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T Paul 10-01-2007 04:05 PM

October 07 Contest
October 07 Contest- Fright Contest
The art director has a Halloween project and wants the provided photograph turned into a character more appropriate to illustrate the provided poem. Make the background black. Do not add any text and do not create space for the poem. The graphic department will turn the photo and poem into a two page spread and add the poem later.

Download Image: Click here to download the Portrait image


Tonight she comes
Tonight she kills
Tonight she shares
Her death rattle thrills

Cold empty eyes
Cold tattered dress
Cold comfort flows
From her cold caress

Death does not care
Death does not give
Death isn't easy
She leaves me to live

Too late I love
Too late I fear
Too late I learn
We die alone here
Thanks to Sarah Lewis for use of her photo.

Prize: Donated by Thomson Course Technology PTR:



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1. Contest will run from 1 October to 24 October 2007. Deadline for entries is 5pm EDT.

2. I will not answer questions concerning the rules. Interpretation of the rules is as important as execution.

3. Tasks:

*Manipulate the provided photo into a character appropriate for the poem
*Black Background.
*DO NOT create space for the poem.
*DO NOT add any text
*Final image must be exactly 500 pixels wide and 750 pixels high.
4. When you submit your entry put your username in the filename (ie: tpaul.jpg). This is so users can save the images to a local directory and remember who did what--important when it comes time to vote.

5. Post your entries to this thread. Links will not be accepted. Please restrict your comments, questions or discussion to the September 07 Contest Discussion thread. Inappropriately placed posts will be deleted.

6. Only one entry per person. You can change your entry up to the deadline.

7. Voting will run from 25 October to 31 October 2007. Only those with entries may vote.

8. Voting:
* Submit the 5 best entries (by artist name) in order, starting with your favorite.
* You cannot vote for your own image.
* Once you have voted, you cannot change your votes.

Finally, please remember that this is a friendly contest and suppose to be a learning experience. Tips and suggestions to help others are highly encouraged. Also please don’t limit your comments to just the top 5 when you vote. Most members are eager for feedback about their images, so remember to help each other out. :jacko:

BobJones 10-03-2007 09:37 AM

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Here's my interpretation.

cazubi 10-03-2007 10:24 AM

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Here is my "cold" lady.


Gary Richardson 10-04-2007 04:18 AM

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Here's mine, at least I can vote now.

Looking forward to seeing some really imaginative entries.

grannysdc 10-05-2007 03:33 PM

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Hope this is OK.. :jacko:

I had fun on this one :wink:

jessibelle15 10-05-2007 03:44 PM

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Making people look creepy for a change was fun!

mikkimicole 10-05-2007 09:45 PM

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This is my attempt....


LonK 10-06-2007 11:17 AM

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Bring it on, darlin' :tongue:

Doug Colwell 10-06-2007 02:55 PM

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More of a basic instinct interpretation.

Cassidy 10-07-2007 01:06 AM

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Went for a more subtle spookiness

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