Blowing More Like Hurricane Winds 2016. It all started with the gorilla and I still don't understand the big deal about where to go to the bathroom. I can't wait to see how we are going to clean up all this mess. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year.
Every weekend we have a Freaking News of the Week (Week in Pictures) contest. But now it's time for the grand yearly contest where we ask you to
create images of anything that happened in the news during the year 2016. You can pick the notable events, or any other interesting news which others may or may not have heard.
Here's to good news in 2017 - let it bring health, prosperity, and lots of blessings to you and your families!
Year in Pictures contest has double jackpots: 1st place: $10, 2nd place: $6, 3rd place: $4, 4th place: $2.
In the Creator's Comments, it is mandatory to link to a news story. You should use this format to make a link:
Keep the BLACK as is, replace GREEN with the link, and replace the RED with the news story title. Many thanks to lucianomorelli for the themepost. NOTE: the submissions for this contest are open till January 1.
November 21 is the birthday of Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte. His surrealist paintings are more than just visually impressive; they are frequently thought-provoking. His "The Treachery of Images" series of paintings shows realistically drawn objects titled "Ceci n'est pas…" (French for "This is not…"). His famed image of a pipe is captioned "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). As Magritte himself stated: "The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it. And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it's just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture 'This is a pipe,' I'd have been lying!"
Magritte got a job designing wallpaper at a wallpaper factory, and as a sideline designed posters and advertisements. His first one-man exhibition, in 1927 in Brussels, was a flop, the art critics hating all 61 pieces shown. Magritte gained real fame in 1960 (shortly before his death in 1967) when his paintings influenced pop art and culture.
To celebrate the 117th birthday of Rene Magritte, photoshop any of his paintings. Some examples are: show how he would have created his works in the modern days, what people or objects he would choose, etc.
(If you use any of his nude sources, please cover the models in bikini to make them safe for work).
Many thanks to Xaos54 for the themepost.
The 2016 Rio Olympics will be over in several hours.
Athletes are packing their bags and going home,
while the countries are waiting for their heroes who are bringing home hard-earned Olympic medals. Many countries are giving extra perks to their athletes for the medals.
Photoshop any notable events or athletes from Rio 2016 Olympics.
Many thanks to Dookie for the themepost.
The 2016 Summer Olympic games take place from 5th to 21st August in Rio de Janeiro. These are the first Olympic Games ever held in South America. There are 306 competitions in 42 different sports, with golf and rugby being the "new" sports (golf is returning after 112 years and rugby is returning after 92 years).
To celebrate the opening of 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, take any Olympic sports and change it any way you wish. Some examples are: changing sports rules, merging two sports, changing sports equipment, tools, playgrounds, environment, etc.
This Wednesday, May 11th, is the 112th birthday of Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali. While his painting skills were influenced by the masters of Renaissance, Dali used a lot of hidden symbolism in his art. For example, in Dali's most famous painting - The Persistence of Memory - the soft watches symbolize Einstein's theory that time is relative and not fixed.
In celebration of the 110th birthday of world's most famous surrealist artist Salvador Dali, show what his art would be like if he created it these days. What modern elements would be included in Dali's paintings? Would he be doing advertisements, distorting celebrities, or maybe or even creating posters for movies?
Many thanks to opcrom for the themepost.