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readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Welcome everyone to the Artdome! A nice casual place for classy people to test their artistic mettle and hone their skills in a safe, relaxed environment.



What's that? “Thunderdome”? Never heard of it. This is not at all like that thing you made up which doesn't exist.


How to play:

  1. The winner of the previous round is the judge.

  2. The judge picks a drawing prompt. This can be pretty much whatever the judge would like. This prompt will include a deadline to declare participation and a deadline for final artwork submission.

  3. Participants declare that they want to participate by posting “I shall participate, good sir and/or madame!” by the participation deadline. People can also volunteer to be one of two backup judges at this time.

  4. Participants submit a piece of visual art by the submission deadline (usually two weeks after the participation deadline). Their submissions can be whatever they'd like as long as it meets the requirements of the prompt and doesn't break the rules below. Ink? Crayons? Paint? Pixels? A comic? A 50-foot wall mural? It's all good, baby!

  5. The judges will now have up to a week after the submission deadline to review your work, provide critiques to the participants, and pick a winner. Honorable Mentions may also be handed out as the judges see fit. THE MAIN JUDGE'S CHOICE OF WINNER IS FINAL!

  6. The winner is now the judge and creates a new prompt within 24 hours.

Side note: Yes you read that right. There are no loser titles or dishonorable mentions given in this contest. This is to make things a little more laid back and newbie friendly. It's not about punishing failure, it's about rewarding novelty and encouraging experimentation. Be aware though that critiques will still be as frank and honest as you'd expect from CC. This means that if your work sucks you will be told exactly how and why you need to "git gud" in no uncertain terms. This is not done to punish you for failing but to help guide you on the path to making something better. We love you, please don't be mad.

That said, If you guys get annoyed with the current format and decide you want loser avs/DMs/etc let me know. I'm not married to any specific format at this point.



The Rules:

  1. The art you post must be your own. Stealing other people's work is a real dick move and may result in mod action and/or me PMing swears at you.

  2. The art you post must be made for the purpose of this contest. If you want a critique of something you've already made consider either making a new thread or posting it in the Daily Drawings & Doodles thread along with a request for a critique.

  3. Ghosting on a submission or a critique by the deadline will make people angry. If you have trouble with this consider ing yourself for added motivation.

  4. Don't include explanations or excuses with your work beyond the basics like “This is ink and gauche on Bristol board”. Posting how much you think your work sucks is annoying and won't help you get a kinder critique. Besides, even if you do suck you're still far better than all the people too cowardly to participate in the first place and we respect that.

  5. Do not argue with the judges about their critique of your work. You can ask for clarity if you'd like but generally the best practice is to just thank them for their time and effort and move on.

  6. Critiques should be frank and honest but also polite and constructive. You should never use a critique as an excuse to personally attack someone.

  7. Do NOT edit your work after submitting it! Once you post your submission you're done so make sure you fix any issues with your work before taking it public.We ignore this one all the time so I'm updating this rule to: Do NOT edit your work after the submission deadline. Also if you do make any changes let us know so the judge critiques the right version of your work.

  8. No fanart please. We're here to challenge ourselves and that means working with our own unique creations. Plus I don't want somebody to win just because the judge is really into Goku that week. Note: This rule may be lifted at a judge's discretion but I don't recommend it.

  9. Tasteful nudes are allowed behind the appropriate tags but straight-up pornography is not. Yes, we can tell the difference.

  10. No erotic material and/or weird fetish BS. This is not me judging you, your sexuality, or your subculture. I simply find my own sexual urges terrifying and am not ready to confront them at this time. TIA for your understanding.

  11. All other forum rules still apply.

(This will probably be expanded later as people demonstrate why we can't have nice things. If you have any suggestions or think I missed anything let me know.)


Click here for the most recent prompt!

readingatwork fucked around with this message at 00:19 on Feb 1, 2021

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readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

FAQ:

What do I get if I win?

You get a spiffy gang tag!


Does something happen if I lose?

You don't get a spiffy gang tag.


The judge picked that lovely drawing just because it had a cat in it!

Most judges highly value technical skill but at the end of the day they are allowed to use whatever tortured logic they feel is appropriate when picking a winner. This will occasionally mean the winner is the piece the judge enjoyed the most rather than the one with the most detail or the best anatomy. Consider submitting something involving a cat the next time that person is a judge.


