September 5th, 2008


Challenge #1

HGX CHALLENGE #01_a - Texture Art

Goal: is to create a Texture Artwork using the resources provided by this community, which specifically created for this challenge.


  • Please RESET all tools and presets in your program (ie. Photoshop) for you will only need to use the defaults for this project.
  • You may or may not use the texture base provided. But you may not use other premade textures created by others. So, make your own base if you want.
  • You have to use only the premade brushes provided with this project (as well as the defaults).
  • You may use only the default filters, patterns, shapes, etc. for this project.
  • Size no bigger than 1024x768 dpi.
  • You may submit more than one artwork.

Must Haves:

  • Colors: yellows and blues
  • Shapes
  • Brushes (of course)
  • Typography

Notes: Be creative as always and have fun!! Don't limit yourself even if you only have limited resources. This is a way to practice your own ability and imagination. Imitate something that can be created using what you have in your program. You can use other colors, but you must include Blues and Yellows somewhere in it. Theme is open to all, so you can make something retro? or vintage? or techy? or a bit of everything, maybe? Somewhere in it, you also need to have some Typography. Small text or large text or even artsy text designs?


HGX CHALLENGE #01_b - Fannish Wallpaper

Since I don't want to restrict the challenge only to those who want to make textures, I also have another challenge using the same resources to create a fanart or wallpaper.


  • If you did the Challenge #1_a, you may use your creation with this challenge.
  • You may only use the default tools in your progam as well as the premade resources provided for this project and no other premades.
  • Choose any fandom you would like to use for this project - no restrictions at all
  • Size no bigger than 1024x768 dpi.
  • You may submit more than one artwork.

Must Haves:

  • A frame
  • Typography

Notes: Please choose any fandom you like for this. You can only use the premade resources that I provided specifically for this and no other resources. We want to see what you can come up with just using the limited resources you're given. Most importantly, Have fun, yeah!?!?!

Since this is the first time for this community to have this type of activity, I won't set any due date... I will wait until I get enough entries and I will announce the closing date for it. So it'll be open for everyone to participate in.

Submission details: Please email your entries to my inbox, wheneever you have them ready. If you need any help with anything, please don't be afraid to ask me. I will try to help you as much as I can and will try to reply to you as fast as I can. You can post your creation on your journal and just send me the links to them so I can go take a look and grab them to show everyone else in this community.

I don't really like making this as a real contest, choosing who makes the best things, etc... I want this to be a way of learning to expand your creativity and imagination as well as helping me to find some inspiration. Whoever participates in this, will get something from me or this community one way or the other. If I think your work is exceptionally good, I will try to contact you and make some kind of a deal with you .... I don't know what it will be yet, but we will talk. You might get to request something from me, who knows?! *winks*

zipped 28 brushes (.ABR & .JPG formats) ; 2 large textures.

Anyways!!! I hope someone will participate. I hope this is not something that is totally lame that you would just laugh at... I hope this is something that can inspire you in a way...  So please enjoy and have fun!! :D I will be posting some of my 'creations' based on this challenge too! It's really fun!