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    CHOW #352 :: Steampunk Storm Chaser

    CHOW #352 :: Steampunk Storm Chaser

    Character of the Week #352
    Steampunk Storm Chaser

    Deadline - Sunday, May 18th 10PM GMT

    Storm chasing is just a hobby to some people, but then there are the serious pursuers of danger who seek to harness the power of the storms. Equipped with a large pack, to attract a lightning strike, it's meant to hold the energy produced from the storm, like a battery. This energy is used to power their facilities. One strike is free power for a week, but they must keep up with the chase!

    The Guidelines:
    • Can be male or female
    • Must be human
    • Must be carrying an energy storage unit which is also a conductor.
    • Genre is Steampunk.
    • NO background this week. Follow the set of rules listed below.

    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!
    !!SKETCHBOOK!!

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    “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all.”
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    Sounds like a really fun and challenging prompt!
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    it does seem like a fun subject.

    gonna try and put some time aside for this.

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    Awesome Topic!

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    I have a question again, havok. I know there's no background, but what if I want to pick the kite? its gonna have to be in some form of cloud. do I have to leave that cloud 'blank'?
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    The rule means no environment background. If you want to give it a cloudy atmosphere, that should be fine.
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    Stormchaser sketches

    I love this topic. Here is a quick sketch.
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    Goint to have a go this week. Here is some rough linework

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    Colors

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    Hey there!
    ..first approach. not steam punky enough tho..

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    Here's my initial pose brainstorm sketching. I really like the strong stance of the ones that I've circled.

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    here are my versions, these guys have some armor that can also collect energy from lightning

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    @ashess, nice approach with the winged ideas, really risky (if brought to real life, haha).

    @stringfellowart, I liked the kite idea! Do you intend to use both characters to this week's theme?

    @peterhurman, I would suggest giving some weight to the front part to give him more balance. The storage on his back seem to be something pretty heavy for someone with his body shape to carry

    @st0neface, Liked your sketches, just think it is pretty risky having something like that on her head, haha

    @tenpeoplez, nice sketches, I liked the second one, specially the colors and the brightness of the storage.

    @AdrienneRose, I liked the poses you've made, it features the character well. Have you tried working on some more specific pose that would follow the task of a storm chaser? Maybe looking at the sky, like seeking for something, I think it would work well. This week's theme is really good, I'm eager to see the look you'll give her.



    Here's my concept. I'll work on a spider-like machine to be his storage, thinking about moving a heavy piece and reaching higher heights.
    My character will control this machine with hands and legs, maybe the later version will have a better zoomed in view of him.
    Obviously, this will not be his final facial expression

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    Thanks Marco. I suppose that I could add that, I was thinking about it, but, it just wasn't speaking to me. I was kind of wondering WHAT on earth she would actually do. I am contemplating it being a time where there was no weather. But, that's still... in the thinking stages.

    Here are my clothing brainstorms.

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    Marco - Thanks man! i'm overall not happy with the character, tho..
    been doing some more sketches but haven't decided on pretty much anything yet.
    Still don't get the right steam-punk-feel. By the way im really diggin your idea,
    that the character is not touching the ground at all. A simple and straight way
    to explain that hes safe from the electricity (And by simple i mean good
    tenpeoplez - I like em both but the first one would be my choice. He seems fit for the job :]
    Ashess - all your thumbs look promising. looking forward for your next version.
    Adrienne - You're approach seems to be pretty well thought through. Wich is good, just don't forget to go a little crazy every now and then. That would be a good advice for myself as well i guess

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