How do I get my art into the computer?

Scanning is usually your best bet but well-lit photographs can also be acceptable for things like paintings. Be sure to clean up your work with something like Photoshop before submitting it!


What do I do if I can't afford Photoshop?

haha check out this loser who doesn't know how to steal Photoshooooerrr what I mean to say is you should probably use Gimp (https://www.gimp.org/downloads) instead. It's free and works pretty well!

Seriously though, gently caress Adobe and it's subscription-based bullshit. I will literally never stop using CS5 you assholes!


How do I post my picture?

Upload your file to something like imgur (https://imgur.com/) and post the link they provide. Do not under any circumstances put quote tags around your submission.


Do I still own my work?

Yes, your art is yours and you are free to do whatever you want with it after the contest is over. We reserve the right to save/archive a copy of it for posterity though.


Are we only allowed to talk about the contest?

You can talk about whatever you'd like but ONLY if you've participated in at least one contest (again, general forum rules apply).


Is smack-talk allowed?

Hell yes. Just be prepared to back up your words with your art.


Can I challenge somebody to a one-on-one duel?

Sure, why not. They don't necessarily have to accept your challenge though.


(more to be added as needed)




The Hall of Winners:

Round 1: Create Our Gang Tag
Winner: Al!



Round 2: Vanitas
Winner: lofi



Round 3: Album Cover
Winner: Sedgr



Round 4: Sci-Fi Book Covers
Winner: Prolonged Priapism



Round 5: Make a Map
Winner: Solenna



Round 6:Metaphors
Winner: lofi



Round 7:Rerepeat
Winner: Aetass


Round 8: Caricature
Winner: Lofi


Round 9: Costume Design
Winner: Flavius Aetass


Round 10: Religious Art
Winner: Solenna


Round 11: Baby Advice
Winner: Al!



Round 12: Ponysona De/cute
Winner: 138



Round 13: German Expressionism
Winner: readingatwork



Round 14: Graphic Novel Page
Winner: al-azad



Round 15: Food
Winner: Etuni



Round 16: Mystery
Winner: Angrymog



Round 17: Horses
Winner: there wolf



Round 18: Nyx
Winner: Angrymog



Round 19: Pigs (and other animals) in SPAAaaaaaace!
Winner: Krispy Wafer



Round 20: Hands
Winner: Sigma 6



Round 21: Bigg Daddy Roth/Garbage Pail Kids
Winner: NAG



Round 22: Sharks
Winner: Angrymog



Round 23: Tarot Cards
Winner: Saucy_Rodent's spouse



Round 24: Magic Forest
Winner: lofi



Round 25: Death in the garden
Winner: void_serfer



Round 26: Robots/Deus Ex Machina
Winner: Tree Bucket




Round 27: Draw your username
Winner: Truman Peyote

readingatwork fucked around with this message at 00:18 on Feb 1, 2021

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Since I made the thread that means I get to be the first judge. As such today's prompt will be...

Prompt 1: Create our gang tag


That's right, Your first prompt is to create the gang tag that will be handed out to contest winners. I'm really not going to set a whole lot of limitations on this other than to encourage everyone to have fun. The winner will be determined by cleverness and general graphic design skills.

  • Participation Deadline: Monday May 27th by midnight This one's special so you don't have to declare by this date to submit

  • Deadline to volunteer as a backup judge: Monday May 27th by midnight

  • Artwork Submission Deadline: Monday June 10th by Midnight

Special rules: The dimensions of your submissions must be between 145-180px wide and no higher than 60px tall (mods, let me know if these dimensions should be tweaked).

Current judges: Me, Sebmojo, Keetron


~ Good luck everyone! ~

readingatwork fucked around with this message at 23:12 on May 27, 2019

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Thanks for participating everyone! I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's submissions.


Keetron posted:

I am not participating in this specific challenge but will act as either a backup judge or backup co-judge if needed and am definitely going to be present as a spectator.


Sounds good. I'm putting you in as a backup judge for now but just let me know if you want to hand off the title to somebody else.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit is Monday night at midnight. For this round you do NOT need to have declared participation to enter.

Also, if anyone knows of any non-CC threads that would have people interested in participating let me know so I can be an obnoxious rear end in a top hat and nag them to come over (with mod permission of course).

