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Snape Art Contest

Sigune's drawing of Clancy
Have you ever dreamed of having your fanfiction illustrated? Not everyone is lucky enough to have friends who are talented artists, but do not despair! Now you can do it yourself! But you say you have no artistic talent? Bah! You’re not going to let a little thing like lack of talent stop you, are you?

Good. I’m glad you are willing to listen to reason. Where would the world be if only talented people were allowed to draw? If I can be courageous and illustrate my own story, so can you! I am about to show you how you can tell a story with paint, as well as with prose.

Accio Vocalion's Artwork!

I found this on sniv’s LJ and couldn’t resist trying it.




SNAPE ART CONTEST

PURPOSE:

To make me laugh and promote general silliness.

RULES:

You may only enter your own work. You may not ask a child to draw something for you. No cheating, now!

You may enter as many times as you wish.

The contest is open to everyone. I am hoping sigune might consider contributing something. She may find the concept foolish, but I bet her offering would be amazing.


THE THEME:

Paint a picture of Snape posed as the Mona Lisa. He has the hair and the proper coloring, so you’re already halfway there.

Bonus points for including the following:

1. Odd canon items worked into the background.
2. Placing an odd canon object in Snape’s hands (not a wand).
3. Do you think Snape would look good in a funny hat? Go for it! Just because Leonardo da Vinci didn’t put his subject in a hat, doesn’t mean you can’t!


PRIZE:

Greedy lot, aren’t you? Can’t the fun just be in the doing? The winner and/or winners will receive a poem. A discriminating winner may elect to refuse a poem. In fact, that might be for the best.

DEADLINE:

Submissions must be received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time on June 13th. The winner and/or winners will be announced on June 14th.

Good luck!

You may create your paintings here. It is against Art.com's policies to upload pornographic material, so please keep all of your submissions in good taste!

If you would like to view the real Mona Lisa for inspiration, click here.

Comments

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seaislewitch
Jun. 7th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
Pinapple Kisses
Not bad, Vocalion, not bad at all. In fact quite entertaining! At first I didn't know what that was in the middle--a cloud of halitosis...no...a behive...no...oh, a pineapple! Hooray! Okay, I will try to do it...prepare for silliness!
seaislewitch
Jun. 8th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
Re: Pinapple Kisses
Re: Pineapple Kisses - _vocalion_ - Jun. 8th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC) - Expand
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elliek_21
Jun. 8th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)
I'm laughing my butt off!!!!! I must try it!
elliek_21
Jun. 8th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
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larilee
Jun. 8th, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
It's a wonderful contest idea! Unfortunately, this does not work with Dragonspeak. I think I should get a poem anyway because you know I would enter if I could.


Boy, I hope she falls for that.
_vocalion_
Jun. 8th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
I didn't even think of that! Well, in that case, I shall appoint you to the judging panel.

(No, I didn't fall for it.) :-)
sigune
Jun. 8th, 2005 11:13 am (UTC)
Woa, a challenge!!
Of course I want to take this up... But, erm, does it *have* to be done in that amazing paint programme? I really cannot draw with a mouse - but of course if it's a requirement I will be obliged to try it :-).

Karina, honestly: I am a fan of your art. Is there humour in *everything* you do? It was great watching this!

You new avatar is ready, by the way. But maybe I should withhold it until after the contest :-)...
_vocalion_
Jun. 8th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Woa, a challenge!!
I started to reply, then clicked "post comment" before I was finished, so I had to delete and start over.

Anyway, as I was saying, yes, I think everyone should submit their entries using the same format, because half the fun is watching the paintings draw themselves. :-D

Ooh! I can't wait to see the new avatar! Please send it soon - don't keep me in suspense! And I'm glad you're taking up my silly challenge!
Re: Woa, a challenge!! - sigune - Jun. 8th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Woa, a challenge!! - _vocalion_ - Jun. 8th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Re: Woa, a challenge!! - elliek_21 - Jun. 8th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Re: Woa, a challenge!! - larilee - Jun. 9th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Woa, a challenge!! - seaislewitch - Jun. 8th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Woa, a challenge!! - _vocalion_ - Jun. 8th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Woa, a challenge!! - sigune - Jun. 8th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Woa, a challenge!! - _vocalion_ - Jun. 8th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Woa, a challenge!! - seaislewitch - Jun. 8th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Woa, a challenge!! - elliek_21 - Jun. 8th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Woa, a challenge!! - sigune - Jun. 9th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
seaislewitch
Jun. 8th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
Snape Receives Award
Severus Snape, Potions Master, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry receives Order of Merlin, First Class for Outstanding Contribution to the Ministry of Magic, Great Britain

Snape Receives Award

(The medal Snape is wearing features a very special amulet, which is a magical object.)
_vocalion_
Jun. 8th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Snape Receives Award
At last he receives the recognition he deserves! And, you managed to work in your trademark stripes!
elliek_21
Jun. 8th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
Try again
ok, here is an actual attempt to follow the rules. I would recommend speeding up the play on this one though.

