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    CHoW Topic Suggestions

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    -=ON CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS=-


    There is no hard and set rule here, but there are some things to keep in mind.

    A character is an individual. This means that we are dealing with a specific person or creature, whatever it is. You can get as detailed as you want, or as vague as you want. But something individual, something unique, has to show through for your description to be a true character.

    Unrelated words strung together do not a character make.

    Character descriptions will vary greatly. They will at times be in depth. They will at times include a little bit of back story. And, they will at times be very, very brief. Below are three examples of character descriptions that stand a good chance of being accepted:

    • EXAMPLE 1: The Lizardman. This character is a member of a jungle tribe, and a member of the priesthood. This character holds a fair amount of authority and has a lot of presence in public, and as such must be dressed according to ceremonial ritual. The temple he is a member of is the Temple del Sol - Temple of the Sun. His design must reflect his affinity with the bringer of life, the giver of light. He should be armed, but not heavily.
    • EXAMPLE 2: Commodore Billipickfinster has just been ordered to take his Airship fleet and use their atomics to sterilize the Koochi-koochi invasion... by destroying his home city, where his family is trapped.
    • EXAMPLE 2: Fred is an angry teddybear


    In presenting your ideas, anything that gets the sense of a *character* across, stands a good chance of being used. The more characterized, the more personality you pick up from the description, regardless of how many words you use, the better.

    A good suggestion is to start with a name....


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    The Medieval Superhero - What if a superhero would be born into the medieval world. Sharing the ideals and knowledge of those around him/her but with fantastic powers. No wizzards or magicians. It is fine if he population believes he/she is a magic-user, but it should be clear to the persons seeing the image that it is not a wizzard, mage, sorcerer/ess or other "magic wielder" of typical look.




    The Host - Many things are described as "the Host", angelic choires, fae armies. One of the defining points of the Host is that on an individual level, they are also called "the Host". Research material can be found on wikipedia and monstropedia ( http://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Sluagh sluagh means "host"). This is an open ended topic. "the Host" can be many differen things: Angels, Demons, Faerie creatures. Your job is to depict ONE of them.
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    Angel, Warrior Angel, Sluagh, Host. Sithra Akhra
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    Red face

    Let's see...

    Dinosaur civilisation:
    What if the dinosaurs were not extinct, and evolved into a civilized race instead of the small furry mammals?

    Good elf/bad elf:
    Always they talk about the goody-good High elves and the evil-bad Dark elves. Well, what do you think? (this should be a little bit open)

    Master of Disaster:
    Whatever he or she does, it ends in a disaster. Maybe voluntarily, or is it just really bad luck? (Could be funny)

    The Ex-Terminator:
    He comes from the future to get rid of all these pesty bugs from the present.

    The Frankenstein Family:
    Daddy, Mummy, the Kids, the Dog and the Cat. A family born in the lightning, living now in your neighbourhood.

    Been there, done that:
    Your chief, king, boss, mistress, or whatever orders you to do some task. Standing before him/her, you have done the task already, and somehow it should obvious for all others except for the taskgiver.

    Well, just some ideas...
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    I like "The Host"

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    The Emo Kid and the Bubble Goth - All about good old fun contrast. Emo Kid an Bubble Goth are the best of friends, they both share an undying love for Tim Burton, videogames, random body-mods and heavy eyeliner. They've known each other since they were kids so you can depict them as their younger teen-selves or as their current young-adults selves. Emo Kid/young adult likes to think of himself as a poet, but since his writings are often overlooked, he tends to sulk. Bubble Goth is far more cheery but her penchant for "darkness" is there; you can choose to what extent you wish to display it in her wardrobe. She likes layered clothes and/or elaborate lacy/frilly outfits, but with a "twist". (for example, a classic: very feminine black corset with tutu but worn with combat boots.)

    the point here is to show what they have in common (thru atmosphere, or attitude or wtever) while still maintaining each's individuality! you can invert boi and girl if you like but they must be recognizable right away, meaning: with one glance one shd be able to tell who's the emo and who's the bubble goth.

    PS: i like the Frankenstein Family idea!
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    Militaristic Necromancer - Think of a modern day soldier crossed with a Necromancer. A robe with a camouflage pattern perhaps? Give a staff that doubles as a rifle maybe? He commands armies of skeletal troopers. Possibility of helmet, or just some bald guy with an evil look. I was imagining a scene where he is standing on a something, say a cliff, or a small hill, facing the enemy, and his army is already charging, or is getting ready to charge.
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    The liar - a character that is ready to do everything to have his outer appearence lead him to success. It has no particular value but has an overwhelming presence.

    Helmut - character full of vice, physically weak, but has enough knowledge to defend himself in any situation and create technical prowesses.
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    I think doing a Supervillian would be SO much fun!
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    Hunchback of Alpha Centauri- So we know the story of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. This time around though, you are required to make a character conceptual of a Hunchback of another Solar System.
    This is fairly open-ended, it can be a human character, or an alien character, but it should represent the original Hunchback fairly well, and by that we mean that it should be Quasimodo (which means "almost like", possibly reffering to him being "almost like a human being" but definately not).

    Do research, stay away from disney. We want a character concept, for this reason, we would like to see either some facial expressions or an orthographic view.

    A startingpoint for research (if you are out of clues or don't have the book) is here -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasimodo
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    I had sent this to daestwen a bit ago, but wanted to post here now that we have the new suggestions thread.

    The Resurrectionist - historical/period topic
    Before the passing of the Warburton or Anatomy Act of 1832, educators teaching anatomy and dissection were often forced to turn to the services of professional Resurrection Men or "body snatchers." So great was the fear that one's corpse could be secretly excavated and dissected that elaborate pains were taken to guard cemetery plots after burial or to inter the deceased with all manner of preventative measures. Rivalry between different schools and the necessity of a steady supply of fresh corpses usually meant that the Ressurectionist would be paid handsomely for his dirty work and usually with no questions asked...

    There's a decent wiki article here and a great segment on body snatching in the book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach, available at Amazon.com.

    I think it would make for a great topic - plenty of atmosphere and mood! I'm sure the backgrounds/environments would be great, and lighting schemes with shuttered lanterns and London fog - I'm getting goosebumps!
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    Has CHOW ever done an Apothecary. Could be kewl.
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    The Four Businessmen: What if The Four Horsemen (War, Famine, Death and Pestilence) were high-profile businessmen, and what would their businesses be? Design one of the Four Horseman to fit this scenario and choose a business/company/corporation you think they would lead. You can make one up, as long as it fits within the style and atmosphere of your painting, and your businessman. Description could be avoided by wit in your painting. Attributes of each horseman should be researched in order to fit the style you deem suitable for the horseman/businessman of your choice.

    Good idea?
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    Death as a teenager
    - Death is not just about taking people to the next life. Death just wants to chill some time, maybe play some video games, get something to eat, or hang with friends.

    Deus ex machinca (God of Machines)
    -A race of beings gifted with incredible intelligence and created large machinces to help with various tasks. However, the story goes that during a routine upgrade, many of the machines went berserk, killing many. Their rampage continued, engulfing the god's homeworld. The gods developed a different kind of machine. They hoped that the current machines would help destroy the berserk machines. The gods rallied behinded the leader of the new machins and his famous war cry: "Transform and roll out."
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