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August 8th, 2006 #1
CHOW#37 - VOTING - Thief - Human/Animal mix.
Thief - Human/Animal mix
The father of our subject... was a famous thief. He spent a fortune to turn his prodigy into.. what we are dealing today - probably to take his legacy even further - to create the best thief ever. Without a mother and firends... we believe that it is trained in every area that can affect his "job".
We need its image... please help.
1 = human
2 = animal
3 = thief
Make sure your picture contains these - you will receive 4 VOTES for each topic covered.
3 extra votes will be offered for the description.
VOTES: ***X - means you have all the topic elements and the story. the rest you figure it out. i will add the votes at the end.. if they make a difference (i would do it now but.. no time)
(for the new people)
NOT ALL ENTRIES ARE TAKEN TO THE POLL.
(the selection is based on technical quality criteria)
ENTRIES NOT POLLED WILL RECEIVE C&C
(i really try to do this every time)
IT IS A DIFFICULT PROCESS - MISTAKES CAN BE MADE
I am trying to set this as a professional demand. I act as the client...
Oblio is always looking for feedback - If Oblio is wrong - tell him so.
I will give my C&C for the rejected ones and i will announce the topic later.
The votes will be added if the battle is close.
Last edited by Oblio; September 5th, 2006 at 11:18 AM.
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From the diary of Lady Corvus
"August 21st, 1913
I was horrified! I was woken by a cold wind. I noticed my balcony doors were open. As my vision started to adapt to the darkness, I could see an outline of a creature hunched over my dresser table. At first I thought it might be the ghost of my husband who had passed away. My hearts stopped when I saw the outline of a birds head where it's face ought to be. My senses could not face this abomination and I screamed my lunges out. Startled by my scream the strange beast ran to the door. It had the walk of a human. Yet I could hear it's feathers rustle as it dove from my balcony, flying away into the night. After I calmed down I lighted a candle. My precious jewelry boxes were opened, and I was missing my most valued pearl necklace. The strange being wasn't a monster out to take my life. It was but a mere thief!"
August 8th, 2006 #3
Created by the famous thief. His "daughter" is obviously trained in every area of thievery. Withouth a doubt she's here to surpass her fathers name and every other thief on earth.
Eiko, a human being crossed with a cat. She has cat-like-abilities a normal human can never achieve. Stealth, speed, jumppower, eyes which enables her to see in the dark and the fastest hand movements you have never seen before. She possesses all. The most terrifying fact is that she's only 17 years old. We don't know what her limitations will be when she's grown up.
She's suspected to always wear some kind of hat and a white sleeve at her
back to hide her cat ears and tail. Most people who have seen her running only remember 3 white sleeves. It's like the wind is coming by.
She's hard to chase because of her movement speed, high jumping ability and ability to turn sharp corners without reducing speed. (like in the picture)
Another ability her father didn't had was...
The ability to distract males, she's a women...
August 8th, 2006 #4
Oh yes I am making sure to make an entry this round... ok here is my real entry I tried to think of an animal that would make a good thief but wasn't done yet. Here it is.
Odo Oswald Oakenthral;
Odo's childhood was much like any other normal childhood. He spent his early years playing with his father games of hide and go seek guards and robbers and how to pick the lock to his crib. As the years went past the games became more and more serious, and these games became training. For Odo Owswald oakenthral was the only son of the master thief known as the Gray Shadow. Odo's father marveled at his son's abilities of guile and soon he became so good that he finally retired and let Odo take the role of master thief.
August 9th, 2006 #5
Kerchi, a k'ang ga foo, was born in to a family of thieves and has known the art of thievery since he could walk. His padded shoes, small size (4 feet 8 inches), and many tools help him get in and out of any operation. Normally Kerchi heists diamond museums, but the occational gold ruby studded ballard can tickle his fancy.
August 9th, 2006 #6
did a complete 180 with my idea. Story coming in a bit. Damn, there's some fabulous entries here.
Who'd ever guess that mild mannered, cross-eyed Arthus McKinley was really the city's most notorious thief: the Chameleon.
His father spent a small fortune (though nothing compared to the collection Arthur's amassed over the years) creating the perfect hybrid of man and animal. With the ability to blend into the background, hang upside down with the use of his tail, and a sticky tongue for grabbing goodies Arthur is an unparalleled thief.
August 9th, 2006 #7
I saw a squid show on DiscoveryHD last week and have wanted to draw something with Cephalopods ever since.
