JULY ILLUSTRATION CONTEST: INDEPENDENT
OK Everyone, this one is a little trickier than the last two. The prompt for this month's contest is: INDEPENDENT.
This is broad enough that you have to bring your own interpretation to the topic. There isn't one direction we are looking for. It can be simple or broad and you can choose how it plays out. I LOVE prompts like this because I have to dig deep with what I think the term means. This encourages very divergent thinking and the images typically come out a little more creative for it. I hope you find it rewarding.
Here's the specs: NOTE: Please put your real name AND svs forum name ON THE IMAGE. This saves us a lot of time in the end when trying to give credit. It also allows others to quickly see who did the work later if they grab your image for reference, etc.
One more big change: KEEP THIS THREAD FOR FINAL IMAGES ONLY. create another thread for work in progress pics, sketches, etc. It gets too confusing if it's all shown in one thread
-Post your final illustration in this thread
-One entry per person
-File size no more than 1200 pixels on the longest side
-Don’t forget to include your name AND SVS name ON THE IMAGE so we can give you credit!
-Only submit if you are OK with us posting your image on social media
-Post by July 31 at midnight.
-1st place: free one month subscription
-2nd runner up: SVS t-shirt
-honorable mentions: the chance to bask in the limelight
LePueblo last edited by
Wow this is a wide opened theme! I have just dozens of idees poping up !
I'm guessing the theme coincides with the month when we celebrate U.S. independence day Happy 4th!
Jose Ramos last edited by Jose Ramos
Here is my Independent illustration, hope you'll like it .
Nice one @Jose-Ramos, thanks for getting this going!
This is the first vision and purest form of 'independent' for me. Everyone has a child within us and I imagine her to be like this. CareFree. Independent. Happy.
@pn as a parent, this scares me to death! haha!
well now I have to participate after missing June.
Here is my entry into this months competition. It is what I had when I became Independent.
joliechevaun last edited by
Had fun with this one! Hope you can find Mr. Independent! I think it "screams" of Summer! Once the idea came to me , I had to "jump" right in. Okay okay I'm done. Enjoy! #thisislike4picturesinone
Eric Castleman last edited by Eric Castleman
Here's my entry for this month.
Submission for the July Independent contest. "Spread Your Wings"!
@eric-castleman This one made me smile, so creative-great job!
This is my, "Independence," submission. The flag of course is a symbol for sovereignty and independence. This happens to depict a scene from my local park where the flag guards a bench that is dedicated to the memory of a local military service member. Painted using the Procreate app.
@smithdraws Hi Joshua, This looks to me like an altered photo using a filter or painted on top of a photo. I would use this photo as a guide and create an image based on it. Using this as reference can solve many problems that a photograph like this has. Some of those things are shadows going too dark, too much contrast, strange things in the image like the path on the right, etc.
Eric Castleman last edited by
@lmrush That's nice to hear! I'm happy it made you happy
@lee-white Thanks for your critique. You have some valid points and I'll kee them in mind.
I do not really have time to do a color illustration....but the prompt inspired this image and I could not resist putting it on paper...so just a quick inking piece.
In case zoology is a long way in the past, the hermit crab finds and inhabits shells from other animals and often carries a sea anemone around in what is supposed to be a mutually beneficial relationship....
Sara Glennon last edited by
Ok, here is my 'independent.' I figured an ostrich wants the independence of flight most of all, so away he goes. I'm really enjoying participating in these prompts and forcing myself to get faster in the painting process.