The Carrara Challenge V: Movie Night --Winners Announced!--

evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,040
edited December 2013 in Carrara Discussion

And the winners are- Can I have a drum roll please?

... And the winners are…

1st Place: Stu Suttcliffe for Dragon and Cyclop, with 14 votes!

2nd Place: Stezza for Forbidden Donuts, with 11 votes!

3rd Place: Antara for Movie Night with Secret Neighbors, with 10 votes!

Honorable Mention: ncamp for Waiting.

Here is what the winners will get:
• Ist Place: 3 items from Ringo’s DAZ store AND a $50 coupon for DAZ3D items.
• 2nd Place: 2 items from Ringo’s DAZ store AND a $30 coupon for DAZ3D items.
• 3rd Place: 1 item from Ringo’s DAZ store AND a $15 coupon for DAZ3D items.
• Honorable Mention (selected by Ringo Montfort himself!): 1 item from Ringo’s DAZ store AND a $5 coupon for
DAZ3D items.


A special thanks goes to Ringo Montfort and to DAZ3D for their support in making this happen. Be sure to send
Ringo a thank you note. A link to Ringo's website page is posted
below.


Please be sure to visit Ringo’s DAZ store (http://www.daz3d.com/ringomonfort), where you can see what you
he has to offer - Michael 6 Sport Dynamic Hair, DP The Girl 6, Females Shaders Bundle, DP Carrara Master Collection Shaders and many more! And then be sure to thank DAZ and Phil for their generous donation!

Links of Interest:
Current Sponsor’s Store:
• Ringo Montfort's store: http://www.daz3d.com/ringomonfort
Previous Sponsors’ Stores:
PhilW's store: http://www.daz3d.com/philw
• Age of Armour‘s store: http://www.daz3d.com/age-of-armour
• DimensionTheory’s store: http://www.daz3d.com/dimensiontheory
• Dartanbeck’s store: http://www.daz3d.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=dartanbeck&x=0&y=0

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  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,040
    edited December 1969

    I know it's a few hours early, but I have to go to bed!

    If you have any questions you can post them in the WIP thread, or PM me if you need to.

    Please keep any discussion regarding the entries in the WIP thread to avoid clutter. Once voting opens, then you can feel free make whatever comments you wish to make in this thread.

    Thanks! :)

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,052
    edited November 2013

    Entry #: 1
    Entry Title: Forbidden Donuts
    Artist Name: Stezza

    Summary Description: Robby the Robot returns to the planet of the original movie to be annoyed by Marvin who is protecting the forbidden donuts which unfortunately the young lady ate! And now sleeps till the next episode. No postwork except for my sig.

    Link to one WIP : http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/479007/

    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects: Volumetric clouds, spline model and a heap of vertex objects


    Content credit list:
    Purchased and or Carrara items that have been retextured or used are:

    Genesis - retextured using freaky skins
    Vincents Hair
    Blank Boi - my own retexturing
    Silky Dress & shoes - retextured using freaky skins
    Uranus - from the Carrara Space Scene tab
    Carrara Terrain - modified and retextured using the free MC CProMaster shaders

    Everything else was modelled by me including robot, spaceship, building, donuts, donut box, comet, sign, marvin & stars :)

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  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,052
    edited November 2013

    Entry #: 2
    Entry Title: Proteus
    Artist Name: Stezza
    Summary Description: This little bit of work I have done here is based on a movie from the sixties.. where they had to miniaturize a sub and some people to get inside a body and destroy the spline modeller which had attached itself to the brain stem..

    It worked!! no spline models at all in this one

    No postwork apart from my sig.

    Link to at least one WIP Posting: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/490479/

    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects:
    Volumetric clouds... Carrara object clouds.. Vertex objects deformed by the magnet in the modelling room, Vertex models shaded into corpuscles, other objects with hair to create hairy things & 9 lights. Replicators were also used.

    Free items used:
    Proteus U-91035 by janitor from Trimble 3d warehouse
    Pilots from his Hurricane model by Neil Wilson at ShareCG

    DAZ Shop items:
    Carrara 8.5 Pro
    First Bastion Rolling Plains - I added a red shader to the texture and also added hair from the hair room.

    Content credit list:
    Neil Wilson
    First bastion
    DAZ 3D
    janitor

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  • PhilWPhilW Posts: 5,119
    edited November 2013

    Entry #: 3
    Entry Title: “3D Cinema: It’s almost like being there!”.
    Artist Name: PhilW

    Summary Description: A character from a 3D movie is found in the audience - or is it so realistic, that it just seems that way?!!

