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September 25th, 2006, 08:45 AM
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+/- Now... concept!
1 = Man
2 = Bi-Polar
Make sure your picture contains these - you will receive 3 VOTES for each topic covered.
4 extra votes will be offered for the description.
(for the new people)
NOT ALL ENTRIES ARE TAKEN TO THE POLL.
(the selection is based on technical quality criteria)
ENTRIES NOT POLLED WILL RECEIVE C&C
(i really try to do this every time)
IT IS A DIFFICULT PROCESS - MISTAKES CAN BE MADE
I am trying to set this as a professional demand. I act as the client...
Oblio is always looking for feedback - If Oblio is wrong - tell him so.
Very cool round.
Big WELCOME to all the new guys who joined us this week.
It's great to see your first posts on CA are in the CHOW area.
rejected due quality:
great idea man. on the technical side you should be more careful. Your entry is very hard to read - I've made it B&W for you to see - your form and values need some work. Try to go for simpler forms - a robot is a good idea, you can have it blocky and simple as shapes. It will help you set your forms, you'll see your planes and knock down your values, your perspective will be easy to nail etc. Go simple, go B&W, work careful, think twice before you stroke once. Thank you for your entry. Welcome to CA.
Crazy... indeed.. man you have those expressions nailed right. And some parts of your concept are disturbing... The rejection is again due to technical issues.
Your proportions are somehow random. Your original linework is piercing trough your finished part, and it's not too nice. It's too bad since i can see some really nice details here and there (back light). You should work more on your construction, and proportions.
SUPERB ENDING FOR BI-POLAR MEN... hirst time in CHOW history.. the amazing bi-polar audience has selected.. TWO WINNERS.
Hope to see you around again...
September 25th, 2006, 12:05 PM
The sad fate of Bi-Polar Man
Peter Johnson was a man who had his emotions in total controll, he took great pride in this attribute and as an IRS employee it was a great asset. He lived his life comortably auditing and calculating and was pretty happy with it until one day when he audited the wrong man. Insane brainsurgent/mad professor Igor Rubowsky. One day John woke up finding himself dressed in a suit of iron on a surgents table in an empty warehouse. Two faces, one brain with bi-polar sides, two bi-polar modes, one insane killer and one over empathatic, over emotional, nice guy. John was from now on doomed to walk the earth as Bi-Polar Man.. When his right evil side of the brain was swtched on his left emotional empathatic side was sleeping and vice versa, never seeing eachother but always affecting eachother. His emotional side always started caring for things that his evil side later destroyed, so soft side morned and cried and found new things to love that was later killed or destroyed by bad side and so on.
September 25th, 2006, 02:21 PM
Yeah, yeah.... trevor, you're right.... I do remember that!
Gee.. I almost forgot this character... and this was one of my favorite ones.
Jason's most commom phrase in the sanitarium was: "They want me, mom!". The doctors found that Jason was suffering from delusions of his own mind. Disturbances during his sleep. But what they didn't know is that Jason's dreams weren't made by his mind, but only the recalling of a legion of creatures who dwelt inside him. But this is not an analogy. There were creatures for true.
So when Jason arrived at his 25th year old, the creatures, by a devilish witchcraft, opened a gate located by his solar plexus, a Chakra responsible for the connection to the material world.
The summoning had begun. But what the creatures didn't know is that Jason's mother knew all this even before he was born. She was a great Sorcerer in her time. Jason was meant to be her son. She, then, could make a spell to do avoid him to die, and all the creatures unleashed to this world. Unfortunately, during the enchant to close the gate, one creature passed half body through the portal. Now they have to live in a symbiotic relationship.
Jason tried harder and harder to live a normal life until his beloved girlfriend, Jessica was killed and devoured by his other self. Jason himself couldn't keep the hunger off his mind. Since then, this bi-polar man had to live a life away from civilization.
