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Title: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on May 30, 2018, 07:51:17 pm
Helloooo fellow ANers!

It is proven through multiple studies that stress is reduced by creation, such as cooking, drawing, sculpting, photography, building and writing – and that skill level or amount of originality doesn’t matter. The process of creation is believed to lower cortisol levels, which can help a person think clearer and therefore perform better in academic studies. *hint hint* 😉

A lot of people decide that art is not for them – that they’re ‘bad’ at drawing, or maybe just don’t have the time because they’re stressed about studies. But the thing is, making time for yourself to do something you can work with your hands, develop and adapt, is actually extremely important and can help improve your mindset, especially in those times where you feel bogged down and heavy with the load of SAC after SAC, assessment after assessment.

So this is a place created for people of all skill-sets and experience – a fortnightly challenge, one topic, a million ideas. It might be mainly a drawing club, but there’s really no rules; if you feel like drawing isn’t for you, why not try compiling a playlist of songs that relate to the topic, typing up a short story, or snapping a photo with personal meaning? The only rule is that you share it with us here whenever you finish the challenge – just post a pic or scan or whatever you’ve done and be proud of what it took to make it! Because no matter if you’re drawing stick figures, or something that should be hung in a museum, it should be something you’ve done to de-stress.

So, without further ado, the next two week’s topic is…
wait for it…
Memories

Can’t wait to see what people come up with! Posting for this topic closes on the 13th of June.
Happy creating!

If anyone needs information on how to post their works, PM me. 😊
Not sure if people are going to get on board but if they don’t I blame you, Caleb.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on May 31, 2018, 10:24:03 am
Really love this!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on May 31, 2018, 05:47:34 pm
Might as well kick things off! ;D

(TW: Death)
This particular sketch is based off an old picture of my aunt, who passed on 6 years ago today (due to cancer), and I hold some great memories with her and miss her dearly. (That's where it ties in with the theme ;) )
I'm nowhere near good enough to draw eyes, noses and mouths, so I've left them as basic as I possibly can, but still enjoy <3

Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/80OW3cE.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on May 31, 2018, 06:20:36 pm
Might as well kick things off! ;D

(TW: Death)
This particular sketch is based off an old picture of my aunt, who passed on 6 years ago today (due to cancer), and I hold some great memories with her and miss her dearly. (That's where it ties in with the theme ;) )
I'm nowhere near good enough to draw eyes, noses and mouths, so I've left them as basic as I possibly can, but still enjoy <3

Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/80OW3cE.jpg)
Woohoo! Amazing to have you on board, insanipi.
I'm sorry to hear about your aunt, but glad you treasure the memories.
A brilliant start to the thread! <3
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: JTrudeau on May 31, 2018, 08:51:18 pm
This is such a brilliant idea!! Love it :D

A huge turning point for my life was moving to the US. I met a lot of people, faced a lot of totally new challenges, and worried a heck of a lot about losing things from the past.

The three I drew are some of my best friends, and my age when I met them. With each of them, our friendship survived our going our separate ways, whether it be due to graduation or moving countries. I’ll forever treasure the memories we made.

And it’s gonna take a lot more than 10,000km of ocean to stop a lifelong friendship!

Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/ac4BBeB.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on May 31, 2018, 08:54:11 pm
This is such a brilliant idea!! Love it :D

A huge turning point for my life was moving to the US. I met a lot of people, faced a lot of totally new challenges, and worried a heck of a lot about losing things from the past.

The three I drew are some of my best friends, and my age when I met them. With each of them, our friendship survived our going our separate ways, whether it be due to graduation or moving countries. I’ll forever treasure the memories we made.

And it’s gonna take a lot more than 10,000km of ocean to stop a lifelong friendship!

Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/ac4BBeB.jpg)
That drawing is adorable!!! <3
And a meaningful description to boot!
Love it <3
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on June 12, 2018, 02:06:37 pm
Hey all!
Here's my memory - I did it on my little whiteboard.
I was remembering my mother when she was pregnant with my little siblings, and the wondrous feeling of knowing there's a baby in there somewhere. I remember putting my hand on her tummy and feeling a little hand or foot pressing back. With that in mind, here's my little stylised sketch. :)

Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/GS96cx5.jpg)
There's one more day to put in your art for the topic 'Memories'! Thanks to the wonderful people who shared their memories with us earlier.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Calebark on June 12, 2018, 04:02:18 pm
I cheated and used Paint for this because I can't find my coloured pencils lol, add that to the shopping list.

It's pretty simple, but y'know, it's about the journey not the destination. Btw that's meant to be a really shitty love heart, representing how healthy relationships -- both romantic and platonic -- can cut through all those shitty, murky memories in your head.

Memories
(https://i.imgur.com/LtfLrKx.png)

Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: PhoenixxFire on June 12, 2018, 07:51:26 pm
So I actually intended to take a photo, but as per usual I left it to the last minute and the photo idea won't work given it's been raining.

So instead you all get to enjoy my *fabulous* artistic ability.

I can't draw from memory so this is based off a photo from a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It's of me and my oldest and youngest brothers. I think I got the expressions okay but my mouths and noses are a bit off to be fair we were both missing teeth at the time which made it a bit hard.

When my siblings and I were little we used to go sleep in our parents bed when we were sick. There was this one night in particular when me and all of my brothers ended up in their bed. I can't remember why exactly, I wasn't sick, I think one of my brothers might have been and he woke the rest of us up or something. Anyway there was 7 of us (my sister slept through it) all squashed in this Queen size bed. This photo isn't from that night, but it's around the same time and it's one of the few happy memories I have of my whole family before my parents started fighting.

drawing
(https://i.imgur.com/kPyd5ba.jpg)

original photo
(https://i.imgur.com/Rmo662J.jpg?1)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Potatohater on June 13, 2018, 08:30:44 am
Ok so entries close today and I don’t have much time on my hands (thanks STUVAC!) so I added the extra challenge of writing this in 15 mins. So here it goes:

A patchwork of memories
If memories were tangible texts then my most recent dreams would be a piece of patchwork literature. Snippets extracted from events past. Copied. Pasted. Stitched together into something new. Repeated. Replaying events over and over.
Realising my flaws. If only I had done this instead... But I didn’t. Shoulda, coulda, woulda, didn’t.
Trying to grasp the lights within. The pep talks that followed. “Self love, self trust and self confidence” he would repeat over and over, as a way of either drilling it into my head, or, as humans do, because he’s talking on the spot. His point continuously circling back, but he keeps talking, because the only way to move forward is to go back.
And then there’s the works of fiction, constructed from the past. Runnning down the pitch in a fast break. Catching the ball. Maybe even scoring a goal.
A series of short films constructed from the archives of my memory, dancing through my brain all through the night.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on June 13, 2018, 03:33:00 pm
Great entries, everybody! There's still until midnight to post on the first topic, but here's the next one (cutoff at June 27th)
wait for it..
WAIT FOR IT
Myth and Legend
Ready? Go!

edit: Thanks insanipi, JTrudeau, Calebark, PhoenixxFire, Potatohater and Maya24 for your amazing entries! It was great to see some shared memories and great works. :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Maya24 on June 13, 2018, 08:00:55 pm
I thought I might share this with you all. It's more of a prose.

Sometimes in the midst of all the crowd. The tests the never-ending quiz sacs. Some days where where you're only trying to get to the end of the day. You forget to look at the big picture. You're too engrossed in the present. Passing excelling doing what it needs to be done. Drowning. Drowning from school and stress. So many tears shed. Broken down. Late night thoughts filled with anxiety. Afraid afraid of the future. It's at this moment where you need to take a step back and look at the big picture. This is your final year. Final moments spent with friends in the same class. Jokes playing games. You have to treasure these moments of laughter and deep conversations about life because this is the first of many lasts of senior year. You may not know it yet, but it may have been your last walk around the oval. Your last interactions with the younger year levels as we bury ourself's in textbook. Sometimes we have to look at the bigger picture and enjoy the little moment because one day soon all that's left will be memories.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on June 25, 2018, 09:36:46 am
Aaaand here we go! Today is the 25th, and this challenge concludes on the 27th - still 2 more days to go if you want to join!
I struggled a bit with this one, not because there wasn't enough ideas - there were too many! I spent a lot of time just trying to narrow down what I wanted to do. Then I watched Thor Ragnarok last night and the Norse mythology really got to me. I loooved the pegasi and the story of the Valkyries, so I decided to draw a pegasus as my mythological work.

Apologies for the awful quality, my scanner is still full-on broken. :( Also my signature down at the bottom is shitty because my hands are still shaking a lot, but I tried. :)
Pegasus yas
(https://i.imgur.com/liGiQ0w.jpg)

Thanks for being the beautiful people you are, AN.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on June 25, 2018, 09:48:10 am
That is genuinely amazing work.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on June 27, 2018, 05:54:08 pm
And here we are, at the conclusion of the topic 'Myth and Legend'! The topic is still open until midnight tonight, so if anyone has anything they would like to contribute, feel free to post it here. Or hey, if you felt you have something from the last topic, feel free to put that up, too. Thanks to those who have contributed thus far! :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on June 28, 2018, 09:54:04 am
Hey, AN! Hope y'all are having a grouse day so far.
It's a new day, and a new fortnightly challenge! This time I'm narrowing it down a bit for you guys. So, here we go! This topic is...
yes, I edited this in Paint. :)
(https://i.imgur.com/JIMF7Bo.png)
This is just an easy, relaxed topic. Write, draw, paint, origami, or just smash up the tin foil you used to wrap your leftover pizza, take a pic, and put it up here! Simple, easy, fun. Hope to see some lovely posts soon! This topic closes on the 12th of July.

