Join 500,000+ Artists
Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!
-=MARY of the BLUE LIGHTS=-
NOT SURE ABOUT THE GUIDELINES? CLICK HERE!
ROUND #152 :: MARY of the BLUE LIGHTSDESCRIPTION
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.
ACCEPTANCE TO POLL WILL BE BASED ON THREE CRITERIA:
1: DID THE ARTIST FOLLOW THE BRIEF? (allowance for creative takes will be made).
2: IS THE PIECE ARTISTICALLY SOUND? (Is the illustration "finished?" - did the artist pay attention to anatomy, perspective, other fundamentals?).
3: IS THIS ILLUSTRATION THE BEST ONE?
SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY:
1: You must submit ONE full sized image.
2: Make sure your name and CHOW # are EASILY READABLE on your entry.
3: Use the Standard format (Below);
PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
SAVE YOUR FILE IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT:
THE REST IS EASY:
1: No comments before poll is set. They WILL be deleted with utmost malice and petty grumbling.
2: Sit back and enjoy the show. BYOPC (Bring your own popcorn)
3: Good luck to all.
Please review these helpful reminders if you have not done so already.
ON GETTING TO POLL
NEW ROUND RULE: WIPS PLEASE!
SUBMISSION FORMAT REMINDER
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WRITE YOUR COPYRIGHT INFORMATION UNDER THE IMAGE IN THE FINAL BURNING THREAD SO I DON'T HAVE TO HUNT YOU DOWN LATER!
Quick Check: Have You Submitted Your Chow Properly?
- is it named correctly? (ie, "CHOW#100_Oregano.jpg")
- has it been uploaded using the attachment editor?
- have you also uploaded or linked to your wips?
- have you followed the brief?
Last edited by daestwen; April 4th, 2009 at 04:04 PM.
copyright owned by Relic
Last edited by Relic; March 20th, 2009 at 07:28 AM.
Mary lives in blissfull ignorance of the harsh realities of street life. For her it is one big game. Puddles to jump in when it rains, stray animals to befriend, lots of hiding places, and of course her best friend Blow (Blue Glow) has been her constant companion since the night when she was 3 and her parents were killed.
Everyone knows that Mary exists but none can follow her for long. Often the Police report seeing her near the scene when they have captured a criminal, there is even a rumour that Mary is a guardian of the city who leads the Police to "their man".
Always strive for perfection. You will never achieve it, but will learn so much more in the striving.
MARY of the BLUE LIGHTS
the little girl
sitting on the street
smiling at her friends
the blue spirits
from the other world
smiling back to her
they keep her varm
they keep her clean
only for the smile from the little girl
Last edited by Mr.Wittmann; March 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 AM.
St. Mary's Hospital
Dr. Lois Halson, Consulting Psychologist
Private Notes on Patient Admission
Patient: Mary Jane Doe, aka Mary Bluelights
Age(s): Physical: approx 12 years; Cognitive: unknown (tests indeterminate); Emotional/affective: Late teen
Diagnosis (tentative): Aphasic autism with possible latent schizophrenia (visual hallucinations)
Mary Bluelights is back. The foster mother brought her in last shift, nearly hysterical, claiming that Mary had cut her own hair without using scissors or any other sharp instrument. It's a safe home, with a long and positive history of fostering autistic children, so there's no reason to doubt her, but to look at Mary, you'd think she'd been to boot camp. That lovely waist-length hair, just gone. Mrs. Franco said there wasn't even anything to clean up. She left with her rosary in hand, repeatedly crossing herself. Yet I know her to be a very level-headed and rational woman!
We're running out of foster home options -- they've all gotten to know our Mary, either by direct experience or the grapevine. Everyone agrees she's a lovely kid, never an overt behavioral problem, never aggressive, never acting out (at least not that anyone sees!), always participative, even occasionally buddying up with a lower-functioning patient during game sessions. But she's undeniably an odd case. I'd even go so far as to call her strange, given her treatment history here at St. Mary's... meds that have no effect, diagnostic instruments that don't work on her, even the damn MRI glitching whenever she's slated for a scan. It's almost as if she's hiding from us. I just hope we can keep her from hitting the streets again.
