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28th-Apr-2009 06:48 pm
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:

takonotako imagined rig as a jar of Toadwax:

yunni watches too many cartoons:

This from the talented Thunderobot, (thunderrobot.blogspot.com):

channingkennedy needs to take his brain pills:

boktingen gives us 800 x 600 pixels of WTF:

inechi has a vivid imagination!

My take was a little more traditional:


Seven dudes, seemingly making out with air! Your job was to decide who was the lucky lady!

line_nutrients gave us these gruesome twosomes:

and this from eyepatchmcgee:

lies_and_theft is a postmodern genius:

mike_grizzleby has a more wholesome take on life:

megacoleman shows us how two little words can make all the difference:

chemlock has issues:

But nedroidcomics 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


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:

demongoldfish lends new meaning to the word 'P-R-O-U-D':


megacoleman flips the script on us:

anonomaly 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:


warsex offers up this howl from the void:

and queenvera is a fan of the 'Cinema Verite' approach:

I just kept to the brief and gave it an honest try:


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 Snax'n'Jacksons?

littleexplorer is a budding Andy Warhol:

nedroidcomics just earnt jill a whupping:

queenvera astonishes the world:

anonomaly is a smart-ass:

this from jamie_power:

megacoleman enters his blue period:

anonymous turns in this solid effort:

yunni is the next Frank Miller:

but chemlock knocked it out of the park with this:

As for me, I stuck to my guns.


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

yunni is a monkey who evolves into a robot, who knew:

spir7u is a pessimist, but an honest one:

boktingen is either a madman or a genius:

daphaknee misunderstood the question:

anonomaly is the lead singer of The Fall:

takonotako has a dark secret:

winzig is also a pessimist, but an honest one:

tropigalia has big plans:

[Bad username: chemlock's] body was never discovered:

secretions is a rabbit who aspires to be a slutty rabbit:

badmspaint 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


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?

jamie_power kicked off proceedings with this:

chemlock is the new James Joyce:

eyepatchmcgee 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"

ultrastefan took the creative approach:

megacoleman 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:


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!

28th-Apr-2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
what is so special about his yacht?

that is easy it is actually a rocket ship

28th-Apr-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Oh man, trust P Diddy
28th-Apr-2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
HOLY SMOKES - that portrait by chemlock is bloody amazing O__O
28th-Apr-2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
That boy hit nothing but home runs all week! See how inspired to make baseball analogies I am!

Edited at 2009-04-28 07:48 pm (UTC)
28th-Apr-2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Gosh this was so fun! Thanks for being awesome Mr. HJames!

I think my favorite contributers through the whole thing where Chemlock and Yunni. However, my favorite single entry was Nutrients' French Kissin' one. I still laugh looking at it after like the 5th time!

I'll probably make one or two more girls for the cats in hats challenge. Wow, that thread is going phenomenally!
28th-Apr-2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
It's a sensation, right!
28th-Apr-2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
you only put me in the hall of fame because i want to bone you
you want to bone me
you have good taste

all-time favorite would have to be queenvera's whoopi vagina
28th-Apr-2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Whoopi vagina! Sounds like something you buy at a joke shop
28th-Apr-2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yuss!! I'm in a hall of fame for the first time ever! And with such distinguished company.
28th-Apr-2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
Distinguished company, and then me and daphny
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29th-Apr-2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Draw a picture!
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29th-Apr-2009 07:20 am (UTC)
Fabulous, great show everyone!
29th-Apr-2009 11:53 am (UTC)
Draw a cat lady!
29th-Apr-2009 09:28 am (UTC)
I wanted to join in on some of these but I've been 1) sick and 2) awed by the amazing entries, seriously. I never thought anyone could top the ice-cream snogging but people did! Shows my lack of imagination.

I might still try to do a lady, just you see.
29th-Apr-2009 11:53 am (UTC)
Oh, please do!
29th-Apr-2009 11:17 am (UTC)
This is the best elJay I have ever come across! (flagged up by anonomaly). I am adding you though I know you not because I must follow your adventures in ART! It's beautiful!
29th-Apr-2009 11:52 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks!

You might wanna check the 'school drawings' or 'eric stories' tags, those will take you to the drawings I used to do for my kids when I taught elementary in South Korea
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