AC Challenge Thread: Literal Literature [VOTE!]

VeritasVeritas Registered User
edited April 2009 in Artist's Corner
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Mustang
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Mr Sgt Sir
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Prospicience
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Veritas
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Challenge 9: Literal Literature

This AC Challenge should you choose to accept it will be to create a piece of cover art for the title of a book, or magazine, newspaper, or comic book etc. in which you are to interpret the title in a literal sense but keeping with the overall theme of the book.

ie: Three Musketeers - Candybars dressed in musketeers clothing, in defense of the king.
Batman - an actual bat fighting crime, or 1984 about a totalitarian regime in the actual 1980's etc

You don't actually have to design a book cover but you can if you choose to, it can just be artwork as well.

The deadline for this will be April 5th.


~ BI-WEEKLY 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).


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

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited March 2009
    moby dick is just full frontal of some sad little raver

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    moby dick is just full frontal of some sad little raver

    Game over, man.

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  • Mr Sgt SirMr Sgt Sir Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Oooooo i like this one.

    If i post this:
    diceman.jpg

    But state this is not my entry! is that ok? I just wanted to get some juices flowing.

    Please dont make me enter it.....

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  • ShiboeShiboe Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Deadline April 1st? I'd like to, but 13 days is a bit harsh. Keep in mind the last one was originally 1 month, extended to 2 months.

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  • VeritasVeritas Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Yeah I hear you, I was under the impression it was still a bi-weekly challenge but I have no problem extending it if that what people want/need. Although I might as well extend it to the 5th for now for that weekend.

    Veritas on
  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited March 2009
    wow this challenge completely my thang ya no?

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    splat
  • exitexit Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    :O fuck yes

    exit on
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I have ideas that I may or may not capitalise on.

    Mustang on
  • ThePacerThePacer Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Am I correct in assuming that we can use movie titles too?

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  • D-RobeD-Robe Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Mustang wrote: »
    I have ideas that I may or may not capitalise on.

    Can't be worse than Rank's Moby Dick.

    D-Robe on
    Cheese.
  • VeritasVeritas Registered User
    edited March 2009
    ThePacer wrote: »
    Am I correct in assuming that we can use movie titles too?

    Perhaps, if the aforementioned movie was a book, or maybe if the movie was then made into a book after the movie although I suppose it doesn't really matter where the title comes from though.

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  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited March 2009
    I have a cool idea for this that I don't have time to do and wouldn't be able to execute right even if I did have time to do it, but I'm going to be really annoyed if someone else does what I am thinking of regardless.

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I'm thinking someone is going to get my idea down here before I do, so I could rush it and it look like shit or I could do it properly and look like an idea thieving ass.

    Mustang on
  • ThePacerThePacer Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Veritas wrote: »
    ThePacer wrote: »
    Am I correct in assuming that we can use movie titles too?

    Perhaps, if the aforementioned movie was a book, or maybe if the movie was then made into a book after the movie although I suppose it doesn't really matter where the title comes from though.


    Yea... mines... mines not a book, and probably never will be... :oops:

    Guess I should have asked that question before hand...

    (was hoping 'Literal Literature' was just to have a fun sounding name :lol:)

    Ah well, back to the drawing board. :P

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I may get in on this, but only because it's a great idea for a contest.

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  • r-jasperr-jasper Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Mr Sgt Sir wrote: »
    Oooooo i like this one.

    If i post this:
    diceman.jpg

    But state this is not my entry! is that ok? I just wanted to get some juices flowing.

    Please dont make me enter it.....
    fuck you! i was going to do that book! and almost exactly the same thing as that! :P

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    crucible.png

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Don't you melt things in crucibles usually, rather than mix?
    Other than that:^:

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    i wouldnt know, but id guess that once things were melted you could mix them

    TECHNICALITIES

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  • mattharvestmattharvest Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Don't you melt things in crucibles usually, rather than mix?
    Other than that:^:

    A crucible is the container you place raw metals in to melt them in preparation of casting. This is the source of the metaphor of a crucible as a place of purification, because only the pure metals survive the fire: all the impurities are literally burned away.

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I'm done with this, or at least I'm sick enough of it not to work on it anymore.

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    I always thought as a kid that 20,000 leagues under the sea meant Captain Nemo went straight down 20,000 leagues, turns out 20,000 leagues is a return trip to the moon.

    Mustang on
  • Mr Sgt SirMr Sgt Sir Registered User
    edited March 2009
    brideshead.jpg

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    20,000 leages = 60,000 nautical miles, apparently, and that sure is a lot of nautical miles

    your oil coke-bottle has amused me greatly, mustang

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Mustang wrote: »
    I'm done with this, or at least I'm sick enough of it not to work on it anymore.

    I always thought as a kid that 20,000 leagues under the sea meant Captain Nemo went straight down 20,000 leagues, turns out 20,000 leagues is a return trip to the moon.
    Ahahaha. Good thing for us it wasn't 25,000.

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  • 1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I heartily enjoy Cthulhu's rubber ducky. I can build trust in a deity-like creature, as long as I can relate to it. Success!

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    mully wrote: »
    20,000 leages = 60,000 nautical miles, apparently, and that sure is a lot of nautical miles

    your oil coke-bottle has amused me greatly, mustang

    Thanks everyone. I was umming and arring about whether the oil-coke bottle was working, I removed and added it back in 3 or 4 times, so I'm glad it was a happening thing for you Mully.

    Mustang on
  • LurkLurk Registered User
    edited March 2009
    That coke bottle has a lurker seal of approval.

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  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Mustang wrote: »
    I'm done with this, or at least I'm sick enough of it not to work on it anymore.

    snip
    I always thought as a kid that 20,000 leagues under the sea meant Captain Nemo went straight down 20,000 leagues, turns out 20,000 leagues is a return trip to the moon.

    I freaking love this, its well done and it has that 'wheres wally?' visual appeal

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  • exitexit Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i've been meaning to finish this up but all photoshop is doing is pissing me off so idk if i'll do it by the deadline

    EITHER WAY HERE'S THE SKETCH

    prozacnation.jpg

    exit on
  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    all i can think of is 'the great depression'

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  • crawdaddiocrawdaddio Tacoma, WARegistered User, ClubPA
    edited April 2009
    I suppose you could always browse through some book lists.

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    Try putting your donger in a dishwasher and see how that comes out.
  • BetelgeuseBetelgeuse Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    mully wrote: »
    all i can think of is 'the great depression'

    Mully, you are fabulous.

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Betelgeuse wrote: »
    mully wrote: »
    all i can think of is 'the great depression'

    Mully, you are fabulous.

    *clone high make-out noises*

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  • crawdaddiocrawdaddio Tacoma, WARegistered User, ClubPA
    edited April 2009
    I'm not gonna lie, I do feel like I just made a fool out of myself by not getting the joke...

    I still don't get the joke...

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    Try putting your donger in a dishwasher and see how that comes out.
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Hahaha ohh mully
    I don't get the joke either.

    Mustang on
  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Look deeeper!
    prozac

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Ahh yes, very funny if not immediately apparent.
    Yes okay, I'm stupid.

    Mustang on
  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Finished here's just the image

    SandRsample.jpg

    And for those who still don't know what it is here's a mock book cover:
    SandR.jpg

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I knew that one immediately. The movie taught me that all voodoo comes from haiti and
    that all zombies come from pufferfish

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Some that I think could be interesting:
    • Heart of Darkness
    • The Chocolate War
    • Through the Looking Glass (a couple of mental images come up for this one)
    • Little Women
    • Catcher in the Rye
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Feel free to steal any of those; I'm not going to be entering.

    Flay on
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