Bulb Heads

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/29/2008 18:00
  • Ended: 6/1/2008 18:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 30
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Bulb Heads
Contest Directions: Depicting a bright idea as a light bulb can be traced back almost as far as the invention of light bulb itself. However only recently media started using "light bulb as human head" idea, which turned out to be successful, or to say literally quite... bright.
Take any celebrity, politician, or animal, and replace their head with a light bulb. Here's a good example. Let's show what celebrities are (not) the brightest bulb in the box.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/29/2008 18:00
    • Ended: 6/1/2008 18:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 30
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
30 pictures
  • Bill Gates Has a Brainstorm

    Bill Gates Has a Brainstorm
        • This is original, has "substance" with a newsy theme, is not based on a movie / movie poster and includes original effects work on top of the multiple source integration. Did I mention I like it?

        • nice effect! love to see the broken bulb source too.
        • Very nice job !!! One of the best of this contest ! You couldn't make it better, the idea is fantastic !
        • I think it is the best so far. It's better than it need to be for publication.
        • awesome, it's priceless... i smell a POTD
        • Breathtaking work. Love the XP logo flying out.
          Congratulations on the gold and silver, Rain!
        • NICE!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON BOTH THE GOLD AND SILVER!!
        • Thanks all for the compliments

          It's been rumored the exploding brain syndrome happens when you eat too many magic mushrooms: see here
        • Still a friggin masterpiece, Mark. Very inspiring even 5 years later
  • Hillary Clinton Light Bulb Head

    Hillary Clinton Light Bulb Head
        • Looks like her political dreams flying away...!
          Great work!
        • Poor Hillary everybody's picking on her - well at least she didn't loose her flag pin like another Senator, who shall remain nameless.
          Like it. -
        • try to put some little broken glass from bulb just to add impact. it just my own opinion.
        • Awesome rendition ! The broken glass is well done, nice effects ! I like the way you just capted the stroke ! Great stuff dude !
        • Jealous of how well you did the broken glass. VERY nice!
        • Thanks all for the amazing compliments

          Thanks for the tip Allan. It does look better.
        • your welcome.
          Congrats for the 2win!.
  • Indiana Jones Light Bulb Head

    Indiana Jones Light Bulb Head
        • execution it;s so well... just asking... Why Osama there?
        • Needed to be hunting something, why not a rat in a cave
        • This is one of your best Hohouse, stayed 2nd place for a long time
        • LOVE it.
          The bulb in the hand is a nice touch.
        • Well done HoHouse you have worked really hard on this!
        • Should have got a woody but we didn't give them then. I just now got the Bin Laden thing hahahahahaha This was som good chopping D!!!
  • Uma Thurman with a Light Bulb Head

    Uma Thurman with a Light Bulb Head
  • Jedi Yoda with a Green Light Bulb Head

    Jedi Yoda with a Green Light Bulb Head
  • Barack Obama Bulb Head

    Barack Obama Bulb Head
        • i think change the GE logo to Obama would add points to you. and put a lit' reflection on obama's ear from bulb.
        • This is hilarious. Love the brains and reflections!
  • Bruce Willis with a Glowing Light Bulb Head

    Bruce Willis with a Glowing Light Bulb Head
  • Stephen Hawking with a Light Bulb Head

    Stephen Hawking with a Light Bulb Head
  • Al Gore with an Energy Saving Light Bulb Head

    Al Gore with an Energy Saving Light Bulb Head
        • ha! I like the "twist" get it? "twist" I swear I crack myself up. Really thought - I like the idea
  • The Light is On, but Bobody is Home

    The Light is On, but Bobody is Home
  • Hippie with a Light Bulb Head

    Hippie with a Light Bulb Head
        • Thanks christine, from 5 years later. Hahahha At the time I loved this chop but man have I come a long way since 08. I have done about a thousand chops since this one.
  • Ant Light Bulb

    Ant Light Bulb
  • John Travolta with a Light Bulb Head

    John Travolta with a Light Bulb Head
  • Man with a Light Bulb Fish Bowl Head

    Man with a Light Bulb Fish Bowl Head
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bulb

    Mr. & Mrs. Bulb
  • Obama Light Bulb Head

    Obama Light Bulb Head
  • The Illuminator Terminator with a Light Bulb Head

    The Illuminator Terminator with a Light Bulb Head
  • Edison with a Light Bulb Head

    Edison with a Light Bulb Head
  • Pope with a Light Bulb Head

    Pope with a Light Bulb Head
  • Politicians with Light Bulb Heads

    Politicians with Light Bulb Heads
  • Einstein Light Bulb Head

    Einstein Light Bulb Head
        • a vintage bulb would be best for this image
        • I was thinking since he came up with the formula for energy E=MC2 than he would appriciate the energy saving bulb!
  • Bright Bart Simpson

    Bright Bart Simpson
  • GE Lightening Bug

    GE Lightening Bug
        • I like the way you did the light inside the bulb. I wish it were a head instead of a butt. I would have voted higher.
  • Models with Light Bulb Heads on the Catwalk

    Models with Light Bulb Heads on the Catwalk
  • Dick Cheney Light Bulb Head

    Dick Cheney Light Bulb Head
        • I like that it looks so sinister. I'm trying to figure out what is reflected in the glass?
        • It was a news story a while back about what the reflection in Cheney's glasses was. It appears to be a scantily clad female, but no one has made a positive ID.
        • It's a hand holding a fishing pole. What you think are something else are actually knuckles. (It's actually easier to make out in the chop than the original photograph)
  • Obama and Hillary with Bulb Heads

    Obama and Hillary with Bulb Heads
  • Pope Benedict with a Light Bulb Head

    Pope Benedict with a Light Bulb Head
  • Woman with a Halogen Head

    Woman with a Halogen Head
  • Osama Bin Laden Bulb Head

    Osama Bin Laden Bulb Head
  • The New Mysterio

    The New Mysterio
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The history of the light bulb: During an epoch of antiquity, the Greeks had an oil lamp - a clay or metallic "small kettle" with oil and a wick which is passed through the kettle's spout. The lamp smoked many centuries because the lamp glass was invented only in the second half of the 18Ith century. In the middle of the 19th century, kerosene was obtained from petroleum oil and the use of kerosene lamp began. Simultaneously, inventors developed gas and gas burners made their way into their lives. Gas-drop lamps were especially bright. The incandescent gauze mantle made from refractory metals produced light in the gas-drop lamps. These lamps were used till the 30s in our century. Spirit-drop lamps were also used, in which the spirit was burnt to produce light. In 1802, popular Russian inventor Vasily Petrov made a tremendous invention. If the tips of coal cores are brought closer and a current is passed through them, then a dazzling arched flame, an electric arc flickers between them. In 1849, such arc lamps had been established on the Admiralty tower. However, coal cores burn and also it is necessary to move them constantly, which is not absolutely convenient. For this purpose, scientists came out with an excellent regulator. Simultaneously, the Russian scientist Pavel Nikolaevich Yablochkov thought of simply placing the cores close in columns and to place an insulator, which is not a current conductor, between the coal cores. In 1876, the "Yablochkov candle" conquered the entire world from America to Cambodia. At the same time, the first electric incandescent lamps - later known as light bulbs - by the American scientist Thomas Edison appeared.