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    ChoW # 214 :: Koschei the Immortal

    ChoW # 214 :: Koschei the Immortal



    ROUND #214:: Koschei the Immortal


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    Koschei the Immortal


    Koschei is a mysterious figure from Slavic mythology. He is very evil and ugly, and his name is probably derived from the word “bones” in Slavic languages, suggesting he looks like a skeleton... Koschei cannot be killed because he has no soul; He hid it separate from his body. Some say he hid it inside an egg, and if someone would break it, Koschei would die.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koshchei


    Design the mysterious and evil Koschei!


    Keep in mind the following:

    - Koschei keeps his soul somewhere outside of his body (not necessarily an egg), show it in your drawing!
    - Koschei is evil and looks frightening, make his appearance mysterious and threatening!

    Good Luck!

    *Thanks to Nadiamoon and Tagtraum for this topic.



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    sounds like fun im going to start this right away so i dont run out of time like some other CHoWs i work on -.-;

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    Ooo a lich, very fun! Definitely doing this one.

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    All I could think of while reading the brief was Lord Voldemort .

    I may have to stop lurking and participate in this one.

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    His soul is hidden separate from his body inside a needle, which is in an egg, which is in a duck, which is in a hare, which is in an iron chest (sometimes the chest is crystal and/or gold), which is buried under a green oak tree, which is on the island of Buyan, in the ocean.

    O.o

    Sounds like a good place to stash your porn as well.
    K, back on topic now. ^_^

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    I think I'll do another chow ^_^ He is my favorite in Slavic mythology! he he =)

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    you make it sound so.....appealing zeitwolf.

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    ... I just really wish I had internet right now... lol, I'll hop up on campus with a flashie if I have to. Do my best to follow through this time hahah.

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    This is my first real foray into concept art, but I think I'm going to have to give this one a go. I've been interested in this character for a while now, so this aught to be interesting

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    K, let`s see what we can do with this old creep...Trapped souls - check. Magical compass-check. Bad-ass attitude - check! ^o^

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    Undead Lord, Lich, Slavic Ruler and Phylacteries.
    Nice topic. I'll try to participate this time again.

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    My first thought was about Rasputin from Anastasia. ^^
    Curious how this will develope.

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    Are there some more info about what he does or did ?
    All I find is the stuff on wiki, which doesnt say anything about what he does or where he came from. Is he a king, a god or a evil spirit or more a lich ?

    Does he terrorize humans or is he waiting somewhere ?
    Normally mythological creatures are doing something, but this one just seems to be immortal.

    One of my first thoughts was about warcrafts lichs or lich king, then again more into Vlad Drakul and even Rasputin.

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    What? Undead AND ducks? I'm totally in

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    Scribbly and quick

    A few scribbly first ideas,- so scribbly there's no construction -
    and wonky indications of where patterns ought to be

    It'd be nice to do something a bit Mucha like for this.
    Thats why I did the shirtless guy with the wrap around thing- a bit mucha inspired- except unlike a mucha male he's all hunched over with a bent spine and arthritic clawed hands/ugly evil..... etc.

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    Nice looking concepts so far. Did you guys look up Slavic clothing/dress at all, or just going off the top of your head?

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    Lachland:
    Sweet sketches as always. But the 3rd in the 1st line strongly resembles Kel'Thuzad from Warcraft 3. ^^

    I will try to do some sketches this evening.

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    I read on that wikipedia post that he hid his soul in an egg inside a duck in a hare thats in a chest thats under a tree, so Im going to work the charcter into that setting. As for the guy, im going for skinny, bug eyed. Soo, a self portrait aye?
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    This is what i sketched up so far, I think i need to replace parts of the body and what not. I was considering drawing him naked, but in this pose, I dont think I could look at it for the next week eh?

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    Sheez. Everyone is already light years ahead of me. Those WIPs look great, nothing to offer at the moment.

    I went with a rabbit as his hiding place. Seemed old myth-y enough. Around his neck (for now) is the soul's previous lockbox, a fox.

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    wow nice start everyone i decided to begin mine a lil earlier and faster than i normally would. btw its not a football. hes carrying the egg and beckoning you over for an breakfast hes really a nice guy once you get to know him. oh that look in his eye? he gets that from time to time /shrug

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    Could we do a female version or does it have to be male?

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    got to work on his face was rather fun. comments?

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    Oh hey, i know this legend, though i know it as "Koschiev the Undying". This is gonna be AWESOME. I have had a crazy hankering to do something really dark the last 12 hours or so.

    Lachland: That is actually pretty close to what i imagined Koschiev to look like. I think you're on the right track.

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    I think i'll give this one a shot.

    Here is my lineart. I will go for some creepy clothings like a mix of rubbish, skin strapes, skulls, dirt, blood/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtByManon View Post
    Could we do a female version or does it have to be male?
    The female version is Baba Yaga. With her chicken-legged hut. GREAT legend. Some legends say that Baby Yaga has his soul.

    Somehow, my renditions are looking like Lo Pan. hahahahha.

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    After some skribbles this is what looked best.

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    Great topic!

    "Koschei the Deathless" was a bad guy in the Hellboy story Darkness Calls, where he looked like this
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    and was a badass.

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    There are some local artists here that did a comic about a guy was behind on his rent, and his landlord was Koschiev the Undying, so Koschiev would send his minions to collect. It was good stuff, though i can't find anything on the intarwebs about it.

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