Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 27: UNDERSEA BATTLE MECH-SCOTT WINS!!!

Looks like we’re calling this a win for Scott. Congratulations, Scott! I look forward to your idea for the next challenge.

And thanks for the vote and comments. I think I could have done better with the final shot…especially considering it’s the main shot. I think I could have done better with the plant and how I grounded this image in the space, rather than just go with characters floating in open space/water. The plant should have covered some of the main characters, givning a better sense of scale. Also, my mech designs are…ugh. Ha Ha.

I’ll post up comments later today.

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 27: UNDERSEA BATTLE MECH-SCOTT WINS!!!

And finally…

Not entirely happy with how this one turned out…more of a slog than it should have been.

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 27: UNDERSEA BATTLE MECH-SCOTT WINS!!!

Scott, I’m just floored! That’s great work! I love it. I definitely see the Mike Hoffman influences. I think it reads great. I’d love to see you do more with this style. Please, do a book!

-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 27: UNDERSEA BATTLE MECH-SCOTT WINS!!!

In the event anyone is interested, here are the roughs and some tighter pencils I worked up over a couple of hours tonight. I’ll need to reference some mechs, as I’d like to have something a little cooler for the battle mech, but generally, this is on the way.
-B

ART CLASH WEEK 27: UNDERSEA BATTLE MECH-SCOTT WINS!!!

UNDERSEA BATTLE MECH

***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: Illustrate a mech designed for undersea combat.

CONCEPT:  Your mech will regularly face-off against giant aquatic kaiju (as pictured above), so your designs have to be suitable for that level of combat. Feel free to draw the mech in battle with a giant kaiju (also of your own design.)

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 26: ILLUSTRATE A SCENE FROM ANY BOOK, SHOW OR MOVIE-KNIGHT WINS!!

Knight – CONGRATULATIONS, brother! Ok, when I started out painting, I had to work on the idea of how to use soft contour lines and hard contour lines to really make the focus images pop. I’ve put a blue contour line around where you should focus, generally. You don’t have to do all of these, but you on an image like this, the power is in the silhouette, so make it pop just enough to fit within the image…meaning keep some areas soft and make hard, distinct lines everywhere else. Also, don’t use this color…I was just using that to give you a better guide. Use the blacks you use for Darth Vader. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Steel – First, I just want to say how proud I am of all the work you did on this. You REALLY put some time and effort in to this. Second, I’m VERY touched you elected to work on something I did. That’s very kind of you, Steel. It’s a very touching thing you did. Thank you. Ok, in terms of some thoughts for the piece, I broke it down in thirds for you. Think of every place the vertical and horizontal lines intersect as a built-in area of focus. You really do pretty well with these. As we work with them more, we’ll work with diagonals between the nine different boxes in the grid, but one thing I’d like to point out is where you have Cinder’s head. It needs to be more in the center of the ninth box, not off the page. But, Steel, this is great work!

Scott,
I had some really quick thoughts on this piece. I actually think it may work a little better if it were switched. All that space in the background (I don’t know the source material, so I may be missing something) on the right is really un-activated. I think if you switched the image like I have below, you can give the focus more emphasis. I hope this makes sense.

I hope that helps a bit. Great work, guys!
-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 26: ILLUSTRATE A SCENE FROM ANY BOOK, SHOW OR MOVIE-KNIGHT WINS!!

I’m calling this one for Knight! SOOOO proud of you, buddy! Your work on this was just fantastic! You truly deserved the win. Critiques will be posted soon.

But in the meantime, what’s next, Knight??!?!
-B

Reply To: ART CLASH WEEK 26: ILLUSTRATE A SCENE FROM ANY BOOK, SHOW OR MOVIE-KNIGHT WINS!!

The final scene from Sherlock s02e01: A Scandal in Belgravia
One of my favorite television works every. (Sorry for the spoilers.)
-B

ART CLASH WEEK 26: ILLUSTRATE A SCENE FROM ANY BOOK, SHOW OR MOVIE-KNIGHT WINS!!

RECREATE A SCENE FROM ANY BOOK, SHOW OR MOVIE

Additional information and background for this week’s challenge can be found here.

***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: Illustrate a scene from any book, show or movie.

CONCEPT:  Recreate any scene in your own style. This one is wide open, so it could be a challenge. Just pick a scene you enjoy and recreate it in your unique vision.

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 25: MY HERO ACADEMIA!!! – STEEL WINS!!!

Steel and I have been talking. He may refine his idea just a bit when they’re out of martial arts practice tonight.

Maybe. If it doesn’t mess up anyone who has already begun.
-B

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