CHOW #46 - VOTING - Halloween Self

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  1. #1
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    CHOW #46 - VOTING - Halloween Self

    Choose your CHOWracter!

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    HALLOWEEN SELF PORTRAIT
    !

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    Topic elements:

    1 = Full Body Self Portrait
    2 = Halloween

    Make sure your picture contains these - you will receive 3 VOTES for each topic covered.
    3 extra votes will be offered for the description.




    POLL RULES
    (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.
    DON'T VOTE FOR YOURSELF


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    ROUND COMMENTS:

    SO bussy!
    Thank you all for joining -
    I have included everyone in the poll this time due to time constrains here.
    At a glance.. more then half would not make it to the poll and since i don't have the time to give the feedback and to reply ... i made a huge poll
    Hopefully i will get back and comment by the end of the week but it's hard to tell now.
    I also had soeme issues with buskee entry... but i guess it's the same with everyone. If peopel who know Min can see him in that pic.. then we're all cool ...


    NEW PEOPLE HAVE JOINED - Thank you all for choosing CHOW.
    sorry for speling errs and all - time is a biatch.

    Oblio


    WINNER: Trevor adds another one!

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    Three years ago on Halloween I had an appointment with an Oncologist that I had been referred to. Neo, from the matrix, checked me in at the front desk, a French maid took my blood pressure, and as we watched a class of kindergarteners march by outside in costumes, the doctor advised me that I better start chemo if I wanted a greater than 50% chance of surviving my skin cancer. It should have been a bizarre joke, but it wasn't. The next year, a co-worker of mine had the same disease, same doctor and same treatment... and a much less happy ending: http://overcode.yak.net/3

    So sometimes I think that ripping my skin off might not be a bad idea.



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    FINAL

    So this is me as a demon/devil that is being redeemed; being pulled back up to heaven.

    Looks like I made it in time. Great entries everyone.


    Trick or treat...

    "All your base are belong to us!"
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  5. I take dibs on the octopus suit: Cthulu-me!



    Cthulu-vlieg
    From another dimension the Cthulu vlieg enters our world to hunt us in our darkest moments.

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    Wasp Happy Halloween!





    Happy Hallloween guys and gals! Don't rot all your teeth out.

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    <-Drop-Shadow Infiltrator->

    The Waffle house sketch book.

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    Alright gents, coming here to post this WIP sketch to also clarify something:



    Here's a rough design sketch for my character. Now, the basis of it is very Cenobitesque in nature, so I'm wondering, does that consitute as creature? I mean, my character is going to be somewhat dapper, and a bit more clothed than I imagine some of the other entries (I'm only assuming), so am I good to go with this?

    Updated WIP:



    ...
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    I'm in, this should be good, I'll start posting WIP's tonight.

    First WIP, didn't want to bite on super's idea of the whole underwater monster creature, but the Merman was my favorite when I was a kid.



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    I don't know if I understood the rules right, but here's my first draft at the topic.



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    I'm not really in the mood to do a full blown rendered pic in ps, so I'll try to do something different.
    Feel free to crit and comment.
    EDIT: latest wip


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  11. This is my idea sketch. I'll try to finish it.



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  12. #11
    First thing that came to mind.



    I think the most amusing part is that if I dressed up as a box monster people would know it's me.
    I'm known for wearing absurd costumes to themed events... Things that I threw together in 5 minutes. It's a very effective ice-breaker.

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  13. #12
    my first idea: me as matador impaled by a taurus

    not sure if i want to make it look like a cheap taurus costume or a real taurus ...ill sketch something up soon



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  14. #13
    Finished!!
    I Know,you will be thinking that i am soooo ugly,and....you are right!!!That thing is very similar to me,hahaha.I always wanted to be a walking pumpkin-head during halloween!!
    I havent got more time to spend with it,so,this is the final version.


    Last edited by Oblio; October 30th, 2006 at 08:34 AM.
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    Eh. I'll try my hand at this. Here's a sketch:


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    I figured it'd be best to start with a portrait first, but I already started adding some horns.

    -WIP-


    I tried my best to make it looks like me.. well me plus horns and fangs. Oh yea, and I made my motorcycle look a bit cooler than it really is lol.

    -Final-


    -Description-
    -Every halloween, the spirits of dead biker's
    take over the bodies of anyone on a motorcycle
    for one more ride down the Devil's Road.

