View Poll Results: Vote for the best Venus!

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  • Beelow

    6 3.77%
  • Azrael

    0 0%
  • MichaelMotion

    3 1.89%
  • Commander Obvious

    0 0%
  • rustylynn

    2 1.26%
  • matias

    0 0%
  • mybutterflyiris

    31 19.50%
  • trevor

    3 1.89%
  • Poshspice

    19 11.95%
  • Chuck,mate.

    16 10.06%
  • masque

    27 16.98%
  • Toshi666

    14 8.81%
  • Carnifex

    0 0%
  • Tyranx

    4 2.52%
  • W!L

    0 0%
  • Brand_X

    0 0%
  • darkos

    4 2.52%
  • Djehuti

    21 13.21%
  • depleteD

    7 4.40%
  • VampireHungerStrike

    2 1.26%
  • LadyHydralisk

    0 0%
  • hamb6960

    0 0%
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    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    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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    In making your vote, please consider not only technical skill, but also which piece best matches the description.
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    Beelow
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Azrael
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    MichaelMotion
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Commander Obvious
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    rustylynn
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    matias
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    mybutterflyiris
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    trevor
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Poshspice
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Chuck,mate.
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    masque
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    Toshi666
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Carnifex
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Tyranx
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    W!L
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Brand_X
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    darkos
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    Djehuti
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    depleteD
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited

    VampireHungerStrike
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    LadyHydralisk
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    hamb6960
    Chow 17 - VOTING: Venus On The Half Shell, Revisited


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    i hope it's ok the way i set it up...just referred to Oregano's poll threads before...i think it's ok not to take the concepts? Because i do it in COW but didnt see it in the past ChOWs....i am not watching this activity so i tried to base on the last 2-3 threads...

    I didn't take the entries which stated they were wips...

    Hope it's ok...

    There will be a short break until Saturday 25th February, then ChOW will continue within the campaign...meaning there will be a topic which is linked to the other weekly activities....one week after this ChOW will continue as usual...i think we will find a new mod for this obviously popular baby

    Have fun!

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    argh,close tie between poshspice and toshi666,but in the end i went for posh's afterall. the sexyness is just...
    well,and toshi,i liked the sketch much better. the colours in the final version distract too much from the brilliant lines and am i right that you changed her face?
    other favs:
    mybutterflyiris -beautiful execution.
    rustylynn -very cool concept.
    trevor -but more because of the squid.
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    Tough choice..

    I'd say this goes between butterflyiris, and Djehuti, which brings out the beauty of the female sex, and the ugly side of human nature. All the entries were commendable, everyone.

    butter - Earthly light colors, I can feel melted stone and cream swirling around in her stomach - which is kind of puffy around the vagina area. I don't know if you meant for her to be pregnant. The face is the best here. A blend of masculine & feminine, black and white - opposites like that.

    Djehuti - That's powerful. You didn't hesitate to stray off the given topic and hit it even harder.. I'm voting for you.

    Both of you guys, Keep doing you.
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    I just wanted to step in and say

    rustylynn - seriously the coolest and most clever idea I've ever seen. Is that your idea? High fives, if so! It doesn't follow the actual character description too well, but I just wanted to give my complements.

    Poshspice and masque - also very cool concepts. I think they fit the contemporary description really well, and I love the ideas you came up with to fit the shell into the art. Very brilliant!

    Really cool entries all around. Sorry I missed another great ChOW!

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    nice one Toshi

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    Masque got my vote. Nice render mate and refreshing take on the subject.

    Rustylyn:: I agree with Magicgoo. Great idea!

    Chuck,mate:: I like the concept.

    Toshi666:: Great job on the background, sea and shell. The only qualm I have is the lighting(i'm no expert either) is a bit off. If the sun is behind her like the lighting indicates, then she would be almost a siloutte.

    Tyranx:: Great job with the skin tones.



    I suppose mine could have used more contrast and bit more detail with the cloth and the hair color is a bit off. I wanted to keep the general colors and scene the same, much because I believe that is what made the original such an icon. I chose the pose because I believe it displays modern sensuality without being too revealing. Judging by the current trend, it seems I missed the mark yet again. Well, live and learn and proggression is inevitable. Maybe next round.

    If anyone copuld spare the time, crits are definitely welcome. Everyoine of these is a learning experience.

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    magicgoo, Azrael.... thanks, I'm flattered. The idea just sprang from a quick exercise in association with the words ascension, contemporary, and so forth. It's an exercise a fellow cartoonist shared with me when I first started doing political cartoons. It was a revelation, but kind of disappointing when I found out all those clever analogous references to things outside of politics weren't the result of some supernatural genius.

