Imaginative Figure Workshop #002: Post-Apocalyptic Survival Bunny


           [left][center][[b][size=2]Background image from - Frank Holl (1845-1888), Portrait of a Young Girl Holding a Pet Rabbit[/b][/size]](
    [Plug image from Carl Jutz (1838-1916), An Extensive Field With Game Birds And Rabbits, Oil on canvas, 1861](
                           [b][i]Imaginative Figure Workshop #002: Post-Apocalyptic Survival Bunny [/i][/b]
                [b][i]*2D or 3D[/i][/b][b][i]*[/i][/b]
                                 For this Workshop, I invite you to [b]create a character or narrative scene / illustration with the theme of [/b][b]Post-Apocalyptic Survival Bunny[/b]. It's up to you as to whether you want to create concept art or an illustration, be it in 2D or 3D, traditional or digital media.
 [b]You can choose to create either just a character, or a character within a scene - in other words, you can do either:[/b]

[li]concept art or character sculpt for a single character[/li][li]concept art or 3D model for a narrative scene[/li][li]illustration or character sculpt for a single character[/li][li]illustration or 3D model for a narrative scene[/li][/ul]2D or 3D

I would encourage you to write a background story for the character / scene.

                                 Go for [b][i]QUALITY[/i][/b], not quantity in this piece. Polish this drawing / digital painting up to the best of your abilities! 


[b]Some General Guidelines (mostly applicable to 2D but can be adapted for 3D):[/b]

            For those of you with your own process, feel free to ignore this part. But for those of you without a working method, you may find the following guidelines useful:
                                [b][i]Part 1[/i][i]:[/i][/b] [b]Decide on a concept / narrative and do your Research[/b]
            Decide whether you are going to create a creature or place the creature/s within a narrative. 
                                Reference Resources:[/i][/b]

[li]As always, Google Image, Flickr, Pbase, and your own books or books are all fair game as reference resources. Just be sure to not directly copy any copyrighted references that you find - you must significantly alter any reference image in order for it to be considered legally yours. Also be sure to look through some of your favorite artists as inspiration. Check through some of your favorite blogs or image sources to get your creative juices flowing.[/li][li]If you have other resource sites that you would like me to link, please let me know.[/li][/ul]Part 2: Ideation


[li]Create a set of small, rough thumbnails in your sketchbook (traditional or digital) before embarking on any finished piece. Try to convey the mood and atmosphere of the piece before ever adding any details. Think of the light source, the mood which you want to convey and a background story for this morphed self-portrait and creature.[/li][/ul]Project Considerations / Criteria:
[li]Be creative! Try to evoke a mood as much as fulfill the “basic” requirements of creating a Post-Apocalyptic Survival Bunny.[/li][li]Consider a strong sense of lighting / chiarascuro. Look at the work of Caravaggio to get a strong sense of lighting. Note the clarity of the light source and the strong sense of design via lights and darks alone.[/li][/ul]Media:
[li]As always you can use the media of your choice - 2D Traditional or Digital.[/li][li]Feel free to work in Black / White / Grayscale only or in full color.[/li][/ul]Part 3: Final Drawing / Digital Painting (or 3D Render)

            Once you have nailed down your concept and selected your best thumbnail, work up the linework for your piece and shade / paint it. Post your work here - 

PLEASE - NO MORE than 10 total WIP images (including your final image).

     [b]      [color=YellowGreen]I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DELETE POSTS OVER THIS AMOUNT.[/b][/color]

[left][b]Please subscribe to this thread or bookmark it for future reference![/b]
                                Have fun!



1. This Workshop runs for TWO WEEKS, between [b]Feb. 19 - March 5, 2009[/b] (whatever your midnight is).

2. Any reference imagery that is not yours must be significantly altered and cannot be directly copied without permission / citation from the copyright holder.
                                       3. The work created in this Workshop MUST be TASTEFUL, SINCERE, and for the purpose of serious study of the human figure. Those who post silly, disrespectful, or tasteless work will have their posts deleted immediately and will no longer be allowed to post on this thread. 
                                       3. [b][color=YellowGreen]YOU MAY POST [u][color=Orange]NO MORE THAN 10 WIP IMAGES (including your final image)[/u] FOR THE DURATION OF THIS WORKSHOP.[/color][/b] While you may comment as much as you wish, [b]anyone posting more than 10 WIP images TOTAL will have their posts removed[/b]. [/color][color=YellowGreen][b]Please respect this rule.[/b][/color]
                                       4. Artists who post comments and critiques of other artists' work on this thread must be RESPECTFUL, POLITE, and offer CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. Flaming will be NOT be tolerated, and constitutes dismissal from this Workshop.
                                       5. I will be offering the occasional comments / critique - however, the main focus of the Imaginative Figure Workshop threads should be on Group Critique and interaction. :)
                                               7. ANY MEDIUM or STYLE may be used: Traditional or Digital Drawing / Painting.
                                       8. 3D Artists who wish to use the topic to create 3D models are free to do so. 
                                               9. Please limit the SIZE of your POSTS to 800 pixels WIDTH x Appropriate pixel LENGTH. No huge posts, please!

