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CLEARLY DESIGNATE YOUR FINAL.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH.
9 PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
FAT, GREASY, PIZZA MUNCHING 35 YEAR OLD GAMER
Who lives in his parent's basement playing WoW all day long and his online character is a sexy looking night elf archer
Thanks to darth massacre for this lovely topic
The topic is interesting... but I wish it was just "hardcore gamer" and not such a specific type of gamer. I can easily see some great designs with a really wiry guy bent over the keyboard, or even something Lain esque with her wire strewn rooms.
I agree. I would rather see the topic be "hardcore isolated from society type gamer" with no restrictions on age, gender and weight. It's not that a fat 35 year old gamer can't be interesting, but I can't really picture all of us bringing something new and unique to the table with our entries. Maybe I'm just not being creative enough... I donno.
Great topic and a good challenge. I might have to find some time for this one.
If your in this industry or want to be, get used to having restrictions. Think of this as a job, would you cry to your boss because something is more challenging then you would like it to be? I have a feeling if you did, you'd soon be filling out the application form for the local McDonalds. Suck it up princess!
Maybe you're not starting to have fun yet.Originally Posted by BammerMaybe I'm just not being creative enough... I donno.
There are 3 sides to every story. Yours, mine and THE TRUTH.
romance has the wurd, guys. nothing will get you a "thanks but no thanks" faster than telling an AD up front that his idea sucks and yours is better. better approach is to nail the crap out the assignment and then put down a few of your own gems and humbly, politely mention that you had other ideas that might be worth considering. OK, maybe a bit overstated but not much. you really gotta work within the brief even when it doesn't appeal much.
Trouble with this one is coming up with something new, the comic store guy on the simsons is a cultural icon at this point. so th challenge is to get around it. we all know this guy
Last edited by chaosrocks; February 7th, 2006 at 10:43 AM.
Romance, Masque: I do believe both Bammer and I know this. But we also have this sneaking suspicion that this thread isn't our employer... and that although we do this for practice, we also do this for fun.
well, if sticking to the brief isn't fun, then you have the choice to skip this round. or not, as you wish. 's all good
I guess I'll throw in my two cents, romance, masque, well spoken. (Although it pains me to admit it ) While it can't be said for everyone, this is practice not only for talent but for working within contraints, so for those to whom it applies, it helps doubly.
The trick is to "see some really great designs" with the posted topic. Sometimes that's talent. Apologies if I'm soapboxing, but I just came off of a week where exactly this applied, so...
Last edited by Corrick; February 8th, 2006 at 05:08 PM.
We have a topic suggestion thread somewhere right? For the inevitable nay-sayers on any given topic, that thread's for you. Clearly this fun isn't above revisiting familiar themes so get posting there too. Also, if you have a sudden bolt of inspiration because of what sprang to mind from these topics, by all means paint it up and lay it on us in the main forums!
"The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say -- because they were too obvious."
- André Gide
update, and Im done
I kind of like the challenge of doing a subject i don't care for. Makes me tackle the problem of making it into a subject I do care for. I usually apply some sort of fantasy element, but thats just me.
haha should be a good one to watch, i believe the class is Hunter in-game though.
i'll just upload some pictures of myself for reference...or not
Hmmm let see what I can pull together, ha!
Cool topic - working on it. Gonna try harder to meet the actual demands of the topic, than I did with Nancy Goodaim - even though she was my first CHOW
This time I'll focus more on character than render, although once the character is established, the render gets the focus. Good luck everyone!
Of course, most of the time... luck has nothing to do with it 
This seems to be a real popular one hehe. Maybe I'll put something together later.
Theyre right, you cant just come in here and tell people how to do things; of all, I think Im the one that learnt that the hard way. But we cannot go from place to place saying what we would like things to be, sucks, but if nobody told ya that life sucks at times, then here it is.Originally Posted by BammerIt's not that a fat 35 year old gamer can't be interesting, but I can't really picture all of us bringing something new and unique to the table with our entries. Maybe I'm just not being creative enough... I donno.
