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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

PUBLIC VOTING RESULTS


Public Voting for the Toysrevil X Atomic Mushroom Toys' CRZ FANART Contest was open via blog-comments and PM for the past 2 weeks and the results have been tallied .... and Ben Nunez came out tops with his version of Skunkwerks-CRZ - as well as his other submission placed 3rd by voting numbers! And in another surprising turn, both Dave Bates' and Jared Decosta's submissions tied for 2nd place, while Plandanet aka Jackey Woo's submission garnered 4th place ... thru the generosity of Robert De Castro (creator of Combat-R-Zero) all 5 positions have been declared winners! Each wins a choice of their Combat-R-Zero colorway (send in pictures when ya gots them guys!) = CONGRATS to everyone and kudos to Robert for his graciousness!

Thank you all for your interest and support! I personally can't wait for the next drawing contest myself LOL

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

PUBLIC VOTING HAS ENDED

Pulbic Voting had ended @ 11:59pm on June 2nd. Winning Participants have been emailed and awaiting confirmation before announcement of results. Thanks to everyone who had taken the effort and time to take part, and for the folks who'd voted for their fav artwork :)

Meanwhile, for Flickr-enabled folks, do feel free to contribute your CRZ-Fanart on the Flicker-group @ http://flickr.com/groups/crzart/ - in any and all mediums!

Cheers, and see you guys for the next round of Contest! :)
Andy/Toysrevil

Monday, May 19, 2008

JUDGES' PICK WINNER AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAV FINALISTS

And the JUDGES' PICK WINNER for TOYSREVIL's I Like Toys x Atomic Mushroom Toys' COMBAT-R-ZERO FAN ART CONTEST by unanimous decision is Anton Dirkin! (click image to view bigger)

Anton mentions in his initial submission: "Regardless of the outcome I have enjoyed going back to my own childhood memories to when I dreamed about Gigantor and the like, many years ago. That is the basis of this art work." ... the overall raw charm of this piece just cannot be denied, and won over both Judges! Congratulations, Anton!

Anton wins a Superset of 5 Combat-R-Zero vinyl figures (including the GID-"Plutonium" variant) - courtesy of AtomicMushroomToys!

As for the initial-mentioned "4 Finalists" for Public Voting ... well, let's just say our decisions weren't as unanimous, and after careful deliberations, we have instead 6 FINALISTS that we need your help to choose by voting for - to win 2ND, 3RD, 4TH and 5TH-Place!
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

DEADLINE IS UP

*No Submissions For Contest Will Be Entertained From This Point On*

Thanks For Everyone's Support and Participation!

Monday, May 12, 2008

CRZ BY JARED CAIN


NAME OF ARTIST: Jared Cain (25 / Graphic Designer / Grew up in Rochester NY and transplanted to Atlanta for school and now work)

LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

DESCRIPTION OF SUBMISSION: Medium: Montana Gold, Sharpie, GID Silk Screen Ink-hand painted.

CRZ-STORY: Combat-R-Zero Vs. Atlanta

"Plutonium Combat-R-Zero rolls into town with the massive city scape just coming into view. What does this new place have in store for......Combat-R-Zero?????"

CRZ BY JARED DECOSTA (2nd Submission)


NAME OF ARTIST: Jared DeCosta

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: 9x12 acrylic on canvas

CRZ-STORY: CRZ fighting a tentacled monster out in the country side, much like the Megazord battles of Power Rangers back in the day.

CRZ BY JAN.ENESKEY (2nd Submission)


NAME OF ARTIST: jan.eneskey (aka Giangiacomo Moranduzzo)

LOCATION: Florence, Italy

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: the drawing is made with pencil and black marker, and colored in photoshop.

CRZ-STORY: "coming"

CRZ BY JOSH COLDIRON


NAME OF ARTIST: Josh Coldiron [www]

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: Medium is painted with oils.

CRZ BY BEN NUNEZ (2nd Submission)


NAME OF ARTIST: Ben Nunez

LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois

DESCRIPTION OF SUBMISSION: I drew this piece, "Skunkwerks", in pen on paper, then painted in color in Photoshop.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

CRZ BY BEN NUNEZ (1st Submission)


NAME OF ARTIST: Ben Nunez

LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois

DESCRIPTION OF SUBMISSION: Drawn in pencil and painted in watercolor, text and design elements added with Photoshop and Illustrator. With this piece I wanted to evoke the feeling of the artwork on the packaging of classic mecha models... just like the Gundam and Macross ones I tried building when I was a kid.

CRZ BY KEVIN SHURTLEFF (2nd Submission)


NAME OF ARTIST: Kevin Shurtleff

LOCATION: Portland, OR

DESCRIPTION OF SUBMISSION: Original is hand drawn w/ pencil then colored in Photoshop.

