18 May 2009

Kuta Art Card Contest

Howdy, howdy, folks!


Just got back from the San Jose Super Con. We had a great time up there. Thank you, everyone for stopping by and making the con a fun one!!!!!!!

Hmmmmmmmmmm... what's new?

Well, the Kuta vinyl toy is getting really near. Thank you all for your preorders and emails about the product. From the looks of the schedule, I should have the shipment in my possession 2 weeks before San Diego Comicon.



That being said... Who's interested in being part of the Kuta vinyl contest?

I've asked several of my close friends, and peers to draw a Kuta card, but I kept one spot open for the winner/YOU, of this contest, to be included in the line-up of cards that comes inside the box.

It'll be like the art cards you see in DVD boxsets for cartoons.

The specifics:

*The dimensions should be 4.25 x 5.5.

*All art is to be 300 dpi resolution.

*You can draw it either vertically or horizontally.

*Entries can be digital files, but can also be done traditional.
But the end result needs to be a digital file.

*The card is to feature Kuta. However, if you want to include other characters from the Bastion's 7 universe on the card, then feel free to go crazy!!

*You can post the entries in your galleries, but be sure to paste the link here in the journal, so we can all peep it.


I'll make the decision of the winner within 2 weeks. The winner will also have the opportunity to include their bio because I'll be putting it on the back of the card.

Good luck!!!


I thought you might get a kick seeing how the box looks. Big thank you to Leonardo Olea for preparing it for me.

106 comments:

Laura S. said...

Ooooh!
I love this guy.
XD

Draw Monkey said...

Yay contest. Let's get it on 'cause we don't get along... well, I'm sure we'd all get along if we met... that was just a... sigh. Never really been good at taunting.

Yay contest?

Amblagar Studio said...

really cool...the box is awesome...

ADN said...

/me dowant!

I want to make something for that contest.

Eat Rice Crew said...

Does it have to be a full body of Kuta or can it be a portrait?

Rob E said...

Post where now? Do you mean post a link to the entry in the comments?

Cheeks said...

thank you, everyone. i've updated the specifics, so that should clear everything up.

M.Ramos said...

Oaaa
Im on"""
Can I?
From Brazil??
Hugs
M.Ramos

Fabian Molina said...

Sweet Bro! Im down!

Virtual Barata said...

I like this!

RAWLS said...

HERE YA GO MY FRIEND!!
Everyone can have a gander at my entry here -
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_xQ0zS3Vjlfk/ShQqfwPPDPI/AAAAAAAABds/oR85cCtREZk/s1600-h/KUTA.jpg

Rob E said...

Ok, So there's no way I can compete with the polish and dynamism of RAWLS, so here's a sketch of Kuta after hours, watching TV in his boxers and vest...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Oh-q9vmXfos/ShRkFdoyhII/AAAAAAAAAOo/13W7Tx_CjRw/s1600-h/kuta_sketch_small.jpg
Apologies for the image quality, it's a photo of a pencil sketch... will ink up when I get home

Eric Z said...

Oohh I may squeeze in some time for this..sweet package design!!!

irene said...

Damnnn back from ANOTHER con???!! You sir are a convention -whore
jk

Sean said...

ah let's try this out!!
love the character!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kg-ITakDoFU/ShTk0TUcsiI/AAAAAAAAADk/g6xj2mt_Oxk/s1600-h/kuta_big.jpg

sean

Cheeks said...

i am really diggin the entries so far, everyone! you guys are kickin booties, and taking numbers.

Irene.... heck yeah... imma total convention whore, but i'll chill to rest up for the SDCC! HAHAHAHAHA

mike weaver said...

Here is a painting of Kuta!


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_J0xOa-R-fQ0/ShVhaj5XioI/AAAAAAAAAS0/HV-vnTti5o4/s1600-h/weaver_kuta_small.jpg

mike weaver said...

