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you could see this coming a mile off. We love to ruck! The last men standing turned in this.
There was a choice of three subjects
How will the birds and beasts evolve after we've gone the way of the dodo?
The Life Aquatic
Could be fishies, Atlantis or Aqua Man, I'm not bothered.
The Roman Empire's 3000th Anniversary
What if the German tribes didn't bring the empire to it's knees, and it thrived and survived to the present day? At first glance, this looks like a subject for environment artists only. It doesn't have to be. It could be a character study/costume design.
However, which is which is anybody's guess.
When messrs Dan Milligan, ozan, DSIllustration, Dallas and Fozzybar have deliberated and chin stroked some, we'll have a winner. To simplify matters, the British entry will always appear first, so you know which camp each contestant fights for.
Poshspice vs Xia
sketchling vs Britt
Summer Pudding vs flaptraps
Matt Dixon vs Stokes
Hybridstar vs Oregano
Hybridstar's image N/A
Widigan Trippe vs nova
nova's image N/A
Last edited by Summer Pudding; July 6th, 2005 at 06:23 AM.
Eriboss vs Prostate Sunrise
duddlebug vs one2hit
dirty_c vs jetpack42
J2XA vs dougbot
Molly vs Strych9ine
Molly's image N/A
Koshime vs Redehlert
cartoonfox vs Ben Mauro
Badger vs Sapphire
Oven G Love vs Prehistoric
Oven G Love
trev vs Jack Frost
young paddy1 vs tagHeuer
Last edited by Summer Pudding; July 6th, 2005 at 06:24 AM.
Really great stuff all around. Very inspiring. I love the way Matt Dixon's and Stokes images look together, Like Matt's character caught a Lunker sea creature, but there is still slack in the line and he don't know it yet! Summer Puddins is pretty damn sweet too. I'm worried Britannia may be ruling our arses once again.
On closer inspection I would have to say...Yeah, we got owned.
Don't make me have to move my ass out west just to help my boy's out next round...if there is a next round.
Last edited by Ostrander; July 5th, 2005 at 03:03 PM. Reason: Closer examination of the work.
Damn nice pieces you bastards! Lots of good stuff in here... and look, my sloppy pile of ass (yes, the one where I had to write Rome on the top so you could at least tell what I was kind of going for) wins by default!
Thanks for organizing this Pudd, and great piece btw.
There are alot of interesting and great images up here. Before I comment, Ben Mauro's image is not appearing.
Posh: I like the hotties. This looks really great, I read in the other forum where you were worried about the image cause you changed your mind. I think it looks great, all it needs is some more color. Is that a canvas texture or did you start this as a real painting?
Xia: Great piece I love all the little details and the extra design that is in the corners of the image.
Sketchling: Nice aquatic enviroment. I like how it disappears in the distance.
Britt: I like the diagonal flow and the textures are nice. It looks like they are in the sky more than underwater though.
SummerPudding: I love the atmospheric perspective and the confetti debri flying all around. It looks great.
flattraps: The sketchy quality of the whole piece is wonderful. The textures and lighting looks great too.
Matt Dixon: My favorite thing about this whole piece I think is the fact that it looks different. To me at first glance, it seems more refined than normal, but I also realised there isnt a whole lot of that crazy texture going on you normally have. All of the little details are nice such as the reflection of the boat, and the underwear and sock hanging to dry. I do have to make one crit, the horizon line is rather distracting, and almost comes forward more than it goes back.
Stokes: I like the lighting of the image. The creature design is really cool too, it reminds me of a dragon, whale, and squid all in one.
Oregano: I havent seen your work in awhile, but it looks like you have improved alot. I really like the character design and the texture and details of her outfit. The lighting from above is nice too. My only crit is that they way she is colored, she doesnt appear to be underwater with the rest of the image.
Widigan Trippe: Actually one of the most unique looking images on here due to the look of the texture. The image looks like it is manipulated photo or a 3d piece with a great texture on it. Either way it is really gross looking and I like it alot. I am curious as to what you did exactly.
Ok my hand hurts, I'll resond to more later.
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm thats a whole lotta sex up there,
good work everyone, well organised Mr Pud' sir *tips hat*
Gloklund remember "we" didnt get owned, its seattle only. Next time for a real UK colony fight, it should be all of the US and not just a state. Especially when this was around the 4th of july, I think it was the EAST that won the independance. Hell seattle didnt even exist then. hahaha.
This is one of the best turnouts ever ever ever! Some fab images...
XIA - I love yours, as I said in 'the other place' (Shhh)... It knocks socks off mine. I was trying to do a Waterhouse pastiche, who always seemed to paint ethereal 'watery tarts'. But wish I'd just stuck with me first idea.
I'll say lots of stuff later... but FANTASTIC work from everyone!
Thankyou Pud for organising this!
I hear ya Matt,
Maybe the UK vs New England(the true colonists!)next time...Hmmm...interesting.
Or they could just go from state to state until they come across some competition... Holy shit did I just say that?! I couldn't have... that's so unlike me...
Umm... Hi fella's...umm heh, didn't see you over there...please be gentle, I'm frail. THWAAAAK!!!
Pay no attention to me, I'm just being jealous that I couldn't play... because I don't live in WASHINGTON!!!!.
Hot stuff everyone, really!
MattSmith Thanks for the crit I included in my notes to Mr. Pud that I fancied this as sort of a book cover design, so the off colouring on the woman was intentional. I did think seriously about doing some sort of water pattern over her skin, and in retrospect suppose that could have worked, but I opted out mostly for design reasons, but also because I just didn't want to take the time at that point.
Mr. Summer : Is there any chance that we could get topics posted with the pieces? It would help. Thanks greatly kind sir for putting this little rumble on, btw.
