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Title: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on July 12, 2008, 09:28:15 am
I felt bad that I missed out on the original "Art Challenge" topic started by phantasus! I didn't feel like I should drag out the old thread, so I thought I'd start up a new one!

- Once a week a topic is chosen.
- You draw something about that topic before the week is up.
- You can spend as much time on it as you want, but it's preferred that this is for practicing quick drawing/painting.
- It can be lack & white, monotone, or full blown color, whatever you like!

So, you guys up for it?
We could also change the time from one week to longer, if that might encourage more to try. Some people lead busy lives but would still like to have a little fun.

Also, suggestions for topics would be great! :)

Remember, give credit to phantasus and thank 'em for such a great idea. ;D
Original thread: http://xepher.net/forum/index.php?topic=571.0 (http://xepher.net/forum/index.php?topic=571.0)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Shmooi on July 17, 2008, 01:57:35 am
Sounds awesome~

I think a week is a pretty good amount of time for practice works but that could just be me.
Hmm, crazy topics and strange angles would be cool to get out of the monotony of everyone's comfort zone.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Xepher on July 17, 2008, 07:15:58 am
I love the idea... I'll even chip in, but it'll be limited to my stick-figure level of artistic "skill." :-)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: dragyn on July 17, 2008, 08:28:15 pm
Well, I'm game.  Just don't expect me to suggest a theme...
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Desh on July 18, 2008, 04:30:10 pm
I'll join in too.  As for theme, if you want something abstract-y, random words and phrases (http://watchout4snakes.com/creativitytools/Main/Intro.aspx) tend to be entertaining ;)

"Why won't the bush average the incentive?", "The tourist disappoints the conceivable employee.", and "The football smiles over my individual."

I think there's ancient, arcane wisdom in there...
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on July 18, 2008, 11:29:11 pm
I'll join in too.  As for theme, if you want something abstract-y, random words and phrases (http://watchout4snakes.com/creativitytools/Main/Intro.aspx) tend to be entertaining ;)

"Why won't the bush average the incentive?", "The tourist disappoints the conceivable employee.", and "The football smiles over my individual."

I think there's ancient, arcane wisdom in there...


Hahah those are pretty random... why don't we go for "The football smiles over my individual"?

Uhmm ending date is July 25th! :]
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Xepher on July 19, 2008, 09:55:30 am
Dang you! Within moments of reading that phrase, my brain leapt to an incredibly clear (and awesome) image that's just perfect. But I REALLY suck at drawing, and the image in my head would be difficult even for a skilled artist, as it involves extreme perspective, and difficult anatomy/pose. Of course, now that I know what's "ideal" in my head, I can't satisfy myself trying anything less complicated. So now it's 5am and I'm still trying to sketch stuff that I have no hope of finishing. :-P
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Xepher on July 19, 2008, 03:26:58 pm
Muwahaha! I finished it... of a sort. I wanted to do a really "hand drawn" piece of art with more extreme perspective. I also wanted to draw it as one of my furry avatars... But as I've previously mentioned, I suck at drawing. So I resorted to taking a photo of myself (btw, it's really hard to get a picture of yourself doing a flip kick when you have no one else to hold the camera) and then drawing a vector image of the top and adding a soccer ball with the evil grin. I figure "football" means soccer to most of the world, so this was only fair. My right hand was holding the camera remote... and yes, my 2nd and 3rd toes on that foot are actually webbed.

(http://xepher.xepher.net/images/kick.png)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on July 19, 2008, 09:42:21 pm
Awww I like vector art! :D Yours is hilarious! Especially with the little story behind it~

Lucky you and your fast working brain. I'm still figuring out what to draw. That topic IS really random hahah
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on July 20, 2008, 08:16:40 pm
I'm not sure whose face scares me more, Xeph...the guy's or the ball's. It's a complement, honest!

Ah what the hell, I'll get in on this too. Here's mine!
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa101/tickyhead/random%20doodles/smilingfootball.jpg)
I tried to play with perspective, which I feel like I'm slowly getting better at...slowly.

For some reason, a smiling football made me think of the Cheshire Cat...so that's what I drew. Then I got bored so I added filters galore. Whoo!

Total time...probably 20 minutes.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Desh on July 25, 2008, 01:16:16 am
Sweet stuff!  Though I think Xepher's ball is trying to take control of my mind...

