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

There was a hope of having the time and inspiration to design a cool set of armor, or rendering some exquisite gothic plate mail or something. Even when there is a theme I can get behind, sometimes I just don’t have the drive to deliver what I original envisioned. Even though the armor is minimal, the Black Knight did serve as a quick idea to knock out quickly. All grievous bodily injury is taken seriously as the topic of armor has been resting heavily on my mind as of late. This weekend I have my first HEMA tournament, and my armor is a little lacking at the moment. My drawing time has recently become craft time, and I will see how well thick craft foam holds up to being beaten with synthetic long sword wasters. Something tells me I shouldn’t take any pointers from this guy.
Shock – None shall pass.

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The theme selected for week two-fifty-five of Operation Graphite will be: Rogue.

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I can’t even recall if I’ve ever played any sort of of game as the Rogue character class. I mostly ran out of ideas for Grey Op themes, and Rogue was the first thing that popped into my head. So…

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

All art work is due on Friday, 2.24.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 2.25.2017

Week two-fifty-three of Operation  Graphite – theme: Year of the Cock.


One of the odd things I’ve learned while working on this project is that I really like birds. Not just an appreciation for the fierce and noble raptors or for vibrant tropical varieties, but I’ve realized that I have a fondness for everything from big ugly turkeys to tiny spastic humming birds. Just looking at various chicken breeds was more interesting than I thought it should be. I fall back on the dinosaur as ancestors idea to kinda make it sound cool, but you would think flight would be cool enough for most. Don’t get me started on Corvid intelligence, it’s pretty amazing.

Shock – Red Jungle Foul Cock.

Week 254: Armor

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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

 

Week two-fifty-two of Operation Graphite – theme: Gangster

  
I don’t know why I always default to Batman. That’s just how my brain works, I guess. We are fascinated by gangsters, we simultaneously know they are bad, but admire their moxie and success. So what does it say about one Gotham City character who hides behind a prop? 

Shock – Scarface. 

The theme selected for week two-fifty-three of Operation Graphite will be: Year of the Cock.

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Yes, I realize “Year of the Rooster” is more friendly term, but violently vulgar “C” words are just so fucking fun to say. And lets be honest, 2017 being the Year of the Cock is pretty god damn appropriate. Also factoring the Chinese 12 year, Lunar cycle with the Five Elements of Chinese astrology, this is specifically the year of the Fire Rooster. I’m not making this shit up. Over a millennia ago, ancient Chinese astrologers predicted 2017 is when a Cock would try to burn everything down.

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

All art work is due on Friday, 2.3.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 2.4.2017

Week two-fifty-one of Operation Graphite – theme: Scumbag.


I was thinking about doing a lovely portrait of William Atherton, but time and initiative were not on my side. I’ve had enough scumbags on my mind recently, and couldn’t get very motivated this week. I think this generic guy might be a used car. I wouldn’t trust him. 

Shock – Discount Derek’s Auto Extravaganza 

The theme selected for week two-fifty-two of Operation Graphite will be: Gangster.

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Organized crime is a strange thing, there will always be those who glorify slimy, corrupt criminals. Perhaps there is an appreciation for success, or making one owns rules. There have been notable mobsters and gangsters though out history and fiction. Who is your favorite gangster, or the one you despise most?

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

All art work is due on Friday, 1.27.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 1.28.2017

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

The theme selected for week two-fifty-one of Operation Graphite will be: Scumbag.

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Scumbags, they are those narcissistic, thin skinned, bullying cesspools of moral bankruptcy. Yet on the other hand, they make great bad guys. They may not be as enjoyable as the charmingly sinister, evil geniuses, but it is much more enjoyable when they finally get taken down. Some great scumbags include that bag of dicks who shut down the Containment Unit, or that piece of shit who let the face huggers loose on Newt and Ripley. There’s also Gordon Gekko and most of the characters Bill Paxton plays. Man, the 80’s were a great time for move scumbags.

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

All art work is due on Friday, 1.20.2017. Submissions will be published the weekend of 1.21.2017