Sweet work all! Awesome to see how everyone's take came across in final form. Very humbling too. I'll go stick my head in a drawer and slam it shut a few times to get me to think more clearly next time.
There is no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in pie. And there's an "i" in meat pie. Meat is the anagram of team...~Shaun "Shaun of the Dead"
these really look amazing!
some really hard decisions here.
great job everyone!
- Dan Dos Santos
Great turn out and a big wodge of fab images! The roman theme seemed pretty popular. I started an 'after man' image before one2hit suggested the Roman 3000... i wasn't sure at first but i think there's been some great interpretations of the theme. I actually started a different roman one too.. So my final piece was actually my third attempt. Hmmm.
I reckon the standard is very high. And there's a few contests where i'm finding it almost impossible to choose a favourite. Puddin's and Flaptraps' contest are a great pair of pictures.
So when are you judges gonna give us the verdict? Us Brits are very impatient y'know... i think it's gonna be mighty close. Especially with the 'no shows'.
Last edited by duddlebug; July 5th, 2005 at 04:33 PM.
Thanks for puttin on the show, puddin. Great entries folks!!
I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.
Alright guys. This is an exciting show of skills. I will have to say hats off to the European group. They have some awsome pieces backing them up in this competition. Can't say I have one favorite because there is such an arrange of appeal and I think the stronger of the pieces speak for themselves....Great job everyone. Lets do this again some time.
Hey all, a great show of work. Apologies for not being able to be a part of such scrumciousness, now my macs due back and in tip top i'll be up for anything. I wont suggest my favourites, i can just see the amount of work gone into each piece, great stuff.
Oregano: Great image man, i knew you'd come up trumps. I like that pearlescent, irridescent color sceme youve described. Nice one, im even more up for revisiting our challenge. Just say when bro.
Once again, well done to all.
Really cool stuff guys. But since this was due July 4th, it should have been "England vs the original 13 Colongies: The Fight for Independence!" Next year perhaps.
Really nice environments by Koshime, flaptraps, Pudding and sketchling.
Love Dixon's and Stokes, that was a good fight.
Nice peices by Posh and xia, though Posh, your piece is very gloomy, and they are all sad. Show these beautiful ladies a good time!
Jetpack: watts has taught you well, nice improvement, but the perspective of your piece really throws things off. The facial expressions are really nice.
I'll comment more later.
Xia- youre gettin' consistent w/ your style, i can really pick you out of a group.
Dougbot- i said "whoa this ones cool..." before i even read the name
flapsTrap- like your pic, i hadnt seen it, it came out cool
stokes- thats reall bad ass man, really sharp
prostate- i dont like you!!!
and mat dixon made my f*cking day w/ that cute lil' boat haha, i LOVE it!!!
good job everyone!
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It was such a joy to be apart of the competition.....I really want to say how great everyones pieces are...here I go..
Posh-fantastic as always, if the background was as dynamic as the women it would have been gravy
xia-brilliant, ncie use of depth in your piece...
sketching....love the underwater atmosphere of your piece
britt- awsome action sketch...tre cool
summer pudding- thanxs for the contest...an your piece is majestic indeed
flaptraps-I really like your piece, maybe my favorite of the bunch...seeing rome as some one living in the not so woderfull parts is captivating
Matt Dixon- wonderfully joyfull in color and detail, I want to be invited inside her home for some supper
Stokes....great ambiance, and creature design...your battle was one of the best
Oregano- i like the the composition...it might have been interesting to come in closer to the subject
Widigan Trippe- by far the best texture of the competition....it looks as if the creation was swimming around your head
eriboss....I am really getting a mytholigical, art history vibe here, like judgement day...fantastic
prostate....I wish you pushed your composition more...it looks real good
duddle bug...great piece, as if you were a cartoonist in Rome 3000 ad ...nice
one2hit...wished you pushed your piece farther so we can really tell that this is a future Rome
dirty_c....great view and composition, maybe some stronger birght colors where the main characters are
jetpack- this scene don't look so good, great pencil rendering
J2xa- like the composition alot, could be the cover of time 3000 ad
dougbot-love the character design, great job mixing old with new
strychine-don't know what happened to her but I feel her pain
Koshime great piece, thanks for the early sneek peek
Redehlert - Great idea and comp, would have love to see the depth, and distance illustrated more
Badger- love the designs and the perspective
Sapphire- good piece...
I think I am losing feeling in one of my hands
Oven G- nice construction of the elements in your pic, just wished you push the details farther
Prehistoric-you need to change your name to future man ...great rep of Rome 3000 ad
Trev-it was good battling with you...I like your take on the idea, nice rendering of the texures
YOUngp-good piece...it almost looks like you modeled your characters, impressive
tagheuer- love the composition great piece, roaches will own the earth
what a wonderfull visual smorgessborg for the eyes
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wow this is one of the best TD's i can remember!
you guys (and gals of course) are all awesome!
i'll try to lay down some crits later, but for now i just want to say: summer puding, your's is my favorite of the whole bunch. such great atmosphere.
oven g love - great doin' business with ya. can't wait to hear the judges responses.
thanks to all for the hard work.
Hey dog. . . . did you see the size of that chicken?!
Wow these paintings realy have strong color schemes.
This is going to be tough.
Pud, you want to see a victor in each match? Or just my thoughts on beauty and the meaning of life? Some of them are hard to say which is stronger, but I will if you really want to see some blood.
Great stuff guys. I’m working on my notes.
Not much time to chat right now
Ben Mauro's picture is now online.
thanks for turning in some great pieces fellas
EDIT: Shane, I passed your notes onto the judges.
judges need beer, damn hard decisions, really nice stuff from everyone