My second painting of Kuta

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_J0xOa-R-fQ0/ShVjQWQkvhI/AAAAAAAAAS8/dB1GiPvxxFQ/s1600-h/weaver_kuta2_small.jpg

COMIKXGUY said...

nice box sean

olea rules

rest up for SDCC?

no doubt :)

Virtual Barata said...

One sketch!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_n0glo9i7_pk/ShWiFCq4CnI/AAAAAAAAA7g/ZwLPG_u5MZA/s1600-h/kuta.jpg

Ian Navarro said...

So here's my entry for the Kuta art card contest...peeps it here

http://eyean.blogspot.com/2009/05/kuta-contest.html

DannyIndeed said...

I'm digging this design, but I've got one question (if that's not cheating)...is this guy human under all that, or is he a demon/robot/alien/other? I guess I'm asking "Is that a mask, or his face?"

Geosette said...

Cool, I love your work and what Irene did really kicks ass, y=the vinyl looks so good.
Here is my contribution, hoping that french can also take part in it.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dR2Rf1BJRJ8/ShXAEVSSPAI/AAAAAAAAATU/xJuyqmVo74o/s1600-h/kuta(fan_art_concours).jpg

Rob E said...

Coloured in version here: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Oh-q9vmXfos/ShXPW8FPTeI/AAAAAAAAAO4/QqvJxHmfCkA/s1600/kuta_sketch_colour.jpg

Bedtime for the UK, night now.

Josholland said...

Love it.

http://josholland.blogspot.com/2009/05/kuta.html

Sugartastic_D_Slim said...

Sweet Cheeks! Here's a doodle for you...

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o1/sugartastic_d_slim/Kuta.jpg

Great character!

Draw Monkey said...

Yay, contest. Here's my first attempt. Hope you's likes it.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_99qdtnIJOe8/ShYEjKDcH0I/AAAAAAAAADg/8Dr82e5vvsE/s1600-h/Kuta.jpg

Sean said...

all of these entries look sweet! damn time for another go! lol

Mike Boldt said...

The box is amazing! The sculpt only compliments the awesome character design!

Here's my submission for the contest:

http://mikeboldt.blogspot.com/2009/05/another-edition-of-here-i-am-to-post.html

It was a lot of fun to draw this guy!

-Mike

ADN said...

Yeah! Here is my contribution for this contest.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/adnz/3552925073/ Win or not, anyway, I'll have the sculpt. Be ready @ SDCC! :-)

Crazy Piranha said...
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Crazy Piranha said...

hey guys. here's my entry, I dont know how to make the link clickable sorry :)



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OMvXCdr-_zQ/ShZ1V5kul0I/AAAAAAAAAH4/WRbo_bKprVs/s1600-h/kuta+copy.jpg

bibouse said...

Great contest, and the Kuta toy's so nice.
Gonna order it now if there is still black and grey vinyl.

Crazy Piranha said...

here's another one I drew
hope you dig




http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OMvXCdr-_zQ/ShalARXKtmI/AAAAAAAAAIA/gg10biXi1WI/s1600-h/kutafinalcopy.jpg

Mimi Cortazar said...

Great blog! very nice Kuta character :)

Paul Robot Cunha said...

here's my entry

KUTA

~ tOkKa said...

-->> HOLY SH☻♣ . .

Rob said...

Not sure if the colors are right....seeing how I'm color blind. Hope you guys like it. :)

http://www.facebook.com/editphoto.php?aid=2003940#/photo.php?pid=30119135&id=1506758868

~ tOkKa said...

-->> DAMM , ROB !!

HE'S GREAT !!

Rob Reilly is a said...

Just in case yuo guys didn't get to see it cuz facebook is being stupid..lol


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_RuEsQtWoXXs/Shbsn9unExI/AAAAAAAAArM/3TvTBDZaC8I/s1600-h/Kuta_Spot1.jpg

Bryst said...

Great idea!!

http://bryst-draw.blogspot.com/2009/05/kutacontest.html

=D

? said...

Here is my submission...

http://chadthx1138.deviantart.com/art/Bastions-7-Chipotle-menu-123362729

- Thx
www.chadtownsend.com

Ian Navarro said...

