Challenge Gallery 31: Blur

One of the most important things about telling a single frame story is also one of the most challenging: selecting your scene. When you’ve only got one frame to convey a story, you’ve got to be picky about what you include. Too much stuff that doesn’t tell the tale, and you’ll confuse the viewer. But too few details and your story intention gets lost.

In my opinion, less is more. I’d rather leave you wondering than give you the wrong impression with too much information. But each artist must choose the elements that tell their story. That’s what makes the artist.

The process of creating a tale within a single frame starts with “writing” the story in your head. It could be a long, drawn out story with lots of twists, but when you have only one shot to tell it, you’re forced to whittle your story down to its most basic elements, its purest parts. That’s the beauty of the single frame story- you’re seeing each tale narrowed down to the most important information you need.

This narrow focus is a wonderful exercise for an artist. I think the stories that we see here each week are proof that the challenge is worth the work.

Before we get to this week’s challenge gallery, the prompt for next week is “Vanilla.” Make of it what you will.


Challenge Gallery 31: Blur

There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See
“There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See” by Skye Donardson

It's All A Blur
“It’s All a Blur” by Billy Dollinger

Single Frame Stories - Blur
“Is it me I see?” by Mayala Loon

“We’re so busy chasing our goals, we don’t even notice life passing us by in a blur.” by Strawberry Singh

Blur(red) by Masha Runya

1 Blur
1 Blur by Peep Sideshow Darkward

“Damn! This newspaper blurs the line between fact and fiction.”
by Stone Semyorka

by Tormie Baarer

The Red Queen said, “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.”
Time blurs.
by Seicher Rae

Winds of Change
“Winds of Change” by Michelle Hyacinth

Single Frame Stories 'Blur'
“A blurred future or just a bad day?” by Pixelate

Life in the Slow Lane
“Life in the Slow Lane” by Michelle Hyacinth

the sadness blur
“the sadness blur” by Kristine Kristan

“Seems it was a great party. …it’s a bit of a blur…I’ll just lie here & stop the floor moving” by Shockwave Plasma

“People I have known,
receding into the past,
lost – not forgotten.”
by Cinnamon Ghoststar

Blur (A Collaboration)
Blur (A Collaboration)
A collaboration by Nakala Fetisov, Sachiko Edelman and Wee Knipper

Blur: At The Tip of my Finger
“Blur: At The Tip of my Finger” by Deoridhe Quandry

Smoke from the Fire of Burning Bridges Makes a Pleasant Blur
“Smoke from the Fire of Burning Bridges Makes a Pleasant Blur” by Whiskey Monday

“Grateful” by Botgirl Questi

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