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ROUND #147 :: BABA YAGA - IDW CROSSOVERDESCRIPTION
Baba Yaga, notoriously evil witch of legend.
For recent renditions, I suggest 'Hellboy' and 'Fables'.
Again, like Titania, free to interpret, though a sci-fi baba yaga might be a little out of place. :]
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very nice choice daestwen, check out "enchantment" by orson scott card, the whole book pretty much involves baba yaga, she was a right evil witch with some major power,
Ooh, good idea. I don't think the Baba Yaga is completely evil, though. She seems to be at least fair in some stories. The version in the Hellboy universe is pretty cool, too.
This will be my first time participating, I'm very excited.
I'm here to admire art and learn how to be a better artist.
daestwen: Another great TOPIC! I plan on utilizing all the time this round... I'm hoping to go with top notch quality on this one... I made a bunch of texture brushes for PS and hopefully I can pull off a more professional composition this time.
P.S is there a way I can change my user name... I see my name and my pen name are confusing people... but I don't want to start a whole new account... or is that the only way?
This is going to be fun for my very first entry. Can't wait to get started!
Last edited by joyproject; February 10th, 2009 at 10:53 AM.
Cool. Always been fascinated with the hut on chicken legs. Highly unlikely that I'll get anything finished this week, but this was a fun way to warm up before work if nothing else.
I like a traditional, child frightening witch ( nothing much scarier than evil old ladies if you ask me ) so I've tried to make my Baba Yaga as unsettling as possible. Hopefully hiding her body under layers of skirts and aprons so she looks like a bundle of dirty rags with some twisted limbs poking out will do the trick. I've given her chicken's feet too - that suggests her having a weird scuttling, hopping movement which I like.
Can't decide on a face though.
Great subject again!
Me like this one 2 ... actually never heard of her, but she has some great "ingredients" in her story.... good luck to everyone!! This is going to be a "pretty" scary round I'm guessing...
Matt Dixon Fast one out. Like.
Pixeltuner Selfportrait..?? ;-) Scary!
Matt Dixon: hey nice one you got there! I like the 1st one, it gives that scary sick old woman look. loving your design and composition!
Wiggers: Nice sketch wiggers, loving that hair
Pixelturner: wooah thats a crazy witch!~ looking good!
dwinbotp: can't wait for the body
alright..here's mine, it's the 1st time i'm joing a CHOW, been wanting to join for so long~~
okay..took a different approach, went closer to the one in the hellboy 2 movie i guess. but having issues with the composition, not really leading the eye to the face. any idea guys?
Last edited by yongs; February 10th, 2009 at 01:57 AM.
Dayamn, you people are fast!
Matt Dixon - Definitely the first face (the one with hollow sockets and the dots of light shining through). Much scarier.
Been humming Baba O'Riley to myself all day.
First I wasn't gonna enter but then I got such a great idea for the concept...
What if Baba was infact an alien exiled from her homeplanet, who found
a new home in the deep russian forest where she lived for centurys
killing and eating anything or anyone who got too close. The house with chicken feet would obviusly be the spacecraft
and the flying mortar some kind of personal transportation device.
I will still make her very witch-like and not too unhuman, and try to stay away from any classical sf looks.
Wiggers - Looking good. I really like the colour scheme you've chosen too.
WunderDark - Nice concept.
Slapped some colour on at lucnh time. Don't know whether to follow my initial thoughts and and pick her out of a very dark scene with a splash of light, or brighten the background to play up her distorted silhouette. I think the former would have more impact when finished even though the second looks a little better as a rough. Went with the first face, so glad to hear that's the favourite!
Matt ! the face is crazy! love it, its so BABA YAGAs!!!!
cheers all! keep up the great work!
I'm in...I remember Baba Yaga from the old Sierra Hero's Quest game... hut of brown, now sit down! Going to actually think about this one for a while.