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Welcome to the Stylized Animal Monthly Challenge, sponsored by Zoo Publishing Magazines and 3DTotal. Please post all images & questions in this thread.
This month we have chosen one of the strangest creatures, totally unique and only live in Madagascar! The Ayeayes...
Here are a selection of Images to give you some good references.
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.
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.
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 .
Any 2 items from the 3DTotal Shop.
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.
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!
Oooo sounds good, already sketching some ideas. :p
You have picture 3 and 5 of the same image.
Here's my first attempt at this months Aye Aye. With eyes like that he's gotta be a Punk Rocker!
Bigger res wip click here.
Whip! With those long fingers and natural mask, it has to be the perfect burglar.
Chuck: as always, nice one!
Macaruba: I'd try to flesh out the volume of the little beasty some more!
Last edited by Piru; July 17th, 2007 at 07:27 AM. Reason: added another wip
Hi everybody, I'm new on this forum and this is my first attempt and second final digital image .
Nice works guys [I like your idea Piru], so here is my work, I've read the Aye Aye is a nocturnal hunters so they are ;].
Good luck & Have Fun!
Last edited by Matteo'89; July 17th, 2007 at 12:56 PM.
Hello, i needed a little time get the idea, but here it is. Aye Ayeiiiii...
Macaruba, when it was a musician my first thought was a piano player.
Chuck,mate. Very stylish, funny and inspirating.
Piru, to me a racoon allways stands for a burglar. You show me that the Aye Aye is the better one.
Matteo'89 Good idea, and the eyes lookes great to me. Full nightsght.
Last edited by woo4; July 26th, 2007 at 09:56 AM.
My ayeaye sorcerer...
wow cool stuff so far.
pat-sweet colours-also digging the gif
Piru awsome blue
caruso juan i-shame you couldn't finish man sketch looks cool
hopsy-sweet, has a childrens book feel to it
Hi guys, amazing stuff so far.
It's my very first post so I'm a little nervous, but here goes... My attempt
Hi here is my second try at the Aye-Aye.
This is based on a very strange looking friend of mine.
Don't tell him!!!
This is also my last post for this month.
I'm on holiday till mid August.
Please accept both my Aye Ayes as final submissions.
See you all after SUN.
Here's my submission!! The AYEAYE family in the dark night!
M y S k e t c h b o o k
Nice work everyone. I'm buried under work so won't be entering this month. Good luck to all.
Hi all, nice works so far!
I have just created a new thread http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=103133 for you all to post to your final image! Please post your final images there - you have time from today -8th Aug.