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August 13th, 2009 #1
Teen Challenge 70: [[Quetzalcoatl]]
TEEN CHALLENGE 70
Anyone ages 13-19 may submit an entry at any time before the deadline. Please host your image on a remote image-hosting site instead of uploading it to the CA server. This makes it much easier to transfer it to the poll thread.
"Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec Serpent God of the Wind". The legendary serpent headed god is yours to draw and bring it to life!
For more information about Quetzalcoatl and what legend is associated to it, look here: More info ->
- You can represent Quetzalcoatl any way you like, as long as it is somehow connected as a mythical being/deity.
Simply express your idea right away!
(Any media is allowed)
1. Add a border around your image with your name and the topic, like they do with the other of the week challenges.
2. Please do not use attachment manager, but outside host your image.
3. Mark your final as final.
Thursday 27th of August, 2 weeks.
P.S. Sorry for me being late. Since I wasn't able to start this topic any earlier I've done it right now. Hope you guys can forgive me - I will not let it happen anytime soon again.
However, if it does happen again please do send me a Private Message!!
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August 13th, 2009 #2
Can we simply paint Hernán Cortés? After all there's the myth that the indios revered Cortés as the god Quetzalcoatl who finally returned from the eastern waters to his people, making it one of the mayor reasons for their downfall. Especially since his "human form" is that of a bearded white guy
(actually I don't want to do that myself, just asking out of curiosity)
Nice topic, anyway :>
August 13th, 2009 #3
Hernán Cortez was seen as Quetzalcoatl by Montezuma. You can picture Hernan as Quetzalcoatl. But you should portrait Quetzalcoatl the way you see him if you read the myth. It's the god of wind, sometimes seen as the god of death and resurrection, one day bound to return to earth and this would mean the end of the Aztec civilization.
It's the way you pretend this, if you see Hernán Cortez in this as well, then by any means draw him!
Oh, and for those who like a little source to use:
The "Quetzal" bird is a beautiful bird, the feathers of this bird is said to be the same as on Quetzalcoatl.So maybe you can use it as a nice reference.\?
Images can be seen here->
August 14th, 2009 #4
August 14th, 2009 #5
Hurrah, first WIP!
Is kinda unoriginal. Yeah.
August 14th, 2009 #6
August 15th, 2009 #7
Quetzalcoatl - WIP & Final
"You have graciously come on earth, you have graciously approached your water, your high place of Mexico, you have come down to your mat, your throne, which I have briefly kept for you, I who used to keep it for you.
You have graciously arrived, you have known pain, you have known weariness, now come on earth, take your rest, enter into your palace, rest your limbs; may our lords come on earth."
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August 16th, 2009 #8Registered User
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Here's an idea. Don't have the wacom or even a mouse at the moment so this was done with the touch pad on my mac. Who needs a mouse anyway...
so the colour needs work... any ideas?
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August 16th, 2009 #9
Neat style you're working with there! And wow, a touch pad!?!?!? The only thing I can think of is that there doesn't seem to be a uniform light source. On the torso, it looks like it's coming from the left, but other than that, it's a bit confusing.
August 17th, 2009 #10
an excuse to draw a fantasy god status being ... i think that i will!
because i am me and love to update my portfolio... i'm happy to join in!
now to get my aztec aesthetics correct ^^
August 19th, 2009 #11
went for that nifty "END OF THE AZTEC EMPIRE UPON RETURN" molarchy... and decided that B&W was the swift way forth...
and the wings are black because of that end-time's the sky is dark idea.... and i got tired after having to do them again after my comp fell over itself and toook photoshop with it...
my photobucket is gimping... so maybe this will work... DA hosted xD
August 19th, 2009 #12
good work everyone , i tried to make him look more like the old runes.
really like Ssh's
August 19th, 2009 #13
Wip. The birds esp the bottom right need work, and he needs his hands.
Auncer: I really like the style you did yours in. I really does make me thing of the runes. The way the trees follow the line of the wings bothers me a bit.
Jerik: Looks good! Only thing I would do would be to make all the fonts match, and move the bar down to the bottom. Not only will the white show up more on the darker area there, but it'll detract less from the creature.
August 20th, 2009 #14
August 21st, 2009 #15Registered User
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August 21st, 2009 #16
This would be my final, hope I'm doin' it right.
Also, forgive me for sounding stupid but if I submit this here as my final does that mean I still also have to wait for the "Post finals here" thread and post there as well?
August 26th, 2009 #17Registered User
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I've made a sketch and some colouring, but we'll see if I've got time to finish it. I don't think so.
Criticism most welcomed.
Last edited by Namien; August 26th, 2009 at 03:08 PM.Aim sory fur mai bad enlish.
August 26th, 2009 #18
Seferian - Love the composition of your piece.
Ssh - O___o I can't even draw stick figures with a pad...
Jerik - Fffff, GOD! That is awesome, man! It really stands out. I'd maybe suggest only a little piont of colour in the eye, or maybe in the eclipse, but that's just personal taste. Well done! (though I agree with the suggestion of moving the bar a bit downwards)
Pixie Trick - I like the choosing of colours and the birds, but there's something in the torso that doesn't seem quite right... I think it's the angle of the head in relationship to the rest, it doesn't look very natural.
Namien - I like how it's looking so far. Hope you can finish it in time. (Hmm... looks like it's about to eat something!)
Good luck to everyone, and keep up the good work!
September 1st, 2009 #19
September 1st, 2009 #20
i second Pijus
am enjoying these themes... what has happened here... i wouldn't mind even taking over somewhere but i think a sudden take over twice would be odd for members...
so... *puts some more pressure on mitjn*
September 1st, 2009 #21
Wasn't the deadline for this a long time ago?
Looks to me like the reigns of duty should have been handed over to someone more reliable, this is kind of ridiculous.
September 1st, 2009 #22
September 1st, 2009 #23
Well, first of all I have to dissappoint you guys since I´m no longer able to continue keeping up the Teen Challenge. How much I´d love to i´m simply unable to do so because just recently I´ve moved out of my own home and went to a city far away. Because of this I need to sign a contract to be able to have internet acces. This is a problem since you need to be 18 to sign it and since i´m not, I cannot visit ConceptArt.org on a daily basis. I can highly visit this site once or twice in a month.
I´m very sorry for the holdup this has caused, but since I don´t have any internet connection for a long while I cannot upkeep the Teen Challenge.
And pijus, I understand your point of view and I would be angered myself now this happened but I´m afraid I can´t help it...
I hope I´m able to return one day, but for now I have to say my goodbyes...
See you all!
September 1st, 2009 #24