CHoW#300 :: FINALS :: Monach of Duality
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  • Noctisette

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  • schwager

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  • rhdnor

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  • Noun

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  • rumpenstiltzkin

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  • Dayle

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  • makilolo

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  • JanJager

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  • Arhan

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  • jsn

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  • jPerols

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  • Alex Boca

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  • Dranyer

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    CHoW#300 :: FINALS :: Monach of Duality

    Character of the Week #300
    THE MONARCH OF DUALITY

    DESIGN THE MONACH FOR THE NEXT 100 ROUNDS!!!

    DEADLINE: MONDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 8PM GMT+1 (9PM British Summer Time)
    Check your timezone!

    The new polls will be posted on mondays from now on as changes to my work schedule mean that it is difficult for me to be available every sunday evening.


    The Guidelines:
    • Must be two characters
    • Must be ONE male and ONE female character
    • Can be any age
    • Does not have to be human, but should be humanoid.
    • Both characters should be presented in a single image
    • The opposites must be clear
    • Can be any style/genre



    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#300_Username 
(Files with any other names such as final.jpg or even chow300final.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
    • Follow the brief!


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    Monarch of Duality: Good vs Evil

    Smiling sweetly, the Evil Queen reached her hand toward the defeated Good King. Offering him her hand in marriage, for the unity of their kingdoms. The Good King had just lost his queen in this very battle, slayed by the Evil Queen. His army of white soldiers were annihilated by the black legions that followed the wicked queen.

    He had no other choice.
    The design for the Monarch of Duality is taken from chess pieces, mainly the white king and the black queen.
    Both signifies the opposite forces they are, Good vs Evil, Offense vs Defense.

    The color red often signifies war, the evil forces. Often paired with black for the sinister effect. In here, the color proudly worn by the Evil Queen. Her sharp spiky armor is sure to at least leave a scratch if you bump against her, supporting her preferred action to go with all out attack. And she's known to be particularly ruthless with her morningstar.

    The color green, the complimentary of red, often associated with peace, the good people. Often paired with white to create the feeling of safety. In here, it's the color worn by the unfortunate Good King. His armor design is based on rounded forms and tortoise shell design to signify his preference to stay in defense. His trusty shield had protected him through many battles, but maybe not this one..

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    Monarch of Duality

    Here's my offering: Piety & Wickedness

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    Chow #300 Monarch of Duality: Life and Death

    Here it is:

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    Good luck everyone.

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    had fun but looking at it now i would want to change alot :/
    good luck all

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    Final - War & Peace

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    chow 300- ancient vs modern

    Well i think i can finally upload my characters... hope it works now . I made an ancient kind of maya warrior, and a modern warfare sci fi girl. hope u all like themName:  chow#_2_makilolo.png
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    Monarch of duality

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    I learned a lot working on this, thankyou

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    Monarch of Duality : The Two Faces

    I started with the concept of a monarch (or, a monarchy) that has two functional 'faces'. A front one, which is public, adored-loathed, and gleams under the limelight; then a back one, which is hidden, unseen and silently moving forces.

    Neither is more evil, neither is more --morally speaking-- good, both equally lie. Each is simply 'necessary'. The front face is all about image, a painted skin and smile, a beacon to guide, with a plume that serves as its own backdrop that catches the light. The back face is contained, protected inside a ribcagelike-'fence', a shadow that wears role-mask and cocooned within himself; he absorbs into himself.

    Inspiration for the design was taken mostly from Chinese opera for the painted faces and swirling fabrics, while chunkier jewelry provides accents. The front face queen has the burst of a Lionfish (a poisonous, attractive fish), while the back face king has the chitinous structure of a Spider Crab (that carries the aspects of a weaving, trapping spider and an armored crab). Color scheme is straightforward: white and metals reflect light best, while dark, nearly black colors and burnished surface escape from sight.

    Both faces rule in their own right as equals, as two sides of the same mirror.


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    Land and Sea

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    Monarch of Duality: Spring & Fall

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    Awesome work everyone!
    Final - Monarch of Death and Monarch of life

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    whew, and 20 minutes to spare! good luck everyone!

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    OKay.... I'm posting... I *know* it's over the deadline, but I'm hoping for some awesome Chow Mod mercy *puppy dog eyes*

    Monarch of Duality! Ice and fire, angels and demons, peace and war, any and all of those things in an image of the things I love painting most! Been awesome fun, albeit not as polished as perhaps I'd like.

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    Given that there have been a few issues getting things working. I'll give you an extra day to post finals

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    Not a lot of entries, though very high quality stuff everyone!!!
    I voted for Zephyri, Dranyer and Schwager

    @Schwager...your entry is so cool, i think you deserve more votes! Maybe the reason for that is that your concept is a little too much outside of the box, i don't know. Anyhow, i love the composition and style ...and the contrast of humor with suffering. An unique aproach, i really enjoyed your concept/illustration.

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    @elephant's stroke: Thank you so much for your kind comments... really made my day

    Personally I think that my style has a lot to do with it. It's just not everyone's cup of tea, I guess.
    Really glad to hear that you like it so much, though.

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