Posts Tagged ‘zombie’

Dare of the Week: 013

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Sketch Your Favorite Avenger!

Hey Guys! I thought I would send you a little dare while you are on break just in case you were bored. I figured I should probably do this challenge while the hype is still fresh with everyone. I saw the movie and was totally blown away with everything, the effects, the writing, the actors….it was awesome! It completely surpassed all my expectations, especially since I read the comic as a kid and the movie adaptations always seem to fall short of the story/details. So, my challenge to you guys this…

Dare of the Week: 012
Sketch Your Favorite Avenger!

Avengers

And remember, once you are finished, post those sketches here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 012

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Draw a Monster
Hey Students!

This week we have a special dare that caters to your world right now: Finals Week. I know that finals week can be a terrible and horrifying monster that is only nearly rivaled by the Mid-Terms Monster and that can really stunt creativity. So what kind of solution can we come up with to battle that creative block? Well, how about a dare that helps you visualize what YOUR Finals Week Monster looks like. Make it scary, ugly, mean, sad, cute, fluffy, slimy, alien, dark, gruesome… it doesn’t matter! It’s your monster! Maybe making it cute will help you feel better about your finals!

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What did your “Finals Monster” look like???

Source File Here: www.cogswell.edu/picts/Monster.psd

I have uploaded the guidelines file (above) that the people over at Eat Sheep used to make their monster. I thought maybe having a similar “rig” would be fun to see how people fit the parameters with their monster. The only thing I ask is…FINISH YOUR FINALS FIRST, please. Good luck on all your tests, projects and papers! Can’t wait to see your monsters! (P.S. – I included some examples and even a video tutorial)

Monsters from Eat Sheep

And remember, once you are finished, post those monsters here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 011

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Hello once again readers!

Ok people, so this week’s dare is one that I personally have been wanting to do and I figured making it a dare would help me get to it. I have been on massive 8-Bit kick lately and have really always been a fan of the art style since I kind of grew up on the stuff. I also love photography, well, portraiture specifically. Also, with the age of social networking and the avatar craze, combining the two art forms is almost a perfect blend. So… this time…

Dare of the Week: 011
Do an 8-Bit digital portrait!

The guidelines this time are, no using Photoshop filters! I can tell and it takes away all the creativity from the dare, so don’t do it! Have fun, I can’t wait to see them!

8-Bit Portrait

And remember, once you are finished, post that 8-bit goodness here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 010

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Self Portrait

Hello once again readers!

So we took a little break from the Dare of the Week because everyone has been so busy. After a nice little rest I think we are probably all ready to get back at it again. I am going to ease us back in with a simple dare. This time around we are going to do a photography challenge! This one should be accessible by everyone, if you don’t have a camera, chances are you have a phone and that phone probably has a camera on it. So enough talking you into it, let’s find out what the challenge is…

Dare of the Week: 010
Do a fun or interesting self-portrait!

My only requirement for this dare is that it needs to be well composed! So put a little thought into it, maybe even take it into Photoshop and check all the levels? Who knows, it could come out better than you thought it would (below is an example of mine).

Dare of the Week: 010

And remember, once you are finished, post those final images here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 009

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Day After Tomorrow scene

Hello again Audience!

It’s time again for this weeks dare! I know this one is a little earlier than most but I couldn’t wait! I found this great little challenge on another site and I had to share it. This is another one where I supply you with a file and then you have some fun with it! So what is it this time…?

Dare of the Week: 009
Do a fun “Day After Tomorrow” scene with the file provided.

This is what the file looks like when you will get it. The checkered areas and blank so you can put anything you want in there, or anything you want inside the room for that matter! Have fun, be creative, go wild!

Source File Here: www.cogswell.edu/picts/DayAfterTomorrow.psd

Photoshop Challenge

And remember, once you are finished, post those final images here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 005

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Top 10 Study/Doing Homework Songs

Oh wow, I can’t believe its already time for the next dare! I was sitting and trying to come up with something a little different that ANYBODY could do and I think I have a good one. So here is comes ya’ll!

Dare of the Week: 005
Make a list of your Top 10 Study/Doing Homework songs!!!

The benefit to this is that you will be posting your lists in a public area, people will read them and could check you music that they might not have ever tried listening to otherwise. Post your lists here: http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 004

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Zombie's Dare

Hey guys and gals! I do believe it is time for the dare of the week. I am going to make this one a little more easy for people who don’t necessarily know how to draw. This time around you will need a bit more Photoshop chops. Once again, if you guys participate, I will too!

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Take a picture of yourself or a friend and Photoshop superpowers on them!!!

oh and please, when you are done, post them on the facebook for people to stare in awe at, here: http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 003

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Design a Hipster.

Time again my artistic friends! I have been thinking about this one all week and think I have finally come up with something cool. I want to first thank all of you who have participated so far, your drawings have been cool and rad and awesome all rolled into one. We need more people to show off their talents though, so tell your friends to post as well, they don’t even have to be Cogswell students! Tell you what, I’ll even participate in this one! Ok, so here it comes…. are you ready?

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Draw/Paint/Model/Sculpt a funny or cool Hipster! Haha! Do eet!!!

and remember, when you are done, post them on the facebook, here: http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 001

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Dare of the Week

Yet another new feature I am bringing to the blog is something that I am calling the “Dare of the Week”.

You see, we all need a little inspiration and push to get working sometimes and can be especially true when it comes to our personal work. I have heard many ways of going about keeping your creative juices flowing: 365 Days Project, Weekly Challenges, Daily Inspiration, etc. However, I have seen them work for a good chunk of people but the rest of us tend to dwindle after the first few.

What’s the reason for this? Well, I think its the wording used. Words like “challenge” and “project” have been used too often and in addition to that they make whatever is associated with that sound like “W” word: WORK.

My theory: Let’s get back to our roots as children. Let’s think back to when you were on the playground with your friends and somebody got a crazy idea, what was the first thing that someone said?

“I DARE YOU…”

And it always seemed to work! The best thing about it was that it wasn’t just to prove to your friends and everyone watching that you could do it, but deep down inside, you wanted to prove it to yourself.

So friends, this is my backhanded gift to you. A weekly dare. It’s going to range from easy to extremely challenging. Who knows, if we keep this up and get a good amount of participation, maybe we could get an area of the school dedicated to displaying the work. Let’s push ourselves everyone!

THIS WEEK’S DARE: Draw me something cute!

After you are done with your dare, throw it up on the Cogswell Facebook page!!! http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie