1st annual world cup chop-off sponsored by Freakingnews. Member reactions:
Clever chop, though I would never guess Rembrandt in the guy on the right
That is because it is Tom Hanks. I didn't have a current photograph of Rembrandt. I think he died before cameras so I found somebody that could act the part Thanks Newsey, Rajeshstar, Pree and 420
-Very surprised and very honored. Thanks Doc, eric, Luciano. I wouldn't really know Rembrandt if he knocked on my door but I think he would totally dig chopping.
Congratulations Hits.... Excellent work...
TY Pat. Kerri, Wanderer and Bob
Congrats on the gold, Hits. I see it's transformed Tom Hanks now. It'd be very challenging to use the Rembrandt source and blend it with a photo - his technique was very far from photo realism - strong brush strokes and heavy contrast
Yeah it would. I circumvented getting into that sort of hair pulling and wisely so. I am not sure what inspired me to use Hank's likeness but I think Cloud Atlas had something to do with it. And as I was milling through tons of faces that might resemble Rembrandt Hanks kept popping up; mainly the eyes are similar. So I tweaked it all to build this modern version
Whether you're a true fan or just a soccer spectator, this summer's festival of footwork is sure to thrill fans across the globe as 32 teams compete for international stardom and soccer's highest honor -- the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Held once every four years, the World Cup is considered to be one of the globe's biggest and best sporting events. It started with the Opening Ceremony on June 12th, and will caps off on July 13 with the championship match.
The football World Cup is already the biggest-ever betting event in Britain, bookmakers said Monday, with online gambling expected to help turnover hit more than one billion pounds.
For the 2014 FIFA World Cup, create images of soccer ball(s) integrated into something (architecture, everyday items, haircuts, etc.), or give soccer theme to movies and paintings (e.g. add soccer balls and turn the (movie or paintings) characters into die-hard fans of their country teams). Alternatively, show soccer being played with some new objects (like in this example).
Many thanks to lucianomorelly for the themepost.
Paper was invented in ancient China and was awfully expensive to make. It was cheaper to write on cow skin sheets, clay tablets, or wood, rather than paper. A big book written on paper could cost a little fortune back then. Howadays, the tables turned and paper IS the cheapest and most widely used material. Unfortunately, most of produced paper is not recycled and is simply wasted. But what if we could reuse it in creative ways rather than wasting it?
Show what things could be made out of paper (fully or partially).
October 11, 2013 is World Egg Day. Established by the International Egg Commission in 1996, World Egg Day is celebrated around the world on the second Friday in October to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs.
Eggs are a symbol of life and fertility, and provide all necessary nutrients for your body development. So, have some eggs, while you are chopping for this contest!
To join the celebrations of World Egg Day, photoshop eggs any way you wish. Some examples are - use eggs in unusual ways, demonstrate how eggs can be used in design of other objects, show what unusual "things" can hatch from eggs, etc.
World UFO Day is observed on July 2 - on this day UFO enthusiasts seek to put pressure on governments worldwide to release the accumulated UFO evidence to the public.
The date of July 2 was chosen due to the world famous Roswell Incident, that happened on July 2, 1947 when Mac Brazel, a rancher in Roswell, New Mexico discovered a UFO wreckage on his ranch. The first reports referenced the wrecked metal object as Unidentified Flying Object. Authorities quickly removed the wreckage and retracted the reports, which led to the wide speculation of massive government cover-up of all UFO evidence.
Create UFO evidence any way you wish. Some examples are: including UFO photos or placing Unidentified Flying Object in famous photos or paintings.
Russian authorities confirm that US whistleblower Edward Snowden is still in the transit area at Moscow airport, negotiating with Equador and several other countries that may give him a political asylum. Answering to the White House demands to deport Snowden to the US, Russia's President Putin said "Mr. Snowden did not enter the Russian territory and stays in the transit area, so he remains a free man outside Russia's jurisdiction. He's free to choose his next destination and go." Meanwhile, many bookmaking agencies around the world started accepting bets on which country Snowden will end up with. Note that the US is on the list too :)
Choose a country where Edward Snowden might (or might not) get a political asylum, and show him assimilating into national clothes/traditions/professions of his new motherland.