View Poll Results: Pick a ahorse. A death one!

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  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse atanderson

    3 3.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse dragonsnail

    10 10.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse Penumbra

    30 30.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse monstertree

    0 0%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse bumskee

    50 50.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse Tommoy

    2 2.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse rodrigo

    9 9.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse MarcoMazzoni

    2 2.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse nuru

    1 1.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse Scotwith1t

    0 0%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse Vorace

    0 0%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse deftonys

    2 2.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse wagon

    2 2.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse Spitch

    2 2.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse masque

    0 0%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse hjj

    0 0%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse illustrange

    0 0%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse Antne

    5 5.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse muchitsujo

    0 0%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse GorgothofSuburbia

    3 3.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse foofoo

    2 2.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse tomgarden

    0 0%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse dragon4lunch

    13 13.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse edujante

    1 1.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse bluefooted

    11 11.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse xgabo

    3 3.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse MATTHEW_CAMPBELL

    3 3.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse GrendelGrack

    1 1.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse Adi

    5 5.00%
  • CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse propishus

    3 3.00%
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    CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse

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    Death's Horse


    Last battle was a tie - two great winners yet.. i get to choose the topic.
    I'm in a super hurry - i hope to be able to make the poll for the last topic in about 12 hours. Until then... please enjoy the new topic.
    It should be pretty open. Go wild.

    Topic elements:

    1 = Horse or.. derivated
    2 = Death rides on it - or... you ride it when you die.. or.. something alike.
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    Now concept!!

    Make sure your picture contains these - you will receive 3 VOTES for each topic covered.
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    BE PROFESSIONAL - only finished and good quality entries will be taken to the poll. The host will make the selection.



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    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.
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    ROUND COMMENTS:

    I'm still really bussy - next weekend i might be totally unavailable. The next one remains open until i gae the time to do it.
    I have no time to comment on the entries not taken to the pol - it would mean a lot to me if some of you woul dtake the time to comment on the entries.
    We are rough here - but we are helpfull right ?
    yayca - thank you so much for the understanding.
    see ya
    (i will get to the states sometimes next week - really limited time in SF but maybe we can hang out one evening. by the end of the month i'll be in paris too - let me know if some of you are around).


    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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    Final entry

    Description:
    Despite modern tales and stories,
    The Reaper is a simple messenger,
    merely a voice for the netherworld.
    His carrier, The Arbiter, he will decide
    your fate, for he bears the blade.

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    I have never participated in a CHOW before, time to change that. I'm in! Though I'm scared shitless before all the amazing talent here...

    My sketch:
    CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse

    WIP:

    CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse

    Next step:

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    Everything in place! Now I just need to define things until my eyes bleed...

    CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse

    Realised that the lightning is too much of a focus stealer and played around with the layer options until I was happy. Plus, added more colors... monochrome is good, but I think it needed a bit of spicing up!

    CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse

    Final version!

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    Death’s Steed

    There is found, in some obscure manuscripts and ancient writings, mention of Death’s Steed. What these stories describe cannot be defined as a mount in the usual sense. The “Steed” is commonly placed in the company of the Harbinger of Death or the Grim Reaper, if you will. Traditionally speaking and in the most widespread tales the Steed is thought to bear only the depraved and the foul. In more ancient tomes the “Steed” takes on a darker and more enigmatic demeanor. In every pre-Christian reference (and at least one biblical reference) the steed is called “The Sifter” though it must be noted that in more than three instances it has also been titled the “Dog of the King in Yellow” and also the “Childe of Stillborn Sorrows”. Even the tales that place the entity with the figure of Death have led to some debate over its purpose and relationship. Take, for instance, its appearance in Dante’s Inferno( this is actually unverifiable as this particular portion of the text has been lost over the years):

    In this scene the character of Death seems hesitant to summon the Steed:

    Dante’ A.- Must we walk this night through? Have you no mount?

    Death- Would you have me rise up Ol’ Sifter? Nay, I would not! There are none so evil in this Hell that they should ride upon his terrible form or even glance upon his wrongful skins!

    The Sifter is referenced in only two other verifiable texts, the nature of which I am bound by non-disclosure and cannot speak directly of, but they amount to a Sumerian passage that refers to the Sifter by name then adds the phrase “mate of the black goat” and the last and oldest occurrence in a section of Hebrew work that states:
    “The Thrones of God do not fear him, but they weep in his presence. Not for themselves but for mankind.”

