P.O.W.! Challenge 22--The Winner...EXTENDED

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop
Results 1 to 29 of 29
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,134
    Thanks
    8,227
    Thanked 5,581 Times in 1,786 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    P.O.W.! Challenge 22--The Winner...EXTENDED

    P.O.W.! Challenge 22--The Winner...EXTENDED


    P.O.W.! Challenge 22
    Deadline: Sunday, April 19, 2009, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.

    Topic: The Winner...


    Again, something obvious as a title, but I think there's a lot of playing room here. You have the concept of winning covering a lot of possibilities, including racing, fighting, intellectual pursuits, love, and just plain old raw chance and gambling. It's wide open. You can interpret the art any way you wish, and the more creatively, the better. Any media. B&W or Color.

    You can present your solution as a minimum of TWO to a tentative maximum of SIX pages which adhere to standard comic specs as below...and, yes, you can have the first or last (or both) as a splash page if you want. You can go to additional pages without asking if you have a decent idea that requires it--just don't get too extreme on page counts

    Standard Comic Book Size:

    --Trim size: 6 5/8" x 10 1/4"
    --Live art area: 6" x 9"
    --Bleed size before trimming: 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" (1/8" in all directions)

    This thread will be the place you ask questions on this challenge, trash talk, post WIPs and post your final art. See the READ THIS FIRST thread for all specs.

    Good luck.

    Had to extend the Challenge for medical reasons. Sorry. See my last post in the thread.

    P.O.W.! Challenge 23 will be posted before Sunday Midnight, April 19, 2009.


    ************************************************** ***

    A little note here for all of you who have supported the P.O.W.! Challenges...thankyewthankyewthankyew...

    Just a reminder--those of you who didn't get a chance to finish exactly the way you wanted to, or ran into deadline problems, remember there is a sticky section where you can post your stuff when you do get it up to speed.


    Last edited by Ilaekae; April 12th, 2009 at 03:59 AM.
    No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary

    Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,414
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked 336 Times in 220 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Got the dates, got the prompt. Will do my best to complete this one.

    "It's all about the triumph of intellect and romance, over brute force and cynicism." Craig Ferguson on Dr. Who
    sketchbook :: my dA gallery :: my art blog :: old sketchbook

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Asatira For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,907
    Thanks
    816
    Thanked 2,278 Times in 625 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    this goes perfect with an idea i've had floating in my head for awhile.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Grief For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    945
    Thanks
    1,383
    Thanked 219 Times in 130 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    am gonna try to make it on this one :]


    Yo Yo YO Panel of the Week POW

    Needs Critique CrimsonBows

    Obey the principle without being bound by it. LEARN, MASTER AND ACHIEVE!!!~ Bruce Lee

    When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.~ Bruce Lee
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to SalOnimaruRem For This Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    390
    Thanks
    275
    Thanked 283 Times in 155 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hehe! I already got inspired I'll start early this time... I'd love to have time to do it in colour.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Sekino For This Useful Post:


  11. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,134
    Thanks
    8,227
    Thanked 5,581 Times in 1,786 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I'm gonna do the same. I just got an idea of why sex, bowling and arguing don't mix...

    No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary

    Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Ilaekae For This Useful Post:


  13. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    390
    Thanks
    275
    Thanked 283 Times in 155 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I just got an idea of why sex, bowling and arguing don't mix...
    They... don't?? o_O

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Sekino For This Useful Post:


  15. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    390
    Thanks
    275
    Thanked 283 Times in 155 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I've got my characters so far :

    Name:  Winner-char.jpg
Views: 817
Size:  91.1 KB

    I'll work on it more next week, but I won't have internet until Wednesday: I'm moving. Later!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    460
    Thanks
    200
    Thanked 227 Times in 142 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    I'm gonna do the same. I just got an idea of why sex, bowling and arguing don't mix...

