August 12, 2021 - October 14, 2021
Calling all artists! If you’re coming to CTNX this year, now’s your chance to have your artwork featured before the event and potentially win a one night stay at one of our participating Burbank Hotels.
NOTE: "Heads in beds” is hospitality industry lingo meaning occupied hotel rooms.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
We will be posting a drawing challenge every Thursday in the weeks leading up to CTNX 2021! Complete and post your drawing on Instagram, tagging @ctnexpo and @ctnburbank in order to be eligible. We will randomly select 10 winners from the artists that have proved they completed all 10 challenges.
Travel back in time at the Hotel Amarano in Burbank! Styled after Old Hollywood, this luxury boutique hotel offers a glamorous stay with stunning decor and dreamy rooms! Are you someone who only draws one thing? Well now is your chance to draw something new! What better way to challenge your skills than to draw outside of your comfort zone! For example, if you draw portraits, maybe try drawing a full character, or if you only draw characters, maybe draw a background to put your characters on a background. Never drawn a car before? Go for it! In need of inspiration, why not look at Hotel Amarano? You got this! CHALLENGE: Draw outside of your comfort zone for one day, ex: if you only draw characters, draw a background vice versa. Post your piece to Instagram using the #AMARANOCTNX on or before August 17th. Make sure you tag @ctnburbank @ctnexpo and @visitburbank so we can see your post!
Stay and relax at the Burbank Marriott Airport and Hotel! Home to CTNX, enjoy the modern styling, spacious rooms and unique California cuisine and cocktails at on of their restaurants!
Ever wondered how those perfect shots in movies and television are made? Do you find yourself asking, “just how did they do that?” Well this weeks challenge may answer your question! This week we are asking you to create a page of 10-12 composition thumbnails, based on a sentence or idea you come up with. These don’t have to be extremely detailed. Pay attention to where you’re leading your audiences eyes. If you add lighting try to think about how this would affect the mood and feel of your shot. Need a jumping off point, why not use Burbank Marriott Airport Hotel as a backdrop for your shot? You got this!
CHALLENGE: Draw one page of 10-12 thumbnail compositions based on an idea, story or sentence you create or come up with. Color not required. Post your page to Instagram using the #BURBANKMARRIOTTCTNX. Make sure you tag @ctnburbank @ctnexpo and @visitburbank so we can see your post!
Whether you are on a family vacation or on a business trip, Coast Annabelle Hotel is guaranteed to provide a cozy stay! Book any of their packages and experience the Hollywood adventure you’ve always wanted or stay in for a romantic spa getaway!
Starting a character design can be very hard! A great way to get a head start or inspiration is to base your character off an inanimate object. This week’s challenge is to make a character design based on an object. This could be a vase, car, anything that isn’t human or animal! Include your reference with your character and a short blurb about them! If you need inspiration take a look at Coast Annabelle Hotel! You got this!
CHALLENGE: Create a character design based on an inanimate object. Please include your reference and a short statement about them! Post your design to Instagram using the #COASTANABELLECTNX. Make sure to tag @ctnburbank @ctnexpo and @visitburbank so we can see your post!
The Courtyard Marriott offers a splendid stay with a high-tech lobby perfect for business and leisure. Feeling hungry? Come try the great healthy food options at The Bistro!
Do you like drawing food? We do too! Seeing food from all over the world or even from a mom and pop shop down the street sure does make us hungry~ This week’s challenge is drawing your favorite food, but with a twist! Draw your favorite food in a design style! Maybe there is a show you really like, try drawing your favorite food in that shows style! Open to all styles of art and food, tell us what you love about this dish or meal! The Courtyard Marriott’s Bistro may be a perfect place to find your new favorite food! You got this!
CHALLENGE: Draw your favorite food in any style you want! Tell us why it’s your favorite food and why its special! Can’t wait to see all your delicious choices! Post your piece on Instagram using the #COURTYARDBISTROCTNX. Make sure you tag @ctnburbank @ctnexpo and @visitburbank so we can see your post!
The Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Burbank is a comfy hotel near lots of Hollywood attractions! Offering accessible pet-friendly rooms, Hilton Garden inn is a wonderful place to meet for business or relax by the pool!
Drawing a self portrait is a great way to build your skills. A full self portrait can take a lot of work and time though. A fun exercise to rest and reflect is to draw a self portrait with your non-dominant hand! Not only is this is a silly break from formal drawing and painting, but this also a good opportunity to practice being ambidextrous!
