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    C.O.W. #257, Grunklins. WIPS

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    ROUND #257, Grunklins

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    ROUND#257, Grunklins

    this week my 4 year old nephew described a monster to me so i thought it would be fun for everyone to try and interpret his concept.

    here are his words...

    (warning this could be a hard round)

    "grunklins live in the snow mountains. they like it there because they could jump as high as space so getting up mountains isn't hard. they are very friendly even though people are scared of them because they have big sharp teeth as big as their head. they don't like to eat people cause they only eat candy. they're furry on their head and their legs bug the rest is bald. and they always smile cause of all the candy they eat."

    I think that's most of the parts i remember from his description. so this week we're going to take on the challenge of taking a kids thoughts and interpreting them into a cohesive concept. so just have fun with it. laws of physics and ideas about evolution go out the window this week, just have some fun.

    Requirements this week...

    - Grunklins should be able to jump very high "as high as space"

    - Grunklins should have teeth as big as their head.

    - Grunklins should have hair on their head and legs, but be bald everywhere else.

    - the rest is all filling in the blanks, so have fun and get crazy with this one.


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    May 2nd, 9:00pm PST (GMT -8 )


    FINALS go here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...51#post3442951
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    Ohoho! I swear these topics just continue to get better and better. Thanks for the awesome topic (lark!

    I already have some ideas, but I may or may not have time this week. We shall see ^^
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    aburnier - This one's all Clark. Give him the credit.
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    haha, nice one (lark! I'm actually having a mini art-block right now, haven't really drawn or painted anything since Sunday other than a few shitty sketches. So this should loosen things up and get me rollin' again!
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    maybe i'll actually get some time to do this one instead of rushing it like the last one. but man all i can think of for this are gnomes, goblins and red caps.
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    GRUNKLINS!

    Best COW topic of all time?! (|ark ftw

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    Grunklin

    I have been watching the COW thread for awhile now, wanting to join it. I have never felt like I had the skills required, but I finally figured out that the best way to get better is to get help. So I am giving this one COW topic a try in hopes of learning something new. Her is my WIP C.O.W. #257, Grunklins. WIPS

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    Looking pretty good Jiroma, keep putting in some darker values, also I don't think they would have wings, as they jump. Maybe small wings or something, but don't cover the back legs, as thats what most real animals use to jump with. Just some food for thought, as it is open to interpretation. I like the head, its cool!

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    Thank you SnailsPace, though those were suppose to be hairy arms and legs, not wings. Is there some way I can make that seem more obvious and not to be mistaken for wings?

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    So, this was my first impression, Probably way to humanoid right? I did this when i started sketching last week, i was going for a half an hour before I realized I was drawing humanoids, I never draw creatures, my mind is struggling with this kinda'.

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    Jiroma, just keep defining things, I can see now what your getting at, just be careful to make sur it looks like hair i guess.

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    Pixeltuner, yeah, those are the kinda back legs I'm talking about!

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    Grunklins > Gremlins.
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    first time in a while on these forums. Is this too human?
    I have a hand-in for uni in the next few weeks, so don't know if I'll be able to finish this challenge.

    Basically, this guy has a giant mouth in his stomach, with one huge tooth on the bottom used to grind up the sweets (it grinds while he walks).

    The fat is to keep him warm up in the mountains, of course. His legs may look a little stumpy, but you'd be surprised of the power they can muster up, and they have huge flat feet to put up with the huge problem of landing at high speed. His face-tusks are to help open any wrappers he comes across.
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    Love the topic. Here's where I'm at so far. Really hope I get a chance to finish on time!

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    Trying to make my original a little more creatury lol...

    Dahlia, Thats awesome!

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    Grrrrrrrrrrunklins

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    super fun topic! leg hair is place holder? nom nom candy!

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    Lol, awesome stuff everyone!!

    Think i'm going to keep working this...

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    Grunklin sounds interesting I may have to enter too!

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    my idea to make the teeth as big as the head other then protruding teeth is to make the teeth on another part of the body. took some ideas from caterpillars (head bumps and head bump bristles) and grasshoppers (legs). in relation to size, fleas are the highest jumping animals on earth. maybe we should look to their leg design for inspiration.
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    Not too happy with the result but I'm just glad I drew all of this from my head with no real reference.
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    Totally digging the amount of variation in concepts for this so far Very fun topic, thank your nephew for us (lark.

    After a few ideas, and checking back here to see what everyone else was up to I decided on this guy for my Grunklin. I'm just not sure if teeth taking up the majority of his head counts as "as big as [its] head". Everyone seems to be taking that idea a little bit differently...

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    (Oh and don't mind his being squished, i was too lazy to open a bigger image so i crammed him in there xD It is only my initial idea after all.)

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    Jiroma - I love what you've done with the teeth. Would like to see more of the body,though...And though you'll lose a lot of the "wing" appearance once the hair is colored, maybe make it shaggier and vary the length of the hair to make it more evidently a limb.

    Pixeltuner - I can see why the people are scared of it!

    sjmarshy - Great idea. I like seeing your thought process too.

    Jager - OMG that is adorable. I don't see any leg hair, though...

    zy. - Hahaha at first glance, this looked like a distant ancestor of Toucan Sam. I think it's a great take on the topic.

    ded - I like the little cyclops!
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    Less cartoony and... remodified. I'll hopefully get to work on it more tomorrow.

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    Cool topic (lark! Kids have the best imaginations in the world don't they?
    Felt compelled to take a break from all the work and do something fun...

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    nom nom nom update nom nom

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    Imposible no to draw a grunklin now that we have the description...
    Is great to see all your concepts too.
    Here is what i have so far...

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    Progress:
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