ROUND #123 :: THE BLOOD MOON MONK-------------
The Blood Moon Monk:
A strange figure with no particular religion or philosophy tied directly to him. He travels the world in search of knowledge - both of himself, and of the universe. To him, to be is to know, and only in knowing there is being.
He seems to only wander into populated areas just when there is someone who needs to be 'taken care' of. This be a young man who needs only to be set back on the right path, or someone - something - much more dangerous, for which only lethal force can be used. Somehow, this strange monk just seems to always be in the right place at the right time...
- He is almost a vigilante, but he has his own set of rigid rules and morals that he abides by - he is first and foremost a monk, second a man.
- We're looking for a more eastern/Asian feel on this one, but don't let this limit you.
- The Blood Moon is his emblem. You aren't required to use it, but keep it in mind.
FOLLOW THE TOPIC.
POST YOUR FINAL IN THE FINALS THREAD.
SAVE YOUR FILES IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT. Chow##_Nickname
PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC
(you can add CA logo, etc).
SUNDAY, August 24th, 2008
The way the deadline works: if deadline is on a Sunday and your image is posted on that Sunday 23:59 your local time it's a good entry.
In fact - as long there is Sunday somewhere on the planet your entry is ok. I will make the poll sometimes Monday evening my time (GMT - 8 ) yet I'll have a look at the last entries.
POST YOUR FINALS IN THE FINALS THREAD!
Remember to include your nickname in the filename.
About quality - as general rule: if your shapes and values are not decent - you are out. Watch proportions, perspective etc. we need perfectly readable shapes and coherent, consistent values.
BE PROFESSIONAL - only finished and good quality entries will be taken to the poll. Oregano and Daestwen (yay!) will make the selection.
Last edited by S.C. Watson; August 23rd, 2008 at 02:55 AM.
"walk the earth, like Caine from Kung-Fu" -Jules
Haha, first thing that popped in my brain.
initial ideas. not good at all...
fourth sketch. i think im keeping this. im not sure yet if his head is a bit small, i need to check that. also i need to see the values with fresh eyes(the right hand and the tree are a bit elusive at this moment)
Last edited by DIMAGYAN; August 20th, 2008 at 12:17 AM.
Liiiies, dimagyan, those are very good! I particularly like the first one.
Those are great sketches Dimagyan!
My first Monday morning doodle. Not much to it yet other than a bloke in a cowl with a beard. Seems to be an archetype though, so the thing is to try some lateral thinking...
Edit: Sketches... so much for thinking outside the box! Worked on the first a bit more, which I'll probably expand on the composition as it pushes the 3/4 limit, and the perspective on the outstretched arm is wrong. The one in the market looks too much like a Dimagyan... AGAIN! Duh!
Last edited by Aly Fell; August 18th, 2008 at 06:33 PM.
another great chow go go gadget, drawing mode.
btw: I'm thinking of a Vampire Hunter D, Jubei Kibagami (Ninja Scroll), Donovan Baines (Darkstalkers), Oro (SF III) kind of mish mash. A lone wanderer who knows how to defend himself but maybe at the same time looks like an easy target (the Oro influence) as well. Expect some heavy Capcom/Udon influence on this one
Last edited by Pixeltuner; August 18th, 2008 at 05:28 AM.
wow, great start DIMAGYAN and poshspice!!!
I just finished the last CHOW!!! (the one I thought there's no way I can finish...) Here comes another great topic...I really like this one....
well, here's my first shot. I have to admit, he's just a straight forward monk...... He's boring..... I'll see if I can come up with something more interesting tomorrow.
"There aren't any shortcuts. You've got to dig in – study and draw the world around you. This is the only way to hone your skill and develop a style that is your own". GREG CAPULLO
You can always PM me your image early if you're worried.
Cool, I'll stick with my original plan then. I'll keep it contemporary though.
bit of a boring pose, will do more!
I assume so Looks like you can picture him however peaceful or violent as you want.
Awesome sketches already :o
Nice topic, something to use my almost forgotten kung fu knowledges
DIMAGYAN Nice sketches, I like the design of the middle one.
Poshspice Great sketch, I love his gaze
feifeicreate I like his coat, nice design
Wiggers unspectular pose but nice sketch noneteless.
going for the kill shot this time.
