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    CHOW #64 Guest Host:Cakeypigdog. Topic:THE BLACK QUEEN

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    ROUND #64


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    CHOW #64 Guest Host:Cakeypigdog. Topic:THE BLACK QUEEN
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    DEADLINE
    SUNDAY, MARCH 25th
    The way the deadline works: if deadline is on a Sunday and your image is posted on that Sunday 23:59 your local time it's a good entry.
    In fact - as long there is Sunday somewhere on the planet your entry is ok. I will make the poll sometimes Monday afternoon my time (GMT +2) yet i'll have a look at the last entries.

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    THE BLACK QUEEN
    Quote Originally Posted by cakeypigdog
    Hey there mr Oblio

    I am sick as pig and off work today: nice pick me up to find I have just won my first chow!! (by the skin of my teeth no less!)

    My topic choice is as follows:
    Cheers,
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    THE BLACK QUEEN

    The year is 2025. The Black Queen is the figure-head of the British- Japanese empire known as the GBNR.

    The GBNR are one of 3 super-states at constant warfare with each other. It is the hundredth year since the forming of these states. Our queen is a divine leader as well as a military commander.

    Her appearance should bring together Victorian and traditional Japanese aesthetics but also take into account the 100 years that have passed since the joining of these two cultures.

    Now... concept!

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    1 = divine leader
    2 = military commander
    3 = victorian&japanese mix 100 years later.

    Make sure your picture contains these - you will receive 3 VOTES for each topic covered.
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    Please try to save your progress - maybe a nice tutorial is comming out.
    BE PROFESSIONAL - only finished and good quality entries will be taken to the poll. The host will make the selection.


    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


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    Thats a cool concept, might have to rip myself from schoolstuff for this!

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    I'm way in. I'm thinking some kind of stripped-down cyberpunk variant of those princesses with the shaved eyebrows you always see in Kurosawa movies ( that always kind of squicks me out).

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    hmm interesting challenge.. very interesting combinatoin of fashions also.. - JAG

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    I'm in. Probably.

     

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    Think I might be as well... been a long time away...

    Edit: First rough... She's going to have a lot of art nouveau detailing mixed in with the Japanese stuff. Lots of tightening up to do yet, mainly on the the legs, which look a bit poo... It's a bit rude at the moment, but I shall alter her costume to cover her modesty as befitting a queen. Girls with swords huh? There's a step outside the comfort zone...

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    A bit of colour, to get a mood... I feel I'm missing the Victorian element a bit too much at the moment...

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    Final pic. I'd love to work on this further and if I get a chance I will, but time is against me for now. Crits and advice very welcome! Some amazing entries this round, and I really look forward to peoples finals! Edit: Altered the face abit more... and gave her a cleavage!

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    Worship me with fire and blood; worship me with swords and with spears. Let the woman be girt with a sword before me: let blood flow to my name. Trample down the Heathen; be upon them, o warrior, I will give you of their flesh to eat!

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    Nice topic!
    But what does GBNR stand for? Great Britain Nippon Republic xP

     

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    ha, scrawny white sketchbook ring is taking over the topics! and i love, amazing topic yet again mate!

     

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    PC's fixed now - I'm in!

    edit: final

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    Last edited by Tenno; March 25th, 2007 at 05:54 PM.
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    I'm in! Sounds neat!

    Thumbnail time! Just a couple ideas. I like the one on the right more. The asymmetry is neat. I ultimately want to make the outfit to look like it is REALLY uncomfortable to wear. I started thinking about Victorian and Geisha outfits and how painful they seem. Anyways, crits are welcome and encouraged.

    UPDATE: Added rough pencils. Much better ideas coming through here but now I have a bit more Japanese and want a little more Victorian. OH, and yeah, the proportions are off. :-P Starting on the final pencils soon.

    CHOW #64 Guest Host:Cakeypigdog. Topic:THE BLACK QUEENCHOW #64 Guest Host:Cakeypigdog. Topic:THE BLACK QUEEN

    NOW...WITH SOME COLOR! Unfortunately, this is as far as I am going to be able to go at the moment. I will finish this up later this week but I have some other things I need to take care of. So I would love some comments on it, especially the color. It has been a long while since I have used colored pencils and I like them but I think I may need to learn to paint digitally, the work some of you guys are doing in the computer is blowing my mind!
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    jaokim: ha ha! that is exactly what it stands for!
    mrgrumble: tee hee hee!

