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    Stylized Animal Challenge - Jan 2007 - Octopus

    Welcome to the Stylized Animal Monthly Challenge, sponsored by Zoo Publishing Magazines and 3DTotal. Please post all images @ questions in this thread.

    What is this challenge all about?
    Each month we will select an animal and post some images as reference. All you have to do is create a 2D Painting of this creature in a stylized/abstact/cartoon style whilst keeping your creature instantly recongnizable. We wanted to publish some content in 2DArtist Magazine on how to create stylized animals such as you see in the many feature films and cartoon galleries. We thought this regular competition might bring in just the images/making ofs we need whilst giving away great prizes and exposure. If it's a success we will start to boost the prizes up as much as possible!

    What are we looking for?
    Funny and humourous entries which break the animal down to its most recognizable components, enphasize these in whichever ways you think best and render your stylized/abstact/cartoon masterpiece.

    Timeframes and requirements?
    The rules are pretty laid back, please submit 1 2D Final Image. If you want to have a background, include some graphical elements or text on your image its up to you. Image posts should be around 800 pixels across, but please work at a much higher res as the top 10 will be featured in 2DArtist Magazine . There will be 1 comp per month, with the deadline being the end of the month GMT. For a valid entry, just make sure your final image is posted in the main competition thread before this time.

    We require the top 3 winners to submit 'making of' overview articles that will be shown on either 3DTotal or 2DArtist Magazine , these need to show the stages of your creation, different elements and some brief explanation text, of why and how you did what you did. We will format this into some nice looking pages to give you some great exposure and us some quality content.

    Posting Works in Progress?
    Each competition will have one thread that starts with this info and the brief at the top. This is where all entrants post all WIPs give feedback and generally laugh at the crazy ideas that are emerging each month. Please dont start any new threads! Just reply to this one already set up.

    Prizes!!

    1st Place
    Any 3 items from the 3DTotal Shop. We sell lots of items these days such as our book, Design Studio Press books, texture CDs, Shorts DVDs, Lots of training DVDs and 12 month subscriptions to 3DCreative Magazine and 2DArtist Magazine.

    2nd Place
    Any 2 items from the 3DTotal Shop.

    3rd Place
    Any 1 item from the 3DTotal Shop.

    Judging
    Everyone who entered can cast a vote of their top 5 then we will add them up and ship out your prizes!


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    Here we go with this months challenge which is designed to be fun, creative and not too intensive whilst giving best entrants prizes and great exposure in 2DArtist Magazine.

    This month we have gone underwater (we have been watching a lot of Blue Planet recently...) 'Octopus' of the Cephalopod Family.... Octopus's only though please ;-)

    Stylized Animal Challenge - Jan 2007 - Octopus

    Here are a selection of Images from eyes to tentacles to give you some good references. The octopus is quite a commonly stylised creature so there will be a lot of thought needed for this one. Keep up the good work!

    Octopus 1 Octopus 2 Octopus 3 Octopus 04 Octopus 5 Octopus 6 Octopus 7 Octopus 8 Octopus 9 Octopus 10 Octopus 11

    Dont start new threads, lets try this with 1 main thread only, so all design sketches, WIP's, feedback, Questions and Final Images to go in this thread only.

    Have fun!

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    Let me be the first to say: Awesome! Octopus is my favorite animal!

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    man I'm so down for this.
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    ill try this one out=D

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    I love eating those things, maybe I should try drawing them too.

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    I'm in!

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    Stylized Animal Challenge - Jan 2007 - Octopus:

    Final:
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    process:
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    Very nice entry Chuck. You seem to have grasped this challenge perfectly!!

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    Seemed like a sweet challenge. Here's my FINAL ENTRY;

    I also have my process images.
    Last edited by j a k e; January 27th, 2007 at 07:33 PM.

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    Hope it's not too late to enter. ^^ I'll be coming back to post later for sure. *bookmarks thread for later*

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    ArcticBarbecue - hey thanks. just having some fun.
    jake - absolutely beautiful. but if that`s a blob of ink down there, I think you confused octopus with squid....
    Kawakaze - great linework, man. good flow. I love it. though I think your creature itself is more squid looking than octopus.

    great work anyways, everyone.
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    I agree,
    although we can allow a bit of artistic liscence so early on in these comps ;-)

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