Gargoyle

Contest Info

  • Started: 10/17/2008 08:00
  • Ended: 10/20/2008 08:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 40
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Gargoyle
Contest Directions: As we are approaching Halloween, we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Photoshop this gargoyle image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are - dressing up this gargoyle, showing how it would live an ordinary life, designing a poster with this gargoyle endorsing some product or service, putting the gargoyle into some new environment, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to Claudia Meyer and Stock Exchange for providing the source photo.

Contest Info

    • Started: 10/17/2008 08:00
    • Ended: 10/20/2008 08:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 40
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
40 pictures
  • Real Gargoyle in a Rubens Painting

    Real Gargoyle in a Rubens Painting
        • Very artistic, totally awesome remake of the gargoyle come to life!
        • hits)))))))))))))))))))))))))))) congrats!
        • This was excellent, congratulations !

        • You all rock! Thanks so much.
          Does anyone else think this was a tough contest to judge, like me?
          For once I was stumped. That source pic was a challange! I mean the bottom half seemed like the sculptor went on lunch break, had a few beers, came back and thought, " Awww heck, I gotta do legs! Screw it, I'll just chip out some lines and nobody will ever know the difference." LOL Then the background was rather uninteresting and vague and I commend the artists that tried to fix that! In close-up photography where the subject is in focus and the background is blurred a general rule is the subject should command around 80% of the image surface. So boy did this source pose a challange.
          I bet some of you noticed that too and scratched your heads.
          This contest was really about who could boil the best soup from rocks and some turned out to be remarkable cooks. I am very pleased to be counted in that kitchen.
          Whomever came up with the source pic, awesome job. Make it tough and that will make us reach a little deeper for our magic.
          Now that this acceptance speach is finally coming to a close, I bid you all magnificent chops, good health and surprise fortune in your futures.
          Chop, chop... back to photoshop
          Thanks for the votes... glad you lked it
          Hits

        • congrats on the gold hitspinner. great cooking
        • Congrats Hitspinner, nice chop! I agree, this was a tough subject to work with. I guess that's why i almost elliminated it altogether.

          [Edited by User on 10/20/2008 3:10:58 PM]
        • Congratulations hitspinner! Wonderful work.
        • Liked the speech Hitspinner, liked the chop also...kudo's on winning a hard one
        • Love your description of the legs - too true!
  • Robotic Gargoyle

    Robotic Gargoyle
        • Nice, but the original gargoyle is missing, wasn't that the point?
        • You're right mayudream, so I included it just for you. Thanks for pointing that out.
        • too bad, i preferred your "futuristic G" without the ancestor.

          :/ just goes to show'ya can't please 'em all!
        • Beautifully done. The added little gargoyle" is a good addition I think - it shows the difference between old and new one. Congratulations on the silver, Wood!
        • I feel much better now Funky :0)
          Congratulations! And to GeneralP, I kinda did too, but it I felt it would have belonged in the Freak Show love, mud
        • Thanks everyone! I think I agree with newsy on this one. I like it better with the addition of the little gargoyle, but it shows grit to speak your mind mayudream. Cheers
        • Congrads! You are great!
          I saw the earlier comments on not including the source and paused for a moment. Gargoyles are I guess mythic guardians and what you illustrated captured the spirit of that, just fast forwarded a few thousand years LOL So I was well, yeah, I see their point, but...
          But you worked the source in and it's splendid so no worries.
          I have always been fond of mixed styles like you have going on here. Sort of the comic and the real. It's sweet when it works like this.
        • congrats on another amazing chop funkwood. great silver chop.
        • Congrats funkwood! I knew that this was yours... I think meantime you have found your own style and anyone here likes it. Anyone...? Well, I'm scratching my head about the lowballers - come on guys, this is much more than a 3, 4 or even a 5... only the idea itself is just awesome. Way to go, funkwood!

          [Edited by User on 10/20/2008 3:12:12 PM]
        • I very often scratch my head about the lowballers. I have seen so many "1" votes for chops that were great. I sit and wonder if it's just a person who takes joy in being nasty? Because I also see a lot of "10" votes on pieces that are seriously not. Pay attention. You'll notice the pattern of votes and players.

