on the German forums website planeteternia.de, member Polygonus created a so-called "Clash of Styles" some time ago. I thought it would might be cool trying to start such a project here, too, so here I am.
The idea is to instantly contrast the different drawing styles of two users. One user challenges another, and the challenger starts the picture drawing his or her half of the artwork which means that he or she does the first step working on the first part of the artwork. This half mustn't take more space than half of the whole sheet because the second participant, the challenged one, has to complete the picture just the way he or she imagines it.
To send the first part of a picture to the challenged user, you can either put the sheet with your half of the drawing into an envelope and send it to the destined person, or (what's especially better in case of international clashs so that you don't need to send a picture overseas and pay lots of postage) you just send the destined person an e-mail containing the attached picture. I already took part at the "Clash of Styles" project on planeteternia.de forums several times, and the results were mostly quite surprising because of the individual interpretations of the challenged users. And it's thrilling to be challenged as you never know what you get! The fist part of the picture is a surprise, and the second, too, for it can give the whole artwork a totally different touch, leading your original imagination of the completed picture into an entirely different direction! In my view, that's the point making this project amazingly interesting!
To show you what I mean, here's an example - the first Clash of Styles picture drawn by German He-Fan and planeteternia.de member Polygonus, finished by one of the best artists ever - He-Man.org's "Bashasaurus" Emiliano Santalucia at last year's Grayskull Convention!
Polygonus' original drawing:
Emiliano's finished artwork:
By the way, the format of the sheets is A4 so that you can easier scan your pictures or completed artworks and print them if you want (or need to - if you received the pic by e-mail). Usually, the challenger scans his or her first part of the artwork after drawing it and then sends it to the person he or she has challenged. After receiving the sheet with the fist part of the artwork, the challenged user completes the picture and returns it to the challenger. The challenger, who is allowed to keep the finished artwork and become its owner, finally scans the finished artwork and posts it in the "Clash of Styles" thread.
I hope you understood the basic idea of this project so far. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
I hope we can run the Clash of Styles project together here on the .org! Let me know what you think.
For He-Man.org members who'd like to take a look at the German "Clash of Styles" thread on planeteternia.de, here's a link:
First of all, interested users post here. Then I'll list the names of all participants here in this thread. There are no special criteria to qualify as challenger; as soon as all participating He-Man.org members are listed, anyone can challenge each other. Anybody who's interested can participate anytime; "newbies" are always welcome! The more users participate, the richer in variety the project will be!
Besides, you can use anything you want for your drawings - pencils, biros, copics, and so on - , and all kinds of drawings are welcome - no matter if coloured or not! You can draw just the way you like to - the main thing is that you have fun!
Last edited by Sharella; September 16, 2012 at 03:29pm.
Here are some pictures I recently drew for the German Clash of Styles on planeteternia.de forums:
Challenging Polygonus with this first part of the picture:
That's what he made of it:
(The rebels are having a barbecue, and Bow is asking Kowl: "Another piece from the hip, Kowl?"; Kowl answers to him: "Yes, please! Delicious!". Catra watches the scene and quickly realizes that they're grilling and eating her longtime companion Clawdeen. She begins to cry and comments: "These barbarians...")
Challenging BornToulouse - my half of the artwork:
And here's the clash result:
(Hordak is very upset because the Goddess magically coloured his new creation "Cy-Chop" not as he expected her to do that...)
Challenging Saurod the Lizard - my part:
(This was a biro clash what means that we both drew by biros; the title of the finished artwork is "Kowl has a stomachache".)
Last edited by Sharella; September 16, 2012 at 03:28pm.