February Original Character Design Contest

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Postby soul alive » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:36 pm

Great job, Pascal. I like the music notes effects that you used, and the background is wild.
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Postby Aileen Kailum » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:42 pm

Wow. Nice, Pascal. I like his hair.

Well, I finally colored my entry, so here it is. I used colored pencils.

Bio:
Name: Miu
Age: 19

Story:
Miu shares a two-bedroom apartment with his three friends and whoever they know that needs a place to sleep at night. Needless to say, it can get a bit crowded at times. Whenever he wants to be alone, Miu grabs his guitar and retreats into the laundry closet, the one place he is sure no one will bother him.



Note: I realize that Miu is typically a girl's name. However, my story is set in the future, and by then the name "Miu" has changed to slang for "loner."
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Postby soul alive » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:40 pm

Nice job Aileen! Love the colored pencils. And nice backstory; is Miu a character from a larger project you're working on?
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Postby Esoteric » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:01 pm

Hmm, yes, good colors you've chosen Aileen. It gives a very somber mood to the image. I like it!
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Postby Aileen Kailum » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:43 pm

Thanks, SA and Esoteric.

And nice backstory; is Miu a character from a larger project you're working on?


Yes. He's part of a story that I've been building for the past year or so.
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Postby ShadowCat » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:56 pm

;O;.....STUPID COMPUTER ERASED MY DESCRIPTION ~/)O(\~

Name: Mia

Description: A girl in her late teens. She's a tom-boy who enjoys anything repulsive. She's very immature, yet tough. Her favorite type of 'instrument' is anything that makes rude noises.

" wrote:Ah, the human body....its own instrument....


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Postby soul alive » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:13 pm

XD - very funny ShadowCat.
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Postby Dante » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:37 pm

Great Job Aileen and ShadowCat! I didn't actually know that Miu was a girls name, and I love the "sneeze" instrument!

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Postby ShadowCat » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:41 pm

Bwahaha \o.o/ (took an hour or two)

Oh, and here's something weird.....I used only different shades of red for the entire thing >.>;;

((Hmm...Miu and Mia...<.<;; ))
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Postby soul alive » Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:20 pm

Here's my entry:
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Character Description:

Name: Louisa
Age: 19
Personality: In a word - spunky. Nothing ever gets her down. Though some may criticize her for her eternal optimism, saying Louisa's too dumb to know otherwise, Louisa is really actually a very smart and grounded person. She knows that life can be miserable, but would rather spend her time happy then in constant complaint.

Story:
Louisa was always one for dressing up in costume, Halloween, fancy dress parties, or really any occassion she could make up an excuse for. Among her favorite accessories were wire and mesh fairy wings. Louisa made no attempts to hide the fact that she owned more pairs of fairy wings than other girls did pairs of shoes. She could frequently be seen around the conservatory in purple wings in the morning, blue after tea, and red for dinner. The other students simply found her a charming oddity, and the professors turned a blind eye since her apparent social eccentricities did not affect her devotion to music.

One late spring afternoon, Louisa found herself staring off into space instead of going through her usual strict practice regimen on her violin. She decided to take a break and headed off to a nearby pond frequented by overly-friendly, over-fed ducks. As she walked around the pond, Louisa failed to notice that some of the surrounding rocks were dangerously slick. Her ballet flats provided no traction what-so-ever, and Louisa fell head-first into the pond, wings, violin and all.

Never having bothered to learn the fine art of swimming, Louisa sunk quickly to the bottom of the pond. Fortunately, mere seconds later, several sets of strong hands lifted her out. It took a few seconds for her to realize that the princely young man and his friends were wearing fairy wings as well. Only theirs were real.

After escorting her to a nearby cottage to dry off, they explained that by some freak twist of nature, the pond was an access point into the fairy realm. One only needed to completely submerge in the pond in the human realm, and they would re-appear in the realm of fairies. Unfortunately, no return point had yet been found. Taking everything in stride, Louisa declared that she would simply discover it the very next day. That night, as she drifted off to sleep in a guest room of the castle, she pondered over the days events, her carefully dried violin resting beside her.

She awoke to find herself in a hospital bed surrounded by the worried faces of her friends from the conservatory. Not missing a beat, Louisa declared that she would be taking up swimming lessons within the week.

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I ran out of time, and didn't get to do the picture and character I had originally intended. So I just whipped up this picture in an hour instead.





<.< ... >.>


Okay, I fib. I ran out of time, so this is a drawing that I did over break that fortunately fit since it had an instrument in it. I did make up the story though.

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Postby Jingo Jaden » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:32 am

Alright, I want to thank again for many great enteries, the following results are these.

Best creative design - Pascal
Best background design - Pascal
Best technical design - Pascal
Best bio/history/personality - Soul Alive

The winner is then - Pascal. For a great entry. I loved the design and work effort that seems quite apparent on it. Both creative and skilled. Nice going there. :D

Alieen - You where close on catching a spot with your style. I loved the image you created in terms of the atmosphere it lets you see.

Soul Alive - Lovely design. Nice mood in it. Thinking out of the box and doing so much right. A really nice entry, like normal ^^

SC - Doing fine with your illustration skills, keep it up :)
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Postby Photosoph » Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:51 pm

Everyone made such wonderful entires. ^_^ I love your pencil shading and colouring skills, Aileen, and your entry was excellent, SC. Only two shades of red?! o_O And loved your pic too, SA; the bio really intrigued me as well. Felt like I was reading an intro to a novel or something. ^_^

Congratulations, everyone! I hope I see you all next month. ^_^ Or rather... erm... this month. ;)
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Postby soul alive » Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:56 pm

Congrats Pascal! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the topic this month.

hehe. I figured I might as well have fun with the bio if I couldn't do the picture I really had wanted to do.
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Postby Dante » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:09 pm

It with great joy and pleasure, that I accept this nomination as the winner of the February 2006, Original Character Design Contest. Thanks everyone for your support, and I look forward to seeing your entries in the March 2006 Original Character Design Contest, whose topic is The Nobel Prize. Overall, everyone had great entries and I’m very excited to see what comes out of next months contest! (I just enjoy these things because it gives me an excuse to draw and slowly save up images for a my dream project of producing a video game :P)

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Postby ShadowCat » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:36 pm

Aren't you technically nominated when you submit an entry? >.>;;

Good job everyone. \o.o/
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Postby Aileen Kailum » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:40 pm

:looks around:

Took me a minute to find this thread... it moved...

Anyways, congratulations Pacal and Soul Alive!
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