ART CLASH WEEK 37: CREATE AND ILLUSTRATE A SCARY SCENE STARRING THE SLENDER MAN

CREATE AND ILLUSTRATE A SCARY SCENE STARRING THE SLENDER MAN

***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.

ART BRIEF
SUBJECT: Slender Man (from the movie and games).

CONCEPT: You’ve been tasked with creating and illustrating a terrifying scene showcasing the Slender Man.  Do your very best to create a mood and suspense that play on the creepy nature of the character.

Good luck!

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.

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 36: CREATE A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN FROM MAYAN MYTHOLOGY!!!

Congratulations, Steel!
Let me know what you’d like to do next and I’ll get that set up.

Also, I’m still working on developing the questing side of the site. I have some interesting ideas. But I’m always open to other suggestions. So if you have something you’d like to see, just let me know. As soon as I can get caught up with my current looming deadline, I’ll begin in earnest.

Thanks!
Brett

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 36: CREATE A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN FROM MAYAN MYTHOLOGY!!!

Ok. It doesn’t look like Joe is going to show this week. I’ll set up a poll now. Also, I want to get back on schedule, setting the poll up officially Sunday night/Monday morning. It’s not fair to you guys who work hard to get this out before the deadline each week.
Thanks!

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 36: CREATE A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN FROM MAYAN MYTHOLOGY!!!

Ha Ha! Thanks, buddy!
I had to step it up to try and beat yours. 🙂

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 36: CREATE A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN FROM MAYAN MYTHOLOGY!!!

OK. There was supposed to be a page to accompany this. I think it would have been pretty cool. But I struggled with the page, struggled with trying to get my computer to actually manage to run my Photoshop brushes and I’m on a pretty big deadline so I think I’m just a little tired, but AAAARGH, I’m not doing a page this time.

Basically, this is a gritty, scary character, based off some of the Mayan death gods (yes, there are a bunch). This one is one they supposedly don’t know the name for, but they do know he did something (I think we all know it was kill) with an obsidian blade. So this character will take his name, “A” (which is coincidentally what they called this unknown death deity) from one of the walls in the complex where he’s created. I had envisioned him as a gritty Wolverine or the like villain. He’s a young boy and some nefarious semi-governmental group bound him to an unknown, but powerful force they had discovered. Of course, as these things go, he gets out, very much like Wolverine’s escape from the Weapon X facility. His powers are total control of the blades that protrude from his body, so he can kill from a distance (probably 20 to 30 feet). I also see this character generally levitating. I think its a really horrifying visual to see this young boy levitating with all these black blades swirling around him, killing everything around him.

I REALLY hate I won’t be finishing the page this week.

-B

ART CLASH WEEK 36: CREATE A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN FROM MAYAN MYTHOLOGY!!!

CREATE A SUPERHERO OR VILLAIN INSPIRED BY MAYAN MYTHOLOGY!!!

 


***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.

ART BRIEF
SUBJECT:
A new superhero or villain inspired by a character from Mayan mythology.

CONCEPT: You’ve been tasked with creating a new superhero or villain inspired by a character from Mayan mythology. But your character must fit with the modern superhero aesthetic (meaning, the character should generally feel like he or she could fit in with other DC or Marvel characters in terms of design and general feel). You can find out more about Mayan mythology here.

Good luck!

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.

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 35: HEAD LOPPER FAN ART CONTEST!!!

TOTALLY agree, Scott. The textures are off and the rocks/knees are too similar. Good eye. There’s also the similarity between the angle of his left leg and the sword. Ugh. There are a lot of minor issues in this piece. I’ll probably try to rework it. During the course of the filming my process on this piece (for the Youtube channel I’m trying to set up), I think I was interrupted maybe a dozen times. I HATE not being able to devote my focus to a piece, or having my focus divided so terribly.

Anyone have any suggestions for a new Art Clash? We’ve got a house full of sick people right now and I’ll take any suggestions I can get. 🙂

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 35: HEAD LOPPER FAN ART CONTEST!!!

Hmmm…wasn’t expecting a win on this one. Thanks for the votes, guys! I’m sure I deserved them this time, but I’ll call this one and get another uploaded this afternoon.

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 34: OLD MAN/WOMAN –????!!! SCOTT WINS!!!

Keep at it, Joe! I think you’ll be amazed with how much you improve through regular drawing.

I have never done anything Inktober-related. I wonder if digital inks counts, or if that just defeats the purpose. Maybe I’ll have time this year. Thanks for sharing!

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 35: HEAD LOPPER FAN ART CONTEST!!!

HEAD LOPPER!
No way I had time to color it tonight. And thanks for the heads-up, Scott. I’ll try to get everyone uploaded today sometime.

Also, I’ve finally finished critiques for last week’s challenge, so check those out if you haven’t already.

-B

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