Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 34
  1. #1
    Ilaekae's Avatar
    Ilaekae is offline P.O.W.! Leader, Complete Idiot, Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,140
    Thanks
    8,241
    Thanked 5,595 Times in 1,789 Posts

    P.O.W.! Challenge 37: The REALLY Bad Date...

    P.O.W.! Challenge 37: The REALLY Bad Date...


    P.O.W.! Challenge 37
    Deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2010, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.

    Topic: The REALLY Bad Date...


    We're back to our regularly scheduled programming after a nice interlude dealing with the niceties of covers, so something disgusting is called for. The title says it all--the date from Hell. We've all had them, and for some of us, we even got married to whatever showed up and spent a part of our life looking for lethal weapons to end the pain. The subject IS a bit limiting, but I think you might be able to have some fun with it if you think about the possibilities of WHERE, WHEN, and WHO to the extreme. (Hint...doesn't have to be two humans...or even TWO of anything...)

    You can interpret the art any way you wish, and the more creatively, the better. Any media. B&W or Color. We're also going to stick with the (almost) three-week Challenge period for a while because it seems to be giving people a bit more time to play.

    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.

    REMEMBER: You don't have to have a complete comic to qualify for polling--if you're idea requires six pages or so, go for it, but if you realize you're running out of time, try to get at least TWO finished by the deadline. That's all you need to qualify.

    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.

    Again, this one is three weeks rather than the usual two weeks to see if it will allow more participation or just cause a lot more procrastination.

    P.O.W.! Challenge 38 will be posted on Sunday Midnight, February 14, 2010.


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

    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.


    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
    Aug 2007
    Location
    casa bonita's
    Posts
    858
    Thanks
    1,717
    Thanked 764 Times in 347 Posts
    What's a date???? ya gotta spend less time on computer......

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    256
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 138 Times in 76 Posts
    Alright! I've been looking forward to the next POW starting up!. And I'll have some free time over the next few weeks too!!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    606
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
    Mike check 1, 2. 1....2. Hey is this thing workiig? Oh my bad.. Hey, Ilaekae. It's been so long that's funy.. Is this where 3ch used to be? LOL. Let's see if I can throw something down. No Promise though.

    There's nothing better than dinner and CSI.
    Latest Showcase
    Noi's Sketched Up Creations
    3thumbsup
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Pasadena, CA
    Posts
    3,666
    Thanks
    237
    Thanked 952 Times in 589 Posts
    Noiion!!!

    Yeah, sorry. 3CH went out not with a bang, but a whimper. It's either this, or daily sketch group now.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to arttorney For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    2,975
    Thanks
    991
    Thanked 509 Times in 261 Posts
    ooh i have so much source material to pull from. Copious tomes galore!

    thanks ilae!



    m

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to guggemmaneuver For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
    HI.

    I'm new to the POW challenge. Here's my first work in progress. This is a layout sketch for page 1.

    Any comments and criticisms are welcome.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to 3XLT For This Useful Post:


  12. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
    Here's layouts for pages 2 and 3...

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 3XLT For This Useful Post:


  14. #9
    Ilaekae's Avatar
    Ilaekae is offline P.O.W.! Leader, Complete Idiot, Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,140
    Thanks
    8,241
    Thanked 5,595 Times in 1,789 Posts
    X3LT, nice start...

    Guggey...same here on RL material to pull from, but it would end up as a disaster piece rated XXX for violence...

    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

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


  16. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 19 Times in 10 Posts
    Okay, so I'm going to give this POW a try here. I wrote a script and started to sketch the layout and suddenly there was 7 pages and front cover. A bit ambitious I think but I'll try to finish as much as possible. Since I never tried my hands at a comic before I have a initial question: I was hoping to fit a dialogue with four bubbles for each girl on the first page, will that work or will it just be too much?

    X3LT - Looks good and makes me want to see the rest. The superhero might look a bit too Superman-ish...but maybe that's just me.

    Attached Images Attached Images                
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to aRKaycreative For This Useful Post:


  18. #11
    Ilaekae's Avatar
    Ilaekae is offline P.O.W.! Leader, Complete Idiot, Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,140
    Thanks
    8,241
    Thanked 5,595 Times in 1,789 Posts
    Actually, there's no real limit to how many images or speech balloons that will fit on a page except legibility and ability to recognize the characters and what's going on. If the copy is necessary and HUGE for that page, rethink editing it down to a conversation that goes over to two pages.

    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

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


  20. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
    Ilaekae: Thanks!

    aRKaycreative: As for your lettering question, I agree with everything Ilaekae said. It's hard to balance the art and story elements sometimes. I look forward to seeing your pages!

    Here are inks for page #1.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  21. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    256
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 138 Times in 76 Posts
    Alright! Here's what I got so far. I'm going to go with a sort of straight ahead gag where the reader is listening to her (or his) date yammer on with some ridiculous and offensive dialog. That way I can focus on the acting and dialog.

    Name:  POW_02.jpg
Views: 464
Size:  100.5 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

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
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook