#1 Posted by payno (991 posts) - - Show Bio

For this amalgam contest I've gone for hi-tech meets low-tech. I'd like everyone to combine CYBORG and BLACK KNIGHT.



Deadline is April 28th.

#2 Posted by J_Evan (47 posts) - - Show Bio

Now THAT is an interesting choice.

#3 Posted by OmegaDynasty (9198 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm, rather creative choice.   

#4 Posted by Blizaga101 (944 posts) - - Show Bio

I have an entry ready but I'll post it up tomorrow :P

#5 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this open to anyone? Sounds like a fun artistic exercise. I'd like to play along if that's OK.

#6 Posted by Blizaga101 (944 posts) - - Show Bio

heres my entry not sure what to call him though.... blackborg, knight borg, cyber knight? meh

Ill admit that my design mainly takes inspiration from black knight such as the colours and accessories, the cyborg influence obviously comes from the red energy sword in his right hand or his glowing eye. I’ve been reading a lot of cyber force and hunter-killer lately so I took inspiration on those characters are drawn with cybernetics and did this for black knight :P

#7 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blizaga101: nice design, I tried making the sword come out his arm cannon too but couldn't get it to look as cool as you did so I scrapped that. Yours looks bad ass :)

This was a toughie, thumbs up Payno on coming up with a really challenging mix, I tried like 15 designs before I settled on this one.

#8 Posted by LordRequiem (1323 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis: I love how you get the shines from glossy materials.

#9 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@LordRequiem: thanks man, I actually had to push the metal textures higher than normal so they'd get that bright chrome look that Cyborg has. It worked out and provided a decent contrast against the black armor. :)

#10 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5464 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZZoMBiE13: Go ahead, these are open to everyone. I for one look forward to your thoughts.

#11 Posted by Blizaga101 (944 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis: thanks for the cool comment, see i really like your design as youve got more cyborg references in it and i love the mask, really cool idea :P

#12 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. Some cool entries so far. :)

Here's mine:

#13 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZZoMBiE13: totally kicks butt, nice bright colors and I dig the transparent energy weapons. Welcome to the artists corner with a most excellent piece :)

#14 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis: Thanks, I appreciate that.

Do these contests happen often? They seem like a lot of fun. I'm always looking for something to do outside of my comfort zone ( stuff like THIS ) for a challenge and to try and learn something new.

#15 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZZoMBiE13: it's because I wanted to get out of my comfort zone with photoshop that I started doing these, yea they're a lot of fun and a great way to stretch the creative muscles.

There's always a contest going for the following themes:

Character Creation



Artist Show Off (general)


Public Domain Redesign

Crank Those Panels

Round Robin (non artist user based themes - really fun one)

Those are all theme based where the winner gets to pick the next subject.

We also have a monthly artist showcase where you can submit anything you've done in that month and it's more genre and medium based than a specific theme.

Between all those you'll find tons of ways to play with ideas and lots of creative talent to bounce off of ;)

#16 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis: Nice. Thanks so much. Sorry if I'm being a noob. I've been a Whiskey Media subscriber for a while, but didn't really start digging into the community options until recently. Around the time BRICKED was going on if you recall all that TESTED stuff, pre-buyout era. Glad I decided to start poking around though, I dig this place a lot.

#17 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZZoMBiE13: not to worry, the art corner is noob friendly and takes no time to become a regular.

With your skills you'll certainly find plenty of creative outlets here :)

#18 Posted by Decept-O (7284 posts) - - Show Bio

Great Amalgam Contest idea and great entries already. Really kick butt!

#19 Posted by payno (991 posts) - - Show Bio