I spent a while thinking about mine, then settled on a football-ish moon:
(http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/6428/footballty6.jpg)

Took about 20 minutes.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on July 25, 2008, 09:13:48 am
Unique smile, tickyhead! :] Reminds me of the Cheshire cat~


The moon is awesome, especially as a football. Makes me feel like I'm in a cool dreammmmmmm. Awesome idea, Desh!! ;D
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on July 26, 2008, 07:18:15 pm
Unique smile, tickyhead! :] Reminds me of the Cheshire cat~

Um...That's what it is. So, thanks?

Well it's after the 25th, anyone want to put up a new challenge?
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Xepher on July 26, 2008, 11:53:10 pm
I got one... I'm always inspired by song lyrics, so this is a theme/image from one of my favorite dystopian songs, "The Fall" by Peter and The Wolf. It asks the question "Who were you, before the Fall?"

So I suggest "before and/or after The Fall" as the theme.

Here's the song on youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXC4Ucg5els Also check out the Tuvan Igil acoustic version, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT03SqfxF7Y

Note: I'm not suggesting you just try to recreate the images from the song, but rather just use it as mood/idea fodder for your own ideas about The Fall.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on August 02, 2008, 07:28:50 am
Well damn, it hasn't gone two weeks and we're already losing steam! This simply won't do!

Here's mine, it's just a quick concept sketch more than anything, but what the hell:

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa101/tickyhead/random%20doodles/thefall.jpg)

Everything gets more badass after an apocalypse, that's just how it goes.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on August 02, 2008, 07:36:55 am
I know, I'm terrible. :-X I'm really sorry! :'(

Uhmm alright, I will totally submit something this time!

Alrighty, new week's topic: "End of the world"

Yeah that was totally inspired by tickyhead.  ;)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Xepher on August 02, 2008, 07:41:58 am
Yeah, I even posted the theme, and haven't managed an image yet. I'm gonna try harder. :-)

BTW, nifty goggles! They do make everything cooler.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on August 02, 2008, 08:08:21 am
Goggles are proof that someone is cool. Bonus points if they wear them on their forehead half the time.

I'm going to have to think up an interesting one for the end of the world...zombies have been quite overdone, lately.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Shmooi on August 03, 2008, 11:23:49 pm
Last week was pretty crazy for me and I had a picture already started. >:

So wait, there are two themes up in the air now. D8; Eh?
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on August 03, 2008, 11:52:57 pm
There's only one theme up: "End of the World"  This ends on Friday, the 15th
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Shmooi on August 04, 2008, 04:43:27 pm
Ah. Well, here's mine:

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e181/B0ing0/end_.png)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Xepher on August 04, 2008, 09:33:41 pm
Wow, that's really cool looking... and I like the visual pun as well!
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Miluette on August 07, 2008, 06:29:04 am
Ahh, I like that.

I should join in on this, but I keep skipping the Illustration Fridays, too. D:
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on August 07, 2008, 07:08:36 am
I'm shipping off to college soon, so all I had available was my webcamera. Sorry for the horrible shot! I hope you can still kinda see what it is.  :-[

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/God_Dantei/Forums/Picture5-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Xepher on August 07, 2008, 08:42:39 pm
Heh, nice one!

For my own part, I still haven't managed anything yet.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on August 09, 2008, 05:47:03 am
Ah sorry, tad bit late! Uhmm new theme, new theme....

"Monsters are waiting..."



Go nuts everyone! :)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on August 09, 2008, 07:14:40 am
Hey now, hold up, you gave us 'til the 15th to finish the last one! I was just about to get started, too...honest...

Ah well, monsters are more my style anyway.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on August 09, 2008, 08:28:37 am
Hey now, hold up, you gave us 'til the 15th to finish the last one! I was just about to get started, too...honest...

Ah well, monsters are more my style anyway.

Gah I can't even keep track of the dates. Okay scratch this one. You still have for the 15th!

My bad!  :-[
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on August 10, 2008, 06:17:18 am
Right then, here's my entry for the End of the World:

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa101/tickyhead/random%20doodles/endoftheworld.jpg)
Because the end is always just the beginning all over again. ;)

I went with a more painterly "free form" sort of speed paint thing with this...it turned out okay, I suppose. Especially for a ten minute quicky.

