Character of the Week #276
Design a Changeling character
DEADLINE: SUNDAY 5th FEB 9PM GMT+1 (8PM GMT)
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The Fairy world grows weary of having to hide in the shadows and are plotting their revenge on the humans for casting them out of the waking world millennia ago. However, they are weak and know that a full out war will likely mean the end of their kind, so have crafted a plan to even the odds.
The Fairies have been stealing human babies left unattended by their parents and replacing them with their own offspring. Whilst the fairy children may look like their human counterparts, they are dark, ill tempered and ill mannered. In some cases, when they are old enough, some Changelings have even murdered their human ‘parents’ in fits of rage and malice.
Adult changelings are dark and sadistic, with no compassion for anyone or anything other than their own kind. They strive for positions with power and wealth, however they avoid jobs with conflict or with a high risk of them being killed such as in the army, police force or underground gangs.
Changelings differ from humans only slightly with differences including pointed tongues, sickly pale skin, sharper teeth and tapered ears. When caught on film or in a reflection, their eyes are completely black and soulless. Changeling's also have hollow bones making them much lighter than humans. Some even have the ability to defy gravity, although unlike Fairies they cannot fly as they lack the wings.
Your task this week is to design a Changeling character. It can be at any stage in their life so baby, child, teen or adult - however they must have all the features of the changeling. This challenge is all about showing personality; these Changelings are dark, sadistic and malicious creatures and this needs to come across in their posture, expression and gesture as well as style, attire and pallete.
You have ONE WEEK so have fun and Good Luck!
HELPFUL LINKS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changeling
- Can be Male OR Female
- Can be any age
- Can be any style or genre
- Can be set in any time; When is the Fairy War taking place? Crusades/Victorian/WW2/Swinging 60's/Modern Day/Distant Future?
- Characters must have the following (if visible): Pointed ears, tongue and teeth, sallow/sickly pale skin, black eyes
In addition to the brief, if you do not follow these rules, you will not be included in the poll.
- Files must be named: CHoW#276_Username
(Files with any other names such as final.jpg or even chow276final.jpg will not be accepted)
- Finals must be posted in the finals thread BEFORE the deadline
- Final post must include the CHoW number and the artists username at the bottom of the image
- At least 3/4 of the focus character must be visible
- Final images must be accompanied with a basic character sheet in a separate image
Character sheets should at the very least show a sketch of the front and back of the character and a couple of early thumbnails/silhouettes.
- Follow the brief!