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Hey all! let me first say WOW. so many great works happening here. I'm new to the COW scene and I decided to do it because I am not doing art as much as i should. I have had some free time this week from school and work which takes up all my time when im not with my fiance but here is my WIP. I hope doing these COWs will make me find time to get some art in.
Crit/Comment welcome. great work everyone and i cant wait to see your finished works.
As usually amazing stuff.
My little contribution
Well I decided I'll try this stuff even though I'm a total n00b! I'm hoping it'll help me get better design sense by picking up on what others here are doing! Hope I don't massacre your eyes o-o.
Jeez so much good stuff in here! /envy /applaud
Working on the whale man. Here some progress!
Dbed- absolutely love it so far, great design!
But it looks like we need to close the challenge, someone already beat us to it! I'd like to see anyone top these guys ;p
i dont know if i will be able to get any more done! i got a lot of projects coming in so it looks like this will have to do. erg.
well i hope it will do.
Last edited by Nengrana; May 12th, 2011 at 04:41 PM. Reason: change pic
Can I play?
I've always thought that frogs had similar anatomy to humans. Have you ever dissected a frog? They're totally ripped! I just think they're cool. His weapon is tipped with a deadly anemone. One sting can kill a shark. They ride sharks. And wear shark's teeth and turtle shells.
NickyBeats: I'd suggest showing some teeth on the whale. In the thumbnail, since it's such a blobby shape, it kind of gets lost...just a thought
Suneater: I'd check that left hand again, something funky is happening!
DBed: Love that whale dude. Especially the barnacles on his shoulders.
Nengrana: It took me a minute....I was like..."hm...not sure if I like this...wait. OMG! Yes!" Love it.
Sakuranym : Thank you for these advice. Effectively to have to put off the arm makes her more impressive. (More " you will not pass " haha). As we say in France "Merci tout plein". (i realy love your blog/site :p)
sorry... busy working... now it is time for fun!!! Nothing fancy, just working on the pose! ps. at my place of work I do not draw backgrounds, it is not required and it would mean more time for me to produce the final piece and a waste of money for the company I work for. CHOW has always been an illustration kind of competition, it did not start that way, but as artist where getting better and better, the element of the background would increase the chances of winning and gain exposer in the community, but the final piece would, and should, still include a strong character concept. Keep in mind that the real prize is not winning, but improving, and we can only do that if we get good and constructive critics. In this case the character should be a guardian of Atlantis, and it should be understandable without any other elements (backgrounds, notes, etc), once that is reached the rest should not count, either you get a lot of votes or none whatsoever. The votes will arrive once you get better at "how" you are doing "what" you are doing. Ciao
Here's mine so far
hehe thank you very much. its greatly appreciated. everyones stuff is looking pretty danm sweet. will your guardian frogs be painted up all pretty too?
first off your piece is great! the only thing i would like to see some color in that rope. sweet work man
Checked all the new stuff. Starting to sweat from the competition! Lookin' great guys! Keep posting!
Doing great guys!!
Some progress, prolly need to work on it for a few more hours before i finish.
I'm not sure if I got the right thread guys. Is this the Environment Of The Week? Where's the character?
Oh look, there he is.
I got a little carried away.
Last edited by Blankstate; May 13th, 2011 at 02:52 AM.
Hope I can get this done by deadline time!!
Last edited by Rhdnor; May 13th, 2011 at 04:48 AM.
Not sure why I get myself into things like ...chainmail.
RSI I embrace thee.
~ ~ Sketchbook of Junk ~ ~
Dang DyingLolita, that's really starting to look good.
cool idea rgeorge, really cool. reminds me of Fantasia from Disney (i see an underwater waltz in their future). Is she a super poisonous man-o-war? Otherwise, how does she defend the city?
Here's my latest update. Been fooling around with Mr. Crab's armor. I'm digging the rasta/seawood look at the top right, or the greek armors down at the bottom.
What do you guys think? What armor are you feeling (or pieces there of?)
Will be posting him in the bg soon. Any crits and advice more than welcome! Cheers!
Quite like the greek armour idea - the achilles seems nice and simple, possible to add interesting details
~ ~ Sketchbook of Junk ~ ~
Yeah, that's the idea, ethereal but dangerous! I'll come up with a harder weapon but can't think of one right now... I want to know whether there's a boob -warning in store because I don't want to be cut out in the last bit (if I make it) because of any photobucket nudity rules. Just checking...
adding some details to my character , i tried to make it more acuatic as u guys sugggested i hope it shows somehow x)
i see already many cool designs guys, its so inspiring