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HISTORICAL GENDER BENDER
HISTORICAL GENDER BENDER
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
You must take one real historical figure from any period in history (up until 1950), and recreate that person in the opposite gender. You may place them in a different time period, a different planet, an alternative universe, -whatever you like - BUT you must make it recognizable as the person you are attempting to portray, using either costume, props, facial characteristics, whatever you can think of.
You can do this in whatever style you like, just again, make the historical figure clear and recognizable.
This is a research topic. Therefore, you must provide at least one link and three pictures (whether they be pictures, paintings, etc) of the historical figure you are portraying when you submit for the final burning. Anyone missing any of these will be disqualified!
(If you're having trouble finding reference, don't hesitate to pm me, and I'll try to help you out.)
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, March 23th, 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 and Daestwen (yay!) will make the selection.
Last edited by S.C. Watson; April 14th, 2008 at 10:01 PM. Reason: new deadline
oh, very interesting, i might have to come back here for this one
This sounds awesome! I'll have to try this
I'm totally doing hitler.
This is a very interesting topic! Nice one Daestwen. How on earth I'm going to fit it in I don't know... sigh...
A useful link for inspiration:
Last edited by Aly Fell; March 10th, 2008 at 04:00 AM.
Great idea for a topic, I can't wait to see the entries!
Point, Penumbra. *lol*
Why do you have to post such great topics when I'm short of time! >.<
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i highly doubt i have the technical skills to pull smthg like that off in a week... ill try tho! im thinking Edgar Alla Poe, i mean... look at the guy!
...cd he have a more unique/weird face? imagine him as a woman...
Ohh interesting.. I'll need to give this some thought!
I would soOOOOoooooo like to do the infamous womanizer Ben Franklin...
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Ohh, I got dibs on a female Spartacus. No seriously, I do.
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Oh! I should also mention:
It's Perfectly fine to do a figure that someone else is doing, but you better have different reference and pictures.
(Spoiler: really badly.)
I was going to try to con other people into it, but I think I just *have* to do it myself....
Last edited by daestwen; March 10th, 2008 at 11:33 AM. Reason: because i know how to spell. honest
oh m gooood this is my first post on
i always wanted to enter the chow and this one is amazing
yeah ill take ceasar
thats what i scetched out so far, no research stuff though, its more or less just a scetch to get some ideas
New here too. I'm also going to do Julius Caesar. He seems like quite a character.
i think im going to do a male Joan of Ark
Can it be mythologically historical? lol
But. If you're taking that track, you *better* check with me first - i reserve the right to disqualify anything that isn't a legitimate person.
My first thought was Abraham Lincoln, but god, I couldn't do that to some poor woman.
oh my goodness. Someone's going to do... Liberace or Freddy Mercury or Leonardo Da Vinci and it's going to be FABULOUS.
ima flip AL CAPONE
Al Capone was an infamous gangster who ruled Chicago's organized crime during the second half of the 1920s.
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I considered Joan of Arc at the moment I read the topic, but for me the gender-bending should really do something to the historical and contextual dynamic - I think the fact that Joan of Arc was a woman to begin with was pretty extraordinary in that age, so to flip her and make her a male would make her like any other sword-wielding leader of the day.
However, the two that stuck out most in my mind, if you want to go the warrior-princess route, were Ghengis Khan and Attila the Hun...would love to see two strong Frazetta-style Amazonian warrior ladies gender-bent from their original source material...
I looked at yours, now you look at mine...sketchbook here
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I don't think I have time this week to enter, so I'll pass along my idea: Musashi, famed japanese swordsman.
haha Dae i might take on Lord Nelson for you xD
i dont think i can pass this up but...not set on a person so hey, might take that one on xD
but then again i might take on someone like Brutus or Ghengis Khan...hmm still researching
Last edited by ArtFish; March 10th, 2008 at 03:00 PM.
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