Johann de Venecia / Conceptart / Characters / Fantasy / Photoshop
My entry (As Tenno because my login is broken)
Last edited by Tenno2; March 15th, 2010 at 05:59 PM.
IF THIS POST DOES NOT CONTAIN SKETCHES OR PAINTINGS - REPRIMAND ME!
This is my first post on Chow,but I've been an observer for some time. Here is my Anarchist.
I just realized that I didn't use the attachment editor. I'm quite angry at myself....I really wanted to participate. Sorry about that..... I fixed my post, but my entry was late because of my goof! Good looking stuff everyone!
Oh no, I´m too late...
I did my best to finish in time, but I didn´t make it. Too bad, but it was fun anyway...
Last edited by Katanasoul; March 15th, 2010 at 07:04 PM.
Some cuts today:
vertebra: No Wips, Named Incorrectly
zoukka: No wips
m0uS3r: No wips
Noah7: No wips, Named Incorrectly
Abrodos: Off Brief - I'm sorry, but this just doesn't really cut it. I'm having a hard time reading any sort of character design from this. Also, if you want to do a crab (though that was already pushing the brief) make sure you study crab anatomy.
zypherax: No wips
Overall, please please read the submission instructions. We have lots of new people every week, so please take the time to make sure you're submitting properly. I even posted a warning in the wips thread this week.
Last edited by Misho; March 16th, 2010 at 02:24 PM.
Dammit I finished mine but missed the deadline. I get confused with american time. Is the deadline anytime on the date you say, or does it have to be there before the date?
learn to read m0uS3r =)
Quick Check: Have You Submitted Your Chow Properly?
- is it named correctly? (ie, "CHOW#100_Oregano.jpg")
- has it been uploaded using the attachment editor?
- have you also uploaded or linked to your wips?
- have you followed the brief?
Thank you again to all you folks that keep this going every week! This is such a valuable resource for every one, at every level and hope that the rest of everyone gets the same enjoyment out of it wether they receive all the votes or none of them. Getting to see your work progress side by side with your peers leads to if nothing else, the ability to push and better yourself.
With that being said, there were some great concepts here, but in my mind the ones that captured the emotion of the subject as well as the personality required to make them believable are: Goocher, dwinbotp and my Favorite yoitisi! Grats to every one again!
my votes went to janjager,goocher and disa.
there were alot of cool designs,but those were the ones that really had the attitude and posing to convince me they'd agitate people.
ya maybe in the future he will learn to post that stuff a little more at the top and maybe bigger its not like i wanted not to see that
anyway i don't see why its absolutely necessary to have WIPs its not like i am gonna ask my mom to do the drawing for me
m0uS3r: Even if you think I'm wrong, responding rudely is definitely not the way to point it out. Had you behaved in a more gentleman-like manner, the following post may not have been so blunt. Respect given is respect earned.
The Wips requirement is posted every week in the top post. Every week I cut people who don't put their wips in the poll, and I specify why. Some weeks I let them in, but I always point out if they forgot them.
I also posted in the main thread to point out that people had forgotten the rule.
Wips are required because we've had problems with people submitting old work and paintovers in the past.
Rude behavior is not welcome here, so check the attitude or I'll block you from the Chow Forum.
zypherax: Even just a sketch is fine. If you post wips in the main forum anyway, all you need to do is link to them in your submission post.
AzureLure: It has to be there before the deadline, my time. If you are worried about the deadline, try to make sure that you've submitted a day early - you can always keep editing your post and update it with new versions if you do more work on it.
I am so stupid!!! I thought I could only cast one vote!!! Sorry!
I voted for Goocher, as he managed to interpret the concept perfectly and present it to the viewer in a very straightforward way.
Great job to all...and on to the next one.
I voted for:
Lots of good stuff on a technical aspect but I didn't vote cos I feel they didn't really portray what the brief was about.
That said I realise my entry wasn't exactly the clearest and most representative of the brief either.
on a side note can some one explain how tostart a sketchbook?
Great CHOW guys, I knew I wouldn't have time to complete this.
Yoitsi you're the only one I voted for, your drawing just stood out not just in comparison to the others who finished but compared to any other work I've seen from you. IMO you upgraded big time with your piece, I liked it from the very start. Congrats!
Veshkau: Great work, I liked your character a lot too. Your art is very recognizable by the forms which is a good and a bad thing and I think you should explore other designs perhaps. That being said this is also the first time I see you use color and I must say your usage of the skin tones was excellent. The main reason I didn't vote was because of the "shoes". They simply looked unstable to me and not like they'd be able to hold her up. I liked your male variant when you started your concepting too.
Goocher: Also awesome work, the legs of the character on top didn't quite work for me though, also I think you could've sharpened it up a bit more with some extra highlights. I feel stupid giving such critique because it's better than anything I can do. At the end Yoitsi's work simply stood out more that it warranted a single vote in this CHOW. Congrats on the awesome piece.
There was some really good stuff here- rather hard who to choose who to vote for. Though, when it comes to an instigator, an anarchist, and someone who is against all forms of government, I have a very fixed view on what/who that is. Yotisi came close- lovely rendering and really had the vibe of someone 'ra ra fight the power', but I didn't find a ton of things that set him apart. Goocher and Carnifax, also great choices- but they lacked the vibe I was looking for. My vote went to Ithoual- and his awesome robotic arm. It really was a close call though, guys. Cheers all around.
daestwen - i apologize for my behavior last night, i don't know why i reacted like this i don't like having a bad attitude but i could not believe i haven't seen the necessity of wips so i apologize for my overreaction
I second Psychotrope - many great renderings here but most of them missed the point and put emphasis on fancy design elements rather than rendering the characters personality and storytelling.
My votes go for:
Ithoual: I love the simplicity and the facial expression. Tons of personality here. The robotic arm is also a nice touch though it looks a bit too bright and smooth. It kinda competes with the main focus of the pic (the face)
Darklogik: I love the color scheme and the whole conspiratory look and storytelling. Some smaller flaws here-and there: The right hand looks weird, also the left arm looks a bit misplaced, but it's not so distracting. I love the overall mood of you pic.
Yoitsi: Great colors and gesture. Only crit: The bacground figures should have been even less rendered (or more blurry) 'cause in their current state they look a bit fake.
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