Here's my drawing. I hope to have it fully painted before the deadline but I might not make it.
And here's the final:
As shipping routes were first being established in the eastern Mediterranean, a timid aquatic civilization was being displaced by the growing traffic and trade. In a hopeless attempt to preserve their secluded way of life, these Cephalopodic humanoids conducted raids on port markets. The Octopus men were perfectly adapted for thievery with skin that could morph color and texture to blend in with all the rich patterns of the bazaar and a tentacle for every tasty morsel. Regrettably, as much as they stole and sabotaged, it was not enough to stem the surging tide of commerce.
August 9th, 2006 #8
I finished up, and it's before midnight somewhere in the Pacific, so I think I'm good. Some of the lemur was from ref. The background still needs work, but that's all for tonight.
Beware the lemur footpads when travelling among the great cities of the Raining Isles. Fleet of claw and able to bound great distances, they can ambush from any angle. Be especially careful if you are wearing flashy jewelry or shining mail, for they are known to covet all reflective objects.
August 9th, 2006 #9
Bob Kane took his inspiration for batman from a more tangible source than he would have people believe. At a young age his family home was broken into through the skylight by a diminuitive, cowled stranger. Bob was the only person to actually see the creature, being unable to sleep because of the storm outside. He caught a glimpse of a snout-like face and huge twitching ears before the thief dove through a third story window, arms full of jewellery.
August 9th, 2006 #10
Arn Beng'el was outlawed a heretic and a thief, in most towns of his time. His legacy did not truly grow into legend until after his death, when his first home was raided and revealed directions to a second home where some of the greatest treasures and mysteries in known history were hidden. Diagrams for the sacred pyramids of Kosst, and over two dozen peasant outfits were found under his bed. Among his greatest fortunes was the crystic ruby necklace that Armahn had bundled up in a pouch which draped across his belly.
August 9th, 2006 #11
I shot this polaroid in NYC and sold it to the National Enquirer for 30,000 bucks. Later, Weekly World News tried to offer more, but it was too late. I had heard of this thief... this vultureman thing that the cops couldn't ever catch. Everybody was talking about it, but no one could prove they had seen it. Then voila, on my last night there, I look out my hotel window and there he was trying to wedge himself up between two buildings. Only in New York City....
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´Tis will be the first time I put a piece of mine in this here CHOW here. It´s always full of great art here (and this round seems to promise to stick to that tradition) so I´m a bit nervous about it actually.
Oh well, here goes.
The hybrid: The body of a small ape and two extra limbs in the form of tentacles with human hands. His body is designed for quickness, agility and stealth while the tentacles and hands are perfect for pickpocketing.
The story: After a long life Bilîmet was old and tired. He came to a point where he realised that he would no longer be able to go on as the famous thief who evaded capture again and again. But he was not ready to give up on crime and spent a couple of years and a hefty sum of money hiring the best alchemist he could find (paying some of them in money he had actually stolen from them during the years) to create a partner in crime for himself. His work was a success with the birth of Loco, the little primate with tentacles and human hands. After training the creature in the art of pickpocketing and catburglaring Bilîmet took Loco with him from town to town. First Bilîmet would entertain his audience as a streetperforming magician under the name of The amazing Mustardo while Loco swiftly robbed the crowds clean of anything valuable they were carrying and after that they would loot as many houses as they could manage under the cover of nightfall before setting off for the next place.
August 10th, 2006 #13
Fred thats just fruiting awesome...
Just as i was about to get excited about my WIP, you have to post somthing of such quality.. its a shame
so here my humble WIP: mix racoon/human, story will come later
EDIT: Heres the final
"In the midst of the night i suddenly ran into 'it'... This must have been the creature everybody was talking of. Weeks ago a scientist suddenly dissapeared, and so his did his experiments and knowledge of mutations.
The police has organised a battue, but with no results. In the meantime towns and cities all over Great Britain have faced several thieveries. The objects stolen however make no sense: barbed wire, uranium, cyanide, corn flakes a cute little rabbit and lots of other things.
People all over the world, but especially in Great Britain are terrified and asking themselves: What if he and his creatures are building a weapon to destroy the world? And what if we can no longer eat corn flakes? And where the fruit is my rabbit!?
All i know is that as soon as i tried to get my gun an astonashing blow hit my head, and ever since have i saw this creature again..."
Last edited by Lewis; August 14th, 2006 at 12:57 PM.