View Full Version : Teen Challenge 75: -[Mascot Challenge]- Epic event! all join in!
November 29th, 2009, 08:16 PM
TEEN CHALLENGE 75
1. No old work, sketches or WIP's, finished works made specificly for this weekly only!
2. Be sure to focus on the topic (and try to be creative).
3. Keep the size of your picture reasonable (about 1000 pix either direction) if you think it'll add to the composition, you can derivitate from this rule.
4. Color and B&W are both allowed.
Special Mascot Rules:
1. Image size: no specific size, but take a look at the other weeklies and have your image around that.
2. Lay-out: Is the artwork seperate from the banner? Is the piece a part of the banner, or is it the banner? Your pick!
3. The banner must have space for the rules (posted above) to fit. (and be able to add more)
The Topic: 'The Essence'
Now, for this round i was thinking a lot about what the topic could be. And i just couldn't think up of the essence of the teen challenge (since we try to cover a lot of different topics). But i couldn't find something that would really please me, and then i realised it. If i would've found something, it would be what i think it is, but anyone could have an entirely different idea.
So instead of you machine-ing an assignment I give you. I challenge you to think about what this is for you, what the essence of the teen challenge is, and uleash all your creativity on it.
Goodluck! (and enjoy)
1. (Not in order right now)
2. Please use the attachment manager from now on, it helps preserve the images forever and beyond.
3. Mark your final as final.
Friday, 1 January, 4.5 weeks. make it count.
November 30th, 2009, 06:13 AM
O boy :D
November 30th, 2009, 09:30 AM
oh my lard :O four and a half weeks o.O counts meh in, but don't expect anything fancy. don't have a serious computer yet and i don't have a digi-pad or other things ._.
November 30th, 2009, 06:43 PM
but... 4 weks? wow... and I have to work on a piece for arisia during that time as well... but you know what, I'll get it done!!! and mabey I'll figure out how to use the attatchment mannager as well....
November 30th, 2009, 11:25 PM
December 1st, 2009, 04:43 AM
sounds awesome man, school finish's for christmas holidays in a week for me, so will definately smash as much time as i can into this.
ideas already flowing my brother
December 1st, 2009, 12:50 PM
With so much time, can we have a mid review half way through, to submit a couple of different iterations and get feed back?
December 1st, 2009, 03:27 PM
You can always post your wips here (and in the crit center) and ask for feedback. No need to keep your entry secret until final.
December 3rd, 2009, 02:55 AM
Here's mine, done in paint :sungod:
EDIT: Not sure that I understood the topic correctly (?)
December 5th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Two ideas, still sketching them out on paper a bit, basically focusing on improvement over the course of the piece, so at the feet the figure (whatever that turns out to be) is really rough and sketchy, then you have redlines and rough coloring and at the head/shoulders it's a finished thing.
And a beautifully rendered, epicly detailed, fully visualized (oh yes) sketch of a novelty banner format. Oh, the glory of this must sear your eyes.
Just throwing an idea out there, but someone better at that sort of thing than me (wouldn't exactly be hard there) might like it? Or not. Facebook style layout. Winning Design is the "profile picture" on the right, has the name of the challenge "The Essence" above it like a name, to the right the other winning designs are all in thumbnails on a sort of "friendlist" block. Instead of facebook.com, it is of course Concept Art Teen Challenge at the top. Maybe the info blurb could be on top of the block on a sort of wall-post style thing.
Anyway, back to drawing!
December 9th, 2009, 11:03 AM
I SHALL JOIN!
got a nifty idea.... will see if i can make it look alright...
December 9th, 2009, 11:50 PM
I have no time this week, I'm sorry.
Edit... Oh, wow that's certainly a while from now, maybe I can whip something up.
December 12th, 2009, 09:23 PM
The starting draft! I felt that the discovery of art through technology was impotent for our generation.
What do you think so far? (That's going to be a BIG RED BUTTON)
EDIT: Hmmm, I'm probably going to fix the displayable area of the screen, maybe having it take up more room >_>
December 15th, 2009, 04:49 AM
My Finals end on Thursday! Then it's straight to work on this challenge! Great way to start the winter break.