September 26th, 2006, 10:08 AM
The Count of Nightingale Manor
“…and many authorities doubt the Count of Nightingale Manor’s existence. Despite widespread skepticism, some reliable sources (anonymous) still believe the count is responsible for the murders of several high ranking officials and iconic figures, including: former DA, Anthony Schroeder (for which Chief Investigator Philip Callahan was convicted) ; philanthropist Charles Orrington; philanthropist Tessa Goldberg; Audrey Callahan (wife of Philip Callahan) and most prolific of all, governor Simon Parker. According to anonymous sources, a great deal of the count’s supposed victims were killed at the manor. Several other figures, including the late governor and DA, were killed outside the premises of Nightingale Manor. It has been speculated that the reason for this deviation was psychological and that the count aimed “to send a message” (anon, 1957). Investigations conducted at the manor have yielded no results, though several police officers and investigators have gone missing on the premises.
To date, there is no hard evidence to suggest a serial slayer is operating from Nightingale Manor, though there is definitive evidence suggesting a single culprit committing murders for political and socio-economic reasons, malignant in nature. Further accounts point toward…”
- Official Police Report on “The Count of Nightingale Manor”
See yo' foolz in da poll!
September 26th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Here's my attempt thus far (30 min lunch sketch!):
(edit again!) i changed up my idea a bit... knocked back the costuming a few decades. plus it gave me an excuse to use this background i've been messing with. THIS IS MY FINAL!!
My concept - These are the DeCosimo brothers, who market themselves as the "Bi-Polar Man" on the sideshow circuit. They are identical in appearance, but complete OPPOSITES otherwise. Anthony (on the left) is the business minded one, who appointed himself as the manager of the group, while Dominic (on the right) is the irresistable party animal babe magnet (who usually steals his brother's girlfriend...ouch!)
September 27th, 2006, 06:09 AM
Ignes suffers from massive fits of emotional instability. These fits take him to the darkest end of manic depression and self destructive loathing to the opposite..which he refers to as 'blackouts.' Unable to talk due to scars incurred during his blackout periods, Ignes keeps a very personal friend close by, the only one who can understand how much he suffers.
September 27th, 2006, 12:03 PM
"His obsession with being completely good had driven him into practices best left alone, a fact he had become blind to. As he explored further into Martial arts, meditation, and finally rituals he came upon the idea to achieve purity by separating the evil out of himself. He failed. The darkness in his heart concentrated and became it's own being, twisting his body and taking dominance. Now, his good half, bound and controlled, serves as little more than support for the dark self."
September 28th, 2006, 04:55 AM
quick WIP... hope i'll find the time...
.. update - hope to have the time to finish - looks like a looong way to that :(
September 28th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Eddington the Great White Hunter (and Bi-Polar man)
Lord Eddington is an independently wealthy Englishman who has always had a penchant for hunting. He has ventured into the tangled waterways of the Amazon, seeking the jaguar, and Darkest Africa for the elephant's ivory; he has hunted wild horses upon the steppes of Mongolia and has been hunted himself by the tigers which lurk in the jungles of India.
After all of that, what is there left to do? What creatures are there left to stalk, struggle with, and ultimately triumph over?
Lord Eddington, uneasy in his thoughts of the complete loss of meaning in his life, turned his face southward. To Antarctica he went, and hunted seals and the penguins. Then to the Arctic he went, hunting the grizzly, the snow-owl, the narwhal, and ultimately the prize of all prizes, the vicious and deadly polar bear.
September 29th, 2006, 05:52 AM
Concept: Vivan Gotha, Keeper of Heaven - Guardsman of Hell.
Forget about Saint Peter, this is the guy we all meet when our time is due! Allthough all official instances, like the Vatican, deny any bi-polarity in heavenly creatures, Vivan Gotha has been there from the beginning. In a way they are right, since he was one of earths first men, kin of Adam, and not exactly a pure divine being. Contaminated or blessed by inhuman divine powers he became what he is now: ugly, burning and billowing smoke from one side the Guardsman of Hell guides those destined for tea time with Lucifer to their terminus! The left side of Vivan Gotha is an angel like humanoid, carrying the Key of The Gate. The Keeper of Heaven will show the few who have been chosen to sit at the Great Table, through The Gate. Vivan Gotha is divided exactly in two, if one of his limbs crosses the line from one side to the other, this limb will morph into the state of this side of the body.
On my blog there is a play by play and a close up of the face! http://blog.piru.be/
I hope my render is ok this time!
September 29th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Hi, i´m new here, can I play?
Here I go...
