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Welcome to the 100th round of teen challenge. For this special round we will be having a knockout competition known by the name of "Last Teen Standing". The rules and details are below, I hope you all enjoy and push yourselves to new levels.
What it is ::
This is a knockout meaning that each participant will be placed in a group. You must each create a piece which follows the theme given and your piece will then be judged against your group member's works. The two people with the highest round from each group will move on to the next round and so the challenge will progress until there is a "Last Teen Standing" (yes I find it awesome to use that)
Anyone aged 13 - 19 may take part
1. Your Piece must be created for teen challenge and no previous artwork is to be used
2. Your piece must show some indication of how you followed the theme
3. You must show at least two WIPs
4. Make sure that the piece is in before the deadline
5. Upload your images using the CA attachment manager
6. Add a border around your image with the theme, your name and teen challenge included
Pick one, the choice is yours individually
11th of September
1st Place :: 3 Massive Black downloads of your choice
2nd Place :: 2 Massive Black downloads of your choice
3rd Place :: 1 Massive Black download of your choice
The Winning Piece will be used as the new Teen Challenge Banner
From every pool 2 people will go through to the next round. We will make some exceptions though so there may be more then two people as long as the overall group numbers stay even.
Round 2 will have 4 groups of 4 people. Depending on whether we want 3 or 4 rounds either 1 or 2 people will go through to round 3.
Round 3 will either be the final, so one pool of 4 people going for a true battle, or it'll be the semifinals of 2 groups and then there will of course be a 4th round which will be the final. This all depends on the number of people and drop outs that we get.
Judging will be done by us through voting
The Groups ::
r y a n o i r
a la bapsi
If your name is not included above then please let me now by posting below. It's probably because you signed up later but you can definitely still take part just let me know and I will add you to a group.
I'll be making changes to this first post so if you think there is anything I should include let me know.
Other than that. LET THE BATTLE BEGIN! Start posting your Wips and ideas
Last edited by Nibras; September 12th, 2010 at 05:27 PM.
Missed me, I'm afraid
Can you pop me on there please? :>
I think you missed me too, but other than that, I really can't wait to try this out! *o*
I'll drop this off here before I go to sleep (it's almost 4AM in Sweden >.<), don't forget to add me to the list!
shit just got real intense hur hur
I would like to join also if this is still possible. Thanks! Good luck have fun everyone!
OH, and i'd like the topic "Magic"!
Last edited by MagicPrincess; September 4th, 2010 at 05:14 AM.
I wasn't put on the list either and I signed up at the start .
heres about 10 minutes work, yeah i know, not much but its just putting my ideas out for people to see the very first stage etc etc etc
will paint this out, and maybe paint one for light as well and see which one i like the most
thumbnails and stuff
bring it on mofos! think ill do ancient.
Id like to join up now unless its to late..
Hokai, here's my first ever attempt at a thumbnail. Its not exactly got the dynamic awesomeness that everyone else will have, but it's adventurous in my standards
I went for Ancient, and immediatley got flashes of a sort of tortoise titan that roams its home planet slowly and endlessly. Yeah those are supposed to be volcanoes and trees and stuff on his back, hahah!
I was also thinking that the natives of the island on his shell painted him as a form of worship. I dunno lol.
This is going to be such an uphill struggle for me hahah
Cool tortoise ! I think if you change the pose so the head and neck is defined clearly in the silhouette that'll make it stronger. Get some reference for those legs (elephant possibly) !
Here's my first vague attempt at something on the theme of magic, a block in and the initial sketch. Generic scenario; sorceress chick floating in the air surrounded by roses in a skimpy dress. I've not done something so imaginative or illistrative before, so beware of extreme ugliness ! I'm not to sure what to do with the background yet, whether to put in clouds or whatever.
I hope it's ok to use reference like this ? Is that cheating ?
Humm it looks like the right leg is outa wack. Well, I blunder on.
A lil WIP for ya ! I've put away the reference now, but i'll probably break open the bridgman and the peck because I haven't actually learnt anatomy >.< ! Faaaaail.
Things to do :
- Make face more attractive.
- Make everything more attractive.
- Decide background content, look up some similar artwork/reference.
- I think it needs another layer of dynanisism/interest, but background may suffice, i'd better find out the hard way...
- Look up how transparent cloth behaves in sunlight.
- Correct skin tones for sunlight temp and reflected light (Research subsurface scattering while you're at it.)
- Simply values (SARGENT ) and push the values on the dress !
- Mooore smexy roses (Oh and look up what roses actually look like you birk.)
Sorry for rambling, I think posting my thoughts will keep me motivated and give some structure to the problem solving. (Which is all that painting is...)
Ok i'll probably do some research before I go to bed. 'Night people !
Magic is my choice for this, THINGS WILL BE GETTING EPIC!!!
You see someone better than you, doesn't it stir something inside you, doesn't it make you doesn't it make you want to do better!
my sketch book
loki: legs are too long, push values in the skin, and like everywhere, just to show you adjust the levels in photoshop, see how much better it looks, but dont just do that, study the values and colours in Sargents try to pick the same colours as that, same with the fabric, sargent alwayss paints that soo fucking beautifully!! what topic are you going for? it doesnt read as any of them to me, and crack out the bridgman your anatomy is off, especially the legs. they look like one big form, rather than the thigh, the knee, the calf the angle the foot, it just looks kind of like pants in yours. and brushstrokes are imporatant, use a larger brush to cover larger areas, dont use a small brush to cover large areas, like you did. and edges are very important too! so overal, anatomy, colours, VALUES, edges. go get 'em
Omerta: yours looks really nice, just not readable, just keep working at it, youll get there
sulphur: this isnt a thumbnail, its a sketch. sorry i had to correct you, a thumbnail is a very small 5 minute line and value drawing, to nail composition and come up with some nice shapes and silhouttes. i think you should do 10 thumbnails before you start, i personally have been doing thumbnail sketches all weekend for mine
Sacari: DUDE YOUR LINES ARE DELICIOUS! i can't wait to see it coloured in photoshop! if you need help with anything photoshop related, dont hesitate to PM me
i'll upload some more thumbnails later, i think ill go with an enviro/character scene