Fractal Animals
12 entries - contest ended 10/15/2018

This is a sequel to the Fractal art contest. The idea behind Fractal art, is to use iterative transformations on an initial common figure - straight line, triangle, cube, or even a complex object like a cat. The result can be quite interesting. Many thanks to crusader234 for the themepost.
Take any animal (or human) and do fractal iterations to its head. PLEASE NOTE: LIMIT 3 ENTRIES PER PLAYER. To view examples of Fractal Art from past contest CLICK HERE

Christopher Columbus
16 entries - contest ended 10/12/2018

Today is Columbus Day which is a public holiday in most states. The holiday celebrates the Columbus' arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1942, and is celebrated in many countries around the world under different names - as "Fiesta Nacional" in Spain, as "Día de la Raza" in most countries of Latin America, as "Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity" in Argentina, as "Day of the Americas" in Belize and Uruguay, and as "Discovery Day" in the Bahamas. Christopher Columbus was of Italian origin, so Columbus Day has grown into a celebration of Italian-American heritage.
To celebrate Columbus Day at Freaking News, photoshop Christopher Columbus any way you wish. Some examples are - show what would happen to Columbus if he tried to "illegally" cross the borders these days, what profession he'd choose if he lived nowadays, what products and and services he'd endorse, etc. PLEASE NOTE: LIMIT 3 ENTRIES PER PLAYER. Many themepost thanks to Gummy

Mouth Eyes
31 entries - contest ended 10/9/2018

When it comes to horror images, one of the most disturbing depictions of human face is with mouths in the place of eyes - such illustrations are favorite of many horror books.
Photoshop mouths in the place of eyes of any human or animal. Humans can be celebrities, politicians, characters from paintings, or any other people. You can make your entry horror-looking or make it any other style - e.g. glamor style with pretty women's mouths for eyes. This contest is a sequel to our original Mouth Eyes contest that was mega-popular with blogs and media. ManyThemepost thanks to Evirio

34 entries - contest ended 10/6/2018

It's Freak Show time! Time to get your whips ready and get the freaking circus started! This is basically a contest that is perfect to exhibit some of your creative works with no "contest restrictions".
Create your FREAK SHOW images by photoshopping anything you wish! (standard site rules still apply). PLEASE NOTE: LIMIT 3 ENTRIES PER PLAYER. To sneak a peek into the Freak Show Vault Click Here

News in Pictures
17 entries - contest ended 10/3/2018

At Gummy's request this will be a News in Pictures contest where you choose a news story and photoshop it. For now this will be a shorter version of the original and without the mandatory linking to the news story. ( Theme-post image credit: AFP )
Create images of something topical that happened in the news recently. It can be any news story you wish, but try to make it current and use the headline of the story in your title, or a condensed version of it. PLEASE NOTE: LIMIT 3 ENTRIES PER PLAYER. For a look at the story behind the theme-post image CLICK HERE

Caravaggio 2018
18 entries - contest ended 9/30/2018

September 28 is the 447th birthday of Italian artist, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, arrogant, rebellious and a murderer, Caravaggio's short and tempestuous life matched the drama of his works. Characterised by their dramatic, almost theatrical lighting, Caravaggio's paintings were controversial, popular, and hugely influential on succeeding generations of painters all over Europe. Was probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, for he abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists who had idealized both the human and religious experience. He can be said almost single-handedly to have created the Baroque style.
Photoshop any painting by Caravaggio to include some modern elements in it. Think of celebrities, modern architecture, and even sci-fi features, etc. and show how Caravaggio paintings would be different if he painted them in the modern days. PLEASE NOTE: LIMIT 3 ENTRIES PER PLAYER. For the Masterpieces of Caravaggio and history of his extremely notorious life follow this LINK Many thanks to LunaC for the themepost, Aliens in Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus

Pope Francis "I'm A Bad Man"
20 entries - contest ended 9/27/2018

Pope Francis has acknowledged that his reputation pales compared to St. John Paul II. He revealed that he once made money by kicking people out of clubs as a bouncer in Buenos Aires. Then while greeting journalists Saturday en route to Lithuania, Francis quipped: "(Pope John Paul II) was a saint, I am the devil." Francis' quip appeared to acknowledge that he has his detractors, particularly among conservative Catholics. (Themepost Photo credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
With the Pope's latest revelations in mind, photoshop him as a tough guy, bouncer, or devil, anyway you wish. PLEASE NOTE: LIMIT 3 ENTRIES PER PLAYER. The story on his visit to the Baltics HERE

Feeling Batty
5 entries - contest started 10/17/2018 8:00:00 AM

Halloween is just two weeks away and the bat is one character you will see a lot during the holiday. The connection between bats and Halloween may seem natural because there are three species that feed primarily on blood (the “vampire” bats). These vampire bats are where the group as a whole got their connection to Halloween.
For this contest, merge bats with other animals or humans any way you wish. Many thanks to, lucianomorelli for the themepost. PLEASE NOTE: LIMIT 3 ENTRIES PER PLAYER. For more on Bats connection to Halloween, follow this LINK

Monsters in Art
34 entries - contest started 10/14/2018 9:00:00 AM

This Halloween season monster costumes and masks are selling like hot cakes. Whether you want to be Frankenstein, Mummy, or Dracula, stores have something for everybody.
Photoshop monsters as characters in the following works of art: old paintings, statues, drawings or sketches. You are welcome to choose any known monsters (e.g. Godzilla, Predator, Gollum, etc.) or design your own monster based on the character in the painting (drawing, statue, etc.). A good example may be Frankenstein posing as Mona Lisa. PLEASE NOTE: LIMIT 3 ENTRIES PER PLAYER. Many Themepost thanks to AZRainman

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