-= Robin Hood =-
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ROUND #194 :: Robin HoodDESCRIPTION
As most of you will probably be well aware who Robin Hood is, I won’t give a long description of him. There are a few important aspects of him that will need to be included in your entries though: he’s an outlaw living in the woods, he’s an excellent marksman with the bow and a great swordsman, he steals from the rich to give to the poor and he is assisted by a group of people known as the ‘merry men’ (however, drawing them or any of the other characters that are not Robin Hood is optional!).
For a little more information you can always look up the numerous books, movies and ballads that have been devoted to this fictional/historical character, or you can of course revert to y’olde wikipedia:
Robin Hood – Wikipedia
Note that the character of Robin Hood -as well as the characters surrounding him- have changed many times throughout history (even as far back as the 14th and 15th century there are controversies). It’s up to you what version you’re running with for your entry this round.
Thanks to Yoitisi for the topic this week!
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Robin Hood - Smooth Criminal
Apologies for using an outside way to post the large image, the file size was too big. As I am currently at my mother's place I have no way of fixing it before the deadline , will fix it asap. ~ FIXED
Last edited by Suneater; March 29th, 2010 at 04:47 AM.
- "I delete data like you on my way to real errors."
- "Uhm, that's a little extreme, commander."
Robin Hood & the robin...
Young Marion, growing up as the Daughter of a lord and mother of a duchess, was exposed to the wonderful glories of a noble life, but her young rambunctious way lead her to sneaking into the city at night. Dressing as a boy to blend in unnoticed she was able to move about the city in such a way to not only observe it but to live it as well. Being a bit of a trouble maker mixed with the stern manner in which she was forced to behave at home, petty thievery and mischief became a nightly game. She had become rather good at it over the years until one night she happened upon the wrong mark. The Sheriff himself she had tried to burgle and almost found herself being exposed as her true self. But, by luck a young farm boy named Little John (not due to size but merely due to the fact that he was John the 3rd) was passing through heard the scuffle and ran to intervene. Throwing the sack of grain he had just purchased for his father at the Sheriff, Marian was able to escape and avoid being found out. John offered her a place to hide in his fathers barn until the Sheriff and his men had almost forgotten about the ordeal.
During Marian's stay with John and his family, she saw first hand the harsher side of life and the struggles his family endured due to the high taxes the lords set on the land and vowed to do all she could to put and end to the people suffering. After she returned home, to a much sever punishment, she became very aware that reasoning with her father and the other nobles was useless, for they would not easily lose a little to better greatly those that needed it most.
On her 17th birthday, she returned to Little John with a devious yet thought full plan to steal from the rich to give to the poor. Knowing much about the comings and goings of the Nobles and, when and where trade deals would take place made it very easy to convince friends of John's to join in there Merry band.
To this day only John and the Merry Men know of Marian's true identity. It was easy enough to spread the rumor of "He" around the nobles to throw them off their guard. For whom would expect the daughter of lord to deceive them in such a malice manner.
My Final set-up with impending ambush from Robyn and a Merry Man seen in the Far Background.
Last edited by darklogik; March 29th, 2010 at 12:07 AM. Reason: Updated Final
there's my final piece for this round, i ran out of time... so much work ;<
I wanted to portray him in stealty assasin like character. He moves in shadows like a real thief does !! inspiration from old classic game thief I and II
i will return to this piece with colour and little stuff too it was fun as always
I didn’t how to approach the character. At first I thought of portraying him as an ugly thug.
I was about to drop out, as there was little time left. I took a dreamy nap and woke up with the “guerrilla leader” idea.
After that, I instantly conceived a propaganda poster scheme. I came up with the mud / trees analogy regarding the poor vs. aristocracy relation. The guerrilla mud mask and the chopped “Prince” were a result of that concept.
Finally I design a simple insignia for the Merry Men, that looks military and it’s similar to a feather (an object linked both to an arrow and a red robin bird). Its simplicity is a bit modern, but I think it does the trick.
Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
i wasnt quite sure when all this was due but i sensed that i was running out of time. I had some other characters in the works but i have to post what i have. great work from everyone so far. i hope you all enjoy.
"Let it BURN"
Here is my Green Arrow... i mean Robin Hood
Ran out of time so background doesn't exist. Quite happy with the character, but again limited time ate many things from it.
Last edited by zoukka; March 29th, 2010 at 09:06 AM.
Original posting seems to have been wiped, for being named wrongly. At least, I hope that was the reason! Here goes again...
wip is here http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=184729&page=6
Last edited by thegrayslayer; March 29th, 2010 at 02:01 PM.
Really cool topic, and even cooler entries here's my humble contribution, nothing fancy, but it was alot of fun to do .
Cheers and good luck to all