Title: A question about fanart challenges...
Syri - June 18, 2007 02:23 AM (GMT)
I'm sorry if this isn't the right place for this, but I have a question; will there ever be a challenge for traditional fan art? Y'all remember, them old-fashioned things made with paper and pens, back before that new-fangled Photoshop? :lol: Just curious about that; computers leave me in a daze, but I love to do actual drawings, so...perhaps it wouldn't be as popular, but it could be interesting...
Saiyuki - June 18, 2007 08:48 PM (GMT)
I'd certainly sign up for that! :skip
*Hides fact that she has Art A levels :P*
Ehlwyen - June 18, 2007 10:26 PM (GMT)
Ooooh, no hiding art skills Saiyuki!!! We must definitely drag those out into the open and put on display! :wub:
That's a really cool idea Syri! I'd join that kind of challenge.
I haven't drawn hardly anything in years so it'd be a great motivator. Doing computer art is so lazy since I don't have to collect all my art stuff that I have scattered every where. Photos, canvas, brushes, colors are all in one place making computer art great for lazy scatterbrains like me!
Vany - June 18, 2007 10:28 PM (GMT)
I cant draw to save my own life :lol: but that sounds interesting! Id love to see what people come up with!
Syri - June 18, 2007 11:36 PM (GMT)
I would really love to do something like that. The banners, avi's and wallpaper people make are beautiful, and I love them; you just don't see much traditional fanart anymore. :)
Senator Seth of the UGS - June 19, 2007 12:46 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Vany @ Jun 18 2007, 03:28 PM)|
| I cant draw to save my own life :lol: but that sounds interesting! Id love to see what people come up with! |
Same story here! :lol:
And I agree that, that is an excellent idea, and I would be interesting to see what people come up with! :D
Supernatural.Addiction - June 19, 2007 08:23 AM (GMT)
I'd like to look at stuff people draw, but I wouldn't enter...
I can write wonderfully (Sometimes...) but I can't draw at all. :lol:
Saiyuki - June 19, 2007 10:13 AM (GMT)
Syri, you could always open a challenge :unsure:
...tell us what to draw/paint...Favorite bad guy/character/brother/scene/episode/quote...whatever, then we can submit photo's/scans of our work :D
I have a few blank canvases, just begging for a paint job :lol:
Syri - June 19, 2007 04:44 PM (GMT)
I dunno...if I open it, I don't think I'd be allowed to enter... :unsure: ...would I? :blink:
grkgrl88 - June 19, 2007 07:28 PM (GMT)
Technically, mods are supposed to run challenges. Syri, since it's your suggestion, what do you want the challenge to be? Post in here or send me a PM, and I'd be happy to run it. :)
Syri - June 19, 2007 08:28 PM (GMT)
wow; I didn't even think anyone would like the idea!
hum...well, let me think. How about a challenge for a traditional done promo poster? Something that, perhaps, requires pictures of both guys, at least one evil that's appeared throughout the series, an original or quoted tagline and the logo? Pencil, ink, paint, pastel, chalk or any other sort of traditional media. Pictures can be recreated from actual screenshots or be original (EG, one's own version of a werewolf, vampire, spirit, etc.) NO use of computers for any part, including touchups.
how's that? of course if anyone else has any ideas, or a change of requirements, that's be fine too! :D
grkgrl88 - June 19, 2007 09:27 PM (GMT)
Sounds good to me! One question, though. After the challenge starts, when should the deadline be? One week later? Two?
Syri - June 19, 2007 09:45 PM (GMT)
hand-done art takes a bit longer than computer art, so I'd say two weeks.
Saiyuki - June 19, 2007 10:34 PM (GMT)
...that would be an awesome challenge! :evil
...two weeks should be okay...depending on the size the artist goes for :lol: maybe three would be better though? :unsure: then we'll be able to get more entrys ;)
...at the moment only myself, you (syri) and Elhwyen have shown interest in this type of challenge... :unsure:
I suppose we could always spread the word a little ;)
Syri - June 19, 2007 10:41 PM (GMT)
here's an ironic thought; Photoshop banners to promote a traditional art challenge! :D
perhaps 3 weeks would be better, if entries are larger. how long do challenges usually run for?
Saiyuki - June 19, 2007 10:54 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Syri @ Jun 19 2007, 11:41 PM)|
| here's an ironic thought; Photoshop banners to promote a traditional art challenge! :D |
perhaps 3 weeks would be better, if entries are larger. how long do challenges usually run for?
i'll make a post in both of my art threads ;) and PM some peeps :P
oh the irony :lol:
not really sure how long they usually run but the "Header banner" for the site challenge ran for quite a while :unsure: as did the "dvd cover" one...
grkgrl88 - June 19, 2007 11:03 PM (GMT)
The amount of time challenges run for varies, depending on what it is. We can run this one for three weeks. :)
Syri - June 19, 2007 11:25 PM (GMT)
3 weeks sounds good! and i'm kinda relieved! I'm planning to do mine in colored pencil, and that takes forever and a day!
