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    Chow 152 :: Mary of the Blue lights


    ROUND #152 :: MARY of the BLUE LIGHTS
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    MARY of the BLUE LIGHTS

    No one is quite sure where Mary comes from, or how she manages to survive. Twelve years old, she lives on the city streets, despite many attempts to move her to a stable habitat. Somehow she manages to survive despite adversity, giving credit only to what she calls the 'blue lights'. Strange, glowing lights that she speaks to and that help take care of her. Only she can see them. Some people see her as crazy; maybe she is, or maybe she is in touch with forces that speak only directly to her.

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    This sounds reeeeeeeeeeeally interesting. *0*

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    yay! really hope I have time to play with this idea.

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    i'll give it a go

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    Should be interesting. Gives me a chance to try out a new old style too.

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    Very interesting! I'll have to start looking around for references and ideas...

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    SWEET!! Now thats what I'm talking about!!! I can't wait to play with this one.

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    Sounds like a really cool topic!

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    sketched a quick idea...

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    This sounds cool. I'll try and give it a shot.

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    what a great topic!

    not sure if i can finish it but i wanted to join this round.

    i give her an old men jacket, but not sure if its read like that...i realise also that the pose and point of view of my character is very similar to KleeWyck's! (casuality i guess...but probably is due to the iconic information of a frontal view when one try to make a character look strong ) ... so i would have to try other aproach

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    i change the head size(too small on the first drawing)

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    other aproach

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    another sketch. i kind of like this above the previous one. not sure still about the lights and the box...

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    worked a bit more on the third sketch. i don't know sitll if i would make this in colour or not(i kind i like the grey scale treatment) let's see...

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    sounds like yes!

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    sounds like a girl who could fit straight into Coro's Transient.

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    Playing with the background first for this one, though I would try things the other way round to what I normally do. Planning on setting it in WW2, with Mary trying to survive with the war going on around her, luckly she has a couple of blue little friend that help her out finding food and keeping her out of to much trouble. hopefully this will work

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    Again...With feeling!

    Once again I completely failed to finish the last CHOW. It is physically impossible to do 4x A1 sheets worth of project development AND a ChOW in one week. But once again I'm giving this one a go. Hopefully i'll get further than Sketches this time

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    Yay! Just got a bunch of ideas!
    This would be my first chow.. thats so exciting

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    Too much time doing nothing...
    Lets see if i finish this CHOW

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    Sketches

    I'm doing better than last week already!! Here's my first couple of sketches for Mary's character. Sorry bout the crappy scan quality.

    I was thinking of a character along the lines of Fray, from Joss Whedon's comic series, but i figured she had a bit too much attitude for a 12 yearold.

    Now I'm imagining a little Waif of a girl, very quiet, very timid, but who has no qualms about kicking you in the shins, nicking your sandwich and scarpering...if thats what the blue lights say to do

    No one knows where she goes, but everyone recognises her, and the street vendors are always on the look out.


    The Big coat was her fathers, who was a monster hunter, and it's the only thing she has left that links her to her parents. I don't think i'll use this idea.


    Her little puppy that she found and has raised. He can see the lights as well and chases them when he's bored.


    The other ones were too boring. like DIMAGYAN said, a full frontal image is too stark for such an understated character. So here is an action shot. It was the work of about 40 seconds, so it REALLY dosen't work, but i'll edit it and see what comes out


    Once again sorry bout the bad quality. Crits welcome

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    Hey, Ginger!

    I've decided on a particular style - something like the warped and colourful Fable style, but a little darker.

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    Arthur 'Two Sheds' - I like the approach you've taken so far, but in a personal opinion she seems to come across a little older than 12. More about 16-ish. I think if you can work into her face some more to make her appear younger it could work. Lovely lighting there though!

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    maybe ill give it a go too

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    Alright, got an idea here...

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    my entry stage1

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    Very cool topic. Let's see if I get further along on this one. . .
    about 30 minutes sketching in Photoshop.
    I can't seem to separate "living on the streets" from an Oliver Twist type character. . .

    I'm curious if she's coming off as too old or too young? Can't really make a good call myself, seems about right to me but I could be wrong. Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur 'Two Sheds' View Post
    Here's a WIP. I trashed my first sketch but I'm prety happy with this. Glad I could get an early start, I rarely finish these things.



    Crits welcome should you feel so inclined.
    She's supposed to be 12, but she looks about 30. Maybe try rounding out her facial features more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daldbaatar View Post
    my entry stage1

    I love the little guy holding her hand... Very cute!

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    nice one , remember kids , she's 12 so watch those boobs , i already saw some )

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