AC CHALLENGE 34: Circus Freaks - Due: 29th March

CyberMonkeytron3000CyberMonkeytron3000 Registered User regular
edited March 2013 in Artist's Corner
And so it continues....



Step right up, enter at your own peril!!!
Men hold your ladies tight!!! Ladies- cover your children's eyes!!!
The circus is coming to town!!! And all your favorite stars will be there performing- MoMo the dog faced dog!!! , The terrifying Bi-cyclops!!!, Octomum!!!, Larry, Barry and Harry- the tri-mese triplets!!!.... and MORE!!!

Design your own "Living Curiosity"- it can be fan art of a classic, but really what we are looking for is a creative take on the subject matter.

DEADLINE: 29th of March!!!

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;


* 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.
* 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"


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  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    "Australians"... Flay (and Mustang?) just do a self-portrait.

  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    That poster is amazing.

  • JohnTWMJohnTWM Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    Oh this is perfect, I just finished playing Psychonauts and my mind is already totally in the right place. (maybe if I post this now I'll actually complete and entry. Also, NB4TamWins)

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    They're wearing the traditional Australian dress and everything.

    Flay on
  • franciumfrancium Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    Are we making a poster, or are we making a "Monster"? Or can we do anything creative relating to the subject?

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  • CyberMonkeytron3000CyberMonkeytron3000 Registered User regular
    How about a "Ponster"!

    Just do anything you feeling like. You don't need to go all the way with ya fancy "words" and "spelling", just make with the pretties.

  • SiegfriedSiegfried Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    I want to do something for this, let's hope I have the time.

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  • CyberMonkeytron3000CyberMonkeytron3000 Registered User regular
    As judge of this activity, I am completely open to bribes.

    Who is going to be first to tell me how nice my hair looks today....

  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    As judge of this activity, I am completely open to bribes.

    Who is going to be first to tell me how nice my hair looks today....
    Your underarm hair is looking fab cyber.

  • TheJoeTheJoe Registered User regular
    m3nace wrote: »
    "Australians"... Flay (and Mustang?) just do a self-portrait.

    Obviously, they should be upside down.

  • WIckedkarmaWIckedkarma AustinRegistered User regular
    Decided to stop lurking. Quick question, are work in progress pics okay to post or is it finished pieces only?

  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    Started working on something for this...


    Hopefully I'll have time to finish it up.

  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    Decided to stop lurking. Quick question, are work in progress pics okay to post or is it finished pieces only?
    Go ahead and post your progress, maybe even post the whole process in the enrichment thread once you're done.

  • WIckedkarmaWIckedkarma AustinRegistered User regular
    edited March 2013
    Rough draft for my submission. Just really started to get serious about learning to draw.


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  • MagicalPrincessMagicalPrincess Registered User new member
    edited March 2013
    Snake-girl ringleader. The presenter of our astounding show.

    Lot's of smudges from erasing.


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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    Tried some inking stuff... Not sure if I like it or not.


  • tapeslingertapeslinger Space Unicorn Slush Ranger Social Justice Rebel ScumRegistered User regular
    I think he needs a little more "circus," if he was a frankendude in like, circus performer garb or a ringleader's hat or something, that would really kick it into crazytown.

    Wish I had more time this month! I have the deadline for two (more like four) short stories bearing down on me and, woof. Just not good time management.

  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    ... regardless that coloring is really on the nail. So stylish.

  • SpideySpidey Registered User, ClubPA regular

    The dapper star-spawn/squidman.

  • CyberMonkeytron3000CyberMonkeytron3000 Registered User regular
    Alrighty then! Last call for entries! The door is closing!

  • CyberMonkeytron3000CyberMonkeytron3000 Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    Hmmm a tough one...

    While I think that some of the other designs were a little bit more on theme, at the end of the day, I'm a sucker for the extra polish that my man @DMAC did. Wear your winners crown with pride!

    Great work everyone else! (And thanks for entering my contest!)

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  • nakirushnakirush Registered User regular
    Grats, DMAC!

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    New challenges and enrichment will come tonight, I have a quite a few things on the task list today.

  • F87F87 So Say We All Registered User regular
    Nice one, DMAC!

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