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Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 17:36:05 Reply

Hello.
Make yourself comfortable.
Have some coffee.

After a little break, COW arrives back to the art forum.

For those who don't know how this works,
- The aim of the thread is to create a create a creature concept (+ description) within a week.
- A different theme is declared every week, which the creature concept MUST abide by.
- After the week's up, a voting thread is started, followed by a new COW thread & topic.
- ANY user can vote in the voting thread; just choose the concept you think should win.
- COW winners are given pride of place at the start of the following vote thread ... and I think I'll sort out a blog post so there's a hall of honour as well.

Right, enough with this bollocks, what's the topic?
This week's theme comes courtesy ofSirNightOwl... ish. I can't remember what it was exactly cos he changes his Facebook status so bloody much.

This week's feckeriffic theme is: DEITY!
Draw a creature which is a being of worship.

This can be something like Cthulhu or an incarnation of a God,
something like how Egyptians treat cats,
cults ... go as far as you think you can bend the theme!

Sweet Jesus.

===CREATURE OF THE WEEK RULES===
- Only one entry per user will go through to the vote thread.
- You cannot post your old work.
- No human likenesses.
- No real-life animals (play-on-names are fine).
- No creature chimeras.
- A description for your creature is recommended, but not necessary.
- No MS Paint.
- If I decide not enough time has been spent on a submission, it won't be accepted.
- All other Art Forum rules apply.

Deadline is the Monday 18th of January, sometime.

If you have any other topic ideas, either post them to TurkeyOnAStick or leave a response on SirNightOwl's List of past COW Topics.

G'luck g'luck g'luck g'luck ...

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 17:51:18 Reply

Now how did I see this coming :P

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 17:54:44 Reply

Please explain to me what a chimera is ...
Google won't help me out on this one!

Unless it is that mythical creature

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 17:56:29 Reply

At 1/11/10 05:54 PM, havegum wrote:
Unless it is that mythical creature

Indeed
Combonation of 2 animals or something to that affect, like a sphinx

sphinx is a funny word.... sphinx
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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 17:56:49 Reply

Chimera is mythological beast with three heads... one of a lion, one of a goat, and one of a dragon.

evil nasty beast with sharp teeth ^^


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 18:06:57 Reply

At 1/11/10 05:54 PM, havegum wrote: Please explain to me what a chimera is ...

Chimera chimera chimera

It's a fairly light rule, but it means you can't dissect animal parts and stitch them together.
For example:
Harold is the God of Death! He has the head of a chicken and the body of a bear.

But to show how easy it is to skip it, an acceptable submission would be:
Acceptable: Hagrid is the God of Death! He's a new creature, with the posture of a bear, and a chicken-like face.


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 18:12:43 Reply


It's a fairly light rule, but it means you can't dissect animal parts and stitch them together.

to be quite honest, most interesting images of a deity are actualy something like that. the image you used as an example is a cross between human and a cow, Chthullu is a squid/human/dragon , think of Vishnu, Kalki and tons of other stuff is basicly a cross between species. its gonna be quite hard not to do this and come up with interesting idea's


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 18:16:50 Reply

Already have a few ideas, but am waiting to see if can think of anything a little less retarded.
Also can't help but notice the rockin' MC hammer pants

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 18:19:11 Reply

At 1/11/10 06:12 PM, Weenog wrote:
It's a fairly light rule
to be quite honest, most interesting images of a deity are actualy something like that

That's why I said it's a light rule. Parts can't be starkly different.

the image you used as an example...

That's not an example, it's just a starter image.


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 18:23:51 Reply

your handywork? very impressive


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 18:27:32 Reply

Wheeey
I'm glad to see cow back up and running again :D
Time to wipe the dust off my shitty tablet and get to work :)
And great theme by the way!


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-11 22:43:36 Reply

Aww cabbage patch kids!
Why does this have to come back when I'm still tabletless?
I really wanted to give it a try, but now I have to wait for the next one...... in a whole entire week..... :(

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-12 01:04:05 Reply

At 1/11/10 10:43 PM, FlashyGregory wrote: Aww cabbage patch kids!
Why does this have to come back when I'm still tabletless?
I really wanted to give it a try, but now I have to wait for the next one...... in a whole entire week..... :(

You know, paper hasn't once yet failed me. I bet we could both use it. I think I'm actually gonna get in on this. Thanks for starting this up again, TOAS!

I look forward to these all the time.

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-12 02:02:24 Reply

how about those of us who worship the all mighty golden boobies?
can we draw those?.....


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-12 04:22:03 Reply

At 1/11/10 05:36 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: After a little break, COW arrives back to the art forum.

I know! im gonna draw a TurkeyOnAStick, cause you sure as hell are a deity for bringing back the cows!

ooh that was sad.... sorry

Anyways... Im sorry to report that I wont have time to make an entry for this week. I still might do it though.
I have been navigating away from concept art since the last cow ended (or actually a bit before that), so I think it`d be cool to get into that again... Ill be sure to become a regular contributor again.


