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    Action Hero - Witiko
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    Powers - Sensing the souls of the evil, he travels his lands to consume what has been stained. Ancient magics and his soul bound twin are the weapons at his command and he wields them well.

    -"My name has never been uttered, for none that know still live.

    I write this now to leave some sign of my passing, that my deeds may be known, that my conscience might be cleared, but i think that the stain of what i am will always be, and not forgotten.
    I had a brother once, a twin, whom by choice was starved, and sharpened, and upon my peoples anvil forged and bound to me.... and we hunger.

    Vengeance is why i was made, to feed upon soured souls, and there is no lack of sustenance for these are troubled times, and we are never full.
    The magic of my people is fierce and bread within me, to them I am a hero.
    To others I am the legend... Witiko.... eater of souls.
    Be well, live well, and in the ashes of my passing you will remain."

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    will be updating the sketch as I go.
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    Cool concept entry. Looking at his costume, it reminds me of ancient Chinese / Japanese clothing. where did you get the inspirations from? Looking forward to seeing some more

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    SolidSnakexxx- thanks, well it took a little while to decide, i started by writing the description below. i wanted it dark, and i wanted a fantasy hero feel. Since he has magic as his main power, i think the cluttered feel of the robes and sacks etc. will fit well and i think his twin will make an appearence. as far as insperation, ive always liked this kind of character, but i want to mix it up and add some elements to suggest that he is a man out of time, that he is undying.

    i am going to start with a bunch of sketches based on the first thumbnail below and refine the look, if i can figure out how to embed movies i would love to present it that way.

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    really nice concept/story. looking foward to seeing your zb sculpt

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    Great start Cameron !
    Keep it up.

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    Well, I need to get started, and now that work has settled down,what better way than with a sketch, I will run through what I did and show some steps for the illistration, and then its onto ZB, before its to late.

    I started with a quick anatomy study blue line.
    Then some paint overs as layers in PS picking tones off the scanned image.
    I wanted to get a character out, so I did'nt worry about nailing a pose.
    Tweeks will happen in ZB pose changes etc. Its the best place to play.
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    Ask as many questions as you like guys, what ever helps you out.

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    Wow, I just love the way you approach to work on the design...from the anatomical sketch and progressing to become the character.. and I must say it looks awesome. BTW, is it the same character between the one with many horns and the character with the long 2 side spear?

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    SolidSnakexxx- Thanks, If I have your questioin right, the smaller character with the two bladed weapon is the living brother, the large figure is his soul bound twin. I was hoping to have time to sculpt them both, on a nice base made of stacked seals similer to the one's that are on both the characters.
    Its going to be challanging but i think it could look so cool.

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    great steps with the sketches. I will be keeping a close eye on this one.

    Paul

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    GREAT SKETCHES!!

    Word of caution. Re-read the contest headquarters forum because i believe aurick said to sculpt one character. The point of this contest is to sculpt an Action Hero not multiple ones. I would sculpt the small guy. He looks to be the most dynamic in costume and power.
    Looking forward to this one.
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    Threetails your sketches are amazing!!!!!
    I love the crossover from the arms to the weapons of the big one...
    and I´m absolutely in love with the decoration of the horns---
    Is there some native american influence?

    Great Details of the entire models...and also a great idea.. but that will be a lot of work

    But I´m sure that will be a lot of fun too
    Best wishes

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    gabo1991- thanks very much
    DAnconia- thanks for the heads up, i have checked and havn't found anything yet, but i'll keep checking.
    Moni-Poroni- thanks for your comments. It will be alot of work for sure.

    -Could I have the forum administrators review this submission and tell me if multipule characters is not permitted, also i am looking at the official rules. and i need clarification on somthing. i have sketched the Witiko character "the big guy" and it is posted on my web site this new sketch and that one share the same hand weopn style, am i allowed to continue with this submission or should change it up.

    thanks again.

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    Threetails I just located something that´s maybe important for you

    Aurick said
    Regarding multiple characters: Not a good idea. The vision of the contest is to create a single character. Trying to create more not only dilutes your efforts, but it also creates real problems should you win a print prize.

    I found it on this page
    http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/sho...1&page=4&pp=15

    I hope it was helpful

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    Thanks Moni-Poroni.

    Regarding the weapon, I'm fine with that. First, it's only a sketch. And second, it's only one element of many regarding the character.

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    Thanks Moni, that make it a litte easier to pick a direction.
    Thanks Aurick for the quick response it pays to be sure.

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