Someday I'll solve this lovely little mystery, and then maybe we'll understand her mantra, her prayer, her... whatever... the only worlds she's ever said, since she first showed up here nine years ago: "Blue lights pretty, blue lights. Pretty!"
I figure little Mary would have more than one encounter with the child welfare system . In my experience there'd be few pre-pubescent girls actually growing up on the streets "full-time," much more likely to be spending years in and out of institutional and foster care, acquiring a record with various social services agencies. So this is that side of Mary's life, the other side of the brief, perhaps. Most girls that age would likely prefer the safety and comfort of even an ersatz family. Is she compelled to street life by her pretty lights?
Copyright: Karl G. Nyman, Concept Art, Characters, Other, Photoshop
Last edited by masque; March 21st, 2009 at 12:08 AM.
Continuity Break -- my sketchbook
Kata femme -- a 3D model WIP, now updated!
The Giordano Gambit -- Barsoomian Zingball at its best!
Valkyrie Ascending -- now updated with the second in a series!
ArmaRagnaGeddonRock-yer-Yuga! -- celeztial shitz 'n' gigglez
I . Miss . America -- "colored [eyes] may hypnotize..."
"In the end, Razputin, aren't we all just dogs playing poker?"
-- Edgar Teglee
Awesome job guys, i'm absolutely loving the variance in styles
went for the scifi angle here... they are virtual critters.
copyright: Timo Kujansuu 2009
This is my entry. Great entries this round. Later.
Tried to keep it loose but started to get a bit tight towards the end. Anyway...
Last edited by XTN; March 23rd, 2009 at 12:54 AM.
I have been following the wips thread (too lazy to post much this time...) and these entries are amazing. This round is gonna ROCK.
...and then there's me. *eyeroll* Oh well. It was fun! I kept thinking about Mary avoiding attempts to take care of her, so that's what came out. They are scary looking guys, who are trying to get her a hot meal and a safe home.
amaliax, conceptart, characters, fantasy, other
No fancy story (Masque... you and your darn writing skills! LOL!)... but I did come up with a bit of a backstory for my Mary.
Her mother was a "Fortune Teller", but had real "sight" which was a trait passed on to Mary. Mary's mother was murdered
for seeing the wrong person's future and Mary is left alone, with only the Blue Lights to care for her.
Copyright: Shannon Finch 3/22/09
Last edited by shannanigan; March 22nd, 2009 at 04:35 PM. Reason: Tweaked some lighting
Mary, orphaned and alone she wonders the streets littered with refuse and home to the seedy underbelly of her world. Her young eyes show the depths of her witness to the unspeakable. In the silence her companions arrive, carried on the soft wisps of wind that blow on the night breeze ...
D. Legg 22 March 09
Last edited by Razorleaf; March 24th, 2009 at 10:44 AM. Reason: grammar
"Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
ook so here goes.
because chasing blue lights down dark alleys where treasure may lurk is, of course what every marginally insane 12 year old loves to do.
methinks i definately should practice more.. but it's my first time so be nice.. please...
some nice wips.
my try at it... really need a tablet.
theres the final
Last edited by daestwen; March 22nd, 2009 at 05:23 PM. Reason: needs to be in one post please
Here's my final.
Copyright info: Mashea Johnson - conceptart - characters - other - other
Here's mine. Reality no longer means anything to little Mary. She see's only that which she wishes to, or that which the blue spirits allow. She is their link to a corporeal form, and although they nourish her and protect her, they exact the enormous price of her sanity. She is no longer of our world...
Welcome little girl, don't be afraid, I will protect you, feed you and keep you warm. And all I want in return is your everlasting friendship. Just look at me and you will know who I am, just look, its okay. Yes, you don't feel cold anymore do you, and no hunger, am I right? Freinds? You just have to say the word...poll.
Your mine now.