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    ChoW#284 :: Northern Hunter

    Character of the Week #284
    Northern Hunter

    Design a hunter character from the frozen North of a fantasy world

    DEADLINE: SUNDAY 15th APRIL 9PM GMT
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    In the warmer, southern lands, hunting is a sport of kings, where long summer afternoon can be leisurely spent drinking and riding, whilst tracking a fatted boar, or specially bred deer and the only danger is falling from the horse in a drunken stupor. However hunting practices for the Northern lands couldn't be more different. The Great North is a cold and treacherous place where even nature itself is a ruthless killer. Hunting is a task performed by only the most skilled and fearless, one who has perfected their art and memorised the landscape. Northern Hunters train so that any arrow they fire, or spear they throw will hit their mark, not just wounding their target but killing it in a single shot. A missed shot could mean no food for days. This skill makes them the best marksmen bar none, surpassing all others. They are silent and swift, almost assassin-like. They are so well adapted, they can move through their surroundings completely un-noticed, using pelts and scents that allow them to blend is as well as survive the bitter cold.

    Your task is to design one of these great hunters. They must be able to move quickly to keep up with prey and away from predators. They must also be able to survive in freezing conditions and repair their armour and weapons with whatever they can find in the wilderness

    This is a fantasy world, and although magic exists, it is rare and barely used by anyone in the Great North. At most, they might be able to start a fire, or see through the eyes of their prey/other predators, however these skills would be very limited...

    The Guidelines:
    • Can be any gender
    • Must be fantasy
    • Must be dressed appropriately for their job and to survive the conditions.
    • Will use weapons they can easily fix/create ammo for (Guns are allowed, but think about how they might make more bullets)
    • They have to fight off other predators as well as taking down their prey so it is likely that they will carry scars and battle wounds.



    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#284_Username 
(Files with any other names such as final.jpg or even chow284final.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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    Loving this one, although I'm unsure of the exact timeline, you're mentioning guns and arrows, and the only time I can think of where both a gun and a bow were viable weapons is the years leading up to the american revolution. Flintlock pistols and barrel-loaded rifles. But I suppose this is fantasy, so is World of warcraft level technology in play? IE: advanced in some ways, but not in others.

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    there you go. /end topic
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    ah ah ah pixeltuner, you win right away, i cant beat that hehehe,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    Loving this one, although I'm unsure of the exact timeline, you're mentioning guns and arrows, and the only time I can think of where both a gun and a bow were viable weapons is the years leading up to the american revolution. Flintlock pistols and barrel-loaded rifles. But I suppose this is fantasy, so is World of warcraft level technology in play? IE: advanced in some ways, but not in others.
    Guns are used in a number of different fantasy settings, although warcraft is a good example of the level of technology.

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    Looove this topic so much, must do this one <.<, bad week for me... I´ll try anyway.
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    Pixeltuner, I'm pretty sure you shopped that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    Pixeltuner, I'm pretty sure you shopped that.
    OH REALLY, what made you think that?
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    Hi!... the hunter must be human or any kind of weird character is ok?

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    @Pixeltuner - we all know MacGuyver would be carrying a paper clip instead of a harpoon. Come on now!

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    First sketch. It's hard to draw alot of scars and wounds, because he wrapped up in clothes and fur from head to foot =D He uses blades and harpoons made from animal bones and small charms, which allows him to see animal's trails, even old ones and erase his own smell so he can crawl close enough to his prey while being unnoticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elephant´s stroke View Post
    Hi!... the hunter must be human or any kind of weird character is ok?
    Anything goes, as long as it fits the rest of the guidelines.

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    Hmmmmmm......So Skyrim or Game of Thrones, anybody?

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    Quick roughs. A bit inspired by Mongolian nomads. I imagine these guys would live within clans or tribes of some sort. Hrmn. It's a bit of a challenge trying to keep the wardrobe to a minimum to facilitate quick, stealthy movements, but at the same time be enough to stay warm. Maybe in this fantasy world they use some sort of streamlined thermal blubber suits haha.
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