    Link to one WIP : http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P30/#476164#

    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects:
    Avatar figure is Genesis, sculpted with available morphs sets plus a custom nose morph done in Carrara, customized shader, custom Carrara hair, cinema seating done in vertex modeller, popcorn tub and 3D glasses done in spline modeller. Spotlight with gel and lightcone, additional lens flare. Custom shaders on all figures using InstanceRandomizer shader plugin currently being developed by Sparrowhawke (at my request).


    Content credit list: Genesis, Lorenzo LoRes, Loretta LoRes.

    PS. Special thanks to Head Wax for help in retrieving the file, without which this would not have been as good.

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  • GarstorGarstor Posts: 1,411
    edited December 1969

    I love this theme and look forward to seeing the submissions!

    I am not sure that I have the time needed to work on something myself - but I do have an idea in my head...

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,766
    edited December 1969

    Entry #: 4
    Entry Title: "They’re here! And, they want popcorn."
    Artist Name: Diomede64
    Summary Description: Child is watching the movie Poltergeist and an arm comes out of the TV, and green creepy-ness comes out of the closet. Of course, she offers the ghost popcorn. The image was made in two steps. The first step was making an image to mimic the old movie. The second step was to construct a new scene with the first render as an image on a modern flat screen TV.
    Link to at least one WIP Posting:
    Step 1 - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P60
    And
    Step 2 - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P165
    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects:
    Splines include: old analog TV complete, the frame of the flat screen TV, the rug (replicated), the walls, the closet door, and the cable TV box.
    Non-spline created stuff – pretty much everything else. The hair for both girls was made using the hair room. The nightshirt for the girl on TV is a vertex model converted to a conforming figure in Studio. The clothes for the girl offering popcorn were made by morphing the K4 and then defining new shader domains for the shirt and the pants. The arm coming out of the TV is a vertex model.

    Content credit list:
    Two The Kids 4s, available from DAZ.

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,766
    edited December 1969

    Entry #: 5

    Entry Title: Metropol-Oz

    Artist Name: Diomede64

    Summary Description: The evil city manager (Wicked Witch of the East) has asked his scientist to make a mechanical man to replace the workers of Oz. Rotwang succeeded in making the Tin Man.

    Link to at least one WIP Posting:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/

    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects:
    Splines include body parts for tin man, the light circles, the chair, the pentagram, the pedestal, and the walls . The spline body parts were combined with the “man” object and the “malehd” face from the object browser to make the tin man, then rigged and posed.
    Nonsplines include the plugs and wires coming out of the chair (vertex objects then rigged and posed).

    Content credit list: Two objects from the Carrara object browser = “Man” object and the"Malehd2” face.

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  • AntaraAntara Posts: 444
    edited December 1969

    Entry #: 6

    Entry Title: "Movie Night With Secret Neighbours"

    Artist Name: Antara

    Summary Description: The humans settle for the movie night, unaware that fairy-folk neighbours have been drawn to their windows to watch too. This image isn't what I wanted it to be, but it's all I had time for....

    Link to at least one WIP Posting:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/491304/

    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects:
    Splines object: curtain tie. The house has been morphed, the trees have been created/reshaped. Many shaders are my own, some specially created.

    Content credit list: One object from the Carrara's "Mesh Objects" - woman figure, with 3D Universe's Ranger hair parented to the head, Seashore House by Ken Gilliland, Dream Home living room furniture couch, AllenArt Free Antique Floor Lamp by Laurie Allen, Loft LCD TV from Loft Living Room by Richabri (Rick Bridenbaker), Nursoda's Koit and Puntik with their default clothes, leaves and flowers from various HowieFarkes packages, curtain is a free 3ds model from 3DBar.

    Process and Post: Well, process was pretty much throwing things together and then trying out lights and minor composition changes. Nothing special. Post is based on 2 renders, one with the glass in the window, the other with the glass morphed out. This was done to make sure I have all the render passes for the items inside the room as well as outside. Then I combined passes from both renders. I used the distance pass from the no-glass render to drive DOF blur, and used reflections passes from the with-glass render. I also used the index pass from with-glass render to create masks which separate outside world from the inside and affect them differently with things like color balance. Other than that, the modifications are just render pass intensities increase/decrease, i.e. intensifying the glow of the TV by duplicating the glow channel.

