Update: This contest is now closed. Check out the entries!
Alright, the first ever drawing contest on Parka Blogs is here! To participate, you'll have to draw something.
The first challenge will be related to character design. The theme is animal(s) in a competitive sport environment. It can be any animal in any sport.
For example, it can be a rhinoceros extreme skiing down a snow capped mountain, turtles in synchronized swimming, ostriches doing the Tour de France, a snake playing snooker, etc.
It's up to you and what you can imagine. Draw it in your own style, be it realistic, vector, stylised, manga or whatever.
No mutations please. Things like werewolves (man and wolf) is out.
Here are some tips to make your illustrations stand out.
1. Do some research on animals. They have features and anatomy that make them look unique.
2. Creating a strong silhouette will make your character look more interesting.
3. Use action shots to let people know what's happening. That's expressive anatomy or gesture drawing.
There are two sets of prizes.
Set A below will be for the winner chosen by judge(s), who is me and whoever I can find. You'll get to choose one of the three prizes when you win.
- A Sketchy Past: The Art of Peter de Seve
- Daily Zoo Year 1 & Year 2 (hardcovers)
- The Art of Animal Character Design
Set B below will be for the winner with the highest number of votes, the most popular piece that is. You'll get to choose one of the two prizes.
- Contest name: Animals in Competitive Sports
- Deadline: 7 May 2010, Friday
- Image size: 1024 px wide
- Colour mode: RGB
- File format: JPEG, maximum quality
- Each person is limited to three entries (if you're up to it)
- This giveaway is open to all and where Amazon can ship to.
- Two winners will be chosen, one by jury and one by voting.
- Results will be announced one week after the deadline.
In the case that both the winners are the same, I'll give the Set B prize to the second most popular (voted) illustration.
You can either send your file as an attachment using email or provide me with an URL to your image file.
Send it to parkablogs at gmail dot com with the subject "Animals in Competitive Sports".
Other information required:
- Real Name
- Credit line (if different from real name)
- Website address (if any)
If you have any questions, just let me know via the comments section.