December 17th, 2009, 06:34 AM
I've never had a clear grasp of the meaning of essence, I've heard it used so many times, so many ways, that there could be endless possibilities to what i draw trying to clearly image it.
though, i went ahead and associated it with the core, so i'm assuming heart?
I wasn't really sure if it was supposed to be specific, so please correct me. ):
did a rough sketch:
basically, everything is going to be grey except the color palette (or whatever you call it) that irl artist use and the tiny bit thats painted and the brush, paw..
I don't really know. I fail at these sorta things. OTL;;
assuming the essence of the teen challenge is to improve at art itself, or the inspiration which motivates artist, which would lead it to being the essence of art?
December 17th, 2009, 07:34 PM
I shall try. c:
December 26th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Most likely final:
December 29th, 2009, 11:37 AM
Meh guys, this is kinda dissapointing. I gave you guys an ENTIRE month, and with only 2 days left there is 1 finished entry and 2 WIP's.
December 29th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Perhaps people forgot about it. Or they aren't posting their final until the deadline. I've been working on mine, I'll get it in before Friday. But I guess it's also expected of the holiday season. Maybe wait it out until the deadline? And if there's still very few entries, make a Lounge post and extend it a week?
December 29th, 2009, 09:27 PM
trying to get that glow going you know
December 29th, 2009, 11:06 PM
I doubt I will have mine in in time as I am traveling and have no scanner access, but if I do it'll be here. It's been a busy month, I won't lie, but I'm impressed with what has been shown so far, particularly Pokepetter's. Ace color scheme.
I get home on the 31st, so depending on when in the day you'll be counting as the endpoint for submissions, it'll be in.
December 30th, 2009, 04:21 PM
any crits would really be use ful going to refine more yea ./.....
December 30th, 2009, 04:42 PM
Playing around with the idea of a the deadliest race, since this is a field where only the tough survive. I need to do some more sketches but this is what I have started.
Still need to integrate the layout for the rules also...
December 30th, 2009, 09:31 PM
December 31st, 2009, 06:58 AM
here'd be my final
dunno what exactly is going on as far as banner-ing it goes... will see when someone is a victor!
if it needs explanation: i translated the essence to more the origins in the feel of the Teen Challenge
so it's a teenage Leonardo da Vinci, in his early years of being the first famous concept artist in history xD
my first idea was to make the feel of a prodigy, someone young and brilliant, but i couldn't figure out what they would be working on... so the flying contraption simply realized itself and then the then the style filled in the rest
December 31st, 2009, 08:32 AM
Almost final. I just gotta add the border and the rules. If anyone has crits or anything it would be apprechiated.
Explanation: We are the concept artists of the future. We have to fight like a warrior with the brush in our hand.
December 31st, 2009, 09:19 AM
right... sorry, i have no internet access really, so can't make the full banner version... but will try and place it on the voting thread sometime in the future...
for now it's an artwork with space for text :3
December 31st, 2009, 10:10 AM
So here is my picture with room for text...Which would be interesting as neon signs within the city...
Anyway here it is...will finish today!
Zelda Geek: It looks as a good charecter, interesting grab on halo modifications, paint brush feels a little out of place to me...would have been cool to see the gun become a paint gun, or something along those lines. In terms of touch up, I would just finish the glow in the back and place the final touches!
Jerik: pretty nice piece, I'm interested to see how convert it into a banner. Congrats on pushing your concept!
LightMode108: Sorry for the late critique! I just wanted to say that it looks like a very solid idea! You have a good composition and the lighting on the person is good. I still think the book should be darker, there should be almost no light hitting that book...since it's pages are the source of light.
Overall solid work!
Pokepetter: Good job with the open composition! Everything is well placed, and it looks ready to hang (well placed) as the Banner Bravo!
For those who have more to do, don't worry just start doing it! you have till Jan. 1st!!! So get it in today!
January 1st, 2010, 08:55 AM
I totally missed this.........
Just found it today........
Damn, would've loved to participate.