          BUT how this could get a 3 is just nuts. This is a wonderful piece of work.
        • Thanks aintchicken and tiredtom, i just try to do my best with every entry...and let the chips fall where they may.
  • Chocolate Gargoyle Overlooking the City

    Chocolate Gargoyle Overlooking the City
        • Copies on sale at Easter, see Newsy for details.
        • Love the cracks and the chocolate. It's a beauty! Congratulations on the bronze, peg!
        • Great work here. You know, I've never made that chocolate stuff... so I can still say hats off! Congrats peg.
        • Congrats pegleg, great work. I like the contrast between the smooth chocolate and the rough cracked stone.
        • Hahhahaha at Killerbee "Sweet chop" no pun intended.
          It is simply impossible for Pegleg to produce anything but a great chop. I have been watching and am really impressed.
          Congrads! More more more!!!
  • Gargoyle Bookends

    Gargoyle Bookends
        • Excellent adaptation of the theme in a comtemporary setting.
        • Where can I get these?? Didn't see them in Wal-mart
        • Smart work - looks natural. Congratulations on the wood, Ground 0!
        • Congrats on the bookends groundzero. nice work.
        • Very nicely done! Very believable. Congrads on the wood, GZ
  • Gargoyle Trading Cards

    Gargoyle Trading Cards
        • original too, not just the gargoyle over some other background. I like it!
  • Gargoyle Avenue

    Gargoyle Avenue
  • Paris Hilton with her Pet Gargoyle

    Paris Hilton with her Pet Gargoyle
  • Stained Glass Gargoyle Window

    Stained Glass Gargoyle Window
        • Truly impressive. Thanks for the tale of the source image - it adds a good spice to the feeling this work gives.
        • WOW!! Tremendous work here!! Just breathtaking!
  • Paris Gargoyle's in Winter

    Paris Gargoyle's in Winter
        • For my part? I'm really disappointed in our voters. I really think this one was excellent and should have done better. If it helps, I gave it a high rating
        • Thank you all, and MayUDream, thank you especially.
  • Gargoyle Comes to Life

    Gargoyle Comes to Life
  • Gargoyle in a Volcano

    Gargoyle in a Volcano
  • Gargoyle Looking Over a Town

    Gargoyle Looking Over a Town
  • Gargoyle Listening to His Master's Voice

    Gargoyle Listening to His Master's Voice
  • Gargoyle Open Air Movie

    Gargoyle Open Air Movie
  • Gargoyle at Armageddon

    Gargoyle at Armageddon
  • Gargoyle with Linda Blair

    Gargoyle with Linda Blair
        • Here is another one where I'm at a loss on voting. This deserved much higher marks in my opinion...but, then, that's just my opinion I guess.
          But, I think it is great
        • Well, in a way I am not surprised at all.
          This chop was an afterthought and a quickie.
          The source image reminded me of some demonic figurines in the Exorcist film.
          The truth is, I couldn't wait to finish this creepy chop just so I could stop looking at it. LOL Truth! Yesterday I modified the blue values into the teal/green band and it's even worse. It's just too creepy and I think people reject that.
          When you think about it, Linda Blair could barely milk anything out of her career after the Exorcist other than small parts and I think that is directly related to when people see her they are reminded of some really terrifying images and a dark place they unconsciously forbid their minds to go.
          I dunno, but that explanination works for me.
          Then there is "taste" to consider LOL

          Anyway BOO! Bwhahhaahahahah

          Thanks for the comments OOOO ...

  • Batman with a Gargoyle

    Batman with a Gargoyle
  • Gargolye Throwing a Baby Off a Building

    Gargolye Throwing a Baby Off a Building
  • Gargoyle's Watching Armageddon

    Gargoyle's Watching Armageddon
  • Gargoyles at Notre Dame

    Gargoyles at Notre Dame
  • Gargoyle Eating an Arm in a Graveyard

    Gargoyle Eating an Arm in a Graveyard
  • Gargolyes Playing Cards

    Gargolyes Playing Cards
  • Gargoyle Watching a Baseball Game

    Gargoyle Watching a Baseball Game
  • Forest Gump & a Gargoyle

    Forest Gump & a Gargoyle
  • Gargoyle Changeling in Paris

    Gargoyle Changeling in Paris
  • Gargoyle Conversation

    Gargoyle Conversation
  • Gargoyle in Global Warming

    Gargoyle in Global Warming
        • I don't think the reflection in the water is correct. might look better without the speech bubble.
        • hmmm, I thought the speech bubble and the reflection were the whole idea??? no??
        • 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
          sacramentovalleynews.com
  • Gargoyle Throwing a Friend Off a Building

    Gargoyle Throwing a Friend Off a Building
  • Gargoyle in a Storm

    Gargoyle in a Storm
  • Flying Gargoyles on a Building

    Flying Gargoyles on a Building
  • Hungry Gargoyle

    Hungry Gargoyle
  • Gargoyle in a Cemetary

    Gargoyle in a Cemetary
  • Gargoyle Eating Eggs

    Gargoyle Eating Eggs
        • I love your word play, I like doing that too.
  • Gargoyle with an Angel Woman Statue

