this isn't a poll - it's a reminder
Ladydove, i love the idea of the Japanese ghost, fantastic idea! how about a Japanese Oni(demon)? i want to do that Japanese ghost!!
Wiggers, an oni would be interesting. In fact, there are a great many directions we can go with the theme of japanese that spurred a few more ideas.
This might work for a Halloween CHOW? There are many types of vampires out there, from the aristocratic Count Dracula and Elizabeth Bathory to the Japanese Kitsune or the vampires whose heads leave their bodies at night to seek out victims. Create a vampire based on a pre-existing culture, OR make a new one based on modern or fantasy culture. Most vampires represent what is sexual and exotic to ourselves, or the fear of death and the unknown, depending on the myth. Try to make a concept which exhibits these themes.
Warrior in Drag - The warrior in drag is a character that moves with confidence in the world of the warrior, he just happend to put on his favourite drag-outfit this saturday, and there just happend to be some antagonistic b******s getting into his business whilst he was having fun...
This is a topic that could lend itself to both Sci-fi or Fantasy, though the idea stems from a warrior weilding a broadsword wearing a drag, this should not limit YOUR imaginative mind.
1. Needs to be a male character, wearing some form of Drag-queen-esque outfit and obviously being a warrior-type.
2. Though this could easily be a comical styled CHOW, it would be nice to see some serious ones aswell. Drag-queen Warrior doesnt automatically mean comic relief.
3. Concider the fact that it needs to be obviously a male character. Don't forget that clothes usually give the impression of gender, try to not make butch women-warriors in dresses but actually male warriors in drag.
4. If you wish, show how much butt a warrior in drag still can kick!
I've been thinking about "Faras, the mosquito killer" (the name is not important).
Two nights ago I had to be 20 minutes killing mosquitos to sleep, there were seven in my bedroom! And within years of training, I have some exquisite tecniques to end them!
So I thought about a great warrior who lives in a place full of them, and he's developed very special adds to kill'em'all (Metallica!).
The image came first when I saw myself (here, in my mind) like a kind of assassin, prepared to fight them...
I think it can be funny, and mosquitos (of course) ara not necesary small, they can be like in Jumanji
Zarquino, that sounds awesome! lol, I can see it now.
I like the japanese ghost or oni, and the vampire too. All sounds interesting.
skogsrå, swedish folklore creature, mistress of the woods. a trickster creature with the appearance of a lovely young woman, but viewed from behind she had a hollow back, like an old hollow log.
various parts of swedish lore has her riding on mooses, seducing men who wander into her woods, blessing hunters weapons by blowing on them, helping female sheperds with their animals. a creature who could do both harm and good to people who lived near or in the forest.
Waaay to High on some strange (specific) drug
He-Man (remakes, like any of the characters set urban or farmer or whatever)
Nurse from hell
Grandma the Grand Monster
conan the librarian
the traveling hippie alien couple (with their spacecraft in the back maybe)
Sackdoll action hero
Tokyo futuristic zombie kid
the not so hot Emo chick
time traveling farmer
A pig goes to war
The flesh eating zombie doctor
My teacher is a extraterrestrial! (50´s style)
Bionic Soldier teen
Japanese Monster Schoolgirl
the guy in the cellar
God in the Ghetto
Humanoid dragon boy goes to school
the Ghost collector
the life Creator
The dark Ghost (set in a specific area, decade etc)
My dad is a home made Frankenstein!
time 4 bed.
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Intergalactic Roller Derby competitor.
He Who Overcomes
The Sun beaming down, the light glistening off both the sweat of his brow and the blood of his enemies alike, he raises his banner high atop a mountain made from the corpses of his nemisi. Only scraps of armor and clothing remain, leaving his perfect body revealed to all. Every muscle is just as it should be; it gives him maximum power, yet never slows him down.
This character is probably pretty cliched, but what evs. He could be a savage barbarian, defeating horrors we can barely imagine, or an advanced soldier from the far future, fending off foes from beyond distant stars. He could even be some modern day ganger, beating down all comes.
