AC [challenge] 36: Get Your Cray-on

DMACDMAC Moderator mod
edited May 2013 in Artist's Corner
Remember when you were 6 and opening a new box of crayons was the best feeling ever? Time to re-live the experience!

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THE CHALLENGE:
Crayons are inexpensive, often inconsistent, and fragile. Your challenge is to apply some wax sticks to paper and see what you come up with. Linework is fine, just do what you can using traditional media-coloring only!

DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 22


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:

* A contestant cannot win more than two challenges in a row.
* Winner gets the privilege of choosing the next challenge.
* Winner also gets the honor of picking the winner of 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).


Previous Challenges:

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
CHALLENGE 18: Back to the Retrofuture
CHALLENGE 19: Crime Noir
CHALLENGE 20: Make a Video Game
CHALLENGE 21: You Just Got Served!
CHALLENGE 22: HERE THERE BE DRAGONS
CHALLENGE 23: I WANT TO BELIEVE
CHALLENGE 24: FIRST!!!!
CHALLENGE 25: YOUR NAME AS A LABEL
CHALLENGE 26: SEVEN DEADLY HELMS
CHALLENGE 27: Jurassic Park 4 Concept & Design
CHALLENGE 28: Pirate vs Ninja vs Cowboy
CHALLENGE 29: They're just like us!
CHALLENGE 30: Drivers and their rides!
CHALLENGE 31: The Discomfort Zone
CHALLENGE 32 : Mars Colony
CHALLENGE 33: Valentine Robotics Inc. "Sexy but Functional"
CHALLENGE 34: Circus Freaks
CHALLENGE 35: Post-Apocalyptic Zoology

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    FUN

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    Crayons were forged by the devil to make people who are pretty good with a pencil feel like an ape with his first set of finger paints.

    melting_dollJudasZibblsnrt
  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    If they were forged by the devil, then why are they so delicious?

    melting_dollProspiciencetapeslinger
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    You know the free gift they give you at financial seminars for ponzi scams? Same thing.

  • franciumfrancium Registered User regular
    My 98 yr old great grand-mother hooked me up with some crayons back in 98 (she was born in 1900), the copper crayon was green...
    RIP grandma, thanks for ruining color theory...

  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    Looks like I'm going to have to go buy crayons. Such a chore, UGH!!!

    melting_dollsquidbunny
  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    Picked up a box of crayons yesterday. Going to have to see if I can draw something this weekend.

    melting_doll
  • tapeslingertapeslinger Space Unicorn Slush Ranger Social Justice Rebel ScumRegistered User regular
    Crayola stock shoots through the roof as every member of the AC without any kids races off to the store to buy crayons...

    melting_doll
  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    I guess I will have to commit a crayon heist at my old school then! It will be like stealing candy from a kid, except it's actually stealing crayon from a kid...

  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    I'm stealing some from work, so I'm only slightly not as bad as you, stealing from old people.

  • JudasJudas Registered User regular
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    Stay out of my territory.

    Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver.
    Situation excellent. I am attacking.

    - General Ferdinand Foch
    bebarcemelting_dolltapeslingerDversedAnialos
  • JudasJudas Registered User regular
    I had fun with the first one, so I decided to keep going...I mean, I am now the proud owner of a 64 box ( With built-in sharpener! ) so best put them to use. I'll spoiler tag it, as my first submission stands and I don't want to confuse anyone with multiple submissions.
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    Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver.
    Situation excellent. I am attacking.

    - General Ferdinand Foch
  • franciumfrancium Registered User regular
    judas, thats awesome. it looks like a wood block print almost.

  • JudasJudas Registered User regular
    francium wrote: »
    judas, thats awesome. it looks like a wood block print almost.
    Thanks. I'm learning as I go ( not just crayons, but art in general ), which is why I decided to start posting here. Hoping the constructive criticism will help me improve.

    Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver.
    Situation excellent. I am attacking.

    - General Ferdinand Foch
    tapeslinger
  • melting_dollmelting_doll Registered User regular
    You guuuyyyyys you only have a few days left! I wanted to see some awesome artists make some cool stuff! CHALLENGE YOURSELF

  • ObilexObilex Registered User regular
    Gave it a go, unfortunately I only had RoseArt

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    tapeslingermelting_dollDversedAnialosZibblsnrtHonk
  • DversedDversed Registered User regular
    I wanted to do cool serious things with crayons. But when I opened the box and got a whiff of that wax, I had to draw silly things.

