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    P.O.W.! Challenge 42--Harpy...




    P.O.W.! Challenge 42
    Deadline: Sunday, June 6, 2010, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.

    Topic: Harpy...


    Hope this is to every one's tastes...the word Harpy is one of those ancient terms that have grown with society and language to mean a lot of things not meant originally. I suggest Googling the word before you start to get a true description of the classical creature--it's disgusting. Today it means every thing from a bad mother-in-law/wife/GF to sci-fi dragons with boobs. Try to have fun with this one, whether you go classical or off-the-wall...

    You can interpret the art any way you wish, and the more creatively, the better. Any media. B&W or Color. We're also going to stick with the (almost) three-week Challenge period for a while because it seems to be giving people a bit more time to play.

    You can present your solution as a minimum of TWO to a TENTATIVE maximum of SIX pages which adhere to standard comic specs as below...and, yes, you can have the first or last (or both) as a splash page if you want. You can go to additional pages without asking if you have a decent idea that requires it--just don't get too extreme on page counts.

    REMEMBER: You don't have to have a complete comic to qualify for polling--if you're idea requires six pages or so, go for it, but if you realize you're running out of time, try to get at least TWO finished by the deadline. That's all you need to qualify.

    Standard Comic Book Size:

    --Trim size: 6 5/8" x 10 1/4"
    --Live art area: 6" x 9"
    --Bleed size before trimming: 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" (1/8" in all directions)

    This thread will be the place you ask questions on this challenge, trash talk, post WIPs and post your final art. See the READ THIS FIRST thread for all specs.

    Good luck.

    Again, this one is three weeks rather than the usual two weeks to see if it will allow more participation or just cause a lot more procrastination.

    P.O.W.! Challenge 43 will be posted on Sunday Midnight, June 6, 2010.


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    A little note here for all of you who have supported the P.O.W.! Challenges...thankyewthankyewthankyew...

    Just a reminder--those of you who didn't get a chance to finish exactly the way you wanted to, or ran into deadline problems, remember there is a sticky section where you can post your stuff when you do get it up to speed.


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    Finally holiday over here so I will probably give it a shot (though I'm not promising anything).

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    Might try and see if I can manage one of these between studying. Looks like it'll be a lot of fun : )

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    I like the topic Ilaekae; I've got my Harpy design down... but I need to cement the story.

    It looks like a big plus to getting a divorce is all the free time I have to draw. I haven't entered any of the contests lately, but I have started drawing a lot more... we will see what comes of this one!

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    Well, it's been a while since I entered the POW fray...

    I'll see if I can fit this one in.

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    this sounds really cool! i just have some questions..

    1) is the final image size 6"x9"?
    2) the least amount of pages is 2? (im guessing consecutive?)
    3) is it cool to interpret this topic in any way? as long as it involves harpy in some way?

    -well, hopefully this will be ok to do, im planning on creating a few pages surrounding a ninja clan member who has a pet Harpy eagle. this is just gonna be a quick test run for this P.O.W. thing. im pretty excited, seeing as i havent done any sequential art in a while.

    heres just some quick warm up sketches of some Harpy eagles, to get a feel for it.

    good luck everyone!! -looking forward to all of your entries!



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    some more doodles.. trying to figure out looks for the character. (completely disregard the top face sketches... im gonna take a less cartoony approach to the final lines.)



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    anyone else still in this challenge?

    ive been trying to bang out some thumbs, and quick layouts in pen. i think i may end up with 6 pages plus a cover, or maybe 6 alltogether, well see. ill try to keep it short and sweet.

    sooo, yea! heres what ive been up to...







    i forgot, in this last thumbnail, with the yamabushi in front of the moon, his pet eagle is also supposed to have landed on his shoulder, like in the smaller thumbnail. ill put it in later.

    also, any crits, or feedback would be cool, thanks!

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    NickyBeats Yeah, don't worry, I'm working on something for this challenge. I'm just holding off posting anything until I've got all my pages finished.

    Looks like you've got some pretty good work going on there, looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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    Quick question; let's say, for the sake of argument, somebody here wanted to do a double page splash panel, is it okay to count those two pages as just one for the purposes of the challenge?

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    Nickybeats wow those sketches are looking pretty awesome! Can't wait to see it all finished : )

    I'm going for a more cartoon/comic strip kinda vibe with mine, just need to find some time to actually start it but I only got the first page sorted. Might try and sort something tonight/tomorrow hopefully

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    Diantoga - hey, thanks man!

    Kmadden2004 - thanks! -as for your question, im not sure, but he did say that you could go over the 6 page limit by one or possibly 2 i think, so it should be fine to count those as one page. (but im not 100% sure)

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    heres the linework for pg 1.



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    NickyBates: Thanks, man, I think I might just play this one by ear.

    Here's a little sneak peak of what I'm working on;



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    Kmadden2004 - thats looking awesome so far man! -reminds me of the dark tower books.

    heres a possible cover, maybe.



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    finally managed to find time to start!
    here's a wip, obviously I'll ink it over and resize, but it's the first 6 panels : )
    [the lines in the middle two panels are speed lines, and the lines on the 3rd panel are just guidelines which of course'll be erased eventually.]

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    You guys do some excellent work.... I never tried panels before, I'm gonna give it a try.
    It's only 2 pages long, it was fun to do and more work than I thought lol...

    Here's a very small preview, called Harpy's Tree.


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    Cool stuff from everyone so far

    Here are my first two pages

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    Sorry guys, not gonna' make this one owing to the fact that my harpy design is crap. I came into this challenge a little late when I really needed to give myself another week to sharpen up the designs a little bit before attempting the final product.

    In the end, I'm just really not happy with what the final product would end up looking like. Sorry all, I feel I've let the side down.