Here's another Kuta piece....this was actually my first drawing of Kuta. Check it out here..

http://eyean.blogspot.com/2009/05/kuta-part-deux.html

Rob E said...

My Son Dom wanted to have a go at the Kuta competition, so we both sat down to have a draw off wilst watching Primeval...
Mine: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Oh-q9vmXfos/ShhGOJBc6FI/AAAAAAAAAPA/vs1hVPuqxEc/s1600-h/Kuta_grey_30.jpg
Dom's: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Oh-q9vmXfos/ShhJEw-uTvI/AAAAAAAAAPI/U5UzhcpMjiI/s1600-h/Dom_pencil_kuta_glow.jpg

~ tOkKa said...

-->> AAHH .. that's nice !!

Oscar Rosales said...

Hey Cheeks! Big fan of your work!
Here is my entry....

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IjGTsx1b35Q/ShjfLiWuGzI/AAAAAAAAAas/wwdfZEIhl_A/s1600-h/Kuta_flattened1.jpg

Cheeks said...

oh wow! man, you all.... i am speechless. thank you for entering the contest! all of your takes on Kuta is unique, fun, and all kinds of cool.

if you didn't see the other entries, i have made it easier or you all. click in on the link, and you'll see bloggers, and deviant art folks.

i can't thank you enough for stopping by to say hi and to see what's new in my corner of the earth.

hope you're all having a fun and relaxed weekend!

Rob E... dude... your son is amazing already! i hope he'll stick with creating art. please tell him thank you for me.

Here are some more contestants if you have time to check them out.

Be sure to scroll down past the box art to see the links.

Kuta Art Card Contest Entries

Draw Monkey said...

I hope it's not too late to post another entry. It kind of occured that the deal was to create a Kuta card in a different style... hehe... silly me.

So here it is.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_99qdtnIJOe8/ShnMB0b19HI/AAAAAAAAADo/ewfbdXC3vPs/s1600-h/Kuta+training.jpg

Cheers all.

bibouse said...
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bibouse said...

Hello Sean here's my entries.
I've got 2 cause I can't decide which is the best.
My girlfriend made the color of the second.

So the first :

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5rmFSvwo0xo/ShsnMaqYM0I/AAAAAAAAAJU/fFRmkbU7cEU/s1600-h/Kuta_contest_bibouse_01.jpg

And the second :

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5rmFSvwo0xo/ShseS3KvmgI/AAAAAAAAAJM/p-N08qs6Vns/s1600-h/Kuta_contest_bibouse_02.jpg

Ian Navarro said...

Yet another...this time Kuta takes on Zero. Peeps it here...

http://eyean.blogspot.com/2009/05/kuta-vs-zero.html

Sean said...

wow i love yours bibouse! great work!!

Scotty Shoemaker said...

Hey bud here is my entry!! Skiddee boop bop!
http://ScottyShoemaker.deviantart.com/art/Kuta-for-Cheeks-123738953
Much love!!
-Scotty

Gen-00 said...
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Gen-00 said...

Ok man thx for contest!!! my name is Henry Diaz from Colombia and my entry here KUTA ART CARD CONTEST

jwize said...

Love your work.

View my submission over at

http://jwize.deviantart.com/art/Kuta-Art-Card-Submittion-123775608

das chupa said...

Here is my contributionJust a bit of a relaxation and reflection in between the mayhem.

Cheeks said...

beautiful entries, everyone! my eyes are exploding from the all the gorgeous cards!

Gen-00 said...

cool coment in my blog man thx again for the contest and i respect you

i happy, like you my entry

sorry my bad english!!

J. Arturo Ramírez said...

I like this box..., and my name here, jejeje, thanks Sean.
Que chido!!!

J. Arturo Ramírez said...

I like this box..., and my name here, jejeje, thanks Sean.
Que chido!!!

Reynes said...

Wow, there are great contributions !

