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    CHOW 480 Armless Swordsman (wips)

    CHOW 480 Armless Swordsman (wips)

    Character of the Week #480

    Armless Swordsman
    Deadline - Monday, January 28th 8AM GMT

    The winner of this round will have their entry displayed on the Chow banner for the next five rounds!

    Hmm. Not really sure what to write here, the title says it all really.

    Design a swordsman who has no arms. Do not replace them with cyber prosthetics or anything, he (or she) has to be visibly without arms. You may add extra appendages, so long as they are not where the arms should be. Eg: Gross, mutant tentacles sprouting from the stomach, each wrapped round a sword or metal claws springing from his back like Dr Octopus in Spiderman.
    You don’t have to add anything, telekinesis, holding it in his teeth or using his feet are all fine too.



    • Male or female
    • Human or humanoid
    • Has no arms
    • Wields at least one sword (somehow)





    The Rules:

    - FINALS: Must post in finals thread before the deadline
    - KNEES UP: Must show at least 3/4 of the character, from at least the knees up.
    - FRONT VIEW: Must be able to see the front of design. No back views without a front.
    - WIPS: Must show at least 2 work in progress shots either in the wips thread or finals thread.
    - READABLE: Design must be readable, as in a 3D model could be made from your image.
    - ONLY ONE: May only submit one entry. No multiple submissions.
    - 3D: Must be originally created models, excluding primitives. 3D paint-overs permitted. If you choose to use 3D in whole or in part you must show a screenshot of the model in 3D software with final entry.
    - UNACCEPTABLE: These are not permitted: Photo paint-overs, photobashing, pre-made or purchased 3D
    models
    , rushed works/ rough sketches. PHOTO TEXTURES are allowed as long as they are suitably worked into the piece and not lazily dumped on top.
    - NEW USERS: Must submit entries by 6pm GMT on due date, due to conceptart.org's moderation process:

    - DESIGN: Design your character for the brief, not your personal fetish. Nudes without some design are not permitted.
    - READ: Read through the threads; there may be answers to your questions already posted.
    - FUN: Have fun!


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    Oh I've GOT to enter this one!

    Hey guys, mind if I throw my lot in with you all? This year I'm completely rebuilding my aging folio and skills and would really love to join in pretty regularly. It's been a long old while since I've entered one of these and I'm a bit rusty but am keen for feedback and improvement.

    Anyways this is going to be a fun one so I'll see you guys at the other end.
    "Art is never finished, only abandoned."

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    "Tis but a flesh wound!"

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    I guess I'll kick things off.......
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    It was commonly said the Gods take with one hand and give with the other. Gerald had thought about this many times in his life. Still no time for that, another client was waiting...
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    They would not be impeded by such mere things as limbs, believing that the true path to becoming the ultimate swordsman was to let go, to release themselves of those appendages that served as crutches to a swordsman.
    Some even believed that such a sacrifice would gift powers far beyond what was considered to be normal. I had to ask the hermit, "how would one of those fanatical warriors wield their birth right swords with out arms?"


    lege1 - nice angle, maybe create more of a distance between the sword and the king guy, also I would link the sword with the night with some sort of tether, like lighting from the helmet to show its telekinesis
    Discorave - Interesting back story, so he became a prostitute?
    Mythmaker - LOL that image made me do some wips, monty python

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    AdrianNagorski: Great advice and you were in my head man,lol. I definitely like your concept, #3 stands out most to my interest; that character is awesome, kind of reminds me of a scorpion.

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    Pretty sure I'm calling this one finished....
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    AdrianNagorski: Really liking the wips so far. I think my favourite is "c".
    Discorave: Pah! Swordsman? That's barley a dagger...
    Lege1: I think the upper body is coming across a bit stiff, maybe have more of an arch to his back? Telekenetic lightning was defiantly a good move.

    Ideas:

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    My Initial sketch for this chow!
    I like to think about an armless swordsman, and I remembered only Zoro's one-piece, which handles one of his 3 swords with his mouth. That's where I got my idea for this character. : rocker:


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    Great topic! Don't know if I get this to the finals. At least, I want to throw in an idea.
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    Trying to get back into doing some chows.

    Going to put something on his head, maybe bandages, make him blind too. Poor fella.

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    Second WIP, a more mechanized version of the first.
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