Wow. I just wrote a whole post and then lost it. Darn it. Here goes again…
THANKS to all the participants in this week’s contest. All of the entries were super exciting. The Challenge was to submit an MSPaint picture of a matador up against an angry purple hippo.
I received five entries total, so I’m going to try something a little different this time. MSPaint styles are very specific and repeated among artists. Using the images below, your challenge is to guess who submitted each drawing.
Artist #1 often times walks down the path of the abstract. I’m not sure what the thing in the upper right is… but I think it might be a disco ball. This one shouldn’t be too hard to guess because there are some returning themes from previous contests. Great job Artist 1!
By far the easiest to identify, Artist 2 has a very obvious style. Crisp curving lines and sharp color contrasts are typical for this artist. Great job Artist 2!
This is an amazing Hippo. The impressiveness might be the easiest thing to draw upon for this artist. Look for the common usage of the spray paint tool and the way that the artist makes the lines look hand drawn. This is a stunning picture. well done Artist 3!
This may be the hardest of the bunch to identify. I was informed by the artist that the entire picture was drawn in record speed with just the Round brush and Fill tool. The color choices might be the best way to identify this artist. Well done Artist 4!
This hippo is hilarious. In trying to identify artist 5 look for usage of the spray paint tool as well as general hilarity. This one might be tough too because I don’t know if i would say that this style is typical of his/her work. hmm. good luck on this one. Excellent work Artist 5! hilarious!
If you happen to know that a person participated, or if you know which drawing belongs to which artist through alternate means I would request that you do not participate in guessing for that particular drawing. If you submitted a drawing feel free to throw out some guesses for one or two of the other submissions!
Finally ,here are some references in your quest for artists. Each of the artists above participated in at least one of the following contests.
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