Oh, and happy holidays to the students! :3
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: katie,rinos on July 01, 2018, 01:13:38 pm
Just coloured in these flowers! :)

Flowers!
(https://i.imgur.com/NtM4jjT.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: MissSmiley on July 01, 2018, 04:08:32 pm
Yay!! I love this theme! :) Obsessed with flowers haha!!  ;D
These drawings were from Year 9 when one of my electives was VCD (Visual Communication and Design). We had to create a logo for any profession and I think I was more obsessed with flowers in Year 9 than I am now, so naturally the word 'florist' came to my mind!  ;D
The first image with three flowers was my experimenting (because I had to show my 'planning' stage before my final product) and then I submitted the final design (second photo - coloured) for our assignment.
The final thing has a "poorly attempted" rose on the top I think when I now look at it, but still, I was proud about it that time!  ;D
Guess this is linking to the Memories theme as well from few weeks ago!  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/s89Fx1b.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DHgnOeY.jpg)

EDIT: fixed the image attachment issue! :)

Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on July 11, 2018, 10:54:09 am
@katie,rinos - beautiful flowers! Loving the colour!
@MissSmiley - adorable, and linking to the OP, too!
Thanks for your great contributions, guys. :)

This topic is still open for one more day, everyone, closing at midnight tomorrow! So there's still time if you want to contribute!

Here's mine - my reasoning behind this is the jasmine flower. Their sweet smell is a spring blessing, because we have giant jasmine plants covering our fence beside the washing line.
The thing is, my cat's name is also Jasmine! So I've put Jasmine and jasmine together as my favourite kind of flower. :)
also snuck a couple of coloured pencils haha <3
(https://i.imgur.com/jfcUe2n.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Calebark on July 12, 2018, 03:36:19 pm
I swear, my entry seemed much nicer in my head, so I'm not happy with the result. However, I enjoyed making it, and I feel like that's more important. Please excue the jankiness haha, I did it on the train this morning
Entry
(https://i.imgur.com/BulQAkk.jpg)

I didn't draw it for the challenge, I drew it for my journalish thing. Pretty sure I just looked up flowers similar to the style on Depeche Mode's Violator and almost copied one of them because I love that style. Anyway, it's relevant to the challenge, and I wanted to share that too. Nothing impressive but I enjoyed drawing it too
Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/4oMZuNx.png)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on July 13, 2018, 12:14:40 pm
Orright pals, this topic is overrr! The next one is up and ready for the next two weeks. So, the new topic is:
Spoiler
sea creatures
This topic closes on the 24th of July. Happy arting! 💕

Edit: @Calebark, I’m jamming with your janky train flowers!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on July 20, 2018, 04:18:53 pm
I made an origami octopus! Kinda didn’t follow the instructions so it was a lot more complicated than it should have been but oh well! 👍
Spoiler
(http://imgur.com/QBR4DEL.jpg)
Looking forward to seeing some other lil sea buddies!
🐙🐳🐡🦀
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on July 24, 2018, 04:58:42 pm
(triple post, oops)
fight me mods

I hope everyone's fortnight went swimmingly! (aha)
It's the 24th of July, last day to put in any entries! This topic of sea creatures/critters is open until midnight. Stay cool, AN.

Oh and fun fact: today is 24/7 - literally! (That wasn't that fun I just noticed in Legal and yeah thought I'd share, love y'all)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: katie,rinos on July 24, 2018, 10:34:40 pm
I was really obsessed with dolphins when i was little and swam with the dolphins with I was 8ish at Seaworld. So, I decided to teach myself how to draw cartoon dolphins. There definitely not perfect but it was pretty fun to learn how to draw them!  :D

My dolphins :)
(https://i.imgur.com/LsayM29.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on July 25, 2018, 10:22:05 am
I love it, Katie! 🐬

Alright, we’re starting again! There hasn’t been many entries lately (which is understandable- life is busy af!) so feel free to just put up a themed work whenever you want - just remember to give your reasoning.

Okay, the theme for the next fortnight is:
Spoiler
fairy tales
@insanipi, I’m sure you’ve got an idea for this one! :P

This topic is in the lights for the next two weeks, closing on the 7th of August. Love ya, AN! Keep trucking.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on July 28, 2018, 01:17:42 pm
Fashionably late on the sea theme haha.

(https://i.imgur.com/eLAN3S4.jpg)

Reference image.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on August 06, 2018, 08:33:41 pm
I know I'm super late with the myths and legend theme (I'm getting around to this stuff, slowly aha! :D ) but my youngest sister demanded for me to draw a unicorn. So I did. Then I realised it would look a little better if I just did some mindless zentangles on it (albeit I don't think so, this pretty low-effort on my behalf, aha).

Here's the end result!
(https://i.imgur.com/Gy8rwE1.png)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on August 06, 2018, 08:42:09 pm
I know I'm super late with the myths and legend theme (I'm getting around to this stuff, slowly aha! :D ) but my youngest sister demanded for me to draw a unicorn. So I did. Then I realised it would look a little better if I just did some mindless zentangles on it (albeit I don't think so, this pretty low-effort on my behalf, aha).

Here's the end result!
(https://i.imgur.com/Gy8rwE1.png)
Haha, thanks for getting around to it, Lou - this also ties into the newest theme, so you've done well! :)

Sorry guys, I've been super busy but I did a dragon for a friend (hi Adam!), so I guess that's fairy-tale-ish? Any-who, here he is. I have 6 more SACs this week and I'm sure everyone else's live are absolutely insane right now, so hang in there peeps, I believe in you! <3

dwagun! I think I'll name him Frosty, lil cutie :3
(https://i.imgur.com/pOaIHj4.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Bri MT on August 07, 2018, 01:54:05 pm
I couldn't find my green sea turtle that I drew :( so I'm late-submitting a leatherback sea turtle I tried to create on my laptop.


Green sea turtles used to be my favourite sea turtles ( & I have a nice memory of one swimming up and touching my hand) but I would say that leatherbacks are my favourite now. Leatherbacks are really interesting in that they're the most unique of all sea turtles, and the only turtles not to have scutes (the "shapes" on the shell), instead having ridges.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on August 07, 2018, 02:21:59 pm
^Nice work. What was your method for this?
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on August 07, 2018, 03:01:21 pm
I couldn't find my green sea turtle that I drew :( so I'm late-submitting a leatherback sea turtle I tried to create on my laptop.


Green sea turtles used to be my favourite sea turtles ( & I have a nice memory of one swimming up and touching my hand) but I would say that leatherbacks are my favourite now. Leatherbacks are really interesting in that they're the most unique of all sea turtles, and the only turtles not to have scutes (the "shapes" on the shell), instead having ridges.
Ooh, that is so cool! Thanks, mini :)

Alright, it's the 7th! That means this topic officially closes at midnight tonight. Again, feel free to submit any work you have, for any topic; just as long as you're doing it to de-stress, because that's the aim of this exercise.

So, from tomorrow (the 8th of August) till the 22nd of August the main theme is...
man, spoilers are so much fun
Teh Night-time
(https://thestuffinthemargin.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/pic268.jpg)

Hope everyone's doing okay. Wishing the HSC peeps all the best for your trials! <3
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Bri MT on August 07, 2018, 04:33:15 pm
^Nice work. What was your method for this?
I'm guessing that's directed at me, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

I blocked out the main shapes using spheres/ovoids then drew around those to create the head & body, front flippers, and back flippers. Then I dragged those three groups into position with each other, and added features such as the ridges & tail. The texture was mainly a combination of crayon and watercolour tools with varying opacity.

The program I used was 3D paint, but I would've likely used the same method for 2D anyway.


Thank you :)    I don't create any form of art often but it's one of the things I would like to practice more


And thank you as well to Poet both for your kindness and this thread:)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on August 07, 2018, 04:51:27 pm
I'm guessing that's directed at me, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

I blocked out the main shapes using spheres/ovoids then drew around those to create the head & body, front flippers, and back flippers. Then I dragged those three groups into position with each other, and added features such as the ridges & tail. The texture was mainly a combination of crayon and watercolour tools with varying opacity.

The program I used was 3D paint, but I would've likely used the same method for 2D anyway.


Thank you :)    I don't create any form of art often but it's one of the things I would like to practice more


And thank you as well to Poet both for your kindness and this thread:)

Yep, sorry. Have this bad habit of not quoting properly haha. Definitely was directed at you!

