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Refined Gem 4500 Carat
Friday, 30th November 2007
note: The deadline won't be EXACTLY after a week...it can last up to 24 hours more, i am human and have to work also, you know
How to post
In this thread you can post all wips, questions, comments etc
However if you are done with your entry, post the final image in the following thread.
THREAD FOR FINAL ENTRIES
READ THE INFO IN THE 1ST POST OF THE FINALS THREAD TO SEE HOW TO POST YOUR FINAL IMAGE!!!
Last edited by Fozzybar; November 26th, 2007 at 01:44 AM.
I updated the rules. Now there are all infos you need to enter the COW successfully
In case you need more infos about the rules, follow the link beneath the rules image. I hope we will have less misunderstandings now, also the act of posting and setting up the poll has been optimized. Just follow the instructions and all is fine
What i want you to do is:
1. Take 1 thumbnail from the entries of the 100th round (actually there should be enough for your choice ) You can use your own or someone elses...
Here is the thread with all images:
2. Paste it 1:1 on your canvas. Add the line "Original Creature Design by artistsname" and the theme and thumbnail number next to it.
3. Make a fully rendered big version of the chosen creature with a new angle and/or pose!!! No tracing!
4. Stick to the original design and whatever you can spot at the thumbnail (colors, pattern, shape etc), but feel free to add details, as long as they don't change the creature design and inital look from the thumbnail.
Beneath is a sample, how it should look like...
Last edited by Fozzybar; November 23rd, 2007 at 05:32 AM.
Oh...good point....forgot it, will add it to the info...
You can use your own or someone elses.
Right, i knew i had to do this someday anyway. lets get it on.
This is a really interesting topic and departure from the way COW usually works.
God, I don't know which one I would pick. I just can't do one of mine, it wouldn't be as fun or probably as much of a challenge... Hmmmmm.
nice method on this one... the "approved thumbnail" to refined finished illustration is a good working approach to this sort of thing too. Looks like I'm down since I have some thumbnails to choose from...
fozzybar, when it comes to working from someone else's thumbnail I think the artist wanting to do it should get the original artist's permission first. Just a simple courtesy pm would do the trick, and/or a credit "Concept thumbnail by SomeDude99", etc.
I wonder if SomeDude99 is a member on the forum...
was planning to do this with some of mine anyway, awesome idea..
And as it comes to the permission...i am not sure, but i think every artist who participated would be proud of having another artist picking his thumbnail and working it out....
If any artist doesn't want this, he shall post here...and if you want to go for sure ask the artist via pm...
EDIT: Ignore the "pass"... change of heart. PM me with a heads-up if possible so I can look for it. This is all posted later in the thread, but figured I'd update this as well, since it appears first.
Best of luck to all who do participate!
P.S. - Hey, Fozz... you could probably string this theme along for at least another month... there are certainly enough designs to choose from!
Last edited by Imagus; November 27th, 2007 at 01:30 PM.
This sounds sweet, I was just thinking I needed to work on something interesting this week.
Most see only what they wish to, what is it that you see?
I think I'll be using Moai's Giant Tree Eater #87, if you don't mind ofcourse Moai! I like the body structure.
What i forgot is the concept text...
It will be funnier to let the artists come up with an interpretation of the thumbnails and build up their big version on their interpretation.
In the poll thread the original thumbnails artists can add their idea...that could be interesting...
fozzy, can we also use any of the pretty thumbnails that never actualy got into the finals? or is final versions only?
Myself, I'm leaning strongly towards this Giant Tree Eater by longshao. I like its elephantine-ness, its Helicoprion-like tusks, and its odd patches of green and purple fur. I really don't know if I'll be able to go through with this round, though. I have school work to do, as well as Christmas pictures to get started on (being the talented one in the family sometimes sucks ). I may just have to try, though.
A sleuth is a detective, like sherlock Holmes.
And to stay on topic: i think i'm going to do James Wolf's #14, which is an arctic firehead and looks like this:
In the case anyone thinks of using a creature of mine for this task, don't bother to ask. Just send me an elephant, and you can use any single one of my COW#100-creatures.... Yes, even the good ones! It is true!
Please send the elephant to:
686 95 Västra Ämtervik
Dude. Did you just post your street address on the internets? Do you want weidros like me showing up at your door?
I'm not sending an elephant... but the flying rainbow turtles of death are on the way.
I haven't decided which creature I will do, but I've narrowed it down to seven or eight contenders. I'm looking for something mostly that I would never think to design myself.
Awesome! I am so fucking in!
I like many, but some I like more then other. Thiss will be hard to decide.
For the moment it leans towards cakeypigdog # 84 Flower Patterned Jungle Lurker.
Last edited by LORD M; November 21st, 2007 at 02:37 PM.
I'm reconsidering my earlier "pass" statement... not that anyone would want to use them, but there's a fine line between "merciful" and "stingy"... I dunno.
EDIT: Reconsidered... go for it. PM for heads-up would be nice, if possible.
Assuming I decide to participate, if I do decide to go with someone else's concept, I'll probably grab one of Cloister's or M. Jaecks' - my vote and runner-up. Or I may take a fellow zero-voter's thumbnail, as there will most likely be a ton of top-fiver concepts coming up in full res. As such, if you hate toon/anime style or novice-level digital painting, speak now or risk thumbnailicide™.
pld: <-- Thumbie go BOOM!
I do have another project that I want to focus on, but there's that whole Thanksgiving thing coming up... or as I call it, "day off day".
Last edited by Imagus; November 27th, 2007 at 01:28 PM. Reason: Does anyone ever actually fill in the "Reason for Editing" box? Whoops... guess that answers that. :)