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AC CHALLENGE Thread 18: Back to the Retrofuture [ VOTE ]

Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
edited February 2010 in Artist's Corner
Faded_Sneakers
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AbdulthenNewt
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Thane
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Guy Bell
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Man, the future used to be awesome. Flying cars, nuclear cars, flying trains, airships, moonbases- it had it all.

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Your challenge is to illustrate your idea of what today should have been, if we hadn't fucked it all up somehow. Or, what you think the future would be like, if we stopped all being wannabe TV stars and started being dopey but optimistic scientists again.


Topic Links!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retro-futurism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama_%28New_York_World%27s_Fair%29
http://jalopnik.com/5414529/ford-fx+atmos-or-zis+112
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Nucleon







~ BI-WEEKLY (aka, bi-monthly) CHALLENGE THREAD ~


For those of you who frequent the conceptart.org forums this should be pretty familiar; tens of artistic combatants thrown together in to an artistic arena, each struggling for the honor of being dubbed a master of the visual arts. Those of you who succeed will be bathed in glory and the blood of their competitors, those of you who fail will be exiled to a life of shame and isolation.

The aim of this thread is to try and spice things up a bit here in the ol' Artist's Corner. This thread is for entries in to the challenge or the discussion thereof. If you'd like to suggest a topic for the weekly challenge, go right ahead, but understand that the last winner of the challenge has total control over the task (unless they have won more than two challenges in a row, see rules).

The rules are simple;


RULES:

* One entry per person, per challenge.
* A contestant cannot win more than two challenges in a row.
* Winner gets the privilege of choosing the next challenge.
* At the end of a challenge, the thread is locked and a new one is begun.
* Stick to the challenge topic; no going off on a tangent.
* All formats welcome, whether they be traditional or digital; 2D or 3D; still or animated.

If you're looking for inspiration, check out the aforementioned conceptart.org forums (specifically the creature/environment/character of the week sections).


CHALLENGE 1: Hidden World
CHALLENGE 2: Red Vs Blue
CHALLENGE 3: Satan Teapot
CHALLENGE 4: Crime Fighting Hobo
CHALLENGE 5: Universal Monsters
CHALLENGE 6: Lyric Interpretation
CHALLENGE 7: Santa vs Dinos
CHALLENGE 8: Retro Poster
CHALLENGE 9: Literal Literature
CHALLENGE 10: Choose! Choose the form of the destructor!
CHALLENGE 11: Heroes In a Half Shell
CHALLENGE 12: Fancy Hats
CHALLENGE 13: God Splicing
CHALLENGE 14: Copycats
CHALLENGE 15: Pinups
CHALLENGE 16: Trick or Treat
CHALLENGE 17: How Far We Have Come

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  • VeritasVeritas Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Oooh the retro future is the coolest future!

    edit: Just ran across this article

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/25/high-tech-hotels-modern-r_n_369730.html

    It seems a few people at least are still doe eyed optmistic scientists.

  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    SO DOING THIS

    YES YES YES

  • SublimusSublimus AustinRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    The future isn't what it used to be...

  • F87F87 So Say We All Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    to be honest, i was happy about voting for Bacon in the last challenge because his art was so rad and improved

    but even more so because i knew i would like whatever challenge he came up with

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    This was an excellent idea.

  • rtsrts Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    This sounds hard. When is there going to be a draw realistic naked people challenge?

    skype: rtschutter
  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2009
    cakemikz wrote: »
    This sounds hard. When is there going to be a draw realistic naked people challenge?

    When you get off your ass and win one of these threads, chuckles!

  • rtsrts Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I don't understand. Are you calling me 'Chuckles'? Or are you exclaiming that you are chuckling very excitedly?

    skype: rtschutter
  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2009
    You're chuckles, chuckles!

    <chuckles>

  • rtsrts Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Aren't you supposed to capitalize nicknames? Maybe that's what was causing the confusion. In any case:

    <squinty eyes>

    skype: rtschutter
  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Maybe he despises you so much he doesn't consider you a proper noun.

  • rtsrts Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Most of my friends do. I think it's because I am so talented and handsome.

    skype: rtschutter
  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    cake, draw a naked person that has SPACE AGE GENITALIA!

  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2009
    Scosglen wrote: »
    Maybe he despises you so much he doesn't consider you a proper noun.

    He's not a proper noun, in that he gives nouns in general a bad name.

  • erisian popeerisian pope Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Not a proper noun
    Is what Ba-con's sayin'
    Cake you give nouns (in general)
    A ba-ad name!