     

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    Good evening everyone, I'm new here,and I'm in, two of my favorite era's combined, sweet. I was going to post for eow this week, but didnt start my pic till this last sunday, rushed, and i didn't like it, so didn't post.

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    Here are some thumbnails, i think i like the one all the way to left the best
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...umbschow64.png
    Update
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...blackqueen.png

    Finished:
    CHOW #64 Guest Host:Cakeypigdog. Topic:THE BLACK QUEEN
    open to any comments

    Last edited by Howie; March 21st, 2007 at 05:08 PM.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wadey
    I'm in. Probably.
    Ackkk! Work's picking up. I think I'm knocked out before even starting...

     

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    Hmm, I would have figured on a more "feminine" figure, but you could go with a burly Eastern-European type. The one on the very left and the very right are clearly the best, keep developing!

     

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    Oh, what a swell topic! I might just have to finish my EOW early and join in! Yay for whom ever came up with the topic!

     

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    Oooh! All I can say is, Oohh! Such a neat idea. I'm not promising anything, but I'd like to give it a try this week.

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    so if its 2025, and the GBNR has been around 100 years, does that mean we are taking a hypothetical situation that britain and japan got together before 1925 and then extrapolating that 100 years? or did you mean 2125?

     

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    Count Me In!

    I love the idea so much, it's pulled me into the store! I've been watching for so long, but this gets my juices flowing! Here's a WIP ...

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    I like the topic and never make it on the first page so im gunna try right here right now

     

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    WOowie I am in. DId some sketching but I think this oens complicated , and thats why I am loving it.so we can use references right ? for the victorian costumes and all.hmm the fact that 100 years the cultures have merged makes this one even mroe intriguing. BEst of luck everyone.

     

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    Here's what I've got so far. I've combined a furisode gown with a Victorian-style high-necked collar ( something to make it nearly impossible to tilt her head down), and threw on some braided epaulets for a more martial feel. Much like Rogzilla, I want this outfit to be excruciating to wear and have it show. I know the ox horn hairstyle is more Chinese, but it reminds me a little of Queen Victoria, so I think it stays. I'm looking forward to inserting a whole bunch of military background. I'm looking to make this look like a propaganda poster.

    Thoughts? Crits?

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    Update: OK, then. I've started sketching the underdrawing. I'm wondering if I've bitten off more than I can chew with the phalanx of soldiers in the background, but given my overall satisfaction with the project so far, I consider it a challenge instead of a problem. Still, it's kind of making me want to splash out for a nice shiny tablet and take a stab at digital painting ( until they start making poster paints with an UNDO function).

    Update again: Started painting. Flag and sky done in watercolor. I think I'll want to go back in and do it again in poster paint; I don't like the look of the paper texture complicating the image. Other than that, I like where this is going. Great job everyone!

    OK. All done.



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    Sweet concept Cakeypigdog! Also Gtgauvin cool start, digin the flag! I'll see if I can pull my finger out and scrap together something!

     

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    Thanks Matias. You don't think the flag concept is too obvious?

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    Definitely count me in on this one! I've been watching CHOW and COW for awhile... was kind of afraid to try. Tried last week, but couldn't quite get my head around the bear thingy. So anyway... I've already got some rough sketches going and ideas popping around in my head for this one Should be a fun one. Mine so far is more a direct blending of both cultures together. And I was also wondering... Cyberpunk is allowed right?
    That seems to be my speciality ;D

     

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    Form: yes, consider it an alternate earth where japan and britain united 100 years ago.
    gtauvin: love the attitude you have achieved in the head/ neck area!
    Malakai SinClair: yes mate cyberpunk is fine if that is your inclination.

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    For some reason I keep seeing peony embroidered fluffy dresses... can't stop the visions!

    I'm down.

    Edit: dudu dudu du carack that wip

    Updated with some paint still a little more... juuuust a little

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    Love the concept!! I'm in. Hope I can devote enough time to make it worthy of the idea.

    Gtgauvin > The face is great! Maybe you could add a few millitary elements like armor to make her also a leader in war ?

     

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    Great concept!

    I don't think I'm gonna do a real entry though because I doubt I'd be able to get a certain fashion show from last season out of my head :o

    http://www.style.com/fashionshows/co...te/thumb/CDIOR
    http://www.style.com/slideshows/fash...WAY/00160m.jpg

    (don't click if you don't wanna be irreversibly inspired lol)

     

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