War Movies

Contest Info

  • Started: 7/10/2008 18:00
  • Ended: 7/13/2008 18:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 42
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
War Movies
Contest Directions: Current news is being dominated by growing tensions from both sides on possible attack on Iran. After some political muscle play and failed negotiations to stop the Iran plutonium enrichment program, US and Israel are ready to attack Iran, while Russia warned it won't tolerate an attack on Iran. Iran fired 9 test missiles as a threat. It looks like Iran, U.S., Israel and Russia are ready to make war, not love.
Take any non-war movie and give it a war theme. Some examples are: give uniforms and weapons to movie characters and movie posters, add military units, nukes, explosions, destruction, smoke. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 7/10/2008 18:00
    • Ended: 7/13/2008 18:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 42
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
42 pictures
  • Borat in The US Army

    Borat in The US Army
        • This is freaking brilliant Love the started grenade and that grenade thing in his mouth (how's it called?)

          [Edited by User on 7/13/2008 3:44:37 AM]
        • I believe it's just called a grenade pin NM, thanks for the compliment

          [Edited by User on 7/13/2008 10:25:22 AM]
        • Trying to decide whether or not I like the fold lines in the source .. either way excellent work.
        • Ahh, grenade pin it is - live and learn

          Thanks!
        • I don't even like Borat and I LOVE this! The one thing I might suggest is to make the shadow softer.
        • Thanks everyone! Or as Borat would say, Wa Wa Wee Wa!
        • Congratulations, KIR! You are on a roll! Military roll, sir!
        • Congrats KIR We are in real trouble, if they made Borat a captain..LOL

          [Edited by User on 7/13/2008 7:56:31 PM]
        • Congrats keepitreal! Great chop! Love the atomic bomb suitcase!
        • I knew I was in trouble when I saw this one.....great job!
        • LOL, great job on this one, congrats on the Gold..
  • Nuclear War Panda

    Nuclear War Panda
        • Wow! I want to nuke the panda! Let me let me!!
        • Awesome work Rainman! The integration is perfecto, congrats on double cups!
        • Congratulations on the silver and bronze, Mr. WarMaker
        • Thanks all The title/logo took the longest and probably why you don't see too many tricked out logos. They can be a pain and their straight lines are not as forgiving as typical objects.
        • I could almost smell the burning Panda Fur when I say this one......Amazing chop!
  • Superman War

    Superman War
        • love your WIP's, whats the last part you did in your piece. always adds that finishing touch
        • Is Superman letting the earth get hit by a meteor while he makes a quick get-a-way?

          [Edited by User on 7/12/2008 3:50:54 PM]
        • The WIP is always good to see, I like how you can bring the sources together so very well, you make it look all too easy.
        • It's a Super-chop! Love the glowing gem in his hand, the meteorite blasts and byline "ET must die" LOL!
        • "I've had all I can take. I TOLD them I wanted no mustard, extra pickles. This will teach them!"

          (by the way - your fire is awesome!)
        • I love his face expression hehe...great chop !
        • Thanks all I think I re-edited this one like 30 times LOL.
        • WOW
          Great job, Love the WIP for this one..
          Congrats on the bronze
  • Horton Hears a Missile Test

    Horton Hears a Missile Test
        • This is a great idea.
          Just some suggestions and ideas for you to consider.

          Carry the blue of the Israeli flag out further to the sides of your canvas area but use a gradient fill so that it is the same blue at the top of the image but more black near the bottom of the image. The blackness will tie in better with the base shadow being cast by Horton. Something like this click to view. Just add a slight shadow from Horton against the background to add a bit of depth. The hat is perfect. For the missiles, try adding a slight motion trail from the ends and remove the speckled debris from the underside. The Star of David has a faded blue remnant remaining to the left side.

          For the main text, try using a font similar to Dr Suess and with a more cartoon colour theme and distortion. Watch your spelling, too. Here is a font if you want to try it:

          Dr Seuss font

          I would remove the text at the base of the image and apply a basic billing block against the black background of the gradient from the suggested flag changes. Try Google images for a standard format or create your own.
        • Looks much better now.....thanks again for the help cOOper!
        • this fits the contest so well.. nice work too
        • You've done well with this, I didn't see b4 the edits but the result in front of me is great.
        • Genius entry in many regards, but please correct the typo - should be HEARS instead of HEAR'S.
          I would just hate this entry getting lower votes because of the typo.

          [Edited by User on 7/13/2008 7:37:11 AM]
        • I got me some better missiles, lookee here.
        • Congratulations on the wood, Disasterman!
        • Congrats Disasterman Very topical and funny!
        • Congrats on your woody disasterman! Turned out to not be a disaster after all! great work.
        • A well deserved Woody...
          Great job and congrats
  • Hancock Soldier

    Hancock Soldier
        • Did well on the atomic reflections, very realistic.

          Not that it detracts from what is a fantastic chop, but down the bottom of pic to the right there's some what may be clone residue...?
        • Looks like a real movie poster - professionally done!
  • Blonde Soldier

    Blonde Soldier
        • So many added details, nice work with this.
        • This work is a good reason to add a link to source material. Found a version of "Legally Blonde 2" with google image search.
          Very nice and extensive work!
        • Creative work in many regards. The chihuahua in the uniform is a hoot!
        • I kinda knew this was yours MayUDream. One of the best entries.
  • Aladdin Armageddon

    Aladdin Armageddon
        • Great blend of sources, very appealing visually.
        • The Last Arabian Night.

