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CharacterFORGE 2D #30 :: The Loa
06-24-2012, 03:31 AM
CharacterFORGE 2D :: ROUND 030 :: The Loa
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Name: Any and all of the Voodoo Lwa/Loa (Haitian/Lousianian(?)/African) are game.
Race: Humanoid, Spirit (Demi-god)
Role: The Loa fulfill many different roles. Some guide souls to the place of the dead, others ensure victory in war, good harvests, and auspicious pregnancies.
Age: Many of the Loa were once human and ascended to a spiritually elevated status after death and transcendence. They can choose to manifest at any age or in any guise, but most of them have a favored manifestation.
Era: Modern-day, Current
World/Setting: New Orleans, 2012.
Tools / Artifacts / Equipment / Weapons: It all depends on the Loa you chose. Baron Samedi/Ghede manifests, for instance, with sunglasses, a top-hat, and a cane. All of the Loa have their own style!
Clothing / Dress: For this challenge we're asking you to revisualize the Loa as modern manifestations. The iconography of Vodou is expansive and largely depended on where you're approaching it from- African dress is typical for extremely traditional renditions and icons. Some are depicted wearing Romanized garb typical of art showing Christian saints and martyrs. Others are shown wearing modernized dress like suits.
Characteristics/Traits: Again, variable. Every Loa has their own distinct personality, and of all the polytheistic pantheons, the Loa demonstrate the most 'human' and 'fallible' qualities. Some are fierce protectors. Other are serene. Some are foul-mouthed, lecherous tricksters. The most important thing to remember is that they all have their strengths and failings of their mortal counterparts.
More on the Briggs/Meyer personality types:
BACKGROUND NOTES: This is a open research challenge. We'd like you to take the time to look into the Loa pantheon to find a character/deity that most interests you. Have fun with the concept of very mortal-like demi-gods adapting current style and culture into their costume.
Here is a list of popular Loa and articles on Wikipedia.
Erzulie Dantor (Protector/Mother): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erzulie_Dantor
Baron Samedi (Loa of Death, Life, Healing):
Damballah (Life Loa, Serpent Deity):
Ogoun (Loa of War, Weapons):
Papa Legba (Mediator between the Loa and Mortals, Messenger Deity):
Shango (Rain and Storms):
DUE DATE: July 8th, 2012 12:00PM EST[/color][/size]
Yes, this is the James Bond rendition of Baron Samedi, but the iconography is still true!
Last edited by choo; 07-09-2012 at 07:01 PM.
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06-25-2012, 06:19 PM
My Baron) No refs just keep in mind Papa Shango ) Jack Sparrow and The Mask (film) ow, sorry Captain Jack Sparrow))
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06-26-2012, 06:37 PM
Need to work on lighting some more but I'm pretty satisfied overall! Gonna leave it as is. Critiques welcome!
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My Loa ideas
06-26-2012, 11:49 PM
Here are a few sketches to get an idea for this challenge.
Great work Brinklord.
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