I'm SO happy I finished this piece in time while I read about the contest 2 days ago.
When I saw the Madder Bomber card my first thought were about the films of Michael Bay. So as much as Micheal Bay loves explosions he HAS to be a goblin actually, so I chose to draw him how he might look like in one of his films Maybe he lost a game against a little gnome lady (seen in the upper right corner), so he decided to blow up the whole game.
On his gun you can see the tally of the gnomes he already killed and of course there MUST be a poolpony sticker on it!
This is my entry for the "Fairytale gone bad" It also gives you more infomation about "the history of the poncho, but you have to believe in rumors or fairytales gone bad. --- You have probably heared of a fairytale about a beautiful princess, doomed of being locked up in castle. They say this girl had beautiful long golden hair. But rumors go bad- This is NOT about a young girl locked up in a castle, waiting for her knight in shining armor to come along. No. This also isn't about a fairytale taking place in a magical forest. the real story takes place in one of Mexico's suburbans and instead of a young princess it was poor Mexican. He had a very long tangled beard, most people stayed away from him due to hygiene issues. Eventually, his beard could no longer fit through the door, and he was locked up for years. everyday a beautiful Mexican named Maria would come along with a basket of groceries and give it to him. Since she couldn't enter the house, She thought of a way to deliver his daily meals by tieing it up in his beard. When everything got tied up thight enough, Rapunzo would pull up his beard and so receive Maria's deliveries. The days went by, and times were hard in Mexico. Maria worked hard to earn a living, but there just wasn't enough food for both her and Rapunzo. Maria thought of all sort of ways to make more money, but all failed. Until one day when Maria was washing rapunzo's beard, she had this wonderful idea to spin rapunzo's beard into wool and make it into a clothing piece she called a poncho. She sold thousands of ponchos, and everyone started wearing them in Mexico. Rapunzo's beard got shorter and shorter, eventually the last hairs dissapeared from his face. and Rapunzo could finally see the world around him, and his eyes met Maria's -love at first sight. They married, had kids and yadaya you know the story
This story inspired a writer so much, he started writing a story about princes with beautiful long golden hair, because really...who wants to hear a story about an ugly old guy with a long beard anyway?
-The end. --- Programs I used: adobe photoshope 6.0 Tools I used: maraque tool, gradient tool, and paint bucket please view the full image for better quality enjoy
Heres my first entry into the Megadeth Vic Rattlehead Redesign contest, first of three entries I intend on submitting by the closing date on tuesday.
About the 3 images:
As a longtime fan of Megadeth I instantly felt compelled to enter this contest not only for the prizes but just for the honor of redesigning an icon I grew up with (I started listening to Megadeth at about age 8 influenced by my elder brothers) and have loved the iconology of Vic and Megadeth. Naturally Ive chosen to stick as closely to Daves long running image for Megadeth with its strong political views and visuals. I noticed 99% of the entries so far were just logo designs collating photos so I decided to go one further designing a poster or potential promotional artwork for my entry. The aim was to redesign the character but I decided there were some elements of the original where were crucial to the concept and to the band too. I decided to keep the blue suit and skeleton skull and to redesign his head predominantly to make him less 1980 and more current and modern by streamlining the features and angles. The pose roughtly suggests the cross with the rifle over the shoulders and usual megadeth one liner "Killing time with... Vic Rattlehead" in similar vein to their previous albums and lryics. The concept of "clean dirt" also throwing in a political twist to the image as well within the mock up torn and tattered "poster". I felt a certain erge to stick close to the original ideas of Megadeth as I knew the fans (being one too) would protest to any radical changes to Vic and hoped i could still keep the new Vic as bold and iconic as the original.
Good luck to the other entries and I cant wait to see which ones Dave goes with ;D
My entry for the Repo Men contest. The brain is an organ -- albeit a very complex one. While I'm not sure what the status of the brain is re: the technology for the movie's universe, because the webpage of examples doesn't have any neurological implements I'm going to go with a 'we can't yet replace the whole package, but...'
The benefits are many, drawbacks few! It's more than worth the unit's mere $950,000 price-tag! (Surgical implementation, unit calibration, and mandatory cognitive training program not included. Additional fees apply.)
This artiforg replaces the "core" of the brain -- basically everything besides the cerebral cortex. The unit serves as an artificial brainstem, midbrain, cerebellum, pons and medulla. In addition to providing optimally functioning thalamus and hypothalamus replacements, it also replaces the corpus callosum with a superconductive membrane. The optic tectum is also replaced, invariably resulting in greater depth perception and spatial acuity.
Weight problems? Set your appetite via remote uplink. Anxiety? Curb that fight-or-flight response where it starts! Get off and stay off your meds! Insomnia? Depression? A few simple adjustments will regulate your sleep cycles and moods. Poor depth perception? An optimized tectum will make sure you're firmly aware of your place in the world.
These are just a few of the potential benefits a brainCOR user will find themselves partaking in.
brainCOR also has a wide array of applications in treating disease. Epileptics will find relief in the brainCOR. Head trauma, strokes, or aneurysms? The brainCOR help you gain back your independence. Motor neurone diseases? The brainCOR replaces that faulty brainstem and sets your life back on track.
The compact brainCOR unit comes carefully encased in a special, biologically inert material. This casing will be sculpted to precise dimensions of the biological matter being replaced, based on measurements taken from a comprehensive MRI.
The brainCOR unit has built-in ventricles with precise pressure-regulators, further safeguarding the recipient from possible future brain injury due to unacceptable intracranial pressure -- something that can easily lead to death if you don't have a brainCOR installed.
The patented surgery to remove existing tissue and replace it with the brainCOR unit is quite safe. A small number of patients have complained of vision difficulties, mood disorders, and headaches immediately after receiving their brainCOR unit. Rest assured, these are temporary and will subside within 2 months.
Additionally, prior being installed, for an additional fee if the patient so chooses they can have a variety of hard-coded neural instructions included in the cerebellum portion of the unit. This amounts to "instant training" in a variety of complex, coordinated movements. Due to the nature of this structure, this coding cannot be altered or appended once the unit's installed, so please take the time to review the catalog and choose wisely prior your procedure.
...oh, and be sure you pay. Or this movie will apparently be about them trying to rip this out of your skull. FUN TIMES.
I'm also fairly certain this just offended neuroanatomists everywhere, but.
It's like the perfect storm of my medi-mechanical conceptart derp and OMG BRAINS.
Supporting illustrative brain anatomy images are from anatomical text Gray's Anatomy, a work which is in the public domain and thus free to use in this manner.