Bob is thirty years old, he's a sys monkey in a telephone company, single and he began to lose his hair.
Mr. Tomahawk is the current president of the world, a multidemensional secret agent and pope of the rock n´roll with a aerodynamic haircut...
Bob is depressed and pushed down by his burden. Sr Tomahawk is a euphoric titan with no limits.
They need help...
Sorry for my english 8)
September 29th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Hugh K. Munghous --- The latest to join the elite ranks of explorers to visit both the North and South Poles. Whatta guy...
Any comments or critique would be cool, Im trying to get used to photoshop painting.
September 30th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Hi everyone, this is my first post~
Saw my roommate doing this and it looked kinda fun so i decided to give it a shot ^^
Here's my Bi-Polar man, he's a robot cyborgy thing with 2 different head/masks that he can interchange + and -.. one is happy one is sad ^^
oh yeah.. he has some wierd pump thing for his heart....and a tube thign... for his...thing...
September 30th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Once a man of great inner conflicts, the BiPolar Man has spent his life transforming his body into a machine so that
he could retrieve the chemical balance he needs to have a suitable "balanced" life. It send electrical discharges straight to his head toning down every single of his emotions. Even if he is condemned to spend his days finding a source of energy for his metabolism, his small rusty face never keeps smilling as he had finally found what he wanted. Serenity.
October 1st, 2006, 09:06 AM
CHOW #43 - Bi-Polar Man
I'll wait for the night to come.
So far, suicide at home
For I'm not the man you know.
This love, it's about control.
(Strapping Young Lad)
October 1st, 2006, 05:39 PM
Hi guys this is my first post and my first involvement with anything like this.
Hope you like it.
Mr. Butterrunkles, <sigh>... nobody knows what exacly happen to make him act the way he does but every one knows that he is the nobilities best hitman. His curious behavior is best described as that of a child, except that he ruthlessly kills people while they lie asleep at night. His mind seems totally disconnected from his body.
We can only hope that he shall be stoped.
Last known victim of Mr. Butterrunkles
October 2nd, 2006, 02:34 PM
New topic up!
October 2nd, 2006, 02:50 PM
+ I just loved those initial sketches and I really like the way he turned out overall!
+ I like the way the clothes are draped and what the monster's face looks like
- At first I didn't see he was retaining the monster
Anyway, nice entry dude! I like it better than your Oxygen King!
+ Your character and background are really good imo!
- I can't feel a real cohesion between your story and the character, so it scores less therefor for me.
+ Fantastic facial expressions; love the Carnivalesque atmosphere in the picture
- Pitty that there is a difference between the level of "finishedness" between the faces and the rest of the body. Pitty you can't see them completely too.
+ He definatly suffers from madness
- would've liked some more highlighting in the body
+ cool desing & concept
+ tightness of parts of the piece, allmost "tangible"
- the part that connects the evil one with the good one is missing something imo, or maybe it's too hard? (look who's talking ;))
Would have liked to see this in color or in greys only, now the parts that are in colour don't really belong in the picture. Pitty there isn't an explanation also.
+ I had allmost exactly the same idah in the beginning ;)
+ I really like the roughness of the piece
+ Like the idah!
- Would have taken another Point Of View.
+ I like how this picture reads. That guy is struggling to get there!
+ like it houw you rendered it.
+ Hehe cool design! Like the teeth especially ;)
- I like the colours en the "graphic" approach of the piece, but the form doesn't read very clear due tot the more abstract colouring imo.
As oblio said, the idah is good, and you are getting there, but it doesn't read clear.. yet!
+ As always I love your colors! The face mask is cool too.
- Pitty you are "hiding" the hands. :)
+ like the setup;
- the figurative quality needs some upgrading still, but hey you will get there! :)
October 2nd, 2006, 03:25 PM
Agh, shit, didn't vote for Joe... if someone would vote for Joe on my behalf - much appreciated. Only voted for Chuck and his hot stuff.
DurinPiru: Thanx, wrote the story not to supplement the character but to complement it.
Will try and churn out some meaningful critiques a bit later on.
October 2nd, 2006, 04:07 PM
-Vote for Chuck, man that character is badass. The shapes + tones/colors gives me the impression this is one Fuck*&*^up guy. Great work.
