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    ChoW #350 :: Keeper of Lost Things

    ChoW #350 :: Keeper of Lost Things

    Character of the Week #350
    Keeper of Lost Things

    Deadline - Sunday, April 20th 10PM GMT

    People lose things every day and most of the time, they never find what it is that they lost. There is a...small...society of collectors of lost things, who takes great care of everything they find. They may even go out of their way to bring back an item which was lost, if it means enough to the person. These collectors, or keepers, are quite small, maybe about the size of a mouse and although they have a long tail, they aren't mice. They tend to dress quite decoratively using pieces of things they find. They have big eyes which helps them spot things that a human normally couldn't.


    The Guidelines:
    • Can be male or female
    • Must be humanoid, not a humanoid mouse!
    • Must have a long tail and large eyes.
    • Clothing is decorative, think about small things you have which looks like it could fit as clothing for a small person.
    • Background is optional this week

    The Rules
    • Finals must be posted in the finals thread before the deadline
    • Final post must include the CHoW # and the artists username at the bottom of the image within, at least, a footer bar(TYPED, NOT WRITTEN)
    • At least 3/4 of the character must be visible. No back views are allowed without a front please.
    • 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
    • Please read through the thread for any posts made by the mod. They likely answered a question that was asked about the challenge!
    • Have fun!


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    I have a question about this one.. The description is talking about a society, and a lot of "they" and "these". For this CHOW, can it be a group of characters with similar physical features, or it has to be a single one and nothing more?

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    The description is to generate ideas for a single character. There will never be a ChoW where there is a group of characters, hence the name of the challenge.

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    This sounds somewhat like the borrowers :3

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    quick sketch.

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    This is a great topic and will definitely be fun to do, thanks! Hopefully I'll find the time to finish it before deadline this time.

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    Hey everyone. I'm new to CA.org. Will try to enter this contest and hopefully get myself some critiques and experience. Great site! Looking forward to seeing the entries.

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    Here are some sketches of my character. I haven't though about his dressings yet.. I'm thinking of creating a friendly and confident character, and would like to hear what you guys have to suggest about him and the poses.. I'll keep up doing some more, but that's what I have for now

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    Awesome chow this week!
    Heres a quick sketch of the keeper without his gear.Need to fix some antomy stuff and add more details

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    Oo, fun! Different from the last couple. It's got me sketching, but I might be too busy this time to get something done. I'll be watching for sure, though!

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    Chow 350 keeper of lost things Ninsta

    Still trying to figure out where I'm going with this, mostly trying to play with light sources.
    Also I haven't done a male character in a minute lol.
    Thinking about doing something different than the keys, maybe a backpack made out of a tic-tac bottle or something.
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    A very basic sketch!

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    I thought I would enter this one too, seems like a nice theme

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    Great Last Round everybody, this one should be interesting. This is where I am planning, not sure if I will be allowed to add her Pet/Mount. We shall see what Havok says.

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    just thinking about the "valuable" things he'll be taking. As always, critiques are very welcome (also on the poses I've posted above)

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    @Sushy: Please read the brief carefully. It says not to make a humanoid mouse.

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    thus far

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    Chow 350 keeper of lost things Ninsta update

    Here's another update

    also a few crits

    @ No Shot - I like his determined death glare. I know it's just a sketch but I feel that if he has 5 fingers he should have 5 toes, but your call. Also for some reason I feel like a kilt would be a good idea lol.

    @ Baranha - I just wanna squeeze your mousy steed!

    @ Marco Lombardi - like the lego prop and his friendly expression, excited to see where you go with costume design

    I did a sketchcast of what I'd been doing on it thus far. It's like... 4 hours so you may wanna skip around a bunch lol it's usually more entertaining where I'm first drawing something than rendering. But I didn't get the first part of this one sorry.

    I've done this project thus far in cs4, I usually sport mypaint.

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    I´ve made two different characters.

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    Maybe I keep this one. A character who steals guitar picks.

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    Another fun topic this week. Happy drawing, everyone.

    I want to go for something more stylized, as well as something that could be mistaken for a mouse. Here are my initial sketches.

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    My first idea:

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    Awesome ideas everyone, great work!

    Here's the idea I liked the most, CRITS very welcome (as always) !

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    Was thinking of adding more trinkets/clothes dunno what yet tho..

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    @ Ninsta, glad you liked it! For the costume is quite hard to make something from the human world that would fit him well haha.
    I liked your idea, and, IMO, I think you should add another view with a simple background, leaving this one as an example of his "adventures".
    Also, (if you're trying to make him entirely related with the human being) the anatomy of his right upper arm just doesn't feel right, it's too thick, short and the connectios of the muscles are a bit off. I suggest you take a look on some anatomy proportions.. I use some references from here, they are really helpful: http://www.anatomy4sculptors.com/?menu=8#body

    @ JayZii, I liked the idea of your second drawing, it's lovely and I feel like hugging it. I think the first one looks to much like a mouse, and the third, IMO, just doesn't fit the concept as good as the second one.


    Here is what I have so far. Added another pose and some colors, but I'm still thinking about them and his dressings..

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    Fantastic topic, already great work coming out. Hopefully I can finish this one - also wondering if the little cockroach minions of my character are ok or if they are breaking the brief?Name:  CHow 350 - keeper lost things.jpg
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    @Rucalok: Be sure you include a front view if you want to show the back.

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    Hey guys
    Here a quick sketch of my character, Critique are welcome
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    Added a front view:

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    First WIP. Maybe I can get to color this time lol.
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    I don't think I will get time for this one but here's my idea. Think mini Gollum mixed with the gorgonite things from small soldiers. He's raided the power tools and gone tribal.

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