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    in 2012 the earth as we know it came to an end, the ones who survived was small groups of people who fled to the mountains and found refuge in caves for years and years during the large catastrophic era, the flooding and chaos lasted for more than ten years... during this time there was hardly any sun.

    One of the survivors is this kid, he or she was about 10 years old when the destruction came, now ten years later he/she leaves the caves and mountains behind and venture out in to the ruined hollow remains of the cityscapes where people once used to live, but everything is gone, well almost everything...


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    How about Trilby and Svengali? Great book from the 1890's by George du Maurier. Everyone's familiar with Svengali the hypnotist, but the female character Trilby is great too, a real muse. It'd be nice to redesign Svengali away from the stereotype he's often presented as.

    And Daestwen: Trilby wears a military jacket!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trilby_(novel)

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    Baron Vladimir Harkonnen - from the dune books ( and films )

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    In Dune, Herbert notes that the Baron possesses a "basso voice" and is so "grossly and immensely fat" that he requires anti-gravity devices known as suspensors to support his weight. It is implied by Margot Fenring that the Baron has allowed himself to become obese.

    I watched the Dune film as a small person and the image of the repulsive character has always struck me as a sinister and menacing person - I wondered if the amazing CAers could do him justice and make a character as forboading

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    Quetzalcoatl, the feather serpent God of the Aztecs.

    He was a common God for Aztecs, Mayans, Toltecs, and other tribes. His full name is Tze Acatopitzin Quetzalcoatl Kukulcan, and acording to the legend was blond, tall and hairy, adn was found in the beach covered with algi, thus the name feathered serpent, as he looked like one.

    He caused a great deal of ideological revolution among the Toltecs and eventually was expeld. He made himself a ship and sailed to the east, trying to find the place he had come from. He promised some people like him was comming back soon, and among the aztecs, they saw this as the return on Quetzalcoatl and then the end of their world.

    He is considered a historical person, with lots of legends around him. Probably scandinavian. His preaching and ideas where completly catholic and many of the temples and worship places dedicated to him have crosses in them.

    the drawing may portray him in any of his stages, when he was found, during his time of preaching, his departure, or the Godly image the aztecs and mayans used to portray him (a snake covered in feathers)

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    Perhaps, playing on the idea of Foofea, we could do other characters from Dune. Specifically a member of the race of Fremen that inhabits the arid desert of Arrakis.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremen

    They wear a suit built to recycle all moisture of the body so that they will not dehydrate in the desert.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stillsuit

    They are characteristic of their glowing blue eyes resulted from their proximity with the spice melange, and they fight with knives made of the tooth of a sandworm which they also ride with much skill.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandworm_(Dune)

    There is quite a history to this race of people and they have a culture all their own. I would love to see everyone's different take on the nomadic Fremen.
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    I've been kicking around the idea of doing a sampling from Dune for a while, so the possibility of this is fairly high.

    However, while the Fremen are an interesting subject, I've seen them done many times, so I am more inclined to lean toward the Bene Gesserit, or one of the Mentats. Perhaps even one of the Emperor's Sardaukar ...

    We'll see

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    A Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother would be cool but what about Leto Atreides II, Paul's son. This can translate into some cool images what with him turning worm and all.
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    twisted fairy tales,

    maybe pick a popular fairy tale or fairy tale character who is normally the hero or innocent character in the tale and give them a dark twist like Little Red Riding hood as a were wolf
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    Oh! DUNE!!! I LOVED those books. That sounds awesome. Sorry, just had to hop on here and say that.
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    With the different factions and houses in Dune there is a huge catalogue of things we could choose!

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    This is the big bad from a D&D campaign thats been on going and has become a menacing force since his inception a few years ago.

    The Jester King or Lord of Jest

    He is a chaotic lord of like minded fools, he runs his court where he and his 'guests' dance and entertain. His guest are tormented souls who have been turned by chaos or whos minds cannot cope and so dance with the music in a trance.
    He has his security guards - known as death jesters - around them in a 20ft diameter there is a sphere of silence they are dressed in black even their jesters hats are black and the bells on the points make no sound.Some have their faces painted black with only white highlights to suggest a skull.
    The jest enjoys meddling in adventures business often changing their course or putting some red herring on their path to throw them off course.

    He has not malicious intent only to cause chaos and disruption.

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    What's the word on combining the sprite animation challenge with CHOW one of these times? Seems like a great thing to add variety.

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    Avalon young priestess are at class with the old druid and learn meditation and how to read the future in the stars.

