Super Art Fight!

When I was attending ConnectiCon 2010, I stumbled into a panel room that would change my perception of competitive sports entirely: Super Art Fight. It’s not your typical contest—it’s a battle of wit, skill, creativity, humor… all spilled onto an enormous piece of paper. I was forced to sit down and watch the insanity play out, with how entertaining it was.

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If you don’t know what Super Art Fight is, it’s a live competition between two teams of artists, battling to create the most interesting, hilarious, crowd-winning filled canvas, themed by the prompts selected by something called the “Wheel Of Death”. The wheel has a bunch of words or phrases on it, all of which the artists on both teams need to interpret and sketch out. And a lot of the time, it ends with crazy results.

Here’s an example of what goes down:

To find out more about where they’re touring, as well as more information on the competition itself, visit their website here.

Posted by Mary Rose Fiondella

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One thought on “Super Art Fight!

  1. The Illustration club did this last week between two teams and it is a definitely a challenge of the imagination to come up with ideas for a subject. For instance, we had the subject, “America vs. the world” or “mobsters and lobsters”. It’s a great way for team work and just having fun creating hilarious ideas of storytelling. It’s as if art has finally become a sport where it’s a competition for who creates the most epic drawings. I feel like art has had a hard time connecting with people that don’t understand it and this challenge shows them how hard it is to come up with ideas (while drawing) in a limited period of time. Also, the imagination is at work here where your ideas start to connect along with your drawings to a point where it creates the story and it makes sense. Humor has a huge role in this challenge for whoever comes up with something that entertains the audience, that forms art into something new. I recommend anyone trying this with a group of people because it is a great way to exercise your mind to work with concepts.

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