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

sebmojo posted:

Yeah go for it, make a thread in gbs if you feel bold

Just sent a PM asking a mod for permission. This will certainly be interesting...

E: I got approval. I'll post it once we have our new writing prompt so people don't have to wait a week to participate.

readingatwork fucked around with this message at 02:12 on Jun 11, 2019

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

The submission deadline is Tonight at Midnight PST (roughly four hours from now) so please post your submissions by then. After that me and the judges will have until Sunday night at midnight to finish our crits. I'll probably announce a winner Tuesday night so be prepared to post a new prompt shortly after that (I believe within 24 hours is the norm).

For the next prompt I want to see if I can get more people to participate so I humbly request that the winner keep any materials requirements for their prompt to things people likely already have (pens, pencils, free software etc). After that though I'm going to let go of the reigns and let people do pretty much whatever the hell they want.


Thanks again to everyone who participated! I look forward to murdering each and every one of you in honorable artistic combat next round.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Results for Round 1: Create Our Gang Tag

Looks like we only had two submissions but fortunately they were both pretty good!

The Winner: Congratulations to Al! for making a fun, well executed concept that I absolutely loved.

Honorable Mention: I'd also like to extent congratulations to Lofi. I'm 100% serious when I say you'd have gotten one of these even if there were a bunch more submissions. Great work!

I guess that's it for Round 1. The actual critiques will be coming along shortly. Best of luck to you in Round 2 Al! I eagerly await the opportunity to crush my enemies for your amusement.

Thanks again everyone!

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Oh hell yes I'll be participating. I'm all about the futility of pleasure and the certainty of death.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Posted a thread in GBS pointing here. May God forgive me...

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3891803

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Critique time!

OK, so this was kind of a weird one and animation isn't my forte but I'll do my best.


Al!:


This is a very solid piece with an impressive amount of detail for being so small. Perhaps a bit too much detail, in fact. It's not that the piece itself is flawed but when shrunk down so small the individual parts get a little lost in all the flashy moving bits.

I remember when I first looked at your entry I had to concentrate for a moment to figure out what the two figures were and what they were doing. Looking at it again I think that's because they're right in front of the Artdome sign which, while a good element, is also very busy and draws the eye like a super magnet. I think a combination of making the foreground fighter a just tad bigger and toning down the sign a smidge would help the piece's readability.

It's still a great piece though and I'm super stoked we get to use it to represent the thread.



lofi:


Your piece is a bit simpler than A1!'s but it's also clearer and more striking at a glance which matters an awful lot in images this small. Overall though I think it would have done an excellent job representing the dome.

...With a handful of minor tweaks. Hear me out.

First off I think the dome itself could stand to be stretched out horizontally by about five percent and the bars made just a hair thinner. This would give the corners of the “D” and “E” a bit of room to breathe which would aid in the “DOME”'s readability. Second, the red you chose for the blood is just a shade or two too dark and causes those parts of the word to recede too much into the background. This combines with the previous issue of the letters being just a bit too close to the edges of the dome and makes them hard to identify at a glance.

Finally, I think you could have done a bit more with the empty space in background. Maybe some spotlights or something? Just enough to add a little texture to that space. It's not awful but the solid black feels underutilized to me.

But that's kind of it. Again, it's a good piece and I'm glad you entered it. I look forward to seeing your future submissions.


Pshew! OK time to actually DO some art instead of just writing about it. Good luck everyone!

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Just wanted to chime in to recommend this plastic skull I got for anyone looking for a good model to reference. It's about the size of your fist but has a decent amount of detail including all the bits behind the cranium and behind the jaw which is useful for odd angles. It's probably overkill for this project but it will be useful for practice later so whatever.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016YNFF1A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

A Life Well Lived
Micron pens on Bristol board. Original size 7"x7". Some elements drawn from models/photographic references but nothing is traced.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Hello kiddo's! The submission deadline is Wednesday at midnight so start posting your stuff! Also I think we still need 2 backup judges. Any volunteers? I'll take one slot if needed.

Remember, it's fine if your work is imperfect or if you're still a beginner. The primary point of this thread is first and foremost to learn and grow from others and we respect that you're here making the effort. We're not going to dog-pile you just because you still have more to learn. Plus, if your idea is clever/fun enough you might just beat the pants off of somebody with far superior technical skills (or at least score a sweet HM) so don't just assume you can't win.