Monsters on the way, maybe...
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on August 10, 2008, 09:36:12 am
Painterly styles are awesome! What program didja use?

I like the background colors. ;)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on August 10, 2008, 07:18:32 pm
I'm a fan of GIMP at the moment, mostly because it's free. That way I don't have to risk my computer by downloading a cracked file that has a virus, or only comes in German.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Shmooi on August 15, 2008, 10:39:54 pm
Thanks :>

I wonder how many people are going to rush their's in today.

Ah and tickyhead, yours was cool. 8D I liked the way you interpreted the theme.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on August 18, 2008, 12:08:03 am
Alright, it's two days past the deadline, so you all missed out on that one! I'm gonna go ahead and say that the next challenge will be JM's last suggestion: "Monsters are Waiting."

Just to mix it up, here's a second challenge: do the drawing in the style of your favorite artist and/or comic book. This is totally optional, of course, but that won't stop me from trying!

since two weeks seems to be slightly more agreeable, we'll say this ends two weeks from last Friday, on August 29th.

Hope you don't mind me stepping in, JM. ;)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Xepher on August 18, 2008, 12:06:08 pm
Yeah, I haven't been able to participate because I've been busy acquiring the new job. I probably won't be in on this round either, but we'll see.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on August 18, 2008, 07:32:43 pm
No problem! I'm on my way to college so most of my things are all packed away. Hopefully I can find a way to slip into this one, though. :X Sorry about being such a terrible thread monitor.  :'(
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Sheera on August 24, 2008, 04:42:32 pm
[...] I'm gonna go ahead and say that the next challenge will be JM's last suggestion: "Monsters are Waiting." [...]

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/2434/monstersarewaitingrw1.jpg)

Took me about ten minutes and came out quite decent. If only my scanner hadn't turned it grey... ^^;
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Xepher on August 24, 2008, 05:40:31 pm
I just can't see a monster in a closet and not think of Monsters Inc. nowdays. Thus it takes all the "creepiness" out of it. Still, nifty sketch for something that quick. I could spend 5 times that long just doing a stick figure.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Sheera on August 24, 2008, 06:12:55 pm
Hrm. Well, when I think of closet monsters it's more something like 'The Boogeyman' or the corn beast ('Children of the Corn') by Stephen King. oO Like in really freaking scary.

If you don't know that story then I highly recommend it. You'll never think of Monsters Inc. again. ^^

Oh, and I forgot to put in the title of the pic. Once I had finished it I couldn't stop thinking how fitting it would be to have his mother call from the kitchen: 'Timmy, stop fooling around and go to bed already!' He just looks like a Timmy. xD
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on August 24, 2008, 08:18:29 pm
I was one of those rare (?) kids who liked the pitch black when it came to bedtime. My cousins would always want a nightlight or the door open, and then I'd tell them that there were no monsters (I was a bossy kid, haha)

Still, classic monster-in-the-closet themes are always fun. :) I think it represents the imagination children have, whether it creates something they love or fear.

Awesome sketch!   :)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on August 24, 2008, 08:25:28 pm
I never had a monster in my closet. What I did have was Alvin, the imaginary little boy who occasionally turned into a big hairy monster, but I never told anyone. We were bestest fwiends before I shot him into space on my swing set...now he reads bedtime stories to little aliens, and doesn't turn into a monster anymore.

I was a weird child. But I do love the classics, good job Sheera!

Mine's coming soon, honest...I just have to draw it. >>;
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Sheera on August 24, 2008, 08:52:28 pm
I must admit I never liked the black. It still creeps me out nowadays, that's part of why I never wanted to live alone. Who knows what's lurking there... oO

And no, my imagination is not running wild from all the horror movies/stories I've seen/read. They merely managed to give a name to the things I always see in the pitch black. T__T Bleh. Good for me that I have my fiancee to cling on to now. It's really fun. ^^

@ tickyhead: Well, just get the drawing on with! I was wondering for a couple of days myself wether to participate or not. But once I started it felt natural and I will try to participate in future contests. ^__^ Trust me, you just have to jump over your shadow and start drawing, then time is no longer a matter. ; P
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on August 29, 2008, 01:35:34 am
Right then, Here's mine! Nothing but a simple pencil sketch, but that's what this is all about isn't it?

