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    Looking good GhostBrush ...

    I chose Halifax, NS. It is a relatively young city but it is exposed to a lot of crime, killing, drugs, violence and poverty. Really when you think about it, it is in its enfancy when compared to other, older cities.
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    woooo try this again xD

    Im doin tokyo
    so its like all corrupt and stuff, but its also one of the brightest places on earth and its a bloated city by the water. Thinking of making her (yes her!!)
    more beatiful on the top then getting dirtyr and bloated towards bottom...
    suggestions woould really kick asss!!!
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    So here's a sketch of Paris
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    Hunchback .... I like yous. Tokyo has a surface beauty covering up a cesspool of crime and corruption. I'd go with an innocent beautiful face but keep your idea that the more you uncover the worse it gets.

    Mine, well .... mine has no spark. Its kinda dull and boring - any ideas.
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    @Razorleaf - Personally, the explanation of what you want to do and what you have so far don't really sync up for me. Judging from your little synopsis on Halifax, I would've pictured a kid or a pre-teen. A child that's a product of a bad age or a good kid that's fallen to bad influences. First thing I think of are child soldiers. Make her younger, if it helps. I'd probably choose a different pose to something that invites the addition of more details that'd give a visual description of the character.
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    razorleaf - perhaps go with a teenager growing up on the streets? joint in mouth,knife in hand?
    cosmitron and clochette - no fair! you're already winning!
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    Vegas Baby

    Well, I tried to escape her, but Las Vegas, my off-and-on hometown for the past 20-ish years, kept sucking me in for this project. I really hope I can pull this off, because I think this is one of the best ChoW topics yet...

    Las Vegas is the largest city in the US to be founded in the 20th century, so I see her as a precocious child playing dress-up. She's wearing all of the eclectic gaudiness that's plastered across this city's exterior--a cocktail of Venice, Paris, New York, Rome, and ancient Egypt, among other things. But she's ephemeral--as soon as you think you have an idea of what this city's all about, she'll detonate that part of herself and cast that costume on the floor.

    I'm going to draw her reflection in the mirror only, and outside the mirror we see the cracked desert floor that she pretends doesn't exist (casinos feel perfectly justified spending billions on non-native trees and the water to sustain them...meanwhile the city is experiencing a crippling drought crisis). The detonated hotels/costumes also reside outside the mirror--ironically named things like "The Sands", "The Dunes", and "The Frontier."

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    Tis' Hollywood. (Although I kind of imagine every city like this)

    I should stop making up difficult poses without having any references xD
    What's wrong so far (anatomy-wise):
    -abdomen
    -her left leg (so the one we see on the right^^)
    -hands (they're sketchy now, anyway)
    -tilt of her head/face
    -twisted upper body

    so that's almost everything xD Do you see something else that's wrong?

    Moreover I have to work on her expression; she has to look more lewd (make her lick her lips?) and also more tempting. Additionaly, you can't really see that she's making a kind of "come 'ere"-gesture :< And well, can you recognize the buildings atop her head?

    And I'm not too sure about whether I'll really take part in this chow... currently my pictures going in the illustration-direction again and for that I rather work on it without having a deadline to catch

    Anybody wants to hear what I was thinking about?
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    so far.

    ~baxter - Amazing direction so far, a great way to blend the old and new and I love the style so far as well.

    Ghostbrush
    - I think its a beautiful piece thats Is coming along well, the deep-ness behind the idea is great.

    Clochette - Like I said, I think you've nailed it, can't wait to see it progress more

    mojokingbee - I love it, I feel it depicts london well, a little sassy a little beat down but still smiling. ( she looks a little Irish to me atm, but does that matter? =} )

    Poshspice
    - Please DOn't Pull whatever you do out this time, your not getting paid to do this so, your not above the competition, nor are you the only Judge of it. Having to compete against talent like yours will only make everyone else push themselves harder.

    kingkostas - Very interesting take on the the challenge and I love the style, Hope to see it finished.

    hunchback
    - Very powerful concept so far. I can tell its a "She", Might like to see a little bit of New Tech In the piece since Tokyo is also one of the most advanced cities in the world, but thats just me.

    Cosmitron - I looks good and seems to have alot of potential so far, will have to wait till its a little more refined to critique though.

    Razorleaf - I think you have a strong idea to work on, I like some of the other suggestions made for it so far, and I think it needs a little more "Personality to it" maybe bare and naked make me think its abandoned not living, even if its not living well.

    Thats it so far~

    Mine need to be reworked again, I think its such a deep idea for me that Im over / underthinking elements for it.
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    Nice stuff here so far, everyone.

    Another sketch of Helsinki, as the previous one was all over the place. Need to work more with the clothes.

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    Thank you for the suggestions. I see Halifax as "exposed". Exposed to wealth and poverty and crime and justice. It has bared its soul and still survived public ridicule. Still, it has a beauty to it ... a level of excitement that is just starting to emerge. Still, I'm thinking of a few things to pep this up a bit
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    The City: Milwaukee

    I'm going to TRY to participate in this CHOW (most likely the most "unlikely" subject for me to try my hand at). That being said, I'm not making any promises

    I decided to focus on my home town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Brew City. Home of beer, brats, cheese curds, custard, and Summerfest! I mean, I know Milwaukee's not perfect, but sometimes I don't think we get enough credit for the fun stuff we have going on here :/

    So here's my first sketch in my moleskine, drawn at work during my lunch break >_>'
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    i'm doing a character for Cleveland.

    made him a musician (rock n roll hall of fame, big performing arts city)

    dusting himself off, pant's still dirty- city is an example of urban renaissance, once called "the mistake by the lake" trying to revamp image. don't quite know how to capture this effectively.

    thought about showing him unable to play sports, as cleveland's team's haven't fared too well in recent years.

    just a quick sketch so far, may go in a different direction, or city
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