DIMAGYAN: Great sketches! I envy the fluidity of your figures. My favorite is the 2nd one. The design looks very fresh and unconventional.
Poshspice: That's a great shot, reminds me of Snape for some reason... I would not want to cross him!
feifeicreate: Cool design! his shoulders look a tad skinny. I really dig his shoulder pad and his shoes.
Wiggers: looks like a Japanese monk solid sketch, waiting to see more!
skorpi: the gestures are really nice. The particular hair reminds me of the last dynasty in China - I'm not sure how historically accurate you are going for, but the pigtail hairstyle was worn by non-monk people. Monks had their hair shaved in general.
Last edited by Nightblue; August 18th, 2008 at 02:13 PM.
Nice ones dimagyan ! get to work ! :]
posh, something tells me you're gonna explode this round... pretty cool attitude on that character !
feifei, careful with your line ! I'd go a bit more smooth and accurate. The less the better ! You got an idea going on, so go !
wiggers, looks good man. add in some details and stuff. if i was to take a normal pose, i'd catch up with lots of details and a kind of story. anyway, get busy !
skori, nice poses! gogogo ! :]
For some reason this fitted the "right place at the right time" guy:
I'm going to try this one; I want to get away from the bald-head archetype, though.
Last edited by Sir Bret; August 23rd, 2008 at 02:44 PM.
Quick lunchtime sketch. When I get out of school today, I'm going to look up some references to work on this guy. Great sketches guys!
thank you guys for the comment. I want to go with a tibetan style monk, someone from a cold weather with a myesterious past (don't they all have mysterious past?) ...eh....that's pretty much the plan for now LOL...
Sir Bret: LOL...creative thinking! I think he does fit in the nerdy scholar/killing machine type...
DIMAGYAN: I really like your first design, I think he looks mysterious.
Poshspice: Nice...I always love Arabic style ....eh...this is a arabic style right?
Wiggers: Japan...I like it so far, but I feel that it's a bit too straight forward...I know this is just a very very early design, but I think it would be more interesting if you could push the style a bit more.
skorpi: Chinese LOL, Qing dynasty. Nice movement.
nightblue: He really looks lethal...LOL. Love that head piece...very interesting. Hope to see more.
Nice start everyone! I'm happy to use this as another excuse to doodle during lunch break. My entry isn't anything special so I'm going to see if I can think of something a little more unique. Maybe a western Franciscan monk instead of an eastern Buddhist, perhaps? So far, my guy is looking like a tattooed Sailor Moon reject mixed with Guild Wars.
Dimagyan-I'm really diggin the more arabic look of the first sketch. It's something unique in this mountain of bald guys we seem to be building.
Poshspice-I'm with you on the lateral thinking. I can't seem to escape the asian bald monk either. What can we do to be different? What makes one a monk? Is it a look of austere peace? Or can it be an annoying guy named Monk on TV who manages to reveal things about people? Things to think about. Your guy reminds me of a wizard at the moment, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I like his forehead marking.
Feifeicreate-looks like we both have the same archetypes in our head. I love the beads in his hand and the overall clothing design. Keep going with it!
Wiggers-Your pose is stiff, but this is a concept thread and not an illustration thread, yes? I think as a concept it's looking good. I like the unique sallow look of his face and expression.
Skorpi-I'm digging that last pose with the uplifted leg. I was considering doing one like that myself! It's very traditional. I also like the simplified line style you're sporting. It's reminiscent of brush painting.
Nightblue-Now there's a monk I wouldn't want to mess with! Talk about solving someone's problems with forced love O_o
Sir Bret-I'm not quite sure this fits with the non-contemporary push of this challenge, but it's a good start none-the-less. Gotta love the crowbar of monkish love!
MJ Alcazar-I'm digging the hanging scrolls? at his waist and the design overall, but watch that far hand (his left hand on our right). It's looking a bit too twisted to the point that it seems broken at the wrist. He strikes me as piraty somehow. Not sure why. Maybe it's the beard?
here's my first attempt. Also bald. :/ Designwise it's a mess. Probably gonna make a big ol' U-turn on this one.