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Character of the Week #299
Design the ghostly members of the royal court!!
DEADLINE: SUNDAY 19th August 8PM GMT+1 (9PM British Summer Time)
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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 male of female
- Must be clearly dead/ a ghost
- Must show how they died
- Must show their role within the court
- Can be more than one, but must be presented in the same final image
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#299_Username (Files with any other names such as final.jpg or even chow299final.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!
This is what i came up with. A courtesan that was hanged for being accused of witchcraft.
Once she was a queen, ruler of the great kingdom. Lived a luxury life, being honored as a goddess and always surrounded by a servants willing to fulfill her wishes. But one day she went insane. Maybe she was cursed, who knows? In sudden spasm of anger she grabbed guards' poleaxe and killed everyone in a throne room. She was captured and kept under supervision of guards and doctors. Many tried to cure her, but their attempts did not work. Only one way left. She was executed, hanged and buried in royal crypt. It looked like dark times are finally over, but few days after burial strange sounds were heard from crypt. She returned from the other side to finish her maniacal obsession followed by spirits of victims slain by her hands.
Now the ghost of the dead queen is dwelling in ruins of her once great castle. Waiting for adventurers, wandered into her territory, to feed upon their souls.
*// Maybe there are some bad looking color gradient on image. I am working on laptop with bad display and can't see almost nothing in dark areas... //*
"Mathias Fulfore was once part of the king's guard. After losing everything fighting the king's war, he decided to become a gambler and challenged the king into a Blackjack game. Mathias tried to cheat on the match and his punishment was death."
Once upon a time, there lived a king and a queen in a certain kingdom. The queen had several ladies-in-waiting who tended to her needs, as well as entertaining her. There was one particular lady that's not only more beautiful than the queen herself, but she was also a graceful dancer. When she danced, everyone would stop to see. The king was smitten with this lady and thought of making her his mistress.
The queen knew and turned red with rage. She immediately sentenced the unfortunate lady-in-waiting into a 'dance of death'. Simply, she is forced to dance to her death, wearing a pair of red hot iron shoes that soon burned her dainty feet to her bones. The fire was so hot it didn't cease to burn even after her death, and followed to her ghostly form.
I couldn't make my mind on which courtier I'd like to portray, until the very last minute.. The idea of her death was from the original Snow White's tale, where the evil stepmother was sentenced into wearing red hot iron shoes and danced to her death. Various references were used for this including Tudor era costumes found in Tudor the tv series wiki, and a leg bone diagram.
In my story, an evil enemy of the king and his orc army, one night attacked the kingdom, unexpected, as the wise mage counselor woke up, he prompted right away the king and queen to go to the castle main tower, altough the king wanted to fight the mage commended that the best option was to run, be, safe, on the way to escaping they found the most loyal warrior of the king, the most loyal halfling in all kingdom, the mage asked him to secure the door, and let no one enter, wich the half-ling promised with his life, inside the mage used all his forces to conjure a portal, sending the king and queen away, at that moment, the halfling flew trough the doors helmet smashed by one of the orcs of the villain, boards all over his body, death...with his final forces and attention rushing before one of the hammer of the orc hit him, leaving the "door" open, he speaked the final words and the portal closed, as the hammer hit him, crushing his head to pieces...as the mage died black invaded all the castle, as the villains escaped with the crown, with his army, all the people killed became "alive" again and the castle swore one last revenge upon the villain, and in his death, the mage became more powerfull than ever in living...controling all the ghosts in the castle, as his "death Army"
Well some nice introducing to explain the character, in the image they have finally completed their vengeance, upon the villain, as the halfling, trespasses his lance through the villain body, secured by the ghosts controlled by the mage, and finally retrieving the crown from the "false king".
hope you like it, sugestions and critics welcomed!!! and if you want to use my story to give your characters, a place in it, i would feel very happy!!! as if all the death people on the thread were people of this cursed castle hehehe!!!
its a shame i cant upload the full size iage, i really like the details on the villains face, hope you can see it
Even after death, this fool continues to entertain.
Realise now I never explained the story properly, but here it is:
This is the handmaiden to the young queen. She was indiscreetly having an affair with the newly married Prince. Due to the bad publicity brought about by these actions, she needed to be assassinated and was never heard of again.
"Draw me like one of your French girls."
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Dead King's Adviser
King's adviser- had been found dead, after he tried to steal and eat some food from king's kitchen. He couldn't swallow large piece of bread, and died after choking. He was veeeery hungry. His soul dead body is still there... and it's still very hungry