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    Chow 175 :: Theme Song

    Chow 175 :: Theme Song

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    THEME SONG
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    Welcome to Chow 175! Since we have such a pretty nice round number this week, we're going to do a bit of an experiment.

    Below, you will find six songs/pieces of music that Daestwen and I have carefully selected. None of them have English lyrics. (If you speak one of the languages sung in a song below, please don't choose that song! It would defeat the purpose of the exercise.)

    So, here's how to do it.

    Choose two songs (at the least - if you want to do three, four or all five you can give it a try, but please start with two). These two songs will be the theme songs for your two characters. Listen to the songs, try and get a feeling for the kind of personality you picture when listening to them. The songs can be (and probably will be) totally different in feeling and personality, so this is where the hard part comes in.

    Design one character per song, trying to reflect the song in the character design. The hard part of this is that all the characters you create should feel like they fit in the same world, but still have their theme songs be different.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJqUbb-WuPQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z9aqnmcVhI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u_CttIV7VY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvPu2PGzcSg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPG9GcykPIY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frDWvFaseHc


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    Chow 175 :: Theme Song
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    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.

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    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.

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    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!


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    Great topic for this weeks CHOW, can't wait to get stuck into it

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    omg the 2nd song...yes.

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    I think it's gonna be an awesome round

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    You guys never cease to amaze me, very creative and awesome topic Thanks!

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    That's just so out there, I love it. Time be on my side.

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    You guys are amazing, what a creative topic! Really nice selection of songs too, just finished listening to them all. So I really hope I can have the time, it's very intriguing I'd love to try my hand at Marco Polo, it's one of my fave Loreena McKennitt songs.
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    I had no time to finish Black River Gang... :/
    I must try to finish this one... These songs are awesome!!! And the topic is amazingly interesting.
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    now thats a creative theme picking lets hearem out
    wow....definitly 1 and 6....some dark chars for sure ^(^ _ ^)^

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    Really unique idea! Seen a fair bit of art based on music but never actual characters before. This'll be an interesting one.

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    this sounds like a great topic! hmmm. so many ideas.

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    I'm so in for this one, going to start listening now Awesome idea and looking forward to seeing everyones takes on the songs

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    This was supposed to be a beautiful woman with flowing scarfs etc.. but then I saw something creepy in the face and "boom" shaman. It was working with the music so I just went with it.
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    Quick question, the two (or three, whatever) characters must be in the same picture, or we must do one picture for every character?

    Great topic btw, some characters are already spawning in my head.

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    That's sound crazy. I'm in!

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    Please put all the characters in one image, thanks!

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    very cool topic approach. I was just reminiscing about a C.O.W. that was based off a sound sample. GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daestwen View Post
    Please put all the characters in one image, thanks!
    by same image do you mean both characters in a tangible space together(they could touch each other, for instance)? or can it be the same image divided into seperate sections of sorts (ie. what i posted for the npc design #172 chow)?

    for instance the environment or color of an entire image can effect the mood, which might not be suitable for both (or more) songs.

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    I love Dead Can Dance and listen a lot to them while drawing, so that's definitly going to be one of them, heh.

    Thinking about Loreena McKennit for the second one, I'm pretty fond of her as well, and the rythms are nice.
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    Wow! what a cool topic.

    Interesting, i get a strong feeling of a character for all of the songs but "Mack the Knife". I suppose that's because it's the most familiar, not the song itself, but it's use in threepenny opera and the story that it tells.

    also the cultural differences of the music translate to my ideas of the characters, that will certainly make it tough to put them all in the same room

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    where do you guys come up with these exercises? I'm loving this, in all the way!
    wanted the second song, but unfortunately I speak french so now I'm considering 3 others at once (Marco Polo, Mack the Knife, Waltzing Black?) love the selection on this one, great job coming up with these topics you guys!

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    Really nice theme! I just did a few thumbnails exploring the concept i want for the songs.

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    Great topic - I've always how unique images would turn out if you listened to a single piece of music while working on it.

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    Love the topic, its so open!

    Ack, I like to watch CHOW from a distance, but I might make some sketches; human sketches, my one enemy! I probably won't be able to post anything, but you're getting me motivated!

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    Nice idea. Trying not to watch the video while listening to the songs to keep the idea original. I'll see what I can do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolution77 View Post
    by same image do you mean both characters in a tangible space together(they could touch each other, for instance)? or can it be the same image divided into seperate sections of sorts (ie. what i posted for the npc design #172 chow)?

    for instance the environment or color of an entire image can effect the mood, which might not be suitable for both (or more) songs.
    All I mean is in one image so that I can easily put it in the poll, so if you have separate sections between them or whatever, that's fine.

    However, both characters *should* fit in the same world, regardless of theme song, they should still look like they belong together, so maybe forcing them to actually be together would be good for you to make sure they work like that?

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    There's a way to alter the URL to make the songs auto repeat. Anyone remember how to do that?

    Having the song on loop would help me while drawing

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    I'm trying to understand how in the world you guys came up with such a great array of genres... crazy weird genres in different languages, at that.
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    Alright here goes my first sketch idea. I still have to develop the characters connection and identity, but i have a few things brewing.
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    Wow that is some crazy stuff D. Im thinking of 3 characters. Delightful Rain and Marco Polo meet to kill Stranglers.

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