          I really like the way the swirl draws up from the mushroom cloud into the illustration. Very nice!
  • Shrek War

    Shrek War
  • Penguin War Movie

    Penguin War Movie
        • Full version is no bigger. Love how you put the explosions behind the credits.
        • I agree with jerry.
          Excellent work nonetheles. I would also add slight shadows from the gun, and from the wing just for the feeling of perspective.
  • Mamma Mia! War Movie

    Mamma Mia! War Movie
        • The secret's in the sauce!
          (Sorry, couldn't resist!)
        • Hilarious!
          The sand sacks are priceless here!

          LOL Steve10!
  • War Ice Age Movie

    War Ice Age Movie
        • The use of grenade instead of a nut is totally clever!

          Part 3: War Age!
  • Wall-E Star Wars

    Wall-E Star Wars
        • Creative poster work, one of my favorites in the show. Would help to have some movie credits to make it look more like movie poster though.
  • Sea of Dreams War

    Sea of Dreams War
        • I wish I could see your sources, this is a cool image.
        • LOL, love the army guys, this is so fitting!
        • This is my rifle ,this is my gun. This one's for fighting, this one's for fun.
  • Lost in War

    Lost in War
        • More work went into this than I had thought.
          Then She Found Me
        • Thanks for the source Steve - it really does show the effort.
  • Baghdad War Movie Poster

    Baghdad War Movie Poster
        • Actually, BOTH are correct(Merriams, Ency Brit, Am Heritage). Bagdad is MORE correct because Baghdad won't fit!
        • DUPE
          (well this new server didn't last long
          Chuck up the $$$ Newsy, you're too successful!)

          [Edited by User on 7/12/2008 12:33:40 AM]
        • I admire your logic in justifying your spelling choice.
  • Happy Feet on Minefield

    Happy Feet on Minefield
  • Rat A Tat Tat

    Rat A Tat Tat
  • The Terminal War

    The Terminal War
  • Dumb and Dumber In The Army

    Dumb and Dumber In The Army
        • I love how you turned their clothes into uniforms
  • Kung Fu Panda War

    Kung Fu Panda War
  • The Love War

    The Love War
  • American Wedding Bomb

    American Wedding Bomb
        • Excellent concept with the mine. What's the hat cloth called I forgot? Good job adding this one too.
  • Beverley Hills Chihuahua

    Beverley Hills Chihuahua
  • Big Gay War

    Big Gay War
        • I know the hot pink doesn't compress well, but it had to be hot pink. Just view the full version. Thanks.
  • Mr Bean Goes to War

    Mr Bean Goes to War
  • Hancock War

    Hancock War
        • I very nearly used this same pic lol. good one well done j
        • The masking over the right (his) lens could do with a bit of a clean up to show frame more so.
  • Hairspray War

    Hairspray War
  • School of Rock & Weapons

    School of Rock & Weapons
        • Good job of replacing Jack's left bottom of sports jacket.
          There seems to be a little bit of pinkish stuff going on on the top of the rifle sight.
          Might have tried to extend the guitar strap to the butt end of weapon.
          That's a mighty big gun, are you happy to see me?
  • Soldier Eddie Murphy

    Soldier Eddie Murphy
        • That woman keeps turning up in the strangest of places
        • Oh my holy god if I had that coming out of my ear I'd be on my way to an emergency room.
  • The Pacifier

    The Pacifier
  • Penguin Bomb

    Penguin Bomb
        • Excellent blending - the bomb looks like it belongs to this poster!
  • Blast from the Past

    Blast from the Past
  • Finding Nemo at War

    Finding Nemo at War
  • 40 Year-Old Virgin Soldier

    40 Year-Old Virgin Soldier
  • The Big 4 - Wilson Orlando Lloyd George and Clemenceau

    The Big 4 - Wilson Orlando Lloyd George and Clemenceau
  • Titanic with Submarine

    Titanic with Submarine
  • Herbie Tank Fully Loaded

    Herbie Tank Fully Loaded
        • Shame the source isn't larger, it's a gr8 idea,
        • i know ,,,nice work,, when i do search now i only use large or extra large .. nice job though !
        • I agree with Kellie and pree - would be nice to use larger source
  • The Day After Tomorrow

    The Day After Tomorrow
  • War Island

    War Island
        • Could only happen on Fantasy Island o_0

          There's a little colour residue on Putin's jawline that would be easy to correct

  • Garden Party Nightmare

    Garden Party Nightmare
  • Neverland War

    Neverland War
  • One Missed Call at War

    One Missed Call at War
        • I can clearly see the "chop" lines around the face, needs more masking & maybe try to darken it, lots of ways to do so levels/curve/contrast & of course brightness.

        • I agree with Kellie - if you adjust the brightness level of your monitor you will see the residuals from the layer which has the face.
          Nice concept though.
        • This could be really good - if the chops weren't visible around the head as Kellie said, and also if the text at the bottom wasn't overlaid.
        • The chops are really bad... You could clearly have worked with this piece much more.
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