Really cool! Love it. Would love to see more. :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Owlbird83 on August 19, 2018, 05:06:05 pm
An owl. ;D
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on August 19, 2018, 05:09:09 pm
An owl. ;D
OMG that is SO CUTE!!! :D I love the detail!
Great work, Owlbird!! <3

I put it on imgur for you:
Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/8PIgT5L.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Owlbird83 on August 19, 2018, 05:13:21 pm
OMG that is SO CUTE!!! :D I love the detail!
Great work, Owlbird!! <3

I put it on imgur for you:
Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/8PIgT5L.jpg)

Thanks!! This is a great idea for a thread!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on August 23, 2018, 09:20:53 am
Shout out to everyone for being so lovely! It's great to see a community where people can share and be so encouraging. <3

Oops, forgot about the deadline on this topic... looks like it was yesterday. :/
Tell you what, I drew something with an owl in it and I'll leave this until midnight tonight - just an extra day to get things turned in!
because I run this joint and I'll bend the rules to my advantage nyehehehe

For now, the newest topic is:
Spoiler
Space

This will go until September 5th. Hope everyone's doing okay, getting work done and staying hydrated! Love you, AN <3
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: fun_jirachi on August 23, 2018, 10:23:38 pm
bit nerdy but fits the night theme :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Yertle the Turtle on August 23, 2018, 10:40:29 pm
bit nerdy but fits the night theme :)
Nice Umbreon, man!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on August 24, 2018, 08:06:43 am
Sooo cool! Thanks, jirachi!

Phone ran out of battery again... here’s what I was gonna post last night - if you can see the owl, it’s the back of my biology book haha
Spoiler
(http://imgur.com/bTEaEk2.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Bri MT on August 24, 2018, 10:46:04 am
Sooo cool! Thanks, jirachi!

Phone ran out of battery again... here’s what I was gonna post last night - if you can see the owl, it’s the back of my biology book haha

Very nice!
Love the mention of t.aq  :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on September 03, 2018, 04:08:01 pm
Alrighty! Here’s mine! I did it lying on my side in bed and without reference so please excuse the inaccuracies, but he really helped me with my stress last night 💙

I call this one “negative space”... geddit?!?!
(https://i.imgur.com/3R8PnaP.png)

Just a couple more days until the deadline for this topic! If you have any spacey art you’d like to turn in, go for it! Have a great night, everybody! 💕

(edit: If you can’t see it, it’s on imgur. Some schools block sites like that, or there’s restrictions on your internet usage. Phones sometimes can’t pick it up either - I’ll be putting him on Deviantart soon, so @Yertle if you’re having any problems seeing posts I’ll link it for you.)

edit 2: fixed it! :D
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: PhoenixxFire on September 03, 2018, 04:17:12 pm
So awesome, I don’t think I’ll ever understand how you’re able to do that. The two biggest mysteries of my life are drawing and writing haha.

Quote
geddit?!?!
You’re not quite at the ‘audible sigh’ level but you’re certainly getting there :P
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on September 05, 2018, 02:45:53 pm
So awesome, I don’t think I’ll ever understand how you’re able to do that. The two biggest mysteries of my life are drawing and writing haha.
haha, that’s me with maths. So, better together? ;)

Today is the day! I’m closing down this topic. You can still officially send in your work (writing piece, mathematical formula, origami, photography...) before midnight tonight, then a new topic will be up and running tomorrow! Hope everyone is doing well and keeping their stress levels at a manageable level. We’re almost home, year 12s, let’s do this thing! 💕💕💕
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on September 05, 2018, 02:46:30 pm
Alrighty! Here’s mine! I did it lying on my side in bed and without reference so please excuse the inaccuracies, but he really helped me with my stress last night 💙

I call this one “negative space”... geddit?!?!
(https://i.imgur.com/3R8PnaP.png)

Just a couple more days until the deadline for this topic! If you have any spacey art you’d like to turn in, go for it! Have a great night, everybody! 💕

(edit: If you can’t see it, it’s on imgur. Some schools block sites like that, or there’s restrictions on your internet usage. Phones sometimes can’t pick it up either - I’ll be putting him on Deviantart soon, so @Yertle if you’re having any problems seeing posts I’ll link it for you.)

edit 2: fixed it! :D


Love it!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: clovvy on September 05, 2018, 03:36:23 pm
bit nerdy but fits the night theme :)
A real pokemon fan indeed hahaha....
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: fun_jirachi on September 05, 2018, 09:50:18 pm
A real pokemon fan indeed hahaha....

why yes i am!!!! i was first introduced to the series/franchise(whatever you want to call it) when i was 7, and i've been a fan ever since!
and cheers poet, thanks to the theme this time i was able to feature the pokemon in my dp, which is my second favourite pokemon ever ;D ;D
im doing this to chill, but as im sticking these up on my wall its slowly filling up with drawings and art i used to do on illustrator, and its so gratifying, loving my wall now
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: technodisney on September 05, 2018, 10:10:12 pm
here is my first submission on the art challenge.

I call this artwork "darkness" and since most of space is empty the this is a good representation of space.

As you can probably tell I have spent countless hours perfecting this piece.

Darkness
(https://i.imgur.com/ICtfTLc.png)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on September 06, 2018, 11:59:50 am
They’re both great, although I have to say The little Jirachi was very impressive. (Techno can testify I was fawning over it!)

Okay, new topic! This one had a wide range of ideas and mediums.
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ARCHITECTURE

I think I’ll be grabbing some photos, or maybe drawing a cityscape - what will you do?

Have fun everyone! This topic closes on the 30th of September. Love you all. 💙💙
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on September 06, 2018, 12:05:34 pm
Oooohhh keen for this one! Will upload something if I can get around to it - loooooooooooooveeee this theme.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: tomatosauce on September 11, 2018, 10:00:14 pm
They’re both great, although I have to say The little Jirachi was very impressive. (Techno can testify I was fawning over it!)

Okay, new topic! This one had a wide range of ideas and mediums.
Spoiler
ARCHITECTURE

I think I’ll be grabbing some photos, or maybe drawing a cityscape - what will you do?

Have fun everyone! This topic closes on the 30th of September. Love you all. 💙💙
Heya... looove this thread... currently trying to get inspiration!! ;) When does the architecture challenge end?
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on September 12, 2018, 08:46:35 am
Heya... looove this thread... currently trying to get inspiration!! ;) When does the architecture challenge end?

Hi TS, the challenge ends on the 30th of September. Architecture is a pretty wide topic, so feel free to do anything you want. I was thinking of recreating the famous old Godzilla posters, where he’s on the building. So, as long as it’s vaguely linked to something to do with the theme, it’s valid. Happy creating! :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Maya24 on September 16, 2018, 07:30:30 pm
Just a suggestion, but can we have more topic where it is easier to write about.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: tomatosauce on September 17, 2018, 03:58:55 pm
My submission - Melbourne RMIT Building! Thanks again for starting this thread :D
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Yertle the Turtle on September 17, 2018, 05:32:28 pm
why yes i am!!!! i was first introduced to the series/franchise(whatever you want to call it) when i was 7, and i've been a fan ever since!
and cheers poet, thanks to the theme this time i was able to feature the pokemon in my dp, which is my second favourite pokemon ever ;D ;D
im doing this to chill, but as im sticking these up on my wall its slowly filling up with drawings and art i used to do on illustrator, and its so gratifying, loving my wall now
What's your favourite? I'd have to go with Greninja, personally, but I really like Jirachi as well. Nice drawing, man! :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on September 17, 2018, 05:40:54 pm
My submission - Melbourne RMIT Building! Thanks again for starting this thread :D
This is great! Thanks for sharing! :))

Just a suggestion, but can we have more topic where it is easier to write about.
Hey Maya,
Sure - I'll be narrowing the next topic down to something a little more specific. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by 'easier to write about' - I give wide topics to ensure that someone can narrow it down to anything they want to do, including writing. For architecture, you could write on people building a house, under which they find an ancient ruin. Or something else. Just vaguely related to the theme. PM me if you have something in mind for the next topic, if you want something specific to write about. We can talk about it further. :)


What's your favourite? I'd have to go with Greninja, personally, but I really like Jirachi as well. Nice drawing, man! :)
Is Charmander too mainstream? :) Never played it but the art is prettyyyyy
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: fun_jirachi on September 17, 2018, 06:23:41 pm
What's your favourite? I'd have to go with Greninja, personally, but I really like Jirachi as well. Nice drawing, man! :)
was wondering if you like turtles, and that maybe you were a shame to all squirtles/turtwigs/carracostas just kidding
but honestly, my favourite is greninja (samesies) :D :D
This is great! Thanks for sharing! :))
 Hey Maya,
Sure - I'll be narrowing the next topic down to something a little more specific. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by 'easier to write about' - I give wide topics to ensure that someone can narrow it down to anything they want to do, including writing. For architecture, you could write on people building a house, under which they find an ancient ruin. Or something else. Just vaguely related to the theme. PM me if you have something in mind for the next topic, if you want something specific to write about. We can talk about it further. :)
 Is Charmander too mainstream? :) Never played it but the art is prettyyyyy
no, charmander is not mainstream :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Yertle the Turtle on September 17, 2018, 10:29:16 pm
was wondering if you like turtles, and that maybe you were a shame to all squirtles/turtwigs/carracostas just kidding
but honestly, my favourite is greninja (samesies) :D :Dno, charmander is not mainstream :)
I've gotta admit a soft spot in my heart for shuckle and torkoal as well... Up the turtles!

Back to art, I'd say one of the most artistic pokemon has to be mega pidgeot, just looks sooooo coool. :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on September 20, 2018, 09:17:07 pm
They’re both great, although I have to say The little Jirachi was very impressive. (Techno can testify I was fawning over it!)

