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    Cow C.O.W. - #127: Strange Walker

    C.O.W. - #127: Strange Walker

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    Round #127

    Topic:
    Strange Walker

    Deadline (extended):
    Friday, 17 October 2008




    note: The deadline won't be EXACTLY after a week...it can last up to 24 hours more, i am human and have to work also, you know
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    JakkaS and me came up with an interesting twist for the new topic. There is another activity on conceptar.org which is about animation. It is called Sprite Animation Weekly and you can find it in the activites subforum:

    http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=74

    I talked with Sinix before about a round, where COW artists come up with a creature that will be animated in the Sprite Animation Weekly afterwards. So there we are, here are the special restrictions and rules for this round (all other rules are still valid):

    ADDITIONAL INFO

    1. Design and draw a creature which has a new interesting walking style.

    2. The creature must have legs.

    3. The creature must use its legs to move. How many legs, what shape, what movement - that's your part!

    4. The creature moves only with its own body parts. It can use other body parts additionally to its legs to move, but nothing which is not part of the creature.

    5. The creature must be able to move by its own power, eg no rolling down hills etc

    6. Only 1 image of the creature allowed. Do not make drawings with several frames to show how the creature walks, that is the part of the animators later on in the Sprite Animation Weekly. The Animators shall come up with their own interpretation of the movement, if it's obvious by the drawing it's fine, if not the more interesting it will be.

    7. You can come up with a concept text where you describe how the creature moves, if you don't feel like you can leave it without text, but remember that users have to vote for your entry. If no one understands your concept (and this rounds victory might be based strongly on a good understanding of your concept) you may fail.

    8. No individual/character!!! Make a concept of a species!




    This is an experiment to see how and if combining 2 activities will work. If there are any misunderstandings please ask, i bet there will

    Have fun!

     

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    Rules, rules, rules.

     

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    nice, I'm in!!

     

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    Interesting Topic! sound hard & fun! I'm in too.

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    Hey Foz, I have a couple questions.
    I don't know if it's ever been brought up, but are sculptures allowed?
    When you say 1 image, do you mean in total or just not images that are in sequential order to show the walk cycle? I guess I'm wondering since I'd like to do an illustration and a sculpt.
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    sketch #1
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    i try to create some more before i choose, you really want to be creative on this one

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhagen22 View Post
    Hey Foz, I have a couple questions.
    I don't know if it's ever been brought up, but are sculptures allowed? I guess I'm wondering since I'd like to do an illustration and a sculpt.
    Only sculptures are not allowed, i think i wrote it down in the rules/faq thread. But if you want to add a sculpture to your image it's ok

    Quote Originally Posted by jhagen22 View Post
    When you say 1 image, do you mean in total or just not images that are in sequential order to show the walk cycle?
    Just not images that are in sequential order to show the walk cycle. If you want to show your creature in different poses or situations it's ok, just want to avoid that there is a source of frames where animators are limited in their interpretation and imagination of how the creature walks. I don't want degrade their work to only producing in-between-frames of the COW artists key frames

     

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    Now we're talkin'


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    Sweet! Thanks Foz.
    The creature design I had decided on lent itself well to both illustration and sculpture. I'll be doing both this round. ....hopefully I can finish them both.

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    my first c.o.w ever so i probably won't get any further than this but its basically a creature with stilt legs and has a weight bag on front to make it perfectly balanced, to move forward it alters the weight bag so it stumbles forward

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    Nice sketches so far guys. Definitely strange!
    Some sketches.

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    Oh man, I have a great idea for this one. I'm going to have to get in on this.

     

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    Does the creature have to be organic?Can it be biomechanic?

     

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    C.O.W. - #127: Strange Walker

    here's a drawing i did this morning, the creature itself is a giant hand that feeds on people and other living things, hopefully ill have a couple more by the weekend

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    Careful, Benisimo. I like where you're going with this, but since the creature is already tipping forward due to the placement of the legs, that weighted tail would actually throw it further off balance. If you moved the legs further forward on the body, the concept may work.

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    Hay guys, perhaps I'll join in! It's been too long since I COW:ed and this sounds too good to pass up.

     

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    Great idea, really, Cow is really surprising me lately with some very original ideas for the topic.

    I might try to enter on this one, but i'll wait to see if some "lighting" hits my head and gives me a great idea.
    But I really think the idea of having your creature "pixel-animated" is really a seductive prize.

    Well, lets see!
    Cheers guys!

     

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    Err....yea....
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    hey thanks Soulweaver if i do carry on with it i'll redo the legs n make it look more balanced

     

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    Here are a few sketched ideas, any ideas on which one has the most potential?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny View Post
    Does the creature have to be organic?Can it be biomechanic?
    No, read the f*** manual

     

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    heres mine.
    embraced a new drawing style.
    dont know if the legs are "strange" enough
    its a work in progress

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    Well I am going to try to participate this time again! I might do my drawing in class manually at first... then color it on the computer.

    My preliminary creature concepts:

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    And here I have developed a couple of my favorite designs, and added a couple more:

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    Which ones do y'all think show the most potential? I am eager for feedback, since I usually have such a hard time deciding!

    I'm intrigued by that 4-legged crablike one, it has two fangs on its underside. Probably it scuttles along a wall or a cliff ledge and then sinks its fangs into its prey when it finds it.

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    Here's my little brainstorm - i'm not really used to design creatures and i guess thats exactly why i should try to.

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    Nice topic
    Made some sketches for my first Cow. Hopefully, I've got the time and motivation to finish it. Don't think it's gonna race for 1st place though

    Anyway... I took the Lovecraftian-crab-thingy-route

    It's a Lovecrab

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    these are some ideas i came up of.. one of them i'm thinking of using

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    I've a problem with my scanner, so I'll bring some pencil sketch later

    This is my creature's sketch. It's move by use seperately a pair of leg walk like rowing boat.My idea coming from an octopus which living on ground , They got a hand with like a muscle tentacle. It's gonna be fun when it's move with a lot of legs and tentacles together

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