Page 1 of 11 123456 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 105
  1. #1
    Forum Moderator IamSam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,853
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)

    Holiday Challenge: Valentine's Day Feb. 14th - "Cupid v2.0"

    Valentine Challenge “Cupid v2.0”


    Without getting into the entire history of the celebration, Valentine’s day was associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it became an occasion in which love was expressed for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending handwritten greeting cards referred to as valentines.

    Even with heavy religious overtone, Cupid, a remnant figure from Roman Mythology, survives to modern day symbolism associated with Valentine’s Day.

    Cupid, the mythic God of love whose nature represents heavenly and earthly love, is often portrayed as using an arrow shot from his iconic bow to inspire romantic love.

    Challenge!


    It’s time to change the classic imagery of Cupid! In this challenge, Cupid needs a creative and innovative upgrade from his traditional form! TRADITIONAL CUPID

    You can depict your “Cupid” either by itself or in a traditional role of inflicting (some kind of) inspiration onto unsuspecting victims!

    Rules:

    Cupid does not have to be human and can be male or female.
    Cupid must have the iconic bow, arrow(s), and wings.
    No text. The image must tell it’s own story without text.
    (Please be tasteful with no nudity.)

    Deadline for this challenge is:
    February 14th, 2013.

    Midnight GMT.

    Last edited by ibclare; 02-11-2013 at 08:12 PM. Reason: title update and add GMT to deadline

  2. #2
    Forum Mod Hoogle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    7,965
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)

    re: Holiday Challenge: Valentine's Day Feb. 14th - "Cupid v2.0"

    Sounds like fun

  3. #3
    Former Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    On my desktop in Cornwall, UK
    Posts
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    re: Holiday Challenge: Valentine's Day Feb. 14th - "Cupid v2.0"

    Ohhhh..

    A new challenge. And it looks to be a good one.

    Congratz on winning Challenge 7 IamSam.

  4. #4
    Queen Bee ibclare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    10,845
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)

    Re: Holiday Challenge: Valentine's Day Feb. 14th - "Cupid v2.0"

    Actually, Inkz, no one has been announced on challenge 7 yet. I updated the title on this one since it is not one of the number sequenced challenges. This is a special holiday challenge, so actually no. 2 or for 2013, no. 1. And a very special one it is, dear to my heart, so to speak!

    Looking forward to getting Started on this Sam <rubs hands together> Ouch, burning. Was that a hot arrow hit them?
    Photoshop Gurus Site Rules

    3 Ps of PS: perseverance, patience, & play!

  5. #5
    Guru chrisix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    637
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Holiday Challenge: Valentine's Day Feb. 14th - "Cupid v2.0"

    "tasteful" damn, i'm out >_<

    Since I already got warned for my christmas card entry,
    I don't think this competition is really meant for me.

  6. #6
    Forum Moderator IamSam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,853
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)

    Re: Holiday Challenge: Valentine's Day Feb. 14th - "Cupid v2.0"

    Hoogle, My hope is that everyone will have fun with this one. We should see some pretty creative entries!

    Thanks Inkz, I knew what you meant.

    Clare, thanks for updating the title. I look forward to your entries!

    chrisix, On an absolute serious note, I genuinely hope that you reconsider. Would love to see what you put together!

  7. Likes Paul liked this post
  8. #7
    Queen Bee ibclare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    10,845
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)

    Re: Holiday Challenge: Valentine's Day Feb. 14th - "Cupid v2.0"

    First entry again. That's a sure sign that I'll lose!

    The Valentine Gift

    -valentine_gift-jpg
    Last edited by ibclare; 02-14-2013 at 03:08 AM.
    Photoshop Gurus Site Rules

    3 Ps of PS: perseverance, patience, & play!

  9. Likes IamSam, Roberta T liked this post
  10. #8
    Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    768
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Holiday Challenge: Valentine's Day Feb. 14th - "Cupid v2.0"

    Quote Originally Posted by ibclare View Post
    First entry again. That's a sure sign that I'll lose! Maybe it's being unemployed . . . time on my hands . . . too many chores so they get ignored of course . . . have to take pills for the backache . . . too much computer . . . chasing the mouse . . . addicted to Photoshop . . . it's Shoppers Anonymous for me tomorrow.

    The Valentine Gift

    Attachment 26879
    good start i like it , i have an idea in mind just trying to find the right pictures to put it all together

  11. Likes ibclare liked this post
  12. #9
    Queen Bee ibclare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    10,845
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)

    Re: Holiday Challenge: Valentine's Day Feb. 14th - "Cupid v2.0"

    The Valentine Gift Sources

    Source Pics:

    -sourcepics-jpg

    Sources:


    BG: caunos_antique_city_by_sacmaluk-d508iho
    Cupid Archer: archery_world_cup_4_by_marinshe-d3c5h5i
    Lady in Red SIlk: red_silk11_by_faestock-d4lsbsw
    Valentine Girl: Faestock_Rose3

    all the above from deviantarts.com


    Jewelry from various retail websites
    Last edited by ibclare; 01-25-2013 at 03:09 AM.
    Photoshop Gurus Site Rules

    3 Ps of PS: perseverance, patience, & play!

  13. #10
    Hoopy Frood Jessicayla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    834
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Holiday Challenge: Valentine's Day Feb. 14th - "Cupid v2.0"

    Working on mine now. It will probably be done tomorrow. Fun idea!


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About Photoshop Gurus
Photoshop Gurus (PSG) is a friendly community of designers and artists who enjoy all things related to Photoshop. PSG can consider itself one of the oldest Photoshop sites and has recently had it's 10th anniversary. We've come a long way and have every intention to continue supporting the Photoshop community. Photoshop can be an overwhelming program for beginners and that's how we try to help. We have a friendly forum, tutorials and all resources to help you understand this wonderful program. Feel free to look around and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Happy browsing!