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The topic was "The Nightmare." Vote for your favorite!
j a k e:
Not taken to poll:
all entries stated as WIPs
grundybug - don't take this as discouraging, I know you're very young and new to drawing with a computer; that being said, I think you ought to get better acquainted with the software before attempting to enter contests.
Sorry for the lateness, lately school has been keeping me busy enough that I can barely stay on top of this thing, let alone enter myself. Post any ideas you might have for challenge #18, preferably topics that are pretty open-ended like this one was, since everyone seems to like those. And be sure to leave some crits and comments on the pieces above.
ooh lots of good entries this round, I went for dile, I'm a sucker for greyscale with a little bit of red and the image works very well i think. close seconds is a 3-way tie between j a k e, evil_sloth and Jtho. I alos really dig the colors and compostion on yungks.ae's. great participation this round.
Voted for sloth, as it is the only picture here thats too horrible to look at, and that.. perfectly defines a nightmare. a+
Man dont weeks just fly by, i mean i culdnt even find time to draw!!!! Arghh Hope Can Enter Next Round.......
went for jake, i can just see sooo many uses for your art, childrens books, coffee house art, lots of possibilities, gonna be a rich man if you keep working dude
dile was second, reminds me of General Grievous (sp?) off star wars Ep. 3 a bit.
I voted for Njord, he's fuckin traditional!
As usual, I'll waste some of my time to write stuff that hardly anybody will read!
wombat: nice, but a bit wippish.
jake: not enough nightmareish with that blue sky man. I find it pretty relaxing image.
Guitarjames: the figure is pointless imho, the abstract stuff is strong on it's own!(like my abstract avatar!)
Bestow: devote some more time on the next one man!
Jtho: good one, but imo the bg shouldn't be brighter than the figures.
Sloth: again, very good use of fotoshop, lack of construction.
Dile: looks very nice, but it's almost exact copy of one of the dudes in some SW game.
luxun: that figure with the explication mark is ruining it for me.
waronmars: very good stuff!
Orifice: you had it, but you destroyed it with that red stuff and text bubble...
Noe: as i said before, the bed is with reversed perspective.
Vorbiss: fuck the pencil man, it sux!
Yungks: cool, but the gamma you're using is very clicheed.
Next topic ideas: falling(open to interpretation), happyness, non-attractive woman cooking.(yea, that's what makes me hard! )
That's all, folks!
V0rbiss; reversed perspective? I don't know what you mean
*looks again* ooh you mean the pillow? Well I just made the pillow thick, so maybe you're seeing that as reversed perspective. I should've made that more clear.
I love the entries in this TC.. J voted for Waronmars because I love those colours.
More detailed crits (maybe) later.
Oh man I next topic has to be "Robbers".
I just had these two guys try to break into my house with crobars while I was still inside painting and the f*cking noobs not only destroyed my door but my house has been robbed 3 times recently in the last 4 months... So I basically went opened the door and they were so freaked out that they made up this HUGE story with plot lines and details about my nieghbour and cheating gf's and drugs.
Man some people are so stupid.
I thought this pencil one was really nice actually, was my second place, dont judge art nessecarily by its mediumOriginally Posted by v0rbiss
Looks like this is one of the most popolar ones in ages. Hard to choose one. I really liked InvincibleWombat, jtho, waronmars, orofice and luxon.
Ultematly, my vote goes to jtho.
wombat: Wonderful cool and warm color going on here. I really makes me happy. Nice to have the blob there. It is zombiemoose's nightmare
jake: Nice for a childrens book. Well executed, but i feel it falls short of a nightmare theme. + for being original though.
Guitarjames: A bit to muddy for my liking. A good idea though.
Bestow: Too simple for me, it dosent really give me a nightmarish feeling.
Jtho: I really like it. Has a good poster feel to it. The valus are also solid. Great work.
Sloth: Feel it is to saturated in color. Cool creature design though.
Dile: I like the values, but i dont really like the red lines going down. The font choosen for the text is superb though.
luxun: Like it, it is dark and sinister, very abstract. I also like the little guy there.
waronmars: Good work, but i feel it is a bit rushed in places.
Orifice: Really nice light on the form, but as said earlier, the textbubble is out of place. The picture tells the whole story without it.
Noe: Nice expression on the girl and some nice folds. I wouldlike the gost to look a bit more spectral. Some light from it reflected on the bed would have helped the picture.
Vorbiss: Too wip-ish for my taste, cant really see whats going on.
Yungks: I really like the color choise. The kid got a nice expression too. But the face seems not very anatomical. the end of it cuts the left eye off.
I though about doing a "happy" theme for the next one. Maybe a harbour one. Read the great passage in a book by Yukio Misima: The sailor who fell....
Paraphraced it was something like this; The sun's reflection was like a bright sheet of metal upon the anvil of the harbor water.
Bestow: I love my trusty pencils man, I was just joking, wasn't that obvious?!
@Njord: I voted for you, and that's what I get?!?! Even if you don't like it, you could just say"coool" "good job" or something, geez! If I wanted crits I wouldn't post here!
Well, I'm sorry if I hurted anyones feelings. But that is actually what I feel about the work when i wrote it. Take it for what it is, just some critique you don't have to listen to at all if you dont want too...
Come on guys, Njord was just making an honest crit. It doesnt matter if his piece was or wasnt as finished, the crit is still true in his opinion. After all he was only trying to help.
Ohdamnit, I realized that you guys are sooo right, my one is pretty same looking with some guy in a starwars game, not GREVIOUS but for a game of the old republic something! ohwell, I never thought or had starwars in mind, only though of a skeleton after doodling around with some abstract brushes for a while, I kinda saw a pattern for a skeleton, oh however, THANKS ALOT FOR THE VOTES PEOPLE makes me sooo glad Nice work Evil_slot Njord and Jake, I belive JAke on is really a "nightmare" damn, that guy gotta be lonely, however, I guess the best rendered was Evil's , njords and plate, but the one who really gave me nightmare feeling was Njords, so he got my vote!
