Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 57
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    72
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    Welcome to the Stylized Animal Monthly Challenge, sponsored by Zoo Publishing Magazines and 3DTotal. Please post all images & questions in this thread.

    What is this challenge all about?
    Each month we will select an animal and post some images as reference. All you have to do is create a 2D Painting of this creature in a stylized / abstact / cartoon style whilst keeping your creature instantly recongnizable. We wanted to publish some content in 2DArtist Magazine on how to create stylized animals such as you see in the many feature films and cartoon galleries. We thought this regular competition might bring in just theimages/making ofs we need whilst giving away great prizes and exposure. If it's a success we will start to boost the prizes up as much as possible!

    What are we looking for?
    Funny and humourous entries which break the animal down to its most recognizable components, enphasize these in whichever ways you think best and render your stylized/abstact/cartoon masterpiece.

    Timeframes and requirements?
    The rules are pretty laid back, please submit 1 2D Final Image. If you want to have a background, include some graphical elements or text on your image its up to you. Image posts should be around 800 pixels across, but please work at a much higher res as the top 10 will be featured in. 2DArtist Magazine . There will be 1 comp per month, with the deadline being the end of the month GMT. For a valid entry, just make sure your final image is posted in the main competition thread before this time.We require the top 3 winners to submit 'making of' overview articles that will be shown on either 3DTotal or 2DArtist Magazine , these need to show the stages of your creation, different elements and some brief explanation text, of why and how you did what you did. We will format this into some nice looking pages to give you some great exposure and us some quality content.

    Posting Works in Progress
    Each competition will have one thread that starts with this info and the brief at the top. This is where all entrants post all WIPs give feedback and generally laugh at the crazy ideas that are emerging each month.

    Please dont start any new threads!, Just reply to this one already set up.

    Prizes!!
    1st Place Any 3 items from the 3DTotal Shop. We sell lots of items these days such as our book, Design Studio Press books,textureCDs, Shorts DVDs,Lots of training DVDs and 12 month subscriptions to 3DCreative Magazine and 2DArtist Magazine .

    2nd Place
    Any 2 items from the 3DTotal Shop.

    3rd Place
    Any 1 item from the 3DTotal Shop.

    We do unfortunately have to limit prizes to 1 book per winner per competition due to high postage costs for heavier items.

    Judging
    Everyone who entered can cast a vote of their top 3 in order, we will award 3pts for a 1st place vote, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd. Then we will add them up and ship out your prizes!

    This month we have chosen the HYENA.

    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA
    Here are a selection of Images to give you some good references.
    hyena 01
    hyena 02
    hyena 03
    hyena 04
    hyena 05
    hyena 06
    hyena 07
    hyena 08
    hyena 09
    hyena 10

    Dont start new threads, all design sketches, WIP's, feedback to go in this thread. Final Images will be added to the Voting thread which will be created later in the month ready for Voting.

    Have fun!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Hong Kong, Bangkok, Darjeeling
    Posts
    182
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Most excellent! A worthy creature indeed for drawing!!!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    384
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 44 Times in 41 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Final - Zombie Hyena

    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    ~Brought back to life by a tiny voodoo master, the humble hyena is thus made servant to all things evil~

    Last edited by ScaryPotato; September 30th, 2007 at 11:58 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    60
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I started to work on my hyena. This is what I've got so far.

    Edit:
    I had some time so I started to add some color on that fellow. Also made the head a little smaller.

    Don't hesitate to write some C&C

    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    Last edited by Paweu; September 5th, 2007 at 09:00 AM. Reason: moving forward
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Posts
    529
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Count me in for september!

    Piru's Portfolio - Piru.be - WACOM Buying Guide - SHOW your STUDIOS!
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Uziel's SB! - Piru's Sketchbook & Epias' Sketchbook
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    anywhere you want me to ;)
    Posts
    1,199
    Thanks
    132
    Thanked 108 Times in 73 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Pottstown, PA
    Posts
    77
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Still working on it, but here's mine for now.

    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    Last edited by VirtualSurreality; September 6th, 2007 at 03:42 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    78
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryPotato View Post
    I think the only land animals any weirder than a hyena are the platypus and echidna
    I have never seen platypus and echidna before, so I did a google images serch....and see what I found!!! They are acesssssssssssss!!
    Maybe this will be something for next month competition, maybe?

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I live in Melbourne, and Platypus are the almost non existant, they are the hadest things to find. Echidnas on the other hand are easier out in the country. I love echidnas....but I can't eat a whole one.

    Platypus would be better to draw I think.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    1,083
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 204 Times in 174 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    some starter thumbs from me!

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    1,083
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 204 Times in 174 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    echidnas look wonderful. would be a great topic!
    i spent my 20 mins of lunchtime doodling hyena heads today!

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    384
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 44 Times in 41 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Funny studies so far cakeypigdog, some of the heads are especially cool. (3,5,9,11 and 12 for instance) Digging the crazy smiles!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    437
    Thanks
    245
    Thanked 260 Times in 85 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    It's been a while since I participated so I thought I'd whip up something.

    Still a WIP.

    Update:

    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    Last edited by Einen; September 17th, 2007 at 05:37 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    1,062
    Thanks
    322
    Thanked 167 Times in 65 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cicely, Alaska. one day.
    Posts
    2,889
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 166 Times in 79 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    dude, best entries to these chalenges EVER.

