CHALLENGE YOURSELF REDUX REDUX: CONTEST TWOChallenge 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!
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!