    "Biker Born,
    Biker Bred,
    When I Die,
    I'll be Biker Dead"-

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    the spice, the worms...is there a connection?
    FINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    every halloween i like to rock out to the devils of noise and
    badassness. sometimes my drummer likes to solo all hardcore for like 12 minutes
    and then a big face screams tough-ass mantastic lyrics
    is that a good enough description? i hope so
    im not good at em

    and a detail





    RAAAAAAAAAAAWK!

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    cognition, i'm amazed with your economy... thats such a well drawn image, yet its quite simple.
    camara, i cant wait to see how it turns out, you obviously have a flare for character design, so much personality in your WIP

    ___WIP update2



    tim- i fully support tutoriatarianism!
    trevor- amazing composition! there isnt anywhere in the picture that my eyes dont want to be.

    thanks alot guys for all the advice with the lineart, i've decided to try flattening it to my color layer and painting with it. I accept the lineart with an open heart now. as per Chuck's observation that line in a color that blends with your palette is easier to incorporate than black outline, i changed the color. but everyones suggestions have been super helpful

    kian- badass angle man, classic spookyness

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    Mhhh did this little wip don;t think i can finish it haha alot of work anyway here it is

    it's me with a mask on only did the face maybe do the body

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    Trevor, that is absolutely incredible. Truly the bass from hell.

    Here's mine. I ditched the grotesque self portrait route in favor of something more fitting my personality: a crocodinomantis.
    WIP:


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    Here is my Chow. A fat male nude. LOL! I always wanted to be this for halloween, jk!

    Final:


    Fat male nudist ready to go trick or treating!

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    Here's my entry...might post a description later...


    Final:



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    Wolvie

    Ok, when I was little I was obsessed with werewovles. Totally loved em and still do. I have no idea why tho. But it's defo my ideal Halloween image.



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    Here's a WIP. The general premise is that I'm pealing out of my skin because I'm a melanoma survivor. Maybe it'll make a good candy sack.



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    ahhhh not enough time to revise a new idea so i'll go with the old.
    this is me as some creepy tranny pre-op fairy bastard


    smells like macaroni :electric:
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  26. #25
    Halloween has to be about fairies... :o with a huge lollipop...
    well we don't have halloween in australia so... my humble scribble.



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  27. #26

    Smile Me-in-the-box

    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum...just wanted to do this challenge cuz the idea is so brilliant

    Kinda rushed this one cuz i have 2 final exams coming up tomorrow...but i thought the idea of me as a Jack-in-the-Box for Halloween is pretty sweet (sorry if the fact that I'm in a box breaks the "3/4 of body must be shown rule "

    Description:

    "The Creature was glowing eerily in a shade of crimson. As it slowly loomed in from the darkness, Bob and Jill realised to their horror, not only was the Trick O’ Treating creature a giant sized Jack-in-the-Box…it was also ………………*insert suspenseful drum roll*…..
    ……..
    .........
    …………......Made in China."



    PS: I'm not trying to be racist or anything with the description, I'm from China and I'm just basically lamenting the fact that I never really got to Trick O' Treat when I was young ....I'm saying "Happy Halloween" btw if anyone is interested

    PPS: Is it alright if I have a white border? Just wanted to have some contrast

    Anyways...any critique would be greatly appreciated...it was real fun doing this challenge and I'll be sure to do many more in the future....right after I get these pesky exams out of the way...everyone have a fun Halloween!

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  28. Under the light of the moon i awake to find myself unhindered by inhibition as a mystical source of energy erupts inside of me, and i release my inner Sexy Beast!
    A demonic shell of my less sexy former self....thoez hoez wont know what hit em this halloween...


    edit damn, it seems once again ive made an image thats too big and u cant make out the words when its mini sized. just in case anyone is interested in the humor here


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    SO pretty.... mmmmmmm.....

    Happy Hall-O-Weenies kids!

    Colin, accidentally, ate a bad sugar daddy, thinking that this innocent looking candy might have aphrodisiac properties. Unfortunately, the only growth that Colin experienced was that of several small spikes protruding from his head. He keeps reaching out to those who love him, yet, mysteriously, they all turn and run in terror. Perhaps Colin's green speedo is sending the wrong message, or maybe it's his skin's purple hue that seems to leave rashes on those he touches. Oh well... Next year, Colin will bother to dress up for Halloween.

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    darkling CHOW#46 Halloween self-portrait



    ...This is me, out on a less than successful 'Halloween Hunter Gatherer' mission... looks as though the kiddy winks will be gonig hungry again....as usual I'm eating most of it as I go!....But heh its hungry work....!!!!

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    Some nice stuff in here...
    Here's mine:


    My Sketchbook

    My current areas of interest: Linework, Composition, Visual Library
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