The Phantom Of the Opera
Hmmm... how about
Norse female deities that watch over and decide the outcome of battles. They also choose the most heroic that have fallen in battle.
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Yin and Yang - Two chinese/asian sisters, very different and yet very much the same.
Hua Mulan - The historical or fictional heroine from ancient China (and inspired the disney film "Mulan") For more infos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hua_Mulan
dynamic duos in a new setting.
murtaugh and riggs, but not as cops
dubya and cheney, but not as president and veep
if you draw batman and robin, you will be disqualified.
The Phoenix - Basically take the phoenix legend and instead of a bird, apply it to a person, or humanoid. Someone who dies or falls, and rises again, for whatever reason. Actually, any legend dealing with powerful animal spirits would work. And, it would require some digging into the myth. Maybe too far out from CHOW.
I added a reminder graphic at the top of the thread in the form of a poll -- needed a way to stickie something cause I wanted it at the beginning of each page, so...
Some of you have some great ideas, but two unrelated words won't get chosen for a CHOW. We want to go deeper than just stereotypes, and that's really what those are.
Think about the character ideas you are submitting. We want something that is multifaceted and intriguing, not a one dimensional cardboard cut out.
We do troll this thread - especially when we can't come up with something, so show us what you've got!
All the best,
Bettie Cordon - Woman of the East back in the 1800s. She goes West with her fiance only to be lost in the praries of the mid-west when he dies of mysterious circumstances. Now, she tracks down all the people who killed her husband, and all of their kind. (Don't limit yourself on WHAT killed him, use your imagination). She's a good horsewoman, quick on the draw, but still has the sense of her Eastern upbringing.
Ike goes by "Spike" and he's a Dragon Dentist. So you dread getting your wisdom teeth pulled? Spike offers wisdom while pulling your teeth! Many used to gossip that Spike was a dragon "slayer" based on the tools in his possession. A wanderer by nature, he's never had or needed an office.
-Spike is a Dragon Dentist without an office, he travels the lands answering house calls (carries the tools he needs with him at all times) No pictures of a dentist in an room with a dragon in his chair please
-Spike is old and wise, something of an ancient legend himself
-Time period could vary from ancient fantasy to modern day, but nothing about Spike is ordinary.
Paulus Hectorius Cassius, exiled member of Rome's illustrious and glorified Praetorian Guard, now residing in Germania as the leader of a small but ferocious band of warriors fighting against Roman occupation of their land. Sentenced to death for injuring the emperor's son in a rage after he raped Paulus's sister, Paulus escaped with the help of his childhood friend and constant companion, the Germanian giant Aalwijn. Paulus desires nothing more than to depose the corrupt, vile emperor and return Rome to its former glory.
The character should reflect the proud nature of an unwilling exile, his clothing and armor a mix of his old roman gear and germanic replacement. Can portray Aalwijn or not, Aalwijn means "Noble Friend". Remember that this is a very angry man, and yet his intentions are noble. He has been wronged, is in an environment that is alien to him, and spends most of his time fighting.
Time period is middle/Late Roman empire, lets say around 300CE.
Richtofen Von Manfred, leader of the Crimson Counts
Modern fighter pilot Ala WWI's Red Baron, leader of a mercenary band of Fighter pilots. The Counts fly what seem to be heavily modified Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23's, prototype aircraft tested by the US military and colored the Counts trademark crimson. A dark and brooding figure, Richtofen has more than 300 bounties on his head totalling over 26 billion dollars. His men would follow him to the gates of hell and back.
The Counts are first and foremost a mercenary company, but modern legend has it that they fight for the purpose of ending warfare. Their presence does indeed tend to hasten the end of whatever conflict they decide to intervene in. They are that good; air superiority is usually established within hours, and the Count's preside over their new domain on massive air platforms from which they launch their aircraft. At the end of hostilities, the Crimson Counts mysteriously vanish; the governments of the world are at a loss when it comes to identifying their base of operations.
