Archive for December, 2016

Week 249: In Memoriam

Posted: 12/28/2016 in Uncategorized
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The them selected for week two-forty-nine of Operation Graphite will be: In Memoriam.

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Family, friends and celebrities have all left is this past year.  Too many have left us too soon. Which death hit you the hardest? Who is going to take care of Gary Fisher?

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: In Memoriam.

All art work is due on Friday, 1.6.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 1.7.2017

 

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Week two-fourty-seven of Operation Graphite – theme: Galactic Empire.

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Did we all see Rouge One? There were some new Imperial wardrobes to have mix emotions about. Yes, they are the genocidal, white supremacist, bad guys, but damn if those are’t some cool outfits.  Actually, there was a, blink and you miss it, moment where you can see a rebel who has a black imperial scout helmet as part of his kit. So you can technically still enjoy the duds of the arch villainous, space nazis by harvesting their members and forcing them to relinquish their armor, before throwing them to the mind reading octopus. I’m looking forward to the future cosplayers who build hodgepodge armors for rebel commandos using parts of Imperial troopers. Because we can’t let the Mandalorians have all the customization fun!

Shock – Shoretrooper

 

The theme selected for week two-forty-eight of Operation Graphite will be: Krampus.

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Christmas is this weekend, and this year not only are Christmas and Christmas Eve on weekends, so are New Years and New Years Eve. Thus, no one will get extra days off from work, which is pretty devious. Speaking of devious, good old Krampus, the devious disciple of jolly old Saint Nick is the theme again. Leave it to the Germans to think up a child eating demon to frighten children into behaving.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Krampus.

All art work is due on Friday, 12.30.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 12.31.16

Week two-forty-six of Operation Graphite – theme: Sewer Monster.

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There’s a monster… in a sewer. Mission accomplished.

Shock – Sewer Monster

The theme selected for week two-forty-seven of Operation Graphite will be: The Galactic Empire.

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Rouge One hits theaters this week. I have only heard good things so far, and I am pretty excited. We’ve got Ghost Dog and Ip Man in a Star Wars movie, and that is pretty cool. This week we will focus on an unusual obsession with pop culture, the Galactic Empire of Star Wars. Now I realize that a cool set of armor and an awesome helmet are pretty tantalizing, but does it ever strike you as odd that so many people rather dress up as storm troopers than other characters? There is an entire squadron of fans around the world who painstakingly research and complete authentic uniforms and armor for the Galactic Empire, who for all intents and purposes, are space Nazis. One might imagine the draw to such bad assery would be stymied by the fact that those jingoistic troopers are enforcers for a totalitarian regime that controls the galaxy though fear and violence; but they I guess we would have to delve into human fascination with evil. In a fantastical space opera, where good and bad are clearly defined, the unquestioning shock troops who carry out all of the evil mastermind’s orders are the ones more people want to emulate? Why is that?

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: The Galactic Empire.

All art work is due on Friday, 12.23.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 12.24.16

Week two-forty-five of Operation Graphite – theme: Dune.

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Apologies for the late arrival, the guild navigator had a bit too much melange and the spice freighter ended up in a nearby dwarf galaxy.  But truthfully, I just wanted to pull out something better. Even though I had something this weekend, I did not like it. I don’t like what I have now, but I’m posting it anyways. This ongoing project isn’t about perfection, but I was hoping a theme I was really excited about this theme earlier, and hopped it  would inspire me to create something a little better. We will return to Arrakis again. It is the only place in the universe where the the spice is found.

Shock – Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

The theme selected for week two-forty-six of Operation Graphite will be: Sewer Monster.

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Now I suppose you could lump the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into this category, and perhaps even Vincent from the 80’s, Beauty and the Beast TV series would work. The idea was more for C.H.U.D. like grotesque subterranean creatures, but open themes open up the possibilities. What’s crawling around in the pipes under your street?

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Sewer Monster.

All art work is due on Friday, 12.16.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 12.17.16

Week two-forty-four of Operation Graphite – theme: Pirate.

Sorry for the delay, I had sloop of scalawags pursuing me since Tortuga. I had to unleash the big guns, and send them to Davy Jones’ Locker.

Contributing Sea Dogs:

shawnbrookwilliams – Pirate hook, Peg, Patch

Shock – Buccaneer