JULY CONTEST: WHEN SUMMER VACATION GOES WRONG.
This months prompt "When summer vacation goes wrong." is brought to you by @Will-Terry . How could a summer vacation go wrong?
Couple of details:
The contest is open to anyone. But the winners and runners up will only be selected from active SVS members.
Post only finished pieces here. Post WIP projects in their own thread.
Put your real name and forum name on the image somewhere (can be on a border if you like).
Good luck everyone!
cameroncole last edited by
Nothing would make a Summer vacation go wrong(er) than a flat tire during the zombie apocalypse. I appreciate all the great feedback I got from you guys and I took your advice and changed the color of the car.
I was apprehensive of posting first but I got some very gracious feedback and advice from a handful of you. I have seen nothing but positive and constructive feedback from the forum participants and that is awesome. You all are bunch of very talented and supportive folks. Thank you very much.
lou last edited by
@cameroncole It looks great! The color change of the car really makes a difference! I always enjoy seeing a painting that has a sense of humor to it. Makes me think of zombieland...a great film btw!
Pilonya last edited by
Here´s my entry for July, initially I made this illustration for the SCBWI DrawThis challenge, but I think it kind of fits here too.
Careless holidays can quickly end if some unwanted guests snatch your backpack..
I hope you like it!
Branden Brushett last edited by
@cameroncole This is pretty epic. Reminds me of The Last Kids on Earth.
Nathalie Kranich last edited by
Homeage to my Dad. Thanks to him, I have climbed up more mountains in my life than I'd be able to remember to count, and got lost miles from the correct turn in the trail many more times still. Back in the early 2000s when GPS systems weren't as advanced and convenient as they are now, and the loss of signal and misread of the map would lead to the occasional hickup.
Here’s my entry. Good luck everyone!
Bricz.Art last edited by
@Pilonya great image! I must say though that I wasn’t quite sure what was ‘going wrong’ when I first glanced at this. I came back today and read your post about the unwanted backpack snatchers and then realized the bunnies were the culprits. Initially it appeared to me as though they were just woodland creatures drawn to the beautiful campfire music and were coming closer to listen. Maybe if there’s any other way to portray thievery it would read a bit better. Possibly one with a backpack already around it’s shoulder, tiptoeing away while looking over it’s shoulder and another maybe dangling from a tree while reaching for another backpack, almost in a Mission Impossible manner, would really lend to the theme. Just some thoughts:) Thanks for sharing!
lou last edited by lou
I decided to go with the worst thing that could happen during summer vacation according to my daughter who loves gymnastics...breaking a leg and not being able to go and enjoy playing outside! This is a character I designed for my portfolio so I thought I would use her as the unfortunate individual for this piece.
Good luck to everyone taking part this month! Taking part in this challenge helped me push through the extreme 'ugly' stage on this painting...the thought of posting it a couple of days ago makes me shudder :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_cold_sweat:
Nothing like a deadline to make you work harder! Now i'm off for a nice cup of tea!
Here is my idea. Nothing says vacation gone wrong than finding out your travel brochure was a little misleading...
jennyeickbush last edited by
This is why it's so important to read reviews before renting a Summer house...
Gary Wilkinson last edited by
Can't even have a relaxing day building sandcastles anymore!
This turned out wonderfully - I really like this more painterly playful style .
Laurel Aylesworth last edited by
@Gary-Wilkinson This is so friggin good.
lenwen last edited by
@Gary-Wilkinson amazing! love this painterly strokes!
lou last edited by
@Gary-Wilkinson Fantastic! The sandcastle buckets on their heads is a lovely detail!
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