Character of the Week #272
Design a stalker
DEADLINE: TUESDAY 27th December 2011, 9PM GMT+1
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Post your final images in this thread. Remember, any comments posted BEFORE the poll is posted will be removed without any sort of warning.
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MAKE SURE YOUR IMAGE ADHERES TO THE BRIEF
- 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
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!
If this is a job for the brave or stupid, this guy comes down firmly on the side of stupid - but he's heard stories and he's off to seek his fortune. With only crude equipment and a rudimentary grasp of the situation in the wastelands he sets off with high hopes and a life expectancy of about twenty minutes.
Hes the one thats in it for the kicks, veteran of the trade. his Mother was a fanatic stalker, made him a little different at birth.
curious about the book now maby ill read it someday. enjoy everyone
J.R. Barker - CHoW#272 - Stalker
My stalker character found an alien artifact that can transport people and objects through time and space. He's lost his right arm during his travels into other dangerous zones, but has replaced that limb with a specialized tool that allows him to detect and handle artifacts.
As much as I love your ideas jrbarker, Lucdehaan and marko markovic, the brief stated modern post-apocalyptic, and yours seem to be futuristic. So I cant vote for them. I still really like your ideas though, don't take what I'm saying as an insult.
As for you guys, Parsakoira and Aeronik, both are just fantastic, however, when it comes to whose is best, Aeronik has to take my vote because of how original his idea is.
Here we go, good luck guys!
*Being a big fan of the game, I chose to stay close to its visual style, just focusing more on the scouting/explorartion aspect than on combat, hence the silent VSS 'Vintorez' (literally 'Thread Cutter') on his back and the anomaly detector in the hand. As a reference to the movie, I added a piece of cloth on the nut he's about to throw.
Last edited by Panshi; December 25th, 2011 at 09:38 PM. Reason: Added a bit of description
Looking good everyone. Aeronik your character is so unique and exudes personality!
Thought I would use the extra time to improve my atrocious character sheet, but a wife in the hospital forbade that.
The Stalkers are employed by the Associates to retrieve dangerous artifacts from outside the city walls. Sue to the high risk of contamination, Stalkers whose suits are damaged are not allowed to return to the city.
It is a profession of the desperate.
Finding his son wasting away of disease drives a father to don the company's exoskeleton to earn enough to pay for his son's operations. It was a thousand to one shot for a happy ending.
Through the cracked glass of his helmet he looks at the holopic of the son he will never be allowed to see again.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all
science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who
can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
and thanks for additional time
here's my post-war tracker:
fucking finally, i had an electrical blackout of a couple of days and then i encountered a looot of issues with my connection and i wasnt able to access the thread tools in order to make a poll.... Also id like to remind you to name your entries correctly, it makes our work a lot easier. I did not disqualify any of these entries because i felt merciful and the poll would have been a really small one...