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madhatter106 but daestwen also said ''Don't be afraid to push boundaries on this one. Maybe it is the court to the queen of the gods? The soldier/guard bee of the beehive? A band's screaming groupie? A medieval lady in waiting? A hyper-future galactic warrior queen's right-hand man? Think about the kind of queen you are designing the courtier for, and have fun!''
maybe a clarification would be nice now. and also i'm doing the herald of the queen, not the herald of the queendom. i dont know if that charge even exist.
Liffey i'm not sure how i'll leave the hair in the end. but as i said this is a really early step, everything will be more defined on the future but anyways thank a lot for the advice
I miss the last two chows.Hopefully i would finish this one.
I want to do something different form what i do normally,so the basic idea for this character is a protector for the queen.Someone who take care of her.The world where both lives is quite hostile and dry.In a way she acts like a tutor and a bodyguard.
Some progress on the character.
Another sketch.More dynamic and more simple cloths.
Last edited by DIMAGYAN; May 6th, 2010 at 02:12 AM.
Nice starts everyone.
I did some reading on the female courtier thing and did find that the name courtesan started going foul because everyone allways supposed some secret sexual connotation or reason for them to be there.
At least some royalty deem having a good plumber in the courthouse a good idea.
Some practical ideas today might be style or sumfin, maybe lady gaga would have a Mad hatter and or perhaps eaven a coke dealer as friends. Hehehe!!
Perks. The queen of england might have Loreal agents. Royals have been glutton's for entertainment. Maybe even an artist could be a courtier, I mean check out all those paintings of hot queens.
Power might be a big theme and influence, my guesses is some will be pompous and wanting to be seen, especially because of the high value visibillity that would give them or straight but stupid where the queen is abusing the relationship or maybe true and close friends wich might be surprisingly illogical to the general public. Maybe the royal's have had good friends for ages that's just normal people who saw them for something other than royalty.
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Here is my first idea. The girl is serving some wine as the queen enjoys a bubble bath. I was thinking about rendering it in a classical style.
DIMAGYAN: Her coat is badass, but her neck looks kinda short considering the position of her shoulders and her left arm looks a little short as well. Dunno, could just be me
NoShot: She's looking great. I love the face! She really reminds me of that woman who had crap-loads of cosmetic surgery to look like Queen Nerfititi (only a lot more elegant and a lot less scary).
First rough idea, a court jester - assuming they'd be classed as 'courtier' by being present in the noble court... imagining the character as being the personal entertainer to the monarch, with lewd behaviour and jokes in bad taste being instantly excused by her status as the 'fool'. Want the outfit to be somewhere in between luxurious and messy.
Yes, thank you, it was just a metaphor.
However, technically the herald would be part of the court, so I'm not going to disallow it, but since we did 'herald to the queen' for round 199, I'd rather if people strayed from that direction.
Josu, I wouldn't worry about yours, just try to make it obvious that he's not actually in the band, right?
So many fantastic characters so far!
Queen, beautiful as she is, requests from courtier to wear these (I don't know the English word for it, please help - on Croatian it's "nakurnjak" ). So she always felt desirable, sexually attractive.
Just a sketch for now, need to make another pose.
I believe it's called a codpiece in english Ivan, something I intend to add to my design as per Grimwoods fine suggestion. I'm not sure about what size to make my ruff though, they say the fashion is for the tiny...
Yeah. Codpieces generally left a lot more to the imagination, although some were nearly as explicit as a nakurnjak. Even if they were tamer in this regard they could be very garishly decorated so, if you'll excuse the pun, they stood out in their own way.
Pinback & Cartogriffi - thank you guys for your input. I think I'll have a lot of fun with it
Missile - Monster hips! I'm wondering what kind of monarch would employ such a jester myself.
Dimagyan - You might want to indicate that she's also nobility or in the employ of the queen, modern day bodyguards (expensive suits/glasses/earpiece).
We seriously need more lounging fat guys in CHOW, too many slender and pretty people .
I thought of a vizier or advisor to a Sherrab or Sultana.
Some really cool designs! I haven't been here in forever. I need to get back on these CHOWs. Here's a sketch.
Maybe the queen of horros-circus have a mime as your guardian and so as joker.
He have like a invisible bat in hands, that hurts more than the real one.
crits will be nice ^^
Last edited by kxu; May 4th, 2010 at 05:47 PM. Reason: image too big (srry)
I did a little more work on this guy, and just to clear things up...