Okay, new topic! This one had a wide range of ideas and mediums.
Spoiler
ARCHITECTURE

I think I’ll be grabbing some photos, or maybe drawing a cityscape - what will you do?

Have fun everyone! This topic closes on the 30th of September. Love you all. 💙💙
I've been on the look-out for a day or so to contribute for this topic, so I took this pic as I was leaving Parkville today! :))

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(https://i.imgur.com/SC3lNgk.jpg)

Taken from the 1st or 2nd floor of Peter Mac :D
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on September 30, 2018, 06:06:17 pm
Sorry guys, been RIDICULOUSLY BUSY lately, so I didn’t draw anything. Went for a stroll around Melbourne Central today, and snapped a picture of the shot tower smack bang in the middle of the station. For background, I’ve always loved shot towers. You guys need to do some quick wiki read ups on these things. Calebark thought I was kidding when I told him what they’re for! 😉
also guys I saw a kitty look at herrrrr
(http://imgur.com/yQBGQ3m.jpg)(http://imgur.com/FFp1lUA.jpg)

Also, it’s the 30th! That means change of topic as of 12:01 tomorrow morning, all the way until October 14th! So, the new theme is:
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The Beach :D

Have fun, y’all. 😘
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: beatroot on September 30, 2018, 06:44:06 pm
Also, it’s the 30th! That means change of topic as of 12:01 tomorrow morning, all the way until October 14th! So, the new theme is:
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The Beach :D

Have fun, y’all. 😘

I edited a thing during editing class this week at uni and it (kinda) correlates with the new topic! (they're waves- does that count?)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: fun_jirachi on October 05, 2018, 06:10:53 pm
I actually made this on Illustrator two years ago, but here it is :)
Just a bunch of different coloured triangles :)
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(https://i.imgur.com/xiHDid6.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Yertle the Turtle on October 05, 2018, 11:04:44 pm
Sorry guys, been RIDICULOUSLY BUSY lately, so I didn’t draw anything. Went for a stroll around Melbourne Central today, and snapped a picture of the shot tower smack bang in the middle of the station. For background, I’ve always loved shot towers. You guys need to do some quick wiki read ups on these things. Calebark thought I was kidding when I told him what they’re for! 😉
also guys I saw a kitty look at herrrrr
(http://imgur.com/yQBGQ3m.jpg)(http://imgur.com/FFp1lUA.jpg)

Also, it’s the 30th! That means change of topic as of 12:01 tomorrow morning, all the way until October 14th! So, the new theme is:
Spoiler
The Beach :D

Have fun, y’all. 😘
Pelican coming. Watch this space! :D

At some stage I will have to upload the macaw that I'm almost done, too.

btw, nice Pikachu, fun_jirachi!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Yertle the Turtle on October 08, 2018, 09:16:52 pm
And attached is now the half-done pelican, as promised. I'll upload the finished product when it is, errr, a finished product :P

Pelican
(https://i.imgur.com/0xB7F11.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Maya24 on October 09, 2018, 08:08:52 pm
I thought I would give this theme a shot. It has been so long since I've written creatively.

There is a girl standing at the edge of where the sand meets the water. Waves. Big waves hurling churning out the contents of the ocean. A gentle breeze blowing softly. As the last of the suns remains disappear from the night sky as it transcends into pitch darkness. She lights up a silver lighter as she watches the flames flicker before going out. She breathes in and recalls the year of never-ending events that lead her here. It hadn’t been a good year for her. Yet she was still standing here. Barely alive but breathing.  She had fallen down more times she could remember yet she somehow made it alive.  She had survived the oceans rage yet spat out shrivelled, one  friend less and deathly afraid of what stood before. The waters her trusted friend now her foe. Maybe one day her foot would be able to dip into the waters. Maybe one day she would be able to swim in the water. For now, she remains on the edge.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on October 11, 2018, 05:03:06 pm
Spoiler
The Beach :D
My grandma recently gifted me this colouring-in maze and labyrinth set, and I saw a sun maze, so I coloured it in ^-^
The sun doesn't just remind me of the beach, but also represents to me certain people and how they can be a literal ray of sunshine when I'm all grey and gloomy. :)

(https://i.imgur.com/IhJxo8Y.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on October 14, 2018, 10:24:25 am
I am L-O-V-I-N-G the entries for this topic so far! Thanks for participating, everyone!

I allocated exactly an hour for a work last night to do with my topic, and I ended up with a work I'll call 'The Fisherman':
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(https://i.imgur.com/P3UoLVE.jpg)

It's not exactly your classic Aussie 'Bondi Beach' scene, but it's a beach scene nevertheless. :)

I hope everyone's had a great couple of weeks! This topic closes at midnight tonight, so if you've done something beach-themed this past fortnight, put it up for us to enjoy! :D

For the next topic, I'm actually going to leave it up to you guys - exams for but VCE and HSC are looming right now, so I've decided to postpone the next topic for exactly a month (I'm being selfish - my last exam is on November 14th nyehehe) and in that time, anyone who wants to participate can skim through some of the old topics and pick whatever they want to do. Rest easy, study hard, and, most of all, believe in yourselves! <3
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Yertle the Turtle on October 14, 2018, 09:43:50 pm
Pre-midnight late submission here!

The pelican is finally complete, and I'd have to say I'm really happy with how it turned out. I've just been doing a lot of experimentation recently, and the macaw and now the pelican show the new style that appears to work better than the old one! :D yay

Pelican, complete
(https://i.imgur.com/Xl8FfRb.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on October 26, 2018, 01:51:45 pm
Way late for the architecture theme, but here are some random mindless doodles from the other month when I was just trying to sketch without thinking about too much (really didn't know where I was going with the first one lol).

(https://i.imgur.com/nDXmqpU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tZ39Vez.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on October 26, 2018, 01:55:00 pm
Way late for the architecture theme, but here are some random mindless doodles from the other month when I was just trying to sketch without thinking about too much (really didn't know where I was going with the first one lol).

(https://i.imgur.com/nDXmqpU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tZ39Vez.jpg)
These are beautiful Nick!! I think I'm in love with your markers <3 ^-^
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on October 26, 2018, 01:56:25 pm
The perspective on the first one is absolutely whack, but I guess that's what happen when I try to wing two-point perspective lol.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: jazcstuart on October 26, 2018, 02:59:47 pm
The perspective on the first one is absolutely whack, but I guess that's what happen when I try to wing two-point perspective lol.
True, but I think it looks slightly curved and abstract, I really love it! I would love to be able to "wing" something as good as that!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Owlbird83 on October 26, 2018, 10:43:23 pm
Sort of fits the flowers category. A card I made for my friend's birthday. :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: hums_student on November 03, 2018, 05:09:07 pm
Hello AN'ers, a VERY late submission haha but I've decided to jump on board this arts thread even though I can barely hold a pencil correctly ;D Anyway you guys are all SO freaking talented and the artworks on here absolutely blows my mind!!

Not a drawing but it's a photo that fits the beach theme. Not exactly sure if it counts as my work as the photo's taken by a friend, but I'm the guy in the photo so...
Procrastinating at Middle Park Beach
(https://i.imgur.com/1ZupBXo.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on November 03, 2018, 05:15:01 pm
Hello AN'ers, a VERY late submission haha but I've decided to jump on board this arts thread even though I can barely hold a pencil correctly ;D Anyway you guys are all SO freaking talented and the artworks on here absolutely blows my mind!!

Not a drawing but it's a photo that fits the beach theme. Not exactly sure if it counts as my work as the photo's taken by a friend, but I'm the guy in the photo so...
Procrastinating at Middle Park Beach
(https://i.imgur.com/1ZupBXo.jpg)
My dear man, this thread is not about skill, it's about enjoyment - and this is a lovely photo :D So good, thank you for sharing!! <3
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on November 03, 2018, 05:20:18 pm
That's a brilliant snap!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: kauac on November 03, 2018, 05:31:33 pm
Hello AN'ers, a VERY late submission haha but I've decided to jump on board this arts thread even though I can barely hold a pencil correctly ;D Anyway you guys are all SO freaking talented and the artworks on here absolutely blows my mind!!

Not a drawing but it's a photo that fits the beach theme. Not exactly sure if it counts as my work as the photo's taken by a friend, but I'm the guy in the photo so...
Procrastinating at Middle Park Beach
(https://i.imgur.com/1ZupBXo.jpg)

This is really cool!
Just curious, were you in the middle of a back-flip, or just jumping? It kinda looks like it could be either.  :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on November 07, 2018, 02:04:34 pm
I made this weird sort of stylised drawing thing of my dog. Good boy.

(https://i.imgur.com/63bw1gJ.png)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on November 07, 2018, 02:09:44 pm
I made this weird sort of stylised drawing thing of my dog. Good boy.

(https://i.imgur.com/63bw1gJ.png)
GOODEST GOOD BOY ❤️❤️❤️
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on November 20, 2018, 01:23:52 pm
Alright, I think it's about time for us to pick this up again. What do you think? :D

Okay, the theme for the next fortnight is:
copying this from google with zero shame
(http://www.wouters-tecnolub.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/HAPPY-HOLIDAYS.jpg)

Why not try drawing or writing on your ideal getaway? Snap a picture of the sunset outside the beach house? Describe your shopping experience, the feeling of freedom as the world stretches out below you from a mountain peak? Do what you want to - this topic is meant to challenge you to try and capture not just an image, but a feeling.

