Da Vinci 2012

Contest Info

  • Started: 4/26/2012 05:00
  • Ended: 4/29/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 28
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Da Vinci 2012
Contest Directions: On April 15th, artists around the world celebrated the 560th birthday of Lenoardo Da Vinci. Leonardo was not only an artist but also a great scientist, inventor and mathematician of his times. Some scientists say that Da Vinci was "Einstein of Renaissance".
To celebrate the 560th birthday of Leonadro Da Vinci, modernize his works any way you wish. Some examples are: include modern objects, sceneries, or people; merge his paintings with movie posters; commercialize his works by turning them into advertisements for modern products; turn them into billboards, etc. These are just some ideas. You are welcome to use Da Vinci's frescos and numerous sketches (e.g. Vitruvian man) in addition to paintings.

Contest Info

    • Started: 4/26/2012 05:00
    • Ended: 4/29/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 28
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
28 pictures
  • Modern Mona Lisa

    Modern Mona Lisa
        • Monalisa looks too pretty in this makeup, very well touches used near the eyes and cheeks
        • Hahahaha...now we know why Mona was smiling!
        • Well, there are too many fantastic Da Vanci chops in this contest, but this one tops them all!
        • Wow...Huba...huba biggins aren't they,great piece of art! Well done hidden!
        • Congrats PixJockey Better looking and imnproved Mona!
        • Pix your GOLD CUP runnith over lol congrats!!Jockey!!!
  • Zombie La Gioconda

    Zombie La Gioconda
        • Wow....this is totally awesome,great work hidden!
        • One of the winner entry here, every part of the pic shows the dedication toward the concept, like the nails color
        • Great work behind and the Zombie look to Mona is really scary, good job done on the skin color and the face blood
        • Fantastic Zombie well done hidden Great work
        • damnnn......something about that look...freaking me out....tat is scary ...nice work yoooo.....
        • Silver congrats AZ!
          Love the Leo's sig!
  • Alien with Pet Painting by Da Vinci

    Alien with Pet Painting by Da Vinci
        • You have to know the original painting...but excellent entry.
        • Great detail and well done with the alien look
        • This one is really cool, looks like you painted it by hand
        • TONS of work in this chop, and the remake is fantastic!
        • Gr8 remake...total change but still recognizable
        • Thanks all...adopt a pet gecko today, lol.
  • Scarlett Johansson as Mona Lisa

    Scarlett Johansson as Mona Lisa
        • This is really beautiful Classical Versus Modern beauty
        • Huba...huba,great piece of art! Well done hidden!
        • Congrats on the wood, Mandrak!
          Great to see you again!
  • Leonardo da Vinci Selling His Art

    Leonardo da Vinci Selling His Art
        • Not to worry Leonardo-you'll be rich after you die. Great concept.
        • Lovely work, fantastic details so clean and perfect
        • Great collection of Da Vinci, good modern background used., clean and good job done
        • Well Tried, Nice Collection of the Paintings
        • I love this...Leonardo as a street artist trying to eek out a living. Great concept.
        • hmmm....the only thing i can tell you is...when i saw the work i thought...damn..now why didn't i think about that ! Un Freakin' believable ! itss wayyy awesome !!! Its Inspiring WORK !! Thank You !!!
        • Freaking brilliant! Totally love this chop!
  • Alien Mona Lisa Painting

    Alien Mona Lisa Painting
        • LOL Like the way Mona is coming in an UFO and the Alien look to here is really amazing, good thinking
        • thats one ugly bitch ! LoL Nice work ! great work on the folds of her skin !!
        • Thanks, Newsy,vipez,balodiya,rajeshstar,eric and geriatric!
  • Da Vinci Digital Painting Tutorials

    Da Vinci Digital Painting Tutorials
  • Mona Liza With Sliced Head

    Mona Liza With Sliced Head
        • Nice cutting edge art in the Mona;s face, like the pigeon sitting there
  • Chopper Sketch by Da Vinci

    Chopper Sketch by Da Vinci
        • Wow, I made right brothers and made it
        • This really a great way to put the chopper in this chop really good job done looks so real with shadows beneath
  • Kenny G Painting by DaVinci

    Kenny G Painting by DaVinci
  • Smoking Mona Lisa

    Smoking Mona Lisa
        • Well done to display the change of habits to the change in time
  • Last Supper at McDonalds

    Last Supper at McDonalds
        • hmmmmm..... Yummy!!! I too loving it, and loving this chop good creative work
        • HA HA Party Time I'm Lovin it too.........
  • Snooki Mona Lisa Painting

    Snooki Mona Lisa Painting
        • Mona has the best smile ever and this is not lesser than that good one
        • Thanks, everyone. Guess you have to know Snooki to appreciate this.
  • Howard Stern Portrait by Da Vinci

    Howard Stern Portrait by Da Vinci
  • Stained Glass Mona Lisa

    Stained Glass Mona Lisa
        • The Coup D’E tat of the United States Press

          Red 'X' Society·Wednesday, March 1, 2017

          by Tracy Mapes

          SACRAMENTO,California--In America, it has long been held that there is a sacred bond between the United States Government, and the People of the United States.

