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Sewer Mermaid King/Queen
out of suggestion thread - thx. gethsemane
Beneath city streets, among waste and giant long-forgotten alligators, there are mermaids. They may not be the pretty little fish-women of myth -they are urban, begrimed and toughened and adapted to survive in the harsh environment beneath the city- but they are mermaids nonetheless. This is their king/queen.
1 = mermaid
2 = urban
3 = king/queen
Make sure your picture contains these - you will receive 3 VOTES for each topic covered.
(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
Mermaids are more popular then shemales... or textmans... or... wait.. the feeeeeaaaaries. This is very dissapointing for me .. as half-vampire. Mermaids and our vampiric kind never were in peace. But i'm a good guy - you guys know that.
Enough blahblah - seems that no sleep for more then 2 nights in a row makes me talk funny.
as a reminder for the new guys - this activity is aiming for a professional approach. ( i know i don;t sound serious.. but after some sleep i'll be back being the bastard)
wips were not taken to the poll. sketches are not cool.
NEW PEOPLE HAVE JOINED - Thank you for choosing CHOW. Amazing tallent got on the ride this week. Welcome.. and keep posting.
I have decided to take to the poll each 1st submission to CHOW.
Also.. the people with the 1st post on CA - lose your artistic virginity on CHOW... first love.. is always the best.
DON'T FORGET YOUR PRIZE! THE WINNER OF THIS ROUND WILL SELECT THE TOPIC OF THE NEXT ONE!
And will assist me in selecting the entries for the poll. In one week we'll have a new client.Vote him now
Congratulations! As winner of the round, Trevor has prepared the topic for this week. Now you're on his domain.
This is his winning piece!
Last edited by Oblio; November 27th, 2006 at 09:58 AM.
<gurgling respirator sounds come from up ahead>
<Rubber talon hands grasp you tightly as you hear what could only be a drowning voice>
Come before me “Landman”
Gaze upon all that was once beautiful both above and below the seas…See me for what I am now… see what has become of my children.
<sick yellow light streams down from the grates above>
For it is your world that ruins ours… you that pollutes the very life that we lead, your wastes, your garbage, your chemicals…
Just as you have now started to refine water…bottle a safe version for ingestion…so to must we purify the filth that you have left us…so that we may even take a breath.
<a pause and a gurgling>
No longer do you feed upon the fish that we both shared… now only cancerous schools can be found leaving my children to starve.
Low “Landman”… what shall we do with you now… send you back with a message, or make a message out of your arid hide…perhaps we shall see how long you can stay under our muck of an existence.
Ok I jumped on this one because I've been doodling mer-people lately. So, a quick sketch before I go to work... I'm glad I got a start on it though, maybe I'll actually finish it argh!
Will prolly add more props to make her more "urban" - funny the entire time I was doing this I couldn't stop thinking about the sewer mutants on Futurama hehe.
(edit) - made her more of a "queen bee" of sorts - just a quick sketch, the pink things are supposed to be large egg sack things.
C & C appreciated. Can't wait to see these...
Looks like fun....here's a WIP, hope I get time to finish it!...just got Sketchbook Pro 2.....WOW!...AWESOME for workin up roughs..!( Hey, I'm still new to all this, I'm allowed to get impressed!)....so much software, so little time....!
here you are my first WIP in my first CA battle hope you like it
Have added some more texture to the image...have worked on the body a little more as Chuck suggested..
Some amazing work on here...I bow to you all...
my hat is officially in the ring
i needed a break from the contract work im doing soooooooo
here is a wip about 2 hours in hope you like it
update 1:40am 11-18- 06
FINAL 11 53 pm sunday!
he lives in the irrigation system below the hanging gardens of babylon guarding the secret treasure of his race
the last of his kind, the king
Well im guna have to get in on this one. Im diggin the topic and loven what you guys got so far.
Trev fucking wicked as usual.
Fellah the upper part is looking good but he is looken a bit constipated.
Member of Team Insect Battle X-Tream !
The Waffle house sketch book.
My WIP, I thought, urban, hip, hip-hop, diva...
Okay, it's updated and I'm thinking, wow, this looks like crap...that's what I get for taking meds and trying to draw. /sigh
2nd Update: A little less sucky...but still...
3rd Update: Okay, getting there, not as mad at myself now.
thar she blows:
trevor and Wafflehouseninja - most promising WIPs so far.
mrgrumble - awesome pencil work!
For my own pic I wanted the mermaid to be situated in stumbling darkness with a single, intense light source.
The rendering and anatomy is a bit off and the head looks somewhat daft, but I've been pressed for time lately, so this is what I ended up with (not really satisfied with this one).
Here's what I got....
and here's the sketch.
- My Artwork! -
Not as impressive as the king but she compensates with cruelty towards anyone who dares to disturb the merfolk waters.
"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."
posting a quick doodle - i wish i had the time to do a proper one.
cool entries so far. vances - i'm curious to see what will you pick
edit - update.
Salaryman - set a trend with that tail eh? mine is not yet queen nor mermaid (i went a bit for the squid tail but... inittialy i wanted an abbandoned doll - i might still go for that... yet.. time.. )
Here's my WIP so far, don't think Ill have time to finish it all 'till the deadline. I just don't have any time. But I'll try my best to get it closest to finished...
Great work so far guys, especially Trev and Fellah, good work Simon
~ Charlie ~
Here's the finished piece, barely had some spare time for it....but it's FINALLY finished(-ish)
Damn you guys have some nice ones
Trev - you meanie, why don't you share your talent with us(or at least with me)
Simon - congrats for your kid's birthday, and the pic looks awesome, crazy-awesome
~ Charlie ~
Last edited by Oblio; November 20th, 2006 at 08:41 AM.
my first entry in this comp. Here is the rough plan, kind of a redesign
of the original mermaid concept ie with a tail.
my latest wip. Its coming together slowly. Friday 17th Nov
Vanvalen - great colors really fishy and magical
mrgrumble - something on another level altogether you should try the daily sketch forum as well.
Migsta - great render, really damp looking, I like the hint of breasts and female organs. I think
the legs let the piece down however compared to some of the others in context with the topic.
The lights on the thighs are a very good idea.
Ok so here's my WIP. I'm not sure if I'll have time to finish it but I'll try.
Hes a devourer-god-king that must be appeased more than served. I initially wanted to put a fat fertility-goddess of a queen at his side but I know I wont finish it with that many figures.
Edit: Had a crazy busy weekend so I didn't get to finish but here is a new WIP
thought I would have a quick stab at this one, some great entries so far!
( I Don´t know what the hell is wrong with photobucket, but it just won´t let me show this pics...it keeps turning them into URL .)
Edit: ( Ah, there it is.. )
UPDATE: heres my final. Darn it, im having trouble showing a good res size. Photobucket seems to be downgrading my jpgs for some reason.
Hey all, heres my WIP and the drawing i started with.
Gonna urban it up tomorrow before I leave for the weekend .
Looking brilliant guys!
Edit- That's gonna have to be done for me . Looks great everybody!
----- Chris McInerney -----
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"I remember that on hot days, she smelled like Bacon."
ok had to stop here ..guess this will be final:
trevor: very cool!
mrgrumble: i like that design
had another thought on this subject... its not valid tho because you cant see enough of him... just a wip here.
Will appreciate critique anywhere, anytime .
Awesome entries here! Thought I'd give it a go...