If you're feeling stuck or unsure of how to proceed try asking for help in the CC Chat or the Stupid Little Questions threads. CC peeps are super chill and will be happy to help you work past any hurdles you're having.

Good luck!

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

sigma 6 posted:

I want to participate. Hopefully not too late. I saw there was a due date to announce interest. Figure I will try anyways. A good exercise is a good exercise.

If you think you can finish by the deadline I’d have no problem with it. Al! Has final say though.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Chernabog posted:

I'll help judge this one if needed. What does it entail? Just posting critiques and choosing a winner?

Just crits. Only Al! Gets to pick a winner and hand out HMs since they were the last round’s winner. You can say which ones you *want* to win though.

Critiques themselves can be anywhere from a few paragraphs per contestant explaining what you thinks works vs what doesn’t to several pages of charts and graphs detailing lots of very specific advice. It’s completely up to you and your comfort level. Just keep in mind that the purpose of a crit is to help the recipient improve, not tear them down. Be honest with any flaws you see, but also be sensitive to the fact that posting your art can be intimidating.


HungryMedusa posted:

So midnight in what time zone? I have a pic of mine on my phone but I need to tweak it a tiny bit.

It’s Al!’s call for this round but going forward I’m going to say the default is PST unless specified otherwise since that gives people the most leeway to submit their work.


Good Ol Filbert posted:

I love the detail in this, and the linework was done beautifully. I love how it creates direction and texture. I also enjoy the juxtaposition of the alive and modern things on the top of the side table, and the old and dead things on the bottom shelf. I also like the mood you created, it's peaceful even though there's lots going on.

I just realized I never responded to this. Thank you for your kind words!

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Congrats Lofi! I am also in and will also have to think about which band name I will chose.

Also people can expect my critiques over the weekend sometime.


Chernabog posted:

Very neat and clean, and nice job with the patterns and the perspective.
Observations:
-Some of the items are a bit wonky, especially the glass/ceramic things. The books look like they have weird proportions but maybe that's just because they are somewhat covered.
-Add thicker outlines to the front stuff to help separate it from the BG. You somewhat did that already but you can push it much further.
-Consider adding some cast shadows onto the sofa, floor and wall, it would also help separate the planes. Since the textures make it very busy I think anything that helps with the visual organization is worthwhile.

Thanks for the crit!

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

sigma 6 posted:

First. I am taking down the second now.

Aw I missed it!

You should post the unused submission in the Daily Doodles thread at least since you went through the effort of making it already.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

OK! Critique time!

Sorry for the delay. I went to Pride over the weekend and it really screwed with my schedule.


heavy liquid


First off congrats on drawing a drat fine skull. I really like the way that element of your piece came out.

As for the big picture I like how this turned out overall. It's got an interesting contrast of objects and the overall composition works well, with the cord doing a nice job making everything feel like a part of the same universe. There are some problems here that I think hold this piece back a little bit though.

First and foremost I think this piece suffers from the lack of coherent cast shadows. The controller, for example, appears to be lit from the upper-left while the chess piece appears to be lit from the bottom right. Rather than being lit from a clearly defined source everything just kind of sends shadow blobs wherever and it makes everything look less cohesive rather than more so. Also, adding an occlusion shadow (the shadow you see right where an object touches the ground) to your objects would have helped ground everything quite a bit without adding too much more effort on your part.




Finally. I think you would have benefited from placing the objects just a bit more strategically. Take a look at the this:




The pink lines are the 1/3rd marks on the page and are generally considered “strong” places to place objects in a composition. Now, you've already done this to a certain extent (possibly because you already know this rule :P) but the skull is too close to the center in my opinion. If you move it up and too the right a bit I think the placement will feel a bit less arbitrary. You could have also gotten away with making the controller a bit bigger and having it go of the side of the page a little which would open things up a bit.

Finally I think having more elements overlap with others would have also helped tie all the elements together. So for example say you lower your horizon line a bit and let the bottom of the lamp fall behind the skull, which in turn is covered a bit by the pawn and controller. It's not an absolute necessity, mind you, but it's a good trick for communicating that the objects you see are related to each other.

Thanks for participating. I look forward to seeing more of your stuff!



