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    Chow 127 :: The Little Mermaid

    Chow 127 :: The Little Mermaid

    ROUND #127 :: Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid'
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid

    Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid'.

    Please keep in mind that this is *not* the Disney version, and I don't want to see anything even remotely related to it.

    We need Two Character Designs for this: her mermaid form, and her maiden form. You may want to do this more as a straight-forward, orthographic design, but you are not required to.

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    Chow 127 :: The Little Mermaid
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    DEADLINE
    SUNDAY, September 21th, 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.

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    POST YOUR FINALS IN THE FINALS THREAD!

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    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.

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    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; September 15th, 2008 at 09:00 PM.


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    Please review these helpful reminders if you have not done so already.

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    What a wonderful story! I'm going to go see if I can get my hands on it and read the real version. This sounds fun!

    EDIT: found it, if anyone wants to take a look

    http://hca.gilead.org.il/li_merma.html
    Last edited by MJ_Alcazar; September 15th, 2008 at 12:14 PM.

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    I am totally in, awesome subject!

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    I loved the story as child. Wonderful topic.
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    I REALLY want to do another CHOW, as it was just a massive creative surge and a massive confidence boost in all my creative work, but I just can't do it this week... I'm moving back to Cardiff tomorrow and it's pretty much university work until Christmas, so... RAHHHHH!

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    i actually gasped in glee when i saw this topic.
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    I won't say a thing until I've delivered a sketch.. til then, great topic. Thanks!

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    Aw man.. great topic.. I've always wanted to do a non-disney version, more in keeping with the original folklore tale as told by HCA. Might have to crowbar in some time for this one!

    Okay some initial sketches for the mermaid half of her.

    Attachment 465285

    Okay and a final sketch/linework based on the small thumb in the middle where she's brushing her hair. Wanted to stick with something in keeping with the tale that wouldn't look a million miles out in an old edition Hans Christian Anderson book. There's also a hint of nouveau border, which is how I intend to link the two images. Now all I gotta do is finish!

    Attachment 465741

    Okay.. not a chance in hell I'll finish this for tomorrow, but I am going to finish it. Just about to transfer it to board and watercolour it in a Mucha kind of flat colour style. Had to flip both drawings, which is a pain, but it doesn't look too bad.

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    Last edited by zephyri; September 21st, 2008 at 10:38 AM.

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    hopefully I have time this week to contribute to CHOW...I entered my first 2 weeks ago but have been swamped for the last 2 competitions...wanting to get back into it!

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    Great stuff, can't wait to see the entries!

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    cool, probably won't finish this as well.. but certainly can shove in some sketches/wips
    oh btw, what's the policy on the boobfactor in this one since in mermaid-form she is essentially naked?
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