    I'm partial to masque's and vampirehungerstrike's.

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    argh, tough one, rustylynn's is a greaty idea but it looks like it needed a little more work invested to cinch it. I really dig chuck,mate's, Djehuti's and VampireHungerStrike's but I think they're a too off topic to get the vote, so I'm gonna go for masque's becasue it hit all the points in the desc and was really well rendered. Hats off to all who submitted, your skills are certianly kicking my ass.

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    I voted for Poshspice. I don't like that I keep voting for the same person, but he keeps surprising me!

    I do have some big kudos to give to others though.

    Masque: Great idea and great execution. It was hard choosing between you and Posh.

    Djehuti and VampireHungerStrike: I like the subject matter you've tackled. Although Djehuti's piece is much better in its execution, I really like the optimism in VampireHungerStrike's. And VHS definitely wins the cleverest use of the shell medal.



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    I voted for Chuck he really held onto the feel of the original but came up with a neat new idea. It's damned cute, too.

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    Interesting to see what everyones interpritation of class was. Seeing so many nudes made me feel like a creepo and I had to sneak my vote in while my wife was watching desperate house wives. Pathetic.
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    You could have asked her to pose.

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    rusty.....posh...rusty....posh

    rusty -I think you have the best concept here but not too crazy about the execution...

    Posh gets my vote for execution and concept...

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    Voted for mybutterflyiris: Great style and pose!

    Toshi666:close finish. Lovely render

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    as far as good art goes i went with poshpice, but since this is concept art, i went with Djehuti- that frikin rocks
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    Chuck,mate gets my vote! - for originality and execution!
    Runners up: Djehuti, masque, matias.

    Good job guys!
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    thanks jakk.

    i didn`t vote this time.
    though there were alot of gorgeous girls here, non was really a "revision of Botticelli's Venus", but merely just another girl pin-up.
    some ideas were in the right direction but somehow didn`t evolve to a well executed well thought-out concepts.

    then again - this is only MY opinion and it`s as good as any other`s.

    really awesome round guys.
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    yeah agree with chuck mate ( love love love your entry by the way ias that painter? or ps?, but not to thebrief being a little girl ).. but then this was a tough subject...

    not sure about the iraq themed ones.. interestign but doesnt quite do it for me.. just my opinion.

    depleted is amazing art but not close to the brief at all i find...

    for me it was a toss up between posh spice, beelow and masque.. but masque got my vote being closer to the brief as i inturpreted it and the best executed piece.

    well done all!

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    Azrael: Very pretty.

    Matias: Liked your Venus very much but with her legs angled the way they are, she seems about to fall over on her side.

    mybutterflyiris: Beautiful painting. At first glance, I wasn’t sure if your Venus was floating above the base of the shell or if she was standing on the side of it. I take it she’s floating because of the vertical positioning of her feet...but I do find it ambiguous enough to be distracting.

    Masque - Gorgeous and beautifully rendered. You got my vote.
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    It's interesting to see how the topic was interpreted. My vote goes to Djehuti because it is nicely rendered, moody, and thought provoking.

    Thanks for the comments!

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    Posh Spice and Djehuti are a close tie for me...

    but in the end, Djehuti got my vote. But I still like Posh's. VampieHungerStrike you definitely deserve props for best concept, though the execution could have been better.
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    ooh hard to vote. my favs were mybutterflyiris, Chuck,mate. and Djehuti

    chuck won for me because it's amazing, and haunting...and i could look at it for a long time. gooood job

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    Some nice works. I voted for mybutterflyiris.

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    Hope I can vote or I just did a bad thing. mybutterflyiris for the textures, pose, and the so closeness to the brief.

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    mybutterflyiris did it for me, since it seemed the closest to the brief of class, elegence, beauty, strength with a touch of the erotic. I liked poshspice and masque interpretations as well, but to me they didn't suggest 'class' so much .

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    I vote for Masque. I would have gone for mybutterflyiris, but to me it feels too much like a composite of Bouguereau's Aurora and Evening Mood.

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    I voted for Djehuti becuase it was a wonderful modern interpretation of Venus. The only down side I have with his piece is that there isn't a shell in the picture.

    Masque was 2nd.

    Oh and I loved Trevors piece, but I didn't feel it was contemporary enough. It feels to much like fantasy to me and it could be from any era.
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    I think I will vote for, chuck mate, I am going 4 orignality! Really tough theme for me without trying to make it to trashy and was trying to limit my color pallet. Really great for me though to experiment! with colors, All were nice, Micheal Motion, posh, Masque, Toshi, DepleteD, were my favs.

    rustylynn, was really on to something though, thoughtful and creative!

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