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    Chow 17: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Chow 17: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    ROUND #17


    PLEASE CONSOLIDATE YOUR WIPS AND FINALS INTO YOUR FIRST POST.

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    VENUS ON THE HALF SHELL, REVISITED

    http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/databa...ge.asp?id=2921

    We need a revision of Botticelli's Venus (the other characters are not needed). It needs to be contemporary, but not trashy. Venus, for this illustration, needs to capture the character of love, beauty, and the strength of womanhood. Class is the word of the day. It needs to be elegant, slightly, but not overtly, erotic for the Valentine week (yeah, it's slightly late, so make it special!). The clam shell is imperative to the character illustration. Ideally, the finished image will in some way be reminiscent of Botticelli's piece, while at the same time presenting womanhood, beauty and love in a fresh, contemporary light. Keep it original and creative.


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    What!? HOT CHICK TOPIC AGAIN!? LOL

    Ok seriously this will be ultra tough. Ultra Ultra tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darth massacre
    What!? HOT CHICK TOPIC AGAIN!? LOL
    Heh. Yeah. I had serious reservations about this, but I had promised myself that we would do at least one Valentine themed ChOW.

    Incidently, this wasn't my first choice. You get that next week.

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    I am done for the time being, man I was cussing my ass off last night, so wha happened?!

    Chow 17: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

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    After last weeks topic, I think this one's perfectly justified. Besides, I love working on things that are easy on the eyes.

    contemporary, classy, and not so-trashy.. hmm.. will do

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    Though seriously Venus doesn't necessarily have to be a "hot chick" (although it helps )

    Definition of Venus from Pantheon.org
    http://www.pantheon.org/articles/v/venus.html
    Definition of Venus from Wikipedia.org
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_%28mythology%29


    This should be difficult fun....good luck everyone.

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    i like this.. might try and give it a go

     

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    actually by modern standards Botticelli's Venus, isn't a "hot chick" She isn't the "Popular shape" Frazzetta would never have drawn her, and Vogue would have laughed.

    nice topic. got ta try it.

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    Define irony

    In the last issue of International Artist, the topic of Venus won the first prize. I tought I'd share the image for a ref. Sorry for the poor quality.
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    Awesome topic! I want to do this one so bad This week is like the busiest of the year, but dammit I want to do it... Aaarrrrgggghhh!!!!!

     

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    Sounds cool. I sense something serious brewing from Posh no doubt.

    Final

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    Hey all,
    posting my final, busy this week so finished it over night. Had to draw this topic!

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    Chow 17: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    This is Venus. A goddess from the 'Hills of Valentina'. Once.. she was loved, you can still she a small memory on her shoulder. There's always a little smile on her face, that's because of him (he's an eternal happy memory). The only problem... he was mortal. So, can't give her love to him anymore, she gives to all people in need of love. The choice of the haircolor, like fire.. she's HOT!

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    ho.....
    this. is. going. to. be. tough.
    too tough.


    with all due respect - i think i`ll pass on this one.

    can`t wait to see what you guys create, though.


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    I'm ashamed to admit that when I read "Venus on the half shell" my brain automatically responded with "Turtle power".

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    lol erilaz.

    ohhh must participate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erilaz
    I'm ashamed to admit that when I read "Venus on the half shell" my brain automatically responded with "Turtle power".

    Ha! your not the only one .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erilaz
    I'm ashamed to admit that when I read "Venus on the half shell" my brain automatically responded with "Turtle power".
    Hahaha, me too, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the entries this round.

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    I dunno why, but Ive got this strong feeling that Bluefooted's entry will be one of the most eye shocking.

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    Modern Venus: Goddess of Love, but like all modern females, there's a lot more to her than that. She's strong, independent, compassionate, wise, but can't shake the feeling that the shell makes her butt look big...

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    Finished color, tighter lines, background, and butt-enhancing shell soon to come...

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    I always seem to sketch out an idea for chow but I never finish. Maybe this 5 minute doodle (on my new wacom that I have no idea how to use) and your encouragement will motivate me. i took "contemporary" as literally as I could. I hope to finish this WIP. Supposed to be shopper ascending from escalator with clam ad/poster in background. I went ahead and added the other characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erilaz
    I'm ashamed to admit that when I read "Venus on the half shell" my brain automatically responded with "Turtle power".

    you are DEFINATELY not alone on that, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor
    you are DEFINATELY not alone on that, lol
    thank lord I wasn't the only one


     

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    Wassup MichealMotion, glad to see u here, nice Idea so far!

    Azrael-Posh is garbage, Hehe! Covers the computer before Aly comes to see*

     

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    Wow, Rustylynn, really clever take! Remaking an iconic image is daunting, I'll see how I go, was going to think about taking it down a witty route but would never of nailed it like your idea!!
    Also, maybe by today's standards she not hawt, but that is why we are giving her a 21st Century makeover!

    Ok, heres a wip, basically my track was the dead boring track to take, I'm basically sticking with the same pose as the Botechelli, but just updating her to fit with our standards of what is generally considered beautiful in the mainstream media of today, ie skinny. (Despite the fact that the average female (and males!) aren't really thin, oh well!)
    Chow 17: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Anyways, clam to come! dadaduuh.
    Heres the Final
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelow
    Wassup MichealMotion, glad to see u here, nice Idea so far!

    Azrael-Posh is garbage, Hehe! Covers the computer before Aly comes to see*

    Thnx for teh welcome. Lotta great stuff in here. Wish I had dicovered this site earlier, but hey, never to late right?

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustylynn
    I always seem to sketch out an idea for chow but I never finish. Maybe this 5 minute doodle (on my new wacom that I have no idea how to use) and your encouragement will motivate me. i took "contemporary" as literally as I could. I hope to finish this WIP. Supposed to be shopper ascending from escalator with clam ad/poster in background. I went ahead and added the other characters.
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    I love this idea (seriously)!... I personally want you to finish it!!!...

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    Hmm... well, I thought I would give this one a stab, and started working with the first thing that came to mind after reading the topic.. but now after reviewing what's been posted, maybe I'm doing this wrong... the whole "contemporary" thing... I just don't know.
    Here's a close up (about 1/2)of the wip... should I keep going? or will this not make it to the voting round in the end?

    Edit: Here is the final. I still would like to refine this more, perhaps I will after Chow.
    Chow 17: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

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    wanna wish you blokes good luck!

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    mybutterflyiris... don't be dumb dude. I wish I had half the skills it took to do what you've done so far.

     

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    I'm going to call this a wip for now because I *may* colour it. No promises...just the thought of adding colour makes me nervous, but I might try it. Anyway...

    For the Christian male, their wife is the mother of their child, partner in the Walk, and Venus all wrapped up in one heckuva package.

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