By the way on the voting note, I personally found the C.O.W. way of voting a bit better because I get the feeling people don't really spend time looking at the individual pieces and vote by thumbnail only lately (whereas COW you have names and below in the thread the pieces themselves. Just a personal pref. though.
I voted for a few myself, but the one that stood out to me was Pinback, the linework and color is top notch, though I liked the full version vs. the cropped.
Exciting stuff. And Rashufachekblah, I know you seem confused as to your 3/4 cut, even with your gown the image does seem to be more... 2/3's maybe. Not quite 3/4. I think to be safe in the 3/4 rule you have to at least be able to imagine there are knees somewhere within the confines of the image. Under clothing or not. Sorry yours got cut!
Pinback - I was sad to see yours cropped off. I loved those horns. I really love your style of rendering too.
Matt or it is it Natt - I love this image, it's textured so well, seems very mixed media.
⇒ SKETCHBOOK ⇐
Seems to be some slight bitterness from some about this CHOW, which I think is unwarranted. I thought it was a fantastic turnout, many diverse and wondrous styles, and a buttload of professional AAA quality entries. Where are the pro's? Hell they're massacring me in the polls is where they are! But I didn't enter to win, I just wanted to look back on CHOW #200 knowing I was a part of this fine event!
And thanks to the Mods for your toil, bang-up job yo!
Reymus+Astro Aww shucks, thanks guys. I hadn't really finished my entry (pretty much my first attempt at painting with a tablet), I bit off more than I could chew as usual, and it was either submit a detail or post unfinished work. I plan on spending the next 6 months doing almost nothing but CHOW, EOW, and IDW though, so one day the prize will be mine! Mwahaha!
What do you mean by "out of naming?"
I'm going to hold off voting for a few days.
Since the omission was because of technical reasons, I wouldn't consider it unfair to make a one-time exception, include 51 entries, and add QueenGwenever's entry to the poll.
Thanks for the votes all!
Sak is killin it! Bravo! I liked everything about it except the presence of character. She IS the Queen of the Celts, so she shouldn't be so shy about it
Quinn - Sexy and dark
Dan - Cool mix of ideas
Pinback - Line work is tits
LeoListens - Love that char
Arthemis - I went apeshit for your first prelim with the pixel skirt.
Bangalore - Wonky shiznit ftw.
Otherwise you guys rock my ass and this business is nothin' but good times.
Quinn Simoes: I love the use of horns and the subtle way you've handled the dress. And the face. Quite Giger, but very unique at the same time. You've really captured that grim side of music.
Arthemis IX: The thumbnail of this doesn't really do it justice. Great concept, the colours you've used look like they could have been plucked right out of an old video game but aren't painful on the eyes.. it actually works well.
Wow this is crazy! There are SO many awesome entries this round, I don't know what some of you guys are talking about. I feel so honored to get so many votes! I just expected to try really hard and have a nice new portfolio piece in the end-and to learn, which I did!
I really really loved Sentinal's and Icemoon's entries. Something about the color and character design on both is really amazing and inspiring!
And what's with all the hate, guys? It's not at all about winning. You should be in this for fun and to better yourself through learning and interacting with others. 'Friendly' competition is healthy, but don't let it be otherwise
Sakuranym - I think your piece was gorgeous too, but like pixeltuner I didnt read the music part - I wish this time had been multiple votes!
sad to not see QueenGwenevere in the poll, was a favorite of mine and got my vote even if not in the poll!
i think its great round, many entries, great work all of you! i been stalking the wip thread everyday x)
i wish i had done something finished for this but just hadnt any good ideas or motivation :/
Icemoon and Lianti got my votes.
All the entrants were great but I just found that Icemoon's Diva really came thru as a music queen and Lianti's style is so very good as the regal monarch type. Very nice
"Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
Aww 200 chow! what a pitty, I didn't see this earlier. It will be difficult to improve the Jessi Bean's Queen, but I'm gonna take a look to those majesties ^^
orangus It's very cool, I just think it needs a little more of definition and lights.
Refschaufscheik Nice concept!
crimson_shape awesome, a little crazy but it rocks I think you just needed some more time.
Mykro haha, nice concept, I liked it.
artina well done, looks strong.
dannE-B very interesting concept
bendragon so pretty, and desing is great, i love the head over all. May be long body.
aimBiz Nice effort, great sketching work.
sakuranym You have a nice style and nice skills. Desing is cool but I think the string instrument should be more important.
Lodin Very nice skills, I want to hear that guitar lol
QueenGwenevere Awesome, she is more than a queen, she is almost a goddess I love the lights on trumpets and desing on "skirt". Wip is very nice too, thanks for sharing
Iviiat I like your work with shadows and composition. I just think her neck and hand are a little strange.
Belindi Nice work! The lance is cool and that textures rocks a lot. Nice desing btw.
Pixeltuner Nice skills.
LeoListens Cool! Hahaha a shoe-throne, great XD. And your style and color skills are very nice too, I love the bottom section with that green and purple.
Brandozer Gorguerous. I want those boots
vibhas virwani Interesting. He looks like a god of music.
Lianti gorguerous details.
Pinback Super detailed! 0.0 I think it works better like illustration than character design, but congrats for the great piece.
Dan I like it, specially the stave and legs outsfit.
Sorknes I like a lot her dress, nice effort on textures.
Sentinel Great skills, she looks so smooth and a little dangerous at same.
jpedro I like it. Long red hair and skulls rock forever
What a bunch of nice works ^^ It's allways great to see the chows.