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December 28, 2012


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UPDATE: there is a new end date, in stead of using a fixed date, this contest will be over, when I finish the drawing.  I will not post any WIP, so it could be this month, next month, end of this year, next year :-)

Almost end of the year, time for a new contest.  A lot of entries were posted for my last one, and I am at this moment busy at drawing the prices for the 2 winners.  So it's a good time for something different and new...

I have been working for about 3 weeks on my new drawing now.  Nothing on paper yet, but I have been creating my reference in Photoshop.  I call it 'Beauty and the Beast' for now, but that is just a working title.  

There is a big difference with my other work.  There I just use a photo created by fellow artists on dA.  For this one, I had an image in my head that would not be easy to find in a single reference.  Therefore I worked for already about 10 hours on creating my own, using multiple sources.
How did I came up with this image in my head?  I was influenced by a particular song from Phil Collins.

After listening to it, I decided to make a drawing about it, and I started thinking about the lyrics.  For me, it was about an 'impossible love', and therefore I made the connection to this fairy tale, about a beast and a girl.  Another image that I can remember from my childhood, was this television show about 'Beauty and the Beast', where the monster had a clear resemblance with a lion.

It didn't take long to envision the rest of the drawing, and I came up with an idea of showing a Lion's head in the top left looking down.  In the lower right, a girl looking up.  Between them, a dream, a vision, where they were hugging, giving themselves to each other.
Ok, a bloody nightmare to Photoshop and manipulate a lion and a woman in a realistic pose :-) but I am actually very pleased with the results.

Sooooooo, what is this contest about?  Below you can find the song I am talking about.  It's a link to YouTube, and this also displays the lyrics.  Do the same, listen to it, read the text, and try to form your own vision, and put it on paper.

If you have problems seeing this, and you want to enter, let me know.  I will send you a link that works for you.

- Only Traditional Art is allowed, no digital stuff.
- Min. A4 size or bigger.

- 800 points by :iconhyperiondreams:
- 800 points by :iconlilaeabluecoat:
- 400 points by :iconacjub:
- ( A print of my 'Beauty and the Beast' drawing A2 size ) *

* If this image will be made, you are never sure with me :-)

Only one can win, and get the points, and the print, so no silver or bronze on this contest.
I realize this is a though one, and I am expecting far less entries then my last contest, but I am really looking forward to anyone taking up this challenge :-) .


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alfredorf22 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll try it too!!!
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Great!! Looking forward to it....
BeckyDIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Depending on work load I think I'm gonna try and enter this Kris. Great idea!
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Great, looking forward to your entry
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Sounds interesting! I'll take part if I find time between other projects an my MA thesis :D
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I hope you will find the time....
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
I hope so,too :aww:
acjub Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure if I feel anything particular coming to mind when I hear the song. But I'll keep listening to it and I might get inspired :nod: I never like a song until I've listened to it a few times.
But I will donate a few points to the contest :nod:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Very sweet of you.... :viking-hug:
acjub Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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