Archive for November, 2012

Week forty two of Operation Graphite – Theme: 80’s Cartoon.

Alright Autobots, seems that Michael Bay can’t complete kill your love for artificial intelligences from the planet Cybertron. With these other animated characters to remind us of all the awesome cartoons of our childhood, lets waste the rest of the day watching the intros for these and other cartoons on Youtube, shall we?

Contributing Cartoons

bruku – Totally outrageous in disguise

kalebschad – Optimus Sized

shawnbrookwilliams – Dry Erase Cringer

Shock – Danger Mouse

Thank you for contributing

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The theme selected for week forty three of Operation Graphite will be: Perspective.

Time to venture out of Flatland and into the third dimension. Cityscapes and skyscrapers are usually the darlings for dynamic perspective subjects, but perspective doesn’t have to involve a metropolis, or even architecture. This week we will put either our one point, two point, three point, or if you dare perhaps even four point perspective to the test.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that uses dynamic Perspective. 

All art work is due on Thursday 12.6.12. Submissions will be published the following Friday 12.7.12

Week forty one of Operation Graphite – Theme: Heavy Metal Album.

For the past week I’ve been listening to nothing but Iron Maiden, Deathklok and Blind Guardian. When I close my eyes, I see an army of fire breathing zombie Mongols, riding skeleton rhinos charging towards me.

Contributing Metal Albums.

bruku – Gunner Knife: Paingiver

ErikBorreson – Shawn Williams has Unicorn Fever!

kalebschad – Death Gaze: Hell’s Ascension

Shock – Seppuku: King of Hell

Thank you for contributing.

The theme selected for week forty two of Operation Graphite will be: 80’s Cartoons.

I’m pretty sure for most of us here, the 80’s are where we spent our childhood. Back when Saturday Morning Cartoons were the most important part of the week, back when knowing was half the battle. This week we will bask into the wide spectrum of animation from the 80’s. One of the notable genres of animation from the 80’s were the action adventure cartoons. From M.A.S.K. and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors to the Transformers and Silver Hawks; there were no shortage of adventure cartoons to sell action figures. But there were still plenty of cartoony animated programs, from the obscure like The Raccoons and the short, The Cat Came Back; then there were The Smurfs, Snorks and Disney’s the Wuzzles.

Please submit your drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that is inspired by 1980’s Cartoons.

We are taking a week off for Thanksgiving. All art work is due on Thursday 11.29.12. Submissions will be published the following Friday 11.30.12

Week forty of Operation Graphite – Theme: Superman.

For a character who is often regarded as out dated, we have a good turnout of Supermen this week. No matter how boring some think the character is, nor how convoluted the multiverse story lines become, Superman remains hugely popular. Because like John Wayne and Apple pie, Superman is an American icon, one that even Kryptonite can not weaken.

Contributing Übermensch

alancheezy – Deep Thoughts

bruku – Man of Steel

kalebschad – Supearman

Micah – The Supe

shawnbrookwilliams – Superman

Shock – Single Bound

Thank you for stoping Lex Luthor… again.

The theme selected for week forty one of Operation Graphite will be: Heavy Metal Album.

While not all heavy metal albums resemble Frazetta paintings, the ones that do have a special place reserved for them in Valhalla. Some of the greatest album covers typically look like something from a D&D manual. Some albums depict wicked looking logos with lots of pointy edges and demonic imagery, the perfect thing to adorn the cover of a black magic codex. Other albums show demonic, monstrous, or comically heroic characters pushing the limits of badassitude. This week we will design our own Heavy Metal Album Cover. Come up with a badass name for your band or singer, then create your master work to sacrifice to the Dark Lord of Metal.

Any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme, Heavy Metal Album, is fair game.

All art work is due on Thursday 11.15.12. Submissions will be published the following Friday 11.16.12

Week thirty nine of Operation Graphite – Theme: The Undead.

This past week, the US Military admitted to training its soldiers for the Zombie Apocalypse. The official press statement mentioned the purpose was to imagine a worst case scenario, that ultimately would prepare soldiers for a future Terrorist attack or Natural Disaster. Perhaps that is all it is, or perhaps a vial of the Rage virus has gotten lose, maybe the Necronomicon is in the hands of our enemies? In what might be the twilight hours of the human race, remember these last words; remove the head, or destroy the brain. Fire, fire is good to.

Contributing Walking Dead:

bruku – Nazi Zombies

kalebschad – Undead

Shock – White walker

Thank you for feasting on your neighbors brains.

The theme selected for week forty of Operation Graphite will be: Superman.

With or without red trunks, the Man of Steel is the most iconic superhero on Earth. For some he is a symbol of the American Way; for others he’s a boring character, too powerful to be interesting. When written well, the last son of Krypton is an amazing character, but in the age where more realistic super heroes are desired, can Superman still be relevant?

Any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, of Superman or related is fair game

All art work is due on Thursday 11.8.12. Submissions will be published the following Friday 11.9.12