Posted: 11:14 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013
By cuppy cup
First, thank you to all of the artists and non-artists who participated in this important competition. We asked you to draw an Aggie player or coach for a chance to win a prize. After looking through the entries and carefully considering the lack of criteria, I decided to send prizes to both the first and second place artists! If you are one of them, e-mail your name, address, and t-shirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you did not enter or win, please enjoy the following submissions ranked from best to most terrible.
This is a true masterpiece of Coach Sumlin. The only improvements would be a visor and a helicopter in the background. A pant bulge is arguable. This looks like a real caricature that Coach Sumlin would pay money for at Walt Disney World. Then his wife would be really pissed that he got a solo caricature because who does that?
This OVO hybrid of Johnny Football and an owl is inspiring. I can't think of a better way to commemorate Johnny's OU victory celebration than giving him wings and making his feet into a surfboard. I also appreciated the Highlights Hidden Picture game where the artist added a football to Johnny's forearm.
As a GBH contributor, rcb was not eligible to enter this competition but he tried anyway. He also ignored the instructions and drew Mark May who is not an Aggie coach or player. Coach Sumlin riding an elephant is pretty fantastic but the SEC Logo is not even beveled. Come on, dude.
Pity is a major reason this is ranked #4. I couldn't decided whether this should be portrait or landscape, so here you go. The artist sweated profusely all over the paper and it looks like there's a baby's handprint where Johnny's lower body should be.
Original on left: The Scooby Doo head looks brilliant and possibly traced. The Superman logo is also a really excellent touch. I can't believe this is only in 5th place. Send my your address and I'll mail you a car sticker or something. The arms are horrifying and obKnoxious, particularly the right one. If you look carefully, there appears to be stitching where the partial arm is connected to the mandog body. Actually, forget the car sticker.
Revised on right: This is much, much better and less nightmare-inducing. I am pretty upset that I was done with my post and had to add this though.
This was pretty good but I was looking for something more fun and less realistic with this contest. Actually J-Train is looking slender these days. If the football was really tiny relative to the body, this would have been a stronger piece. Also, I feel like the artist is too close to the blog to win anything without controversy.
The concealing facemask made me think you are terrible at drawing faces. Also, the body shape makes me uncomfortable. It's like the guy only works out his obliques and doesn't bother with arms at all.
I recommended that the artists try tracing their hands so they can draw five players at once (I said DRAW, Mark May). Cody appears to have severed his pinky in order to give Johnny a touchdown. I admire the dedication.
This entry lost points for disturbing realism which shows our placekicker missing a FG by approximately 4 miles. Also, is that a leg on the ground or...
This is a highly disturbing piece of art. At the same time, I feel like this might be actual art so I want to recognize that. Why the clown lips, lady? This is also the most memorable entry and will probably have me waking up in a cold sweat at 3am tonight.
I almost gave this first place because the guy has a lot of followers and may have tweeted something nice about us. This scene takes place right before Johnny sent his infamous tweet. A mountain of beer cans would have improved this work.
Thanks for submitting your child's drawing to the contest. I'm sorry they didn't win this time, but I appreciate that Johnny's feet are to-scale. Hey, you're the 12th Man!
This is a drawing of an angry Johnny, presumably. The artwork isn't really that bad, but it feels like this is the only face you can draw then you just add thought bubbles to show who it is.
Ty Branyon jokes. You know how I know you're old?
These may not be the worst entries, but I know you really wanted to win and I feel like there's more pride in finishing last than somewhere in the middle. "Trey in a blue shirt" really disturbed me along with the deranged look on Johnny's face. Please do not contact me to ask if there is a prize for last place. There is only shame.