Hello! I’d like to say welcome to the palace, and thanks for checking it out! This competition is going to be going until the 30th of August. On the 31st I’ll announce the winner (which is chosen by the audience). Throughout September the winner of the First Competition will be featured on this blog; getting the limelight that they deserve.
The First Competition’s Challenge is.. a color palette! Using this color palette:
(provided by http://color-palettes.tumblr.com/ ) You must create a picture involving only one character. Only these colors are allowed. You can do OC’s, characters from any show, game, comic, or book, and real people/things. Try to get your piece done early so you can get lots of votes!
Read to get your art on? Our #DrawtheLove contest is about to start! The theme for our contest is kindness (of course!) - so start thinking about just how you would draw, paint, or photograph kindness itself.
We’ll be posting specs for your art work (acceptable sizes and mediums for entries, etc.) next week, as well as information on how you can submit your awesome creations for consideration.
The winning entries will be used on our official Random Acts Kindness Cards. So stay tuned and have your pencils and paintbrushes ready! We can’t wait to see what you create.
Online art competition unites cultures A new art competition is using social media platforms to provide exposure for artists to share their work with the world – and in the process, unifying cultures in the name of beauty. The Social Network Art Competition (SNAC) expo kicked off its first official contest, with a focus on Israeli artists. The results are stunning.
Today’s critically acclaimed dramas and edgy comedies may have launched a new golden age of television, but when it comes to toons, everybody knows the '90s were all that!
Nickelodeon’s ‘90s lineup was chock-full of awesome and adorable characters. Squeaky voiced Rugrats, Arnold with his football-shaped head, real life toons come to life on The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and that rude duo, Ren & Stimpy. And we think any one of ‘em would look great on a t-shirt.
Just be sure to stick to the shows listed below, or you just might hear Ren exclaiming, “You eediot!”
AAAHH!!! REAL MONSTERS THE ANGRY BEAVERS CATDOG HEY ARNOLD! THE REN & STIMPY SHOW ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE RUGRATS THE ADVENTURES OF PETE & PETE
Enter the ominous, mystical world of Jen, Kira, and Fizzgig to create a t-shirt inspired by Gelflings, Garthim, or any of the puppet creatures in The Dark Crystal.
Just as the Mystic master sends Jen on an epic quest to retrieve the missing shard of the Dark Crystal and restore balance to a divided world, you too must embark on a journey. Your adventure begins with a visit to the land of Thra, where you will encounter the wise and aged Mystics, the villainous Skeksis, and even slimy Nebries. If you are triumphant, you will save your world from forever answering to the forces of evil—or at least see your design printed on a t-shirt!
Gather once again, Stars! The Suikoden Day 2015 Team is proud to present to you our first competition for the year. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Suikoden series, we would like you to create an art piece that best encapsulates the “essence” of the Suikoden series and why it transcends through time and generations.
• Entrants are to create an artwork to work as a cover/header image for Suikoden Day 2015, fitting with this year’s 20th Anniversary theme.
• The winning entry will occupy the banner space at the top of Suikoden Day social media pages (Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter), though it must fit in the Facebook cover photo dimensions of 851x315 pixels.
• One entry per person.
• Each entry MUST be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The winner will be the entry that the judges feel best conveys the “20 years of Suikoden” theme. Entrants are encouraged to tell us about their design and why they feel it conveys this theme.
• The winning entry will be used by Suikoden Day, but also by fans across multiple websites. However, the creator will always be credited, and the image remains their property.
• The competition is open until 1 August 2015. The winner will be announced on August 10.
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, THIS IS OUR BIGGEST PRIZE PACKAGE YET! Again, all thanks to the wonderful Marina Paez who has sponsored all of the main Suikoden Day prizes since 2011.
Yesterday, Dave Goyer (vice president of the National Duck Stamp Collectors Society) was kind enough to send me a few things in the mail– including a copy of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest program from this year! This is a really cool thing for me to have, since I was unable to attend in person. On page three, it lists some statistics about this year’s contest; namely, it gives a breakdown of where the entries are from, what medium they are painted in, age of artist, etc. I thought I’d share it here with you, for anyone else that did not attend and might be curious to see these statistics.