          That bond is the unbendable document called the Constitution of the United States, and, as I am about to embark, this bond has been broken by the Corruption of Our Central Bodies of Government, Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Agency, and the Press.
          This means that while Americans have been kept busy with the non-essential, info-tainment of the Press, both Print and Broadcast, these bodies along with all key positions in the Government of the United States, have been subverted and replaced with loyalist Felons and Street Prostitutes as legitimate Journalists, Political Appointees, Judges, and even Entertainment Personnel.

          This means that along with the Silent Subversion of the 1st Amendment of Our Constitution, a facade of disinformation has cloaked the atrocity with unfounded fears of the necessity to increase the National Security risks assessed to convince the Citizens of the United States that loss of their personal freedoms, restriction on travel, and the production of “Fake News” in warranted to maintain the Secrecy of the Criminal Enterprise Our Government has become.

          I became aware of this situation in quite an unconventional manner.

          As I have described over the past 8 years, to United States Government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congress, the United States Senate, and News Media alike, without material response, I met over 150 Pimps, Prostitutes, and Individuals involved in criminal acts in the related to the before mentioned street crimes on the streets of Sacramento, California during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

          Since my involvement with these persons over a 7 year period, 2 of the persons involved in narcotics use and prostitution have become Presidents of the United States of America.

          With the addition of a First Lady, a Supreme Court Justice, State Senator, City Mayor, and County District Attorney of Sacramento, there are nearly 150 persons that have been placed, appointed, hired, or infiltrated into the Newsrooms of America.
          One could look at this as a miracle of some great proportion, but in fact, the pattern sings of racketeering, espionage, and the criminal manipulation of All Avenues of Control and Command of the United States Government and the Media.

          And, after engaging in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America ...I find this UN-Acceptable!
          The Red ‘X’ Society was formed as an Idea, to redress this wrong, and hold those accountable for this Horrific Tragedy of United States Government Miss-Management, and urge All Americans to display the Red ‘X’ until this matter is resolved in accordance with the written word of the U.S. Constitution.

          Red 'X' Society
  • Polo Players by Da Vinci

    Polo Players by Da Vinci
        • I totally love this one! Maybe you should have named it mixed media to give it more understanding. Great Job!
        • Yeah Nancy...these peeps just don't get using drawings with other media. I didn't think I had to spell it out...the horses are Di Vinci originals, the polo pics are mine.
  • Vitruvian Man - Rock Star

    Vitruvian Man - Rock Star
        • Great to include the guitar and hide that stuff please
        • Coool !!!! Bonus points for not censoring the man-meat lol
        • vipez, it was good enough for Leonardo, why should I censor. LOL
        • Hahaha, excellent!
          and welcome to the site!
          We do ask to cover the bare assets though - because as soon as you edit the original art it turns into some Not Safe For work modern art if it has some bare parts
        • Oh, I see! I like this one! And you did better than I did. Cheers!
  • Fat Mona Lisa

    Fat Mona Lisa
  • Vitrivian Man Censorship

    Vitrivian Man Censorship
        • Healed!! allowed. Freaky concept hidden very nice
        • Agreed, this censorship will always be there to promote general Viewership
  • Gioconda as Modern Girl

    Gioconda as Modern Girl
  • US President Mona Lisa

    US President Mona Lisa
        • Good merge of flag and putting Mona into the campaign is really good thought
  • Portrait of Octomom by Da Vinci

    Portrait of Octomom by Da Vinci
        • No comment but, you were brave to do this subject.
        • Cute job with cute babies, really like this chop
  • Earth by Leonardo Da Vinci

    Earth by Leonardo Da Vinci
        • great job the map over the earth's horizon really good job done
  • Leonardo DiCaprio sketch by Da Vinci

    Leonardo DiCaprio sketch by Da Vinci
  • Marilyn Monroe as Mona Lisa

    Marilyn Monroe as Mona Lisa
        • Quality work, but why the small image size?
        • I cannot control the size -- I use "Size for Web" and make it 350ish (usually comes out at 348kb) and that's what I got. I've read the tutorials on sizing and they don't seem to answer the why sometimes mine are so small and sometimes so large. Is it related to the dpi? These were a mix of sources, some small and at least one that was huge. The PSD file was 11.8MB when completed. Can you give me a hint as to what I'm doing wrong?
  • Howard Stern The Baptist

