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Concepts List Revealed + Challenge

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 20, 2009, 1:19 PM

The Concept List Challenge

Some of you have noted that I often mention my “concept list” in the Artist’s Comments of deviations. Yes, there is an actual list. And yes, I have been essentially going down that list and doing every concept that I can. However, I get distracted easily either by new concepts…or butterflies :lol: so I’m still not even close to finishing this list. And as I figure, I probably will not finish conceptualizing all these ideas…unless I get a little help ;P

So now, here is the challenge for you:

Pick any of the concepts listed below and conceptualize it in any way you want in any medium you choose :D (photography is preferred but all mediums are accepted).  Note me with your finished deviation and I will add it to my collections. In a few months, I will do a large, long feature on the best deviations, best conceptualization, and most creative interpretations for each concept.

Please include in the Artist’s Comments of your deviation the following:
1. Which concept you are conceptualizing (ex. 31. Worth – criticism of obsession over waist size with inches belts)
2. Your interpretation or thoughts of the concept  (ex. My weight should not be inversely proportional to my worth as a human being)
3. A link to this journal so that others can join in the fun :D (…)

Concepts (in no particular order)
(Concepts are described with the intended title first and then a general description/interpretation.)

1. Eye candy – literalism with eyes and candy
2. Hair spray – literalism with hair and spray bottles
3. Less to love? – criticism or parody of Fox’s More To Love
4. Where is the love? – Half heart half hand
5. The Sea is Calling – Seashell phone
6. Books will take you flying – Book birds
7. Earth is a Jewel – Earth as a pearl in an oyster
8. Natural shower – lotus pod as a shower head
9. Peace in love and heart break – heart on fingers making peace sign
10. Natural nails – petal nails
11. Smitten in mittens – portrait of mittens and kittens
12. I rule – literalism with rulers
13. Smile – perspective play with smilie ball tossed in the air over face
14. No Girls Aloud/Allowed – zipper mouth
15. Hardheaded – bald head next to head-shaped rock
16. Cliché – photo of lone tree placed in a field
17. Love at first sight is deceitful – lady bug meets lady bug pin/drawn lady bug
18. Amelie – cherry earrings
19. The Sun – yellow flower in the sky
20. My Sunshine – girl with yellow dress jumping into the sky
21. C-Section – belly button tic tac toe
22. Afterglow (C-section) – zipper near belly button
23. Eye-opener – zipper eye
24. Crack open the sun – perspective play of sun at sunrise with egg shells held on both sides
25. White out the sky – perspective play with whiteout and clouds
26. Death sentence – cigarette coffin
27. We (are) matter – drawing and holding up signs with words
28. Divided by color, united by shadows – light and shadow play with different colored objects
29. Surf’s up – surfing on an ironing table
30. Abstinence – lock on pants
31. Worth – criticism of obsession over waist size with inches belts
32. Light up my life – perspective play with matches and sun
33. Choke on food – criticism of obesity with a food noose
34. Dirty mouth – sock tongue
35. Earthly Conception – chicken egg as the egg and bean sprouts as sperm
36. Heart in a blender – pig heart in a blender
37. Colors of nature – branches sharpened to look like color pencils
38. Censorship – Page cannot be displayed 404 error in book
39. You made me the black sheep – painting a sheep black
40. I love toast – toast with heart shaped jam
41. My statistically significant other – couples portrait
42. Feed squirrels nuts not bolts – word play with person feeding squirrels bolts
43. “Ransom notes keep falling from your mouth” – literalism
44. “We are the rabbits” – portrait with rabbit ears hiding
45. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take” – vintage camera portrait
46. “The correlation between opinions and accolades… “ – NA
47. “Age is not an excuse for ignorance dear” – NA
48. “Happiness is contingent on another human being” – NA
49. At the end of the rainbow – rainbow socks in the grass
50. Meeting expectations – reaching for the words expectations

Have fun :blowkiss:

PS: Some of these concepts I have already done. Others I plan on redoing. And of course, I will also be doing these concepts along with you :highfive:

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ErushiInsento Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I'm a few years late, but am I still allowed to use these concepts? I'm so inspired!!
Your photos fascinate me so, so much. I really look up to you!
InvincibleNinja Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
awesome ideas :)
icynova96 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
the list has so many good ideas!
ive attempted some, i hope you like it... even though this list is from quite a while ago :D
number 6: [link]
number 10:[link]
romanticallyloveless Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I wish I could somehow favourite this entry but I don't know how.. LOL.
SunsetVampiress Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hey, i really like your list!
i made nr. 40 [link]
and i will do more themes :aww:
InCraftyStitches Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student General Artist
I finally completed one!
Thanks for putting this list up for free use!
kingnii Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
That's quite a list. I think this feature is going to be very interesting! (I'm going to try and contribute as well)
cutefood-ladie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
i made number 40 xP
here [link] , hope you like! ahah.
No-Nami Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student General Artist
The ransom note concept seems like fun - I would like to try that one! ^^
Now I just wish the weather here were not so rainy and drab or else I'd get better natural lighting. XD
InCraftyStitches Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student General Artist
I have ideas for at least 10 of these ideas!
One I can do right now :3
So exciting!
CurlycueObLiViOn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
i'm confused on what to do.
do we do our own version of the titles or the description and name it?
inwardly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer


joelle-t27 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! I'll definitely try a few. :D
Cinderella2B Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
so we just do an interpertation of the tittle?
xstrawberrylove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
I am in love with this list! :] I will definitely take part in this, and maybe try to do all of them. Thank you for sharing this list!
made-of-nothing Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
i have a concept list too(: i just really don't have the resources to create these photographs...
however! im just gonna have to take it as a creative challenge - your concept list has inspired me and i must try!
healthXhazard Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
are we allowed to do multiple entries?
JeanFan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Metal-Gabriel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry to bother you agaain. I'm just too excited about taking photos of your concepts, and having ideas about them *-*
I wanted to know if I can send more than one picture/interpretation of the same concept [like, I got 3 ideas for 19. The Sun - but only I for the other pics]... could I be that annoying?
bloodred-fangirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009   Digital Artist
awesome ideas! ill get to work on them as soon as i can.
if i can even call it work.
LittleWhiteButterfly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
awesomeness! :D i'm really hoping i have time to do at least one! (unfortunately, school's really busy. we'll see...)
NEVER-NO-MORE Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
t'es un artiiiiste :D fan club
shallowpelt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
these concepts are really neat :3 I might just try and do one and maybe in water colour because I haven't really used them yet ^^ I can't wait to see all your concepts~
GraceWuzHuhr Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
I'm a bit interested in the "We (are) Matter" one. Could you explain that to me? :)
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's no fun if I explain the concept ;) Think about it and see where it leads you
Green-shoelace Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
*over excited*
i've already done two, still have to upload them on dA. thank you! i was stuck : )
FurryKnight Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
As long as I get to exspand my collection of hugs.... Its all good ;)
Metal-Gabriel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
43. “Ransom notes keep falling from your mouth” – literalism

Sorry... hm, would you mean "random" instead, or am I slow at understanding the concept?

Again, genius concepts, your mind is amazing... and you inspired me a lot with some concepts, I'll try to accomplish them the way I see, and then show you ^^
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It is "ransom notes" (letters sent by the captors to those who they expect to pay up or do something) Wiki: [link] ;) I originally intended the concept to be about male female interactions.

Metal-Gabriel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see... yes, I know what "ransom" means, but didn't really get what your concept was about ._.

As already said on your last post on journal, sorry, I don't mean to take too much f your time ;B
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's open to interpretation for the most part :shrug:

Metal-Gabriel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I got ideas for other concepts too, I think it's better let this one to other people xD

Is there a limit time to send the pictures for you to see and prepare the "Best Of" featurigs?
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It depends on how many quickly people finish/submit and when I can get some free time once I'm at university. I estimate about a month though.
BlackJack0919 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you Jean :hug: I'll try to do some interpretations myself :D

I had already added your journal to my page , and I hope it's okay ^^;

I wonder if you're interested in having mini prices for the challenge ??? ^^

Have a nice day
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe cool :hug:

I generally don't like the idea of prizes ^^; I don't think people should be offered too many incentives to experiment, learn, be inspired and essentially do what's for their benefit. Wiki says it better than I can [link] ;)

BlackJack0919 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
COol advise ^^ thank you . it was just an idea to keep people excited to create something beautiful ^^


P/s , I started to hug everyone so much that my hands are hurt =P
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
wushy-chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
those are rly interresting!
can you interpret them however you want,
or does it have to be like what's said next to the '-' on the right side ??
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You can interpret them however you want ;) What's said next to the "-" is just my original train of thought on the subject. But the whole point is to get your creativity flowing so you can come up with other interpretations :D
wushy-chan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
ahh, ^^ I see
I might try one sometime =)
tintedpuppet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Great concepts! :D I'd like to try some of them when I get the chance.
magaz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Some really interesting concpets here... I can see the images forming allready :)
kawaiistuffidge Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Cool idea, I might just try some of these. Eye candy reminds me very much of this one here; [link] there both different and I think both are creative and awesome
kathero3 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
great idea, i hope i could find one :D
EvilLizard Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
hey i have an idea for the balding one...

lets shave andrew :D
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Just wait a few years...he'll turn bald on his own D:
Vasya27 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
This should be fun :)
love-grows-on-trees Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I'll definitely try to do some of these

thanks for sharing, I'm in a bit of a creative rut lately :P
HitomiMelissa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
very inspiring list and so much creativity there!!! thanks for sharing ^^
pigswearties Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Photographer
so i have a question the ones on the side to the right thatsssss what YOU've done right?

and also are yous till selling those tutus?
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