CHALLENGE: Draw a self portrait with your non-dominant hand. These won’t be pretty but that’s okay, these are just for fun practice! Any medium welcome! Post your self portrait on Instagram using the #HILTONGARDENCTNX. Make sure you tag @ctnburbank @ctnexpo and @visitburbank so we can see your post!
The Residence Inn by Marriott offers “a home away from home” great for families or social events. Enjoy the modern comfort of their suites with full kitchens and complimentary wifi.
Did you grow up reading Little Golden Books? Were you enchanted by the colorful illustrations and covers? Well then this week’s challenge is perfect for you, as we are challenging you to design your own Little Golden Book cover! Relive your childhood nostalgia by making yourself the star of your own Little Golden Book! Looking for some inspiration? Check out the Residence Inn by Marriott. You got this!
CHALLENGE: Design your own “Little Golden Book” cover! Any medium welcome. Include a short sentence about your book concept! Color encouraged, does not have to be super detailed. Post your cover to Instagram using the #RESIDENCEINNCTNX. Make sure to tag @ctnburbank @ctnexpo and @visitburbank so we can see your post!
Enjoy the wonder of one of Burbank’s best kept historical sites at The Safari Inn. As seen in The Incredibles, the Safari Inn offers classic decorations and with a modern feel, including wide array of attractions and amenities.
Do you have a hobby outside of art? How do you spend your downtime? Do you watch TV, knit, maybe birdwatch? This week we are asking you to draw your favorite hobby outside of art. Show us how you spend your free time and relax. This can be a drawing of you doing your hobby or just the object that you hobby uses. Tell us a bit why you love your hobby and its important to you! Need a little inspiration? Take a look at the different relaxing activities The Safari Inn offers! You got this!
CHALLENGE: Draw your favorite hobby! This can be you doing the hobby or an object that involves your hobby. Color or black/white are okay! Introduce us to your hobby in a short sentence and tell us why it’s important to you. Post your piece to Instagram using the #SAFARICTNX. Remember to tag @ctnburbank @ctnexpo and @visitburbank so we can see your post!
Experience the “City of Stars” at the Springhill Suites Los Angeles Burbank. Located near popular Hollywood Attractions, Springhill Suites is a perfect spot to relax and play! Check out their Marilyn Monroe inspired bar and lounge.
Hands are weird and hard to draw, all the more reason to draw them! This week’s challenge is simple, draw a page of hands in any style you want! Take this time to practice practice practice! These can be master copies of animation legends, realism, a specific show, your choice!
CHALLENGE: Draw a page of hands in any style! Post your page with the #SPRINGHILLCTNX. Be sure to tag @ctnburbank @ctnexpo and @visitburbank so we can see your post!
Modern meets retro at The Tangerine! Like its namesake The Tangerine offers a refreshing stay with pops of color and Hollywood style rooms with contemporary art adorning the walls! Just minutes away from some of Hollywoods most exciting experiences, it’s a great place to relax or play!
Color and mood play a big part in storytelling, especially animation! This week we’d like you to create a monster that evokes the feeling of the word: overjoyed, melancholy or rage. Try portraying these emotions without outright saying them. Color is encouraged for this challenge! Need a little color inspiration, take a look at The Tangerine! You got this!
CHALLENGE: Create a monster that evokes the feeling of the word: overjoyed, melancholy or rage. This can be a drawing, painting, etc. Pay attention to your use of color and lighting to properly portray one of the three emotions above. Post your piece to Instagram using the #TANGERINECTNX. Make sure to tag @ctnburbank @ctnexpo and @visitburbank so we can see your post!
Refresh and recharge at the Ramada! Enjoy the pool and tropical gardens, in great spot for business meetings or leisure! The Ramada Inn offers accessible rooms and suites for all guests to enjoy!
We’re ending our challenge with a final still life! Still lives are great ways to practice observational drawing and composition! This week we are asking you to create your own still life using items in your home or workplace! Any medium welcome! Looking for some inspiration? Check out what the Ramada has to offer! You got this!
CHALLENGE: Draw a still life using items you have in your home or workplace. Any medium is welcome, color is not required. Focus on composition and use of negative and positive space! Post your still life to Instagram with the #RAMADACTNX. Make sure to tag @crnburbank @ctnexpo and @visitburbank so we can see your post!
Deadline to Submit Proof of Completion Form: October 19, 2021
Grand Prize Winners Notified: October 21, 2021
PARTICIPATING BURBANK HOTELS:
Burbank Marriott Airport Hotel
Coast Anabelle Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn
Residence Inn by Marriott
The Ramada Inn
Once you have completed all 10 challenges, complete this FORM
to submit your posts and contact information for your chance to WIN one of 10 grand prizes!
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