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    C.O.W. #150 Lich Dragon Boss Monster -- Posting WIPs thread

    C.O.W. #150 Lich Dragon Boss Monster -- Posting WIPs thread

    For more infos and details about the rules go here:
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    Round #150 Lich Dragon Boss Monster

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    Lich Dragon Boss Monster

    Creature Description: Lich Dragon Boss Monster -- For those unfamilliar with the term, a Lich is a powerful mage or wizard that has used arcane, forbidden and powerful magic to cheat and survive a natural death. Their visual appearance takes on decrepit, undead qualities. Corpse-like, thin, withered, or skeletal. Their skin can appear white and drained of blood or dark as tanned leather. They display the characteristics of rot, decay and evil.

    A Lich Dragon, then would be a dragon which has used powerful magic to cheat a natural death. I've tacked on the phrase "Boss Monster" to give you some idea of how powerful your design should look. Despite it's withered, undead appearance, it is still massive, formidible, magical and evil. It should look more powerful than an animated corpse or skeletal dragon. Make it glow with magic and crackle with power. Any player character that would have to face this thing at the end of an advanced video game level is going to have to work really hard to defeat your design and level-up.

    This creature should still follow the rules in terms of being a part of a species. Please no outfits, armor, accessories, staves, etc. Any dragon of sufficient power could make themselves a Lich Dragon. Yours could be one of many or one of few in the world.


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    Deadline:
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    Finals go here: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=164054

    note: The deadline won't be EXACTLY after a week...it can last up to 24 hours more, i am human and have to work also, you know
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    awesome :3


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    well i'm a huge wow fan so lich and dragon fits pretty well.... i'm a newbie here but i think i'll take a stab at it


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    Cool! I guess I don't know WoW that well; I'm more familliar with D&D and Paizo Pathfinder. Undead dragons are nothing new, but the point is to make something new out of a classic idea that excites people.

    I got a couple of e-mails from a friend today who basically chewed me out for posting this topic this particular week because he's already got so much work on his plate. I take that as a ringing endorsement.

    Have fun with it and really try to push your design into territory you have not seen before.


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    This has got to be about the freakin sweetest topic yet!!
    Thanks MJ! You da man!
    Can't wait to get started!!
    Should be a pretty awesome round! Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!


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    I want you guys to check out this link:

    http://artorder.blogspot.com/2009/07...n-line-up.html

    If you are not already aware of Art Order, you should be. Jon Schindehette is the Senior Art Director for Dungeons and Dragons by Wizards of the Coast. Art Order is his blog. In addition to sharing really great advice about the gaming, illustration and Fantasy Art industries, Jon also runs some really terrific bi-weekly art challenges, not unlike the ones you find on ConceptArt.org. They're run a little differently, often with some really incredible guest judges, and prize packages which can include Dungeons and Dragons products... and sometimes, even, publishing opportunities. There's a really great opportunity for folks to compete and get some exposure both to the online community at large as well as some important art directors and artists who follow Jon's blog. Well worth checking out as a resource on it's own.

    But I am also making a point of sharing Jon's last round, the Earthquake Dragon Challenge, because I want you to see the amazing breadth and variety of the entries people submitted. There are a great number of different directions people took the idea of an "Earthquake Dragon." I really want folks here (especially the new people) to look through the entries and find some inspiration through observation. There are so many different ways you can design your new Lich Dragon Boss Monster, and I hope seeing the great variety in the "Earthquake Dragons" will really spur new and interesting ideas in you.


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    Hi all. I participated in a few COWs a looong time ago, and decided to give it a whirl again this week. This is more of a design sketch than a WIP, as I plan on doing a completely new pose and setting, but this is what I've got so far...

    Also, thanks a lot for the Art Order link. Very inspiring stuff!

    Big scythe like claws and magic that has kept him alive through countless battle wounds.
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    Guess we can't recycle old submissions eh? hahah

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmNope. No recycling old entries.


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    I'm not sure if I can draw another dragon right now and I probably should stay away from undead for a little while since "Undead with two heads" is still pretty recent, but thanks for the link MJ! Awesome stuff.
    A little too tied up with the newborn entry anyway. Good luck to all in this round!

    Check it out
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    hey again
    here is my concept sketch not really a wip just yet need to design the bugger first
    wasnt going for the traditional dragon head so he looks a bit more like a dinosaur unfortunately imo I shall fix that
    he's half flesh half bone... you'd be too if you were undead and wondering around all those years

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    Try #1

    Going with the arcana theme, I'm going to make a dragon that's not QUITE undead... he has a large cut on his neck and maybe elsewhere that looks like it should have killed him. But instead it's glowing with a sickly light. He might have some arcane markings somewhere on him, to keep the enchantments in place. His eyes will also be glowing with an unholy light. Not sure yet whether to do a closeup of the face and do super-foreshortening with the body, or to do a profile angle like I usually do. Here's a couple of thumbs that I'm pretty happy with. I'm liking the profile one best. The other one is more dynamic possibly, but I tend to screw those up, and it doesn't show that much of the body.

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    For the final, remind me to look at ref.

    EDIT: There, a combination. That looks pretty badass, don't it?

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    Hi guys last week was my first cow but hopefully I can stay closer to the brief this week. Great topic Michael!

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