Welcome to the SUPER Stylised Monthly Challenge – 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 a title for the Super Stylised Challenge, and we'll post some images for you to use as reference. The title is there to be interpreted as and how you wish. All you have to do then is to think up your concept, model it, and create a final 2D image 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 title of the Super Stylised Challenge however you see fit. We’re pretty much leaving everything open for your interpretation and stylisation!! All we ask is that the title of the Super Stylised Challange is instantly recognisable in your final image! 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, you must make sure your final image is posted in both the WIP thread before the end of the month - 31st July 11:59PM GMT - and then in the 'VOTING' thread before the 8th August 2008. Voting will take place from the 8th August to the 15th August 2008, when the winners will be announced!
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!
Everyone has to post their FINAL image in the WIP thread before the end of the month deadline (31st July 11:59PM GMT), as well as their WIPs during the month. You then have to post it (exactly the same final image) again in the VOTING thread. This means there is a very clear deadline: no-one can work after the end of the month and the VOTING thread still exists as before, as this is a nice clean thread with final images only which is used for the judging!
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 2DArtist 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. Please note that we cannot offer the 3D Printed models as prizes!
Everyone who took part 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 SUPER VILLAIN!
Here is a selection of Images from a simple Google search to give you some good references for this month’s brief!
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.
Lynette - 2DArtist
well i guess i'm in if no one else is
What do you mean no one else - I'm in too!!
Yay, welcome ab4185 and Paweu! Great to see you here - t'was getting kinda lonely in here all by myself... Any suggestions for next month's topic?
Really looking forward to seeing your concepts and watching this challenge get underway! We thought it would be a pretty fun topic anyway, so I hope you all enjoy it! Hopefully some more people will join soon - let's get things started! Hmmm... Maybe I should get my pencil and paper out? hehehe *thinks, should I really inflict such pain on the eyes? hehehe*
Hi veryone, here is my super villian.
Last edited by tuovni; July 27th, 2008 at 04:49 PM.
wo ho hohoooo...great theme ! count me in ..
wow tuovni ! mini super villian looks cute and fearsome ! good sketch
yay, awww, thanks guys for all joining in on this topic! let's make it a great one!!
fantastic start, tuovni - looking forward to seeing more from you soon!
hurray, the challenge is finally starting to get underway - thanks everyone!
here's my lunchbreak sketch for today. At first I thought of an evil genius kind of guy, but hey why shouldn't my supervillain be a gal? Kinda inspired by those wacky 50's space outfits, this evil beauty has the fate of the universe in her hands. With a push of the button everything will go ZAP! or KAPOW! or.. well whatever
Exactly! Girl power! I was actually thinking 'Cruella de Ville' when I was setting up this month's brief, so kinda glad someone's gone down the female villain route... after all, girls are pretty evil creatures! What is it they say? "The female of the species is more deadlier than the male." - or is that just a Space song? hehe
Keep up the great work guys!
the fearful red button isn't so obvious because the gloves are red too, but the idea is nice villain girls can be very interesting!
mini super villain is wonderful
I love these topics, I wish to participate too when I will be better...
this one is especially interesting for me, a super villain usually has a great expression on his/her face...
Nice topic, hope I can finish this dude.
Tomorrow its off to Italy. So squeezed this one in.
Last edited by Tommoy; July 30th, 2008 at 03:42 PM.
WIP - hope this is the direction I need to be taking here!
BTW, the image has been cropped...so you're not seeing it entirely.
Good started Tommoy , I'm waiting to see the next steps
ScaryPotato , good job! Maybe u should more work the legs to match with whole...their disturb to me
Lots to think about before I work on a final.
Here's a WIP for my Super Villain.
Great ideas and designs from everybody so far!
Thanks for hosting this miss.lynette.
I call them "The Racists!"
This diabolical pair hate humanity for their Olympic Games only championing human achievement, so they will destroy them to keep the race pure and true, the way God intended it: between the tortoise and hare.
Instructions: place tongue (a) in cheek (b).
This month the subject got me into competition at last!
My character: The Probe.
You cannot hide anything from him.
By the way, excellent characters Borogove and Chuck!
Woo, my very first entry ever....
So the story involves a labmouse taking control of a big robot suit and wreaking havoc in suburbia. An evil genius? I think so!
the probe is so warped....I laughed so hard my face hurt...
well after a slow start this month this challenge seems to be taking off - thanks a lot for everyone's support and welcome to all those who are joining our challenges for the first time! great to see so much amazing work! looking forward to seeing everyone's finals, and if anyone has any suggestions for next month's brief then please feel free to contact me.
lol, its challenge time again!
Here is my progress so far:
2) line work
3) Variant in case people like this one better