    Gargoyle with an Angel Woman Statue
  • Gargoyle Breathing Fire

    Gargoyle Breathing Fire
  • People Scared of a Gargoyle

    People Scared of a Gargoyle
  • Lady Holding Her Pet Gargoyle Painting

    Lady Holding Her Pet Gargoyle Painting
        • Ha! perhaps an ancestorof Paris Hilton (above)?
  • Barack Obama the Gargoyle

    Barack Obama the Gargoyle
  • Gargoyle Plumber

    Gargoyle Plumber
        • Absolutely outstanding! Especially the message on the bottom of the card! How timely!!
  • Sarah Palin Gargoyle

    Sarah Palin Gargoyle
        • Very frightening, so realistic! Should be half baked Alaska
        • 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
          sacramentovalleynews.com
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The gargoyle (French: gargouille) is a chimera (dragon-shaped snake), according to legend, which lived in the river Seine, France. It threw-out water with a huge force thereby overturning fishing boats and flooding the houses. St. Romain, archbishop of Rouen, captured it and pacified it by means of the cross and then took it to the city where it was killed by the citizens. Subsequently, experts made sculptures of Gargoyle on waterspouts, which were constructed to drain rain water from the walls of buildings. Sculptures in the form of a Gargoyle (or chimeras) decorate temples, constructed in the Gothic architectural style. Gargoyles are creatures from medieval European mythology. Gargoyles are insidious predators and very much like to torment weaker creatures. So that they cannot be noticed, gargoyles turn into statues. Gargoyles are awful and ugly, they have the typical demonic appearance and their skin is like stone. By appearance, they are unpleasant creations. Originally – the dragon-like snake lived in the river Seine, France. It threw-out water with huge force, overturning fishing boats and flooding houses. St. Romain, archbishop of Rouen, lured it, pacified by with the help of cross and took it to city, where it was killed by the local town-people. These monsters performed the roles of safeguarding the sculptures. They were installed on gutters of rain water drains. And during rain, the gargoyles looked even scarier and water gushed from their mouth as a fountain. It was considered that temples are to be protected from mythical ungodliness. Gargoyles were like sentry dogs. In the human understanding, gargoyles were always associated with architectural elements. However, they made their way into the arts from the ancient legends of how gargoyles stole children. And, gargoyle sculptures are made from stone, on the assumptions of the popular nature of the Gargoyle. These are stone-made demons, which blend with rocks. If somebody comes closer to the sculpture, without noticing, suddenly a portion of stone may become alive and in next moment, the strong stony claws may tear you. Gargoyle creations are slow enough but they can fly even though they are made of stone. When gargoyles are in asleep, regeneration of their health occurs much faster in them. And, if the gargoyles are seriously injured, gargoyles fly far away and turn to stone, restoring life. Therefore, do not allow it to do so and instead, run after them and kill them and don't fall into an ambush. Gargoyles, as a type of monsters are demons. At first, it is necessary to know what the gargoyle is made of so as to protect oneself. The Gargoyle is a magic creature, living everywhere. They prefer loneliness and ignore people. The peculiarity of a gargoyle is that, it remains still, turning into stone, during the daytime but during night, it becomes alive. In the due course of time, this kind undergoes changes, but protection from it remains unchanged and effective. So, protection from a gargoyle is in four main stages: Stage I: As already mentioned above gargoyles prefer to live alone. Particularly for this reason, they avoid appearing in cities. Remaining near civilization, you considerably reduce the danger of encountering a gargoyle face to face. One more piece of advice – do not tease it. Pets, living with you, can attract the hungry gargoyle. Big animals, for example, horses, can attract a pair of gargoyles or even a more courageous gargoyle. It is important to remember, that they are attracted to the yellow color and can pay attention towards the one who is wearing yellow colored clothes. Instinct induces the animal to attack. So by observing all the safety rules it is possible to avoid an encounter with the dangerous gargoyle. Stage II: If you have already encountered a gargoyle and it has noticed you then it is necessary to act immediately. The most effective thing in this case is to make immobilize the gargoyle. This is possible if the word "Apolloite" is uttered. The uttering of the word "Apolloite", in other words, Apollo's plot, will generate a bright flash of sunlight. This false sunlight makes the gargoyle turn into stone and allows you to leave the place unhurt even after a fight with the dangerous animal. However it is important to remember that the effect of the conspiracy lasts for only one to three hours. Stage III: In case Apollo's conspiracy does not work, then alternative spells exist. One of them is the pronouncing of the word "Spritsiana". As a result, a strong stream of water is directed in his direction, indicated by a stick. However, this can only anger the gargoyle and infuriate it even more. The last stage is the uttering of damnation, which ends the life of gargoyle. But this, of course, is known only to experts.