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    P.O.W.! Challenge 24...The Doll

    P.O.W.! Challenge 24...The Doll


    P.O.W.! Challenge 24
    Deadline: Sunday, May 31, 2009, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.

    Topic: The Doll...


    This one sounds specific, but carries a lot of subliminal weight, so we should get some nice approaches out of it. A doll can be a toy or knick-knack that varies from realistic to primitive/hand-made, a religious item such as used in Voodoo or Santeria, cute females of various types in various genres such as detective pot-boilers, early US period pieces, movies and comics, or just about any item that is used in some way to imitate a human or near human. Like clowns, dolls can be both horrifying, beautiful or funny. You can interpret the art any way you wish, and the more creatively, the better. Any media. B&W or Color.

    You can present your solution as a minimum of TWO to a TENTATIVE maximum of SIX pages which adhere to standard comic specs as below...and, yes, you can have the first or last (or both) as a splash page if you want. You can go to additional pages without asking if you have a decent idea that requires it--just don't get too extreme on page counts

    Standard Comic Book Size:

    --Trim size: 6 5/8" x 10 1/4"
    --Live art area: 6" x 9"
    --Bleed size before trimming: 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" (1/8" in all directions)

    This thread will be the place you ask questions on this challenge, trash talk, post WIPs and post your final art. See the READ THIS FIRST thread for all specs.

    Good luck.

    Again, this one is three weeks rather than the usual two weeks to see if it will allow more participation or just cause a lot more procrastination.

    P.O.W.! Challenge 25 will be posted before Sunday Midnight, May 31, 2009.


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    A little note here for all of you who have supported the P.O.W.! Challenges...thankyewthankyewthankyew...

    Just a reminder--those of you who didn't get a chance to finish exactly the way you wanted to, or ran into deadline problems, remember there is a sticky section where you can post your stuff when you do get it up to speed.


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    Ahh this is great! I used to really struggle with coming up with concepts but lately these have been more up my alley. :3 Hopefully this one can be more polished than my first one.

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    Idoru: Your art on the last one was great. I think this one will be perfect for your style!

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    Aww thanks Deuce. I might try and borrow a scanner so this one can be inked and stuff-- I'm not really a digital kind of gal.

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    i voted for duecerok for challenge 23!!!!! it just seemed so wrong voting for myself....anywho.... still mulling over the concept for "the doll" i want it to be spookey perhaps maybe even horiffic not sure yet and i want to use a more limited pallete this time...peace! j.s.-

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    You're not supposed to vote for yourself in any of the six Challenge areas...

    ...not cool.

    I'm running into something I didn't expect--it's easier to do a doll horror piece than a non-horror one (I've already got 15 decent story lines in that direction). I'm gonna make an effort to try to come up with a non-horror story.

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    thanks! ILAEKAE i didn't actuallly know that..about voting. i've never actually entered a challenge here at CA(not one that i've finished at least) ya i know a horror plot is weak....but still......

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    I wasn't criticizing the horror approach. It's one of my favorite genres. I was just surprised that when I started to think about it, how hard it was to come up with another approach that wasn't just bad/cliche/non-interesting.

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    There's the porn approach, oh wait, I guess that falls under the "bad" category..

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    Haha my problem is coming up with one that isn't too LONG... I actually am really bad at horror so I didn't go that direction at all. o_o When it came down to it my first idea was too complicated, I couldn't possibly finish it in under 20 pages! Definitely too much work for me to do in three weeks.

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    Well...porn is not maybe the best way to go, but if you do, it has to be a complete 196-page black and white with color covers and secondary intro pages--in three weeks. That's how the mangakas do it...

    BUT...your porn comment did give me an idea I hadn't had before...

    Aren't those inflatable sex toys called dolls? If so, it might be possible to come up with something really funny without going to the level of porn. Explaining to Sr. Mary Demonkiller why there's a self-inflating plastic chick oozing out of your high school gym locker could be a riot.

    ADD: Thrown in as an idea--little girls always play tea party with dolls. What if the dolls talked? And if you were that doll, would you be satisfied with mud cookies?

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    i did my sketches......even found my story line (horror/love....or something in between)but i think it might span up to 7-pages will that be ok?

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    Yup...

    The maximum of six pages is a SUGGESTION because most people who jump into this for the first time can get themselves into trouble really fast if they bite off more than they can chew. Then they get frustrated and never try it again.