STORY: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

CRZ BY RALPH SUBIA (2nd Submission)


NAME OF ARTIST: Ralph Subia

Location: Sacramento, CA

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: Ball point pen, Sharpies colored in CS3

CRZ BY JARED DECOSTA


NAME OF ARTIST: Jared Decosta

DESCRIPTION OF SUBMISSION: its 9 x 12 acrylic on canvas

Friday, May 9, 2008

CRZ BY JAN.ENESKEY (1st Submission)


NAME OF ARTIST: jan.eneskey (aka Giangiacomo Moranduzzo)

LOCATION: Florence, Italy

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: the drawing is made with pencil and black pen, and colored with pantone ink and photoshop

CRZ-STORY: the first attack it's for the losers

CRZ BY YUME


NAME OF ARTIST: Yume

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: pencil, crayons and black marker

CRZ-STORY: “Action!”

Thursday, May 8, 2008

CRZ BY ANTON DIRKIN (WINNER: JUDGES' PICK)

UPDATED: 19 May 2008

WINNER: JUDGES' PICK!

Anton wins a SuperSet of 5 Combat-R-Zero vinyl robots - courtesy of AtomicMushroomToys!

*NOTE: this image is exempted from PUBLIC VOTING - any votes for this image will be deleted - but feel free to comment or congratulate Anton!

NAME OF ARTIST: Anton Dirkin aka Big Maow [www]

STORY: "Regardless of the outcome I have enjoyed going back to my own childhood memories to when I dreamed about Gigantor and the like, many years ago. That is the basis of this art work."

CRZ BY DAVE BATES


NAME OF ARTIST: Dave Bates

LOCATION: London

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: pencils and photoshop!

CRZ STORY: "Calm Before The Storm"

Sunday, May 4, 2008

CRZ BY SJORS TRIMBACH



NAME OF ARTIST: Sjors Trimbach [www]

[Submitted via CRZ Flickr-group]

CRZ BY SEAN BLAY


NAME OF ARTIST: Sean Blay

DESCRIPTION OF SUBMISSION: Mediums used are graphite, charcoal and pastel on corrugated cardboard.

CRZ BY PLANDANET


NAME OF ARTIST: Plandanet (aka Jackey Woo)

DESCRIPTION OF SUBMISSION: completed in both original pencil and computer (illustrator) arts.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

CRZ BY KEVIN SHURTLEFF (1st Submission)


NAME OF ARTIST: Kevin Shurtleff

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: The original (left) is a collage of pen and ink pieces that I scanned in together and arranged. The other (right) is a color version of the same picture done in Photoshop.

CRZ-STORY / TITLE: "No where to run. No where to hide."

Monday, April 14, 2008

CRZ BY RON COMES


NAME OF ARTIST: Ron Comes

LOCATION: Maywood NJ

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: The illustration is black Prismacolor pencil with coloring done in Photoshop. (Original sketch above image-left / colored image-right)

CRZ-STORY: The test is over.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

CRZ BY THE WARKO


NAME OF ARTIST: The Warko (aka Davide Barco)

LOCATION: Milan, Italy

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: the drawing is made with pencil and black pen, and colored in photoshop.

CRZ-STORY: The battle is ready to begin...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

CRZ BY RALPH SUBIA (1st Submission)


NAME OF ARTIST: Ralph Subia

LOCATION: Sacramento, CA

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: Ball point pen, Sharpies colored in CS3.

CRZ-STORY: The Battle was Epic...The casualties immense...but mankind is victorious! For now....

Monday, March 31, 2008

CRZ BY KEVIN GONZALEZ


NAME OF ARTIST: Kevin Gonzalez

LOCATION: Bronx, New York

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: Draft penci, felt tip marker, prisma marker, inverted color in paint. nothing too drastic just simplicity.

CRZ-STORY: ZERo was just in an ultimate battle for survival with his frenemy, who he just destroyed. As you can see hes walkin towards you, smoke coming off of him and he is indeed the bad, bad, baddestbot in town!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

CRZ BY OBOKIKI


CRZ-STORY: Maybe it's a legend, but it is said that in the house of an old russian fisherman (Svetlaja city) they found the picture of an OboAbnormal - OctoPlus who battled a CRZ. INCREDIBLE

SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION: The drawing is made with pencil, watercolor and feltpen...

NAME OF ARTIST: Obokiki alias eEnnio Milani from Italy

WEBSITE: http://obokiki.blogspot.com

Friday, March 21, 2008

CRZ BY KENNETH BELASCO


NAME OF ARTIST: Kenneth Belasco

DESCRIPTION: The drawing is in permanent ink, paint marker, and watercolors. It depicts CRZero in full offensive mode with Boosters set to high.

ARTIST STATEMENT: I make art when I can find the time.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Rumbler Versus CRZ (Example)


STORY: from out of the rubble of a deserted casino construction grounds loomed The Rumbler, who fights CRZ for supremacy above all robots!

ABOUT THE ART: this illo was first sketched in pencil and inked with a carigraphy-felt pen, and subsequently colored in photoshop. finished it in 1 hour tops (or could be two, but i didn't keep track *wink*) - heh

ABOUT THE ARTIST: this is where you do a short intro about yourself and perhaps link back to your own website.

THIS IMAGE IS EXEMPTED FROM THE CONTEST AND IS POSTED AS AN EXAMPLE of what i'm hoping to be doing with submissions - give the art a chance to "breathe" and be admired online, as well as giving props to the artist (within given boundaries). but please strictly no solicitation/s of product/s. cheers :)

andy
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