    That explains why my ex-boyfriend in St. Louis and I didn't work out. Hahaha!!
    Looking forward to it... as always!! You should do it in faux Chinese accents this time. LOL!

    If an idea pops into my head I will participate... just can't make any promises.
    I suck so much at coming up with interesting stories...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,134
    Thanks
    8,227
    Thanked 5,581 Times in 1,786 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Open the dictionary at random and point to various spots maybe ten times. Then write each word you hit down in a list and see if you can make sense of some of them in context...

    I don't have to do that because I was hit in the head a lot in my pitiful life...

    No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary

    Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Angry bear fight of the century!

    I think I'll be doing something happy colourful and childish since all of my entries have been dark so far. But the idea I have is way too similiar to a certain Pixar short. :/

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    945
    Thanks
    1,383
    Thanked 219 Times in 130 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    i got somethang cookin.... i'm just gonna go with a fight scene...hehehee


    Yo Yo YO Panel of the Week POW

    Needs Critique CrimsonBows

    Obey the principle without being bound by it. LEARN, MASTER AND ACHIEVE!!!~ Bruce Lee

    When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.~ Bruce Lee
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,134
    Thanks
    8,227
    Thanked 5,581 Times in 1,786 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Of Course! How the hell can you do a decent comic without a fight...and lots of nudity and sex and watermelons and peanut butter...and a Studebaker transmission?

    No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary

    Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    945
    Thanks
    1,383
    Thanked 219 Times in 130 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    Of Course! How the hell can you do a decent comic without a fight...and lots of nudity and sex and watermelons and peanut butter...and a Studebaker transmission?
    ahahahaha i dont know how watermelon and peanut butter works ina comic


    Yo Yo YO Panel of the Week POW

    Needs Critique CrimsonBows

    Obey the principle without being bound by it. LEARN, MASTER AND ACHIEVE!!!~ Bruce Lee

    When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.~ Bruce Lee
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,134
    Thanks
    8,227
    Thanked 5,581 Times in 1,786 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    ...but the Studebaker transmission and sex is fine with you?

    You...are a very...very strange little person...

    No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary

    Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    945
    Thanks
    1,383
    Thanked 219 Times in 130 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    ahahaha i also have no idea what a Studebaker transmission is..


    Yo Yo YO Panel of the Week POW

    Needs Critique CrimsonBows

    Obey the principle without being bound by it. LEARN, MASTER AND ACHIEVE!!!~ Bruce Lee

    When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.~ Bruce Lee
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You're not alone Oni, ahaha! I would probably wiki it if I weren't such a lazy good for nothing.

    Sex and peanut butter slathered on watermelons wha?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    198
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 36 Times in 23 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Thumbnails and text!

    Running isn't really the best event to portray in comics, however, with a theme like this I couldn't resist!

    Here are my thumb nails with the text to get a basic composition down. This will be my first attempt at doing a POW with Painter (and its been too long since I last submitted some work here). I could use some good beatings..eh..err.. constructive critiques!

    Attached Images Attached Images          
    Last edited by Sudsy; April 4th, 2009 at 02:00 AM. Reason: Image size too big, smaller images replace oversize ones
    Michael "Sudsy" Sutherland

    CA sketchbook

    Deviant Art Galleries:
    Sudsy Sutherland
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Well, here's what I've got so far.

    If I'd done this at it's original length, I think it probably would have been another 10 pages, but turns out it was mostly unnecessary detail.

    I was trying to do some creative foreshortening on the second page, first panel.. Pretty sure I screwed it up a bit, but that'll be fixed as I go along.

    Mainly was wondering if the concept was clear or not.


    The (likely illegible and henceforth edited) text is as follows:

    "The race is long since won. And yet here I am stepping over my fallen comrades.
    I must say, I hope you're enjoying your fifteen minutes of fame... For all the death it brought.
    After all, victory isn't set in stone until all the survivors are in."

