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JAPANESE GODDESS AMATERASU
Amaterasu, Japanese Goddess of the Sun.
This round is mostly open to interpretation, but do your homework and pull your design from the original mythology. You're welcome to do a fictional restyling, just make sure you can justify your reasoning.
Here's some links to get you started:
FOLLOW THE TOPIC.
POST YOUR FINAL IN THE FINAL BURNING THREAD.
SAVE YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT. Chow##_Nickname
PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
(you can add CA logo, etc).
SUNDAY, February 10th, 2008
The way the deadline works: if deadline is on a Sunday and your image is posted on that Sunday 23:59 your local time it's a good entry.
In fact - as long there is Sunday somewhere on the planet your entry is ok. I will make the poll sometimes Monday evening my time (GMT - 8 ) yet I'll have a look at the last entries.
POST YOUR FINALS IN THE FINAL BURNING THREAD!
Remember to include your nickname in the filename.
About quality - as general rule: if your shapes and values are not decent - you are out. Watch proportions, perspective etc. we need perfectly readable shapes and coherent, consistent values.
BE PROFESSIONAL - only finished and good quality entries will be taken to the poll. Oregano will make the selection.
Last edited by S.C. Watson; April 14th, 2008 at 10:11 PM.
Funnnnn. Can't pass this one up... I think I'm gonna give it a try.
'Cuz life is full of your regrets, and I should be one...
I might actually make this with water colors.
oo I just know this is going to have some amazing entries!
I think I'll have to have a go at this one! : D
i have finally been on time to see the chow at the begining mabey now i will have time to enter for the first time
just got my new computer
could be something good to break it in with
I bet everyone's picture is going to involve a white wolf. xD
If every thing goes well Ill finally be able to post something up on this activity rather than just sketch and be bogged with busy work
Here is what i got going on so far
Last edited by Joey-b; February 5th, 2008 at 07:53 AM.
Another update, any C&C ?
Last edited by Joey-b; February 5th, 2008 at 07:54 AM.
so this will be my first attempt ay these weekly competitions... I'm really excited to give this one a try!
"How do you afford your rock and roll life style?"
Great start Joey-b, but what's she doing with her arms? At the moment there's no reason as to why they are floating out like that. I can't help wondering if something more definite of purpose might suit a Goddess. She could be reaching out to us, or as she's almost in a ballet pose how about pushing that a bit more? Dancing into the sun?
uh im nearing final already
Posh, Good crits.
Ill go work on that.. hmm maybe some birds? ..
Last edited by Joey-b; February 5th, 2008 at 11:50 AM.
My Internet was down so I missed the last one, But I wont miss this one
fixed the link for you - Oreg.
Last edited by Wiggers; February 6th, 2008 at 05:08 AM. Reason: fixed the link
Joey-b: Slow down man, you have all week I think she needs some more Japanese elements, right now the billowing skirt/bottom with the overall pattern doesn't read as a kimono. And I agree with Poshspice. You've got enough time to give some purpose to that pose. Amaterasu's wikipedia entry has some great info, there are a few historically relevant props you could have her holding that it mentions.
Wiggers: Great start. I love that elegant, straight hair. I can definitely see all the layers of a traditional Japanese costume
Pseudocognition - Yeah i know, i just have little time at hands haha,
thx for the crits.. mm yeah i do need to add somethings to make it more japanese-ish (?!), about the kimono i know it doesnt look like a kimono but it does make it look more godess like.. a bit of both worlds..
ok ok.. ill rework it, thanks
Since I have some excellent on-hand references at home (my SO's mom being Japanese and a teacher of Japanese, too) - I can't pass this up.
But damn school is taking up ALL my time so far....grrrr....I.Must.Find.Time..../William Shatner
Thinking that I want her skin to glow like the sunlight was trapped underneath.
This is my tester (and I know that I'll need to do at least 3/4 of her).
If anyone has any thoughts or advice on painting of light under and through skin it would be greatly appreciated.
Always strive for perfection. You will never achieve it, but will learn so much more in the striving.
lovely topic! I'm in
cowboy surfer: This is just how I reason it, I could be wrong, so I hope that someone corrects me if I am, but.
Assuming that the light is coming from *within* her, she really wouldn't have shadow. Instead, the darker/redder parts would come from where there was more skin between her and the light. So the places with the least amount (like eye lids, the inner ear) would be the brightest.
It probably wouldn't look very good, though... >>; so maybe an artistic interpretation is probably best, rather than trying to do how it literally might look.
Cowboy Surfer: That's a great concept you have going there, but as Daestwen said, it might not look like you want it to if executed realistically. This artist did a pretty cool inner-glow effect, I can't link to the image exactly but it's in her "elf art" section, second row, second in from the right.
Cowboysurfer On post 590 here in Camara's SB there is a good explanation of subsurface scattering that might be helpful for you. I am sure there is a lot more out there too, but I read this the other day and it came to mind.
Hope this helps.
I missed out last round, but I gotta give this a shot- very fun topic
I'm in on this one, if I don't post something I'll beat myself.