Welcome to the Stylised Animal Monthly Challenge – With a Twist – Sponsored by 3DTotal.com and 2DArtist Magazine . Please post all images & questions in this thread.
So what is this challenge all about?
Each month we will select an animal and a scene and post some images for you to use as reference. The animal and the scene is there to be interpreted as and how you wish; in fact, for example, if we say “fish out of water”, then there doesn’t actually need to be a fish at all – it can just be used as a metaphor. Get it? All you have to do then is to think up your concept and create a 2D painting of this in your own way!
This regular monthly challenge is designed to bring in some great content for 2DArtist Magazine – in the form of final images from the Top Ten and Making Ofs from the top 3 winners – as well as some great prizes and exposure just for you!
What are we looking for?
Funny and humorous entries which interpret the ‘animal and scene’ brief however you see fit. As I said, you can use the ‘animal and scene’ briefs as metaphors if you wish, meaning they don’t actually have to feature the animal that the brief discusses. We’re pretty much leaving everything open for your interpretation! All we ask is that the ‘animal and scene’ brief is instantly recognisable in your final image, whether literally or metaphorically! All you have to do then is to render your stylised/abstract/cartoon masterpiece and you’re away!
What are the timeframes and requirements?
The rules are pretty laid back: please submit 1 x 2D Final Image. If you want to have a background or include some graphical elements or text on your image, it's entirely 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 challenge per month, with the deadline being the end of the month GMT. A 'VOTING' thread will be created at the end of the month. For a valid entry, just make sure your final image is posted in the 'VOTING' thread before the 8th March 2008. Voting will take place from the 8th March to the 15th March 2008, when the winners will be announced by me! We require the top 3 winners to submit 'Making Of' overview articles that will be shown on either 3DTotal or in 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. This will serve as some great exposure for you which, along with your prizes, is a pretty cool incentive to get involved!
Posting Works in Progress
Each challenge 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 don't start any new threads – just reply to this one already set up!
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 .
Any 2 items from the 3DTotal Shop.
Any 1 item from the 3DTotal Shop.
We do unfortunately have to limit prizes to 1 book per winner per challenge, due to high postage costs for heavier items.
Everyone who entered can cast a vote of their top 3 in order, and the 3DTotal/2DArtist team will also cast their votes. 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 BULL IN A CHINA SHOP!
Here is a selection of Images from a simple Google search to give you some good references for this month’s brief!
bull in a china shop 01
bull in a china shop 02
bull in a china shop 03
bull in a china shop 04
bull in a china shop 05
bull in a china shop 06
bull in a china shop 07
bull in a china shop 08
Please don't start new threads: all design sketches, WIPs, feedback should go in this thread! Final Images should be posted in the 'VOTING' thread, which will be created at the end of the month.
Have fun everyone! There are some pretty cool images on the Net for this subject, so enjoy your explorations!
Finally, I would like to give thanks to Alo Álvarez, one of our 3D Challenge entrants, who suggested this twist to the current stylised challenges. We hope you’ll enjoy it!!