Alright, well safe to say Activity Week was a RESOUNDING SUCCESS
In fact, I'm blown away by how talented you all are, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how this Cats Wearing Hats collaboration is going to turn out. People are still submitting drawings to that, so I think I'm going to leave it open for five more days before I start putting them all together. Thanks to everybody who has submitted something so far, and if you feel like doing another one, be my guest!
(By the way, here's a drawing I didn't get around to using:)
Without further ado, here is the Activity Week Hall of Fame! I also had a go at each of the activities on my
own time, so I'll be slipping those in there too.
DAY ONE: "1961"
The challenge was to draw Rig, Stig, Ogg and Twig, four lads from the Merseybeat scene who were too ugly to be in the original Beatles! And that is saying something!
First up, this sterling effort from anonomaly
imagined rig as a jar of Toadwax:
watches too many cartoons:
This from the talented Thunderobot, (thunderrobot.blogspot.com):
needs to take his brain pills:
gives us 800 x 600 pixels of WTF:
has a vivid imagination!
My take was a little more traditional:
DAY TWO: "FRENCH KISSIN' IN THE USA"
Seven dudes, seemingly making out with air! Your job was to decide who was the lucky lady!
gave us these gruesome twosomes:
and this from eyepatchmcgee
is a postmodern genius:
has a more wholesome take on life:
shows us how two little words can make all the difference:
stole the show with this:
As for me:
Kim Kardashian has a big butt and Paris Hilton is a skeezer, THAT'S RIGHT I WENT THERE
DAY THREE: MAKIN' WHOOPI
A slice-of-life scene from pop culture history! We had to help Ted Danson finish his life-size model of Whoopi Goldberg. But who was the most help? And who was the most inadvertently racist?
First up, the very talented yunni
lends new meaning to the word 'P-R-O-U-D':
is DELICIOUSLY SATIRICAL:
flips the script on us:
by his own admission forgets the brief and instead draws 'Thom Yorke':
Anonymous's entry is pretty accurate to what I think Ted Danson would have really done:
offers up this howl from the void:
is a fan of the 'Cinema Verite' approach:
I just kept to the brief and gave it an honest try:
DAY FOUR: PICASSO SHE AIN'T!
Hey, it's popular videogame character Mighty Jill Off! That girl has it rough, huh! We had to help her paint an abstract portrait of her BDSM BFF, The Queen. Who were the Jackson Pollocks and who were the
is a budding Andy Warhol:
just earnt jill a whupping:
astonishes the world:
is a smart-ass:
this from jamie_power
enters his blue period:
anonymous turns in this solid effort:
is the next Frank Miller:
knocked it out of the park with this:
As for me, I stuck to my guns.
DAY FIVE: "OH, HEY, OLDER SELF!"
A twist on the well-worn meme! The rules are simple: Draw yourself now, and then draw what you want to look like in ten years! Bearing in mind, of course, that in ten years it will be THE FUTURE and jetpacks will be standard issue to all space-students at the Galaxy High School
is a monkey who evolves into a robot, who knew:
is a pessimist, but an honest one:
is either a madman or a genius:
misunderstood the question:
is the lead singer of The Fall:
has a dark secret:
is also a pessimist, but an honest one:
has big plans:
[Bad username: chemlock's]
body was never discovered:
is a rabbit who aspires to be a slutty rabbit:
badmspaints a sorry picture:
Alright, well mine needs a little explaining.
I guess the bespoke taylored halloween skeleton suit and Vincent Gallo shoes speak for themselves. The hair and beard are studiojfish
's, because as soon as I'm grown enough to grow a proper beard I am biting that style so fast he won't know what's what (sorry dude). The cup I'm wearing is a hypno-spiral which really revolves, powered by a battery pack strapped to the jock. The hairy chest is actually a bunch of swirls I drew on in marker pen and then had tattooed onto my chest. This is genuinely what I hope to look like in ten years. IMPLEMENT A PLAN AND YOU'LL SURELY RISE, AS PROMISED BY THE MAN WHO CONTROLS THE SKIES, to quote Pharrel Williams
DAY SIX: "POETRY CORNER!"
The blank page, nemesis of the creative, and symbolic of the most difficult day in Activity Week history! Our heroine Jill has to write a love poem for that mean ol' queen, but she didn't have any ideas? Did you?
kicked off proceedings with this:
is the new James Joyce:
makes me suddenly question whether asking my livejournal friends to write BDSM love poems was a good idea:
"Bound to your heart like a leash for a pup
My love overflows like wine in a cup
The sun does not shine and the moon does not glow
If by your harsh hand my flesh does not know
Aphrodite and Ares knew love and pain
Belong together as Eros from their union remained
Your whip and your boot Im unworthy to feel
Though i wish marks from both would never heal.
My Queen and desire my affections you scoff.
But I remain ever yours
Mighty Jill Off"
took the creative approach:
speaks the truth:
Thunderobot (thunderrobot.blogspot.com) likes ELO:
But my favorite comes from our very own daphaknee
, which I have taken the time to write out for her:
DAY SEVEN: "CATS WEARING HATS"
Alright, so as I mentioned I am offering an extension on this one for all those who didn't catch it the first time, or didn't have time to make anything, or for those who'd like to do another. The post is here:
I'm going to be opening it up to my deviantart and myspace friends, too, so we'll see just how many of these we can get. The response so far has been phenomenal, so please click on that link and have a look at what everyone else has done. I'm going to set the deadline at, say, saturday night. I'll post the finished collaboration the following day! I'll do some, too. Let's collaborart!
OK! High fives all round! If you'd like to have a go at any of the activities, feel free to do so in the comments to this post. Apologies to all those who didn't make it into the Hall of Fame, but the standard was PRETTY HIGH, dude. Stick around, though, because I will probably be doing this again!