Good Ol Filbert



This piece isn't really working for me. It has a very nice mood to it and the fact that you went with a cow skull instead of a human one is rad as hell. I'd even go so far as to say that if you'd have chosen do do this in pen/brush and ink this would have come out pretty decent. But charcoal is a temperamental beast and I think it fought you here because you were trying to use it the same way you'd use a pencil or a pen.

Don't get me wrong, charcoal is an incredibly powerful medium capable of some amazing things. It's also probably the best tool out there to master concepts like form and value. But if you want it to cooperate with you you're going to need to change up your approach a bit.

Here's some tips for drawing in charcoal:
  1. Think of your forms in three dimensions as if you intend to render the object in a computer later. You can get away with a lot of tricks to avoid this kind of thinking when working with pencils/pens (think cartooning techniques) but these will not work with charcoal (this is why art teachers use it so much btw).

  2. Don't think in lines. Think in forms, gradients and gray blobs. Look at the below examples and notice the lack of outlines. Instead the artists suggest form by just letting the shade of gray stop at the edge of the object.

  3. For now try to avoid blacks and whites and work almost entirely in grays. This will help you get away from line-based thinking. Use blacks only for the darkest points of shadows and whites for small highlights.

  4. Try to not let individual strokes become too noticeable. You want people to see the value, not the stroke. Use the side of the charcoal and be strategic about the direction you're moving it on the page. Note in the skull example below how the strokes (when you can see them at all) all go with the shape of the form.

  5. Blend! Get a rag and some of those little white blending nibs and go to town smoothing things out. If you're having issues getting a nice light gray try blending one dark area and then draw with the residue on the rag.







These are all guidelines and not hard rules of course. As you get more comfortable with the medium feel free to experiment with breaking them to see if you can get some interesting effects.

Definitely keep at it. I'd really love to see how your work progresses!

(Also, sorry to throw so many words at you. It's just that I really wish somebody had told me these things early on and you presented a good opportunity to get this out there for people. )



Hungry Medusa


The more I look at that skull and the color choices you made the more I like this. It's got a great expression that really adds some atmosphere to the piece. The hand and gem in the foreground are less successful unfortunately.

Like Good Ol Filbert I think you are bringing some techniques normally used in cartooning into your work and the paints are fighting you because of it. Specifically I'm looking at the outlines around the fingerbones which flatten out the objects quite a bit and undermine the good work you did in the background. Like with charcoal paint works best with form and gradients instead of line and in most cases it's best to suggest form by just letting the color stop at the edge of the objects. You do this pretty well with the first three fingers but the pinky, ring finger, and wrist bones have outlines that are way too thick.

As for the gem It's not really working for me but I'm not 100% sure how I'd do it any better. Maybe use a dark red/purple instead of black? I'd have to play with it for a bit to be sure though. I do like the way the red ties the hand to the skull's eye though so kudos there.

Finally I think you could do a bit more with your background. What you have works but I think some small hint of the setting the skull is laying in would both fill that space while adding a bit of texture to the world.

Good job! Thanks for sharing this with us!



lofi


This is a good piece with a lot of kinetic energy and personality to it that I really like. The main issue I'm seeing is that I think you could stand to push the warm tones a bit more. Not a lot mind you but just enough to make them pop a bit. I'm also having some trouble identifying the source of the light in this piece. You have warm colors appearing on the top of the head but also under the cheekbones and under the jaw. I think if you more strategically used them to indicate areas being directly hit by the light the effect would have been a bit stronger.

Other nitpicks include the bottom right part of the jaw being a bit too low and the teeth needing highlights that indicate where the light is coming from (right now they look a bit random). That's kind of it though.

You should definitely experiment more with this style though because it's definitely working for you. Congrats on your victory!



Thanks again for participating everyone! I'm tired as hell so I'm going to bed now!

readingatwork fucked around with this message at 06:13 on Jul 2, 2019

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

God drat you guys digital painting is hard.



This is literally my first attempt at painting straight into Photoshop so any pointers on making this easier/better are greatly appreciated.

readingatwork fucked around with this message at 01:29 on Jul 13, 2019

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Congrats Sedgr! I'm in.



Shinmera posted:

Lookin' good. My top tip would be to use layers liberally, especially clipping layers. With those you can block out the general shape of an object and then draw the insides on other layers freely without having to worry about going outside the shape.