JoeHell. Wow seriously, not only does that pic make me laugh but alot it really well rendered.
Lolow: Superb style.
To All others, great ideas, gj.
off to work now.
October 2nd, 2006, 04:38 PM
Voted JoeHell. He's got it right away... very humorous and original. The colours were an added bonus.
October 2nd, 2006, 06:20 PM
Think he got the essence of the matter and also the description was following the pace of the concept.
I'll C&C for everybody later.
October 2nd, 2006, 08:35 PM
Many thanks for the crit, Durin.
October 2nd, 2006, 08:55 PM
Thanks for the C&C everyone ill do better next time. I know what you mean on the proportions and will fix it at least for my own personal use. thx again.
October 3rd, 2006, 12:19 AM
Lolow got my vote. Just loved the idea, and the technique was sweet too.
October 3rd, 2006, 01:25 AM
JoeHell - you nailed it! Like the style and the take on the concept is good too!
C & C for the entrants tomorrow when I have more time!
October 3rd, 2006, 02:00 AM
CLose one for me between JoeHell and Lolow. In the end I liked the removeable faces and Mignola styling a bit more, so Lolow got the vote.
October 3rd, 2006, 02:07 AM
I voted lolow.. that piece is awesome..
thanks for the votes everyone.. you dont know how much they mean to me.. really a boost to keep doing these "something" of the week things.. it's so much fun..
I'll C&C later on.. gotta get to school now..
October 3rd, 2006, 04:16 AM
Voted JoeHell, mainly because I liked the initial sketches very much. I think they were a bit more funny compared to the final
Great work by lolow, but I wasnt too happy with the final make-up of the image. I think it would have been stronger without the horizontal picture on top or if that pic would have been more in the color scheme. The others were nice as well, but these two really came out on top.
October 3rd, 2006, 04:28 AM
I voted for JoeHell! Chuckmate also had a very nice one, but i think the concept for Joe's is more creative ;)
thanks for the votes guys :B
October 3rd, 2006, 05:33 AM
V = lolow.
very intense and creepy. me like.
good job everyone.
thanks people for the votes and comments (plus on the initial thread, never had the chance to reply there.)
it means the world to me.
by the way -
BPM = Bi-Polar Man.
PMB = Patricio Marcello Balanovsky. (my full name.)
October 3rd, 2006, 12:47 PM
PMB = Patricio Marcello Balanovsky. (my full name.)
man you have a cool name.
October 3rd, 2006, 03:30 PM
lolow got my vote this round....well done, mate.
October 3rd, 2006, 06:32 PM
man you have a cool name.
yeah - Argentinian parents are cruel like that. ;)
October 4th, 2006, 07:15 PM
I'm usually a phantom voter and have yet to enter one of these character of the week challenges despite some sketching for several topics. I'm still intimidated I guess. But I thought this time I would give reasons for why I voted for who I voted for. I really like joehell's as well as several others but I voted for Zarett's because of his interpretation of the topic. I figured most people would go with the two sides of someone's personality or good/evil, I didn't even think of the north and south pole explorer type of character. I guess in the end the penguin boots did it for me. Great work by everyone else and here's hoping I get the courage to enter one of these things someday.
October 4th, 2006, 07:41 PM
v - Sirio Brozzi
Runner ups: Joe Hell, Oblio, Chuck, Lolow
October 10th, 2006, 04:47 AM
Isn't is AMAZING that for a BI-Polar Man.. we have 2 Winners?
Congratulations to Joe-Hell and Lolow
So... should we leave it like this... or... open th epoll for another week?
here are their works...
2 winners? or another vote?
let's hear it !!!!
October 11th, 2006, 11:54 AM
I'd be honored to share first place with Lolow.. no more vote needed in my eyes.. but if others want it it's ok..
October 11th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Both are equally deserving, make it two winners please :)
October 11th, 2006, 02:39 PM
October 12th, 2006, 07:53 AM
Bipolar man with two winners, how excellent.
October 13th, 2006, 05:27 AM
October 13th, 2006, 06:39 AM
Bipolar man with two winners, how excellent.
idd quite ironic! :)
October 13th, 2006, 09:33 AM
HAHAHAHHA..... Amazing result!!!!
I like it very much!!!!!