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Art Skills Competition: Fire and Water (page 56)

Posted Oct 11, '12 at 8:26pm

thepunisher93

thepunisher93

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To your rifles, to your pistols
Set ambushes, launch patrols
Do it, Do it now
If you dont want go in a hell hole.

Just noticed I made too small of a map

 

Posted Oct 13, '12 at 12:54pm

kegaumongo

kegaumongo

1,846 posts

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I'm officially devastated now that I know I could've had a chance of winning if I hadn't written anything xD
I decided to add his name because I thought people couldn't guess who he was.

I need some clarification. Cenere said on the OP that the entries must be drawn for the theme specifically and we can't submit something we drew prior to the theme being announced. Hectichermit said he made a few changes to an old drawing. My question is: am I allowed to submit something I previously drew if I make some changes to it?

 

Posted Oct 13, '12 at 3:48pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

Cenere said on the OP that the entries must be drawn for the theme specifically and we can't submit something we drew prior to the theme being announced. Hectichermit said he made a few changes to an old drawing. My question is: am I allowed to submit something I previously drew if I make some changes to it?

We only have about 4 or 5 regulars to the ASC, as compared to when it was originally posted. We're willing to bend a rule or two for some more possible participants. As long as it's something that can be accomplished within the 1-2 week time period, it's acceptable. Of course, if you send in something that would take months to do, we aren't going to allow it. Besides, it's easy to submit something and say you recently made it even if you made it years ago; we would never know. By now, we're aware of your art skill and can tell if it's something extremely elaborate.

 

Posted Oct 14, '12 at 1:11am

Hectichermit

Hectichermit

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well by a few changes I meant that I did not entirely draw the images from scratch rather ran it through a series of filters,color adjustments, layer effects...composition with simple shapes combined with filters and textures can yield different possibilities...in essence photo-manipulations of old art setting a new composition renders, thats what i meant by a few changes I didn't spend so much time sketching, coloring, inking, shading, painting...etc to get a brand new shape. I think photo manipulations are rather easy and less disiplined then traditional methods of drawing/painting

 

Posted Oct 15, '12 at 7:51am

Cenere

Cenere

12,941 posts

Knight

Oh, you guys are running it along? Nice enough, good to see it hasn't gone to waste.
Some notes, though. I don't particularly care how you run it, since you are not me, and I can't run it anymore anyway, so, yeah. It would probably be appropriate to make a post on some of the smaller things, though, what you will be looking for, how judgings are weighted and so on, so forth.
I will, however, be sad if the quality of the judgings keep on like this. Consider that the only thing this contest gives are critiques and points to improvement, while testing yourself against others. So, obviously some constructive critiques would be highly appropriate. More so, if it pleases the high mod Gantic, good quality judgings could give you back the merit award for the time being. So, at the very least voice why you chose a picture over the others, and perhaps how they others could improve.
Any and all art that is entered in this contest HAS to be draw specifically for the round. This is not one of my subjective rules, it's in the rules of the contest. It's to make sure everyone has equal time and chances, at least in theory. This means, simply retouching an image, including something to it, changing the colour scheme or otherwise, you know, not actually drawing the entire image for the round would disqualify the image from winning.

On a personal note, I learned something from the poltergeist round that will be important here: If you are going to pick images specifically from whether or not they have something included, no matter how they do so, specify it when you choose the theme. Excluding images because they have text without saying that this will very likely cost anyone that adds text the chance of winning is rather unfair.
Especially when the text is an integrated part of the image, and not simply added for context or explaining the art.
Try taking a look around your room. If you can do so without seeing any text or symbols of any kind, then fine. But most of us won't be able to do so, and if we drew our rooms, we would have to add said text. Titles of books, dvds, games, the brand of TV or computer or what do I know.
But anyway, it's a learning thing.

Otherwise, it's, as mentioned, nice to see it's still running and that people were interested enough to keep it going. Good job, everyone, would crit stuff, but I think I used up my typing for today.

 

Posted Oct 16, '12 at 1:20pm

ChromeDeathRazor

ChromeDeathRazor

294 posts

So how are you guys holding up? Sorry I couldn't make it for the Secrets round... I was in a holiday in Hainan, China and just came back. The funny thing is that I had actually drawn the artwork for that round but before could not upload it in time due to the departue being on that day... :(

By the way, I feel that artwork should not be penalised just because "It had text in it" but rather, judged on how the text is used.

For example, if I would write a poem that fits very well with the drawing, it would be awesome.

Anyways, here is my submission for this round's theme. (I hope the amount of blood in it will not cause any issues...)

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r588/Joe_Png/SLANDAMEN_zps14321008.png

Inspired by Killersup's Slendy last time lol

 

Posted Oct 16, '12 at 4:56pm

daleks

daleks

3,232 posts

I will, however, be sad if the quality of the judgings keep on like this.

I know Cen. Mine was horrible. But I was super busy and knew that I wouldn't have time. I didn't want to make people wait a few weeks. I feel bad, but I did what was best.

The funny thing is that I had actually drawn the artwork for that round but before could not upload it in time

Can we still see it? Even though it would not count I like looking at good art.

 

Posted Oct 16, '12 at 5:13pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

An update on judging:

Text
Text is allowed to a degree, but if it becomes the prominent part of an image (i.e. solely needed to explain), you're not going to get very good marks. If the current theme is a bit vague and text is almost required in some way, shape or form (i.e. paranoia), then the judging will be slightly more lenient. Please keep in mind that even with a vague theme, you still need to make the image clear enough not to have text to explain it. If text is there to improve the way the image reflects the theme, it's clearly a good thing.

Ready-made images
Your image MUST be brand new if you plan on submitting it. NO EXCEPTIONS. Every part of it must be made completely from scratch. This is Cen's choosing, and because he is the competition's creator and head-runner, I must respect his decision and stand by it. If your image was made previously, your image will be disqualified. If you repeatedly try to submit ready-made images, you risk being disqualified from the ASC for a very long time, if not forever. Don't risk it. All ready-made images and users who submitted ready-made images will receive amnesty.

Size
Please do not post entries larger than 670 pixels in width. If your art is larger, post a thumbnail and link to the larger version. -Cen
This rule is frequently disregarded, but it is important nevertheless. When I judge an image, I must be able to see the entire image at one time, or it won't be fair. It is your responsibility to resize your own images and post links to the normal-sized image. Open source downloaders are not allowed. If I'm forced to judge an image by downloading it, your image will be disqualified.

I am available to talk any time on my profile.

 

Posted Oct 16, '12 at 6:44pm

killersup10

killersup10

1,788 posts

Paranoia

is this going to be the closest theme to horror? Killersup would enjoy knowing,for he has a idea,but he would rather keep it for the horror theme if there will be one....

 

Posted Oct 16, '12 at 6:48pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

is this going to be the closest theme to horror? Killersup would enjoy knowing,for he has a idea,but he would rather keep it for the horror theme if there will be one....

Considering Halloween will occur during the next theme, it'd be a good guess that the next theme will have something to do with horror.

 
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