    I think to the Marion Zimmer Bradley novels about King Arthur and the Avalon.
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    Egyptian mythology- Interpret one of the Egyptian gods or godesses in your own visual style and twist.
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    An Alien or Alien race that lands on Earth and is thought of as a God or Gods by the native people.
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    Nazi astronaut - what if nazi germany got into space! What would they look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan_R View Post
    What's the word on combining the sprite animation challenge with CHOW one of these times? Seems like a great thing to add variety.
    There was a CHOW sprite weekly, and we didn't even know about it! We would have definitely made more of a deal about it if we had even seen it was there. I only happened to find it after it was already over.

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    how about a series of topics, something to help my Third Earth sketchbook. Maybe reflect into the other weekly design challenges. Consider this:

    1000 years into the future, far beyond technology and what we know as the vision of the future to a world as a endless landscape of buildings. The society is harmonious of art, science, and religion. In their technology, a fluid biomechanica hybrid of both cybornetic sentinence and a living, breathing organism.

    However, after a apocolyptic asteroid event drives out 95% of the world's population to escape to the stars, leaving behind others to fend for themselves in the aftermath.

    Time passes, almost 3000 years since the disaster.

    The ones who left for the stars, The Journeymen (now, some hyper-advanced hybrid of fluid machine and bioorganism. More or less human a result of living in space and alien breeding with various advance humaniod alien cultures) return to Earth, after hundreds of years of searching for their vestigial home. Upon landing, they find the distant descendants of the survivors, a culture of technologically inclined primatives in a vast, lush jungle planet (Earth undergone a climate hyper-restoration from the greenhouse gases. The planet's landmasses are 80% covered in thick woodlands, wild jungles, or dark forests of immense trees of at least 100 feet. The animals have balloned in size, almost 100 fold their present sizes. Imagine a spotted salamander a 100 feet long!)

    The primatives discover one Journeyman sent on a mission of discovery and peace. The Journeyman (for the story's purpose, I'll name Anuk.) is taken into the cultures of various clans around whats left of the world: North America's wastelands; the myst-shrouded ruins of Asia; etc...

    He takes sketches in his digital log to take back interpretative accounts from the planet before he is to return to the stars.

    So, yes, think a bit future anachronism: hover sailcraft, propelled by a thrust vector but steered by a animal hide sail (IDW idea?). Tribal clansmen herding immense reptiles and mammals to power huge convoys in the dense of the jungles (CDW / CHOW)...

    Well i hope this starts some ideas...

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    death as a taxi driver an update of the ferry man image of death.
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    Intelligent Humanoid Arthropod Citizen

    Arthropods is the name of the phyla containing segmented animals like insects, arachnids, trilobites, sea scorpions, horseshoe crabs, centipedes and milipedes. Arthropods are characterised by their segmented body and the hard exoskeleton covering their body.

    Since Arthopods make up more then 80 % of all described living species and are by far the most successfull phyla, you get the thought "what if they had/would evolve into some kind of intelligent humanoid creatures?"

    That is what I thought would make up a nice character, an intelligent humanoid insect or crustacian or centipede that you could have a conversation with over a cup of tea. A citizen of the mixed society made up by who knows what kind of creatures. That is what I thought would be intressting.

    For more info on arthropods visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthropod
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    Keyser Soze from the movie The Usual Suspects. The story that Verbal Kent (Kevin Spacey) describes of Keyser is pretty cool. Think it would be interesting...or even doing The Usual Suspects....draw your version of each suspect. Every one of them have unique personalities that I think would be very interesting to do as well...

    watched the movie again for the 10th time last night and I really want to do a piece on it

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyser_S%C3%B6ze




    not the most original since it's based off of a movie...but still cool & fun IMO
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    Arrow Hm...

    Melinda the Zombie Air Hostess

    Z-day hit hard on flight 616, one of the few "survivors" being the less-than-alive Melinda. Still wearing her uniform, she shambled from the wreckage and got back to attending to those needing service with their seatbelts, lights, or other such complaints.

    Melinda can be drawn in any stage of decomposition; from newly-zombied (bite mark visible, blood settling, otherwise little or no signs of death) to heavily decomposed (skeletal with barely enough tendons to keep her remaining limbs on).

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    Question And why not...

    Where are the PUDGY GIRLS at? Scanning through the galleries, it's either male (usually fully clothed, but in a variety of shapes) or female (which comes in thin and classic beauty or obese and ugly).

    Personally, I'm an average, but if some of the fantasy males are allowed huge beer guts, why not the girls?

    Big Beautiful Betty

    A sideshow freak known for her immense size and yet gorgeous looks. Watching her gulp down cake can be an erotic experience.