He is a stenographer, which would mean that he would be in the court room.
Josu - Great concept, I really like the idea, looking forward to see this progress.
xvampire - thnks, I think I'll go with fully mechanical, but still working on it, I might change some things as I progress.
Great shapes you have there, the one in the middle and right are looking very interesting, keep going.
zaelzar - Nice concept and rendering, he looks quite evil.
Liffey - thanks, I started it with no background in mind, so now I'm having some difficult figuring something out
DIMAGYAN - Great first concept, are you going for some kind of post-apocalyptic style?
Missile - That jester is looking great, I like her face expression.
Little progress so far, started on the background (not sure about it), and refining shapes. Let me know what you think.
Damn, I should have read the description a bit better before starting some sketches. Can I continue with my character or do I have to change directions here? I feel like I'm kind of stealing daestwen's idea nowMaybe it is the court to the queen of the gods? The soldier/guard bee of the beehive? A band's screaming groupie? A medieval lady in waiting? A hyper-future galactic warrior queen's right-hand man? Think about the kind of queen you are designing the courtier for, and have fun!
Nah, I think your fine. It's not like Daestwen said he was on a cyborg horse holding a flag in front of a domed structure ect... Your making it your own.
I personally have two fairly different ideas for mine and time only for one of them... Decisions decisions...
Last edited by Truepinkas; May 4th, 2010 at 10:48 PM.
Dude, the cyborg on a horse was TOTALLY what I meant. ;]
And seriously, if it's in the brief, it's fair game. I gave lots of examples and I don't mind if people use them - if I did, they wouldn't be there! Kind of the point of a brief, doncha think?
I've gotta choose today between my Asian cyberpunk General or my neo-Elizabethan robotic nobles...I like each for different reasons... Sigh. On the plus side whichever one I don't do will make it into my 'future projects' folder.
:o Shhh you'll give her a complex!
Your hedonistic-looking vizier character has potential. Might I suggest giving him some sort of staff for a little more decoration? Or would that be a bit too Aladdin...
Can't resist this topic. I'm trying to make a courtier which can aid the queen with everything she needs. Wisdom, power and more...
Great work people, I'm really curious to see these ideas finished!
Since I missed the previous two CHOWs and didn't finish on the two before that (and seeing how cool a topic we got), there's just no way I'm not finishing this week...
Anyway, here's what I've got: the head of an evil queen-who-claims-godhood's inquisitorial order.
feedback is always welcome.
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Hey Guys, this is my first time entering a CHOW...even though I've been meaning to for AGES....now that I'm out of school for the year I actually have time!
This is a courtier from the court of Queen Mab
When I thought of the queen in her court I had this weird renaissance in the cuckoos nest fantasy. People dressed up almost imitating that painting on the Sistine chapel ceiling only they were all in an asylum. I have an obsession with wings so I had to draw an angel but I'm also partial to the girl/ well person of undetermined sex biting on the ball.
Hi, there! Here`s what I`ve got so far.
The Queen of endless imagination likes to be surrounded by her court which is composed of the most wonderful beings of her empire. One of her biggest joy is singing of a little birds, but she doesn`t have a heart to imprison one. So there`s a courtier. A singer to please the Queen whenever she wishes.
Hope you like it. Any critiques welcomed.
I haven't entered a challenge in a while but here's a sketch I did last night. she is part of the upper class, she is snobby, egotistical, and secretly jealous of the queen. She feels she is prettier and thinks she should be the one getting the attention and benefits that come with the queens position. she hasn't given a single thought to the responsibilities of a queens role but has decided she wants it and plans to trick and deceive her way into getting it. fortunately for the queen though, this courtier is a dreamer, not a do-er and any chances of her plan barring fruit are slim
nice work everyone! can't wait to see the finals
I haven't been around in CA for ages. But I want to be around for the 200th Chow, so I checked in today to make sure it hadn't started without me noticing.
And decided this round had too little fat chicks hoping to net some awfully rich royal husband.
Nevermind the hair, it'll prolly change. Like most of the other things.. Anyways. WIP. C&C appreciated.
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Great concept idea, there's some interesting takes. Sorknes that's really cool, her bored expression is great!
here's my go at it. Not sure whether to go with the overdressed gossip or the noble alien route...