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    Six pages is good, I like six pages. I keep having to remind myself that.

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    Yeah. those are the dolls I was thinking about. Now that I recall, Roger Corman managed to use one in a reasonably taseful comedic manner in Rock N Roll High School.

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    I gots two ideas. One's near-horror/pathos and the other's just a slapstick cartoon (...ever wonder what would happen if somebody used one of those blow-up dolls as a snow sled? )...

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    All the horror story lines just prove one thing. That dolls are freaking scary!

    I think i have mine. I just have to research the style that I wanna draw it in. Also, a long panel will be out of the question this time. I'm in Chicago til next week.

    OH! And after the last panel's fiasco with figures, I picked up Burne Hogarth's "Drawing Dynamic Figures". We'll see how it goes.

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    ya thier blurry so what!!!

    well now.....i just looked at 23's poll.....not many people veiw here do they!!! we should change that!...sketches..... i'm going to keep them grayscale for as long as i can....i'm a for color....but i suck at it!
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    Hey, good start! The only thing I would criticise is the same problem I had with your last one-- your panel layouts. Irregular panels are good, but you have to think about the way the pages read, about the flow of the whole thing. First page, especially, I'm not quite sure how I'm supposed to be following that. When your panels kind of slip and slide all over, it makes it hard to follow. Irregular panels should be used for a PURPOSE, not so that you can fit more on the page or whatever. (I think that would have made your last entry a LOT stronger, too.)

    Sorry that was so long. orz I just think it would help your work to really shine. Page 5 looks good, though.

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    in life i alway's have that problem strong start lousy finish! it's just my drunken i don't give a f$$ck style.
    Idoru..thank you for your comments all panels are gonna be neccesery...in this and in comics the dialogue boxes will help guide you visually...i'm not really worried....and stuff lost train of thought ....sorry
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...02#post2255502 oh ya check out my new thread project june bug peace!!!

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    Whew, I'm finally here.
    I'd like to have a go at this, kind of have an idea in mind. Anyway, here's my first page WIP, hopefully I can keep this up.

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    Haven't decided what style to go with this... probably not good doubts to have after starting! Also confusing myself over image sizes... we'll see how it goes.

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    I'm in. too crunchy to pass up and I've never drawn a comic before ^.^

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    okay, some progress on page one, scripting for page 2.

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    Hoping I'm not biting off more than I can chew.

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    "Hoping I'm not biting off more than I can chew."

    Why should you be any different than the rest of us?

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    yes! I have my story... since ive been completely obsessed with Alice in Wonderland lately, im gonna go in this direction:
    narrator is Alice's favorite porcelain doll. The card soldiers came out into the real world to carry out the Queen's sentence on Alice, (off with her head, ahem) and ambush the girl while she plays in her garden with her Doll, Arsenic. The comic starts in the wake of this battle where Alice is kidnapped; the doll awakens, but her head is missing.

    adventure ensues? im gonna go for introductory 2 pages, 3 at most since i wanna finish this... thoughts are welcome, panels are coming soon (after paid work and chow) ^^

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    Photobucket doesn't work for me because Java is screwing up...is it alright if I just attach an unfinished version, or do I have to use another hosting site?

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    just attach the unfinished images. you can always remove and upload new images by editing your post with the 'go advanced' feature.

    good turnout for this POW, hope everyone follows through to the finish!

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    I got mine all worked out and halfway thumbnailed at work today, I'm super pumped. Looks like this is going to be a good turnout if everyone finishes!

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    Thanks, Grief.

    So the story is, a guy's basically trapped in his own head. The voodoo doll behind him is suspended in the air, and he's stuck with it. Basically, it represents his addictions and needs. He figure walking about in front of him is his own self-doubt. I haven't written the exact dialogue yet and not all the pages are present, but that's basically how it is. The ending has him wake up in a hospital or asylum or wherever else I decide on.

    (Forgive me, this is all extremely rough.)

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    ya!!!!! more people are joining!!!ya now artistic'ally wise i think i'll just quite!!! and my sparadick! care free nature will just win the hearts and minds and stuff!!!of bullsit!!!honestly i think someone here will wright a better script......but i will rock you all when it comes to images....
    p.s. it's just trash talk......don't take it personal!if ya wanna light me up...that's fine but just remember that i carry hot bisciuts!!!!!

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