You are welcome (though not required) to also post your work to your Personal Sketchbook Thread if you already have one, or to create one if you do not, here:

[[b]Personal Anatomy & Sketchbook Threads[/b]](


I’m opening this thread a bit early since I won’t be able to post this tonight. Please feel free to complete IFW 001 if you are still working on that, until midnight wherever you are on your Thursday.

Otherwise, you’re free to start on the new topic. :slight_smile:

Thanks for your votes!

Ideas For IFW #002

Good luck, and looking forward to your entries!


haha! Sounds like fun!:wip:


just to set things straight…were supposed to create a post apocalyptic scene with a bunny who survived the post apocalyptic event ? meaning both scene and character ?

if thats the case @@ …then itll be fun ^^


FAQ: :wink:

1. Do I have to apply to participate? How much does it cost?

No, just post. It’s free.

2. Where do I post my images?

Please post images to this thread. In addition, you are encouraged, though certainly not required, to also post your images to a Personal Anatomy & Sketchbook Thread.

3. How often can I post?

You can post as many text replies as you wish, however I ask that you limit the number of WIP / Work in Progress images to 10. Reference images don’t count toward the 10 WIP images.

4. I can’t participate in this Workshop, but would like to participate in future Workshops, how do I know when they begin?

Subscribe to this notification thread and you will receive email updates when new Workshops are posted.

[b]5. Can I work in 2D and / or 3D?

[/b]Please feel free to work in either, or both!

[b]6. Can I work in Traditional or Digital Media?

[/b]Please feel free to work in 2D and / or 3D, Traditional and / or Digital.


You can choose to create either just a character, or a character within a scene - in other words, you can do either:

[li]concept art or character sculpt for a single character[/li][li]concept art or 3D model for a narrative scene[/li][li]illustration or character sculpt for a single character[/li][li]illustration or 3D model for a narrative scene[/li][/ul]2D and / or 3D, Traditional and / or Digital

And yep, this bunny has survived the Apocalpyse! Think about what he / she might look like after the fact, what kind of gear he / she might have, what kind of environment it might live in, etc. (if creating a narrative scene). Good luck and hope you’ll join in!


Well… now I have a question… does the Bunny in Donnie Darko can be considered a post apocalyptic bunny ? In some way he was involved in the end of the world…so in my opinion it could be :wink:
Let me know


thx alot Rebeccak ^^
damn so many ideas that i just dont know which one to choose ~
well gl everyone and hf :smiley:


Heh, sure, feel free to interpret :slight_smile: - it just has to be clear in your image what’s happening. :wink:


Definitely do concept sketches! Put all those ideas down on the page, just get 'em out there, then choose the best one or combination thereof. I’d like to see the concepts too for those that choose to do the ideation phase (which I think is good for everyone), though it’s not required.


Yay bunnies! I can just imagine a Mad Max bunny. “Who run bunny town?!”


Hey folks,

Also, if you have ideas for IFW #003, post them here, and we’ll vote:

Ideas For IFW #003



Ah, I never have time for these but, I always want to!

… Posting here so I get linked to it …

Hopefully I’ll be able to post some work & get some feedback, but if not, looking forward to what everyone else has in store!


wow ! cool !

One after another ! :smiley:

That theme is funny, I got some time free to work on it :wink: Carnival here ahead… since I don’t go to carnival parties I will stay with my wacom :wink: and some bunnies hahahha



LOL… chances are I won’t be doing much for this one (perhaps a few sketches - really want to finish IFW001 first) but I want to subscribe anyway coz I wouldn’t want to miss it for the world :smiley:

Have fun y’all


i think i’ll let go the 1st one and focus on this:D kinda like this better


Djampa, Carnival sounds like a lot more fun to me. :wink: Lots of creature ideas from that I bet!

Johan, definitely would like to see you finish the first…

MichaelZHsee, haha, yeah, understood…looking forward to your entry!


okie,here goes my 1st wip,spend about an hour + to sketch this out:D wanna portray something melancholic.


Hey, kisses for your awesomeness Michael! :slight_smile: Looking forward to the development of this…damn now I figure out what I’m going to do…:beer:

Mirror’s Edge with a Bunny! :smiley: