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    The REMAKE/REMODEL meme is one of my favourite things. Artists need a place to show off and Whitechapel should always be It. A handful of entries will be showcased on Bleedingcool at the end of each challenge.



    This is for ART ONLY. Any pen-portraits, or crappy scribbles padded-out with words, will cause a deployment of the newly-trained Urethral Attack Maggots. And a banned account.

    No stock-photo manipulation. No half-arsed bollocks. Anything deemed to be piss-takery will be nuked from orbit. Original photography is fine.

    No more than ONE submission by any one person.



    About time we had a she-character, I think. And let’s go back to comics for our source. Specifically, a typically twisted Fletcher Hanks creation from the pages of Jungle Comics. This infoblot from WIKIA:

    Fantomah is a mysterious godlike being who protects the jungles of Africa. She has vast magical power, to the point of being practically omnipotent, and can transform herself into a frightening blue phantom/skeleton creature as well as a floating skull with blonde hair… Fantomah often sentences her enemies to bizarre and brutal punishments. For instance, in Jungle Comics #7 she transforms a band of greedy diamond miners who oppressed the natives into one man, then sends that man to an "unfound world" to be enslaved by hideous green fanged monsters, then sent into a pit of cobras, and then absorbed into a wall by a giant hand.

    …which is nice. Full article HERE.

    In a way we’ve already met Fantomah, on the grounds that our old friend PROFESSOR ZOMAX was one of her enemies. You’ll recall he was the unfortunate eco-hater who was screwed-over by NATURE ITSELF and quite probably sodomised by gorillas. So let’s not scrimp on the Weird And Horrible, yes?

    Fantomah has been variously reinvented down the years as a bimboesque Tarzanette, an Egyptological sorceress and so on… but let’s stick to the “DEFENDER OF THE FOREST” motif. We’ve drifted away from Spandex in recent challenges – absolutely nothing wrong with that – but let’s go back to core, eh?

    Sadistic she-warrior with godlike super-powers, blonde hair, a penchant for turning into a blue skull, and an active interest in protecting the Jungle from unlikely scallywags.

    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2011

    FANTOMAH and the Squid Kitties vs the Loneliest Viking
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2011 edited
    Fantomah? Well, I missed that Professor Zomax challenge. Maybe I could have her battling Zomax, so I can do both at the same time. There is that half-formed aborted idea I had for Zomax. Maybe I could adapt it....
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    Fantomah by Simon Fraser
    From the DrawBridge Blog
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
    Dammit, who's setting the @#$% bar too high AGAIN! Great first posts, folks!
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
    Squid Kitties! D'awwww!

    Simon, that foliage is LUSH. So cool.
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    You guys don't waste any time!

    *basks in the artistic wizardry*
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
    I kinda disappeared from WC for awhile because I got busy with work stuff, so I figured I should be SURE I entered the Remake/remodel as soon as possible. :)
    I wasn't expecting to be the first one though. XD I can't wait to see more peoples entries!
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
    'wish you were here'
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    Tim Hamilton
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    Fantomah Remake/Remodel by Mroo
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
    @SimonFraser - did you do yours digitally or is it all in coloured pencil?
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    @dnewling It's just a pencil drawing (A4) that I tinted/toned in Photoshop using the Dodge/Burn tools.
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    mystery teen trollop of the jungle
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    @SimonFraser I'm almost embarrassed to admit that, after working digitally for ten years, I have no idea how to tint with the dodge and burn tools! What settings do you use?
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    @Matt Timson Using the dodge and Burn tools tends to work best when you have a texture to work over, like a scan that's been dimmed and tinted using the Hue/Saturation ( Ctrl U ) or Levels. I tend to use the Burn tool with 'Highlights' set and a very low setting 15% or lower and work away at what I want to pick out. The 'Midtones' setting is more subtle and doesn't saturate as much. Dodge and Saturation are also useful. As well as dusting in some colour using the Paintbrush on 'Color' setting. It's like working into a pencil or pastel drawing. You push and pull until you're happy.
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    Wonderful entries so far gents...I can't wait to join in.
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
    Lovely work folks- great entries. Really love @yskaya's!
    I hope I can join in this round, looks to be a load of good fun.