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    CHOW 182 :: The MORRIGAN

    CHOW 182 :: The MORRIGAN

    ROUND #182:: The MORRIGAN

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    The Morrigan

    First off this is nothing to do with the Capcom character!

    The Morrigan is ‘The Phantom Queen’ of Irish Celtic legend. Associated with death, prophecy, sovereignty she would appear to heroes when their life was in mortal danger. She appeared to Cú Chulainn ( from last week’s CHOW ) as an apparition of three crones, and her symbol, a black crow or raven appeared at his death. But she is more commonly seen as a beautiful and terrible woman with long wild hair. As a shape shifter she could also take on other animal forms. In mythology she is often seen as what is known as a ‘triple goddess’, incorporating ‘the crone, the mother and the maiden’, common across many cultures.

    The Morrigan was once mistaken to be a banshee, the female spirit of ill omen and death, but she is more complicated than that. She is not a spirit but a goddess. Your task is to provide your personal interpretation of The Morrigan. Keep her in the mythical past, so no updating, but feel free to portray her as either terrible goddess, crone, mother or maiden. However, because of her associations with ‘battle and death’, you might do well to keep these aspects in mind when designing her.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Morr%C3%ADgan

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    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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    oh man, there is no time to rest, now it's sexy godess of death time

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    Holy crap what an AWESOME topic!! Wish I could take part but I've got that much work to do for others that needs to be done before xmas....(which is a good thing I suppose!)...Cant wait to see everyone's take on this one.

    Man, I love crows too. This is gonna be SWEET.
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    Great topic, I give it a try
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    In regard to this topic, all I have to say is: HELL YEAH!

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    Oh man I suggested the Morrigan in the suggestions thread a loooooooong time ago! Im mega-excited! Unfortunately I dont know if Ill be able to participate but Im still psyched to see what everyone else will turn out.

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    Frick. Love this topic, just gotta get the DA: O Morrigan look out of my head first.

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    I want the Capcom character I loooooove Darkstalkers Anyhoot, great topic nevertheless
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    hmmm funky, yay Christmas work out of the way now....game on

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    woah awesome topic. maybe I could give this one ago after I finish my current project. That being my current project is done tomorrow(not really looking likely but we will see).

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    I guess I'll kick off the wips then. :]

    So this time I decided to work more on composition/background... It means I've committed one of the cardinal sins of chow and made her face away from the viewer, but this was the only thumbnail i liked!

    oh well, if worst comes to worst i can always cut myself from the poll.

    edit: a little more work on it...

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    well I am SHOCKED, daestwen! To so recklessly break the rules like that?! for shame

    I'll follow up on the WIPs. I'm still working out the final idea. but here are some of the thumbnails I liked. Keep in mind they're rough and, of course, the proportions aren't right yet.

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    Cool, I love this theme
    Hmmm - I might mix it with Cu-Chulainn


    Compiled post - to keep it tidy.

    I abandoned adding Cu-Chulainn, I thought it was to much work and I wanted to concentrate on the Morrigan.
    So with simplicity in mind - I did all versions of her!!
    Guess I got carried away - it's much more of an illustration than concept art.
    Although the Crone and Maiden are bust shots (and against Chow rules), I'm hoping I can get away with concentrating on the Battle Goddess as the main piece (the rest is just for illustrative purposes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venger View Post
    How much of 3/4 is 3/4?
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    But it's a nice idea!

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    I dunno if I'll go with this, it seems a little bland. I'll try and come up with a more exciting look for her with the next wip.

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