I really like what Sakuranym and blackrobin are doing thus far...
@b-dawg love your lineart ! I'll wait for the colored version!
I'm pretty late on this topics, but i finally finish my research and i have some ideas. i'll post my thumbnails and sketch a soon as possible
b-dawg very nice last one! just fix the legs ... or dont maybe she's shorter than we expected!! keep it up )
Here's my thumbs for this choW
Not pretty sure about what i'll choose but i'm really attract to refine the 2, 3 and 5.
Not really sure where I'm going with this, if this goes anywhere at all. A little less... thought out than the rest of my other chow attempts. Good practice anyway.
Current color/tonal test for the final image. Feedback very welcome!
More of the wip - what do you guys think, cleavage/no cleavage? I like the wimple because of the saintly connotations, but I like the cleavage for compositional reasons. Also, that wimple in a pain in my bum. Also, can anyone find the veve for Granne Erzulie? I've searched and searched but have come up fruitless! Do I just use the one for Freda? :/// I can't seem to decide.
orangus: oh thanks a lot, maybe that's the balance thing that makes her "not look right"! I'll fix that.
Ebersol: ha ha thank you! ^__^ That's difficult for me to catch that voodo style because I know almost nothing about that... but that's a fascinating theme and I'll do my best to make her... erm... look more right, I suppose
Rano: thanks a lot! There it is
I think thumb #5 is my favourite one, but others are graet too and you can use them in other characters!
theUNKNOWNsketcher: I tried to make her a bit different among my other drawings of "beautiful girl with long legs", I read what MatejaPetkovic said about "works look all the same" not about mine drawings but I thought that it could be said about my works too. So I decided to make her a bit... but different Ha ha that's stupid but whatever.
But her feet... still not sure about them, will play with them after I finish a background.
Drygrass: I like your colors! Though I'd recommend you to add more deep shadows (falling shadows). Like the blue color! And it doesn't look dirty at all which is my big problem.
started coloring, will do my best to finish that before tomorrow evening... coloring of dark dark candlelight stuff is soooo difficult >__< CHOW gives me a lot of new skill
And a character sheet... OH MY GOD A CHARACTER SHEET
No life this weekend but a new drawing! YAY!
Cool stuff in here.
The light from the candles is rely nice. I also like her outfit. At this point the uttermost knee looks a bit unfinished. You also got some strong contrasts dragging the eye to that point.
Looking cool. Perhaps you should work out the light behind her head what kind of light source it is.
lovely picture. Maybe add some woodoo stuff.
3 is my favorite.
I like the attitude in her face. torso and legs are also nice. The nearest arm looks a bit stiff the uttermost arm looks a bit long.
Nice. I like her. I have one opinion about her pose. Her shoulders turns to her left . her head turns her right. And her eye looks at her left.
Why not flip her head to her left and let her look forward. In hat case I think her whole gesture would turn the same way.
Great costume. looking forward to see if you going to have colors in. The style is a bit loos. I like that. Perhaps you could make her face with surroundings rely sharp and accurate.
wip2, thanks for the input guys (Jjager, ebersol, mtroglotyde) made some corrections and splashed some colors, legs probably look stiff, hope i can finish this
Such attractive character designs
Nice topic! Great work fellas, good stuff going on
heres a wip on Erzulie freda
Nice stuff guys
I decided to go with the number 2.
Here's a the b&w refining. I hope that i can finish the colored version before the deadline :s
Progress so far
From an outside observer that's been watching these things for a looong time, you guys are killing it this week!
I swear this could be a queen round.
Also, Pixeltuner, I think you've received some valid criticism about the way you pose your characters in this thread, but I just took a look through your sketchbook and damn dude... I'm a fan. No one's going to question your imagination, that's for sure.
Anyway, I don't blame you for making design your top priority... Just to play devil's advocate, if you're a concept artist working on a film or game the modeler is going to reinterpret the anatomy and pose anyway, right? You might as well put your focus into designing the shit out of your character.
Last edited by Jussslic; January 21st, 2012 at 11:38 PM.
you have to work on the sight of those eyes if you want to keep working on that piece, and clothes not made for a ball dance... sorry if too crude, but had to... I, a little coward that is always not making to it on any character...
thanks any way to everybody for working as you work, it gives me courage!!!
So this is my final version - I don't think I'll be entering it this round though, but good practice for the next round I try out.
kinda final, crits will be very welcomed, might have screwed composition or other things, btw i just realized most people go with the benevolent erzulie concept, and i think it fits the chow concept better, Loa of Love, i don't know, keep up the good work ppl
edit : thanks orangus for the comment, i worked abit more on this, and desaturated the background, it is pretty unfinished cause i already busted the deadline (2:00 am here), so pardon the mess, thanks again
Last edited by blackrobin; January 22nd, 2012 at 03:05 PM.
Blackrobin: I like the loose style you went with, however I feel some areas of clarity, a bit more finished, where you intend the focus to be at, will be good. Also the color of the bg is right now making it look kinda monochromatic, maybe darkening it a wee bit may pop out her colors a bit more.
There are some really nice entries in this thread. Great work all. I only had time to come up with a basic color block in:
Ummm...not that I want to meddle or anything, but could you extend it to this whole week and make a 2 week ChOW out of it? Just to ensure more entries and give you a clean slate of normal 7 days for that week after this one...
Don`t mind me, I`m just doing my nails and talkin` jibberish...
Current lineart. ^_^ Glad about the extension, now I got enough time to throw up the colors. Feedback super welcome.