ROUND #196 :: The Wizard of OzDESCRIPTION
"The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, 1900
Dorothy is a girl who lives in a farmhouse in Kansas with her Uncle Henry, Aunt Em, and little dog Toto. One day the farmhouse, with Dorothy inside, is caught up in a cyclone and deposited in a field in the Land of the Munchkins in the Land of Oz. The falling house kills the ruler of the Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the East and Dorothy sets off on an epic journey along the yellow brick road to find the Great Wizard Oz who can send her back home. Along the way, she meets a Cowardly Lion, a Tin Woodsman, and a Scarecrow who become her traveling companions.
Pick any one, two, three or all four of the main characters - Dorothy, the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow or the Cowardly Lion - to (re)design. Give it your own spin if you want - you can set it in the 1930s midwest like the movie, the original Victorian context in which it was written, or any other time or genre, just make sure the essence of the characters and the story is still captured in your design.
Thanks to Jessibean for the topic this week!
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Last edited by daestwen; April 10th, 2010 at 09:14 PM.
Wow truly epic topic! I've been a long time lurker and always wanted to participate. I think this'll be the one! Tried for the Mystic Gunslinger but didn't finish in time. Should we save our WIP's for final posting?
Yet again I couldn't polish something in time, and am, again, excited for the next round. I've got some sweet ideas for this, but really need to organize my thoughts and not rush it.
Before i get to involved in my design process, i was wondering if we have to stick strictly to the story as told by the books/movie or can we alter it to fit our chosen genre or theme? I'm thinking vintage/fantasy/horror mix
edit ^^^ MagicPrincess, i'd truly love to see a vintage horror version of this. I think the guidelines just mean that the character's essence has to be in tune with the original, I think you should run with your idea.
I found this while searching for inspiration, its a few different styles of illistrated Wizard of Oz. Kind of wish I didn't find it cause one of them is slightly similar to my ideas, and when I find something similar I can't continue with my idea...feel like i'm cheating.
Anyway, i've an unhealthy obsession with Cyberpunk, and was thinking creating a cyberpunk version, would this be acceptable per the guidelines?
Here's how I'll justify it; I figure Dorothy can be some kind of synthetic meat farmer, probably in a lab-coat get up, since we're already technically able to grow meat in a lab, its not that far fetched.
The Tin man will be some sort of android built for battle, but desires a heart to feel the warmth of love and kindness.
The lion might be synthetically created from ancient DNA (jurassic park style), and he's an adolescent and maybe his genetic make up is screwy, thus the cowardice.
I'm having trouble with the scarecrow though...
Man, I hope I have time for this. With more warning I would have takin a week off just to Concept each one thoroughly. Thank you Jessi for a Huge subject to play with .
Im going post-apocoliptic style on mine. may even do a small re-write to the story. Hope I can....
I'm thinking that in Kansas there's a military base not too far away from the farm where Dorothy resides. During some "research" the military screws up and tears a whole in the space/time continuum opening up a portal over Dorothy's house and sending her into another dimension. Since there can only be one dorothy per dimension the dorothy native to that world and the farm house dorothy must unite into one entity. The problem is the native Dorothy is the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy now is in control of the hordes of munchkins and filled with evil. Toto becomes a hell hound of sorts.
The Lion i'm thinking is part of a native lion clan who is very barbaric. He is successor to the throne now that his father has died. The clan knows he is weak and cowardly and so in order to claim the throne he must prove he is worthy of it. He is sent on a mission to the ruins of Oz for his right of passage. Knowing there is an evil and powerful entity residing there, the lion faces either death from exile or somehow hope to gather the courage he requires to fulfill his task and return to his clan a king.
The Scarecrow and the Tin Man I haven't fully fleshed out yet and i don't want to take up any more space. Will be posting some gesture sketches/thumbnails to get some feedback. If this idea is not suitable I will change it, please let me know.
I'm psyched about this one. Hell, i might even finish! Go me and my ADHD! WOOOOO!
Really liking what i'm reading so far from the rest of you so far. Some really clever ideas coming out and that means i'm gonna have to push even further for something really amazing.
Luckily, my brain is buzzing right now at 1:00 am thanks to the last thing i'd seen being Crank 2. Really not the sort of movie you should watch if you're trying to calm down. Be warned, my designs may be influenced by the action-cocaine stylings of Jason Statham.
By the by, is the Wicked Witch of the West of limits or.... what? I mean it can't hurt to ask right?
Last edited by xerxyz; April 6th, 2010 at 03:45 AM.
Regretfully, I failed to finish last week, which means this week I'll have to make even more effort than I normally would.
Now to think up something suitably whymsical and awesome
Best of luck, everyone!
- "I delete data like you on my way to real errors."
- "Uhm, that's a little extreme, commander."
So here are some thumbnails of Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion. Just to get a feel for the pose/feeling/whatnot... and some gesture sketches.
I am sorry to have to ask this... but where is the FINAL thread? I can not find it anywhere.
I swear, I will have a permanent imprint of my palm on my face from reading forums.
This site has seven books from the Oz series with a handy text search function.
KNIKITTA : The finals thread is usually posted towards the end of the week.
Last edited by AUG; April 6th, 2010 at 04:22 AM.
Best of luck everyone.
Scetchbook: View the exhibitionist's stuff.
"Totò, creo que ya no estamos en Kansas"
Scetchbook: View the exhibitionist's stuff.
hmm. I pictured a "little kid" type Dorothy with slippers too big, but I think I'm going to sit this one out to do some canonical studies. If I decide to find the time I'll throw up some thumbs.
@ knikitta http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...=185582&page=2
I definetly need to do a finished painting again, so... well, here's what I got.
First ideas I sketched in the train:
and finally this is what I'm going to render
I'll leave some C&C when there's some more stuff to look at Looking forward to seeing some more designs, yay
Last edited by Nele Klumpe; April 6th, 2010 at 05:07 PM.