This topic closes on the 4th of December. Have a great week, all! <3
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: S200 on November 20, 2018, 02:50:29 pm
My first entry here, from the most un-creative individual ever...
A midsummers day
(https://i.imgur.com/6UaEeDY.jpg)


Dammit I hate those aspect ratios...
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on November 20, 2018, 09:02:14 pm
copying this from google with zero shame
(http://www.wouters-tecnolub.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/HAPPY-HOLIDAYS.jpg)
This reminds me of my first time in a different state without my parents- I took this snap on my old phone, so it's not the greatest qual, but it was a trip/holiday I took during the midsemester break in semester 1, shortly before my birthday in April! :D

Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/IgPe99q.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: tomatosauce on November 20, 2018, 09:21:59 pm
I don't know if this is even relevant but here we go anyway... A photo I took on Saturday of my next-door neighbour's gorgeous girls!! This is what I feel like when schools out and holidays come! :D
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: S200 on November 21, 2018, 12:12:20 pm
Love the look mate... I am thinking I should take it up... :D

Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Bri MT on November 21, 2018, 12:50:08 pm
Not sure how well this fits the prompt but here's my attempt:
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In the distance, mountains stretch to the sky. Their greenery is broken up by splashes of grey where cliff faces are too steep for even the smallest of plants. Behind these faces, networks of caves twist and turn towards the summit, where snow gums and spagnum moss reside. It's here that snowmelt is caught and released to form the start of a river. The water powers around rocks as white foam, and creates music to drown out the rest of the world. It winds its way through lush glades framed by dappled sunlight and feeds surrounding mountain ash. It shimmers, transparent, over riverbeds lined with rocks and sand. It roars down waterfalls and into rainforest, where towering red gums and shaded ferns line its banks. It leaves birdsongs behind as it meanders to the ocean. Here especially, water does not rest. Thunderous waves race up sandy shores and shatter into spray along rock pools. Each litre teems with life and presents gradients of sparkling green-blue. The expanse ranges beyond the purple horizon where sea meets sky. When night falls, the inky blackness is difficult to distinguish except for the glimmering glow of stars. Under their light, unobscured by light pollution or clouds, a world of calming energy flows on.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: fun_jirachi on December 03, 2018, 10:35:33 pm
I was thinking more along the lines of Christmas (which is in 3 weeks! :o) so uh here goes

EDIT: the image is super stretched, but uh oh well :(

Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/qisDIDj.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: technodisney on December 04, 2018, 07:48:27 am
Dunno how well this fits “happy holidays”. But here are some pics I took from a lookout in Arthur’s Seat over the Mornington Peninsuala.
Could fit the theme since it is a big tourist destination.

https://imgur.com/a/P1QWYfi

Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on December 04, 2018, 08:54:34 am
Today's the 4th! This topic closes at midnight tonight. Thanks for the amazing entries so far!! (And guys, the number of people who are saying 'dunno if this fits the theme' is hilarious - as long as it's your own interpretation of the phrase, it's correct!)

Here's something I did, because sleeping is part of a very happy holiday:
(https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.692233301.0184/flat,1000x1000,075,f.u1.jpg)
I've been experimenting a lot with my new tablet, so this is done in Sketchable. Not the best but also not the worst.

Again, so many good entries! Looking forward to a couple more before the deadline :))
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: hums_student on December 04, 2018, 12:56:02 pm
I hope there’s no one-submission-per-person limit ;D

The holidays is a good time to try out new things – for example, record a song using fancy as professional equipment that I do not actually know how to use.

I’m gonna call this a “voice reveal” lol
[removed]

Here's the original song - The Score - Revolution

Btw love that drawing Poet! Literally me the day after exams finished lol.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on December 04, 2018, 01:07:32 pm
^Wait is this you singing?
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: PhoenixxFire on December 04, 2018, 01:11:03 pm
When's your album being released? ;)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on December 04, 2018, 01:17:12 pm
I hope there’s no one-submission-per-person limit ;D

The holidays is a good time to try out new things – for example, record a song using fancy as professional equipment that I do not actually know how to use.

I’m gonna call this a “voice reveal” lol

Here's the original song - The Score - Revolution

Btw love that drawing Poet! Literally me the day after exams finished lol.

^Wait is this you singing?
When's your album being released? ;)
I think this is further proof that we need to make an AN band tbh.
(That's a really good cover, Lsjnzy13!!!)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Bri MT on December 04, 2018, 01:21:36 pm



.... I've been hearing one of the lines incorrectly the whole time I've known this song. Thankyou for clearly enunciating the lyrics :)

Also, sounds great -   can we expect more covers in future?
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on December 04, 2018, 01:23:47 pm
If that's actually you singing, you have pretty much the greatest voice I've ever heard haha. More please.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on December 04, 2018, 01:42:01 pm
I hope there’s no one-submission-per-person limit ;D

The holidays is a good time to try out new things – for example, record a song using fancy as professional equipment that I do not actually know how to use.

I’m gonna call this a “voice reveal” lol

Here's the original song - The Score - Revolution

I do not care if there was a one-submission-per-person thing (there isn't) because I want you to break that rule if you can sing like this.
I NEED TO UPVOTE THIS SHIT MORE THAN ONCE HOLYYYYY
Disclaimer: Don't break rules, kids, or I'll ban you
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: hums_student on December 04, 2018, 01:55:45 pm
Woah! Thank you guys so much! (Did not expect this hahah)

^Wait is this you singing?
The original song is called Revolution by a band called The Score. :)

When's your album being released? ;)
I think this is further proof that we need to make an AN band tbh.
(That's a really good cover, Lsjnzy13!!!)
Hell yeah - we need an AN band! (Let's record a whole album ;))


.... I've been hearing one of the lines incorrectly the whole time I've known this song. Thankyou for clearly enunciating the lyrics :)

Also, sounds great -   can we expect more covers in future?

Oh my god someone actually knows this song!!! YESSSS! Literally no one has ever heard of them. They're probably one of my favourite bands of all time.

If that's actually you singing, you have pretty much the greatest voice I've ever heard haha. More please.
Hahah thanks! Confession - that's not my normal voice. I was trying to imitate the original singer. My normal range is slightly higher which doesn't sound as good haha.

I do not care if there was a one-submission-per-person thing (there isn't) because I want you to break that rule if you can sing like this.
I NEED TO UPVOTE THIS SHIT MORE THAN ONCE HOLYYYYY
Disclaimer: Don't break rules, kids, or I'll ban you
Oh my god thank you! ;D ;D (pls be a nice mod tho ;))
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on December 04, 2018, 01:56:37 pm
You're extremely talented!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: PhoenixxFire on December 04, 2018, 02:05:37 pm
Hahah thanks! Confession - that's not my normal voice. I was trying to imitate the original singer. My normal range is slightly higher which doesn't sound as good haha.
I suppose you'd better record some more covers so we can decide for ourselves ;)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: S200 on December 04, 2018, 08:57:53 pm
Late 2 the party as usual, but that is seriously legit awesome right there Lsjnzy!

Oh yeah, I also back PF's suggestion above... ;)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on December 06, 2018, 04:12:42 pm
OH NO

I JUST REALISED I'D FORGOTTEN TO PUT A NEW TOPIC UP

I'M SO SORRY

I WAS TOO BLOWN AWAY BY ALL THE AMAZING ENTRIES

So here's some cold stuff as a juxtaposition to the current weather and a small apology for leaving everyone hanging for two days  :-[
seriously, draw a penguin pls
The Arctic and Antarctic(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/6264884736/h19C75DEB/)

This topic closes on the 20th of December. Have fun <3
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on December 06, 2018, 05:12:47 pm
seriously, draw a penguin pls
The Arctic and Antarctic(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/6264884736/h19C75DEB/)
Funnily enough, my sister Sarah (the 6yo sister) just asked me to draw a penguin, so you're welcome! <3

PENGUIN :D (sorry if lighting's a little dark <3)
(https://i.imgur.com/YLi0kLp.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Bri MT on December 06, 2018, 06:04:58 pm
A dystopic Antarctic inspired by convenience where micro and macro pollution is present, but not ice
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on December 19, 2018, 06:03:26 pm
Hey there, friends!
This particular challenge ends tomorrow, so here’s my entry for the topic of the Arctic/Antarctic.

Following on from miniturtle’s dystopian Antarctic, I took a photo of the sea while boating. It was freezing out there!! And it’s also a carry-on of the grim reminder of what may happen to our world if we don’t look after it.
Spoiler
(http://imgur.com/hyBooNM.jpg)

Anyway, wishing you guys all happiness. Stay tuned for the next topic!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on December 22, 2018, 06:08:08 pm
Ooookay, so here's the next topic! ((she's done it again, stupid girl, she's missed the deadline and somehow completely lost her previous topic plan *slow-claps*))

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Your Idea of Christmas


It's an extremely aesthetically displeasing reveal, I'm sorry, but it was done in haste and I hope the idea behind it gets through.

