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    CHoW#325 :: The Soul Collector

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    Character of the Week #325
    The Soul Collector

    Deadline - Sunday, April 28 10PM GMT


    Upon your death and before your final breath, and after a life time of memories flash before you in a instant, the last image you see is not of a memory but of a being
    called the Soul Collector. Depending on how you lived your life determines the Soul Collectors appearance, it can be one of great beauty or one of terrible darkness.
    The Soul Collector is said to carry a vessel/receptacle which it uses to transport your soul to the great heavens above or to the fiery hell below.

    Only those that have cheated death have come back to the living with tales of this being called the Soul Collector,
    and depending on what they saw they where able to change the fate of their life and death forever.

    This week we would like you to design The Soul Collector.




    The Guidelines:
    • Must be humanoid, and recognizable as a character, so no balls of light or beams of energy
    • Gender is open
    • Genre, time period, location is all open
    • Include the vessel/receptacle


    Focus Challenge: Composition & Gesture (Optional & not required for entry into the poll)
    • Use background, middle ground and foreground elements to frame your character
    • Do something dramatic with your characters hands pose to help enhance their attitude


    The Rules
    • 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 character must be visible
    • Sketches or rushed artwork will not be accepted into the poll
    • No photograph paint overs, must be 100% original work
    • At least two wips posted with your final in the finals thread
    • Background is optional
    • Have fun!


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    OOOOOOOO I have a good idea for this chow, I envision an old man and he's a bit of a hoarder, but in fact all the trinkets are souls *squee* already getting it amped up in my brain.

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    hum... what kind of vessel? vessel as in receptacle or as in ship ? i guess a ship since it's used for transportation.. but it could also mean something used to carry the soul? just to be sure before starting :0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinn Simoes View Post
    The Soul Collector is said to carry a vessel which it uses to transport your soul to the great heavens above or to the fiery hell below.
    He'll have to be big/super strong to carry a ship lol, unless it's one of those cute model replicas.

    I must find time to do this!

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    Yes joey, we noticed that after the fact. But it was also done 6 years ago, and this brief is a little different. Just be sure to read the description carefully.

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    It's a vessel meaning container or recepticle, not a ship.

    Also, I realized after I posted the topic that a similar one had been done already, but as Havok said the description is slightly different and it was several years ago.

    We will try and be more careful next time.

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    Okey so the vessel can be like part of the character? or more like an accesory?
    its a awesome subject btw so ill try to join in!

    sketches:

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    Joey-b I was thinking more of an accessory that they carry.

    Hope that helps.

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    Never done a CHOW before, hopefully I do everything right So here's a quick concept containing the first ideas that popped into my head... samurai masks and lanterns.

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    Ok my image is still in the sucky stage but here it is so far :V

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    Thought I'd try a different take on the idea behind the vessel and have it as some kind of creature that sinks itself into the back of a golem which it controls and then uses to collect the soul, before detaching itself and takes it on it's final journey.

    Let me know if this is still within the guidelines or I'll switch up the concept again somehow.
    Looking forward to everyones work over the next few days!!!

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    PsychoKhronos, I was thinking of it being more of a container or a receptacle that it was carrying rather than another living thing.

    Hope that helps.

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    Throwing down some ideas.

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    Well here is my silhouette work. More coming soon.
    CHoW#325 :: The Soul Collector
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    Dropped it in Painter and gave it some color.
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    Btw, is anybody experiencing some real hassle with the uploader?

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    Here's what it looks like after 3.5 hours in Painter and Photoshop. Realized midway that I wasn't really showing the vessel.

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    Got some silhouettes banged out. I think I'm going to sleep on them, though.

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    This is my first time doing this (actually my first post on this website... ) The is my first idea.... :o

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    Just a rough idea... o_o

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    my first try in any competition here, awesome entries already! i decided i wanted to make him kinda like a normal 'man'. just a guy with a job, wich just happens to be collecting souls, after he clocks out he can get back to his real hobby, wich obviously is playing correspondant chess with his greek friend Lord Hades himself. maybe he did something wrong and has to pay for it now. Or he is granted eternal life in return for collecting souls. so maybe one day he'll finally beat hades. Quick and real messy value studie. Feels like the focus is not on the character and it's way too dark Name:  MVnm3b.png
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    Sweet topic! I thought this one would be more popular, hopefully more people will throw their efforts into the ring later.

    hope i get time to finish
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    warburton, thats awesome! lovely thumbs


    here is progress on mine

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    trying out some other ideas.
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    Yay for progress. Still need to make him look more... soul collectory.

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    Soul Collector

    Rough sketch

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    Some nice ides in here.
    Cant resist doing a try

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    cool stuff guys...

    did a couple silhos, actually did a few more but the rest were rubbish lol
    if I get the chance to I may have a go at using one of these...

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    Backgrounding and what not XD

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    It's been a while since I've done one of these... hopefully I'll be able to bang one out by the deadline!

    The idea of having your life flash before your eyes makes me think of a retelling, like maybe the collector jots down your story. But a book didn't really strike me as a place to store the soul. Not as it is in these tests anyway.

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    I'm really new to this, but I always wanted to be active in these challenges :I
    I feel that I need to push her gesture a bit more
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