    An interesting side note: In 1922 a self professed psychic named Harry Tyler Edmund claimed to have channeled a spirit that spoke of the Sifter saying:
    “He dwelleth in the fading whispers of the dreaming city”
    Mr. Edmund then proceeded to attempt a drawing depicting the vision which he had seen while in the psychic trance. A year later, after having suffered declining health at odds with the treatments of local physicians, Edmund expired. He left only a small handwritten note that stated:

    “Destroy it and that which houses it! Oh God it has risen through mine own sight!”

    Mr. Edmund's image appears to be an "in progress" work but his housekeeper claimed that there was also a painting, though it has yet to be found. There is land record of a crate discovered under his residence when it was demolished in 1924.It was placed in storage for his surviving relatives but was never claimed. Documents confirm that it is still present in the county wharehouse. Perhaps a more thurough examination of the artifact will yield results.
    CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse

    Still in progress, but lightened a bit so you can see some detail.

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    and more progress...

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    Another update...

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    This is the final piece,now bearing a depraved soul, thanks everyone for looking and commenting.

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    I've started on this...sooooo, i guess that means I'm in. Consider this a placeholder
    Here's my wip, don't know if the details can be made out because photobucket resizes images above 800x600
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    Wow, my time was taken up by work this week and subsequently my CHow came out shitter than usual, not up the standard I would have liked painting-wise as well as backgroundless. I guess I'll enter it anyway *sigh*
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    so it's a HORSE? ermm ok...never done a horse before..

    Here's me, it's the death with name tags on the head thingies.

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    cool stuff penumbra, looking forward to seeing it finished!

    here's my crap...
    my idea was that the horse is a vessel for transporting the souls, which are bound to it and fused inside for the journey, though in their state of unrest they try to escape the flesh of their carrier.





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    below is the original done in pencil, gouache and ink
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    heya all

    thought id join in the fun

    Tommoy i like how the face is lookin, cool skull design
    Penumbra an awesome design and a really nice sketch
    DragonSnail your rendering is looking sweet
    Joey-b i like the studded blindfold.. kinky
    monstertree cool scythe design and the horse has a nice stance.

    I haven’t drawn a horse before… so I had a look at some pics n had a quick go at painting a standard looking horse. Will do a different one for the final entry.

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    Here's my preliminary sketch.

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    Place holder. Couldn't resist - a topic about a HORSE?? I am so in.

    By the by...what are the rules about collaborating with another artist? For example, I can't paint worth dickens, but my pal can. So is it okay if I draw it and she paints it? If that's a disqualifier, can I still post it anyway? I don't care if it goes to vote - in fact, if collaborating is a no-no, PLEASE do not take mine (ours) to the polls. I'd rather not ruffle anyones feathers.

    ***UPDATE***

    All right, my WIP. Hopefully Skrunchey can do painter magic with my scribble.

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    **Second Update**

    Skrunchey's started her painter magic. We'd both welcome crits as we go along...

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    CHOW #69 - VOTING - Death's Horse

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    No time for full color this time, but I somehow doubt it would make much difference. The amount of high quality entries this week is staggering. You guys tore it up!

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    final thing...

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    Description
    There is a bare and barren land which bridges life and death. There, tattered mists twine around broken trees, and the souls of the newly dead toil, bent and wandering over the lifeless earth. Their trudging pilgrimage is drawn - like a magnet, to one place - a vast, creaking carousel in the middle of this deserted land. The carousel is tortuously constructed, and infinitely huge. Ranks and ranks of horses, built from bone, wood and tattered cloth, spit and snarl from their rotting posts.
    Legend has it that this incongruous carousel was built by a god, half demented with grief after the death of his mortal child, in the darkness before the morning of the world. The carousel turns endlessly, creaking and splintering under its own, ancient weight. It acts as a gateway to another place. The horses of wood and bone bear the wretched souls of the dead away.

    ATAnderson - thanks for comments and help really like your different take on the subject - he's pretty scary...

    Bumskee - love your entry - its so inspiring but simultaneously completely demoralizing for an amateur like me...bah

    rodrigo - really like the idea of the souls being trapped inside the horse, and your expressive composition

    dragonsnail - looks so professional and dramatic. Glad you took bluefooted's advice re: the 'tattered-ness'

    teigrob - really like that subtle painting
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