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa101/tickyhead/random%20doodles/monster.jpg)

Yeah, it's a monster in a waiting room. Well, he's waiting ain't he? :P I was going to make a werewolf, but then I added little horns and wings and it became some strange amalgamation monster. I think he's cute.

He's pissed at bears because while I was doing this I had a really stupid line from House stuck in my head; "I couldn't tackle the bear."
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Sheera on August 29, 2008, 04:57:00 pm
... I don't get it. ^^;

Why is he/she/it going to the doctor's? Because of the werebears?

Like the sketch tho, the monster looks really good!
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on August 29, 2008, 06:21:44 pm
Muwahahaha it's  new challenge time! (If you post for last challenge sometime late today, that's okay too. :P)

"The Colors You Shine"  ;D

End date: 9/12




P.S. Sorry about no updates. I lost my tablet charger when I moved to college (it'll cost $40 to replace :() and I didn't pack my scanner. Sorrrrryyy ;___;
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on August 29, 2008, 10:20:22 pm
... I don't get it. ^^;

Why is he/she/it going to the doctor's? Because of the werebears?

Like the sketch tho, the monster looks really good!

He
has a black eye, an arm in a sling, one wing ripped off, and the other wing bandaged.

He obviously isn't there for a general check-up, if you get what I'm saying. ;)

JM: No problem, no worries! That stuff always happens when you least expect it...and always at the worst possible moment.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on August 30, 2008, 12:23:09 am
Dammmmmnnnn Wacom for selling extra chargers for so much! And no other store for selling them!  :'(
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Sheera on August 30, 2008, 10:21:44 am
That's a ripped off wing? I was wondering... ^^ The black eye I've noticed, but the rest not. Thanks. :3
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Sheera on September 09, 2008, 01:28:10 pm
"The colors you shine"

Try as I might, I can't seem to come up with a decent idea.  T__T Anyone for a change of theme?
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: tickyhead on September 09, 2008, 02:19:57 pm
I really, REALLY wanted to try that one, but then the new semester kicked me in the butt.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on September 09, 2008, 04:14:32 pm
IMPORTANT UPDATE:

"The Colors You Shine" art challenge has been extended to 9/19. :]




I haven't got my tablet charger yet (still too friggin poor) but I do have my scanner. And I think this'll be a fun one, if more peeps get a chance to submit.

Good luck everyone!  ;D
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Sheera on September 10, 2008, 06:06:16 pm
Oh Noes! ^^

Oh well, then I'll just sit back and enjoy the show. :3
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: dragyn on September 10, 2008, 06:06:39 pm
(http://beastling.xepher.net/PE/images/Extras/ColorGlow.png)

Drew this one during a half-hour at the computer lab.  Another half hour was spent waiting for the slow internet in here to upload the thing.

I think he's a zombie, though I'm not really sure...

Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Sheera on September 12, 2008, 12:43:29 pm
Well, I DID have some kind of sudden muse-kicking in da butt. oO

Here's the lesson for today:

(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/686/thecoloursyoushinepz7.png)

Never EVER stick your knife in your friggin toaster!!! :P
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on September 20, 2008, 04:04:26 pm
Alllllrighty, here's the new theme! This will last three weeks, as well all have pretty busy/awkward lives outside of the forums  ;D


"I saw you standing there."


End date: October 10th
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Shmooi on October 01, 2008, 12:11:57 am
Ooo~ I'm definitely doing this one.
I missed a few themes. D:

Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: JM on October 01, 2008, 01:17:30 am
Arrrrgh the world does not want me to participate in these events.

1. It's midterm time.
2. Finally got a new charger, but my Bluetooth adapter broke so still not tablet :(
3. I gotta buy a new USB cable for my scanner

 :'(

I'm sorry everyone! :(
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Shmooi on October 12, 2008, 04:05:33 pm
Mine is late due to rl tragedies BUT I'll post it to show that I actually did work on it. :D;

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e181/B0ing0/sawyou.jpg)
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Xepher on October 13, 2008, 09:26:41 am
I like it... the pastel colors all blend and give it a half eerie, half cheery quality.
Title: Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
Post by: Sheera on November 03, 2008, 08:33:34 pm
Hrm... yeah... been away quite a while and wasn't the only one it seems...

How about a new challenge? ^^ Shall I come up with one or will you do one, JM?