I'm a big fan of movies...particularly those that feature some sort of transformation in them. Unfortunately, due to budget, time, lack of resources, most promising movie or television transformations either occur off camera or are poorly done.
An example of this, and the subject of this contest, is the character Sorsha
from the movie Willow
As many of you already know, Sorsha, along with her new boyfriend Madmartigan
and an entire army, are forcibly transformed into pigs by Sorsha's mother, Bavmorda. This scene caught me off guard when I originally saw the movie in the theater. It is, hands down, one of the best transformation scenes I have ever viewed.
The bulk of the scene focuses on Madmartigan's metamorphosis rather than Sorsha's. From a film making point of view, this makes perfect sense. Sorsha's on screen transformation scene consists entirely of her doubling over while emitting a porcine squeal from her quickly changing larynx
. It's a wonderful start to what we had already seen to be a horrible transformation.
So...that said, the subject of this contest to visually depict Sorsha's transformation into a pig. This can be accomplished as a one shot-image or a sequence. The idea here is to show graphically what we were left to imagine.
Over the years, several wonderful artists have illustrated Sorsha's change. Some of my favorites are below:Rules
To enter, please submit one (or more) deviations of Sorsha (or a likeness of Sorsha) transforming into a pig to your gallery dated between July 1st, 2010 and no later than midnight, August 15th, 2010
. It must be new art (or at least not previously submitted).
Please put a link to this journal entry in the artist's comments sections and send me a note
with the following in the subject line: SORSHA PIG CONTEST ENTRY and a link to your image.
Shortly after the deadline (August 15th 2010), I will select five of my favorites and create a poll allowing you to vote for your favorite. My favorites will be selected based not only on artistic merit but on creativity and detail. The idea is to capture the magic (or horror) of the transformation.
Contest entries can be viewed HERE
After a short voting period, the winner (the entry with the most votes) will be announced and the artist will receive a photomanipulation of themselves or a loved one (preferably into a pig but I'll be flexible
If anyone wished to donate additional prizes, please let me know.
The following art types will be accepted:
Drawing (Digital or Traditional)
Painting/Airbrushing (Digital or Traditional)
Nudity/Adult content WILL NOT be accepted. Let's keep this clean please.
If you plan on submitting a photomanipulation, please be sure that you are using copyright free stock or deviantArt will eventually remove it from your gallery.Useful LinksWillow Wiki PageSorsha's Wiki PageYouTube Video or the Pig Transformation Scene
(Sorsha's part begins at around 0:50)Final Thoughts
This contest is purely for fun and hopefully it will increase the amount of Sorsha into pig related artwork available.
If this contest is successful, I'd be open to holding additional contests along the same theme...either show was was never shown or re-imagine what was shown.
Here are some ideas:
April O'Neil into a cat
Boof into a teenwolf
If you have any questions, just let me know!