    Howard Stern The Baptist
  • The Last Supper with Dunkin Donuts

    The Last Supper with Dunkin Donuts
  • Last Supper at McDonald's

    Last Supper at McDonald's
        • all are eating Mac Value Lunch good cleaver job
        • Background is not clear the Mc Donald logo can be seen clearly. well tried though
28 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (born on April 15, 1452, in the village of Anchiano, near Florence - died on May 2, 1519, at Clos Lucé near Amboise, Touraine, France) – he was a great Italian artist (painter, sculptor, architect) and scientist (anatomist, naturalist), inventor, writer, one of the most prominent representatives of the High Renaissance art, a vivid example of the "versatile person". Leonardo is recognised in the subsequent tradition as a person who outlined most vividly the range of creative quests of his epoch. Childhood: Leonardo da Vinci was born in the village of Anchiano, near the town called Vinci not far from Florence on April 15 1452 at "at the third hour of the night", that is at 22:30 by modern reckoning. His birth was recorded in the diary of his paternal grandfather: "A grandson of mine, the son of my son Piero was born on April 15, Saturday, three hours into the night. The boy was called Leonardo and was christened by the parson Piero da Bartolomeo". His parents were a 25 years old legal notary, Ser Piero and his lover, Caterina, a peasant. The first few years of his life Leonardo lived with his mother. His father soon married a rich and noble girl, but the marriage was childless and Piero took his son into his family. Separated with his mother Leonardo was trying to reproduce her image in his masterpieces. He was living with his grandfather at that time. In Italy of that time they treated children born out of wedlock almost likerightful heirs. Many influential people of the city of Vinci took part in the Laonardo's destiny. When Leonardo turned 13 his stepmother passed away in labour. His father married again. Leonardo's father was 65 when he died; he was married four times and had 12 children. His father tried to introduce Leonardo to his family profession, but had no success: his son was not interested in the laws of society. Leonardo did not have a family in today's meaning. The word "da Vinci" simply means "(originally) from the city d Vinci" his is full name in Italian was "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", meaning "Leonardo, (son) of (Mes)ser Piero from Vinci" The Myth of Medusa-shield: In his "Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects" Giorgio Vasari wrote that once a worker from Piero's estate in Vinci asked Leonardo's father to recommend an artist to paint on a round wooden shield. Ser Piero took the shield to his son. Leonardo decided that the best image to paint would be the head of Medusa. In order to make the beast produce a proper effect, he used lizards, snakes, grasshoppers, caterpillars, bats and other "creatures" "out of the number of which, variously put together, he formed a great ugly creature, most horrible and terrifying, which emitted a poisonous breath and turned the air to flame". The result exceeded all expectations: when Leonardo showed the finished work to his father it frightened him. The son told him: "This work serves the end for which it was made. Take it, then, and carry it away, since this is the effect that it was meant to produce". Ser Piero did not give the work to the peasant, he bought another shield buckler from a peddler and presented it to him. Leonard's Medusa Shield was sold by Ser Piero secretly to some merchants in Florence, for a hundred ducats. It is said that the shield was passed on to Medici family, and when it was lost, the sovereign masters of Florence were banished from the city by rebellious people. In many years cardinal Del Monte ordered a painting with Medusa's head on it to Caravaggio. New talisman was presented to Ferdinando I Medici to celebrate his son's wedding . Verrocchio's workshop: Verrocchio's workshop was located in what was then the intellectual center of Italy, the city of Florence, where Leonardo learned the humanities, as well as he acquired some technical skills. He studied drawing, chemistry, metallurgy, work with metal, plaster and leather. In addition, the young apprentice was engaged in painting, sculpture and modeling. There were other students working in the workshop, such as Perugino, Lorenzo di Credi, Agnolo di Polo, Botticelli; the workshop was often visited by such famous masters as Ghirlandaio and others. Later, after his father sets him up in his own workshop, he continues to work for Verrocchio. In 1473, at the age of 20, Leonardo da Vinci is qualified as the master in the Guild of St. Luke. Defeated master: In the 15th century there were ideas of reviving the ancient ideals in the air. In Florentine Academy the best minds of Italy were creating a theory new to art. The creative youth spent time in lively discussions. Leonardo tried to stay away from the bustling social life and rarely left the workshop. One day Verrocchio was commissioned to paint "The Baptism of Christ" and asked Leonardo to paint one of the two angels. It was common practice in an art workshop of those days: a teacher created a painting together with his students - assistants. The most talented and diligent students got to paint whole fragments. Two angels, painted by Leonardo and Verrocchio clearly demonstrated the superiority of the student over the master. According to Vasari, stunned Verrocchio put down his brush and never painted again.