ART CLASH WEEK 12: #MARCHOFROBOTS (WITH PET)!!!

#MARCHOFTHEROBOTS (WITH PET)

 

 

Every year in the month of March, a thunderous cadence can be heard rolling across the land. Artists around the world celebrate their love of all things robotic during MARCH of ROBOTS!
The goal is to draw a new robot illustration each day for 31 days. If you feel you’re up to the full 31 day challenge, awesome! If not no worries. You don’t have to do a drawing every day. Just set yourself a goal and stick with it.
I started this community drawing challenge mainly to improve my drawing skills and to explore my vision of the future where robots are part of our everyday life.
So! Open those sketchbooks, sharpen those pencils, boot up those digital drawing tools the ROBOTS are coming!!!
The 3 Laws of Robotic Fun:
1Drawings can be digital or analogue, but it must be drawn by you and it has to be a robot or depict a scene featuring a robot.
2Hashtag your drawings with #marchofrobots and #marchofrobots2019 then post it to Instagram and any other social spot you like. Twitter, tumblr, etc.
3Have fun with it!
https://marchofrobots.com/

ART BRIEF
As per the instructions above, create your own robot, BUT YOU MUST INCLUDE A PET FOR THE ROBOT.

CONCEPT: While it’s not required, you may feel free to use any of the prompts listed in the third image above (either for the particular day your working on it, or from any day you’d like).
Good luck!

REFERENCE:
https://marchofrobots.com/

The Rules:
THE ART CLASH is a weekly art challenge. Each TUESDAY a new Art Clash challenge will be posted. You may work in ANY MEDIA you like, but you must stick to the brief of this week’s Art Clash. And please, no posting old work in the Art Clash. This is about encouraging growth through work, so we expect a new piece every time.

Your final art will need to be uploaded to an image hosting service (here are a few I recommend: Imgur, Google Photos and Flickr) and then may be posted here ANY time until SUNDAY evening at MIDNIGHT (EST). Voting begins immediately afterward and polls close on MONDAY at MIDNIGHT (EST). So don’t miss out!
The artist with the most votes for the week by the close of the polls is declared that week’s winner and chooses the next Art Clash.

***A BRIEF NOTE BEFORE WE BEGIN***
Just a reminder that we’re currently in The Art Clash version 1.1. The primary difference in this iteration is each week’s Art Clash will feature two tiers of competition: sequential and pin-up. Anyone entering can choose to illustrate that week’s challenge in a sequential storytelling form (page templates will be provided here) or as a stand-alone, pin-up-style image. Build and illustrate a story of your own around an Art Clash challenge, or wow your audience with a single powerful image. It’s up to you. We want to foster all levels of creativity here, so this will provide an opportunity for all artists to take their work in whatever direction he or she desires and to whatever degree of finishing.

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: DRAW ANY ANIME CHARACTER IN YOUR STYLE!!!

Dafu,
I know two guys (and a couple girls) in our home who will REALLY appreciate this suggestion!

Right on! I’ll set this up right now.

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: DRAW ANY ANIME CHARACTER IN YOUR STYLE!!!

Dafu, it looks like you’ve won. Congratulations! I love that rendition of Alita. Was mine supposed to have wings? I went back through the anime and didn’t see where she ever had wings.

Ok, man, what’s next?

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: DRAW ANY ANIME CHARACTER IN YOUR STYLE!!!

I’ll leave this open until tonight. I was making dinner for hours yesterday and didn’t open the poll until late.

One thing I wanted to ask everyone is if any of you have specific goals for your art this year. And, if so, how are you working toward them?

I’m trying to be more free, more exaggerated in my work. Trying. I can REALLY deaden everything, particularly in the inks. I’ve been trying look more to artists like Joe Madureira and Eric Canete.

If you’re working on something, feel free to let me know. Maybe we can help each other hold the line on that goal.

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: DRAW ANY ANIME CHARACTER IN YOUR STYLE!!!

Aaaaaand even though I’m not done inking this one, here’s Manji from Blade of the Immortal.

Knight, I really liked this challenge and think I’m going to do a whole bunch of my renditions of manga and anime characters in my free time. This was REALLY fun and inspiring for me! Great suggestion!

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: DRAW ANY ANIME CHARACTER IN YOUR STYLE!!!

Battle Angel Alita!
-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: MISTER MIRACLE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE TRAP!!!

Critiques

Steel – I love the idea and the colors are very bright and vibrant. I think the tech is great. You really brought that Jack Kirby feel to the rocket and the shackles designs. I think a couple things would help you in this image. Compositionally, I’d like to see the entire thing flipped horizontally, as the rocket is moving in the direction our eye naturally moves. Keep the timer in a place where our eye would be drawn to it…Maybe even first. That’s good. But I keep reading it on first glance as if the rocket is moving down to the bottom of the image. Technically, I’d love to see you spend more time penciling the piece! I’ve put this on bold in order to get you to actually try it at some point. Ha Ha. You’re so fast. If you just take a little more time to develop the pencils, the under-drawing, probably the most important part of the piece, I think you’d really move to the next level, Steel.

