well I saw this and I thought that I should give it a shot, I REALLY want an intuos4, and I love art and hence the imaginefx mags (though I only bought one xD, but I do have the fantasy art exhibition vol. 2 and I would really love to receive volume 1 if I won).
I sat down and read my emails, I received word of the competition and decided I would try my very best to win it. so I started thinking about what my entry would be, the image of a giant turtle with 4 elephants on it's back holding the world on their shoulders plagued my mind (paul kidby ftw), and I wanted to do something to do with space and physics (just done about hertzsprung russell diagrams and the lifecycle of a star) and about art/painting containing something godly/some godly aura, so I sat down and did a preliminary sketch and this popped out:
It is heavily influenced by my personal interests and done in about 20mins I think... I was distracted a lot. I wish the deadline was a bit further away, I still have some schoolwork to do and a couple of school trips :/ And I want to spend a very long time on this.
I was pondering about the incorporation of birth into this piece and decided that it should have a lot of the "windows" or magnifying glass things focussed on different creatures and eggs, with further magnification circlets that zoom into the atomic level. plus a few more creational tools/toolboxes for example "iron mantle" tub, "nebulaic gas/dust spray"... the Higgs boson? ...and also asteroid sprinkler and orbit editor. also their should be a book on the biology/chemistry of one of the creatures and I can use my biology/chemistry knowledge to fill some of the page and leave the rest blank with the pencil/pen floating nearby.
I will probably start on it digitally on monday/tuesday... argh wasting precious days.