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CGAN May 2017 - The First Vampire - WIPs 01 May 2017 19:53 #15990

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The First Vampire

Brief: I hope a vampire will be to everyone's taste... (or is that a distasteful joke?) Who was the first vampire? Count Dracula, Vlad Tepes, Lilith? Did they become a vampire through black magic, evolution or a curse? Try to depict the first of their kind!

Deadline: Wednesday the 31st of May at Midnight GMT.

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Rules in brief:
  • All challenge entries must be your own work.
  • You should post at least two WIP images that are clearly different from your final entry and each other.
  • Your final entry should contain your image (inserted so it shows up full size) and at least two links to your WIP posts on the forum.
  • No chatter in the finals thread – if you have questions, post them in the WIP thread or PM an admin.
  • Feedback is allowed & encouraged together with the voting and in the WIP thread.
  • Deadline is given in UK time (midnight GMT) with a grace period of 5 minutes for getting the post sorted.
  • Each member may cast one vote
  • No cheating! Admins may decide to disqualify an entry that does not adhere to the above rules.
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CGAN May 2017 - The First Vampire - WIPs 01 May 2017 21:18 #15995

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I have absolutely no issue with this challenge echoing the previous one - as you posted in the shout box Charlotte. It's healthy in my opinion to exercise (exorcise?) the darker part of my self. In fact I may even create a counterpart to my previous entry. Bring on the blood :evil:
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CGAN May 2017 - The First Vampire - WIPs 02 May 2017 13:08 #15999

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Charlotte wrote:
(or is that a distasteful joke?)

I'm really not sure to tell the tooth. I would say it isn't but that could be a mis-stake. :pinch:
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CGAN May 2017 - The First Vampire - WIPs 05 May 2017 10:17 #16104

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Initial sketch for this one.
It'll probably change substantially from this, I'm already thinking I would like a more organic setting as opposed to the gothic stone that I originally had in mind. Something moist, fleshy, pink with veins, arteries and ribs showing through translucent flesh - something that doesn't suggest a historical period setting. We'll see.
And 'LOOK MOM NO HANDS!'

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Something along these lines by the great Mr H R Giger:
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CGAN May 2017 - The First Vampire - WIPs 05 May 2017 11:13 #16107

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eeew that looks like the inside of something... I think I prefer your sketch to Giger's work so far. But I'm curious to see what you'll come up with :)
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CGAN May 2017 - The First Vampire - WIPs 05 May 2017 15:35 #16115

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There's a lot of directions you could take with this month's challenge, I don't think it resembles last months either.

I keep thinking about a shadow following me down a creepy laneway in Europe. :ohmy: I read a lot of Ann Rice books, so much material to draw from those, also there pretty good, especially the one where Lestat goes to hell then heaven and debates with god and the devil. :evil:
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CGAN May 2017 - The First Vampire - WIPs 06 May 2017 23:56 #16137

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Not really sure where this one is going. I may have to do a Micro on y'all and start again.
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CGAN May 2017 - The First Vampire - WIPs 07 May 2017 23:59 #16158

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Todays Vampire sketch. :dry:
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CGAN May 2017 - The First Vampire - WIPs 08 May 2017 06:56 #16160

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One thought I'm having (which you can ignore completely if you want) is that that gargoyle of yours implies that there already is some form of vampire culture/worship. Of course it can be a demon that turns a human into a vampire or "middle-being" or some such... But just thought I'd point it out...
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CGAN May 2017 - The First Vampire - WIPs 08 May 2017 18:43 #16180

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I had the same thought Charlotte. The thing I'm struggling with is if there is no precursor to my vampire it really limits the possibilities to create some weird and wonderful environment.
I'm currently thinking that it would be some kind of Eve type situation where a god, daemon or alien has lured a human into living on the blood of others so vampire is the name given to the first human manifestation of this 'middle being'.
Everything I know about vampire suggests the original was a man (except for Lillith- which I know very little about) so thought the whole temptation of man by woman, pandoras box etc was a nice twist.
Thanks for the feedback though - appreciate it! :)
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Charlotte - Mon 22 May - 20:06

ah, I don't think I've seen a full movie of any of the alien ones besides Prometheus, so I don't really have a top 3. :p

microscopi - Mon 22 May - 19:20

Oh, top 3 of the alien franchise, followed by alien, then aliens, in my humble opinion :%

Charlotte - Mon 22 May - 17:09

the little disco snail? It's cute - tragic and gross but cute... :pAlso Prometheus is in the top 3 what? Bad movies? *didn't like*

microscopi - Mon 22 May - 16:30

I know you can't unsee what you have seen, but if there was ever a time I wanted to it was clicking on that link, that was worse then all the aliens put together in all the alien movies. :O

microscopi - Mon 22 May - 16:28

I think the Alien series has gone from a monster killing machine to a philosophical scenario that's insane, so points on the 180 style. Prometheus is definitely up there with the top three

Charlotte - Sun 21 May - 17:44

Indeed. Vast difference.

Valence - Sun 21 May - 17:02

No, Mr Copyright Lawyer. "Classic Pocmon" is a completely different game. Completely different. Different spelling and everything! :)

Charlotte - Sun 21 May - 16:50

there must be some free pacman apps? Or similar to pacman anyhow...

Valence - Sun 21 May - 16:35

... £3 + in-game ads?!? I guess I'm not a fan of Pacman either! :D

Valence - Sun 21 May - 16:23

There's not enough town building in Pacman. :D ... and by the power of subliminal advertising, I suddenly want to play Pacman. I'm off to try and find an app...

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