Hi! Your friendly neighborhood Nestalgica here, announcing a Digital Arts contest. This for anyone who wants to try a medium theyve never done before. I, personally, am a fractal artist, and have been for over a year and a half theres truly no turning back for me now. However, long have I wanted to try photomanipulation I just havent had the desire to learn it. Maybe this applies to you, but with different terms?
Heres how this contest is going to work:
1) Choose a digital art category youve never looked into before. You do not have to be a digital artist to enter this contest, by the way!
This is a list of the digital mediums of choice:
Pixel Art (NOTE: This does include Emoticons, static and animated)
2) You should choose a medium you truly have never worked with before obviously, youre on the honor system for the most part, but I will check the galleries of the contestants just in case. You should be in this contest to learn a new medium.
3) You note your submission to me, and Ill keep track of the entrants.
4) I will either appoint a judge for each category or judge them myself, depending on if people are willing to help judge.
Obviously, you cant learn a new medium very well by yourself, so heres a list of resources for each of the above categories.
<a href=[link]>A list of 3D programs
<a href=[link]>Great comprehensive list of Maya tutorials
<a href=[link]>Bryce tutorials
<a href=[link]>3D tutorials
<a href=[link]>Poser download
<a href=[link]>Terragen download/tutorials
<a href=[link]>Wikipedias article on vector art
<a href=[link]> Really good tutorial on vector art by `lemontea
<a href=[link]> Abstract vector art tutorial
<a href=[link]> Wikipedia entry on Vexel Art
<a href=[link]>`Aeires Vexed over Vexels news article
<a href=[link]>Tutorial on vexel art
<a href=[link]>Wikipedia article on Pixel Art
<a href=[link]>Emoticon Tutorial
<a href=[link]>Isometric pixel art tutorial
<a href=[link]>Wikipedia entry on Digital Painting/Drawing
<a href=[link]> Photoshop colouring tutorial
<a href=[link]> Photoshop tutorial see description
<a href=[link]>Short chronological list of tutorials
<a href=[link]>Wikipedia entry on Photomanipulation
<a href=[link]>List of Photomanipulation tutorials
<a href=[link]>Wikipedia entry on Fractal Art
<a href=[link]>Official Apophysis website
<a href=[link]>Official UltraFractal website
<a href=[link]> Basic Apophysis Tutorial
<a href=[link]>Basic UltraFractal tutorial
Some contest FAQ</a>
Itll take a long time to learn a new medium how long is this contest going to run?
I know how long it can take, believe me! The due date for entries in this contest will be on June 30th, so you have just under two months to learn your medium and submit a piece.
How many pieces can I submit?
Well, you can submit as many pieces of whichever medium you choose to your gallery, but you may submit 2 pieces of work in 1 medium to the contest.
How do I get started?
Well, obviously you need to pick a medium first, so Id start with that. Then, read up as much as you can on the medium! Knowledge is power.
Can I donate prizes/be a judge?
I thought Id never ask for you! Any prize donations are welcome and encouraged (Journal features, prints, subscriptions, etc.) but I will be contacting potential judges myself. In the event that I dont get at least one other judge for each category, Ill open it up for other people who want to judge. If you do wish do donate a prize, though, please send me a note!
What else do I need to know?
You need to know that everyones on the same playing field, here. Every participant starts from scratch, so it doesnt matter how popular or experienced you may be in a particular style/medium.
Also, please keep an eye on my journal for updated prize lists and an announcement regarding the judges for each category.
I think thats all Good luck, fellow deviants. Im optimistic about this contest, and I hope I can get some dedicated people to join in and expand their artistic horizons with me. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me via note.