Ancient Statues

Contest Info

  • Started: 1/2/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 1/4/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 19
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Ancient Statues
Contest Directions: [ Ancient Greek Cycladic statues and figurines known for their smooth flat-faced style, look strikingly modern and inspired the works of 20th century masters like Pablo Picasso. ]
Nowadays many celebrities continue to be inspired by the ancient art - just like Greek statues they have no underwear on.
In this contest you are asked to add any modern elements to ancient statues. Give them modern helmets, gadgets, tools, glasses, sports equipment, modern clothes, paintjobs, etc.

Contest Info

    • Started: 1/2/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 1/4/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 19
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
19 pictures
  • Venus De Milo Wearing a Corset

    Venus De Milo Wearing a Corset
        • awsome execution here, my only point is how is she holding that bat, outside of that this still my fav entry, keep up the good chop
        • i like what you did! maybe without the bat is still the best, like the dress ( for me).
        • Probably the most interesting Venus de Milo I've ever seen. Fantastic work in many regards
  • Statue Wearing a Scout Uniform

    Statue Wearing a Scout Uniform
        • that is really one of the best works in the whole comp.
        • lots of work here...you just forget some shadow
        • very good entry! lots of work is an add!
          i was once a boyscout!
  • Statues Wearing Bikinis

    Statues Wearing Bikinis
        • awsome work, i just would like to see the ball as the rest of the statue's texture/material, but still great.
        • Excellent (I think the ball adding a splash of color adds to the presentation) Great job
        • nice idea...you just miss some shadow of the ball (specially near the feet - center)
        • great source! hey a new bikini on those one girl will outstand this entry. (for me)
        • congrats Katiekate! love your source, please may i know where to get this type of source pic?
          i really love those girl of yours. too ... y.
        • What is the name of the source statue you used and where did you find the image?
  • Statue Playing the Violin

    Statue Playing the Violin
        • Very colorful and visually impressive, Good show!
  • Goth Angel Statue

    Goth Angel Statue
        • Nice work and very good out-of-the-box idea!

          Author's comments got me gigglin'!
        • good edited version!
          but maybe a little blurry on the background to make the image(angel) standout more.
  • Venus de Milo Statue with a Hook Hand

    Venus de Milo Statue with a Hook Hand
        • Venus had got the hookup!

          Very realistic blend, good show
        • good source...my only comment is try to study where is the source of light came from, to make the shadow blend well to the image (specially the back light)
        • Thanks TigerPrincess for the shinny star
  • DJ Statue Wearing Headphones

    DJ Statue Wearing Headphones
        • Tis better to have your wires crossed than your cross wired.
        • iGod LOL Nice one Choco


          Very realistic chop, well done!
        • i really like what to did to the shadow...good job
  • Dressed Easter Island Statue

    Dressed Easter Island Statue
        • Great thinking !

          Forced perspective and clean combinations make for great presentation!
        • Thanks for the comments guys.
          Congrats Midian on the win.
          Both you and Nilo consistently create great work.

          I'm still trying to figure out the voting system here. I don't understand how a pic can receive an 8 and at the same time be close to being flagged and yet not receive any constructive comment(s) from the individual who is assigning it such a low score.
  • Gargoyle Statue Listening to Headphones

    Gargoyle Statue Listening to Headphones
        • Very artistic work. Painting looks absolutely real.

          Listening to Rock & Roll I imagine...
        • contrary to DJ Jesus? good job and coloring.
  • Britney Spears Statue

    Britney Spears Statue
        • Man oh man, even in sculpture that girl can't put on panties... *sigh*


          Looks like a photo!
        • the dress is a bit hard specially on the lower part...there should be a shadow in the legs under that dress.
  • Antique Statue Wearing Modern Clothes

    Antique Statue Wearing Modern Clothes
        • good composition...the only thing is the shadow of the dog, it looks like floating
        • agree with nilo comment. still nice entry!
  • Michelangelo's Statue of David on Vacation

    Michelangelo's Statue of David on Vacation
  • Statue in a Purple Dress

    Statue in a Purple Dress
  • Gree Statue Using Roll-on Deoderant

    Gree Statue Using Roll-on Deoderant
  • Keith Richards Statue Smoking

    Keith Richards Statue Smoking
        • cool but body have no shadow compared with head
        • nice source matching though the face shadow is too dark compare to the rest

          [Edited by User on 1/3/2007 9:52:38 PM]
  • Finger Sculpture With a String

    Finger Sculpture With a String
        • Good idea. Glad you went for it. Quality of the sourcepic however really hurts
  • Statue Getting a Pedicure

    Statue Getting a Pedicure
  • Atlas Supporting Google Earth

    Atlas Supporting Google Earth
        • nice idea...but in B&W image you should deliver the white and black area...try to use brightness-contrast
  • Statue Riding a Donkey

    Statue Riding a Donkey
        • this really need more in terms of presentation...(shadows, contrast, source matching) Don't hide with black background.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: A few miles from the resorts of Mykonos and Santorini, Keros is a repository of art from the seafaring culture whose flat-faced marble statues inspired the work of 20th century masters Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore. A few miles from the resorts of Mykonos and Santorini, Keros is a repository of art from the seafaring culture whose flat-faced marble statues inspired the work of 20th century masters Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore. Indeed, more than half of all documented Cycladic figurines in museums and collections worldwide were found on Keros. Now, excavations by a Greek-British archaeology team have unearthed a cache of ancient statues all deliberately broken that they hope will help solve the Keros riddle. When they were unearthed, the white marble shards were jumbled close together like a pile of bleached bones, an elbow here, a leg there, occasionally a head. During excavations in the spring and early summer, archaeological team found an undisturbed trove of figurines missed by looters who ransacked the islet in the 1950s and 1960s. They all had been deliberately smashed around 2500 B.C. The Cycladic culture a network of small, sometimes fortified farming and fishing settlements that traded with mainland Greece, Crete and Asia Minor is best known for the elegant figurines: mostly naked, elongated figures with arms folded under their chests. It flourished in 3200-2000 B.C., then was eclipsed by Crete and Mycenaean Greece. A group of broken figurines like that found this year is known from private collections formed after the looting. But for the first time, experts can now try to piece a story together from the subtle clues that treasure hunters destroy. Experts agree the figurines, which initially had details painted in bright colors, were highly prized in the early bronze age Cyclades, but still don't understand what they were made for. Some 1,400 have survived, although only 40 percent are of known origin, since looters destroyed evidence on the rest.