Religion without science is blind, but science without religion is lame
so far..in spite of all the discussion, Im winning this One! yay me. (only actual entry)
it wasn't so hard!
says who?Originally Posted by ThorasTheyre right, you cant just come in here and tell people how to do things
I'm not so good with the advice...Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?
my painting blog
I truly am.
Over the past few months of running the CHOW, the one thing that I've noticed is that people pretty well like one topic and one topic only:
Now. There's nothing wrong with that. I'm married to one, so I can understand the attraction.
However, this is *not* the HCoW (Hot Chick of the Week). This *IS* the CHOW (Character of the Week). That means character studies. Part of the fundamental idea behind this particular activity is that when a topic is presented, it includes a bit of a description. I come up with the character description, or pull one from the suggestion thread, and we all do it together and vote on the one the one that we like the most. Preferably the one that hits closest to the description.
At least in theory.
However; I've heard more times than I care to count that you can't dictate a description to a bunch of artists and end up with anything but the same basic thing from everyone.
For those nay sayers in particular, I suggest you go take a look at CHOW #1. We had a very tight description, and over 75 unique and jaw dropping entries.
The trouble here is that I've gone soft on you blokes. You've wimped out. I thought I was being nice, and letting things hang a little bit here and there with the descriptions.
No more. We're back to tight illos descriptions next week.
Pay attention here: If the submitted illustration does not meet the description, it will not go to poll. Simply put, that means that if I look at the picture, and then look at the description, and they don't match somehow, no show.
I'm tired of the pissin' and moaning, and I'm not here to babysit anyone. The underpinning concept of this activity is to get people used to dealing with an Art Director.
Hi. I'm now the art director from hell Consider the Poll your payment (in liue of real cash).
If you enter, do something to the best of your ability. Since I'm going to be a bit of a hard ass, I suspect that we'll have a few less entries from here on out. I'll do my best to provide feedback on the ones that make it to poll. But if I don't, well, AD's don't always tell you why they do or don't do something. It's all part of the game.
Love and kisses,
PS - Oh, and if a topic doesn't suit your particular sensibilites, hang around a week or so. I'm postive one will. But it's all about pushing yourself, not picking and choosing.
I think the topic is great. I think CHOW has been great so far. A good mix of eye candy and pure character design. Some topics are fun, others require much thought and research. A good balance.
Keep it up!
Last edited by StenP; February 11th, 2006 at 03:19 PM.
EDIT: FINAL IMAGE
Special thanks to my buddy, who happens to use the Night Elf Hunter class LOL....and no this image isn't based on him. He's got a flagpole figure and is a clean freak. Don't forget the headset folks....real WoW players use Teamspeak.
As Oreg said....we've had a big proportion of hot chick topics in ChOW so why not some disgusting character? I think the main thing is to have fun. I dunno, every CHOW I've taken part in was fun for me....the variety gives me something to think about and allows me to do things I wouldn't normally explore on my own. I think I've gotten a total of 2 votes for about 5 or 6 ChOW I've entered so far....but who gives a shit...I'm here to draw and enjoy the process.
You can't be creative if you don't enjoy what you do.
Edit: i'd really love to see PoshSpice give this one a go.
Last edited by darth massacre; February 11th, 2006 at 10:09 PM.
There are 3 sides to every story. Yours, mine and THE TRUTH.
Final (sadly no more time left...):
Last edited by VirusArtist; February 11th, 2006 at 08:04 AM.
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LOL Simonl, very nice. That's gonna be one hideous nerd.
Thankfully I wasn't eating while scrolling this thread.
Its funny the idea that I had is in the realm of the same thing, LOL, now I am going to have to put more though into it! hmmm....
A very quick sketch, just to get in there! Hopefully I'll get a bit more time on it. I think my gamer is still living in the 90's! I definitely feel we're all headed in a similar direction here... (there's a gauntlet laid down...)!
Edit: Ooops! I missed the word 'FAT'! Sorry Oregano... please don't hurt me!
Last edited by Aly Fell; February 8th, 2006 at 05:44 PM.