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AC [challenge]39.2: fugly ducklings

m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
edited April 2014 in Artist's Corner
Since the last challenge only had a single entry ( add to that, that it was made by someone who's no longer around) I have taken it upon myself to necromance this old tradition of ours. Here goes:


Surely the most annoying thing as a newcomer to any medium is that the one thing that everyone is better at than their craft, is hiding their first wonky steps into the art world. It's a grim habit that we all have. Unable to endure the beings we have created we keep them locked up in dark places like bastard sons or failed exorcisms while we go greet the world armed with a twinkle in the eye, a toothpaste smile and our hot, blonde überzeichnungen in our arms.
No more I say, the time has come again, it's time to show the world the horrors your muse conjured while her face was still a pimpled mess. Back when your main body of work consisted of naruto characters with different hairstyles and "original" names and backstories, back when your art ego was still too "tsundere" to see why perspective even mattered.
Now, with the tools you have forged since those days of toe-curling anime originality you must strap your old embarrassments to the art altar, because it is - - -- - - MAKEOVER TIME <3<3<3

Yes, find your old shit from before you were cool and redo it now! Post a side by side comparison when done, preferably with dates. So show us all how much you sucked, and show yourself how far you've come.

DEADLINE: June 1st

For those of you who frequent the 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;


* 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 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 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
CHALLENGE 36: Get Your Cray-on
CHALLENGE 37: Hunting for Humour
CHALLENGE 38: It's Only Chronological

m3nace on


  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited April 2014
    I actually redid this one back in 2009 and lately I've been thinking of redoing it all over again, so here's my beloved first digital art I ever made redrawn today

    (also hi forums i'm posting an art for the first time in forever)


    beavotron on
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2014
    Bevoooootroooooon I know you got some art to post stashed away somewhere, update your threeeeaaaadddd!

    Also did you start drawing that in like 5 seconds after the challenge started? cause damn that was fast.

    Iruka on
  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    i actually have too much stuff to post. i'll start a new thread soonish. and i had some time after work while waiting for traffic to die so i did up a sketch.

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