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ROUND #170:: Napoleonic Naval Hero - CHOW/EOW Cross Over!DESCRIPTION
TWO WEEK CHOW
For the next two weeks we're running a cross over with EOW, featuring a brave naval hero in an epic sea battle.
You have three options with this contest:
a) Do a more illustrative piece and combine chow & eow and meet the requirements for both contests in one image (a battle on a quarter deck, for example)
b) do two illustrations seperately, one with a naval battle, and one just with the hero,
or c) only do one of the two - you don't really need to do both, but it'll be more fun!
For the EOW requirements, please follow this link: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=166423
Now for the chow requirements:
- Design a hero in the navy (english, french, spanish, american, whatever you wish, but ONLY navy, no pirates or privateers please) along the lines of Nelson, Hornblower, Aubrey, etc.
- Napoleonic time period, but with some lee way (hah). Naomi Novak's "Temerraire" series, for example, is based in the time period but with dragons. Some very early steam punk or clockwork punk is also acceptable. You should be around 1800 to 1815.
- Ladies are allowed, but keep to uniform convention, please, no random hot ladies wandering around, no one would know what to do with them. (Also, that was mostly the work of pirates.)
Some books and movies to help you get started:
"Master and Commander" (and the rest of the series, and the movie) by Patrick O'Brian.
the "Horatio Hornblower" book series (and BBC TV miniseries) by C.S. Forester.
"His Majesty's Dragon" (and the rest of the series) by Naomi Novak.
Any Biography on Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, Captain Cook (though this is a little early, most of the stuff is the same) etc
there are tons of other book series and stuff based in this time period, so have fun!
MONDAY, August 31st, 2009
Deadline is Monday, at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5).
FOLLOW THE TOPIC.
POST YOUR FINAL IN THE FINALS THREAD.
SAVE YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT. Chow##_Nickname
PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
(you can add CA logo, etc).
POST YOUR FINALS IN THE FINALS THREAD!
Remember to include your nickname in the file name.
About quality - as general rule: if your shapes and values are not decent - you are out. Watch proportions, perspective etc. we need perfectly readable shapes and coherent, consistent values.
BE PROFESSIONAL - only finished and good quality entries will be taken to the poll. Daestwen and Poshspice will make the selection.
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!
Last edited by Aly Fell; August 19th, 2009 at 04:13 PM.
Funny, I was watching an episode of Sharpe (with Sean Bean) last night - right time period, but on dry land.
I'm always amazed by the silly hats worn by the ground forces of that era.
Do both Sleep and life are overrated! (I'm selfish, I just love to see your art.)
Is it possible to do someone non-human? or could the enemies in the sea battle be non-human? could they be space aliens? could they be atlanteans? pirates? ghosts? does the sea battle have to be against another ship? could our heroes be fighting a whale or squid or cthulhu-esque super beast? could the battle take place in an imaginary place, like the tropical garden area at the north pole? (fits in well with the time period)
No. If I specified that Female heroes were okay but only in line with usual uniform, then why would non-humans be okay...?
As for the rest of the questions, those are better posed in EOW: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=166423
However, I think you're completely missing the spirit of the competition. :/ I guess you could have non-humans, but only if they were in one of the navies / working for one of the countries involved in the war, and even then I think you're missing the point...
or even historical history..... doesn't HAVE to be fictitious
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Rough sketch... I had spare time... But I doubt I'd finish this... Too cartoony anywayz...
LONG LIVE YOKO KANNO!!!
Hahaha, I just watched "Master and Commander" yesterday night I'll have to give it a try on the Spanish Armada
Nobody expects the Spanish Armada..
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.."
The Spaniard's Sketchbook... No holds barred
What about an angelic navy? kept with the ships and outfits of the time period but made to look "holy" and maybe sailing a top the edge of a rolling storm front? Or battling a demonic presence a top a hurricane. whould that be acceptable?
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It's allowed to just do one part, like only the character?
Interesting theme, I think I'll have to do a heroine for this, we can't all do the same hero type sailor with the square jawline and determined expression.
A reluctant hero? Hmmm. Brainstorming time.
The Naval (and Marine) uniforms weren't nearly as silly looking, which is saying something considering the large fin the upper ranks put on their head!
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I love this topic!
Great topic! Not sure whether i'll increase the size and include some more of the environment in it, but this is what i got so far after a some doodling tonight.
Im thinking that his ship is under attack and its nearly sunk, but the hero pushes his men forward to make their last stand! I'm thinking of add alot of parts from the ship flying about, waves crashing in, and the crew struggling to stay on the boat.
Here's my initial sketch. I'm not great with BG's, so I'll probably change it up before I'm through...but here we go.
Here is the first colour sketch for my naval dude.
hey, westoon - some very impressive progress, and I like how you are handling the whole environment. One thing, tho, is that the sail above his head looks more like a modern sailing vessel... these early 19th century ships tend to have a sail running perpendicular to the ship, not parallel (apart from the front small sails at the front of the ship)... they also sit up alot higher. I think you can still make that space interesting compositionally with some of the thousands of ropes the rope ladders that would run from the deck up to the masts:
Smaller ships often had the sails that you've got there, it's not modern, per say, just not regular on a ship big enough to have a quarter deck... In this case anything from about 20 guns (or a 6th Rate, usually referred to as a frigate). Sloops and other smaller vessels were often not square rigged (which is the rigging that jessi has up above there), but were not the prime suspect when it came to naval battles as they were just too small. Sloops and other small vessels were usually used for transport or for relaying messages - anything about a 6th rate would be square rigged and more likely used in a battle scenario.
(this isn't to say that sloops didn't fight in battles, more that you probably wouldn't want to intentionally, unless maybe you were fighting pirates or trying to take an unarmed - or underarmed - merchantman vessel and in that case a couple of canon balls would be more likely to end the conflict than swords)
okay that's it for my lecture...
Jessibean: thanks for the reference, and the suggestions...it was mainly compositional consideration, to put the mast in as it is, but ropes or, no doubt, countless other elements could fit the bill.
Daestwen: the lecture is appreciated. I love character work, and generally loathe BG's, hence the lack of historical detail, but I'd like to correct this in my work.
And in general, all the movie suggestions were good, but a classic was missed. Mutiny on the Bounty, starring a young Marlon Brando...great movie!
oh man! i've been looking for a week to enter at chow and i think it's now or never. i'm a bit nervous considering the awesome works i've seen here though
here's my current idea, any help with it would be very much appreaciated.