So the first DVD contest at Branded in the 80’s has come to a close. To recap, I love discounted DVD’s, especially flicks from the 80’s, so I figured I’d pick up a few and then have periodic contests for giving them away. Because it’s fun or something.

For the first contest I figured I try and do something a little bit interactive, so I drew a quick picture of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors (the 80’s remake musical) and put it up as a coloring book page that never existed. To be honest I didn’t think anyone was going to take a crack at coloring it, but I was pleasantly surprised and received 2 entries. So let’s take a look at ’em.

First up we have a very weird entry from Esteban. If you look closely you can see that there is in fact a colored picture in there. When I posted the contest I did mention using whatever was at hand to color, and he went nuts coloring the drawing with pictures from previous Branded in the 80’s posts, so it’s a little bit collage, a little bit photoshop, and a little bit Dadaist. But it’s all good.

Our second entry, by Todd at (or in) Neato Coolville, is a more traditional stab at coloring the mean green mother from outer space.

Both are awesome and I and the brood (the fiancee, the dog, and the cat) had a hard time deciding, so we did what any discerning judges do in a 50/50 situation like this, we flipped a coin.

So the winner by grace of random flippage is Todd (so shoot me an e-mail with your address if you’d like to collect your DVD prize.) I had a lot of fun with this and I want to thank both Todd and Esteban for cracking their heads open to let their creativity spill out on the drawing.

Now I have to figure out what to do next time…