:skip I'm so excited now! I've been digging through my drawers, trying to dregde up my Prismacolor set.
Senator Seth of the UGS - June 20, 2007 03:14 AM (GMT)
I can't wait to see how things turn out for all of you. I will also make something to promote the idea and get the word spread...I was planning on redoing my Awards banner thing anyway, I'll just do one for the challenge, too. :D
life_angel17 - June 20, 2007 11:29 AM (GMT)
Oh wow! This is such a cool idea!! I would LOVE to have a go (I'm currently doing my art A Levels), I'm not sure about entering though- I have a lot of confidence issues <_< But I'll have a bash anyway! :lol:
Just a few quick questions- When does the chalenge start? and Can it be a promo for an SN episode? Also this may sound dumb, but how do we show your entries on the forum? :blink:
BandityG. - June 20, 2007 02:57 PM (GMT)
Wow, that sounds like a really cool idea. I've never participated in a challenge, but I might give this one a go. I love drawing though my skills are debateable :lol: I'll be keepin' an eye out for when it opens ;)
Syri - June 20, 2007 05:36 PM (GMT)
I didn't think anyone would go for this!
*feels all warm and fuzzy inside*
Ehlwyen - June 20, 2007 05:41 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (BandityG. @ Jun 20 2007, 08:57 AM)|
| Wow, that sounds like a really cool idea. I've never participated in a challenge, but I might give this one a go. I love drawing though my skills are debateable :lol: I'll be keepin' an eye out for when it opens ;) |
Oh I hope you join in! I very rarely draw, much less on a deadline. So my skills definitely fall into the questionable category of I won't know until I try. :D
It's so great to see this coming together and everyone so excited. This is going to be interesting! :wub:
Syri - June 20, 2007 05:57 PM (GMT)
I do a lot of drawing during the school year, but haven't done much since summer started. I'm excited to get back into it!
g_alena - June 20, 2007 06:32 PM (GMT)
i haven't been drawing in years, but maybe i'd give it a try... :) holidays start in a week, so i'll have more time... :D
i learned how to do fanvids and fanart in the last couple of months... so heck, if i couldn't draw something.. :ph43r:
Syri - June 20, 2007 06:41 PM (GMT)
I taught myself moviemaker, but failed dismally at teaching myself photoshop! :D
Trust me; considering how bad my banners turn out, it's for the good of humanity if I stick with a pencil and paper!
lucy b - June 20, 2007 07:05 PM (GMT)
I just wanted to say this is an awesome idea. :woohoo
I can draw but I'm not that good at it <_< So I won't enter. But I'll look and see what everyone else comes up with. :)
Syri - June 20, 2007 07:08 PM (GMT)
aw, Lucy, you should give it a shot!
(btw, does your avatar for "twilight" refer to the book, by any chance?)
lucy b - June 20, 2007 07:13 PM (GMT)
I'd be to embarrassed to enter. Coz my work is awful. <_<. So I'll have to pass.
Yer. My avatar does refer to the Twilight book.... It's my fave book :wub:
Syri - June 20, 2007 07:29 PM (GMT)
*sigh* I loved that book! I stayed up till 4 in the morning to finish it
it's good to see so many people are showing interest
grkgrl88 - June 20, 2007 08:30 PM (GMT)
is now up. :)
Sh@ylia*Cure - July 16, 2007 07:39 PM (GMT)
Where do i go to post banners in the NEW award challenge?
Saiyuki - July 16, 2007 07:49 PM (GMT)
for the awards banner challenges... Here...
post your entries in the thread along with the direct links ;)
is that what you meant?
Sh@ylia*Cure - July 16, 2007 08:03 PM (GMT)
Yeah, i just wasn't sure if it was that specific place to post them.
thanx for giving me the link, though. :P
Syri - August 6, 2007 11:02 PM (GMT)
we definaltely need to have more traditional contests; I need some insentive to dust off my poor pencils!
grkgrl88 - August 7, 2007 01:54 AM (GMT)
Suggestions for the next one?
Syri - August 7, 2007 03:19 AM (GMT)
ooh, i dunno; charector collages? Metallicar? wanted posters? fan fiction promos?
Jareds-german-girl - August 7, 2007 10:44 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Syri @ Aug 6 2007, 11:02 PM)|
|we definaltely need to have more traditional contests...|
i totally agree! :clap
it was really fun!
But what next...??? maybe:
pics of some situations.
Moonlight..hunt by night
in the water
in the streets
in the basement...
or Sam and Dean comic-like..
it means...have to be colored!
one site with 4 parts...which tells a little Story?
a collage with pics from a special episode?
we could make pics (traditional) for some advertised products...?
or handemade cover for Season 3 or 4 :)
Syri - August 7, 2007 03:39 PM (GMT)
I like the ideas for a comic or DVD cover!
Saiyuki - August 7, 2007 10:23 PM (GMT)
I like the comic idea...(Manga would be great :P) also the DVD and wanted poster would be cool IMO :lol: