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    Stylized Animal Challenge - May 2007 - Snail

    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 theimages/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,textureCDs, 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.

    We do unfortunately have to limit prizes to 1 book per winner per competition due to high postage costs for heavier items.

    Judging
    Everyone who entered can cast a vote of their top 3 in order, we will award 3pts for a 1st place vote, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd. Then we will add them up and ship out your prizes!

    This month we go scrambling the undergrowth for some of the worlds slowest creatures! Snails...

    Stylized Animal Challenge - May 2007 - Snail
    Here are a selection of Images to give you some good references. The snail has different varieties but use whatever you feel suits.

    snail 01
    snail 02
    snail 03
    snail 04
    snail 05
    snail 06
    snail 07
    snail 08
    snail 09
    snail 10

    Dont start new threads, all design sketches, WIP's, feedback to go in this thread. Final Images will be added to the Voting thread which will be created later in the month ready for Voting.

    Have fun!
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    snail......

    a while back I did some snail designs for the studio I work for.
    it was for a new TV series for kids. nothing to complicated.
    Stylized Animal Challenge - May 2007 - Snail
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    even did a quick animation sample of one:
    http://host-files.com//show.php/872_snailmove.swf
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    so I think I`ll leave this round to you people, I`m real sick and tired of snails...

    have fun, and good luck everybody.
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    Well, here's my first idea. I don't think it focused enough on the snail though.
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    @virtualsurreality: Hey this reminds me of a joke Carlton from Prince of Belair told Will once: What says a snail sitting on a turtle's head? Huiiiiii!!!
    Last edited by Blutgreif; May 7th, 2007 at 02:56 PM.
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    My suicidal snail...comments and suggestions are very helpful....

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    Iceman0xh - Nice start and a good idea. I like that you blurred the background to show depth of field, but you blurred the foreground too much for it to work, especially on the edge of the salt shaker that is touching the ground plane (is it a wood table? It's so blurry I can't tell). Maybe look at some macro photos of commonplace objects and see what I mean? Also, you might want to think about the type of font used for your thought bubble text... it is less effective because it doesn't match your style of painting for the rest of the image.

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    Chuck! Gutted your out! Maybe next months topic will bring more joy? Is that last one 3D? If so, you could always enter it in the 3DCompetition :
    http://www.threedy.com/site/forum/sh...ad.php?t=51294

    IceMan : Love the Suicidal snail!
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    thought i'd give it a frazetta inspired try, here's a concept wip
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    i think it needs an amazonian chick....
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    edited the suicidal snail with a lil more comic text and a more defined line for the salt shaker and some more shadow...C&C still welcomed
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    The shopping snail....

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    ArcticBarbecue - naaa... come on, man.
    I`ve participated in all of these great challenges from the get go.
    I`ll skip this one if you don`t mind. no biggie.
    (besides - there are no more prizes left for me in the 3DTotal store....)


    I`ll see ya`ll in the next round.

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    I thought I'd give it a go this month. Here's mine.

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    Who said that:"some of the worlds slowest creatures! Snails..."

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    I had to finish this in a very short time.Mixed; vector,painting and photo...
    Last edited by muratz; May 21st, 2007 at 05:53 PM.
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