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    CHoW#272 :: Stalker

    Character of the Week #272
    Stalker

    Design a stalker

    DEADLINE: TUESDAY 27th December 2011, 9PM GMT+1
    Check your timezone!

    Stalker is a profession to those who are very brave or very stupid. They are guides and explorers who wander through the extremely hazardous zones full of extremely dangerous anomalies (which defies laws of matter, gravity and such) and radioactive wastelands, searching for highly valuable artifacts of alien origin. These artifacts are odd shapes and objects with weird abilities and possess dangerous powers beyond comprehension. Stalkers who return from these zones alive or with few missing body parts should be satisfied with the trip, and stalkers who return alive with artifacts should concider themselves extremely lucky. They are also regarded as criminals, and they act through secret organizations where they trade their swag to higher authorities for a large sum of money. Many scientific corporations also have their "legal" stalkers who hunt these artifacts for scientific study and technological improvement, but usually all the tests and studies conducted on the artifacts results in horrible and bizarre accidents. Life expectancy for stalkers is very short, most die in their thirties from radiation poisoning or by stepping into an anomaly by accident

    For more information on the subject see:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalker_(film)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadside_Picnic
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.T.A.L...w_of_Chernobyl



    The Guidelines:
    • Can be both female or male, but preferably male
    • Theme and era is modern post-apocalyptic
    • Pay extra attention to the character design, keep in mind everything said in the description and use it to convey the design



    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#272_Username 
(Files with any other names such as final.jpg or even chow270final.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!
    Last edited by ~KJK~; December 25th, 2011 at 02:12 PM.


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    nice one, I'm in

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    Hello. CHoW, as I see, is great opportunity for skill development.
    Quick rough sketch by me.

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    really nice, I have some time off over the weekend so I should be able to get something done.

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    If anything, one should stray far away from the STALKER games' depiction of a Stalker. Let's not fall into this trap guys and gals!
    Want to join, but I don't know my schedule works out. Fun topic anyway.
    Forgot to draw an AK last CHoW. Gotta do it this time.
    Last edited by zenarion; December 15th, 2011 at 05:04 PM.

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    quick thumbs, cool topic
    Tuner people, not Turner.

    A mind that wanders so much, it brings back souvenirs.

    Sketchbook -- Blog -- New Music --
    Traditional Paintings --
    The Drawing Dutchmen --
    Book Of Thumbs --

    New Website!!!!!!!
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    another sketch
    Tuner people, not Turner.

    A mind that wanders so much, it brings back souvenirs.

    Sketchbook -- Blog -- New Music --
    Traditional Paintings --
    The Drawing Dutchmen --
    Book Of Thumbs --

    New Website!!!!!!!
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    Going to have to try this. Hello CHoW people!

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    Nice, my favourite series, RIP GSC, sad to lose such a great IP along with a great dev team... I must of idly drawn tons of Stalkers over the years of playing the games, once more into the breach!! Oh and the film is interesting as well but much different to the game! Still worth checking out!
    Last edited by matias; December 16th, 2011 at 07:45 AM. Reason: film too!

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    Great topic, hope I can get time to do this one!

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    wip

    Shame about GSC, I really enjoyed the first stalker game

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    Going to make time for this - WIP

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    gadbury yours rock! did you use matte painting for the background? looks really solid

    heres mine for now, lets see where this takes me
    CHoW#272 :: Stalker

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    Here's a couple of quick sketches. Anyone have a favourite of the three?

    @Pixeltuner: I really like the enviro hazard suit influence in all of your designs. I've been trying to weigh up that balance between having a design that looks radiation proof while still looking a little cobbled together of bits and pieces. I'm not quite sure about the pose in your second post, the legs don't look quite as stable compared to the top right pose of your thumbs. Great helmet and suit design though, very cool!

    @Gadbury: Awesome piece so far! I love all the baggage you've loaded him up with, makes the post apocalypse feel like a real hassle.

    @Parsakoira: Yours is amazing man. The design of the character and the mood you've set are working so well! Having warm and a cool light sources in shot looks great. I Can't wait to see to see where you go with this one.

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    Stalker, very early sketches

    Ahoy there! It's been a long time since I have checked in here, but I am keen to get back on the wagon and am already feeling very inspired by this topic! Have done some super rough sketches.. I know it says *preferably* male but I want to throw one in there representin' the ladeez.

    So I'm thinking the image will be of her coming across a deep, mysterious hole in the desert, and she is standing above it contemplating her options.

    I like the idea of her having already crossed paths with some of these "radioactive alien anomalies".. and maybe it'll be a District 9 sorta thing where she has "caught" alien-ness or something like that..

    Anyway, early days! I'm excited!

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