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    Chow 181:: Cú Chulainn

    Chow 181:: Cú Chulainn

    ROUND #181:: Cú Chulainn

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    Cú Chulainn

    Cú Chulainn is an Irish hero from Celtic/Gaelic culture. He also appears in Scottish and Manx storytelling. He was a knight of the 1st century and often compared to Achilles in Greek Mythology. When enraged he would become a ‘bezerker’ as in Viking culture. He was slain in a fight and like El Cid in later history, was propped up in an heroic pose, spear in hand to strike fear into his enemies even after death, and it was only when a raven landed on his shoulder that his demise was revealed.

    He was seen as an Irish hero, riding a chariot, and defending Ulster against usurpers including Queen Medb of Connaught and even appeared to Saint Patrick as a ghost.

    Cú Chulainn‘s appearance is open to interpretation, but he is described as clean shaven, young ( he died at 27 ), and some tales tell he had seven fingers on each hand and seven toes on each foot. And seven pupils in each eye. There is much description of him on his Wikipedia page, as there is of his life. There should be plenty of inspiration there in his adventures for an interesting version of this mythological hero.

    Remember, knights of the 1st century would have been nothing like middle-ages knights. Their appearance would have been more ‘Asterix the Gaul’ than traditionally styled Arthurian knights. So leather, furs and armour more suited to Romano-Britain and Europe.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%BA_Chulainn

    http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/c/cuchulainn.htm

    Although not strictly a two parter, this ChOW will be followed up with a linked character next week.


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    Very cool!!
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    Interesting!

    How's the 2 parter going to work in regards to process and submission?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_B View Post
    Interesting!

    How's the 2 parter going to work in regards to process and submission?
    Don't read too much into that. Just treat this weeks as a stand alone. Normal weeks deadline.
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    Can you also draw him in his berserker-mode (its description pretty is scary ) or is that something to tackle next week? :p
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    You can do him in bezerker mode if you like. Just ignore anything to do with next week. I shouldn't have said really... it is obviously confusing!
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    oh you tease
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    Man his transformation is pretty messed up, would be a change of underwear time witnessing that.....oh cool topic by the way
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    Can we show him as a boy? He did some pretty cool stuff at the age of ten.
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    well read a bit of his stuff and got inspired and just started drawing poses no real design yet just geting the ideas flowing but open to suggestions leaning more towards the 3rd one


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poshspice View Post
    You can do him in bezerker mode if you like. Just ignore anything to do with next week. I shouldn't have said really... it is obviously confusing!
    Don't let people who can't focus change your game. I think you are doing great and people who didn't even draw this week are already worried about what they will draw next week.

    Next week didn't happen yet. Draw Cu Chulainn for crying out loud. Aaaaahhhhh!!!! Aaaaahhhh!!!!
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    yeah this hero is awesome, it's amazing how many things in this world I don't even know exist... Is it weird that I just realized this?
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    ok so im aficially inspired, im gonna go with a design/illustration approach of the moment when Cú Chulainn is about to face cid
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