Well, I got my ass handed to me. At least I got one vote. I need to rethink my approach for the next one I guess
Good work all around though.
Next topic idea, "Furious"
Wow, first of all, i'm sorry for not making clear that i was joking. I honestly never tought that somebody may think I was actually being serious saying that Njord "owes" me only praise becaue i voted for him and he shouldn't critique my drawing, and that i'm not here for honest opinions. That's exactly what I'm here for, to get advice and different views on my work. I apollogise once again, especially to Njord, I appreciate you shared your opinion, and it was helpful too!(I'll strive to give my drawings more finished look from now on!) Damn my twisted sense of humor, combined with my poor english it creates quite a misunderstandings i see.... Maybe i should always include appropriate smilies when posting crap!
Have a good day all!
I'm glad everything's cool now, so let's move on to the next challenge, where you all will be swiftly defeated by my enchanted brush!
(Btw, Njord, i'm sure you've learned your lesson and you know which work you are going to support the next round! )
You have all posted pretty damn fine work, concidering that you are youths and could only have had 12-14 years to learn how to draw\
Please don’t get your selves worked up about anything I may say. Im trying to help
To start with I didn’t find any of these interpretations of Nightmares to be particularly dream-like. They are mostly pretty cliché versions of nightmare images. I was hoping for some of the really bizarre things people actually dream, complex and open for interpretation.
Most sort of fall into this category. Nightmare assumes an implied narrative. Many of these are static or symbolic
I would love to see you all starting to think outside the cliché images
The super saturated color of this image screams computer art. There is no subtlety in the value range or the colour values. The form is a little blobby, if it has the shining bones, then the flesh structure would look like it were connected to them. The composition is very centered and static. I applaud you boldness and willingness to wade into bright colors, but the over all effective nes s of the piece would be improved with more subtlety.
The wooden quality of the forms is quite Golem-like and creepy. I assume the stiffness is intentional. I actually find this to be one of the most Nightmarish images. Both the ambiguity of the floating figures and their ominous darkness against the clear happy sky. The little iconographic Vshaped bird symbols bug me though as does the tinged green in the sky. This is an interesting composition. Good work.
Not sure whats going on here. Its messy and violent looking, But the awkwardness of the figure is really hurting the overall piece. It has a lot of motion but the figure is smack in the middle of the page and there isn’t enough variety in the other elements for them to read as subject matter. The orange stripe is in an odd visual space. Is it intended to be attached to the figure’s elbow? And going right in to the corners leads the eye away from you piece. You are obviously experimenting with abstract expressionism But don’t for a minute believe that that kind of painting can be effective if made without thought composition as well as color choice and emotional outpouring.
I assume this is a sketch and a joke right?
Illustrations don’t need text. This looks like about a 5 minute sketch in PS..if that. You can do waaaayyyyy better I’ve see it.
Nice render and composition
In some senses the space between the figures is as strong as the figures. Activating the space. I don’t know if this was intentional. The strongest point of contrast is not part of the image. You might want to try dropping the back ground into a more muted middle grey to pop the contrast in the figures.
Nice one. Compositon is good and the Creatures(s) are wonderfully fantastic. There are two things that strike me as awkward: the super saturated color and the clunky little figure in front of it.
Dile- perhaps if my monitor was better I could see whats going on here. The composition is very gentral and pretty static. The skull anatomy is not strange enough to be creepy It is neither monstor nor human. The glow and the render are nice the red stripes are a bit of a cliché.
Nyord-ESS nice drawing. I like the breaking the frame in fact the whole nightmare theme could have been beautifully illustrated by that hand on the edge coming out of the darkness. The other hand and the figure are unnessisary they seem sort of compositionally crowded as well the top and bottom of the page are not active space being consciously used in the composition. Did you do thumbnails to decide on the placement of these elements before you started the finished drawing? Thumbnails arelike outlining an essay the few minute you take to do them helps the final product greatly.
Luxun—why oh why did you have to put in the text and the Icon person? It really deadens the piece. The rest of it is so great creepy and fluid. All weird faces and tunnels. Coulda been a winner.
War on Mars—oh you are a teen..I forget. Nice one , the colors are saturated on this one too but the contrsting warm cool works well looks more like a hallucination thatn a dream but a very strong image
Orafice.. Creepy. The text and the bubble are really disconcerting. Did you see the Trenchcoat guy with tentacles on the DSG a couple weeks back? Others have the same idea of whats creepy as you… http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=76942
Noë hmm there are a number of things in this image I would like to address. The perspective of the bed has already been mentioned. The drapery of the covers on the sleeping figure bothers me as there is no implied form under it. The angles of window and floor are giving the inpresion that the whole room is tilted and the ghosly figure looks like it was made with the smudge tool in PS. Keep trying grlfriend..I know you can do better.
vOrbiss – yay traditional media! Nice pencils. I would like to see a bit more contrasting values and a less centralized composition. It looks a bit like a chow or cow drawing in that it is the object not a composed scene. But allin all this is one of my favorites.
yungks.ae: Nice Idea . the render is still awfully rough. You need to focus your lighting an put more contrat in to your depths. There is very little value range in this it is mostly sort of middle range. Check your value composition by dropping your color image into grayscale, just to see if it still reads as an interesting composition.
Whew…. Keep up the good work Ya’ll! Feel free to PM me if something doesn’t make sense. Or you can often find me on the IRC.
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btw i didn't vote..since you seem to have already concluded the winner
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