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Art Archive The Official Fan Art Challenge - April 2006

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by HanSolo29, Apr 2, 2006.

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  1. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 13, 2001
    Each month we will post up four topics on different themes that people can choose from. You can submit drawings, paintings, posters, collage, photo-manipulation... whatever you're inspired to do.

    Here are the previous Fan Art Challenges:

    [link=]March 2006[/link]
    [link=]February 2006[/link]
    [link=]January 2006[/link]
    [link=]December 2005[/link]
    [link=]November 2005[/link]
    [link=]October 2005[/link]
    [link=]July 2005[/link]
    [link=]June 2005[/link]
    [link=]April 2005[/link]
    [link=]March 2005[/link]
    [link=]February 2005[/link]
    [link=]January 2005[/link]
    [link=]December 2004[/link]
    [link=]October 2004[/link]

    This is not a contest, and everyone is welcome to post responses to this thread, regardless of whether you've ever posted anything in this forum. Please don't be nervous or discouraged, because all of us would love to see your fanart!

    Here are the topics for April:

    [hl=lightpink]APRIL FAN ART CHALLENGE:[/hl]
    (Special thanks go out AG88 for suggesting this month's topics!)

    Characters:Jagged Fel or The Rancor
    Scene:The Immolation Scene (ROTS) or The scene that best represents your favorite character
    Thing: Choose your favorite fan fic here at TFN and come up with the coverart for that particular story
    Fun:In light of Spring and Easter, draw a springtime scene with an object(s) or character(s) from the SW universe incorporated into it in some way.


    The Usual Few Notes:

    -Please post your images in this thread so we can have them all collected in one area, but of course you're also allowed to post them in your own artwork threads.

    -You can submit fanart for one topic, or do all of them. It is up to you.

    -Comments for everyone's artwork should also be posted in this thread. Even if you're not participating yourself, your comments are more than welcome.

    -If you have suggestions for future topics, please PM them to me or post them in the Artist's Lounge Social Thread.


    That's it. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of great artwork and hopefully we'll see some amazing pieces. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post 'em here.

    The deadline for this challenge is April 30th.
  2. Chilla

    Chilla Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 30, 2005
    Here's my submission:

    [link=]Jaina levitating a flower[/link]
  3. Vanyoda

    Vanyoda Jedi Master star 1

    Sep 13, 2004
    I haven't posted since the Xmas challenge,been very busy
    with school.Really nice work Chilla!! I'm posting two Easter
    pieces,the first an old piece from last year and the second
    a new animated gif avatar I just made that I'm using on a
    different site.
    (1024 X 768)

    New animated gif,

  4. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 23, 2002

    Ok, I don't know WHY LFL hasn't thought of doing Chocolate Yodas! ROTFLMA! [face_laugh] God that's hysterical.

    Love the egg/Vader Chamber too :D

    Chilla - Jaina and the flower is sweet :)
  5. Chilla

    Chilla Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 30, 2005
    Thanks, Vanyoda and PadmeLeiaJaina! [:D]

    [face_laugh] Vanyoda, that's hilarious! Big ROFL to your Vader in the egg. =D= Great work!
  6. odj_310388

    odj_310388 Jedi Knight star 5

    May 30, 2002

    Got a new graphics tablet today so I had to do something for this challenge. :p
  7. Boga-the-Magnificent

    Boga-the-Magnificent Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 13, 2005
    I love everyone's work. VanYoda, you are a genius! :D
  8. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 13, 2001
    Looks great so far, everyone!

    The chocolate Yodas are great, Vanyoda!

    odj, awesome line drawing of the rancor! :D
  9. Basement24

    Basement24 Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jan 1, 2005
    Chilla - Nice work, very spring-like. It's simple, but gives a very fresh feeling at the same time.

    Vanyoda - Haha, good stuff! I didn't click on what was going to happen with the animated egg either. I had to pass that one along to a few friends.

    odj_310388 - Nifty Rancor! Good stuff for a graphics tablet too. I'm never good at using them, but I think I might have to get one soon to try.

    My piece is the Immolation Scene from ROTS, but since it's actually one I had drawn just short of a year ago, I thought it was kind of cheating, so I created a new Immolation Scene piece. While it's not the ROTS scene, it is Vader in flames. Definitely a different tone to the whole scene from ROTS to ROTJ.

    "Anakin's Death"

    "One With The Force"

  10. Excalibur14

    Excalibur14 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 2, 2006
    Hey everyone...great stuff so far, I can't wait to submit mine, (don't know if I should do it in color or leave penciled.)


    Odj- Love the rancor. I think you did an awesome job with the graphic tablet. I found it tough to use when I first got mine, but really really cool.

    Basement- I'm a big fan of your work, and absolutely love the Immolation scene and its companion. The Funeral Pyre scene is truly awesome and I think you captured that emotion of peace in it.
    Really Awesome!