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  • ncampncamp Posts: 345
    edited December 1969

    Entry #: 7
    Entry Title: Waiting
    Artist Name: ncamp
    Summary Description:
    Waiting for the movie to start, waiting to grow up, waiting on a friend. Come into a grand old theater to see the a movie.
    Link to at least one WIP Posting:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P75/#477712
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P90/#479522

    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects:
    Movie Theater
    Seats Vertex Modeler
    Floors and Walls Primitives
    Columns Spline Objects
    Curtains Spline Objects
    Ceiling Spine Object
    Volumetric Cloud on Movie Scene for Haze

    Content credit list:
    Movie Scene
    Stonemason’s Derelict Corners Urban
    Stonemason’s MECH 2012 Enforcer
    Stonemason’s SkyBike 2
    StreetWear’s Rogue Sci-Fi Suit For V6
    DAZ’s V6
    DAZ’s and 3D Universe’s Ranger Hair for Genesis 2 Female(s)
    Ron’s War Elements
    Volumetric Cloud for Haze

    Group 1
    DAZ’s Aiko 3
    DAZ’s Aiko 3 Ponytail PP
    3D Universe’s Toon Scientist

    Group 2
    DAZ’s, DemonicaEvilius’, and Silver’s Izzy for Teen Josie (Modified Shader)
    DAZ’s, Valea’s Charm Hair
    DAZ’s, Bobbie25’s, and Sarsa’s Afternoon Heat Outfit for Genesis 2 Female(s)

    DAZ’s and FWArt’s FW Cassie for Teen Josie (Modified Shader)
    DAZ’s and Neftis3D’s Alanna Hair
    DAZ’s and Bobbie25’s and Sarsa’s Boardwalk Outfit for Genesis 2 Female(s)

    Group 3
    DAZ’s Aiko 5
    DAZ’s and Propschick’s Aldora Hair
    DAZ’s, Bobbie25’s, Sarsa’s Bow Dress and Boots

    DAZ’s David 5
    DAZ’s and goldtassel’s Crazy Locks Hair for Genesis Male
    DAZ’s, Bobbie25’s, and Sarsa’s Hitman

    Hivewire’s Dawn
    Hivewire’s Dawn’s Glam Ponytail
    Hivewire’s Dawn’s Skinny Jeans
    Hivewire’s Dawn’s Tank Top

    FWArt’s FW Eve (Young)
    Toulouse Genesis 2 Female
    Slide3D’s Vault Rustler Outfit

    ncamp

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  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,040
    edited December 1969

    Entry #: 8

    Entry Title: Eye of the Tiger

    Artist Name: Evilproducer
    Summary/Description: I've been in awe of Stu and his take on popular movie icons, especially his Ray Harryhausen inspired renders. With that being said, I blame Stu for inspiring me to do my own take on a classic Harryhausen scene. It's the climactic battle between Sinbad and the Sabertooth Tiger possessed by the evil Queen Zenobia at the end of the film, Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger.

    Link to at least one WIP Posting:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P150/#485701
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P210/#491895

    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects: I made the stairway/dias thingy in the Spline modeler, I made the textures for it by combining procedurals and my own image maps, I made the spear/polearm in the spline modeler, I made the pyramid in the spline modeler and converted to a vertex model to better paint it with the 3D paint tool, I made a custom procedural shader for the pyramid, I made the icicles in the VM, I made customized shaders for them, I customized made my own shaders for Sinbad's clothes, I added Carrara hair for Sinbad and the Sabertooth, I used a 3D painted map to distribute the icicles on the pyramid. I used two custom volumetric clouds.

    Content credit list: M4 by DAZ 3D, morphs++ by DAZ 3D, M4 Pirate by DAZ 3D and Ravenhair, and the Millenium Big Cat by DAZ 3D

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  • stu sutcliffestu sutcliffe Posts: 274
    edited November 2013

    Entry 9
    Entry Title: Dragon V Cyclops
    Artist Name:Stu Sutcliffe
    Summary Description: An homage to Ray Harryhausens' " 7th Voyage Of Sinbad "
    Link to at least one WIP Posting: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P90
    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects: For this I sculpted and painted the characters and "rockery" in 3DCoat. Also a little bit of " touch up" work in Photoshop.And a Blender cloud for the nostril smoke/steam.
    Content credit list:
    Carrara items I used were Fluffy Clouds and a few Aspen trees,trimmed to suit ( I think they were Aspen) And Carrara hair-y legs for Mr Cyclops.

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  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,040
    edited December 1969

    Just a reminder that submissions end at 11:59 PM, Monday, December 2, 2013 Utah (Mountain) time.

    Voting begins at 12:00 AM Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Utah (Mountain) time.

    It would be great to see some more entries, so if you're waiting for the last minute, it's getting close!

