ART CLASH WEEK 28: ELRIC!!!

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Whose is the true Elric Melniboné?

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  • #2577

    Brett Barkley
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    ELRIC






    ART BRIEF:
    SUBJECT: ELRIC OF MELNIBONE.
    CONCEPT: Elric is described as follows:  “It is the colour of a bleached skull, his flesh; and the long hair which flows below his shoulders is milk-white. From the tapering, beautiful head stare two slanting eyes, crimson and moody, and from the loose sleeves of his yellow gown emerge two slender hands, also the colour of bone.” 

    Elric is a moody wanderer, a walking contradiction.  Sickly and thin, he leaves only death and destruction in his path when wielding Stormbringer, the soul-eating sword he is bonded to.  Illustrate an image that captures the essence of this tortured character.
    Good luck!

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    THE RULES:
    THE ART CLASH is a weekly art challenge. Each TUESDAY a new Art Clash challenge will be posted. You may work in ANY MEDIA you like, but you must stick to the brief of this week’s Art Clash. And please, no posting old work in the Art Clash. This is about encouraging growth through work, so we expect a new piece every time.

    Your final art will need to be uploaded to an image hosting service (here are a few I recommend: Imgur, Google Photos and Flickr) and then may be posted here ANY time until SUNDAY evening at MIDNIGHT (EST). Voting begins immediately afterward and polls close on MONDAY at MIDNIGHT (EST). So don’t miss out!
    The artist with the most votes for the week by the close of the polls is declared that week’s winner and chooses the next Art Clash.

    ***A BRIEF NOTE BEFORE WE BEGIN***
    Just a reminder that we’re currently in The Art Clash version 1.1. The primary difference in this iteration is each week’s Art Clash will feature two tiers of competition: sequential and pin-up. Anyone entering can choose to illustrate that week’s challenge in a sequential storytelling form (page templates will be provided here) or as a stand-alone, pin-up-style image. Build and illustrate a story of your own around an Art Clash challenge, or wow your audience with a single powerful image. It’s up to you. We want to foster all levels of creativity here, so this will provide an opportunity for all artists to take their work in whatever direction he or she desires and to whatever degree of finishing.

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    BOOM! Elric holding out his mighty sword.

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      Very cool, dynamic picture, Steel! Would have liked to see more of the view of the body to establish Elric a bit more. That said, foreshortening is never easy, so kudos on that!

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        Thanks man. I agree, I knew the sword was covering too much of his body.

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      Your goal was to hit a Mike Mignola art style… and you NAILED it! The eye and the shadows! DANG.

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      Knight, I like the whole figure and the large pools of blacked out content work really well, they are very powerful. Big plus that you went full figure and background. Are those flames I see in the background as well? Great job!

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    Elric

    Elric picture

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      Steel
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      Thanks for posting differently, I can see it now. I REALLY love the sword and the background! NAILED IT!

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      I addressed the issues I had with this drawing in the artist’s spotlight. Because I realized a shortcoming from another submitted piece, I decided to put my attempts to learn elsewhere. After seeing Brett’s, my picture looked flat as a board suddenly.

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    Elric!
    -B

    • #2588

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      I’m already doing some ‘learnin’ by tracing over brett’s forms and trying to redo my pose in that perspective. Don’t need anyone to wait on it, tho

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      I LOVE the face! The sword with all the runes and the way his hair flows in the wind. NAILED IT!

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      Really well done, the only thing I see as a missed opportunity here is that the physique doesn’t really say the generally weak Elric. Yours looks jacked and very heroic, but maybe that is more the armor and layers. Got my vote

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      Again, Joe, AMAZING LINE WORK!

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      Joe: great job! Things I love, that I bet you loved drawing: that winding hair, the turned away chest, it’s very clear and clean and is more in line with what I would imagine his physique is. The missed opportunity, in my mind is namely in the straps. The belt stretching across his chest, curving the belts around his arm, etc. These are great perspective cues to take advantage of! Great job!

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    I was always aware of Elric but never drew him until now.

    Commercial Photography

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      There’s a first time for everything.

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      This looks great! Love the brushwork and mood. I would have loved to have seen the picture a bit larger, and Stormbringer a larger blade. Great job!

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    WOW GUYS!!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!! SO MANY PEOPLE POSTING!

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    Guys,
    Thanks to everyone who got their stuff posted. This is an amazing week. I’m going to leave it open just a bit longer for Newbold…just in case. I hate closing it before someone can enter. So we’ll give him a chance, in case he’s going to this week.
    -B

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    So it looks like Newbold won’t make it this week. The poll is open now. Voting is all day Tuesday, closing 9:00 EST, or so, in the evening.

    Good luck, everyone! I’m still figuring out who I want to vote for…
    -B

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    In case you’re looking for a suggestion, I’m gonna say Venger, but only because someone already asked me to draw him, so not a big deal.

    Anyone else blown away by the Sam Liu Elric? I made that my phone lock screen super quick.

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      Yes, I know. I saw that and I was like, “bruh, this is awesome.”

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      Dafu, I was sure you were going to win this one. Great job, everyone! I’m going to take Joe’s suggestion of Mister Freeze and put a slight spin on it for this week’s challenge. I’ll be posting that soon.

      Thanks for the votes, guys! I thought this was a fantastic challenge. I truly enjoyed it.

      -B

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      Scott, that’s a fantastic suggestion! I would have taken that, if I hadn’t finally come up with something cool (pardon the pun) for Joe’s suggestion from last week. But be sure to suggest him next. I’d love to work on that character.

      I had to look him up. I was getting him confused with another fantasy character from the 80s…the guy I’m thinking of is a big barbarian-looking guy with a large helmet that covers his entire face…I think it had bat wings on the sides. Does anyone know who I’m trying to describe? I was thinking of suggesting this character sometime, but I can’t remember who it is or what he’s called.

      -B

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