Character of the Week #282
Create a design for a Dragon AND it's Rider
DEADLINE: SUNDAY 1st APRIL 9PM GMT
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In the old days, when magic was still strong, and creatures of myth roamed the world freely, there was a tribe of warriors who were raised alongside mighty dragons. The birth of one of these warriors would trigger a dragon egg to hatch, and the two would be bonded for the rest of their existence.
The bonded pair share the same lifeforce, which allows the human to share the dragons immortality, however if one of them is killed, then both of them die.
Warriors forge special armour out of the skin, teeth and claws their dragons shed, and because each dragon is different, each warrior's armour and weapon is completely unique to them.
We would like you to design a warrior and their dragon. Because they are immortal, you can create a design for any era and in any style
- Can be any gender
- Can be any style or genre
- Must be both Dragon and Warrior
- The Warrior's attire must match their dragon
- The dragon must reflect the warrior's age (eg a child warrior will have a child dragon, and an adult warrior will have a full grown dragon large enough to ride)
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#282_Username (Files with any other names such as final.jpg or even chow282final.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!
Last edited by Eofn; March 25th, 2012 at 07:07 PM.
Wow. this topic is epic.
Let me throw some praise you mods way for continually coming up with inspiring topics.
I haven't gotten to participate as much as I wished, but your posts always tickle the muse.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all
science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who
can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
NICE! I think I'll try to do this one.
Just finished the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini. Almost identical premise to the brief.
This sounds awesome! I never know if I will have the time to finish these things but I defo will be sketching it up
Last edited by Ian Barker; March 25th, 2012 at 09:12 PM.
Any excuse to design a dragon is a good excuse for me!!!
And as for character sheets, one or both are needed? Just to be clear...
Woah, it's a good thing someone pointed out the extra sheets. Didn't know about that, guess it's been a while since I've done a CHoW. I like that it's a rule though!
whoooahh i have a drawing i made with the exact same topic and almost same story, hehe, it will be nice to make a new one for this chow, it will make me try a different aproach of my earliest drawing hehe
Quick question Eofn: I actually want to do fullyfledged turn-around for the character this week just to have some more production art for my portfolio. I take it that it won't be necessary to add another sheet in sketch form? Just to be sure
These are the first things that went trough my mind when I read the topic:
I'm in for this one for sure.
A creative artist works on his next composition because he is not satisfied with his previous one. When he loses a critical attitude toward his own work, he ceases to be an artist. - Dmitri Shostakovich
You and me both Tea! I was also thinking of a couple of Mercedes Lackey books...
some rough sketches...wanna try to experiment more with the rider before settling on the concept, and the dragon for that matter...
I thought I'd post some inspirational art here to get the ideas flowing. I hope someone really comes up with something awesome this round. Sorry I don't know who all of the artists are.
Shorinji Knight: Awesome inspiration!
couldn't stop myself so I did another character, not as rough as the other concept, but still pretty damn rough. If I end up using this character I will most likely change the dragon's design.
ps. I have another idea so I may end up sketching it out as well.
Been a while since I did one of these, but a topic as classic as this I just can't resist
Count me in, looking forward to all the entries!
- "I delete data like you on my way to real errors."
- "Uhm, that's a little extreme, commander."
Think I will have a go at this one if thats ok?, I've been meaning to enter something for a while but I kept missing the start.
My Sketchbook Please have a lookie...
So I have to do this! haha
I was talking to a friend about this and I noticed the whole immortal bit, and I was joking around about a cowboy/western late 1800s themed duo. Joke turned into awesome so it must be done! haha
Here's my initial idea for each of them, I'm pretty happy with the dragon but the rider will be more fleshed out, gotta give him more dragon gear and weapons and of course get them into a better pose
wow, there will be a ton of entries, great topic!
SKETCHBOOK -> http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=195781&page=9
ok, so they are immortal but the time will affect them, right? so i'm thinking about a warrior with appearence of an old man (about thousand years old?), with great beard and his lifetime commpanion with a lot of scars and signs of being old. I'm still wondering if the dragon due to his age should be enormously big, or if at some point it just stopped growing
@Shorinji_Knight Really interesting inspirations thanks for that !
This topic is super cool, so count me in I hope that i'll end with somethin' presentable
Great arts btw !
I love this topic so much, I MUST do it
Dreamers only dream, but creators bring their dreams into life.
Shorinji Knight: This is awesome ref indeed but remember, (and this goes out to everyone here) try not to be too derivative of stuff that's already be done.
for inspiration look for dragon highlords, of dragonlance, like this one, kitiara uth matar from dragonlance novel, lok how her armour is similar to her blue dragon sky, look for others like this online