    Einen, ScaryPotato, cakeypigdog - you all just blew me the hell away!..........

    it`ll be a very very tough vote this time around.....

    keep up the great work.

    P.

    We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
    -Bill Hicks


    Sketchbook Old SketchBook Portfolio GorillaArtFare
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    my deviantart account http://gnahz.deviantart.com/
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    São Paulo-SP, Brazil.
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Good work, guys! It'll be another great challenge.
    My WIP:

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Paulo "Arrhenius" Ítalo.
    www.pauloitalo.blogspot.com
    My Sketchbook
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cicely, Alaska. one day.
    Posts
    2,889
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 166 Times in 79 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    here`s a thingie:
    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    just to be a good sport. not sure I`ll finish it this time.
    really great work everyone.

    Pat.

    Last edited by Chuck,mate.; September 18th, 2007 at 10:32 AM.
    We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
    -Bill Hicks


    Sketchbook Old SketchBook Portfolio GorillaArtFare
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    437
    Thanks
    245
    Thanked 260 Times in 85 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks guys. Updated mine a bit above.

    ScaryPotato: I like 'em both! And I see what you mean with the skull, had some similar ideas before. I probably prefer that one, but I'm not really sure.

    cakeypigdog: Haha, I love your sketches. Can't you just make them all? I'd hate to see some of those go to waste.

    gnahz: It's a cute one, but when it comes to that kind of lineart I've always preferred a harder type of shading. Still, that's just my personal opinion.

    Chuck,mate.: You have no idea how much you inspire me, man. Just keep doing your thing. Hope you'll finish it!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Bremen, Germany
    Posts
    83
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hyena:Put on the red shoes...
    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    Last edited by woo4; September 22nd, 2007 at 08:32 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    trying... trying
    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    Einen - nice one!!
    Chuck,mate - I want to see more of that hyena
    Arrhenius - Luv that face

    Last edited by Juan Caruso; September 17th, 2007 at 11:29 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cicely, Alaska. one day.
    Posts
    2,889
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 166 Times in 79 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    einen - thanks dude. that`s good to know.

    juan - those "trying trying..." sketches are great. the one with the kid is hilarious.... can`t wait to see what you`ll come up with next.

    We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
    -Bill Hicks


    Sketchbook Old SketchBook Portfolio GorillaArtFare
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Bremen, Germany
    Posts
    83
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Chuck Mate, Suprise... i mean, you dont have to finish it. Give others the chance to win

    Arrhenius, i should hate you, but i can't Your CROC is amazing and your Hyäne looks great, too.

    I dont know if its okay, but here are my references from the NET.
    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA
    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA
    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA
    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA
    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #24
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    60
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I had some time today to work on my hyena. Here's the result. I don't really know what I'm doing, so if you guys have some comments I'll be more than happy to read them

    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    And one more thing - the hyenas posted so far are incredible!

    Juan Caruso - these are so cool! I especially love the third on top, the middle one in the right column and the one with the kid.

    Chuck,mate. - you're probably tired of people telling you how amazing your work is so I'm not gonna

    Einen - great stuff, man!

    ScaryPotato - I really like the lighting on the skulled one, but I love the face on the first one.

    woo4 - great ink, really cool!

    gnahz - makes me smile every time I look at it. Good work!

    Arrhenius - the face and pose - incredible

    VirtualSurreality - very funny and great lighting on that fur.

    cakeypigdog - great thumbs, can't wait to see something bigger.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #25
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    1,062
    Thanks
    322
    Thanked 167 Times in 65 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Man, you guys are having too much fun in here. I need to jump in and play.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cicely, Alaska. one day.
    Posts
    2,889
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 166 Times in 79 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by woo4 View Post
    Chuck Mate, Suprise... i mean, you dont have to finish it. Give others the chance to win
    well, I ACTUALLY won`t get it done this time. so knock yourself out.

    keep the awesome artwork coming, bros.



    P.

    We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.
    -Bill Hicks


    Sketchbook Old SketchBook Portfolio GorillaArtFare
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Bremen, Germany
    Posts
    83
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Paweu, thank you. It's hard for me to stylised an animal. They looking always to "natural" for me. I try to give my Hyena more character but it do'snt working till now.
    So i can't give you a hint what to do with your picture. But take a look at Chuck, mate.'s Hyena. The first picture i found not so amazing, not misunderstand me, it's much better then all i did, very stylish. But for me the background is the important thing in this picture. Yet it's not only stylish also its funny too. Again, it was a great suprise for me to saw this change from a "normal" stylished animal to a very funny picture.
    I can learn much here, not only from Chuck, mate. There are so much incredible pictures in here that it's hard to decide in wich direction my own work should go.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #28
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    anywhere you want me to ;)
    Posts
    1,199
    Thanks
    132
    Thanked 108 Times in 73 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    woo4 i think your hyena has got a very stylized technique, dont make the mistake thinking stylized and characterised are the same thing, there is a slight difference

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Bremen, Germany
    Posts
    83
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    grenogs, thank you. I was realy not shure about the difference between stylizing and characterising. You and Pawue are saving me from sketching me to death, instead working on the ink.

    But to late for this. Here is the result of 4 hours sketching a funny character.
    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #30
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    152
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    made these in msn while chatting with a friend..
    these are just doodles of course =)

    Stylized Animal Challenge - Sep 2007 - HYENA

    this last was veryy speedpainted in ps

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook