...thanks.. I will probably do that
the other is the result od a severe struggle with Painter. i was frusterated with it I resorted trad... as I so often do
and wheres yours?
ps I know about schwartzwald and Im not german...just into folklore
February 27th, 2007, 12:22 AM
Dragon4lunch - Thanks, glad you like it... I am not German, but I like to dig a little deeper when I am writing, to create believable details that can bring the story to life. I find German folk tales and myths very interesting and that was the perfect excuse to research a little more and have fun with it.
February 27th, 2007, 12:56 AM
Apparently I knew pretty much nothing beyond the surface details of the Grimm stories. So that's where the Black Forest is.
dragon4lunch, thanks for the rather over-generous compliment! I'd like to say I can compare, but I have a ways to go. And no, I'm not so lucky as all that, I had to darken it a couple of times to get the right color, but I did start with all the colors as close to what they are. I tend to paint light at first, which is a damned nuisance later on.
Chaos, you "retreat" to traditional??? I wish I could traditionally paint even a fraction of what you and others can do. I'm all digital, which is fine, but there's a small part of me that wonders if I'm a fraud :) I can at least pick up a pencil and pen... but give me colors and I'll give you a mess.
February 27th, 2007, 04:10 AM
Thanks for your comments dragon4lunch, This last times you are educating me!!
Very nice entries!!
February 27th, 2007, 04:41 AM
Corrick man - that's absolutely fantastic. Saved into my OPA folder.
Am I right in thinking you don't have a sketchbook or personal gallery?
February 27th, 2007, 03:59 PM
Another Dark version!
February 27th, 2007, 09:24 PM
Edit for final:
Rapunzel is far-known as the greatest enchantress ever to have lived. She is reclusive, residing in her tower. It is said that whoever can scale the enchanted golden chain will be instructed, and her arts passed on to them. Rapunzel has lived in her tower for nearly four hundred years, no one has yet scaled the chain.
February 27th, 2007, 09:47 PM
And the locks of her hair caught on fire.
February 28th, 2007, 01:33 AM
@Alezunde- I like that, a lot. Very clean.
Alas I have run out of time. Here's my finished entry.
Last edit, I swear.
My futuristic element is the stairs. In the future, people will use stairs to access the upper floors of buildings, rather than braided hair. This means that our Rapunzel can wear a more comfortable off-the-shoulder hairstyle that doesn't get caught in the rotor of the floor buffer when she polishes her tower.
February 28th, 2007, 11:29 AM
My first EoW post.
I concentrated too much on perspective and colours (just discovered Painter's Artist Oils...) and nearly forgot the concept. Rapunzel's braid is barely visible...
February 28th, 2007, 04:37 PM
ATAnderson, you're right, I don't... I suck, I know. I don't really sketch. If there's an idea, I think about it (a lot), and then draw a prelim, and then paint the final. I hate doing things twice, so sketching it a few times to "get it right" would allow me to tire of the subject matter. If I change it, I change it mid-painting. Some concept artist, huh... And no, I don't have a gallery either, but that's because I'm lazy. Or overworked.
Peg, That's a sweet tower, but what really caught my eye were the two "claw" stalks in the background. Mystery!!! I like it.
March 1st, 2007, 06:24 AM
hehe, I'm glad you like it Corrick! You're probably tired of hearing it by now but that orbital platform is kickass! Very sweet colour and contrasts
March 1st, 2007, 06:24 PM
here is my version, which happens to be my first EOW
i decided to do something that was more akin to how the tower would look in the original story, next eow im going for something dark and malovent, no matter the subject
March 2nd, 2007, 10:52 AM
finishem up folks. please remember to outside host. Descriptions not nessisary but if you want one be sure its there. Closing tomorrow morning EST. ( which I think is GMT+5 but Im not sure)
March 2nd, 2007, 04:28 PM
Hope theres somethin like 'A glowing thing in light' next time, Atomic! =)
Nice Stuff in here, gonna participate next time!
March 2nd, 2007, 05:42 PM
Still enough time for me to make one so I'm off ;)
Didn't know what to do with the bg yet but needed something because of the bright colors :)
And voila; the final version: my first ever EOW :)
I'm quite happy with the results since this is basicly the very first thing I made in PS :D
March 3rd, 2007, 12:23 AM
Alezunde: I really like yours, very creative. I can imagine seeing that as a kid and staring at it wanting to play on it.
Updated mine on pg 1 also.
March 3rd, 2007, 01:20 AM
jfwalls, the only thing that could come even close to holding back your magnificent piece are the mountains in the background. They're much too bold and almost cartoonish. I'd recommend pulling out on the contrast each one has with the other, so they're a hair's breadth away from each other and the background itself.
... other than that, "holy crap that's awesome!"
March 3rd, 2007, 03:15 AM
Corrick: Wow! Thanks, I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the crits too. I got lazy on the BG, but I've fixed it. Again I gotta thank you for the crits because they pushed me to finish it off and improve it.
March 3rd, 2007, 04:00 AM
Updated and adapted to the Grimm's original Story! (see 1st one in page 1)
March 3rd, 2007, 09:02 AM
alright Ladies and Gentlemen (and the rest of you too). This is closed. Polling will be posted later today New Round is on. Im shortening the time frame. 2 weeks is too long. we'll try for 10 days.....maybe even get us back weekly!
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