#1 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like the character creation contest hit a wall with GodofArt out for a while and wildcats25 the runner up abdicating the thread creation. So another interesting idea offered by @icarusflies a long while ago that I'm shocked hasn't really been done yet- create an undead character.

That covers a pretty broad range - vampires, ghosts, ghouls, zombies, phantoms, mummies etc so lets see what everyone comes up with. All are welcome to enter, if there's any questions, feel free to ask.

Deadline will be 9/5 midnight PST.

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#2 Edited by ARMIV2 (8432 posts) - - Show Bio

Ooooooh man...if I have the time...

#3 Posted by Oscuro (988 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

@oscuro said:

@shatterstar: what are the criteria for this contest?

Create a new undead character, art must be your own and created within the time-frame of the contest. It can be any medium, any setting, any gender, whatever you want pretty much.

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#5 Posted by redscare (441 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

#6 Posted by Oscuro (988 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio
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#8 Posted by Oscuro (988 posts) - - Show Bio

@oscuro said:

@shatterstar: is this strictly art?

Yup, what else did you have in mind?

Just checking. I never entered a contest before, so in my excitement I didn't take notice to the artist show-off aspect lol.

#9 Edited by redscare (441 posts) - - Show Bio

@oscuro - If you were thinking about writing something as an entry, I'd be down to draw a picture for whatever you write. If that's the case, write it up and PM it to me with a description of the character and I'll draw it up. Could be fun.

#10 Posted by Oscuro (988 posts) - - Show Bio

@redscare: Yeah that sounds cool to me. give me an hour or two and I should have something

#11 Posted by Virago (1005 posts) - - Show Bio

Necrapatra: Cleopatra's close adviser was a necromancer; after her death, he brought her back to life as Necrapatra to do his bidding, but she went crazy and killed him, then learned the dark arts of necromancy herself, and is building an army of the undead to revenge Egypt and take over the Roman Empire. And thus Necrapatra was born.

#12 Posted by ARMIV2 (8432 posts) - - Show Bio

@virago said:

Necrapatra: Cleopatra's close adviser was a necromancer; after her death, he brought her back to life as Necrapatra to do his bidding, but she went crazy and killed him, then learned the dark arts of necromancy herself, and is building an army of the undead to revenge Egypt and take over the Roman Empire. And thus Necrapatra was born.

Ooooooooooooooh...

#13 Posted by RamsIllustrations (1032 posts) - - Show Bio

@virago: Perfectly captured. Love it! :)

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#15 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by EGoD (1513 posts) - - Show Bio

Here is my entry, she's actually a character I created before called Gizelle Antrom (A witch who used to wear a necklace of human eyes from her victims). She was resurrected by a family member who's lack of magical skills brought her back as a vengeful zombie. Gizelle hacked the person to pieces and now hunts the descendants of the families who originally murdered her, collecting their eyes to restore her necklace.

#17 Edited by Lumdrop (2 posts) - - Show Bio

The two entries that have already been posted are pretty good, a little intimidating, actually. Do we have to do a biography for this, or is it mainly about character design?

#18 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

@lumdrop said:

The two entries that have already been posted are pretty good, a little intimidating, actually. Do we have to do a biography for this, or is it mainly about character design?

Its up to you if you want to create a backstory or not for the character, you can just post the image. Don't be intimidated, everyone is welcome to join regardless of what stage their at.

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#19 Edited by BumpyBoo (8506 posts) - - Show Bio

@lumdrop: Definitely don't be intimidated, I enter some of these and am nowhere NEAR the skill level of these guys. It's all about the fun of it :)

Oh, and welcome to CV! ^___^

On topic: so, so in for this one.

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#20 Edited by BumpyBoo (8506 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, as usual my entry is strictly for the fun of it but here we go:

Nom-Noms, the undead teddy bear :)

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#21 Posted by Decept-O (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo: OK. Fact. This is frikkin' awesome.

@egod: Very creepy. Nice. I like that you used grays and blacks on this one for the "undead" theme.

