Congrats to Evil_Sloth and Sketcheth for winning challenge #25 with a tie! Good job, guys.
And special thanks to Narmo for covering for me while I was away to deal with a death in the family. Much appreciated.
Anyone ages 13-19 may submit an entry at any time before the deadline. Please host your image on a remote image-hosting site instead of uploading it to the CA server. This makes it much easier to transfer it to the poll thread.
The Topic: Character: The Ogre Slayer
Less vague than the preovious topic, as requested. The ogre slayer is a character who has gained a reputation for saving terrorized towns by hunting and exterminating the large, violent, disruptive creatures known as ogres. The design is open to interpretation, but keep it original (no decapitated Shreks, please )
The Deadline: Wednesday, April 11 at midnight PST
The land of thermapolina has always been haunted by the dreadful stench of ogres, evil and rotting creatures that dwell in the mountains. Every now and then the local villages were plundered by the savage creatures, being robbed from their young ones as the ogres feed on children. One day, the wise king Aeraklies decided to put an end to this madness. A massive army was assembled, and they attacked the ogres at their homeground, deep within the peaks of horror. The environment was playing on the ogres side, and became their advantage. The cold and exhausted men got lost, and were killed one by one by the overwhelming ogres. Yet, Aeraklies would not admit defeat. Again and again, he marched armies from all around the corners of his empire. Like pigs for the slaughter, they were chopped down by the retaliating enemy.
Then the king got a crazed idea. So bizarre that h almost got thrown out of his own throne by the bewildered people. he planned to breed his very own ogre, and train it in perfection to kill his own kind. For there were no stronger creature than a larger ogre. A scout group were mustered, and quickly sent up into the mountains to steal young ogres. Despite grave losses by the kingdoms scout group, they managed to catch but one ogre cub. Deep within the hollows, the king chosed to breed his forthcoming Ogre Slayer. 20 years went past, before the king finally returned from the dark dungeouns. Nobody knew how he did it, but following him out of the tunnel was a massive ogre, trained by the king himself to hunt down and exterminate his own specie. Even though the creature was brainwashed to follow human orders, and kill ogres, it's natural instincts occured frequently. Therefore, dicipline was outmost important. His sly skin reveal several scars, indicating the rough treatment he recieves if he "misbehave".
During the first year, people were more afraid of it, than being willing to be rescued. But now when over 50 years has passed, and the old king Aeraklies is dead. People salute him as a saviour and hero, as he passed by town after town, cleansing the nearby hills and mountains for ogres.
Last edited by Wolfbane; April 9th, 2007 at 02:05 PM.
Hi, i've wanted to join in on one of these for a while
update: some polish
awsome entries everyone
sketcheth: i dont want to reply in my sketchbook without having some work to post first (although i appreciate all the coments ), but you mentioned you think im fifteen, im actually 18 (19 in a few weeks) sorry if there was any confushion.
Last edited by myalias; March 30th, 2007 at 10:15 PM.
Sorry to hear about your loss. Cool topic. Doing an original one will be the challenge. I'm in for this. I'm terribly down because I dropped out of the last one. Lame. Can't wait to see what ya'll cook up!
First post, first Conceptart.org challenge.. This seems to be a fun place to begin, an interesting topic for my first victory! >: P And I believe that any topic makes a good challenge, because it's really what YOU, as the artist can do with it to make it interesting and unique?
Good luck everyone. E:
Doesn't the cliche-ness of the topic make it more challenging? I think it does. It's a theme that everyone and their mother has seen before, it'll be awesome seeing all the reinterpretations of it, trying to make it more new and original.
Whoohoo. I'm in.
Hey, thought i would give this challenge a shot, I was just wondering how far we can depart from the brief as i would like to do a sort of misunderstood ogre rather than just a normal clobber the ogre scene.
Looks like this is going to be the challenge that seperates the men from the boys...
And, with this topic, the boys shall be pretty damn victorious.
Oh well. I can't take this topic even remotely seriously, so here's some unfinished silliness. I don't know how much time I have for this and how much more ogreslayerness my head can take, but I want to post it anyway. Stupid puns, yarr!
(One of them being that the poses and stuff have been borrowed from this painting.)
Vot, Mihail Medvedev,
Our Emperor’s beloved beheader,
Executor Supreme, a showman - extraordinaire!
Even little Sven here met his axe,
A hero he is, our magnificent Misha!
Last edited by dmitri; March 30th, 2007 at 05:15 PM.
evil sloth: thats wicked dude, but i think it would be more dynamic and reealy cool if he had his arm raised above him aiming his spear at the ogres chest about to skewer that big green bastard lol but it is a realy great painting even the background is great
Alright, obligatory irate girl post: her boobs do not make sense. 1) They are ridiculously impossibly huge. 2) If the character is in profile, the current breasts you have drawn mean that her left boob is significantly larger that her right. 3) Breasts don't start lined up directly under the armpit - they start in front of the armpit. 4) She's a warrior type, right, so she would have probably bound her breats down, because bouncing boobs are a pain in the fucking ass. 's why people wear sports bra.
I don't mean to sound like alksdjalkdjal. Just you know. Gotta represent. Cheers!