    Attached Images Attached Images      
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Oh boy, WIPs!
    I haven't started on my entry at all, so I'm thinking about sitting out this round... Then again I swore I'd enter at least 10 before stopping, so maybe not. *MENTAL ANGUISH*

    Sudsy Haha I was going to do a race too! It looks good so far with all the changing angles, I only have one critique at the moment. On the first page you have him facing left, but then you flip him to the right on the second, and then left again for the third. It's a bit jarring for the reader, and typically (and especially in this case since it's a race) characters face one direction in order to keep the flow fluid. So it would be like the reader's eyes are "following" him run to his goal as opposed to he's going back and forth and not getting anywhere. HMM Sorry... I'm not very good at explaining things, wish I could be a bit more clear.

    Onyx Hooray for creative foreshortening! Cool looking character and concept. I'm pretty sure I understand it haha, are you going to clean it up more or ink from here?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. The Following User Says Thank You to Hapun For This Useful Post:


  29. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    390
    Thanks
    275
    Thanked 283 Times in 155 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Sorry to say, but I have to skip this one after all: I had a lot of work backed up after the move and this comic had to take the back seat

    Good job on the WIPs, so far!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,134
    Thanks
    8,227
    Thanked 5,581 Times in 1,786 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I don't know whether this will help or not, but i have to extend the challenge a week for medical reasons.

    I have a three or four day problem facing me--a large brace in my upper jaw tore loose and caused some real damage (nothing life threatening, but uncomfortable as hell and I'm worried about potential infection) so I may have to undergo some very very minor surgery on Monday or Tuesday, which means I won't have access for a few days.

    I didn't want to end the challenge in the middle of the week again, so let's just extend it to the next Sunday, April 19th. Sorry for the delay and any problems that causes anyone.

    alj

    No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary

    Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ilaekae For This Useful Post:


  32. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I was about to finish mine up and post it too, hah.
    Guess I get to clean things up instead, though.


    Hope ya are doing better soon!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks so much Ilakae, then I'll definitely get my entry in to honor your sacrifice for POW haha!

    But in all seriousness, please watch out for your health and I hope your surgery goes down with no problems whatsoever. Good luck!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  34. The Following User Says Thank You to Hapun For This Useful Post:


  35. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So I think I'm pretty much done. Unless I post a different version, this is my final set.

    I'm sure a few things need tweaking though, just can't see them right now... Too used to what's been on the screen.

    Attached Images Attached Images      
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  36. #26
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    137
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 48 Times in 25 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I hope everything goes ok and you return to us in good health! I'm not happy to hear you're having problems, although I'm a little glad I'll have a week to get mine put together. Inspiration struck me randomly the other day and I wrote the 'script' for a short comic, unfortunately I knew there wasn't a chance in hell I'd get it done in a day, (especially since I've never done one before). So a cheers to your good health, and here's hoping I can crank this out!

    Crits, Advice, and Feedback always appreciated.

    "There's smoke in my iris, but I painted a sunny day on the inside of my eyelids" -Aesop Rock
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  37. The Following User Says Thank You to Djinn For This Useful Post:


  38. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    586
    Thanks
    264
    Thanked 200 Times in 172 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Eheheh...Well I gave it a shot. I hope that my concept is at least mildly undestandable. I have much to improve on, but I think I will leave it at this for now.

    Good luck with the surgery!

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  39. The Following User Says Thank You to ErikHolfelder For This Useful Post:


  40. #28
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    137
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 48 Times in 25 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Well, despite my enthusiasm it looks like I won't make this one. But good luck all!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  41. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,134
    Thanks
    8,227
    Thanked 5,581 Times in 1,786 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    eekolite and Onyx, thank you for saving our pride this turn. Sorry to say I haven't been able to finish mine either because I finally just went off some really stiff pain killers last night. Everything's fine now, and I 'm back.

    I'll post our poll this evening, as well as a new Challenge.

    Thank you all for the attempts, and a special thank you to the two who came through.

    No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary

    Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

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