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Power
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Control
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Wildlife
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Reflections
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Loneliness
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Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Vote for next theme NOW!

Postby Vegedus » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:09 pm

CHALLENGE YOURSELF REDUX REDUX: CONTEST TWO

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
Surrealism:
A proper artistic style, with one of the most known surrealist artists being Salvador Dali. Where abstract art pretty much depicts nothing in particular, surrealism depicts things we know, but bends and twists them, contorts reality in eerie ways. Strange merges of creatures and objects, suspension of the laws of physics, illusions, smokes and mirrors.

RULES
Only visual art allowed, though all forms of digital, traditional, sprite, vector or other forms of such is allowed. Art must conform with the Snafu Art forum rules. Please link very large pictures and tag and link severely NSFW art (small amounts of nudity and violence is fine).

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 best will be judged, however.
Include a link to your art thread, deviant art or other gallery in your post or sig for easy reference for the judge.
Submissions must be related to the theme in some way. This is fairly open to interpretation, but it should be obvious to the viewer how it relates.
The judge cannot submit contest entries.

Judging
Submissions will be judged by me (Vegedus). The criteria for judging are:
CREATIVITY, EXECUTION (skill), EXPERIMENTATION 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. Further, breaking out of your usual style, or using different tools than you are used to, and trying something new in general is also viewed favorably.

In other words, 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, no matter how good you are.

Challenge Yourself currently has three judges, Vegedus, Hana and Amaranthine Ali. Only one judge is in charge and judges a single contest, and the others may post submissions as all other contestants. The main judge may only post exhibition pieces, which do not count as entries into the contest. If the main judge is not able to end the contest, another may step in and end the contest and start the next. Their entries will then be considered exhibition pieces.

At the end of judging, first, second and third place will be posted with short comments, plus any honorable mentions at the behest of the judge.

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

MONDAY: Contest begins, submissions accepted. Submissions will be accepted until the MONDAY after next, 2 weeks later. (Start: monday, April 11)

MONDAY TWO WEEKS LATER: No more submissions accepted. Entries will be judged. I will announce the closing some 10 hours before. Theme 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 monday, April 25, 9 AM, GMT -5, so finish sunday)

FRIDAY: Winners will be announced. Voting for the theme for the next contest begins.

MONDAY: Next contest starts.

Good Luck, Have Fun! ... Again!
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Vegedus » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:16 pm

I somehow nearly forgot about opening the contest, so it's a bit late. Hope ya don't mind.

Since there was a tie for theme, I cast the tie-breaking vote.

Remember to put a link to your gallery in your sig or by your submission. It lightens my workload and if I can't find your gallery, I can't judge your submission. In harsher words, you're disqualified. It'll probably alright for the veterans, but newbies jumping into the competition should keep this in mind.

I won't be home for the entirety of next week (easter). For a lot of it, I'm unlikely to have internet access, so my activity here will be sporadic, but I'll be back on monday to close the contest.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Morpheus » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:34 pm

I'm probably going to sit this one out.
Gonna try some new stuff.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Doctress Who » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:11 pm

Aww, I was hoping for reflections.
Ah well, maybe next time.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Hana » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:10 pm

Yeah, I might not go for this one. I'm not a huge fan of surrealism, and it would be exceedingly hard to achieve in my chosen medium.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Vegedus » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:15 am

Good thing's there's like, 200 people entering who just aren't talking about it.

I hope.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Chuckledarkly » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:45 pm

i'll give it a try but i dont know.... who the hell voted for surrealism anyway?! lol
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Vegedus » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:50 am

No submissions?
I guess we'll close this one and hope we get a better theme next time.

Unless anyone has any objections?
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Asmodai » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:07 am

Cant think of anything... or rather, everything I think of is waaaaaay beyond my skill level

Why the hell did I vote for this? >.>
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Amaranthine Ali » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:08 am

WHY DID YOU?
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Vegedus » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:59 am

Well okay then, competition closed, judging not in process. Start suggesting themes.

Mine is:

Power.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Doctress Who » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:04 am

^
I vote on this theme.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Iris » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:14 am

My suggestion is Control.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Doctress Who » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:20 am

Ooh. Actually, I'm liking the sound of both of those themes. I'm already getting ideas for them :D
Better than surrealism as a theme, anyday.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Vegedus » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:28 am

I was thinking something more traditional and simple would do us good.

No suggestions yourself Doctress?
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Doctress Who » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:54 am

Nope, I actually want one of those themes, so my suggestion is the same as you guys :)
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Morpheus » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:20 pm

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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Asmodai » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:08 pm

Oh oh oh Control! That fits perfectly with an idea I've been toying with!
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Hana » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:30 pm

Reflections, again.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Vegedus » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:11 pm

Theme suggestion closed. Voting starts when the fairy mod pops in. The themes are:

Power
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Asmodai » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:38 am

Awwww.... my phone apparently flunked out on me... I made a suggestion for Loneliness, but it didn't come through
Oh well, next time
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Contest Two: Surrealism

Postby Vegedus » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:12 am

Since the poll isn't up yet, I'll allow it.
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Vote for next theme NOW!

Postby Amaranthine Ali » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:05 pm

The fairy mod came and did her magic. :3
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Vote for next theme NOW!

Postby Vegedus » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:07 pm

Remember kids, the fae are a dangerous people!
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Re: Challenge Yourself Redux^2, Vote for next theme NOW!

Postby Amaranthine Ali » Sun May 01, 2011 4:19 am

Power 0% 0% [ 0 ]
Control 25% 25% [ 1 ]
Wildlife 25% 25% [ 1 ]
Reflections 25% 25% [ 1 ]
Loneliness 25% 25% [ 1 ]


Haha.. Give it a few more days. <___<
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