So. What's your experience of Christmas? Family tradition? BBQs? A short getaway, with extended family or just the couple? Is Santa alive and well? Give us a creative portrayal of what December 25th means to you. :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on January 11, 2019, 09:59:06 pm
Here's my entry as to what my idea of Christmas is: http://imgur.com/gallery/e3AS41q
Because you know cats and it was a fun colour-in 😻

Alright then, the first topic of the new year! That is:
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insects

Again, we have 14 days (or thereabouts - no one did this last one lmao) to complete the challenge in any way you feel. Happy arting, friends!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Owlbird83 on January 12, 2019, 10:01:59 pm
Butterflies! I went through a phase where I loved butterflies when I was younger!  ;D

Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Erutepa on February 01, 2019, 09:02:56 pm
I can draw a spooder...

But really though, I do have this one drawing of a wasp I did in year 7. I know it's not great, but was pretty impressive by my poor standards.
click for free chocolate
(http://imgur.com/PAI5Lrt.jpeg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on February 02, 2019, 04:39:34 pm
I'm really loving you guys' bugs!

Sorry I've been so lax with the "fortnight" bit of "fortnightly art challenge"; it gets strangely difficult to keep track without a rigid regime like school to keep me in check.  :-[

Anyway I'm going to end the challenge tonight, but for now here's my entry! With no paper present I drew it on my leg with a random red pen I found (also completely from memory) so excuse the discrepancies  ;D

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(https://i.imgur.com/hLfwuKL.jpg)

Hope everyone's had a great couple of weeks! It's be great to get a few more people on board with this in the next few months. Stay tuned for a new topic tomorrow! :D
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on February 03, 2019, 01:32:46 pm
Helloooo fellows!

It's me again! No idea if that's a good thing or not but let's roll with it.

The last topic closed with two pretty awesome entries, and because the school year has officially begun I do believe this form of stress relief will be nice for some of you. If you're new to this thread, just head on down to the first post and that'll explain everything. :)

Okay so, this topic will keep with the rigid fortnightly structure, which means the topic will close at midnight on the 17th of February. And that topic is....
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the circus!

All good? Awesome. Keen to see some more art flowing in soon! Love y'all ❤️
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: blasonduo on February 03, 2019, 04:29:24 pm
My first submission for the challenge ;D enjoy.

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(https://i.imgur.com/oqDRo7Y.png)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: hums_student on February 14, 2019, 12:31:01 am
I'm very glad that each topic goes for a fortnight as I'm incredibly slow at learning anything.

Poet, I remember you said that you really like the greatest showman ;)

my submission
[removed]
the original
The original arrangement was made by this absolute piano god called Constantino Carrara. I did cut out one of the songs in his arrangement because I couldn't learn it in time of unforeseeable circumstances. ;D
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on February 21, 2019, 10:56:23 am
Hi friends, it's me. I'm back to (belatedly) close this topic and begin a new one! Get hyped!

I'm going to apologise for once again failing you all and be a little transparent - despite knowing perfectly well the closing date of this last topic, I've been struggling to post announcements. It's been stressing me out and for some reason every time I try I start to feel sick and panic a little. I'm getting past it but thanks for being cool in the meantime and waiting a little for me to get my courage up.

So, I decided to do this kind of trippy circus thing, I don't even know. I thought it looked kind of cool, so here you go:
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(https://i.imgur.com/AAQe6Rz.png)

Also feel free, people, to turn in submissions even after topics are closed if you think they're a good idea! I'd love to see more people's works and imaginations. :)

Okay so the next topic iiiissss:
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The Colour Orange!

Just think of something orange, something related to the colour orange, whatever you feel, and just do it! Again, you have 2 weeks. Good luck! Happy arting!!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Yertle the Turtle on February 21, 2019, 11:40:53 am
When I saw this topic, I realised that my latest drawing really fitted, so here it is:
Tiger sketch
(https://i.imgur.com/kgcc6I2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Hn7vghX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PdKgqF2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GQh2zq5.jpg)
I thought I'd show the stages of the drawing, as Poet (without knowing it) inspired me to document the whole step-by-step process. Hope you like it, I certainly am pretty happy with it. :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: technodisney on February 22, 2019, 01:33:05 pm
I put HOURS of work into this.

May I present you you my amazing piece of art I have decided to call “orange”.

I hope you enjoy looking at it.

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(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/symbolism/images/4/43/Orange.png/revision/latest?cb=20140818120046)

im going to put effort into a proper one at some point

I'm not creating a new post cause I don't want to be spammy. But here are my space crabs I drew thanks to Poet's tutorial.
They are Orange so this is my legit submission.
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(https://i.imgur.com/wZXlSmF.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: EllingtonFeint on February 22, 2019, 01:38:57 pm
Ohmigosh, I've never seen this thread before and I thought that it is called the FORTNITE CHALLENGE
 :o Woah, so relieved to see it is not and is actually a really artistic place  ;D
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on February 24, 2019, 01:22:40 pm
Topic: Orange <3
Chose to do a photograph of my collection of Orange books. It fits the theme, so I'm rolling with it! :))

(https://i.imgur.com/egIX2NC.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Erutepa on February 24, 2019, 10:58:12 pm
Here be some fotos that I snapped today of the (orangeish) sun.
Enjoy
(https://imgur.com/KBK8jV9.jpeg)
(https://imgur.com/Q3AthQZ.jpeg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Owlbird83 on February 28, 2019, 07:17:00 pm
Orange bird

(https://i.imgur.com/ejGDh80.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: w0lfqu33n89 on February 28, 2019, 08:15:33 pm
Here be some fotos that I snapped today of the (orangeish) sun.
Enjoy
(https://imgur.com/KBK8jV9.jpeg)
(https://imgur.com/Q3AthQZ.jpeg)

Literally made the second one my wallpaper! That pic is amazing!!! I am in love
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on March 13, 2019, 02:18:44 pm
Seriously IN LOVE with all of these latest entries! Hopefully you all enjoyed this topic as much as I did. Speaking of, here is my entry for the topic "orange":

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(https://i.imgur.com/vJOs0ZW.png)
I did it for the memes haha, please laugh

Okay, so our next topic will be another colour, because I've decided it's a lot easier to work through themes by their relatability. So that means our next art challenge topic is *drum roll*
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G R E E N

Again, this topic will be open for contributions for at least 14 days. So you have plenty of time to study as well as sit down with a pencil or hunt your desired image with a camera, whatever you want to do.
Have fun arting, y'all!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: turinturambar on March 20, 2019, 10:36:18 pm
I'm cheating because this photo is from February, but I was independently glancing through a bunch of these photos trying to pick the best one when I saw the topic announcement, and it seemed to fit. So I present the exceptionally intelligent and curious kea (bonus nod to the last topic: they have a bright orange under their wings...)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: hums_student on March 25, 2019, 06:13:55 pm
This took me a while to record hahah. Hope you guys enjoy. I've added a little history story in there because why not. ;D

submission
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on March 26, 2019, 09:12:39 pm
Green you say? Green you get!
A couple of photos from the Geelong Botancial Gardens today! ;D

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(https://i.imgur.com/n4h1DC2.jpg)
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(https://i.imgur.com/n49Y2QT.jpg)
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(https://i.imgur.com/QnnaoKl.jpg)
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(https://i.imgur.com/kWLgsuB.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on March 28, 2019, 12:06:07 pm
Alright, everyone, last chance to get in anything green!

I've only been drawing in black and white lately, so it looks like I'll have to pop in some of my recent photography.
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(https://i.imgur.com/h3pAbKs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NzJsZtF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AxCQY3h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Dr3fJ4m.jpg)
This topic will close and a new one will be put up on Monday the 1st of April. Love y'all!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Erutepa on March 31, 2019, 12:49:49 pm
I am also going to sneak in here with some photos I've taken.
Parsley
(https://imgur.com/b4NB7uc.jpeg)
(https://imgur.com/7ENY1Lp.jpeg)
flower stamen
(https://imgur.com/BcdL7V1.jpeg)
(https://imgur.com/z0UNf2g.jpeg)
oops, how did this get in here
(https://imgur.com/Y25AmEL.jpeg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Aaron on March 31, 2019, 12:52:19 pm
I am also going to sneak in here with some photos I've taken.
Parsley
(https://imgur.com/b4NB7uc.jpeg)
(https://imgur.com/7ENY1Lp.jpeg)
flower stamen
(https://imgur.com/BcdL7V1.jpeg)
(https://imgur.com/z0UNf2g.jpeg)
oops, how did this get in here
(https://imgur.com/Y25AmEL.jpeg)

I was about to say 'expecting more, left disappointed' until I saw the last one and now I am very happy. Good day
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: technodisney on April 01, 2019, 08:38:20 am
https://imgur.com/gallery/Sl2SSDq

Here’s an album of green things from this place called “Tasmania” that I took. Apparently it’s apart of this country.

Also here is a picture of me face with a green background. I like the aesthetic of it.
But have some bleach ready if you do look at it.
WARNING OPEN AT OWN RISK
(https://i.imgur.com/aujFShU_d.jpg)

I didn’t have any opportunities to take pics of green stuff more recently. But here is my submission
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on April 01, 2019, 02:39:57 pm
Thank you so much for all your submissions, everyone! It's about time to change the topic.