  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,040
    edited December 1969

    Entry #: 10
    Entry Title: Holocene Park
    Artist Name: Evilproducer
    Summary/Description: A humorous twist on a notable blockbuster, with a horrible scatological reference. ;-)
    Link to at least one WIP Posting:
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P60/#476993
    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P210/#493022

    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects: The movie screen, the seat backs, the light fixtures and the walls are all spline objects. The ceiling is squashed cup primitives. The lettering on the projected image is a spline model and not a text primitive. Please see the second linked WIP for a better description of it's integration into the scene. The caption was done in Photoshop as were the 2D graphics in the projected image.

    Content credit list: The dinosaurs are from DAZ's Predator Vs. Prey bundle and the skeleton is an old DAZ figure i was able to get as freebie somehow.

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,628
    edited December 1969

    Entry #: 11
    Entry Title: "The Creature from The Dirty Bathroom."
    Artist Name: headwax

    Summary/Description: Brian the elf, has an unexpected visitor as he settles down to watch "The Creature from The Dirty Bathroom."
    Link to at least one WIP Posting:http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31940/P195

    List of all created or significantly enhanced objects
    : Spline modeller made the movie box. There's some clouds in there for the smoke. Retextured the picture frame and the tapestry on the walls. (Credit to the Norwegian painter Munch's paintings "The Scream" and "Puberty"). Elf is a custom made k4 morph. His vest is a texture and displacement map directly on his chest.
    Content credit list: Age of Armour Studio Paris's bits and bobs (comes with great props highly recommended), Projector from sharecg, Interior is "Holidaynook' from here at daz, Teddy Bears are from Redhouse Christmas Carol, Creech is from Poser included content, Brian is dressed in Regency clothes from Daz, the Gothic Cross is by Poisen,

    Thanks to Evil and our wonderful sponsors Ringo and Daz for all the generosity of time and energy and prizes for this challenge! Magnificant job. :)

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  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 18,312
    edited December 1969

    Another month goes by and another month away. Bummer. I really had a cool idea for this one, too. Looks like some great entries in here. Good luck to all ;)

  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,040
    edited December 1969

    11:59 PM Utah time is approaching fast! If you have a submission for this challenge, make sure to get it in before the deadline!

    Good luck to all the entrants!

  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,040
    edited December 2013

    Submissions are now closed! Let the voting begin! Good luck to all the entrants!

    Heh! Just noticed that I've been calling it, Carrara Challenge VI, which is the Roman numeral for 6, when it should be, V.

    D'oh! :red:


    Why didn't nobody say nuttin'? :red:

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,628
    edited December 1969

    because we are all too polite :)

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 9,628
    edited December 1969

    well here are my votes

    Entry #: 1
    Entry Title: Forbidden Donuts
    Artist Name: Stezza

    Just love this one, it made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me hungry.... But seriously, great to see an image that makes me laugh but is also a fine piece of art. And I was impressed by all the objects stezza made, and the sense of atmosphere in the piece.

    Entry 9
    Entry Title: Dragon V Cyclops
    Artist Name:Stu Sutcliffe

    This is an amazing piece. Such a talented artist, particularly like the triangle composition drawing our eyes up into the clouds.

    The last is a toss up between Antara's fanciful image, it's got t hat beautiful glow, a warm fuzzy feeling, PhilW's had me chuckling, and Evil's holoscene park, in the end I picked evil's because it made me laugh loudest and was an interesting twist on the theme.

    Entry #: 10
    Entry Title: Holocene Park
    Artist Name: Evilproducer


    I thought all the images were wonderful, it was great to see them developing from concept to end product. If I was giving an honourable mention it would have to be shared between diomede64 and ncamp. Great stuff.

    Thanks to Evil for his hard work again and Ringo and Daz for their kind and generous sponsorship!

  • PhilWPhilW Posts: 5,119
    edited December 1969

    So many great entries that have amused and impressed me! It's been great seeing the ideas develop too. Very difficult to choose, but my voting is as follows:

    Entry # 9
    Entry Title: Dragon V Cyclops
    Artist Name: Stu Sutcliffe

    Entry # 7
    Entry Title: Waiting
    Artist Name: ncamp

    Entry # 1
    Entry Title: Forbidden Donuts
    Artist Name: Stezza

  • swordvisionsswordvisions Posts: 124
    edited December 2013

    Very tough decision because there are so many great entries.

