Character of the Week #259
Japanese Mecha Pilot
-Design a Pilot for a futuristic, japanese style mecha warrior-
DEADLINE: SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2011, 9PM GMT+1
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Here is your chance to really have some fun with some good old fashioned girls, guns and robots! Not going to give much direction on this one so that people can really just have fun with these three elements.
- Must be female
- Must have a mecha
- Must have japanese elements (Think text, iconic imagery etc)
- Make it fun!
- Bonus points if you come up with a design that is more than just 'semi naked hot chick'
In addition to the brief, if you do not follow these rules, you will not be included in the poll.
- Files must be named: CHoW#259_Username (Files with any other names such as final.jpg or even chow259final.jpg will not be accepted)
- Finals must be posted in the finals thread BEFORE the deadline
- Final post must include the CHoW number and the artists username at the bottom of the image
- At least 3/4 of the focus character must be visible
- Final images must be accompanied with a basic character sheet in a separate image Character sheets should at the very least show a sketch of the front and back of the character and a couple of early thumbnails/silhouettes.
- Follow the brief!
Last edited by Eofn; September 3rd, 2011 at 07:46 AM.
It doesn't have to be all manga-y does it?
Does it have to be sci-fi, or standard mecha style? I've had an idea kicking around for awhile for Japanese tech creating an energy field out of the spirits of ancestors. Would look kind of like ghost samurai armor. Would that fit the brief or is it too much fantasy, not enough giant robot?
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all
science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who
can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Hey guys I think i need some help here. How do we make the woman the focus of the image when the mech has to be in it and they're much larger? Are we allowed to crop the mech signficantly?
And how do I make my image japanese? I dunno what text and iconic imagery means?
I really should try this because my ability with anything mechanical is just nonexistent at the moment.
amazing topic quick sketcha
Other than that, I guess anything related to Japan? So from Architecture to iconography (think dragons, samurai, etc) and from language (Kanji?) to food?
Just some random stuff that can have an association with Japan. I'm sure you can come up with better ones :p
Making the woman the focus, some hints:
- Perspective can make her bigger than the Mech
- "open" Mech
- Doesn't have to be a HUGE Mech
- Mech shrouded in fog
Again, just a bunch of ideas.
- inside the cockpit
- fixing some mech machinery
- posing from the hangar with the mech "head" in the background
- doing a handstand on your lion mech
Also, everyone stop drawing because we all missed the deadline!
@ryansumo: Lol at the deadline!!
I gotta do this one! Great topic!
- My Artwork! -
Ah ! great idea !!! I love Gundam and japaneses mecha series :3
/big massive internet hug for Rin!
cant wait to get started on this, who knows, i may actually finish this one!
Ha, I was just looking into some Asian face types to draw and study. Love the topic. Chicks & Robots ftw!
Initial sketchies. Probably won't have time to work on this past wednesday, my classes will be starting.
For now I'm stuck between the top right, the cockpit one, and the bottom one. The bottom one started as a joke, real badasses walk away from explosions without looking back.
Hm interesting topic, definitely not my genre of choice; all the more reason I should participate this week! Especially after my crash and burn on the Riot Controller :|
Some quick pilot thumbs. Going for a more anime/manga style with a villainess/antagonist type character. Mechas to come later.
Saleem I like the one on your right!
rayelian top right looks very cool!
~baxter nice!, looks like you're workin on her hair style,...bottom left works for me. but, I'm not into anime,...even though I live in Osaka!
Trying to work my ideas before I glance at some refs!
,...wot do you think?
I'mma test a quicker approach on this one, just to try.
Hi there is mine.
Jsn : be careful with the anatomy of your woman.
No1 is cool.
I prefer she with the blon hair, adds some more shapes to the picture. Can bee very nice with her siluette in the light shape formed by the mech
Top right composition is definitely my favorite.
I like the left.
Very nice. Great attitude.
This looks interesting! And there's a lot of interesting concepts being thrown about.
rayelian I really like the view from inside the cockpit. Doesn't really look Japanese, but the pose and environment are great, and I guess the Japanese-ness comes from the details later on.
Tirwa Ha! That looks like a pretty dangerously large endowment there. If you know what I'm saying.
Wow some of these are pretty great so far, and so early too...
@rayelian: those look pretty awesome, but i think it might be nice to add some more elements into the asian feel like you did with the hair in the upper right. Also I'm getting a very Tank-girl feel from this that I like a lot. maybe its the wrenches.
@Leoneart: I really like the exo-skeleton idea, but I think the bikini top is distracting from the feel of the mecha.
I can't wait to give this one a try
Well.. the idea's there but I spent way to long on this already and I haven't even thought of the robot yet.. :p
super preliminary; no armour or even beginnings of a flightsuit yet. just trying to get the character of her right.