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Sketchlab Official Challenge #1 - Mascot

Discussion in 'Challenges' started by Coffee, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Coffee

    Coffee Administrator Staff Member

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    So, just because I can't draw and we just hit 100 members today in 7 days of launch (Congrats @kram76), let's get this first challenge rolling.

    We need a mascot for our little Sketchlab. Just a single pose is good for now I think.
    The mascot will (might) be used as a logo, Discord Server Icon, Announcements on discord and here in the forum.

    I'm sure you can come up with a lot better things than I can think of.

    Some keywords I like
    • Sketch
    • Sketchbook
    • Lab
    • Test tube
    • Pot
    • Witch
    • Hipster
    • Long Beard
    • Hat
    • Magic
    • Magician
    • Animal
    IDK. Some of them may sound random but that's what they came up in my mind.

    Let's run this challenge for a month until we start Inktober 2017.

    Keep it friendly, keep it classy

    ;)
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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  2. MikeWest

    MikeWest Member

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    Let's get ready to RRRRRRUUUUUUMBLEEEEEE!
     
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  3. AEBL

    AEBL Active Member

    What he lacks in creativity, he makes up for in character.

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  4. Vhalesa

    Vhalesa Member

    AEBL inspired me to draw a pen character, too.
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  5. Menes

    Menes New Member

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    An attempt was made

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    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  6. danielcotter

    danielcotter Administrator Staff Member

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    sorry, was just havin' fun. delete it if I'm breaking the rules <3
     
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  7. navidalvee

    navidalvee New Member

    those look really ripe :v
     
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  8. Karidyas

    Karidyas New Member

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    Where did you get that disgusting shower curtain pattern, it is truly magnificent in its hideousness lol
     
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  9. dave

    dave New Member

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    Well, there's the winner. Everyone can go home now.
     
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  10. dave

    dave New Member

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    Settle down kids, it's storytime. Once upon a time there was Dr Cat, a very smart scientist cat who also has a lab where he studies art. Dr. Cat set up a super top secret lab called "sketchlab" (which is also a patented lab btw) where he studies objective, scientific methods in which artists can truly git gud. One day he finally discovered how artists are gonna make it - it's called draw every day, grind your fundies, have fun (especially when drawing cats), believe in yourself, AND POST TO YOUR SKETCHBOOKS. Being a cat scientist for a noble cause, Dr Cat opened his sketchlab to any and all artists and scientific art researchers who want to reach art nirvana. And this is how we are where we are today. We're all gonna make it brah
     
  11. Karidyas

    Karidyas New Member

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    Rough concept with 3 different colour options. He's a little shapeshifting science experiment gone wrong, but he's cute as a button and he loves to draw! Tentative name: Goober, 3 different colour options.

    goober concepts 1 green.png goober concepts 1 blue.png goober concepts 1 orange.png

    Pros of the design:
    • Not too complicated so easily recognisable and reproducible, and easy to make emoticons etc with.
    • Cute, which is always a draw with mascots (no pun intended).
    • Very flexible as is just goo, so gives a lot of options for forms and scenarios.
    Cons:
    • Flexible form might make it difficult to make a style guide for, though I imagine he would favour a main form which I've tried to flesh out here.
    • Without vial or beaker it might be hard to relate back to "lab" of sketch lab, but mascots aren't always 100% literal so might still work.
     
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  12. Mono

    Mono Member

    A kneadable eraser with eyeballs.
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  13. dave

    dave New Member

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    The green one the green one! Blue can be mistaken as just water and orange looks like orange juice. Green is simply more sciencey, especially if radioactive neon colored.
     
  14. AEBL

    AEBL Active Member

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  15. Coffee

    Coffee Administrator Staff Member

    @Mono Why did you delete it? It's nice.

    Also, A few days remaining for Inktober to start. I'm liking all the entries so far
     
  16. Mono

    Mono Member

    I didn't delete ito_O
     
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  18. danielcotter

    danielcotter Administrator Staff Member

    Haha thanks, I was trying to generate a random texture, kinda hoping for something trippy looking. I used the wave filter in photoshop. It makes your image a soundwave or something, p. crazy. Had to tone it down.
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    Love your entry btw.
     
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  19. Karidyas

    Karidyas New Member

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    Hmm, wave filter... I haven't heard of that before, I'll check it out. A good tool for next time I need to make something eyeball-bleedingly chaotic. Thanks, and thanks for the kind words :D
     
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