    Any era allowed as long as it's in a freakshow. Human or very human-like alien accepted. Showing other freaks/parts of the show is optional.

    Princess Manticorre the Cruel

    Spoilt, pretty, and with a sadistic streak wider than her hips, the Princess of the Manticorre family delights in having executions and violent interrogations take place in her bedroom (with similar action taken against any servant who doesn't get it clean enough afterwards). This behaviour is encouraged by her father, who believes it helps to continue the belief that the Manticorres are related to the fantastic beast on which their surname originates, and even some of the princess' own maids are certain there's some truth to this.

    Occasionally the princess wishes to see the princes who try to court her burned, flayed or fed to hungry beasts, and though this rarely happens in order to keep peace within the empire the princess is good at getting what she wants.

    Pudgy female, what she wears must reflect her wealth. Torture scene optional, but some sign of her obsession, such as mild gore or torture-themed toys, are required. Set on Earth, but elements of fantasy to suggest manticore heritage is fine. Research on classic, not DND, manticore is suggested. Non-white ethnicity also suggested.

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    THe puppeteer

    A mysterious character who performs in Theatres in Victorian London who famous for life like performances of his/her puppet ,

    The puppeteers audience are unaware that his/he puppets are real people.

    The puppeteer is charming, sauve, well dressed theatrical type and superstitious has an obsession with religion - or occult.

    Could be man or woman. Maybe their identity is concealed by a mask.

    Puppets could be human or humans turned into puppets
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    Redesign a normal person, who does normal things normally every day. Has no distinguishing chacteristics, or alternative clothing. No special abilities, and would easily get lost in a crowd.

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    Being pretty new to these here forums, ive lost some hours here in the CHOW. So i've got an idea:

    Name: The Eclectic, Eccentric Singer

    Inspiration: Tom Waits "Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards"

    Description: A man who has been around for a long time, his age disguised by wrinkles and scars that the times have written on his face. He is a man of faith, but not necessarily of a religion, just a power of greater than his own. No man tells him what to do with his life, he is guided by winds and season. A drifter by day and a power of soul by night. He goes from town to town, playing in low-lit bars, drinking to drown out a regretful past. He sleeps when he cans, eats what people give him. His clothes are dated to a time before modern day technology i.e. a tattered suit with old snakeskin boots.

    His only goal in his memorable life is to sing about his life story, full of tragedy and despair. He has a good heart but his life and appearance shows different.

    In short, a vagabond.

    Thought this would be pretty cool
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    It might of been done before but a time traveller who picks up little bits of clothing or items as he goes along so in the end he is an amalgamation of human history.
    Just thought it could be widely interpreted i'm thinking human male or female

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    1920's Silent Movie Star - she's been described as a kohl-eyed wanton, a seductive vamp luring men to their doom both on screen and behind the cameras. A devil in the eyes of mainstream America, vilified by the likes of Hedda and Louella, yet a silent sensation who is too much of a box-office draw to be dropped from her contract by the studio bosses. She's starred for DeMille and Griffith in biblical epics, she's endured agony working for "that dirty Hun" von Stroheim and the tyrannical Lang, and she's even rumored to have been on the Oneida the night Hearst allegedly shot western director Tom Ince. Too bad that thick Brooklyn accent and nasal voice will all but ruin her when talkies come along...


    Think Gloria Swanson, Pola Negri, Theda Bara, Louise Brooks, some of whom are pictured below...could be done as a publicity shot of her latest movie (decked out in period costume), a glamour photo sent to an adoring fan or gracing the cover of a movie magazine, or a booking photo for that dalliance in San Francisco with Arbuckle...
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    I know its been done a lot but Alice in wonderland could be fun.

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    My best buddy showed me this scary doll named Robert, or "Robert the Doll". Belonged to a strange artist since the guy was 4 years old. Throughout the artist's life, when he did nasty things he would blame Robert. The doll gave the artist's wife pretty bad vibes, and her husband even lashed out at her and still blamed Robert for his behaviour.

    There are several videos on Robert, and what seems to be an aura about him, like he's haunted or something. He's a doll that apparently doesn't like to be touched, and is said to have tortured some people who came in contact with him. Well, if you check out these videos at the least, you'll get an idea about how spooky this doll is:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF7488WHcok

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4DIB...eature=related

    I've never seen a doll like him!! Maybe there could be a challenge about Robert! Escaping the museum; just being in someone's house; staring at the viewer with a mysterious aura about him... O_O Scares me plenty, so I thought it might be a cool October challenge!

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