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This Halloween we decided to try something a little different.
First Step is to read this Story.
"It was the night of the 1st of July 2008, and I the wife and our little one were asleep in the bed, when I was awoken by one of those 'out of place noises' that any parent will tell you this: when a noise is out of place your mind becomes instantly alert.
"So i opened an eye, saw the wife and little one were in the bed, so i thought 'hell' must be a noise outside.
Then a shadow flitted across the corner of the room, so i decided to lay still, as if it was a person in the room they were going to get the good news.
Then after about a minutes watching, this golden figure stepped towards the bed. It was appalling. I have never, ever in my life seen some thing so dreadful or absolutely horrific in my life.
Here is the drawing I did of this creature so you can see what i am on about.
It was 6 feet tall, well built, huge, and I mean huge eyes like a damn fish, and thats what this entity being reminded me of. A two legged two armed fish / man type being. It was copper /bronze colored, scaled and its clothing was a lighter golden colour and scaled too.
It seemed to watch the wife / baby for a while, and then reached out like it was going to touch one of them.
The first knife blow hit it right in the left eye as i pulled it down and towards me.
The second / third / fourth hit it in the throat and jaw area, and it really then decided it didn't want to play any more.
We rolled off the bed onto the floor and I really went totally mad on it to be honest. A rage, red rage swept through me at the thought that this 'thing' was trying to steal my baby /wife..
On the floor it tried to grab my arm, so I screamed at the wife for the *good news. (*what he calls his knife)
She threw it at me, so i started with my left hand to smash against its skull and right side of the face.
here the being knew it was dead. i was I admit in a murderous rage by this point, and it knew it.
However it never gave up trying to escape, it rolled onto its front and tried to reach the door way, but it took maybe another thirty blows to the back and head.. I stood up, grabbed my ice axe from the shelf as the good news was stuck in its shoulder real deep and was about to deal a real killing blow to its skull when it rolled over onto is back.
It opened both palms, held its hands open palm up, and then just started to wobble and fade in and out. . . .but this thing was getting away so i tried leaping on it again.
It was like leaping onto a live wire.
I skipped backwards away from it, and it just vanished. Clean scott away right in front of us.
My heart was going fifty to the billion, and i looked around the room.
Then you know what we did ? we went to sleep! yes, i know, we went to sleep as a wave of tiredness washed over us both seems totally insane, and I agree with you, it IS totally insane.
But its what we did.
We woke in the morning like nothing had happened, got up, and it was only as I stood on one of my knives on the floor did it sink in. Its blade was snapped clean off, and was no where to be seen.
The room was spotless, we both looked at each other... and my wife said to me..
That wasn't a dream i had last night of you fighting that fish man was it ?
if you laugh, you laugh. Fair enough.
But, if your reading this Mr Fish being, come back to my house ever again and Im going to make sure that my axe is buried deep in your skull and your dead body won't 'vanish' because ill parade your sorry arse on world wide TV. Oh and Mr Fish ? if you got the mustard to come back, please give me back the good news. I'll fight you for it."
Suffice it to say, the person who wrote this encounter, is not an artist.
After reading that intense story, I completely laughed my ass when I came to his illustration.
Thats where we come in.
This Halloween, your goal is to help this dude out by illustrating the monster described in his story.
you can be as creative as you want as long as you have elements of his character in your design.
You can approach it many different ways, you can illustrate a scene from his story, or just design the creature like criminal in a line up, or make the alien a celestial Jehovah witness trying to hand out galactic watchtowers. the choice is yours, just stick to the mans description.
OCTOBER 30TH AT MIDNIGHT, EST ( NEWGROUNDS TIME )
* Enter as many times as you want but you can only win once.
1stplace ---- 50$ in NG store credit
2ndplace ---- 40$ in NG store credit
3rdplace ---- 30$ in NG store credit
4thplace ---- 20$ in NG store credit
5thplace ---- 10$ in NG store credit
Post art only in this thread and post your hi-res versions in the Art Portal with the tag "halloween2009"
OH yeah, Complain about this contest in the discussion thread, here
hooray for contests!
it's that sneaky mr.fish! scourge to the family man who wrote the halloween art contest story! here we see him in his space-fishian regalia frantically running away from his second visit!
but wait... what's that embedded in his skull? why it's the fabled ice axe the narrator warned mr.fish about! poor mr. fish, all he wanted to do was comment on the narrator's wife and child. i guess earth just isn't ready for overly-friendly space-fish.
cool idea for a contest.
god this really sucks. this is my first finished drawing i made in photoshop lol
i'm probably gonna make another one not in photoshop.
ok this is my little fellow :D
dont think this guy can scare the shit out of anyone buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut
his big teeth are as sharps as razorblades :O
(pencil paint haha sorry i dont have any idea of flash or photoshop <I:3)
NIce interpretation MIndchamber....but wasn't it the left eye that was struck with the knife first...not the right...and I don't remember the story ever mentioning the narrator's fighting like Beowulf...with his "JUNK" hanging out....LOL. Anyway....here is my contribution....He rolled over on his back...and placed his palms facing up.
A MIND THAT SPARKS CREATIVITY!
Heres my terrifying entry
Didn't mean to enter this competition, just accidentally drew a fish...'man'. So I thought I might as well use it. I took some liberties and fixed the stupid ending and made it something more cliche.
Image here is just a crop, click here to see the entire thing.
Because it might ruin the surprise. Cliche. I warned you.
I guess this is my picture, displaying the extra beefy fish, a knife, a nasty looking eye and the flag of the south because only a southerner would battle a fish-man in the middle of the night...
"We don't all march to the beat of just one drum SO STFU!"
Look at this. I made this in a bright style. GIT OFFF ME DONUTS MAAN!!
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