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    Chow 178:: Hallowe’en special: Universal monsters

    Chow 178:: Hallowe’en special: Universal monsters

    ROUND #178:: HALLOWE’EN SPECIAL: UNIVERSAL MONSTERS

    DESCRIPTION

    UNIVERSAL MONSTERS

    TWO WEEK CHOW

    Was that the trees a rustling? Or the hinges on the gate? Something spooky in the shadows... IT’s ALIVE!!!!!

    HALLOWE’EN, the old festival of Samhain is here and this is a two week ChOW! Take one (or more if you fancy) of the classic Universal Monsters from this list and produce your own take on them.

    Dracula (1931) LINK
    Frankensteins Monster/The Bride (1931/35) LINK LINK
    The Mummy (1932) LINK
    The Wolfman (1941) LINK
    The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) LINK
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) LINK
    The Phantom of the Opera (1925) LINK

    And if you’re feeling inventive,

    The Invisible Man (1933) LINK



    Redesign them... Give us your version. Use the Universal interpretation as your inspiration or starting point, not the original stories, as Universal Studios gave them a unique twist, but feel free to explore the possibilities. However remember, this is a character challenge. There’s plenty of reference on the internet for all of these.

    Chow 178:: Hallowe’en special: Universal monsters

    All the above are copyright UNIVERAL PICTURES
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    DEADLINE
    MONDAY, November 9th, 2009

    Deadline is Monday, at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5).
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    FOLLOW THE TOPIC.

    POST YOUR FINAL IN THE FINALS THREAD.

    SAVE YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT.
    Chow##_Nickname
    example: "CHOW#100_Oblio.jpg"

    PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC


    Chow 178:: Hallowe’en special: Universal monsters
    (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.

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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.

    ON GETTING TO POLL
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    NEW ROUND RULE: WIPS PLEASE!
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    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!
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    Woa what a great topic, thanks!

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    Hells yea! most def following through with this one

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    I'm pretty new here and think this will be a great CHOW to start me off! Great idea!
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    This is awesome. I can't wait to see what comes up.
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    awesome, i'm in
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    gosh i guess im doing the hunchback O_O....

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    Sorry, I just had to put this up. Every year when Halloween is approaching I think of this video.


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    i know this isnt the place to post videos but follow this link found it while was researching sorry for the post just seemed appropriate : D

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

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    Are we tied down to the traditional sex of these characters? For example what would the acceptability of a Wolfwoman instead of a wolf man?

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    Daestwen, Posh, THANK YOU!!!!

    Oh gosh, I feel like a kid in a toy store, which one(s) should I choose? I'll probably end up doing it (or them) next week but can't wait
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    Great idea!!

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    I'm sold on the The Invisible Man. Saw the movie from 1933 some years ago, god I loved it.



    Ok my Invisible Man turned into a blood-sucker instead. This is how it's so far. Gotta do some brainstorming on the clothes now and hope for the best. I wanted it to look like he's leaning forward, but he looks like a dwarf right now, so I gotta try and fix that somehow.
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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!
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    I can only hope to do this justice :o

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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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    Whatsup

    Heres my first take on the Monster from the Black Lagoon. I wanted to keep his cheesy rubber-costume look but at the same time make him a little more fishy. Got a long way to go (starting with learning how to color things...)

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    This is a great top. I've always loved the universal horror. I think I'm gonna use Basil Gogo's paintings as my main inspiration
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    His work is amazing, he did all those old Universal Horror film painting tributes and some of the old poster work. It's either that or old Black and White paintings.

    QUESTION: Do we have to do full-figure or can we do headshots? (I apologize if this has already been asked)

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    not sure if its going to go final

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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
    Last edited by etchesofthesun; October 26th, 2009 at 01:01 PM. Reason: more specific question

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