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    CHOW #007 - WWII North African Italian Infantry Soldier

    CHOW #007 - WWII North African Italian Infantry Soldier

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    WWII North African Italian Infantry Soldier
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    i dont get it...
    so the goal is to use/copy the reference and just paint an italian soldier...?
    wheres the creativity?

    sorry but i would like to participate and this sounds like theres no space for an own original design...

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    Yea I think I have to agree with dariocoelho...now if you put a racial (alternative world) spin on it, it would fly...think rabbits with stens...

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    I love this contraint. Why? Because when we'll be working, they're sometimes wont be a fuck'n word we'll have to say on how we should do a character. Take any historical warfare video games or movies, for example. Sure they are some that are plainly wacky but sometimes they are some that has to respect some historical criterias.

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    oh my...i can't stop laughing because my thoughts keep returning to monty python's "meaning of life"
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    historical war games are big sellers. they usually want the concept artists to combine specific pieces of reference into an accurate depiction and then put that costume on someone that looks like a real person. cookie-cutter soldiers aren't as interesting as soldiers that look like individuals. you also need to make certain you're not mixing officer's equipment with that of a fresh recruit's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoknocker
    when we'll be working, they're sometimes wont be a fuck'n word we'll have to say on how we should do a character. Take any historical warfare video games or movies, for example. Sure they are some that are plainly wacky but sometimes they are some that has to respect some historical criterias.
    i agree, but this challenge is going to be about who paints better and nothing more...i dont wont to be ignorant, i understand your opinion, but i think its not the idea of chow to simply paint what has been painted so many times before.

    edit: ok, sorry for discussing this, i just had problems with figuring out whats the goal in this topic.
    thanks to bwkeough, you cleaned out my beerfilled weekendsuffered brain.

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    If you cant stand the heat stay out of the kitchen.

    The job of a concept artist/illustrator means, in the most practical way, that you will have to take jobs that aren't always what you would choose. (I am presuming here that you dont all have rich parents willing to support you all your lives). Useing your creativity to present a fresh take on an old subject is just one way to prove your maturity.

    I'll have a go cause it is a good subject. I cant belive youre all baulking at doing war pics.

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    http://www.comandosupremo.com/Photo.html
    http://forgottenhope.bf1942files.com...lish&flash=yes
    http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Qu...5/g_tnkita.htm (Tanks)

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    i know, rob, but i just wanted to use my freedom of being able to discuss the topic. nothing to blame i think...

    ill have a go too, because it really is a good subject, i was just wondering about the originality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dariocoelho
    i dont get it...
    so the goal is to use/copy the reference and just paint an italian soldier...?
    wheres the creativity?

    sorry but i would like to participate and this sounds like theres no space for an own original design...
    neoknocker was dead on. I can't give you the creativity. That's in *your* tool box.

    Character descriptions vary wildly - especially in a lot of the card art that I've done. What you've got here is a typical example of an actual character illustration. The name is the description. Go wild with it, but keep it accurate to the period. Do some research.

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    This topic is not as bad as it seems. We are still creating a fictional character, unless someone has a photograph of an actual relative, which would be cool. This is a really good topic, the same as painting a historic Viking character or a legionaire of the Roman Empire. I think doing a bit of research to paint a historic WWII character is part of the fun and creative process, and it is still painting a Character of the Week.

    I view history as something that happened only yesterday. It wasn't in black and white, but in everyday color, and this Italian Infantry character would look just as real and interesting as one of today's. History flows, and good artists keep it alive and fresh. My entry will be as accurate and interesting as possible.

    Good luck!

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    There's still plenty of room for creativity. The setting, the atmosphere, the actions of the person(s), or even African urban architecture. Sure this is Character design, but character design plays on those things.

    I wish I can participate but 5 finals coming up... Not nearly ready.

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    dariocoelho Just viseted your sketchbook. You have great imagination and skill with line. I'm looking forward to seeing your entry.

    Rob
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