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    EOW #44: Xanadu

    Topic: Coleridge's Xanadu
    Due date: Saturday February 3rd

    In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
    A stately pleasure-dome decree:
    Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
    Through caverns measureless to man
    Down to a sunless sea.

    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
    the rest of the poem

    http://www.ilovepoetry.com/viewpoem.asp?id=10238


    Coleridge was totally high on opium when he wrote this
    now

    CONCEPT
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    entry must include
    1. a stately pleasure dome
    2. alph the sacred river
    3. a sunless sea

    small clarification Xanadu is a place name
    kthx now go draw

    Last edited by chaosrocks; January 27th, 2007 at 06:36 PM.
    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

    Sketch book

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...ight=chaos%27s
     

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    ok, I'm gonna give this a shot. I need to work on my environments.

     

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    practicing environments, I'll be the first to kick this off...



     

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    thanks you.....

    very nice
    chaos

    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

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    A terrifyingly loaded poem. I'll do it!

    Sketch

    Work in progress:



    Last edited by Corrick; February 1st, 2007 at 02:01 AM.
     

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    Thumbs up

    Love the poem. This sounds a like fun challenge, I'm up for it.

    Final Image



    I tried putting in a lantern in the foreground but it was too distracting and i couldn't get it to look right.
    Corrick I love your concept, It really looks like a sacred river.

    Kicek Great sweeping shapes and colours.

    Last edited by Larkin2; February 2nd, 2007 at 12:55 PM.
     

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    ok guys, this is the wip of my current piccie, thx for the awesome crit dragon, everything u said was spot on. ill give you guys feedback on your entrys as soon as i find the time.
    mainloop, hehe.. i guess i missed the briefing
    corrick, dude ur pic is coming along reeaaly nice man. cant wait to see the finished version.




    Last edited by Kicek; February 1st, 2007 at 12:27 PM.
     

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    Unhappy I wanna enter!

    I have done a picture of Xanadu and would really love to submit it to your scrutiny. However I am too thick to work out how I can send it. Could you tell me how?

     

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    Click on "Post Reply", then (if you're linking to an image already on the web) click on the little mountain-against-yellow-sky icon, paste the URL of the image, and hit OK. If you're uploading an image, click the little attachment icon. "Preview Post will give you a look at what it'll resemble once you post it. Now you can click "Submit Reply".

    Can't wait to see it!

     

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    The three pieces posted so far are promising - I think they all can be taken to a level where each one of them would be great pieces! Corrick - your sketch looks sweet - make it a winner!

     

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    Hungry Sparrow, you probably won't be able to find the "attachment manager" button in this thread. Therefore, get an account with an image hosting service such as photobucket or image shack. When you have uploaded your image there, you will probably find a field displaying image tags (like IMG something or other). Copy that field and paste it into your post and the image should show up. This is another way to solve your problem in case the URL approach doesn't seem to work for some reason.

     

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    Yes, for the comm. activities, no attachments, but in general, you can. Thanks for the catch, arttorney.

    Last edited by Corrick; January 31st, 2007 at 10:04 AM.
     

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    Its really hard to make polls if the images aren't outside hosted...thus the attachment manager doesn't work in here....

    now post them Pleasure domes!

    chaos

    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

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    "Yes, for the comm. activities, no attachments, but in general, you can. Thanks for the catch, arttorney."

    No problem. Didn't want anybody to get crazy looking for something that wasn't there.

     

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    *chuckle*... I wonder, after the confusion, if he'll submit anything. I'm just all sorts of curious now.

    Larkin2 - Thanks! *beams* Rather surprising too, since I've never even seen a sacred river.
    Dragon - Danke. Err... I'll give it a shot. Hope the update does it justice.

    Truly great stuff from everyone thus far... Kicek, I think I accidentally fell in love with your brush strokes. This could be awkward.

    Last edited by Corrick; January 31st, 2007 at 10:41 PM.
     

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    really nice so far, kicek, i like yours though i dont see a dome or hint of a river or the sea it leads to.. corrick's is a good perspective on it, though lacking in surface 'yumminess'

     

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    Whoa, hold the presses! I just got up and checked what's new... Corrick that is delicious! Mmmman! That scrumptious cone of light coming through the dome and the subtle bloom on the chinese lion statues! Yummmy in my tummy!

    Kicek I don't know if you composition is all that hot right now. Just about half the images space is background and the other element is foreground. There is no real middleground and the image looks very static. Lack of diagonals - which can be fine - it's not like every image has to be dynamic! But ask yourself if the image right now would be worth puttin 20 further hours into it? Best is probably to make a bunch of thumbnail sketches until you find something golden or platinum

    Hope that makes sense.

    Larkin: That is a strong composition! Like what you're doing with the darkness in the fg and the lovely yellow warm light in the bg. Now it's up to you to make it happen! Make sure to give us something to hint at in the fg (some cold light and some detail) and of course the dome needs to have detail and highlights!

     

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    My little attempt- still trying to learn Painter. Seems like Corrick's won this one right off the bat- awesome work!

     

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    stab #2...



     

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    You're all giving up too soon. There are good entries, to be sure, but there are also two remaining days.

    But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
    Down a green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
    A savage place! as holy and enchanted
    As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
    By woman wailing for her demon lover!
    And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
    As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing,
    A mighty fountain momently was forced,
    Amid whose swift half-intermitted burst
    Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail,
    Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail

     

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    I don't know about the "giving up" part, but still, well spoken. Yes indeed, there are two more days. It's nice to see so many entries this early on, and so many good ones at that, but the final finish remains to be seen. And don't forget there's even more to the poem! I'm still wondering where the caverns of ice are going to pop up.

    Devilmonkey - Don't speak too soon. It's early yet, but thank you just the same.
    Dragon4lunch - Thank you. Always did love the lighting part. To the detriment of the rest of the work, sometimes.
    Mainloop - Yeah, no yumminess, contrary to Dragon, I agree. Still getting the hang of painterly-ness.
    Kicek - I'm still fiddling, all the way to madness. Thanks! I'm still in love with your brush strokes. And the fact that you're making us all look like a pack of slackers (save for Devilmonkey) with not two but three outstanding versions. Nicely done.
    Arttorney - You have two days left...

     

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    Yeah! I have something kind of moody in mind but my drawing class was tonight, I want to enter IDW, and there's a hockey game tomorrow night. I'm probably going to have to go without doing productive day job stuff until the middle of Saturday at least.

    Weave a circle round him thrice,
    And close your eyes with holy dread,
    For he on honeydew hath fed,
    And drunk the milk of Paradise.

     

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    Hi, I'm new here!
    Does the 75tone COW happen every week, or are there diferent contests each week?

     

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    Different each week

     

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    there are all different each....more-or-less week. 3 ch ends to run 2 weeks
    I intend to close this one at the end of Saturday... mn in Hawaii

    To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.

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    Nice poem...

    Edit: Thanks Arttorney

    Last edited by guillemhp; February 3rd, 2007 at 04:06 AM.
     

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    Guillem HP: Your border label says Chow 44 when this is actually EOW44.

     

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    Great entries!! Only had time for a quick one this morning.....



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    LOL, all I can think of is Citizen Kane "Here in Xanadu..."

     

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