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    CHOW 134 :: The Eclectic, Eccentric Singer

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    ROUND #134 :: The Eclectic, Eccentric Singer
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    The Eclectic, Eccentric Singer

    Inspiration: Tom Waits "Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards"

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

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

    In short, a vagabond.
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    Cool subject, looking forward to seeing these babies.

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    cant help to think about Amy Winehouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relic View Post
    cant help to think about Amy Winehouse
    Nah. She's just frightening beyond all reason. We want someone who has some inherent cool about them

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    21st Century Siren Sketch

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    21 st Century Siren sketch 2 (The docks)
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    This is kinda funny, I love Tom Waits, and made this quick colorsketch of him a couple of months ago. It will be hard to design a very different character with the same theme, seems like a tough challenge.

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    love the topic, im a bass player myself

    check out and feel free to comment on my SB

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    Some reference videos (Tom Waits)

    God's away on Business


    I don't want to grow up


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    For those unfamiliar with him, he's kind of an acquired taste. Kind of like French Roast.

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    'a real rocknrolla'
    Well, here's a pose. I'm kind of attracted to the more Iggy Pop or Jim Morrison kind of character. Great topic!

    UPDATE: Some base colour & details

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    Tuner people, not Turner.

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    Hells yeah, im all over this biatch!! Thanks for picking up the idea Oregano! Ill post WIP tomorrow cuz its time for work now

    heres the link where i found those vagrant pictures
    http://ziza.es/2007/07/23/page,1,3,L..._42_fotos.html

    nothin better than MD 20/20s, whipits and meth, right?

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    YIIT - nice dude, loving the violin! Very ace.

    Pixel tuner - looks cool but a bit aerosmith. nice work tho.

    Nils Frykdahl from Faun Fables and Sleepytime Gorilla Muesum is deffinately an inspiration musically and within this brief cool as fuck 'out there' rocker.

    Dont know who owns the copyrights to these images Ive googled.

    Crazy goth guy with a statement.

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DMtMTxLIASY

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    I'm running a blank pretty much. Quick idea sketch.
    CHOW 134 :: The Eclectic, Eccentric Singer

    EDIT: trying to fix anatomical errors. This is a hard topic!

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    I wasn't too excited at first by the topic, but the more I thought about it the more ideas came. At any rate I thought the old cadaverous rocker like Keith Richards or Iggy Pop would be a fun place to start. So here are some exploratory sketches to get into the swing of things.

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    And getting a bit more into the direction of the brief...

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    I hope to do some colour tests on these a bit later today.

    Edit: Craggy!
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    UCT: Well, Steven Tyler is pretty much a worn out guy so it fits the brief partially. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is an awesome band though. The bastard love child of Tom Waits, Meshuggah and Swans.

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    Felt like drawing something so I figured I'd go with the CHOW brief so I sketched this character based roughly on my brother.

    CHOW 134 :: The Eclectic, Eccentric Singer

    I decided to go with an abstract look and make it look as if the music is radiating out of him and/or like he's in his own world when playing his music and just had fun with it and this is the result of that. It's probably a bit too abstract and I plan on refining it and make it clearer and more 'normal' sorta the direction his face is headed. Hopefully I'll have more time to work on it this week.

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    EDIT: If abstract-esque stuff isn't allowed in the CHOW poll that's cool, I'm just having fun with this and trying something different.

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    It sucks that i have no time for this one...grr

    might throw in some sketches if i get the chance

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    CHOW 134 :: The Eclectic, Eccentric Singer
    my first rough to catch the mood...but
    I'm not sure about this pic fit with the subject or not.

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    very cool topic.......i am still half-deaf because of a concert yesterday.......time to feed winamp with some g.g.allin mp3s for inspiration and get strated CHOW 134 :: The Eclectic, Eccentric Singer

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    Cool idea. Been stalking CHOW for several weeks now and finally have some time to participate.

    Here's an idea I'm currently running with, not sure how much it fits the topic exactly (after looking at the ref pics posted). But from reading the brief images of old Western drifters and disillusioned holy men kept on coming to mind.

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    After Oregano's tip I exchanged his robes for a trenchcoat, scarf and gloves. I've also tweaked his boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixeltuner View Post
    UCT: Well, Steven Tyler is pretty much a worn out guy so it fits the brief partially. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is an awesome band though. The bastard love child of Tom Waits, Meshuggah and Swans.
    I thought tyler had a comercial look that didnt really roll with the eclectic theme of the brief, but your guy looks rougher anyhows.

    HLOYSHIT! this opens up for a Dekal MC!

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    This looks like an interesting topic, I'll have to put in my 2 cents, now that i have some time this week

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    A Tom Waits-inspired topic. How much better can it get?

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    CHOW#134_Shirro

    My first post. Couldn't resist this week.

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    Tom Waits is jenius


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    Constructive note I'd recommend for us all to ponder - a CHOW who "has been around for a long time, their age disguised by wrinkles and scars that the times have written on their face."

    I'm trying my damnedest in WIPs not to skew this guy too young - I think the faces Aeronik did come the closest to that description so far...those pics that UCT posted might have the same "sound" or "soul" or "feeling" as Waits (though I have no idea, I listen to music ranging from opera to the 1930's), I think we have to keep the character description in mind...

    Interesting, from what I'm interping from the piece Edriss posted - do we necessarily have to set this "present day" or even 20th/21st century? Can we go the whole "wandering Renaissance minstrel" route?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhatter106 View Post
    Interesting, from what I'm interping from the piece Edriss posted - do we necessarily have to set this "present day" or even 20th/21st century? Can we go the whole "wandering Renaissance minstrel" route?
    I noted that piece while I was at work today.

    It needs to be contemporary. As is, Edriss, your piece is a bit off topic. Bring him forward and it will work, even with the cool ride.

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    Rough sketch so far. Hope I can finish this one.

    Aeronik: I like the banana hammock. Nice.

    Let me know what you think.

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    I feel like alot of you are missing the point here, just drawing what you would normally without taking the stylistic theme into proper consideration. This prompt made me think of the movie Gummo...
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    (Not the best examples, but i hope im conveying the message, compliments google image search)
    at least concerning tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCT View Post
    YIIT - nice dude, loving the violin! Very ace.
    Thank you for the opinion I was going to go with the 1 st skecth but because of your post I choose the Violin...

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