Our next focus will be on another colour, because I am a lazy thread momma and thus find topics under general colours much easier than specific ones. So until April 15th, this topic will be
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the colour RED

This one might be a little trickier when it comes to photography, so have fun getting creative! ❤️❤️❤️
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: insanipi on April 01, 2019, 04:16:15 pm
I mean I just had to make an event poster for uni and it has a red background, that's pretty creative, coming from me haha! :')
(Does it count? -nervous sweating-)
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(https://i.imgur.com/3NawEYc.png)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: turinturambar on April 14, 2019, 10:15:54 pm
This one might be a little trickier when it comes to photography, so have fun getting creative! ❤️❤️❤️

It's autumn, so I figured red leaves would be easy to find.  Hoped to get a crimson rosella as well, and was lucky to see some king parrots, though neither of them the best photos I've ever seen of those birds.  All in the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens (former Rhododendron Gardens) or RJ Hamer Arboretum yesterday.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on April 14, 2019, 10:53:34 pm
RJ Hamer Arboretum is awesome. Nice shots.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: hums_student on April 14, 2019, 10:59:29 pm
*sneaks entry in an hour before the deadline just like all my assignments*

Love this topic! Here's my submission:

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(https://i.imgur.com/4Hh3iv6.jpg)
I'M JUST KIDDING GUYS. Sorry but seeing Marxist posters everywhere on campus has taken a toll on me.

actual submission
I'm a part of my local theater group's Les Misérables production and we recently did a performance of the Red and Black song. Apologies in advance for my inability to make lyrics match up to what's actually been sang. Hope you guys enjoy :)
(I'm Enjolras)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on April 15, 2019, 08:19:06 am
Woohoo! So, I'm currently on the train, let's see if I can get this done before I hit Flinders (edit: nvm... before I hit Footscray?)

Thanks for the entries this week, y'all! Today marks the halfway point in the month and thus, at midnight tonight, we will reach our deadline. So before the new topic begins, here's my entry. Its more photography but I found it too pretty to be laid aside.

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(https://i.imgur.com/muezX1O.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PXpAiDp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qd4NJ7T.jpg)
*Jurassic Park theme plays*
Anyway there you go! Love you all so much! See you soon with a new topic. ❤️💖❤️
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on April 16, 2019, 12:09:31 pm
Hola!
Who's keen for some international themes? I got bored with colours so why not try the whole world?

Cool cool. I'm taking no answer as a yes. So, our next topic will be
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(https://i.imgur.com/FanPklX.jpg)

So get your cultura boots on and celebrate something bueno about this special country and all it has to offer!

This topic will close on the 30th of April.

¡Que te diviertas!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on April 28, 2019, 08:16:31 pm
So uh heyyyy I did an entry and for once got it in early (weow!)

So, here's my entry. I just drew a simple sketch and coloured it in, it's not much Buuut it's homage to the mantilla and Spanish traditional dress. Red is a popular colour in Spain as well as being on their flag so I chose for the dress to be red. Spanish and Mexican culture is extremely entangled, so the Spanish also celebrate Day of the Dead. Thus, I've put makeup on the woman's face.

sorry for the bad picture quality!
(https://i.imgur.com/SyRWbf6.jpg)

Anyway, hope to see some more entries before the 1st of May! Love you all.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: milanander on June 07, 2019, 06:43:34 pm
Um hiiii, I'm fairly new to ATAR Notes but I just stumbled across this thread and I hope it's ok if I bump it!

This isn't a proper piece of 'artwork' but I drew it while on a flight to Spain during the term 1 holidays! It's just some very stereotypical pieces of Spanish culture, with the Spanish flag as the background.

(https://i.imgur.com/EFZl2pZ.jpg)

For those who are wondering, they're the logo of the Seville Football Club, castanets (Spanish percussion instrument), a pith helmet from the Spanish colonial era, Iberian ham, and also (very self explanatory but) a bull and wine.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: brothanathan on June 07, 2019, 06:52:56 pm
Um hiiii, I'm fairly new to ATAR Notes but I just stumbled across this thread and I hope it's ok if I bump it!

This isn't a proper piece of 'artwork' but I drew it while on a flight to Spain during the term 1 holidays! It's just some very stereotypical pieces of Spanish culture, with the Spanish flag as the background.

(https://i.imgur.com/9PSFd4P.jpg)

For those who are wondering, they're the logo of the Seville Football Club, castanets (Spanish percussion instrument), a pith helmet from the Spanish colonial era, Iberian ham, and also (very self explanatory but) a bull and wine.

Sevilla!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on June 07, 2019, 09:41:04 pm
Um hiiii, I'm fairly new to ATAR Notes but I just stumbled across this thread and I hope it's ok if I bump it!

This isn't a proper piece of 'artwork' but I drew it while on a flight to Spain during the term 1 holidays! It's just some very stereotypical pieces of Spanish culture, with the Spanish flag as the background.

(https://i.imgur.com/EFZl2pZ.jpg)

For those who are wondering, they're the logo of the Seville Football Club, castanets (Spanish percussion instrument), a pith helmet from the Spanish colonial era, Iberian ham, and also (very self explanatory but) a bull and wine.
Hi there! Absolutely fine to bump this - in fact, it's something I need to do myself.  :-[

Looks great! Do you enjoy studying history? The pith helmet is an interesting choice but I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing!

-------

Now that I've been upstaged by the better artist, its about time to make a new topic! Sorry for the hiatus, all - life does that sometimes.

I think our new topic might be a specific emotion. Any emotion. All you have to do is choose which emotion you want to convey and, well, convey it. Happiness, melancholy, exhaustion, awe, the world is your oyster this time.

I'll be giving you beautiful people a good chunk of time, perhaps till the end of the month? Just until we can get the ball rolling again.

Have fun creating!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: milanander on June 08, 2019, 10:44:16 am
Hi there! Absolutely fine to bump this - in fact, it's something I need to do myself.  :-[

Looks great! Do you enjoy studying history? The pith helmet is an interesting choice but I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks so much! I do have an interest in history just not for school haha.

I love this new topic! Will get around to doing something for it hopefully soon! By the way, I was scrolling through everybody's entries for previous topics and you guys are all so freaking talented!! Can't wait to see more! ;D 'scuse the overexcitement hehe
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Bri MT on June 08, 2019, 12:53:43 pm
I might not know how to draw the ocean, the sky, cliffs, or plants but I'm going to be content with my attempts

Thanks for the topic Poet - it's a good exam-time one :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: milanander on June 11, 2019, 04:39:28 pm
Here is what I did for this topic. Particularly happy that I survived unit 3 for my 3/4 subjects and I think sunflowers best represent my current mood ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/48eKL8L.jpg)

Progress!
(https://i.imgur.com/vtR0E5H.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ep7qHLD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Uqycyxx.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on June 11, 2019, 04:44:56 pm
^Fantastic! Love your work, particularly the progress shots. :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on June 16, 2019, 07:25:30 pm
Love and admiration. Then grief.

(https://imgur.com/vdb8ixI.png)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: laura_ on June 23, 2019, 06:56:40 am
Is surprise an emotion? Hahaha.

Here's a little something:
I jumped
From earth
Today.
Put my hands
In the air
And
Touched the sky.
I felt the
Clouds today
But they were
Full of lies.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on June 28, 2019, 09:58:37 pm
2 days to go of this topic! If any of you want to add your own twist, you're more than welcome. 😍

Emotions of confusion and loss, but also welcoming warmth haha

(https://i.imgur.com/S2shkij.jpg)

I've started a new job and I was kind of thrown into a busy environment with tight deadlines and a bunch of students who won't listen to me a couple of months ago. At first it was all a bit of a panic - I had no training, the files were a mess and communication was lacking in the extreme. I've been working on improving things since then and while it's still very busy and full of surprises, I've found that I've been welcomed by my coworkers into a job I never thought I'd have. This image kind of reflects how, although I may be out of my depth, I've still been embraced by the community.
Kind of like AN embraced me when I first found y'all.
💙❤️💙
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on July 01, 2019, 09:42:56 pm
Well, that's it! Thanks for the entries, everyone, I love them all.

Next theme is the M O O N
(there's a moon in the sky, bow bow,
it's called the moon, bow bow)

Anything related to the moon, any kind of moon (BUUUTTT no explicit content PLS (hehe good joke)) you do you boo, the moon just gotta be somewhere in there.

This topic is running till the 15th of July. Can't wait to see more pretty works!
(from pretty people ^-^) 💙
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: turinturambar on July 02, 2019, 10:59:39 pm
Just wanted to point out that the moon has a very significant anniversary on 20 - 21 July, even if it's outside the submission window...
And while I'm here, a few weeks ago at Cardinia Reservoir I got what was probably the first decent photos I've ever got of the moon. Not sure it counts, though, because it predates the challenge.

Also, did anyone see Museum of the Moon when it was at Scienceworks earlier this year?  It was incredible (7 metres high!), as are some of the pictures on its website.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: laura_ on July 03, 2019, 08:33:53 am
M O O N
The stars loved
The moon so much.
They shone for her
Till they died.
But they never
Told the moon
That she was
The second choice.
They loved the sun
Enough
To let her drown
Them out.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Owlbird83 on July 04, 2019, 07:11:08 pm
Moon!  ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/7e4fFWI.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: milanander on July 04, 2019, 08:08:52 pm
"I love to think that the trees and the stars and the moon are all connected"
- Gloria Vanderbilt

(https://i.imgur.com/8IXGSmS.jpg)

Progress!
(https://i.imgur.com/28cOpxF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/d8gqP1X.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EAs0J3c.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: PeriPeri101 on July 04, 2019, 09:06:52 pm
hello everyone! new to this thread  ;D ;D

I really enjoy brush lettering and watercolouring, similar to Owlbird83's awesome post before!!