Mona Snape...uh?

P.S. Don't look, Sigune!!!
seaislewitch
Jun. 8th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Try again
I like it! The background is especially good...sort of impressionist-influenced, I'd bet...
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perselus
Jun. 9th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
At first I thought, well, I can't draw on that, but once you start it's really fun to do it, so here's my entry ;) at least what I could come up with.

http://artpad.art.com/?ihsjdbmoojg

_vocalion_
Jun. 9th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
That was fantastic! I don't know how you did it, even though I was able to watch it on playback. Even seeing how it's done, I would not be able to do it myself. The only sad part is, I don't think the pictures can be printed out and saved. It would be nice to frame them all.

Thanks for dropping by and submitting an entry! If people enjoy this, I plan to make this a monthly contest with a new theme each month. Artpad is addicting, isn't it? I've played around on it all day when I should have been writing. :-)

Loved your ARB illustrations, by the way!
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Well done! - seaislewitch - Jun. 9th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Well done! - perselus - Jun. 9th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
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pinkcorsair
Jun. 9th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
Snape art.
I gave it a shot. Use a mouse to draw is a real bitch. But it was fun

http://artpad.art.com/?ihsyoqckil4.
_vocalion_
Jun. 9th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Snape art.
Nicely done! Thanks for dropping by. I don't know how you were able to write so neatly with the mouse. I can't keep my hand steady enough.
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atlantel
Jun. 9th, 2005 10:26 am (UTC)
larilee wrote an entry about your idea. It's very interesting. I wish I were not suck at art...
Anyway your little drawing is cute. And I love your icons too.

_vocalion_
Jun. 9th, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks, atlantel! sigune designed my icons. I hope you'll reconsider and draw a picture. The only purpose of this "contest" is to make me laugh and have some fun. You don't have to be a great artist. :-)
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sigune
Jun. 9th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
Yess!
Here, I contribute another one - my favourite so far:

Why Dumbledore trusts (Mona) Snape.

I failed to include any magical artifacts and the painting sadly lacks one of EllieK's dramatic skies (are your sky-services for hire, Liz?), but there is a compensation, I think :-).

_vocalion_
Jun. 9th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Yess!
That is just too funny! I love it!!! It looks as though Snape is having his own Burning Day! When the contest is over, I will organized everyone's contributions in a new post so they will be easier to find and enjoy. Thanks, Sigune!
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_grainne_
Jun. 9th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Erm...
What a fabulous idea, Vocalion! The ones I've seen so far have sent me into fits.

Watching mine develop may be about as exciting as watching paint dry (bloody touch pad!) but here goes... The thing in his hand is supposed to be a bludger bat.


Calamari, anyone?

And you can print them out! There should be a little printer icon at the top of the page when the picture finishes. Click on it and select your printer type. I printed out your "El Panpipe" last night!
_vocalion_
Jun. 9th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Erm...
Somehow I messed up my comment and deleted it, so I'll try again. I wish I could remember what I wrote. Anyway, that was so funny, especially the eye! You tell a clever and witty story with paint, too!

The links to my latest creations messed up as well, so best to let them go. I'll bore you with them by private e-mail. :-D
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_grainne_
Jun. 10th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
For your pleasure
A silly one (not that the other one wasn't) that doesn't count toward the contest. And yes, I have been shamelessly influenced by Sigune's Snapebrows and dimpled chin!

Slytherined!Snape
_vocalion_
Jun. 10th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
Re: For your pleasure
That's the spirit, Grainne! That is precisely the tone I'd like to set for this endeavor. Most excellent! :-D
Re: For your pleasure - seaislewitch - Jun. 12th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC) - Expand
_grainne_
Jun. 11th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
Utter dreck
But amusing dreck... Sorry, I just can't seem to stop abusing Snape today, so another non-conformity from me.

Makeover!Snape
_vocalion_
Jun. 11th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
Re: Utter dreck
Sometimes abuse can be fun - especially when it involves polka dots! It's very freeing in a way, isn't it? For Snape as well as us! :-D
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