Here is mine :
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R9fhOaWROgI/ShzcnrwM1iI/AAAAAAAAA_A/_38QpBTZA54/s1600-h/KUTA_C.jpg

Corey Breen said...

MY ENTRY-

http://cjbpro.blogspot.com/

Corey Breen
corey@cjbpro.com
www.cjbpro.com

jriggity said...

I want one!

jriggity

Caicedo Illustration said...

Kuta wasn't feeling me drawing him so he punched my signature:
Kuta

Oliver Meinerding said...

great character sean and the sculpt is amazing! here's my take on Kuta!

http://oliverartist.com/portfolio/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/wb_kuta_11.jpg

and here's the variant BW version

http://oliverartist.com/portfolio/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/wb_kuta_21.jpg

Josh Frost said...

Here is my Kuta post:

http://joshfrost.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/card_for_web-copy.jpg

Thanks again it was super fun to do!

- Josh

Carlos Sanchez said...

I love this character! Just wanted to hat my hat in the ring
http://malditocarlito.blogspot.com/2009/05/kuta-art-card-entry.html

Eat Rice Crew said...

Hey Cheeks,

Thanks so much for this great opportunity. It was a lot of fun to draw Kuta and look forward to see more of your work for this series.

Here it is:
Kuta by Eat RiceI hope my post isn't too late and thanks again.

Mel

Jarrod Gecek said...

Very cool . I think this is where i am to post the link.

http://www.jgecek.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Virtual Barata said...

One more art:
http://virtualbarata.blogspot.com/2009/05/kuta-kid_29.html

Chris Boyd said...

This was really fun! I love this character!

Here's my humble entry.

http://chrisboyd-characterdesign.blogspot.com/2009/05/kuta-kid.html

Chris Boyd said...

Virtual Barata - I just noticed that we named our pieces the same thing. That is very weird. I promise I wasn't copying. I just noticed yours after I posted mine.

Yours is very fun. I like it.

Virtual Barata said...

Chris Boyd,

Don't worry.
Despite the same names, the ideas are completely different. Besides his art is a joke with the Karate Kid and my dont...
I like your art too. Good luck!

PROLIFIC LIFEFORMS said...

Here is my entry of Cheeks awesome caracture. Lots of luck to everyone!

~ tOkKa said...

-->> P. L. , i cannot see yours !! 0_0 **

~ tOkKa said...

** Here is PROLIFIC LIFEFORMS's for his Submission **

l e d o said...

Here is my submission! Hope Im not to late.
http://theskullwall.blogspot.com/2009/05/kuta.html

~ tOkKa said...

-->> You n' me both, Ledo ..

☠ ☠ Zip n' Kuta ☠ ☠

Popiette said...

Waa, great draws on that contest!
Here is my modest entry:

http://popiette.blogspot.com/2009/05/kuta-contest.html

kalonji said...

great idea your character is just great !! am in :-) eeh aaah lets go :-)

sterling said...

Here is my entry for the contest. I am glad I was able to get it done in time. Please check it out and enjoy!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mTs9f1X6rO8/SiM5NenuRYI/AAAAAAAAADs/gwXgL4yuxF4/s1600-h/kutafinal.gif

PROLIFIC LIFEFORMS said...

sorry about that Cheeks, here is my link
stevenlinework.blogspot.com

Keatopia said...

Big fan of your work :D. Here's my entry - http://keatopia.deviantart.com/art/Kuta-Art-Card-124456811

das chupa said...

Here are a few more, my tablet is broken and I need something to do to cope. Here is Entry One: When Cartoons Attack and Entry Two: All painted up.

This has been a lot of fun, congrats on the vinyls being done, it's been a long road, but they look awesome.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Those are ill , Chup !!

Andry said...

And here's my entry for the contest:

http://elshangowuzhere.blogspot.com/2009/06/kuta-contest.html

Hope you'll like it!

Cheers!

Sandra Loke said...

Yay, Contest! Here is my entry, hope you guys like it. YAY KUTA!!!!!

http://sandra-loke.blogspot.com/2009/06/kuta-card-contest.html

Cheeks said...

