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    Quite a few to choose from. I think I'm going to be in this week. I was trailing in too late to finish my submission for last week.


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    I'm starting off with the Phantom of the Opera, might do Drac later (the inner Castlevania fanboy is calling!)

    Got silhouette design so far

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    Frankenstein The Bride.
    What do you think can she look like this?
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    Tempting!

    First sketch for The Invisible Man. Thinking it's too close to the original at the moment but I will probably retain the smoke idea.

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    Halloween special, oh hell yea! I'm going to throw in for Creature from the Black Lagoon & Wolfman.

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    Careful chaps, this isn't the lounge. Try to keep posts relevant to the brief please.

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    sort of a vampire-y looking black lagoon creature, i think. wanting to organically incorporate some classic 'dracula' features. not sure if i want to actually put in a background, and the head is getting a little snakey. crits and suggestions welcome!
    "It's not rocket surgery." _Sebudai

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    I can only hope to do this justice :o

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    Hi, Im just wondering how much freedom do we have in the redesign? I mean do they still have to resemble the Universal interpretation? Or can we just go nuts? For example, could i do a Pirate Dracula? Or maybe the wolfman playing in a rockband?- Cus he looks a lot like Brent from Mastodon..lol Thanks
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    Hey thanks a lot for the critique, Arthur 'Two Sheds'. Now it's looking much better!

    I really like your Quasimodo, but maybe you should have his eyes open, looks a bit like he's in a trance or meditating right now. And nice touch with the jester-hat.
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    I started off with a huge canvas size this time. It really got frustraiting last week when i ended up using 1-pixel brushes in order to work on the details because the canvas was kind of small. I only painted in grayscales so far because i'm trying to get some proper values this time. Plus I try to work with foreground and background since I want to have something going on in this picture

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    Do different characters have to be in the same composition? Or could I submit a separate one for each?

    A first set of sketches for the big three.

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    okayyyy, so frankenbride...
    I wanted to make her look a bit more modern and 'beautiful', the original bride is so old fashioned (not that that's a bad thing), I fancied making a younger bride; I don't know, it's still really close to the original, but hopefully not bad for a first timer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by etchesofthesun View Post
    Hi, Im just wondering how much freedom do we have in the redesign? I mean do they still have to resemble the Universal interpretation? Or can we just go nuts? For example, could i do a Pirate Dracula? Or maybe the wolfman playing in a rockband?- Cus he looks a lot like Brent from Mastodon..lol Thanks
    Usually CHOW has been pretty accepting and open to each artist's
    interpretation of the brief, which has allowed us all to push ourselves
    creatively Also I don't claim any official authority to interpret
    the brief only Posh and Daestwen can give you an official answer about
    the brief or rules of CHOW

    That being said...
    What I took the brief to mean was that we are to redesign
    these classic characters not rewrite who they are. What I mean is that from
    a visual design point of view we should all push as far as our hearts desire
    but the end result should still be the same character. Count Dracula should
    be recognizably Count Dracula... Frankenstein should be obviously
    Frankenstein... etc...

    Think about it this way, there is a huge difference visually between Dracula
    from 1992's Bram Stoker's Dracula and 1931's Dracula that Posh posted
    above, but both are still Dracula. That seems to be the challenge for this
    CHOW we aren't coming up with new characters but reinterpreting classics.


    Now as far as what I would think we could push... other than visual design I
    imagine time period could be played with quite a bit. After all with just a little
    tweaking the story of The Wolfman, The Invisible Man or any of the other
    really could be brought to a modern day, taken back to the darkages, or
    even set in a futuristic setting. However IMO I would really try to hold onto
    the fact that these are Horror genre characters so they should feel more
    horror than scifi or fantasy. However changing Dracula from an
    Eastern European Noble to a pirate or the Wolfman to a rock-star might be a
    bit of a stretch imo.

    And actually all of these characters have already been reinterpreted in one
    form or another over the years. You can easily find may different versions of
    them all online. So the question is if you where deciding what Frankenstein or
    Quasimodo or etc... looked like how would they look.

    Anyway that is just my take on the brief which Posh or Daestwen are more
    than welcome to correct in anyway.
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