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Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Acktoo » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:25 pm

CHALLENGE YOURSELF REDUX: CONTEST ONE

Environments, Landscapes, and Backgrounds
Challenge Yourself is an official Snafu Art forum contest. It operates on a bi-weekly(ish) cycle,
as explained below. As the title suggests, the idea is not to best each other, but to best yourself!


THEME
Environments, Landscapes, and Backgrounds
Draw a setting of any type without humans or animals (or any kind of fauna).

RULES
  • Only visual art allowed (does not have to be drawn by hand.). Art must conform
    with the Snafu Art forum rules.
  • Art must be created WITHIN the cycle time. You MAY NOT use art you
    created last week, last month, last year, or ever before this cycle.
    These pieces may be posted as demonstration of the theme, but MUST be
    marked as previous work.
  • Multiple submissions totally allowed. Only the latest will be judged, however.
    Furthermore, I want a link to either your art thread or DA account for easy reference.
  • Submissions must be related to the theme in some way. This is fairly
    open to interpretation, but it shouldn't be too hard for people to see
    how it is related.
  • Judges cannot submit contest entries.

Judging
Submissions will be judged by me (Acktoo). The criteria for judging are:
CREATIVITY, EXECUTION (skill), and EFFORT. Please note that you are
judged against YOURSELF (your previous demonstrated works) and not so
much against each other! In this contest, a new artist who puts in a
tremendous amount of creativity and effort can defeat an experienced
artist who has more skill and experience, but didn't push themselves.

Translation
If you draw some images that took five minutes and/or you put no effort in them
what so ever, you won't make it in the top three.

Judges may enter pieces into the contest, but they will be exhibition
only. Non-judges may also mark their own submission as an 'exhibition' piece.
Such will not be subject to judgment.

The Process
Challenges operate on a two week cycle. The contest officially begins on

MONDAY: Contest begins, submissions accepted. Submissions will be accepted
until the FRIDAY after next (almost 2 weeks later). (Start: MONDAY, January 17)

FRIDAY after next: No more submissions accepted. Entries will be judged.

SATURDAY: Winners will be announced. Then suggestions for the next challenge begin.
I reserve the right to reject challenge suggestions based on vagueness, being too similar
to a recent challenge, or unfeasibility. (Submission period ends Friday, January 29)

SUNDAY: Voting begins.

Good Luck!
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Acktoo » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:26 pm

The rules have changed somewhat; be sure to read the above post fully.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Asmodai » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:28 pm

landscaaaappppeeesss! landscapeslandscapeslandscapes!

actually I voted for demons because I wanted to draw a succubus... but this is awesome as well, since just today I had a really great idea for a landscape
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Vegedus » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:57 pm

Too bad all the snow just melted around here, that shit was scenic and drawable as hell.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby sam4books » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:26 pm

LANDSCAPES.

MY GREATEST NEMESIS!

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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Chuckledarkly » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:47 pm

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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Asmodai » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:29 pm

aaaaaaaahIstillhavenoideawhattomake! D:

Broken, that somehow reminds me of Far Cry 2... which is a good thing
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Vegedus » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:26 pm

Get a block of paper, some pencils and a chair, and go out into your garden or forest or whatever and draw shit.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Asmodai » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:37 am

I dont do well with paper... paper hates me and I hate paper

I'm trying some vector stuff
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Vegedus » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:10 am

Oh, right, that thing you do.

An artist did once make the point to me that the biggest drawback of the tablet is that you can't exactly bring it with you into nature or the zoo or whatever.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Asmodai » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:59 am

Well you could... But it's not very handy... and it would mean carrying around a lot of expensive equipment
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby sam4books » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:32 pm

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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Asmodai » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:51 am

pfft you call that big? lightweight 8)
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby sam4books » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:55 pm

I've never worked with anything the size of 1M before xD

I usually try to keep things below that.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Vegedus » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:33 pm

So, submission of entries ends today. Uh, when exactly?
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Asmodai » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:40 pm

Ah bloody hell, I thought it was saturday.. and I just had an idea T.T
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Vegedus » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:59 pm

Yeh, the date is wrong. It's supposed to end, today, the 28. , but it says the 29.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Chuckledarkly » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:01 pm

lol what happened? everyone was revved for this! i did mine in a day i was so excited lol sure i didn't shade it but at school were doing animation and you don't shade animation bgs so i wanted to stick with the theme. Get off your asses lazy people! I even went out of my comfort zone and drew a full page! get working! >=3
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Asmodai » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:04 pm

I couldnt get an idea... I've been doing character art for too long >.>
But now I finally have an idea, and it's too late

oh well, my own fault for A) not putting enough pressure behind it B) being unable to read dates Dx
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Vegedus » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:26 pm

Yes, yes, calm down Broken Line, I'm done.

Or as done as I'm going to get. I don't really like it. The composition sucks, the foreground is very 2D, it's black and white and the imagery wayyyy corny. I tried a number of things (paper drawings, of real envirorments, of imagined, buildings, hills), however, and this one was the only one that worked at all. Bleh. Quite a humbling task.

Also, DA. Link to thread in (on?) sig.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Asmodai » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:31 pm

oh wait, I can always enter something... but it wont be judged
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Acktoo » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:26 am

Submission period ends 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time. Today.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Asmodai » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:50 am

*gasp* I still have some time!
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Asmodai » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:28 am

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*huff* *puff* my hand... it hurts like hell D:

Clickable for wallpaper version!
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux: Contest One

Postby Chuckledarkly » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:58 pm

thats sooo nice. :3
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