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ChOW #53 -Re-animator
For anyone that doesnâEUTMt know CHOW, it stands for character of the week and it is a weekly art competition. There are no physical prizes itâEUTMs just for fun and practice (and fame and glory). Anyone and everyone no matter of your skill level can participate
- Humanoid creatures only
- Follow the topic (loosely if you want)
- Original characters only
- No old stuffâEU¦ make new art
- Put effort in
- Have fun and learn
This weekâEUTMs theme is Re-animatorâEU¦ someone who would raise the dead or restore life
Post your finished pieces in this thread. The deadline is August 5th!
Next week is COW(creature of the week) you can PM me topic suggestions if you like
Have fun :D
I guess I cant paste these thingies from MSword :C
At 7/31/12 07:54 PM, Kashi wrote: I'm so participating :)
Can't wait to see everyone else's entries!
DDMeat, you're participating too, right? I'm assuming that's why you didn't make a starting pic. :3
Of course I am!! I just started sketching out some ideas :D
Count me in on this. I've never done any ChOW's before, so this 'll be fun. The character doesn't have to be from the re-animator movie, right?
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At 8/1/12 01:08 AM, DrawFall wrote: Count me in on this. I've never done any ChOW's before, so this 'll be fun. The character doesn't have to be from the re-animator movie, right?
Original characters only, so nope it can't be from the movies
This week's theme is Re-animatorÂ¦ someone who would raise the dead or restore life
Count me in too. I've sketched out the re-animated, just trying to think of what I want the re-animator to look like.
Scanner's busted, hopefully only until tomorrow, so this is just with a (albeit low-mp) webcam
This sounds really cool, I may give it a shot if I have time this week. I used to run something like this on another forum called Themecraft where the winners of each one would choose 3-5 themes and rules for the next round. Perhaps if this gets popular enough myself and some other users wouldn't mind donating small prizes for each round to make it even more popular.
Crazy like a fox comes to mind. Have nooo idea where I'm going with this. Humanoid enough?
At 7/31/12 07:41 PM, DooDooMeaT wrote: ChOW #53 -Re-animator
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At 8/2/12 03:52 AM, maficmelody wrote: Crazy like a fox comes to mind. Have nooo idea where I'm going with this. Humanoid enough?At 7/31/12 07:41 PM, DooDooMeaT wrote: ChOW #53 -Re-animator
it has 2 arms and 2 legs and stands upright, yeah that's humanoid.
anyway, like the traditional idea, was afraid no one was going to do do it since it was too mainstream.
Nice wips poeple, good to see some different takes
At 8/1/12 09:19 PM, DrawFall wrote: Here's my work in progress.
Looking good, but I do hope the finished one shows more of the actual reanimator character
At 8/2/12 04:31 AM, M-Maher wrote: it has 2 arms and 2 legs and stands upright, yeah that's humanoid.
ZaneZansorrow... It looks amazing!! I can't wait to see it finished...
DrawFall- This looks like its gonna be really cool. I'm not sure a pair hands would be considered a "character" but...
maficmelody- This is a nice start. Hmm... I think its kinda humanoid...ish :D
BilalZ- I suggest finding a reference of a pose you like
idiot-monarch- Awesome! Its a great idea... I can't wait to see it finished!! :D
XWarrior61- Its a nice start and a cool idea. I knew someone was going to a Dr. Frankenstein type character :)
Great ideas so far and wips so far guys!! ...I'll be posting my WIP later!!
Please PM me some ideas for next weeks COW(creature of the week)
At 8/2/12 04:47 PM, J-qb wrote: Guess I'll post my wip here too.
I've got a feeling this won't be allowed, since the majority of the pic isn't the character.
But to hell with it.
I felt like giving this a try. The first bump I ran into was the difference between reanimation and ressurection.
In one case, we're talking about literally bringing the dead back to life: Re-inserting the soul into the body and restoring the body to a state in which it can survive. This would be a full-fledged ressurection. This would be the act made by someone considered a healer, or a miracle, where deceased family members could be returned ( or like the Advent from Sins of a Solar Empire who like to bring their commanders back from dead to serve once more on the front line so their expertise is not lost ) This ressurection is usually a spiritual event or a scientific breakthrough, or the power of healing.
Then there's the zombie / necromancy reanimation. This one is not a ressurection because you are not actually bringing the dead back to life, rather you're turning the deceased body into a soul-less puppet that will do your bidding ( in the case of necromancy ) or a soul-less husk that will roam around aimlessly, without any sense of who it once was, eating people at will ( zombies, obviously ). This reanimation is usually done through "black" magic or science gone wrong.
Finally, there's the..uhm... well let's just call it the Strogg, from Quake, who strap machine parts to dead bodies to get them to move, which could be part of the science gone wrong part of the above paragraph.
I felt like any attempt at ressurection I could do would eventually just end up looking like Advent so I decided to go for reanimation. Then what? Magic or science? Fuck it, let's do both, and some lore to go with it:
Necromancers of ages past would reanimate the bodies of the recently deceased as ghouls to do their bidding. However, to to such a thing, they had to put a part of their own life force into the body to allow it to move. Because of this cost, even the best necromancers could only command a dozen ghouls at once, at the experience left them drained and ill for months.
Several thousand years later, science has progressed to a point where necromancers can support their failing bodies with machinery, allowing them to pour massive amounts of their own life force into the dead. Their bodies rot and decay and the missing parts are replaced and reinforced until the necromancer is nothing but death and metal himself. This allows them to summon not dozens, but hundreds of undead minions at any one time.
Here be the concept sketch and sorry for the wall of text.
I completely ditched my other WIP, and opted for something with more... tits. Still WIP.
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At 8/3/12 01:40 AM, Izzy-A wrote: fun stuff. WIP
You are absolutely phenomenal!
Anyway here's my finished painting, Slenderman can raise the dead.