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    Loved the story, tried to create an image that would suit; glad I didn't look at the other entries beforehand.
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    Oooo very filmatic I think red wine though. Having found This
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    Trying again with a flickr account:entry
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2012
    @plusfoursmax - wow. Just... wow.
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    had this song in my head as i was drawing this
    oh yeah and red wine would be the choice for her meal
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012 edited
    Here is my entry. I went for spotlighting what the backpacker was so indecisive about so it would link back to the title.

    Indecisive Backpacker

    @Imaginarypeople: I like your entry.
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    thanks dnewling
    i like the detail you put in yours. what did you use to draw it?
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2012
    @Imaginarypeople: Thanks for the compliment. I used drawing inks, dip pens, technical pens and a bit of felt tip.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2012 edited
    Cheers for the kind words upthread. Truly amazing work from everyone this week.

    This is a really interesting type of challenge, quite different to the R/Rs. Looking forward to next week's...
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2012 edited
    @256 Yes, I like this new challenge too. I have fancied trying my hand at spot illustrations and now I have the chance! The challenge also draws on my own skills as a writer because it has me thinking what kind of illustration would best bring out the story.

    I wonder what last-minute entries will arrive before judging time? Judging time must be getting pretty close now.
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    i agree with you dnewling. i too look forward to strengthening my storytelling skills with these challenges

    also hoping to see a few more before the challenge ends
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2012 edited
    First off, complete agreement - stunning art this week.

    And thank you everyone for the kind words about the story.

    I know I said the thread closes on 4th Feb, but it's 1 in the morning, I'm tired... so I'll let it run through till noon tomorrow UK time and close it then... so you've go about another eleven hours.
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2012
    @Imaginarypeople: Ah, so you write as well?
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    @dnewling- i am good with pictures but not so much with words
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    @dnewling: "Storytelling" is a skill in the artist's toolkit: translating a writer's story into pictures.
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2012 edited
    Once again, as with the last round, huge and genuine thanks from me and Si to everyone who read, spread the word and took part in this challenge.

    And again, while I expected some great art, the submissions were incredible and each of them impressed the hell out of me.

    Have to give an honourable mention to Raid71's piece - the Siri/iPhone illustration - which was both incredibly detailed and gave me, and I'm sure many others, a huge laugh, something relatively unexpected given the story.

    But the final choice was this piece by 256, which was a perfect spot illustration for the story in my view, setting the stage without wholly revealing the twist, as you'd do with a "two page story" version.

    Every one of the art pieces showed how hard the artists worked on them, folks, and deserve our thanks and applause. Thanks so much to those who took part.

    So, @256 - congrats and thank you; now I need a writing challenge from you for the next art challenge.

    A title (up to four words) and a word to use in the story itself. Get yer own back and challenge me...
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2012
    Nice work to all! Had to decide between this and the REMAKE challenge, but hopefully I can participate in coming weeks. Great short story, Budgie, thanks for the work!
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2012
    Nice thread!
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2012
    Well, gosh. Thanks Mr. B.

    Going with the first thing that came into my head for a title: Our Lady of Artillery. And since I just got back from one, the featured word is: "pub".