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    Iruka
  • basicrowanbasicrowan Registered User new member
    edited May 2013
    I don't really read the book, but for some reason as soon as I opened my daughter's box of crayons I was compelled to draw Daredevil.
    These are washable crayons so that my wife and I can clean them off of the walls, the doors, the furniture, my desk, my computer monitor, and occasionally our daughter. I had envisioned him being in the rain and I was going to do this cool washed out thing by wiping over the drawing with a damp paper towel. Turns out "washable" does not mean the same thing as "watercolor." Oh well. I work with color pretty rarely so overall I'm happy with the results.

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    "You do what you have to do" - <i>Wilford Randels</i></br>
    I blog and draw cartoons <a href="http://adventuresofnormalguy.blogspot.com&quot; target="_blank">here</a>.
  • franciumfrancium Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
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    I learned color with oil pastels, so this translates very much so.
    cray-- ON!!

    Edit: This is the first time I feel I have successfully captured my likeness... Even though its just a quick crayon sketch, I feel like my line work was spot on, and its thrown me into a manic exuberance.

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  • ninjaininjai Registered User regular
    that's really cool francium :D it has my vote :P

  • sharky tsharky t LondonRegistered User regular
    Ahhh yes great idea for a challenge!

    Shit's gonna get crayola!

  • Red RaevynRed Raevyn because I only take Bubble Baths Registered User regular
    Neat color mixing, folks.

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    I would have killed for an "army green" crayon, somehow my 24-pack's only greens are a green that's very bright, yellow-green, and green-yellow.

    bombardierm3nacemelting_dollAnialosHonkMuddyParasol
  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    Gonna finish mine tonight. Turns out my mother had a buttload of Caran d'ache crayons in her atelier.

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  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    Cray = on
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  • JohnTWMJohnTWM Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
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    Been playing a lot of Kerbal Space Program. Jebediah's attitude is inspiring.

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    Let me just put this out there while I work on an entry

    Steam: Cilantr0
    3DS: 0447-9966-6178
    franciumm3nace
  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2013
    This is how I imagined @Melting_doll and @earthwormadam 's meetup going.
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    Prospicience on
    bombardierfranciummelting_doll
  • melting_dollmelting_doll Registered User regular
    Accurate!

  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    LOL. Man I am creepy looking. It's like one of those TV reenactments. I'm getting serious Deja Vu. MD had awesome tube socks though. Otherwise, totally accurate.

    I got a shweeet Marceline brush pen lineart, which I colored. WITH MUTHAFUCKIN CRAYONZ!

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  • melting_dollmelting_doll Registered User regular
    Awesome!! The scratching of the red is a really nice touch. I'll post your crayon Casey this weekend, I haven't been home all week D:

  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    yahooOO!

  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    You guys should collabo more often, that is amazing.

    melting_doll
  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    thanx, and agreed!

  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    It's May 27th in Europe now... just thought I'd, you know.

    francium
  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    But I made more crayons!

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    This one really looks like a mutant version of my X-girl, but I swear I didn't consciously mean to do that. I am kind of afraid to post it online because I think she will be insulted...Luckily she's not on the PA forums!

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    MOAR! (These ones are highlighter with crayon on top, so I don't know if they count.

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    phuntWEB_zpsf634e591.jpg

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    m3naceRed Raevyntapeslingermelting_doll
  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    EWA I am your ex girl! How could you!?

  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    BUSTEDDddd

  • Red RaevynRed Raevyn because I only take Bubble Baths Registered User regular
    That elephant is super dope! Now I have to do some coloring today, you've put it in my blood.

  • MuddyParasolMuddyParasol Registered User regular
    Is that Mountain Dew coming out of her bosom?

  • Red RaevynRed Raevyn because I only take Bubble Baths Registered User regular
    Red Raevyn wrote: »
    That elephant is super dope! Now I have to do some coloring today, you've put it in my blood.
    tumblr_mnhdrvLlny1s9cildo2_r1_1280.jpg

    francium
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