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Character of the Week #345
Powerhouse Technician of a Lost Civilization
Deadline - Sunday, February 9th 10PM GMT
This week, we are doing a crossover with Industrial Design of the Week. You do not have to participate in both categories, though we suggest you do.
Long ago there was an ancient civilization which had in incredibly advanced technology which surpasses anything known at this time. They were a very secluded people, not trusting those outside of their culture with their knowledge, as they feared that it would be misused for destruction. They had the capability to used water to produce and power their society. Technicians who ran this powerhouse and provide maintenance on the network wore water repellent uniforms, imbued with an ability to sense stability changes in the water, and provide clues to potentially disastrous situations. Any dangers were highlighted by blue, glowing symbols on the suits.
- Can be male or female
- Race is Human..
- The clothing must have the blue glowing symbols
- If you participate in BOTH ChoW and IDOW, then submit BOTH images into BOTH final threads.
- Backgrounds ARE ACCEPTABLE this time around!!! Please read the breif in IDOW for more details.
- 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
- NO ENVIRONMENT BACKGROUNDS! You may use simple shapes,gradients or silhouettes
- Have fun!
Hmmm I won't have time to do justice to the IDOW part of this so I'm going to call it a day.
I'll admit, my technician is really kinda pushing the idea a bit... I latched on to the idea that their technology might be so advanced it would seem like magic to us and I wanted this civilisation to feel like it had very different values from our own i.e. less heavy tech/science feel. The most free spirited people I could think of are the Mongolians so I looked there for style and while I was at it I decided to use the 'water bending' idea from Avatar (because I'd just finished watching them all - and was just totally gob smacked at the greatness!)
Anyhow I had a lot of fun so here's my entry and good luck to everyone!
For people with smaller monitors!
Last edited by lovingit; February 9th, 2014 at 01:18 PM.
This is my first contribution! =)
I hope to partecipate often to this challenge, it looks great and inspiring!
thanks for a great 2 weeks, guys!
I learned a lot!
(edit: its always important to read the rules before posting, lest you forget or remembered them...*nods sagely*)
Last edited by ashess; February 9th, 2014 at 04:53 PM.
Here's what I got. I ended up having to rush it, and I'm sad I don't have time to render all his gear and explain what it does, how it works,what he does every day, what my thought process was with him, or even finish up the rendering of him from behind, detailing the rest of his gear. I guess thats what I get for starting a week late. Whatever, now I know what not to do next time!
EDIT: Why is there a giant fourth attached image showing up? It says here I only have three different attachments on this post? How do I get rid of that thing?
Last edited by pheonix561; February 9th, 2014 at 04:01 PM.
^^ it was a great round! but indeed too bad about the idw. there's only 3 entries now, and im kind of worried if they'll all be allowed. but that deadline is just for today, so it's open a few more hours right? might be more coming in!
A couple people were cut.
Ashess- Your name was written, not typed.
pheonix561- This doesn't really fit the criteria of a uniform.
My vote goes to ded and and lovingit.
I really like the personality in ded´s character, very playful. The lighting is very solid and shows the blue glowing symbols very well.
The entire concept of lovingit is very well thought out and executed. Very cool to read all about how this civilization works. Awesome job
My vote went to Lovingit.
Seriously, his work is really impressive... I'm "lovingit"! =D
Read the submission rules and guidelines thread. There is an image showing exactly how to submit it.
havock, it's done, and so I wont clog the thread with this further just because I am upset. but you will have to admit, that it's weird to have the rules at the start of the thread, only to have a second list of rules tucked away in a secret location.
EDIT- okay, I still say it's silly to have a check-list of rules in the thread and have a different rule set tucked away. but being the obedient little twerp I went an re-read the rules at your suggestion, Havok. thing is, there is nothing in them about having to type your user name. it's not even in the guidelines. ( which arent even rules but okay)
Last edited by ashess; February 10th, 2014 at 02:51 AM.
I don't see anything in the rules about typed labeling. As a matter of presentation typed is more 'professional', but it seems a bit arbitrary as grounds for rejection from the poll. The example in the rules is typed, but it also has a continuous black border. Is that also a rule? My favorite this round, the entry by Ded, doesn't have a continuous black border. I guess I just feel that it discourages participation to be so punitive.
Nice entries guys! alphaRat's one is my favorite, somehow it reminds me of pottery art which is awesome, and his power-plant idea is very creative, good job. And Ded, dayum man, that's a nice piece! Love the lighting. Too bad the site didn't let me post my entry, I had a lot of issues this past week, 404 errors, constant log-outs, attachment limits... Anyways, I'll post it somewhere one of these days lol
@ashes: Too bad you were cut man, you did a great work. I think Havoc was referring to this thread. It would be nice if he could add that to the main rules thread to avoid these kind of misunderstandings in the future.
Ah, I guess it's fair that I got cut. I think I strayed pretty far from the original brief anyways.
Okay, so the rules have been better clarified. I kept forgetting to fix them because they are in a separate thread and not exactly glaring me in the eye. I don't have a personal vendetta against anyone nor is it a pet peeve, its purely for legibility's sake. I apologize for neglecting this issue for so long. I had made previous posts about it, just kept forgetting to update everything. I get very wrapped up in my life and I can't be here as much as I would like. I just want you all to know that I enjoy hosting the topics and seeing everyone create. I just want to remind you that I will make mistakes and, again, apologize for them. I DO care and I try my best.
Now, moving on. The next topic seems to be quite popular, so check it out if you haven't yet.
havok, it happens. sorry I got upset. I'd like to participate again in the future and I'm making the effort to remember to type.
voted for letrakmo and loving it.. because those felt like nice, roundly finished works.
ps, havok, I think I speak for everyone when I say we really do appreciate the effort you put into this challenge. if it seems differently t's just because I got caught up it a little too much.
Last edited by ashess; February 10th, 2014 at 04:17 PM.