Ctrl+Paint has a tutorial that shows it off nicely: https://www.ctrlpaint.com/videos/alternative-masking-pt-1

The Ctrl+Paint free library in general has some really good tips and explanations for digital painting. Check it out!

Thanks for the resource! This will be a big help going forward.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Thanks for the crit lofi! Next time my graphic design will be perfect, and I shall bathe in the blood of my rivals!


quote:

I am loving amazed none of you stuck parental advisory stickers on your album covers.

I came this close to doing that. I only pulled it out on a whim at the last minute because I thought it made things look cluttered.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Dang, it didn’t occur to me that you could render using VR but it makes a lot of sense now that I think about it. How does that kind of control scheme handle for you? Do you prefer a mouse still or does the flexibility of VR make it a viable go-to method?

Anyways I liked the video so please by all means make more if you enjoy making them.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Ritznit posted:

Well then I hope you don't mind if I can't submit until like ... uh ... in 2 weeks? I'm super into this theme but I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow and of course ten more things piled up that I need to get done beforehand so those sadly have to come first.

You can if you'd like but you won't get reviewed or be eligible to win.

Edit: Fixed the link in the OP to point to the correct prompt. Sorry for the delay.

readingatwork fucked around with this message at 14:06 on Jul 25, 2019

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Why yes, I did in fact want to play with my plastic skull again. What of it?



Jaz Castlewood was just another faceless citizen in the domed city of Iomega doing his best make a few credits and keep the lights on. However, after discovering a mysterious floppy disk belonging to the shadowy SyJet Corporation he suddenly finds that he's the most wanted man alive. Now, Jaz must solve the mystery of the disk while avoiding the lethal intentions of the government, the mafia, and a deadly hacker organization known only as SolidState if he wants to stay alive. That is, if the world itself doesn't end in nuclear fire first.

"Certain to be remembered for decades to come." -Publishers Weekly

"Like a Michael Bay film in book form" -Books.com

"Jack Dagmar certainly has a voice. Nobody can deny that." -The New York Times

I love making pull quotes that probably came from negative reviews.

readingatwork fucked around with this message at 01:31 on Aug 1, 2019

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Dang, that was a good turnout. Congrats Prolonged! I knew I was hosed the second I saw your entry.

Also I'm in for the map prompt. This sounds right up my alley.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

It's not looking like I'm going to make the deadline on this one. I struggled to come up with a concept and as a result ended up starting way too late. I am a garbage person and I apologize.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

I'll be out of town for a good chunk of the next two weeks so getting art done will be tough. I may myself on the following prompt to make sure I finish it though.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Yeah I’m down if that’s the case.

Also: Mods make me pay if I don’t submit anything by the Sept 8th deadline.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Dang, that’s a good one. Nice work!

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Hurray! No re-reging for me!



Robin Hood

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

sigma 6 posted:

I like this one.

Aw thanks!

quote:

Had a few ideas but this drat alpaca brought me some lunch and then I just forgot what was punny anymore.



EDIT:



Talking Head

I like these as well! Which one is your official entry though?

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Foiled again. Curse you lofi! You’ve made a powerful enemy this day!

Congrats! You earned it.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

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I am so unbelievably in on this one. I love working with patterns and geometric concepts.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

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Hell yeah! Thanks Seb.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

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Whoever wins should seriously consider “propaganda piece for the artdome” as the next prompt.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3898006&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1




In other news I swear to God I’ve done over 20 rough drafts for this prompt now. I like a lot of the ideas and will probably develop some of them later but so far none of them are as complex/clever/interesting as I’d like them to be.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

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Going super abstract this time around and having some fun with patterns.




This was done in pen and ink on bristol board. I didn't' use a computer except to touch it up and fill in the black bits in Photoshop.

readingatwork fucked around with this message at 05:01 on Sep 27, 2019

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

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lofi posted:

You did that manually?! You lunatic!

What size was the original?

I don't have a problem. YOU have a problem!

The original was 7"x13" and yeah, it took quite a while because I was super finicky about the placement of everything.

readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

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Flavius Aetass posted:

What's the cut-off exactly for this contest?

Midnight tomorrow night PST unless Lofi had another time zone in mind.

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readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

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A worthy victor! Nice work everyone.

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