Newbold – I like this one a lot, Newbold. The composition is fantastic. I love the chains. It has a really cool, bleak feel to it that works well with the subject of the challenge. And those chains–I don’t know how you have the patience to draw them all. In terms of suggestions, I’d try maybe going with a slight lighter gray tone. It wipes out some of your cross-hatching in places and I’d like to be able to see that. Also, as you have it, the depth of his head (from his face to the back of his head) is too long.

Scott – Ok. I don’t think there’s a ton wrong with this piece, man. I get where you’re going with it and I think some of of the colors are a little distracting (but as I squint at it, it seems you’ve got hot spots where you want the eyes to be drawn (Mister Miracle, Desaad, and Darkseid’s face on the monitor–the monitor could have been stretched in to the upper left corner, though. Darkseid’s face doesn’t read clearly at a glance). Some of the platforms are a little tough to figure out or separate from the tubes holding the monitors. The “HeavyWeight” (love what you did there–gives me an idea for an upcoming Spirit challenge) could be given more line weight around it to pull it out from the background. And I don’t know who the character is behind the viewing glass in the wall. One thing that may help you is to consider the weight or movement of the image. It’s kind of what I was suggesting to Steel. The weight is moving down the right side of the image. Darkseid is glaring down at him from the top left. Desaad should be turned and angled so he’s bearing down on Mister Miracle as well. Everything should be pushing him down in to the bottom right corner. This would be accomplished from just switching your vanishing points and horizon line, going with a very strong three-point perspective and I think that would fix a lot.

Brett Wood – Ha ha. I don’t know if I want to know what’s happening here. I love the text you’ve incorporated, but I would have liked to have had more storytelling in the piece, or maybe have the figure a little more showcased in the piece. There’s so much un-activated space…maybe try cropping it to focus on the main character a little more.. Out of curiosity, Brett, what program are you drawing in?

Knight – This is a great piece. I love the angle and the thought your put in to it. Lowering the camera and horizon line gave a great sense of drama. I’d like you to spend more time penciling the figure and developing the image, though. I think you could push this so much more with just a little more focus on the main character. But great work!

And that’s all for this week, folks!

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: DRAW ANY ANIME CHARACTER IN YOUR STYLE!!!

In case anyone’s interested, I tried a new technique on this piece last night. I tried to draw the piece in a way similar to Kim Jung Gi and just draw the individual forms. If anyone doesn’t know him, he’s the guy that just sits down and draws the whole image out without prelims or roughs. I’ve been trying to find a way to draw better and faster and was surprised to find it worked really well. In order to make it easier on myself, I focused on only drawing the lines, treating everything like I was making coloring book art, or something. I also drew in planes, focusing on and drawing the closest thing to our eye, then moving back. I think it works, though I did it on computer, so I could cheat and re-size everything when I took up too much space. In order to fix this, if I had a general idea of the pose I wanted to do, I’d make light hash marks on the top and bottom and sides, just to give myself an idea of boundaries to draw toward. Just a thought.

Guys, try experimenting with something like this and see if it frees you up with your regular way of doing things.

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 10: DRAW ANY ANIME CHARACTER IN YOUR STYLE!!!

Holy Smokes, Steel! Would you give someone else a chance sometime??!?! Ha Ha. That is AWESOME. I may have some tips for you on using the tones for a little stronger effect. But wow…you’re fast.

I may have a position for inker available. 🙂

-B

ART CLASH WEEK 10: DRAW ANY ANIME CHARACTER IN YOUR STYLE!!!

DRAW ANY ANIME CHARACTER IN YOUR STYLE

ART BRIEF
SUBJECT: DRAW ANY ANIME CHARACTER IN YOUR STYLE
CONCEPT: You have a little more freedome with this one. Draw any anime character in your own style.
Good luck!

REFERENCE:
See above.

The Rules:
THE ART CLASH is a weekly art challenge. Each TUESDAY a new Art Clash challenge will be posted. You may work in ANY MEDIA you like, but you must stick to the brief of this week’s Art Clash. And please, no posting old work in the Art Clash. This is about encouraging growth through work, so we expect a new piece every time.

Your final art will need to be uploaded to an image hosting service (here are a few I recommend: Imgur, Google Photos and Flickr) and then may be posted here ANY time until SUNDAY evening at MIDNIGHT (EST). Voting begins immediately afterward and polls close on MONDAY at MIDNIGHT (EST). So don’t miss out!
The artist with the most votes for the week by the close of the polls is declared that week’s winner and chooses the next Art Clash.

***A BRIEF NOTE BEFORE WE BEGIN***
Just a reminder that we’re currently in The Art Clash version 1.1. The primary difference in this iteration is each week’s Art Clash will feature two tiers of competition: sequential and pin-up. Anyone entering can choose to illustrate that week’s challenge in a sequential storytelling form (page templates will be provided here) or as a stand-alone, pin-up-style image. Build and illustrate a story of your own around an Art Clash challenge, or wow your audience with a single powerful image. It’s up to you. We want to foster all levels of creativity here, so this will provide an opportunity for all artists to take their work in whatever direction he or she desires and to whatever degree of finishing.

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