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Week 254: Armor

Posted: 02/01/2017 in Uncategorized
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The theme selected for week two-fifty-four of Operation Graphite will be – Armor.

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Alright, were done with the not so subtle jabs at the unfortunate choice for POTUS mk45. It’s back to basics, good old fashioned geekery. The theme is armor; it can be historical armor, fantasy armor, living things that are naturally armored, the modern military armor branch or even the metaphorical concept of armor. Whatever makes you feel save.

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

All art work is due on Friday, 2.10.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 2.11.2017

 

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Week two-fifty of Operation Graphite – theme: Troll.

 

Trolls come in a variety of shapes, sizes and temperaments. Some might only bother you if you tread to closely, some might purposely hunt you down, some are small and hide under bridges, some are huge and roam the frozen forests of Scandinavia. Either way, you probabaly don’t want to meet one.

Shock – Troll

Week two-forty-nine of Operation Graphite – theme: In Memoriam.

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We lost a lot of great people this year, and it was hard to pick someone to honor. It was hard to think up something too with a long week of artists block. Carrie Fisher’s passing was pretty major, but there have been no shortages of memorial artwork for her. Kenny Baker, another Star Wars Alumni also passed this year, and hasn’t had near the attention. Instead of portraying him in his R2-D2 tin can, I went with his character from another of my favorite movies, Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits.

Shock – Fidget

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

 

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

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-three of Operation Graphite – theme: Extra Terrestrial 

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Did you see, Arrival? it was pretty cool. A smart movie about radially symmetrical heptapods that give a new idea to both how aliens would look but also communicate. We tend to portray aliens that are similar to us for various reasons. Convergent Evolution is just one reason why this might actually be possible, however the possibilities of what sentient extra terrestrials could look like is perhaps beyond our comprehension and would very likely be determined by environments much different than ours.

Shock – Alien Cocktail

The theme selected for week two-thirty-one of Operation Graphite will be: Space Ghost.

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I skipped a week. Did anyone notice? Of course not.

As we decompress from the Halloween season, and have to take down all the skulls and goblins adorning our lawn. I figure we need a little cary over from the holiday season. Something to distract us from the next two months of Christmas shit. So how about a little Halloween, and a little Sci-Fi. It’s time for Spaaaaaaaaaaaaace Ghoooooooooooooost.

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

All art work is due on Friday, 11.11.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 11.12.16

The theme selected for week two-fourty of Operation Graphite will be: Nosferatu.

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Holly fun-sized snickers bars, Halloween is almost here! To wrap up this lovely month of Shocktober we will finish with some good old classic vampires. Weather you prefer Klaus Kinski to Max Schreck or Christopher Lee to Bella Lugosi, Vampires in cinema, specifically Count Dracula, is the grand daddy of all movie monsters. Don’t try to correct me, throwing Count Orlok in there. The name, Count Orlok was just a get around Bram Stoker’s Copyright, and that failed. The production was sued and all prints of the film were ordered to  be destroyed. One, and only one print of the film survived. Thought dead, growing stronger thought the years, just like our Orlok… I mean Dracula. Hey everyone, lets draw creepy vampires!

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

All art work is due on Friday, 10.28.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of Halloween.

Week 238: Slimy

Posted: 10/05/2016 in Uncategorized
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The theme selected for week two-thirty-eight of Operation Graphite will be: Slimy

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We continue with the creepy, the crawly, and now the slimy monsters and horrors one might imagine on Halloween. Oozing, puss filled monstrosities belching hag fish slime and bile. And just after you cleaned the carpets. Your lovely decor isn’t the only thing this blob of muck and mire will destroy. Even if you make it out alive, no one has figured out how to wash that crud of once you’ve been slimed.

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

All art work is due on Friday, 10.14.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 10.15.16