This round is mostly open to interpretation, but do your homework and pull your design from the original mythology. You're welcome to do a fictional restyling, just make sure you can justify your reasoning.
Imagine that it’s 1000 years from now on earth and extraterrestrial species are now inhabiting the planet. Paint what one of those immigrants would look like.
It must be a species entirely from your imagination. You can not paint any existing species or a species with a visual representation (in art, movies, etc.). Also it must be in a realistic style. Make believe that this is for a movie that requires ultimate realism like Star Wars. The immigrant can be any place on our planet as you want.
You must take one real historical figure from any period in history (up until 1950), and recreate that person in the opposite gender. You may place them in a different time period, a different planet, an alternative universe, -whatever you like - BUT you must make it recognizable as the person you are attempting to portray, using either costume, props, facial characteristics, whatever you can think of.
You can do this in whatever style you like, just again, make the historical figure clear and recognizable.
This is a research topic. Therefore, you must provide at least one link and three pictures (whether they be pictures, paintings, etc) of the historical figure you are portraying when you submit for the final burning. Anyone missing any of these will be disqualified!
(If you're having trouble finding reference, don't hesitate to pm me, and I'll try to help you out.)
Main Character(s) for the Children's Story (age 7-10): Sam Smythe and the Scurvy Skalliwags.
Choose one, two, three or all four characters:
Sam Sheridan Smythe lives in Smithtown, which as a small matter of note, has been inundated with Skypirates of late. Big, scary, overly hairy, absolutely barbaric, and simply rude Sky Pirates. Only Sam knows why.
Cynthia Sandleburg, Sam's neighbor and best friend, and the only one who knows how to get rid of the Sky Pirates and send them back to the Cloud Cove.
Spot, the most worthless watchdog that ever cowered beneath the back porch, and Cynthia's terrified terrier.
Captain Saunder Sunder Skinner, the evilist, scarriest, scummiest, surliest Sky Pirate that ever flew the unfriendly skies and pillaged the unwitting suburban towns of the Southwest, and leader of the Scurvy Skalliwages, Inc.
This is a fairly open topic, and designed to have some fun with. See what you can you do - but keep in mind what it's for: you're creating characters for a children's book - not full blown illustrations this time around. Include character studies - expressions, stances, costume and artifacts, etc. You don't need to do an orthographic, but you want to get a real feeling for who these people are. We want something silly and fun, so no hard realism this time around. Artwork needs to finished, not sketchy.
This round is a little more open than the last few. The guidelines are thus:
1 human form, male or female,
and 1 shape-shifted form, either an animal, creature, monster, ect. (For example, a werewolf = human to wolf monster, or a selkie = woman to a seal, etc.)
This is an illustrative ChOW, but you've got freedom with how you decide to give your character story. We should be able to tell that there is more to them than just being able to turn into something else - give them a time period, a home, a reason for existing. Both forms must be in some way shown in the image.
You're very welcome to write a little side story to go along with your image, but we encourage you to make your illustration readable enough to not need it!
Re envision a contemporary Beast from the classic fairy tale Beauty and Beast. You may need to do some research for this one. Wikipedia is an acceptable source, however, expand your horizons a little bit and perhaps go to a library instead of the web.
Okay, what I meant by "Re envision a contemporary Beast from the classic fairy tale" was to take the general theme, the idea of the beast, and come up with something more contemporary - I did not mean for you to do the boar-guy in a suit. Be creative - make him creepy, or frightening, in a contemporary sense. Don't like fur? Fine. Give him scales, or wet skin, or feathers - it doesn't matter. Keep the theme, but be creative with your design.
CHOW 115: Near future East African Gang Leader/Warlord
Time for some CHOW badassery:
Near future East African Gang Leader/Warlord. Keep it real - Near future as in within the next eighteen months to three years, not fifty. In other words, no sci-fi.
Character can be male or female. They should be battle hardened from a life time of living in a world that most in the west can not imagine. Refer to to the reference provided - character needs to be able to fit into the world in a believable manner. This character also has a pet of a singularly nasty nature - a savage, harnessed beast, used only as a means to induce fear in his enemies. Pet at your own risk.
Stay away from cartoony characterizations this round.
The Host - Many things are described as "the Host", angelic choires, fae armies. One of the defining points of the Host is that on an individual level, they are also called "the Host". Research material can be found on wikipedia and monstropedia ( http://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Sluagh sluagh means "host"). This is an open ended topic. "the Host" can be many differen things: Angels, Demons, Faerie creatures. Your job is to depict ONE of them.
Angel, Warrior Angel, Sluagh, Host. Sithra Akhra
“Smaug should not be "the Dragon in the Hobbit movie" as if it was just "another" creature in a Bestiary. Smaug should be "The DRAGON" for all movies past and present. The shadow he cast and the greed he comes to embody- the "need to own" casts its long shadow and creates a thematic / dramatic continuity of sorts that articulates the story throughout-
"In that respect, Smaug the CHARACTER is as important, if not more important, than the design. The character will emerge form the writing- and in that the Magnificent arrogance, intelligence, sophistication and greed of Smaug shine through- One of the main mistakes with talking dragons is to shape the mouth like a snub Simian one in order to achieve a dubious lip-synch. .. A point which eluded me particularly in Eragon, since their link is a psychic one.
"To me, Smaug is the perfect example of a great creature defined by its look and design, yes, but also, very importantly, by his movement and -One little hint- its environment - Think about it... the way he is scaled, moves and is lit, limited or enhanced by his location, weather conditions, light conditions, time of the year, etc. That's all I can say without spoilers but, if you keep this curious little summary you'll realize several years form now that those things I had in my mind ever since doodling the character as a kid had solidified waaay before starting the shoot of the film ...”
-- Guillermo del Toro on Smaug. http://www.wetanz.com/holics/index.p...5&catid=2#more