    I'll try to make a better attempt with the next challenge (providing the subject is interesting, of course)

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    ack, theres no way I'm gonna have time to do anything more to my comic by the end of today, especially since I've got a maths exam tomorrow and I doubt I'll have any spare time soon to complete it D:

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    A strong start from NickyBeats, and some other worthy attempts, but I think my vote will go to tobbA for sticking with it and telling a story. I like the harpy design too, with the hawk pants.

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    I'm back...sort of...

    My sincere apologies for being AWOL, but it couldn't be helped. I seem to be at a point in my life when I need reminded I'm no longer 17 years old.

    About a year ago, i lost a fight with a tree that threw me 40 feet across my neighbor's yard after it collapsed while i was cutting it and spun like a top, catching my right arm in the process. Before it completely healed, the bad snow this winter forced me into some major repairs and removal of another seven huge trees from my property that were endangering the house. This is when I discovered that you can't normally pick up an 1,800-pound tree trunk and move it someplace else. Three weeks later, my little sister ran into some problems that required hauling about 3 tons of crap around inside my hospitalized brother's house. At this point, the pain was permanent and i could no longer hold anything above the weight of a piece of paper.

    (Anyone who laughs after reading this next paragraph is going to die...slowly...) By now I'm a bit pissed off in general all the time because I still have repairs to the house to make, have a permanent case of the shakes, so I figured I'd relax in a locked bathroom for a few minutes. Getting myself prepared for further painful construction, and nonchalantly grabbing some toilet paper, I reached back... and proceeded to rip what remained of my tendons/ligaments in my right shoulder to shredded paper. The pain was excruciating, and it still hasn't healed enough for me to reliably hold anything. Apparently...shit really does happen...over and over and over..

    I am now wearing a shoulder brace, an elbow brace, a wrist brace, an ankle brace, and a look that can kill at fifty feet. I'm told this will continue for another 2-3 months at minimum, so...

    For now:

    I can't draw or paint.

    I can't type easily (this is being typed while my arm is braced on a stool so I can reach the keyboard)

    It takes me an hour+ to do anything on the computer that would normally be done in one minute.

    I still have three...THREE!!!...ongoing court fights going on over my brother's health care payments, and an additional one over my nephew's care (he has mid-stage MS)

    Basically...I'm useless for a while...

    So...

    In the next day or so, I will post the two polls that are long overdue, and then POW! will take a short holiday until I can get physically back to speed. I won't allow POW! to die--it will be back as soon as i can pull it off. And I'd like to thank everyone of you who have been involved, especially since the beginnings. You all did good...and there will be a chance soon to do even better. Thank you.

    I'm also going to post this in the lounge as part of a general alert on POW!

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    Good luck Ilaekae, sorry to hear about all the misfortunes.

    I'm excited for POW's glorious return.

    Take it easy friend, see you when things have turned around a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    I'm back...sort of...

    My sincere apologies for being AWOL, but it couldn't be helped. I seem to be at a point in my life when I need reminded I'm no longer 17 years old.

    About a year ago, i lost a fight with a tree that threw me 40 feet across my neighbor's yard after it collapsed while i was cutting it and spun like a top, catching my right arm in the process. Before it completely healed, the bad snow this winter forced me into some major repairs and removal of another seven huge trees from my property that were endangering the house. This is when I discovered that you can't normally pick up an 1,800-pound tree trunk and move it someplace else. Three weeks later, my little sister ran into some problems that required hauling about 3 tons of crap around inside my hospitalized brother's house. At this point, the pain was permanent and i could no longer hold anything above the weight of a piece of paper.

    (Anyone who laughs after reading this next paragraph is going to die...slowly...) By now I'm a bit pissed off in general all the time because I still have repairs to the house to make, have a permanent case of the shakes, so I figured I'd relax in a locked bathroom for a few minutes. Getting myself prepared for further painful construction, and nonchalantly grabbing some toilet paper, I reached back... and proceeded to rip what remained of my tendons/ligaments in my right shoulder to shredded paper. The pain was excruciating, and it still hasn't healed enough for me to reliably hold anything. Apparently...shit really does happen...over and over and over..

    I am now wearing a shoulder brace, an elbow brace, a wrist brace, an ankle brace, and a look that can kill at fifty feet. I'm told this will continue for another 2-3 months at minimum, so...

    For now:

    I can't draw or paint.

    I can't type easily (this is being typed while my arm is braced on a stool so I can reach the keyboard)

    It takes me an hour+ to do anything on the computer that would normally be done in one minute.

    I still have three...THREE!!!...ongoing court fights going on over my brother's health care payments, and an additional one over my nephew's care (he has mid-stage MS)

    Basically...I'm useless for a while...

    So...

    In the next day or so, I will post the two polls that are long overdue, and then POW! will take a short holiday until I can get physically back to speed. I won't allow POW! to die--it will be back as soon as i can pull it off. And I'd like to thank everyone of you who have been involved, especially since the beginnings. You all did good...and there will be a chance soon to do even better. Thank you.

    I'm also going to post this in the lounge as part of a general alert on POW!
    Damn, bad luck man.

    Hope you recover soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    I'm back...sort of...

    My sincere apologies for being AWOL, but it couldn't be helped. I seem to be at a point in my life when I need reminded I'm no longer 17 years old.
    It seems you're on a very wild ride... I've had times like that too, nothing one cans do but ride it through... maybe soon you will find something new that brings your spirit up. Good Luck and get well Ilaekae!

    For a bit there, I thought my silly panel was the cause of thread inactivity

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    there is time to work in this challege number 42? Deadline was 6 june isn't it?
    or i better wait for next challege number 43?

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    dude ! care bears unite!!!!!!!

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    Started well... went to crap. about 80% of this was drawn on the iPad, including initial colors and inking, using the SketchbookPro app.





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