Heya, folks! I forgot to specify when the cut-off time for today's deadline for the Kuta Art Card Contest is. It is @ 6pm Standard Pacific.

Thank you all for your gorgeous pieces! My eyes are sore from all the beauty they hold.

I'll post my decision @6. :) Good luck, gang!

Cheeks said...

Firstly, before I announce the winner, I'd like to say thank you all for participating in the contest! I never thought it would have so many participants.

You all did an AMAZING job on your art cards. Because of all the entries I have given it alot of thought, (and have been asked by many), to possibly make a tribute book later on down the line from all the contestant entries. It's not set in stone, but if I can come up with the funds I'd love to do that. What say you?

Any participants interested will be awarded with 2 copies of the Kuta Tribute book for your hard work. More specifics will be known once I figure it all out.


Ok...... here we go, after a brutal battle royale of all the wonderful Kuta cards, I announce that Geosette being the winner.

If you haven's seen his Kuta card entry, here it is:Geosette's Kuta Card Entry

Congrats, Geosette!

Cheeks said...

With the announcement being out I want you all to know you all are winners in my book. Keep up the amazing art!!!!!

Corey Breen said...

Congrats Geosette! Great JOB! And thank you Cheeks for doing the contest, and putting up with all us artists!

A tribute book sounds GREAT! Let me know, and maybe I can do some of the Pre-Press or design work on it to help out, and make it possible! God knows I do enough of that!

Amazing work by all,

Peace,

Corey Breen
www.cjbpro.com

~ tOkKa said...

-->> AMAZIN, G !!

~ tOkKa said...
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~ tOkKa said...

-->> .. o yeh i wouldn't mind donating funding or otherwise for a book - ISH type thingo with Peoples' KUTAs.. ;]



X]

Josh Frost said...

Yeah I think I would be able to throw some coin your way for the book... Just let us know what needs to be done!

Thanks Cheeks

- Josh

ADN said...

Congratulation to the winner!
Sign me up for a tribute book. It's a great idea. Tell me what you want, I have Hi-rez pic on my drive here.

Geosette said...

I am so sorry I don't know how to express how honored I am, there was so many amazing artworks from people I am a big fan of since high school.
Once again, THANK YOU.
My question now is : What do I have to do next?

PS: How did you know june 2nd was my birthday ?

Draw Monkey said...

Yay contest.

Congrats Geosette. With such an original style, it's no wonder you won.

And for what it's worth, I'm in for a book.

Eat Rice Crew said...

The book is a good idea- I am so for it. Thanks again Cheeks for letting us humble artists take part in such a great thing and giving us the time-of-day. :]

Mel

PROLIFIC LIFEFORMS said...

A big congrats! to the winner, Geosette, and thank you Cheeks for giving us this oppertunity to draw one of your awesome charactures, iv'e been a fan for years, Thanks! a tribute book sounds geat, just let me know what you need.

Caicedo Illustration said...

I'm def game for a tribute book! Big ups to Geosette, great piece! Thanks Cheeks for doin the contest!

Rob E said...

Superb work Geosette, congratulations.
A collection of all those images would be great, looks like you stirred a whole heap of talented people into action.
Rob

mikeyroberts said...

My friend Joe told me about your contest, and, being an idiot, forgot to check if it was still open...

i got WAY into a sketch before I realized it was closed, but thought I'd post it anyway...

Awesome art Cheeks!

http://mikeyroberts.deviantart.com/art/Cheeks-Kuta-contest-125569008

Cheeks said...

Happy belated birthday, Geosette. My dad's b-day is that day, too. to answer your question as to what to do next, can you email me a high-res of your card entry, and a bio with a photo or caricature of yourself to be on the back of it. your card will be placed in the box amongst the other cards of artists i invited to be in it.

also once i announce the vinyl is in my possession please hit me up with your mailing address then, so i can mail out a colored vinyl to you. congrats, again, bud!

CAB Management said...

cool contest

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