Archive for January, 2013

Week 51: Animal

Posted: 01/31/2013 in Operation Mission Briefing
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The theme selected for week fifty one of Operation Graphite will be: Animal.

Bears - David Colman

This week we will paint a wide stoke, covering the entire field of zoology for our non fiction themed entry. We will stay away from species in the Australopithecus and Homo geneses, but all other terrestrial or aquatic metazoa will be open. The level of realism is up to each individual in the corps. Cartoony or stylized, photo realistic or anatomically precise; any method of capturing a real creature is accepted.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, of an Animal.

All art work is due on Thursday 2.7.13. Submissions will be published the following Friday 2.8.13

Bear study by David Colman

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Week forty nine of Operation Graphite – theme: Transformers.

The robots in disguise are still popular today, not only with todays youth, but also with the adults who grew up watching these Autobots and Decepticons fight it out.

Contributing Transformers

bruku – Soundwave and Ravage

kalebschad – Megatron Must Be Stopped

Micah – Transformer

Shock – Limos for Arms

Thank you for contributing.

The theme selected for week fifty of Operation Graphite will be: Off Hand.

lefthand-rob

This week we can draw whatever we please, the only catch is we have to use our off, or non dominant, hand. So for most, you will attemtp to be a south paw. Myself, I will try and draw with my right, like the rest of you bastards. It will be frustrating, but we can all struggle together, then laugh at the results.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, using your off hand.

All art work is due on Thursday 1.31.13. Submissions will be published the following Friday 2.1.13

Off hand from the PHetch Blog.

Week forty eight of Operation Graphite – Theme: Portrait.

Crimeny Gee Willikers, nothing makes me feel as if my skills have atrophied more. I’ve regressed to a high school sophomore skill level in my attempt to draw a recognizable portrait. And yes, it has been years since I’ve attempted such a task, but it doesn’t sting any less to say I’m out of practice. It is just a reminder of a squandered talent. But we are here, were are drawing, and we will get better… again.

Contributing Portraits:

Alter Ink – The cat I live with

bruku – Dani

kalebschad – Anatomy Study

Shock – Dorn

Thank you for contributing.

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

g1-box-art

No matter how terrible the Michael Bay film adaptations were, no matter how bad the writing for the original G-1 series was, no matter how impossible it is for a show you were crazy about when you were 10 to live up to your expectations 20 years later, Peter Cullen’s voice will always strike me with awe. Even though the beings from Cybertron have appeared before on Operation Graphite, this week will be dedicated to The Transformers. The task is either to create an original Transformer, it could transform into anything from a Geo Metro or a Zamboni Machine; or you could depict a character from the classic G-1, movie, or Prime (which is actual pretty awesome) universe.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, of a Transformer.

All art work is due on Thursday 1.10.13. Submissions will be published the following Friday 1.11.13

There is something kinda awesome, and rather fitting, that Peter Cullen kinda looks like John Wayne too.

Week forty seven of Operation Graphite – theme: Destiny.

Without stepping in a big pile of causality, destiny might only be a label for an event once it has passed. Can something truly be destined to happen, not happen, come together or fall apart? Well, entropy insures that everything will fall apart, or at lease degrade. In the end, all one can really say about destiny with any certainly is that it’s a Swedish heavy metal band; maybe a bunch of other things too.

Contributing destinies

Alter Ink – My Destiny

bruku – Destiny

Micah – Destiny’s sibling: Despair

Shock – Locke and Kehee

Thank you for tempting fate.

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

don knotts illustration by Carlos Aguilar

To capture a likeness in a work is always a joy, and a challenge. Only when you try to capture someones look can you truly appreciate how subtle or unique an individual’s features are. This week the mission is to create a portrait. The portrait can be of anyone, family member, celebrity, or historical figure. What ever extreme of realism or stylization, and all the points in between are fair game; Photo realistic, Cartoon, Classical portrait or Caricature.

Please submit a portrait in the form of a drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media.

All art work is due on Thursday 1.17.13. Submissions will be published the following Friday 1.18.13

Portrait of Don Knotts by Carlos Aguilar

Week forty six of Operation Graphite – theme: Jules Verne.

Of all the stories written by Verne, apparently it’s the underwater journey that stirs the imagination most. Maybe it’s the idea of a sea monster inspired submarine, whose exterior is as monstrous as its interior is lavish. And then there is Captain Nemo, the complex and mysterious antihero. While trips to the moon, around the Earth, or deep within it are fantastic; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, is the story that seems too strike a chord with the Graphite Corps.

Contributing Aquanauts

bruku – Nautical Ned

kalebschad – 20k

Shock – Captain Nemo

Thank you for contributing

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

I_AM_YOUR_DENSITY

 

This week we will venture into stranger territory. Where most of the past themes have been literal, this time we will try a conceptual one. Is there a plan for us, is there a set path we follow? Some believe we are bound by destiny, and forced down its path for good or for bad. Others believe we create our own destiny, and any sort of predestination is akin to superstitious concepts like luck. Whether you believe in destiny, or set your own course, we shall take this abstract concept and visualize it.

Any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme, density… I mean destiny, is fair game.

All art work is due on Thursday 1.10.13. Submissions will be published the following Friday 1.11.13