    #6
    Entry Title: “Movie Night With Secret Neighbours”
    Antara

    #9
    Entry Title: Dragon V Cyclops
    Stu Sutcliff

    #11
    Entry Title: “The Creature from The Dirty Bathroom.”
    Head Wax

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  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,040
    edited December 1969

    head wax said:
    because we are all too polite :)

    Too polite, or didn't notice it either? :P

  • PhilWPhilW Posts: 5,119
    edited December 1969

    head wax said:
    because we are all too polite :)

    Too polite, or didn't notice it either? :P

    I for one didn't notice...

  • GarstorGarstor Posts: 1,411
    edited December 1969

    Getting the choice down to just 3 was tricky. I tried to focus on what I felt exemplified the theme and on what made me chuckle. Here is my final list:

    PhilW #3
    3D Cinema

    Nice element reversal. I also like that only one person sees the alien - is he just hallucinating? ;-)

    evilproducer #10
    Holocene Park

    Just a laugh-out-loud funny idea.

    Diomede64 #5
    Metropol-Oz

    Metropol-Oz is a simple scene but it really struck me because of the naming pun and the combining of two classic movies.

    I want to give shout out props to ncamp's Waiting. It is a fairly unique idea and it captures something we've lost with the movies...those older more opulently designed movie houses. Today's "googol-plex" cinemas can't hold a candle to the old theaters.

  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,040
    edited December 2013

    Garstor said:

    I want to give shout out props to ncamp's Waiting. It is a fairly unique idea and it captures something we've lost with the movies...those older more opulently designed movie houses. Today's "googol-plex" cinemas can't hold a candle to the old theaters.

    ncamps' rendr is really good and does capture the old movie theaters.

    I find it ironic, that some of the larger chain theaters go through a great deal of effort designing facades for their buildings that harken back to the old movie palaces, yet the theaters themselves are basic rooms with sound absorbing material on the walls and 12 speakers to make up for the craptacular acoustics. If you're lucky, you'll be in one with stadium style seating which means you'll get a higher back chair, an armrest that has a cup holder, and a higher step up between rows so the dude with the giant hat or huge 'fro doesn't block your view.

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  • DUDUDUDU Posts: 1,943
    edited December 1969

    As usual, it is necessary to make the choice of a criterion to be able to vote and because I affectionate more particularly the athmospheric aspect of a scene, for my two first choices, I did not hesitate so much but for the thirds place it was extremely difficult…

    Entry #: 6
    Entry Title: “Movie Night With Secret Neighbors”
    Artist Name: Antara

    For the atmosphere and especially for the emotional aspect of the scene (one feels the serenity and the satisfaction of the mother elf to see its child filled with wonder by television).


    Entry #: 11
    Entry Title: “The Creature from The Dirty Bathroom.”
    Artist Name: headwax

    For the atmosphere also and the symbolic of the composition (from my point of view!).

    I very lengthily hesitated for the third place because all have immense qualities!

    Entry #: 1
    Entry Title: Forbidden Donuts
    Artist Name: Stezza

    For the humorous side, the work of modeling and the beautiful render thanks to the light effects with the smoke.

    Congratulations with all !

  • stu sutcliffestu sutcliffe Posts: 274
    edited December 2013

    6,8,11

    Because , Fairies , Harryhousen , Projector.

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 13,766
    edited December 1969

    This was a very tough choice.

    Entry # 1
    Entry Title: Forbidden Donuts
    Artist Name: Stezza

    Entry #: 8
    Entry Title: Eye of the Tiger
    Artist Name: Evilproducer

    Entry #: 10
    Entry Title: Holocene Park
    Artist Name: Evilproducer

    I would recommend Stu for honorable mention.

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 7,052
    edited December 1969

    Great entries this month...

    my choices are:

    Entry #: 7
    Entry Title: Waiting
    Artist Name: ncamp


    Entry #: 11
    Entry Title: “The Creature from The Dirty Bathroom.”
    Artist Name: headwax


    Entry #: 5

    Entry Title: Metropol-Oz

    Artist Name: Diomede64

  • ncampncamp Posts: 345
    edited December 1969

    Thanks for the comments. If I can clean the theater up, I may release it as a freebie. Need to figure out what to do with the floor and ceiling shaders, since they were some of the DP's shaders.

    Great work from everyone. Picking just three was really hard, but here it goes:

    Entry #: 11
    Entry Title: “The Creature from The Dirty Bathroom.”
    Artist Name: headwax

    Entry #: 6
    Entry Title: “Movie Night With Secret Neighbours”
    Artist Name: Antara

    Entry #: 10
    Entry Title: Holocene Park
    Artist Name: Evilproducer


    ncamp

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