Competition: The Pictures in the Sound - 18

The Pictures in the Sound - 18


One of the best examples of music coming before the image would be the original Conan The Barbarian film. That film's score was created prior to filming beginning. As a result, the scenes were altered and filmed to fit the score in a way that hadn't been done prior. This shows that sound—most notably music—instills an image in the listener.

Listen to the provided song and draw a depiction of what you see in your mind's eye. The goal of this competition is to capture the emotions that it evokes within. At a bare minimum, your entry must have a clear focal point beyond simple abstracts. That means entries cannot be a simple application of a few colors and no shapes akin to simple country flags

Really Slow Motion & Instrumental Core - A Fall Of Darkness

Example themes for this song: uplifting, motivational, pump-up, confidence, war, adventure

You can loop YouTube videos by right clicking it and selecting 'Loop'. This can help you when listening.

How to Submit

Submissions must be in one of the following formats: .jpg, .png, .gif

How it is Graded

The official Herald Graphics Grading Rubric will be used in this competition with attention being given to how the emotions of the piece compared to those found in the song.

Useful Tools

GIMP - a freeware used for digital graphics work, similar to Photoshop.
Paint.NET - more freeware!
Krita - artist made freeware!

Competition Information
Organized by
Adept Thane "Atra" Skotos
Running time
2021-03-15 until 2021-04-12 (29 days)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Difficulty Class
Second Level Crescents and 3 Clusters of Graphite as per Herald guidelines
8 subscribers, of which 4 have participated.
Adept Atyiru Caesura Entar Arconae
File submission
1st place
Savant Aru Law
File submission
3rd place
Knight Cello
Knight Cello opted out of publishing his submission.
No placement