#22 Edited by BumpyBoo (8506 posts) - - Show Bio

@decept_o: *blushes* Oh wow, thank you very much! Means an awful lot coming from you mate ^__^

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#23 Edited by Decept-O (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo: The concept and image of the undead teddy bear alone would have been great but you added the detail of him eating the entrails of the hapless mouse. Which bumps this *pun intended* to the boo level for certain.

#24 Posted by BumpyBoo (8506 posts) - - Show Bio

@decept_o: Hehe, I like what you did there ;)

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#25 Edited by artiom1q2w (344 posts) - - Show Bio

undead head on the hangers komplekt

it a magician that died accidentally in his show . and now he returned from dead to show his audience the last show that called "i am back and you will be the dead"

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#27 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

These are tremendous

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#28 Edited by redscare (441 posts) - - Show Bio

@oscuro: I saw the message in my inbox but it seems to have vanished. Send it to me again and I'll draw your picture tonight, Sorry but dragging my ass on this...

@shatterstar - This isn't the first time I've had messages disappear after reading them. Just an FYI.

#29 Edited by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

@redscare said:

@oscuro: I saw the message in my inbox but it seems to have vanished. Send it to me again and I'll draw your picture tonight, Sorry but dragging my ass on this...

@shatterstar - This isn't the first time I've had messages disappear after reading them. Just an FYI.

Was that as a PM or a notification? I've not had that experience personally so not sure what might cause that, might want to submit it in the bug reporting forum if you have steps to reproduce it.

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#30 Edited by redscare (441 posts) - - Show Bio

@shatterstar - It was a PM conversation... a few back and forth. Just gone. I'll submit it in the right thread.

#31 Posted by Decept-O (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

An undead Mer-Woman creature I drew. Initially was going to go black and white due to the type of paper used, but had to color it. The paper isn't conducive to markers very well so I had to make do best I could.

The colored version is my official entry.

#32 Posted by BumpyBoo (8506 posts) - - Show Bio

@decept_o: I love this, you don't see undead mer-people every day ^__^

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#33 Edited by Decept-O (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo: Thank you. Glad you like it. I wanted to create something unique for the "undead" theme, something different. I had drawn a Mer-Woman character before but she wasn't "undead" or anything. I added the underside skin/webbing to give her an added creepy appearance but one that still identified her as an aquatic creature, like a stingray to a degree.

#34 Posted by redscare (441 posts) - - Show Bio

@shatterstar - Can we get an extension until tomorrow night? Unexpectedly ran into an issue with finishing mine...

#35 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

@redscare said:

@shatterstar - Can we get an extension until tomorrow night? Unexpectedly ran into an issue with finishing mine...

Sure, 10pm pst tomorrow voting will start.

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#36 Posted by redscare (441 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks a bunch!

#37 Posted by Manchine (4169 posts) - - Show Bio

I might as well put in my guy.

PIRATE MASTER!

An Undead Pirate.....

#38 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

@manchine said:

I might as well put in my guy.

PIRATE MASTER!

An Undead Pirate.....

Sorry the idea of these contests is the work has to be started & finished within the time-frame of the contest. Looks like that image was first uploaded a while back so it won't qualify.

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#39 Posted by redscare (441 posts) - - Show Bio

Totally finished my picture... and then forgot to scan it. On the flip side, my son's ipod came through better then I expected it to. I used some metallic colors that didn't translate too well in the picture and I'll scan a better copy on Monday just to share outside of the contest.

I made this entry on behalf of @oscuro , who described the character to me and has a backstory idea for the character. Hope you like it dude! All votes go to Oscuro for his idea, not me.

#40 Posted by Manchine (4169 posts) - - Show Bio

@manchine said:

I might as well put in my guy.

PIRATE MASTER!

An Undead Pirate.....

Sorry the idea of these contests is the work has to be started & finished within the time-frame of the contest. Looks like that image was first uploaded a while back so it won't qualify.

Ahhh.... with over 100 characters under my belt. I really don't come up with a NEW character to often. Heck some of my characters we're made back in 1983. =)