    In other news, I am very excited by this topic. I am a big fan of these challenges in general and this one in particular sounds AWESOME!

  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited November 2009
    you could draw people in futuristic invisible clothes

    splat
  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    beavotron wrote: »
    cake, draw a naked person that has SPACE AGE GENITALIA!

    "Hey dude, nice future-dick! Want a space-beer?"

    "Yes I do, Madam President."

    This is the opening scene to the sci-fi movie i'm writing.

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  • SublimusSublimus AustinRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'd watch it!

  • ChillyChilly Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Futore wrote: »
    "Hey dude, nice future-dick! Want a space-beer?"

    I know how to welcome all my friends into my home from this day forward now, regardless of gender. Thank you kind sir. Thank you.

  • deadlydoritodeadlydorito __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2009
    cool, so was retrofuturism an artistic movement?

  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    cool, so was retrofuturism an artistic movement?

    Not really, since It's basically come about because this particular vision of the future has been outdated; it would have been futurism not retro-futurism. Buuuuuut if you consider the works created nowadays which imitate the style I guess you could call it an individual movement.

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So on this, my apathy for humanities lack of moon bases can only be sated by moon base art.

  • exitexit Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Mustang wrote: »
    So on this, my apathy for humanities lack of moon bases can only be sated by moon base art.
    i think NASA's made it clear the only future plans for the moon involve beating the shit out of it : (

  • LittleBootsLittleBoots Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    exit wrote: »
    Mustang wrote: »
    So on this, my apathy for humanities lack of moon bases can only be sated by moon base art.
    i think NASA's made it clear the only future plans for the moon involve beating the shit out of it : (

    It was asking for it.


    Tofu wrote: Here be Littleboots, destroyer of threads and master of drunkposting.
  • Faded_SneakersFaded_Sneakers Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    At some point Im going to finish one of these on time.

    Not this time.

    But SOME time.

    I swear it.

    *rawr*

    Instagram: fadedsneakers
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I won't be entering this one, but here's some inspiration for anyone who is...

    http://creativenerds.co.uk/inspiration/25-beautiful-retro-futurism-designs/

    http://vimeo.com/7963572

  • ThaneThane Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    i'm almost done, and by almost done i mean pencils are done. kinda.

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  • lyriumlyrium Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I think a lot of the people who would have participated with this are busy with secret santa.

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Yeah, I've got some roughs laid out but had to halt production for secret santa, plus my company is moving building which in IT means you never get to sleep again....ever.

  • the_monarch23the_monarch23 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Starting mine, now that Secret Santa is done.

    "Gott in himmel! Fritz, vee haff named our car after ein lady-garten."
    ~Jeremy Clarkson
  • Faded_SneakersFaded_Sneakers Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Alright, since other people are just starting one for this I dont feel bad about starting one tomorrow and trying to get it in before this closes.

    Still gotta finish an X-mas present.

    Hope this stays open till next week some time.

    Instagram: fadedsneakers
  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    What is the deadline for this?

    I may have missed in the OP...

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Well, we need at least one entry to have a contest at all.

    So this one has gone on long enough that the first person to post something will most likely be the winner.

    Actually, it's just running long because of the whole secret santa thing

  • Faded_SneakersFaded_Sneakers Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    BOOM!

    Actually finished an entry on time.

    More or less.

    RetroFuture.jpg

    It just occured to me that I have no idea how this vehicle stays aloft. I think Ill ignore that small point for now.

    O_o

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Anti-grav hooters.

  • AbdulthenNewtAbdulthenNewt Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I kept meaning to post to this thread, but never having done one of these AC CHALLENGES before, I really didn't want to post the first entry. However, this is probably too late, but I did a little retro-future webcomic that I thought might be appropriate. Enjoy.

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    welp, Faded Sneakers wins.

    and you don't have to know how the thing is propelled! it's the Future! (popular mechanics sure as hell never knew)

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  • ThaneThane Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    RetroFuturistic_by_thanekats.jpg

    Now i can start getting anxious over something else

    Yaaay

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Theres some nice work there Thane... but I'm not really seeing the retro future part.

    The background seems rather floaty. You will have large areas of nothing, then a really highly detailed area with no real lead in. One of the keys to making an effective environment is that the level of detail should be the same within each respective area (Foreground, midground, background).

    The design of the robot is a little TOO simplistic. He looks like a bunch of cardboard boxes strung together. I think you should look at both real robots and retro robots and work with design elements from both. Brian Despain paints great retrofuture robots as does Jon Foster.

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