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    CHoW#269 :: Small Gods

    Character of the Week #268
    Small Gods

    Design a god of tiny things....

    DEADLINE: SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2011, 9PM GMT+1
    Check your timezone!

    This week we would like you to spare a thought for the gods and goddesses for the smaller things in life; like the God of Odd Socks or the malevolent goddess of paper cuts. Basically, we would like you to design a god (or Goddess) of small, incidental things that happen in your day to day life, but never really give much thought to.


    The Guidelines:
    • Can be male or female
    • Must be a god of something fairly unimportant
    • Please no Tooth Fairies or existing deities.
    • Must be clear what it is god of.
    • Cannot be any taller than 2 inches, so think about how you would show scale



    THE RULES
    In addition to the brief, if you do not follow these rules, you will not be included in the poll.
    • Files must be named: CHoW#268_Username 
(Files with any other names such as final.jpg or even chow268final.jpg will not be accepted)
    • Finals must be posted in the finals thread BEFORE the deadline
    • Final post must include the CHoW number and the artists username at the bottom of the image
    • At least 3/4 of the focus character must be visible
    • Final images must be accompanied with a basic character sheet in a separate image
Character sheets should at the very least show a sketch of the front and back of the character and a couple of early thumbnails/silhouettes.
    • Follow the brief!


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    The 'oh god' of hangovers? Since we're in Pratchett territory now Mine will probably have something to do with coffee on first thought

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    Hmm... interesting topic, and I've got submissions for uni. Damn
    Well I might go with a god of green street light. I've been always imagining this little dude being pissed off for something when I get to the crossing and he switches to the red one. Little sod.

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    Some quick thumbs for my first idea: Graphus! God of Broken Pencil Points!

    Leaning towards number two a bit, but was going for a more mischievous look with all of them. 3 has more mechanical pencil going on, but Im thinking about making them made out of graphite, giving almost a little rock monster look.

    I'd imagine him lurking around your workspace using is less than spectacular powers to break pencil points, and then eat them.

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    Pratchett DOES come to mind faster than the god of clogged sinuses can say "atchoo". So, does the Verruca Gnome count as an existing deity since he was mentioned in "the Hogfather"?

    A tutor once said to me: "Let your mind go!" and it didn´t come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbwolf View Post
    Pratchett DOES come to mind faster than the god of clogged sinuses can say "atchoo". So, does the Verruca Gnome count as an existing deity since he was mentioned in "the Hogfather"?
    No, Pratchett doesn't count as existing, so go ahead

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    Preliminary sketch/setup - God of Battery Drain

    Particularly cursed by geeks and techies, this small god came into being shortly after electricity was first stored in Leyden jars. Will re-size the god to fit closer to 2 inches -- somehow missed that.

    P.S. - I love Pratchett! My home wireless network is named L-Space :p

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    well, if i can claw myself away from Skyrim, Im gonna do the (malevolent) God of stubbed toes.

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    ~baxter, that's nice! Love the mechanical pencil spikes =D
    Here comes a malicious god, Tiny Jack, who tangle into knots your earphones cables =E

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    HEhe awesome topic! I think ill make the god of lost keys xD
    Taking ur keys and hiding them around ur place

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    I'm gonna go with the god of software failure

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    Sweet topic, might give it a try but i doubt i will have time to finish it.

    Anyway, first thing that came into my mind, quick and poor sketch.
    Lesser god of ashes, like a baby version of the ones infesting.. you know bigger fires, temporary gods of ashtrays until they reach adulthood.
    They feed on ashes and ashtrays are their playgrounds, like every kid they play with their food, making a mess. Cigarettes will always fall off, ashes everywhere especially on your desk. Then they hide in their black cape-like skin thing that grows on their backs.
    I'm a smoker and i'm pretty sure they do really exist. It's the only reasonable explanation for the mess i always find around my ashtray.

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    Yay! This one sounds fun...

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    great topic! this time, count me in, will try to finish on time

    my little god > God of Raven Feather

    i like number 1 and 2. he is a bit cheeky and mean, also really noisy (like crows and ravens) but smart.

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    Snösa - Godess of Snowballs. She's the one who makes the snow wet enough to be turned into snowballs. And she's also a bit mischievous, so if you find yourself being hit by a snowball but can't find the perpetrator, she's likely the one who did it.

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    this is my idea for the god of tea sipplestout. i want to make a buddhist immagery in a way but make it somewhat having a western feel to it.

    ofcourse this is just a sketch of my idea so far before my submission

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    Here's what I got so far...

    "The God of Good Tasting Coffee"

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    Basic thumbstorming. Not sure I need it because I have in mind the god of making damned sure you don't check out with more than 15 items in the express lane at the grocery store.

    I do like the thumb with the zombie-tv thing though too.

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    My first try for CHOW, I really liked the theme, I couldnt resist... Wip wip, lot of work to do here.
    Goddess of lost hairpins, sister of the god of unpaired lost sock. This little girl just love picking the lost hairpins and add it to her collection.

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    Time to put my skills to the test, I've been practicng alot so here is my goddess of bowls. Maybe I should give her a name or somethng?

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    I saw the topic as soon as it was posted and Iloved the idea, but I was stumped for a concept. Next morning I woke up with inspiration (You'll never guess how)
    THE GODDESS OF OVERSLEEPING -I swear she exists *grumble*-
    Here's a rubbish sketch and a rough composition (:

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    Such an awsome idea! I'll probably give it a whack later, but won't be able to finish it.

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    Betty86, Number 2 is sooo cute =3 I like his short feathered hands. How about changing his human feet to a bird feet? I think it can add some extra-mood to the character))
    tobbA, Nice, love the name and a little bit ethnic look)
    Mat Kaminski, haha, almost everyone praying to him every morning (and some workaholics - every night).
    A-May, we all know she does exist =D Last week i myself fall victim to her magical powers))

    And here's a lil upgate.

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    Mining for Gold!

    Ever wonder why your nostrils don't accumulate more and more boogers? That's because a certain responsible god is mining them away. Crusto, the booger man and his trusty nose pick.

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    update because i am an attention hore

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    Here my first try for Chow. A wip of the goddess of lost hairpins.

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    right you said no tooth fairies, if my gods small and has wings its brobably going to read like a fairy isnt it? i want the thing to fly but seing as its a god i supose that it doesnt really adhered to silly laws such as gravity.

    also im new to this, hi. If i put the character into an illustration will it sort of be spoiling the idea of this being a chow contest?

    btw love @YouAreNotAlone and @amyersco concepts.

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    I had a few ideas but settled on the God of missing jigsaw pieces.

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    Somes ref for my chubby goddess of soap
    And idle search

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    Got rid of the first wip since it was making my ( and probably your ) eyes bleeding, same concept though.

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