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EOW#52 Castle Chariot
Morgan LeFay's Castle—Made entirely of Food
“its two soft door-posts of custard,
Its dais of curds and butter,
Beds of glorious lard,
Many shields of thin pressed cheese.”
...It rose from its lake of milk in a mystic light of its own--in a greasy, buttery glow. It was the fairy aspect of Castle Chariot...
From T.H. White's The Once and Future King
I will except any medium.
Due April 26
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Last edited by chaosrocks; April 25th, 2007 at 08:07 PM.
chaos, I think you are a huge psychedelic literature consumer! Hehehe, this is not the first time you present a topic with whacky content. A castle made of food... hmmm, maybe a castle for mice?
my homepage: http://www.trickstertoys.com
guilty as charged..
But T.H. WHite's "Once and Future King" is hardly Psychadelic Literature.
Aaaww c'monOriginally Posted by Moai
The once and future king is one of my favourite books (I actually read my fathers paperback copy literally in half ).On the other hand, this very fragment used to be one of my least favourite...
Then I checked google and in the 2nd link I found the whole scene was broken down to its 'basics'; I really wonder whether White intentionally wrote it to mean all the things in the explanation, I'm afraid he even might have )
Anyway, it made me appreciate the scene a bit more so I might give it a try.
Let's just get sketching
Hey guys. I thought Id start this one by sharing an inspirational collage I sourced from Masters like N.C. Wyeth and Craig Mullins, while also throwing in some very new artists like Jason Steele.
edit: now that I've done a collage, Ive started the thumbnail stage:
the castle across the water
Last edited by Hunger_Artist; April 26th, 2007 at 11:25 PM.
Last edited by the umbrella man; April 23rd, 2007 at 01:02 AM.
Here is finished thing - im quite happy about the fact that i managed to kinda finish it on photoshop (an absolute first for me). Any comments or crits welcome!.... really want to improve. Thanks
Last edited by nuru; April 24th, 2007 at 01:00 PM.
I like the style
hunger_artist and nuru, those are awesome sketches! Gonna be watching this with excitement. I had plans on joining in on this eow as well but Im not sure time permits... rock on fellas!
umbrella: for a castle its rather un-castle-ish. maybe add some towers etc?
one day i made the very scary decision to clean under my bed, but i could never had imagened that just under a mere four year, time span a bowl of mashed potato would have grown into a comunity, apparently there are some tiny micro organisms sculpting the mash to protect a fork!! i have no idea why, but its nice to look at, the whole thing is situated in what i can only hope is gravy but i cant be to sure^^
ok it wasent originally cartoon styled but after 2hours trying to render and difine a mashed potato castle in photoshop somthing snapped and it ended up like this, but befor you totally discredit me as an artist have a gander at my sketch book im actually quite proad of some of the work in there ^^
Last edited by AtlasIves; April 22nd, 2007 at 04:41 PM.
nuru that's pretty cool. would be neat how you approach that with colors. maybe a graphic style would work well but who knows
hunger aritst once again, great atmosphere
Thanks for comments yanimator and theo - am currently working on the colours with watercolour (am a complete PS noob)- am hoping the finished piece will look alot softer and more sensitive than the sketch...who knows though - i'm pretty hit and miss with colour at the best of times
casstle chariot is the name of the castle owned and inhabited by Morgan Le Fay
she is a greedy and selfindulgent fairy
I fxed this image or maybe I made it worse, was really bored with it so, yeah, done with it now
Last edited by Drazen10; April 27th, 2007 at 03:09 AM.
I am coming with something chaos, its just a hard theme to concept off of.
thtas the trouble with grabbing descriptions from actuall literature
they are both very specific and insufficiently descriptive.
chaos, i'll have something for this round but mine will have a slight backstory to it. just couldn't get myself to paint a castle made from food stacked on top of each other.
nuru, that looks awesome. watercolor medium came out nicely and goes together with the style of lineart you did.
shaoshao, you just gave me the biggest dessert craving with that. i had to go out for a cake after seeing that.
A decomposing castle made entirely from food maintained by the village people all working together in an effort to constantly supply fresh food. The village surrounding this massive structure can be thought of as a giant kitchen, with some of it's buildings made entirely of cast iron acting as an oversized oven to bake goods. Ironically, the immense heat generated by these buildings causes the food to prematurely go bad, making it a constant race to replace.
*edit: made some last minute changes to the pic
Last edited by yanimator; April 26th, 2007 at 11:49 PM.
yanimator love the concept of the castle being surrounded by a giant kitchen - and the atmosphere in your image n thx for comment
shaoshao definately gives you pink, sugary cake cravings
Drazen10 i dont see why you hate this image so much - but i suppose, when youre that sick of working on something the best option is to leave it..
Last edited by robmorfin; April 27th, 2007 at 10:43 AM.
I wanted to do a sculpture for the machinae one, but didn't have the time.
John Morrell Manteca Lard
Thin sliced cheddar
Reese's peanut butter cups
Pillsbury classic white frosting
Pillsbury coconut pecan frosting
Betty Crocker Decorating gel (blue)
wow arttorney now thats some original thinking , you thinking wey out side the box nice work
I started out on this one a bit ambitious, but real life caught up in a kinda nasty way so halfway inking I sort of lost the peace of mind to go on properly. Some errors have crept in but I think I'm able to pull it right with coloring (if I find the time to do that ). Not too sure about how the composition worked out though.
Edit: Chaos, for now this is my final, I realized too late I have no time to color it. If you decide it isn't finished enough to make it to the poll I'll have peace with it .
My idea was to draw the Wart and Kay setting off on their rescue mission, and rather than work out the castle in detail I wanted to create an atmosphere that matched the book as I remember it. The style is losely based on some Art Nouveou pieces (especially the work of Rebecca Guay), I thought this style would fit with the idea I had for this EOW. I plan to color it using markers, since I'm not really at home with watercolor yet.
Last edited by yoitisi; April 27th, 2007 at 11:22 AM.