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ROUND #200 :: The MONARCH of CHOWDESCRIPTION
The MONARCH of CHOW
The queen is dead. Long live the... queen? 200 ChOWS, or rather 199 and it’s time for a new mascot, and this time it doesn’t HAVE to be a Queen. We want a monarch, so it could easily be a king instead.
The flag bearers have raised their poles. The courtiers are quivering in antici.... pation. The herald has blown his trumpet dry and the ministers are stroking their long... beards! The stage is set for a monarch’s grand arrival so let’s see that royal entrance! Design and create the King or Queen of MUSIC. What kind of music? Well, that’s up to you. Put your take on it. Metal, punk, classical, country, industrial, rockabilly, dance, goth, EMO, AOR, hard house, rap... the list goes on! Or somehow incorporate all those genres into one, if you’re plain bonkers enough.
Need more options? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_music_styles
Remember, the monarch is to be the mascot of the next 100 ChOWS! The reigning sovereign, so regal quality is pretty essential to the character; otherwise it’s a fairly free brief. Make sure your chosen music is reflected in the character and costume and we want only one character design, male, female or any points in-between. As for whether human or not, human please as this is based on human experience. But variations thereof: ie: angel, vampire, mermaid etc. are OK as they feature in a lot of musical symbolism. More than one entry is permitted.
Have fun! But please keep the Youtube inspiration clips to a minimum!
This is a MONTH ChoW.
SUNDAY, June 6th (D-Day!), 2010
Deadline is Sunday, at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5).
FOLLOW THE TOPIC.
POST YOUR FINAL IN THE FINALS THREAD.
SAVE YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT. Chow##_Nickname
PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
(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.
BE PROFESSIONAL - only finished and good quality entries will be taken to the poll. Daestwen and Aly Fell will make the selection.
Please review these helpful reminders if you have not done so already.
ON GETTING TO POLL
NEW ROUND RULE: WIPS PLEASE!
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!
Last edited by Aly Fell; May 12th, 2010 at 06:17 AM.
great theme, I'm in!
and so it begins, awesome i'm all pumped up wanting to try some new tricks from watching Free TAD online traditional and digital art workshop
I like to compose music that reflects my subject matter, and I will often write some music to paint to when I have an idea that's really worth exploring. Can I compose music for my Monarch of Chow, to be included as inspiration as part of my entry, or is that bad form?
I'd say props to you if you can manage to compose a piece of music and complete a competitively developed image in 2 weeks. An interesting design process to say the least.
If you think it will result in a stronger final image then go for it... if not then I would say, focus on the challenge and spend the mental creative juice and time it would take to write the music on the task at hand.
If you do do it would be cool if you could post the music somewhere so we can listen to it.
Last edited by Yeti Ball; May 9th, 2010 at 11:34 PM. Reason: typo... ;)
Well it's not really a time issue, I just use a sampler and synthesizer- it's not like I need to write sheet music and organize an orchestra. The reason I do it is also partly to get my creative juices flowing visually, so it kinda boosts my drawing production times in a way. Basically the research and drawing time for this piece might be up to 80 hours or something, one moody theme song takes me a few hours to pen, if that.
Oh check this out Yeti, I made a whole game in ten days last year, including a full score, 'Trial of the Schnellersparrow'. So yeah, 14 days for one picture and one song, not too tough for 'ol Pinback, hehehe.
Here's the download in case anyone likes retro-syled and atmospheric point 'n' click adventures, and is curious.
Last edited by Pinback; May 9th, 2010 at 11:55 PM. Reason: typo
Damn Rainville... that was the exact musical genre I was gona do!
Oh well... Dibs on Hip Hop/Rap
Also, i will check your link Pinback, the original Monkey Island is one of my all time fav games so I'll give it a look. You could do the King or Queen of 8 bit NES tunes
as a Norwegian I guess it's just natural that I go for black-metal *grins*. I wont be able to start untill friday, but seeing as it's two weeks, I wont be that stressed out. Great topic!
I so want to do this. I'm thinking black metal or just metal in general.
im going for my favorite type of music so itll be the king of psytrance ! gonna be a tricky one
Two weeks eh? Got to get my workspace up and running like crazy then... I'm gonna make the queen of fidget, dirty electro, techno, house. Think Crookers, Boys Noize, Tiga, 2 Many Dj's, Erol Alkan etc. Gonna be fun
Oh two weeks. Gonna try and have a shot at this. I was thinking of metal but Daft Punk came on and electronic seemed the way to go. Good luck everyone
C&C are more than welcome
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My first rough, but I'm starting to think a medieval rap battle of sorts would work better. Like Wildstyle but set in the 1600's, and on horseback, with robots...