At the risk of sounding like an idealist, I’d love to see more entries overall, especially from lesser represented groups! Now, this is a bit counter-intuitive as a competing artist… less entries means less people to compete against, right? Well, yes. That is true. And it is also true that it can be overwhelming (as a judge) to try to select the ‘best’ when you are looking at a field of hundreds of paintings. But… I have a great deal of concern that the interest in the contest is waning. For whatever reason, less artists are “into it” than anytime in recent history that I am aware of. Did you know that in the past ( I am looking at the late 1980’s and early 90’s) that thousands of artists entered every year? In 1987, the year that Daniel Smith won with his beautiful painting of a snow goose, he was one of over a thousand entries.
If you are an artist, maybe you will consider entering? It is a tough competition, but the excitement, enjoyment of painting, the finding of new friends… the comradery and feeling of being part of something big, is pretty amazing. I have made some really fantastic friends and met a lot of cool people through this, way before I managed to win this thing!
Paint a duck, help a duck, make some friends, have fun, and keep the program going. If you need help, my time is thin this year, but I can try to assist!
A Ducky Schedule
I have received my tentative schedule of events for the coming year. Some of the dates and locations are To Be Determined, and I may attend additional events. To be sure, I will be doing some smaller events, talks, and programs so stay tuned for that. I hope you might come see me if I end up at an event near you!
Big Hero 6 is the classic story of the bond between a boy and his giant inflatable robot. OK, so maybe you haven’t heard this one before.
In honor of Disney’s latest super heroic adventure, we’re inviting our community to design an original t-shirt inspired by Hiro, Baymax, and the rest of the Big Hero 6 team. Watch the trailer below and visit the official Big Hero 6 site to capture the spirit of the soon-to-be classic, and get pumped to create the next great tee!
Last time I hinted at people filling in a blank variant cover I was ignored.Now I’m going to shout!
There is a blank Hit Girl variant cover & I want YOU to fill it in!As you can see,3 other artists have already given their versions to Marvel(whoever they are)but I want you to give me your version of the blank one(Um,it’s the one in the middle).
You will get published on my blog & also on the site I edit & you’ll get big shout outs & links to your work.
The other artists to um,have a stab at it,are John Romita Jnr(top)Leandro Fernandez(bottom right)& Phil Noto/tumblr,I can’t promise you’ll be as “famous” as these people but we can bloody well try & make you!Put them in my submissions box or whatever-Just GO!
Hit Girl #1 By Mark Millar & John Romita Jnr is on sale now.
Lovelies!!! I’ve looked at the art you’ve sent me but I’m on mobile so I can’t do anything with them! Keep sending in your fan art for starlight arcade and we’d love to post it! All art is welcome! Don’t be shy! Have a great day and be creative!
Artists Wanted has partnered with SCOPE Art Fair to present the 2nd annual Year in Review Competition, a juried, international, all-medium-encompassing open call for art that will present one visionary with a $15,000 grant and an exclusive Featured Booth at SCOPE Art Show in New York City this March 2012.
Submissions received by December 31, 2011 11:59pm EST will be considered for the $1,000 Early Entry Award in addition to the Grand Prize and Category Awards.
General entries accepted through January 31, 2012 11:59pm EST
One of the most creative competitions we’ve seen in a while involves imitating an established piece of artwork. Adobe had originally created an art competition that was open only to UK students for a grand prize of £10,000. Canadian art blog Booooooom! joined forces with Adobe to accommodate those outside of the UK, creating an opportunity to compete for a copy of the entire Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection ($899). The competition called for entries in the form of photographs.
So I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winners from the list of people that have reblogged/liked this post! I draw the winners a picture each of the character/s that they have asked me to draw, from any fandom you choose! This includes OC’s just make sure to send a reference picture to me via submit or ask.
1st Prize: (Up to) Two characters from any fandom (inc OC’s), fully coloured with a background.
2nd Prize: One character from any fandom (inc OC), fully coloured with a background.
3rd Prize: One sketchy character from any fandom (inc OC), with some colour.
ALL entrants will receive a small icon/gif thing.
(all examples above done by me of course)
The Rules: You can reblog and like as many times as you like. You have to be following me to enter. And please, do NOT request any NSFW related things, I will refuse cos its not nice :P
I will be drawing the winners using https://www.random.org/ on May 1st 2014, AEST.