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CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - pnate - 10-06-2014

Hello Daggers!

Welcome to the Crimson CHOW (Character of the Week)! This is a biweekly challenge which was created as a way to hone your skills in design and character creation, in a fun and competitive way. Each challenge, we will give you a short character prompt and it is your task to interpret the character as you imagine it, with your own unique spin. The winner will be chosen through a poll in the finals thread, and in addition to being able to pick the next challenge topic, his/her piece will be featured in the "Crimson Champions" Winner's thread!

This topic is brought to you by the winner of CHOW #2, Rafa Zanchetin ( )

"M'lord, the King sent a crow this morning...he gathers us for war," the servant reported breathlessly. Seated at the center of the banquet table, the head of his House took a long sip from his goblet in deep thought, then with a smile roared, "Assemble the men, and raise the banner! We leave at dawn's first light."

Your task: Design the Lord of a House (in the same vein as Game of Thrones) and (OPTIONAL) design that House's Crest

  • Photo textures, 3D, and traditional mediums are allowed.
  • There is no restriction on the character's gender, time period or culture.
  • Studies are recommended, but not required.
  • There is no restriction on image formats (horizontal, vertical, square).
  • Environment backgrounds are optional.
  • Keep in mind you are not required to stick to what is in the passage. It is more of a guide in terms of mood.
  • You must post at least one WIP in the WIP thread to be accepted into the final poll.
  • Finals must be posted in the finals thread before the deadline.
  • At least 3/4 of the character must be visible (minimum from the knees up). No back views are allowed without a front.
  • Only ONE character please.
  • Only ONE submission per person in the finals thread.
  • Sketches, WIPs, or rushed artwork will not be accepted into the poll.
  • No fanart. We want to see your original, unique interpretations!
  • Have fun!

Deadline is Sunday, October 19 @10pm GMT

RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - pnate - 10-07-2014

Idea sketching
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RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - rafa zanchetin - 10-08-2014

Oh no, nate's gonna kick some ass.

Exploring some faces.

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RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - crackedskull - 10-09-2014

2 brothers, both lords. One: a cunning and cold strategist, the second: a charismatic diplomat known for his extravagant festivals.

RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - rafa zanchetin - 10-09-2014

Me trying to be a real artist and doing real thumbnails and shit.

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RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - Adrian - 10-10-2014

I'm not sure if it fits too well with the theme but here's my try. Won't try to continue it but as always it was fun to try to think about it.

Mildred Tresian , Lord of House Tresian.

Her House words are "Unity in All"

Let's just say that in combat ... she's quite versatile.

RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - crackedskull - 10-10-2014


RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - Jonesoda - 10-10-2014

sketching out ideas. They feel too generic, probably will experiment further.

RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - rafa zanchetin - 10-11-2014

More thumbnails.

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RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - Jonesoda - 10-11-2014

Really loose prelims. A little too warrior like perhaps, but I like a few of these actually this time at least.

RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - Jonas Jerde - 10-13-2014

couple idears. Not sure what i'm going for yet.

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RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - Jonesoda - 10-15-2014

Decided, onto render

RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - pnate - 10-16-2014

Woooo everybody much design, such cool!

Lines and block in, still a bunch to do/fix
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RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - Jonesoda - 10-17-2014

procrastinating render, slow going. gonna have to stock up on female face ref/studies

RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - Heliux - 10-17-2014

-work in progress. busy week, hopefully I can finish.
I like the stork, but its a little too "Wheel of Time" -Might go with a moth or butterfly for the house sigil like in my initial design...dunno if this pose really captures the spirit of the prompt either. ;\

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RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - Fedodika - 10-18-2014

uuuh i never post in these here are my sketch and studies; I'll try to post in these WIP threads more

RE: CRIMSON CHOW #4 - M'Lord WIP - atrenr - 10-19-2014

woke up earlier and did these! I'm joining super late because the day job suddenly snatched all my time for the past week without me expecting it : (
maybe I'll be able to make the deadline, haha. I did some pencil sketches for the crest as well as general silhouette earlier, wish I had time for more though!