This is my one for the topic moon:
(https://i.imgur.com/6gJqRvM.jpg)

^^ a bit off skew oops !  ::)


one of my other attempts  ;D
I have been stalking this thread  ::) and this is one of my past late night doodles that I thought was relevant for emotions. I did it during exams, not that long ago. My anxiety got a bit out of control and I didn't really feel like I could handle anything. But this quote really spoke to me, we shouldn't let our minds have so much control over us. So I definitely think this falls under 'emotions'... although I may be a little late  :)(https://i.imgur.com/wWyInVr.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on July 12, 2019, 08:12:01 pm
Hello! We have 3 more days left of this topic (I feel it's been a pretty fantastic one so far) so if you wanted to pop in and give us another lovely work to admire, feel free!
Remember this is an activity meant for stress reduction though, so skill range or creativity levels don't matter as long as you're happy just doing you.

Here's my entry - it's a bit of a Yin-yang cross Mozilla Firefox piece, except it's meant to be a wolf haha. I was unpacking boxes at work and left with pieces of thin cardboard, and decided to recycle, so this is done using a piece of said cardboard, some trusty scissors and a sharpie.
(https://i.imgur.com/MdjGzD8.jpg)
(I just sketched it during a break at work so it's not the most realistic wolf but you get the drift :)))

The works so far have been absolutely amazing! Keep at it y'all! 💙 💙 💙
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Snow Leopard on July 12, 2019, 08:19:26 pm
"I love to think that the trees and the stars and the moon are all connected"
- Gloria Vanderbilt

(https://i.imgur.com/8IXGSmS.jpg)

Progress!
(https://i.imgur.com/28cOpxF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/d8gqP1X.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EAs0J3c.jpg)
You are a really skilled artist!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Erutepa on July 12, 2019, 08:47:14 pm
Here is my attempt at moon-inspired artistry. I tried using charcoal for this one (emphasis on the tried). It may have turned out looking like a kindergartener's crayon drawings, but here it is nonetheless
clicc here for free pizza
(https://imgur.com/BO8c33g.jpeg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on July 15, 2019, 12:18:58 pm
Hi all! Today is the day for us to switch over topics! Thanks for all of the fantastic entries for the "moon" theme. No, really, they're all good. I love seeing even just attempts. If you don't like what you did and still have the courage to post it here, you should know that it is highly appreciated, and that all art requires perseverance which can lend to the improvement and refinement of your skills. Keep practicing, and know that you're awesome for trying!

I thought I'd flip this one on its head today. So, instead of the moon, the rest of the month will be centered around the sun!

Theme from 15-31st of July: S U N

Enjoy creating! I look forward to seeing all manner of entries. 💙❤️☀❤️💙
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: laura_ on July 17, 2019, 05:20:08 pm
The bird tweeted from the cage.
As she flapped and flew.
Leaping and searching.
A frantic flurry of flapping wings.
She screamed for an escape.
Searched inside herself,
For something.
But instead found a pit,
A chasm of nothingness.
The silence inside herself was unbearable.
The darkness grew with every minute in that cage.

And just when that bird thought,
That the emptiness would consume her,
She took a deep breath.
She shut her eyes and existed in the chasm.
Fluttered her wings.
Reached deep within the abyss,
And found the sun.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: PeriPeri101 on July 19, 2019, 02:51:12 pm
my entry for sun  :D :D

(https://i.imgur.com/F2gogW6.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: milanander on July 28, 2019, 09:53:04 pm
Late entry hehe, I came across this really cool artwork of the solar system while scrolling through facebook and thought I'd do something similar:

(https://i.imgur.com/zablJRK.jpg)
obviously not a legit solar system but close enough :P

progress
(the background was already painted for me)
(https://i.imgur.com/XngkwQ3.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/3JoQsaT.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/KOOLGxq.png)

@Snow Leopard thank you so much!! :D
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Erutepa on July 31, 2019, 09:32:29 pm
Howdy Folks!
I will resume the role of Poet temporarily (have bought a wing, costume and everything for the gig).
The art for this fortnight has been amazing (as allways) - some really good poetry from laura, an amazing painting by milanander, and a very cool painting-poetry hybrid from periperi101. Good work guys!

For my submission (speaking now as a weird morphing of Erutepa and Poet) I have a collation of pictures and a piece of blackboard art attempting to simulate the style of bob ross. I must say I can honestly not tell the difference between bob ross' works and this on here though.

Here comes the sun
(https://imgur.com/SeZh1Zf.jpeg)
(https://imgur.com/wcZqTv4.jpeg)
(https://imgur.com/G7dQcKb.jpeg)
(https://imgur.com/PQCw67P.jpeg)
(https://imgur.com/FsHywML.jpeg)

And next week's theme will be...
FISHIES
This will end on the 15th of August.
Until then, happy arting!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: laura_ on August 01, 2019, 07:36:53 am
Little fish swim in shallow little ponds.
They lounge in the light, close to the surface.

Little fish let the sun warm their backs,
Grazing on the best weed the pond offers.

Little fish lie still as water washes over their bellies,
Letting the river take them where it wishes.

Little fish never EVER swim alone.
They certainly do not go exploring.

Little fish do not go chasing big rivers,
They don’t have adventures or go getting lost.

Little fish don’t go hurtling down rapids,
Getting sucked into the deep darkness.

But sometimes little fish wish they would.

Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: milanander on August 03, 2019, 11:45:02 am
Something different this time! ;D

My Chinese friend introduced me to the art of 'jianzhi' (Chinese paper cutting) a while back and it's so cool!

(https://i.imgur.com/TbU2xhx.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on August 11, 2019, 02:24:24 pm
/snip/

This is lovely, thank you for sharing it! You're so talented in provoking emotion through language.

/snip/

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(https://i.imgur.com/TbU2xhx.jpg)


This is beautiful! I've wanted to try jianzhi for a while but I'm too nervous of making a mistake haha - mad respect.

Hi! Sorry for the hiatus, anxiety can make posting pretty difficult sometimes.

We've still got a few days of this topic left to go, and I have 2 entries! Resuming the role of Erutepa temporarily, here's his adorable entry of a siamese fighting fish (beta fish):
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(https://i.imgur.com/0egUzX0.jpg)
Speaking outside of Erutepa, this was his first time using watercolour pencils; and, with not much experience drawing, I think we can all agree that this freehand drawing was a great effort.

And here's mine:
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(https://i.imgur.com/yx75zle.jpg)
It was also my first time using watercolour pencils (a lot more drawing experience though) and working together with Erutepa was motivating and a lot of fun. I'm a little annoyed because I won't have time to add white highlights on the fish before the topic is over, so he lacks the depth I wanted. But this has still been a good experience.

4 days till the topic is over. There's still time for more entries! Love you all. 💙💙💙💙
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on August 11, 2019, 02:33:13 pm
Beautiful fish (plural)!
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: milanander on August 12, 2019, 12:01:27 pm
This is beautiful! I've wanted to try jianzhi for a while but I'm too nervous of making a mistake haha - mad respect.
Thank you! Jianzhi does seem a bit daunting at first, I reckon it's good to start with something symmetrical first so it's easier to cut.

Btw, love that beta fish. you are such a talented artist! :)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on August 16, 2019, 05:21:51 pm
Topic change!

We'll have till the end of the month to complete this one. Time flies, huh.

So from today till September, the topic is going to be:
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Your Favourite Foods!
I don't think we've focused on this topic before, but I think it's a good one.

Enjoy creating whatever you like! ILY 💙
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on August 24, 2019, 09:43:48 pm
Burritos are an art tyvm

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(https://i.imgur.com/2oBAyCQ.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: milanander on September 03, 2019, 09:27:32 am
Oops, very late submission but I kept forgetting to post this!

I love McDonalds  ;) ;)
(https://i.imgur.com/DNfyZ1k.jpg)

original pic, sorry for low res
(https://i.imgur.com/lIgyhrv.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/lIgyhrv.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Joseph41 on September 03, 2019, 09:48:46 am
I wish I could draw hands as well as you can, milanander. Haha. Awesome work.
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: laura_ on September 04, 2019, 06:58:38 pm
Following on from Poet, here's my breakfast...

(https://i.imgur.com/SZeo4JL.jpg)
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: #justiceforbillyhargrove on September 30, 2019, 06:23:02 pm
When's the next stimulus coming? I missed it🙄
Title: Re: AN's Fortnightly Art Challenge!
Post by: Poet on October 01, 2019, 08:28:06 pm
When's the next stimulus coming? I missed it🙄
Hey! Good question. Considering the fact that it's the first of October today, it's time for a new topic right about now. Welcome to the forums, btw.

This next one is short and sweet. From tonight till the 16th of October, our topic will be:
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(https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/J-KV2Xwpo332CjFPeEJn1-VGCuk=/1484x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/HB4AT3D3IMI6TMPTWIZ74WAR54.jpg)
DOGGOS :D

Have fun creating!!! <3