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Old 03 March 2003   #1
Hapless Hero/Villian - Character - bibi5000

This is my first 2D challenge and I hope my submission does fit the rules. It is inspired by paintings around 1900. Let me introduce you to

GentleMan!!!

He fights his foes with the power of good manners and the weapons of good language. He can dispute any villain to the ground by pointing out that he is wearing the wrong eau de cologne. He is always dressed properly and he doesnt't hesitate to use that fact against his enemies! He is the incarnation of gentle manners and good taste.

His career went down like a duck made of led when he was caught with his zipper open and wearing underpants with little hearts.

Here comes the first sketch for a start:

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Old 03 March 2003   #2
You can give him some heroic qualities, hapless or not, he should look like a hero. Good luck!
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Old 03 March 2003   #3
He'll get a mask and a hat with a big "G" on it. He is kind of a very silent and subtle hero
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Old 03 March 2003   #4
Here's a little update. I'm just blocking out the colors so far.

*Image deleted*
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Last edited by bibi5000 : 04 April 2003 at 09:38 PM.
 
Old 04 April 2003   #5
Here's a (little) update, I have been very lazy recently.

*image deleted*
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Last edited by bibi5000 : 04 April 2003 at 09:37 PM.
 
Old 04 April 2003   #6
Well, this is my final.

Thanks everybody.

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Old 05 May 2003   #7
Great job! I only now noticed the final v. Really really cool work.
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Old 05 May 2003   #8
Thanks!
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Old 05 May 2003   #9
nice work

Nice work on the challenge. what program did you use to paint? photoshop or painter?
 
Old 05 May 2003   #10
Thanks, DV8. I used Photoshop on the scanned scetch (see first post) and painted in 2000x1386 with my wacom.
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Old 05 May 2003   #11
Hmm.... your sketch and the final image look just like an art piece by Giovanni Boldini. If you ask me - I like the original painting far better.
Follow this link to see Boldini's painting.
You'll have to scroll down a bit to see the portrait of Count Robert de Montesquiou (direct link to the image didn't work).
 
Old 05 May 2003   #12
Ya got me there

And yes, unfortunately I'm not as good as Boldini.

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Last edited by bibi5000 : 05 May 2003 at 02:41 PM.
 
Old 05 May 2003   #13
You've copied someone else's art???!!!
And you're smiling?!!
I think your entry will be disqualified.
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Old 05 May 2003   #14
plagerism

I would consider that plagerism.... its one thing to be inspired by someone else's art, but to pretty much copy it and call it your own is something totally different and wrong. You should of at least mentioned that you worked from someone elses art.

In my career, I have had my work "ripped off" several times, by both individuals and a large company (you wouldnt believe the company if I told you)- and I must say it totally sucks. It has made me become protective of my work- even going so far as to password protect my website.

If you are going to copy, give credit where it is due.

more importantly, be original.
 
Old 05 May 2003   #15
Angry this sucks...

This sucks... This situation reminds me the demo compos of the c-64, amiga, early PC era, when every lamer copied some Vallejo, Frazetta, etc. artwork and won the gfx compo... I hated that, as well as this stuff...
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