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-12 11:14:38 Reply

At 1/11/10 05:51 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Now how did I see this coming :P

Sssshhhhhhhh!


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-13 02:33:25 Reply

Here is mine, goodluck everyone. ^^

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-13 02:38:28 Reply

woot! i'll force something for this i've sketched something cause i've been dying to render something. good on you turkey for bringing it back

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 03:47:50 Reply

"Billy your room is disgusting why won't you clean it?"
"But Mom, it's not my fault!"
"Well who's fault is it Billy, because it's YOUR god damn room!"
"I tried to clean it but Sludge always comes by and sticks his greasy tentacles through my window and messes everything up!"
"Billy! How dare you blame your problems on our exalted one! He understands our need of cleanliness and order! Unlike a certain young man who's about to lose his TV privileges!"
"Aw Mom!"

Oh Sludge, you're such a rascal.

Creature Of The Week #78


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 09:48:30 Reply

Hi guys, first post, etc etc. I used to love the COW threads on CA, so I'm looking forward to these. Here's my entry:

Soaring high in the sky above the planet, this creature has lived so long and moves so slowly that jewel-like crystallizations have begun forming on its back. It is considered a god of prosperity by the primitive people living beneath it, as occasionally a small piece of a jewel will dislodge itself and fall to the earth. Of course, because of their rarity, these items are worth a small fortune and considered a blessing from the heavens. Many people will hold ceremonies and some even offer sacrifices hoping to entice the "god" to fly over their village and drop a space barnacle or two on them.

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 10:37:33 Reply

Wow, for the first COW in ages, this has some awesome submissions!

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 11:53:13 Reply

At 1/14/10 10:37 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Wow, for the first COW in ages, this has some awesome submissions!

and you havent even seen Jagundodo`s submission


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 12:00:13 Reply

At 1/14/10 11:53 AM, J-qb wrote:
At 1/14/10 10:37 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Wow, for the first COW in ages, this has some awesome submissions!
and you havent even seen Jagundodo`s submission

Oh I saw it, but he just hasn't posted it here yet XD

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 12:09:45 Reply

At 1/11/10 05:36 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: - ANY user can vote in the voting thread; just choose the concept you think should win.

So like you vote on the concept? not on the actual drawing?

Then I could might stand a small chance!

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 12:24:08 Reply

At 1/14/10 11:53 AM, J-qb wrote: and you havent even seen Jagundodo`s submission

Oh shi...entering just seemed like a whole lot more pointless.

At 1/14/10 12:09 PM, havegum wrote: So like you vote on the concept? not on the actual drawing?

History has shown that it goes the other way.


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 12:40:01 Reply

At 1/14/10 12:09 PM, havegum wrote:
At 1/11/10 05:36 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: - ANY user can vote in the voting thread; just choose the concept you think should win.
So like you vote on the concept? not on the actual drawing?

No, you vote on the piece of art you think should win. It is the art forum after all.
A piece of art has two layers... the visual aesthetics, does it look good, and the concept, what is the message the artist is trying to convey.
Sometimes these two are hard to distinguish, and sometimes there is not a lot of focus on either one part.
With these cows, I tend to look for beautifull images, but the concept has to be original to me... It has happened that I didnt choose the picture that looked best, because it wasnt original. the visual aspect is very important though.

I dont think youll be able to win solely on the concept, but Id compete anyways. Besides challenging you to do something new, there are alwasy a few poeple that review every singly competing piece, which makes it all the more worth it.


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 13:46:05 Reply

At 1/14/10 11:53 AM, J-qb wrote:
At 1/14/10 10:37 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Wow, for the first COW in ages, this has some awesome submissions!
and you havent even seen Jagundodo`s submission

iv suddenly lost all motivation to do a drawing for this, with this and the others above

may still do it
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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 13:50:25 Reply

im bored
Posted by ashman112 Dec. 28, 2009 @ 8:01 PM EST
somebody in the art forum make a new collab or competition im dying of boredom, bring back c.o.w or make something
At 1/14/10 01:46 PM, ashman112 wrote: iv suddenly lost all motivation to do a drawing for this, with this and the others above
may still do it

... hooray for COW!


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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 14:11:28 Reply

At 1/14/10 01:50 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote:
im bored
Posted by ashman112 Dec. 28, 2009 @ 8:01 PM EST
somebody in the art forum make a new collab or competition im dying of boredom, bring back c.o.w or make something
At 1/14/10 01:46 PM, ashman112 wrote: iv suddenly lost all motivation to do a drawing for this, with this and the others above
may still do it
... hooray for COW!

i knew that would come back and get me, but that was then, and im back at college now, i will do something though because i love the cows

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Response to Creature Of The Week #78 2010-01-14 16:26:50 Reply

I hope you do Ashman. I want to see what you would do with this topic.