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.Reference:youtu.be/V-rFXB-r2io
If you have problems seeing this, and you want to enter, let me know. I will send you a link that works for you.Rules:
- Only Traditional Art is allowed, no digital stuff.
- Min. A4 size or bigger.Prices:
- 800 points by
- 800 points by
- 400 points by
- ( 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