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-= Steampunk Aphrodite =-
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ROUND #233:: Steampunk Aphrodite
As you all know it’s Valentine’s day tomorrow, so it’s time for a ChoW special! This week we challenge you to come up with an original design for the Goddess of Love: Aphrodite.
Born from the sea, Aphrodite was so beautiful that in fear of jealousy, Zeus had her married to the ugly Hephaistos. She however had many lovers on the side, ranging from gods like Ares, to mere humans like Anchises. Many stories and myths exist around Aphrodite, and she has equivalents in many different cultures.
This week we want you to come up with an original new design for Aphrodite, Steampunk style!
We want to see a design that reflects her character and symbolic meaning, but is fresh and surprising. We don’t want the typical half nude women in white flowy garments.
Design a Steampunk Aphrodite!
- Both “steampunk” and “goddess of love” must be visible in the design.
- Think beyond the pretty nude girl and design an interesting character with personality.
SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY:
1: You must submit ONE full sized image.
2: Make sure your name and CHOW # are EASILY READABLE on your entry.
3: Use the Standard format (Below);
PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
SAVE YOUR FILE IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT:
THE REST IS EASY:
1: No comments before poll is set. They WILL be deleted with utmost malice and petty grumbling.
2: Sit back and enjoy the show. BYOPC (Bring your own popcorn)
3: Good luck to all.
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!
Quick Check: Have You Submitted Your Chow Properly?
- is it named correctly? (ie, "CHOW#100_Oregano.jpg")
- has it been uploaded using the attachment editor?
- have you also uploaded or linked to your wips?
- have you followed the brief?
Last edited by Eofn; February 27th, 2011 at 12:55 PM.
Here's my final and wip. I had fun with this. See you all next week.
And heres my final
gl to all
my Sketchbook plz help me become a better artist !
Alrighty then, here my entry. Retro-decal style.
my homepage: http://www.trickstertoys.com
Good luck everybody!!
Great stuff everyone!
★ Current Project: Secrets of Grindea ★
Making it work, one step at a time!
Great Job Everyone!!!
Here is my Aphrodite.
"Art cannot be modern, art is eternal." Egon Schiele.
Here we go
My Aphrodite is an talented innovator who modifies hearts to help people to fall in love. Her belt is not magic but there's a third arm hidden in it, which helps her with her work.
Afraid of her beauty, her father married her very young to an ugly and rough blacksmith. The passionate young woman locked her own heart away, that was the only way how she could stay with a man she doesn't love.
But it seems that her little Armor helpers found the key
Steampunk Aphrodite - Doing "The Robot" from 1884.
Last edited by PxelSlayer; February 20th, 2011 at 02:57 PM.
The steampunk aspect was really difficult for me. well here is my entry
Hehee...very nice. Fantastic pictures!
Unfortunately i ran out of time so i quickly finished this up somehow.
I got rid of the background, it got crowded and i found it was distracting,
so the steampunk aspect of this is very subtle
thanks for the comments and help to everyone who did^^
This was my first CHOW. So please tell me your opinion.
Risen from the Dead
One of my first introductions to steampunk was through a friend who was created a character for a game, and she was an inventor. This was before it became a fashion (not that i have anything against it, I love the fashions.) so I wanted to use that as inspiration.
I was going to use the Birth of Venus for a composition but I decided to simplify it. Originally a whole robot man was laying on the table but I decided to break him up into pieces.
Originally she was going to be wiping dirt/soot off her face but when I started playing with lighting I realized she could be shading her eyes.
Advertisement on the wall from: http://www.laracorsets.com/History_o..._1900-1910.htm