Fashion designer Satin Marquez is the king of the New York fashion industry. Of Cuban descent, Marquez is fabulous and wants everyone to know it. Fond of super modern and semi-futuristic styles, Marquez is the face of modern fashion. He is known to be a spoiled rotten princess; if it isn't perfect, he freaks, when he freaks, its ugly, and Satin.. Satin cant handle ugly. In top physical condition, Satin demands to be shielded from the every day man and his imperfections and claims to have never laid eyes on a man or woman with a BMI of over 20. Always flanked by beautiful women who he designs for and beautiful boy-men who he desires after, Satin is quite the figure.
What If; American towns warred like the city states of Ancient Greece?
Ambassador and Diplomat from the Noble and Glorious (albiet.. tiny) town of East Dristow to the savages of West Dristow. Jonathan is a man overtaken by his own inflated self image, full of arrogance, he is a pompous twit with an extreme silver-tongue. He can talk his way out of anything.
Remake the Jedi Knight!
What IF... Jedi robes were not jedi robes? What would a Jedi Knight look like in your mind? No robes! None! Zeeeero! And the lightsaber should not be the main focus of your piece, make sure we can see what they are wearing.
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The Empty Suit
Laughably Newbtastic SB:
war journalist: historical, spanish civil war or world war two.
female 26/30 yrs. nationality could be irish/french/canadian.
assigned to madrid in the early times of the civil war(1936)
or in the ww2 case: assigned to the front in north africa.
she always carry her camera and equipment, also a little note block.
she has short hair(red/brown), always wear pants and combat boots.
the fast and dangerous profession she choose made her heart always available to love...and always ready to close.
she is very curious and charming,but with a strong character.
wears a red scarf on the neck, gift from a lover (a spanish miliziano) or a blue
scarf from an english lover when she was in london (for the ww2 scenario)
she has a scar from a bullet in some place of her body.
i second DIMAYGAN's post.
i just saw an amazing documentary about Eddie Adams, the photographer who shot the infamous handgun execution photo during the Vietnam War. (there's info about that movie on page 20 of my SB thread)
pose and features, the 1000m stare, the war-weariness, etc. there's a lot of possibilities with it that scream for what i consider to be characterization as opposed to just fashion/costume/era/ethos...
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 1. Pen and Ink, hatching
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 2. Reilly's Head Abstraction Notes & Discussion
some threads i've been following and some people i met along the way:
Tensai *** Mike Butkus' SB *** Bhanu *** Wanimal *** AztcFireFlwr
Countess Erzsebeth Bathory 16th century countess who was rumoured to bath in the blood of blue blooded girls to prolong her youth.
She is supposed to be the inspiration of Dracula and vampires, but Vlad the Impaler was used as the visual form.
Rie Sato is more than just a gun runner. She's a merchant of death, the queen of catastrophe. There's nothing she can't get, and no-one she won't kill. Every general of every army in the galaxy knows her name and the distinctive shape of her shell-pink ship, the Violator. Her friends would tell you that she's playful and hilarious in private, but if you are talking to her friends then you either know all that already, or you will be dead within the hour.
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Le monde a tellement de regrets
Tellement de choses qu'on promet
Une seule pour laquelle je suis fait
Je t'aimais, je t'aime et je t'aimerai
Dionysus- God of wine, parties/festivals, madness and merriment. He represents not only the intoxicating power of wine, but also its social and beneficial influences. His symbols are the grape vine, ivy, and thyrsos.
think we could get some fab pictures from this
Perhaps since the recent CHOW has been book based:
The suave, wealthy and frequently psychotic Patrick Bateman of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho.
I suppose the reqs/objectives would be:
1. Portray him (or her in a case of Patricia perhaps), as a suave, collected individual while still hinting to his psychotic side.
2. Portray without being graphic (ex: no bodies/victims), perhaps hinting with a minor detail in the picture.
3. Don't just draw Christian Bale from the movie adaptation.