  11. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 13, 2001
    Very powerful stuff, Basement! I know this was your intention but those pieces compliment each other rather nicely. Nice job achieving that effect! =D=
  12. Giolon05

    Giolon05 Jedi Youngling star 3

    Nov 3, 2005
    I know I posted this at the very end of March in my own thread, but it was so perfect for the theme I had to bring it over:

    Daru on a nice spring day on Naboo:
    [link=]Full Image[/link]
    [link=]Hi Resolution[/link]
  13. Ryuuri-chan

    Ryuuri-chan Jedi Master star 1

    Jul 22, 2005
    Happy Easter !
  14. doctoryoda

    doctoryoda Jedi Master star 7

    Jan 18, 2004
    I've already seen that Anakin burning pic before. About two weeks ago :p
  15. Alley_Skywalker

    Alley_Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 27, 2005
    Hmm...hope no one minds if I just sorta jump in...

    Cover art for Never A Master by Luna_Nightshade

  16. latetowork

    latetowork Jedi Youngling

    Apr 3, 2006
    DarkStarDragon from March was great.
  17. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 1, 2004
    Very nice work everybody.

  18. academygrad88

    academygrad88 Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 6, 2004
    Sorry that I haven't been around lately. My computer was acting screwy so I couldn't do much painting until I got a new computer. I don't really like how this coverart came out, but the deadline is swiftly approaching and I am tired of working on it. This coverart is for the story Choices that can be read over at the TFN fanfiction section of this site: [link=]Choices[/link]

    It is a heartwarming story about Luke and a whole bunch of Mara clones. :p

    In this scene Mara just discovered that Luke not only had a Mara clone of his own, but he also impregnated her. She wasn't too happy. It is a PG rated fic, but very strange.

    I did use a photo for Luke's head, but everything else was created using either Bryce 5.5, Poser 6, or I painted it using Corel Painter IX.


  19. academygrad88

    academygrad88 Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 6, 2004
    Here is another fanfic coverart I finished today.


  20. FalconFan

    FalconFan Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 25, 2004
    Awesome offerings from everyone so far this month! =D= I think some of my favs are the Vader/Easter Egg (LMAO!), the Rancor lineart piece and of course, the stunning Immolation Scene (and its companion piece as well...sighs...). And AG88--you're the "Coverart Queen" now, I'm certain! [face_laugh]

    Here's mine: of Jagged Fel, although it's not just him...this is the sort of "book-cover" layout piece I started and finally finished last night. The ship is a Chiss Clawcraft, design by artist Jeff Carlisle--I found it with a search, fell in love with it and just had to include it in this piece (she's Jag's ship of choice, after all! ;) ). My reproduction of Jeff's ship isn't exact--I omitted a lot of detailing (...lazy...)--but it's pretty close! So--credit to Jeff Carlisle for the Clawcraft, and here it is:

    [link=]Jagged Fel[/link]

    Great stuff people! This is always a great place to look at all the wonderful creativity in our forum!

  21. BigFatty

    BigFatty Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 9, 2005
    I have actually have stuff that I can use to participate in a challenge!

    My first attempt at a Jag portrait:


    And a fanfic coveart I made this week:

  22. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 13, 2001
    I have a few issues to bring up before starting up the Fan Art Challenge for this month.

    First of all, I noticed a considerable drop-off in participation in the challenges for a while now. I'm wondering if you're just bored with the idea, if it's redundant or if you just need a break? If it is redundancy and bordom, what factors do you want added and/or changed to the challenges to spruce them up?

    Or if it's just too much right now, would stopping them for the summer then bringing them back in the fall help in getting interest back up? I know sometimes things get boring when you do them over and over again(like watching your favorite movie). To bring the excitement back, you need to put it down for a while then come back to it when your mind is fresh.

    Let me know what you think. :)
  23. ShrunkenJedi

    ShrunkenJedi Jedi Knight star 5

    Apr 26, 2003
    I don't know about anyone else, but my reasons for not participating this month were one, I was busy with school (easier to do it in the summer...), and two, I didn't really get caught by any of the categories.
  24. Basement24

    Basement24 Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jan 1, 2005
    I'm not really sure what to do to inspire more posts, but I do know myself I really enjoy the challenges. Sometimes I have 'artists block' and don't know what to draw, so this helps me out with an idea I might like to try, and never thought of on my own.

    I think summer would be a bad time to stop it though since more people will have more time on their hands. While I did participate this month, it was about the only piece I did draw at all because I'm just strapped for time right now. I like to draw and things like this keep me going! :)

    I'm wondering if maybe a voting system for what the piece of the month would be might help get people involved? It might defeat the purpose of the 'challenge' though...

    One idea might be to keep it pinned for the month it's running, then unpin it and let it drop down into the regular threads after the month is up. Sometimes it can be wiped off the main page pretty fast, so maybe some people are missing that it's happening, or just forget about it.

    I guess, in short, I just don't want to see the challenge go away. Keep it going is my vote! :D
  25. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 13, 2001
    Thanks for the feedback so far, everyone! This is exactly what I was looking for! :)

    I like Basement's idea of making the Challenge thread a sticky each month then returning it to normal at the end.

    Topics is another thing that I'm running low on as we go further with more challenges, so ideas are always welcome for that.

    Any other ideas before we move forward?
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