Good luck to all those who submitted
January 1st, 2010, 11:16 AM
:star:Happy new year btw:star:
January 1st, 2010, 02:48 PM
heres my entry still could push it alot more ill try and put in a couple more hours in it if theres more time left.
January 1st, 2010, 10:26 PM
Ahh, I wish I could've worked on this more, but here it is.
Happy New Year everyone!! :)
January 2nd, 2010, 02:17 AM
happy new year everyone :sungod:
January 2nd, 2010, 02:16 PM
I'm liking the entries guys. Still a LOT less then i was expecting.
However, if its cool with everyone, i'll give it one more week (Due my unfortunate planning throughout the festive (and hangover) season) if its cool with everyone.
Reply, and if most disagree, we'll concider this post the 'closing' post and i'll make the poll soon.
January 3rd, 2010, 04:40 AM
I'd like to push it one more week...What about everyone else?
Cause I can see both sides, those that got it done in time deserve to be here...do those who missed the deadline deserve it?
While I would say anyone who missed the deadline doesn't deserve to be a final, the people who have finished on the deadline still want to work on them more...
I don't know what does everyone else think?
January 3rd, 2010, 12:36 PM
Cool I'll work on something :)
Or not, school and exams suck. But oh well :(. Next challenge maybe, gives me time to develop my skills
January 3rd, 2010, 01:09 PM
One more week would be great. I'm almost done
But first a more important question:
Actually I started my work as a 19 year olg guy. Now I turned 20. Am I allowed to compete on this challenge as a last challange?
January 4th, 2010, 02:17 AM
Ok guys, i'll just close it the 9th. Get your arses into gear and whip something up!
One more week would be great. I'm almost done
But first a more important question:
Actually I started my work as a 19 year olg guy. Now I turned 20. Am I allowed to cempete on this challenge as a lest challange?
January 4th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Okay here's mine
It kinda means that we artists toil to get the picture right, and we make great sacrifices to get it done. The people don't really see the artist behind the canvas, who just happens to be dead from creating the picture (I made it literal)
A side thought: Haven't you ever noticed that famous painters get all rich and famous after the end of their horribly painful life?
January 4th, 2010, 05:58 PM
@ImmortalX: In my opinion your idea was the best idea so far. Great thoughts! I think though that you have to practice some more to beat the style of some other guys arround here. But keep painting and this will come sooner or later. (I'm not such a great styler eather ... not yet :wink:)
January 4th, 2010, 06:11 PM
January 7th, 2010, 11:44 AM
I know it's late in the game (as in the 7th and two days to get something out), but I've got a good idea (I think so at least), and I've got just enough time to do something. It will most likely be the last thing I have time to do before the semester... but I hope not.
January 7th, 2010, 08:53 PM
this holidays been too much fun, all u guys works are looking schweet :D wish i had finished mine, oh well :) thanks dave for making this event and bearing with everyone,
January 8th, 2010, 07:22 PM
Gonna post my entry tomorrow. have to add the Text etc.
I'm to tired to finish it now.
January 9th, 2010, 03:57 AM
This is my final. Banner, text and all.
Now off to bed before work in 6 hours!
Can't wait to see everyone's Final submits!
January 9th, 2010, 03:49 PM
So here is my entry. My idea was that the actual essence of the teen challenge is to create some masterpieces or to improve to be able to create some later.
Second I wanted to create a recognisable mascott like this little charakter.
Hope you like it.
EDIT: I've just seen, that the backroundcolour is a bit darker than the ca colour. Going to change it as soon as possible
Re EDIT: Maybe it's because of the attachment manager or because of my screen, but the backroundcolour seems a bit darket than the CA one.
January 10th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Ok, this is the closing post
Thank you all for participating, I will post the poll tomorrow (if i get the chance). Happy the extended deadline still gave us a few more entries.
January 12th, 2010, 09:20 PM
hope im not to late heres my final
February 4th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Poll, please ;)
February 6th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Where are ya Dave! I hope everything is okay! When you get back we would appreciate a couple polls!
Hope everything is okay again!
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