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#1 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio

 who will win one?

Well the winners of March have been announced and a big congrats to our Artist of The Month HarlequinKiss
 
Some details have been adjusted since last month so please review to make sure you know the deal: 
TIMELINE: It's open for work created from the 1st of the month untill the end of the month. There will be 7 days of polling after and winners of each category will be announced.

RULES TO ENTER: It would be chaos without them, so here's the premise.
1) There's no set theme, an artist can post any work they've done within that month but they must choose ONE FOR ANY MEDIUM THEY CHOOSE TO ENTER by the deadline (defaults to their most recent unless specified).
2) For their submission choice they MUST include the following information when posting: 
MEDIUM : (required - if you don't specify which medium that it's for, it's not a submission) 
 REASONS FOR CHOOSING : (not required - but offers insight into the artists creative thought) 
SUPPLIES / DESCRIPTION : (not required - but offers insight into the artists creative process)
 
POLLING: the first 7 days of the next month voters will be able to submit there choices for the following criteria before the next event starts:
 MEDIUMS:
Best Traditional Drawing (paper/pencil/ink/paint/canvas)
Best Digital (tablet/3d/photo)
Best B&W
Best Color 
 
GENRES:
Comedy 
Horror 
Originality 
Special FX

 
PROGRESS:
Most Improved

*NEW CATEGORY*
Web Comic / Strip / Panels
For this category you may submit a sample (1 IMAGE) of any Web Comic/Strip/Panel layout that you've produced for 2011. In the case of web comics you should also provide a link to where to view the entire comic.

Each vote will count as a point for the artist and the one with the highest point count will be considered the overall 'Artist of the Month'. Voters can vote once for all criteria or just the ones that they can come up with a choice. I know there's no glory of picking the next theme but it does offer an artist a chance to focus more on different areas of their work and get a decent idea of what parts of their work people do like.

Here's hoping all you great artists can pluck something out of your monthly pieces to submit :)
#2 Posted by rocketpig (225 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool, glad to see the webcomic addition. I just finished my first page for this month (slacked for a week or two) but I don't think it's good enough to submit. Hopefully one of the later pages will turn out more to my satisfaction.

#3 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@rocketpig said:
" Cool, glad to see the webcomic addition. I just finished my first page for this month (slacked for a week or two) but I don't think it's good enough to submit. Hopefully one of the later pages will turn out more to my satisfaction. "
yea I'm excited about that category, there's a lot of web comics I've found from viners that are worth checking out.
On this category you've got a little more flexibility as to what you show. As long as it's from 2011 it doesn't have to be something produced this month.
Given the time it takes to produce some it makes more sense.
Just choose wisely the sample image and link you'll point the audience to. I would figure using the cover is the logical choice but it's up to the artist.
#4 Posted by FrischDVH (621 posts) - - Show Bio

 


Medium: Pencils, inks, and/or coloring.

 

Reason why: It is Captain America, my favorite MARVEL character. I liked how it came together. I liked the redesign of of the costume.

 

I drew it, inked it and colored it all within 48 hours on a caffiene laden art binge.

 


 

#5 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@FrischDVH: ahh, know those caffiene induced bouts of creativity all too well :)
nice choice Frisch, I can put it in for both 'traditional' and the 'color' mediums unless you'd like to use something else as well for one of them.
#6 Posted by rocketpig (225 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis said:
" @rocketpig said:
" Cool, glad to see the webcomic addition. I just finished my first page for this month (slacked for a week or two) but I don't think it's good enough to submit. Hopefully one of the later pages will turn out more to my satisfaction. "
yea I'm excited about that category, there's a lot of web comics I've found from viners that are worth checking out.
On this category you've got a little more flexibility as to what you show. As long as it's from 2011 it doesn't have to be something produced this month.
Given the time it takes to produce some it makes more sense.
Just choose wisely the sample image and link you'll point the audience to. I would figure using the cover is the logical choice but it's up to the artist.
"
Well, I figure I'll enter every month and I finish 4-5 pages per month so I'll probably stick to whatever I finish that month (plus, that way it will be new material and not stuff people may have already seen).
#7 Posted by ARMIV (3876 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm...lemme see if I can get something new in soon...
#8 Posted by kiss_lamia (1231 posts) - - Show Bio
@FrischDVH:  Awesome colour piece :D
#9 Edited by DomDom (998 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a b&w i sketched up yesterday.

I may enter in another pic later on, but not sure.

 

Zack Fair from Final Fantasy. =)


Zack Fair By: DomDom

I used: pencils.

 


Cat vs Cat

I'll enter the kittens here for colored. =)

I used: pencils, small felt pen, then digitally went bucket crazy for the coloring. =)

#10 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@DomDom: nice Dom, glad to see having the new toy hasn't deterred hitting the pencils a lil too :)
Can work for traditional and/or b&w.
#11 Posted by DomDom (998 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis:
Thanks Tonis! =)

Yeah, a wacom it awesome, but i still have the undying will to want to

grab my pencil and paper whenever and wherever i am. 

#12 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@DomDom said:
"

@tonis:
Thanks Tonis! =)

Yeah, a wacom it awesome, but i still have the undying will to want to

grab my pencil and paper whenever and wherever i am. 

"
hehe, eventually you gotta get one of those Asus tablets with the 13' screens and built in wacom pen support like DavidR got recently.
He mentioned taking it to the movie theater and drawing while kicking back, now that's gotta be cool.
Got mine ordered and slated for shipping on 4/20 :)
#13 Posted by DomDom (998 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis:
Whoa, cool! =)

 

Kickin back in the movie theater drawing, ey?  hehe.

 

Congrats on the order. =)

#14 Posted by M.S. Feather (1506 posts) - - Show Bio
@FrischDVH:  Wow.  If Marvel ever makes an animated Cap film I want that to be the DVD cover.

@DomDom: Fantastic detail on the sweater and hair, DomDom!

@tonis: A tablet, eh?  I hope you'll be sharing some of your drawings with us. : )
#15 Posted by DomDom (998 posts) - - Show Bio
@M.S. Feather:
Thank You. =)
#16 Posted by ARMIV (3876 posts) - - Show Bio

I've got three new pieces to choose from, but I can't make up my mind on which one I want to submit.
#17 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@ARMIV said:
" I've got three new pieces to choose from, but I can't make up my mind on which one I want to submit. "
definitely the third is a GREAT B&W candidate, and the first has a great mood that I'd say makes a nice traditional. ;)
#18 Posted by ARMIV (3876 posts) - - Show Bio
For Traditional
 

 

 

For B&W

 




 

#19 Posted by MJohnson (62 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh wow. Been living under a rock apparently. Will be doing this!!

#20 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@MJohnson said:
" Oh wow. Been living under a rock apparently. Will be doing this!! "
great to hear we'll be getting to see some of your work in the showcase. There's several categories you'll find perfect for your style ;)
#21 Posted by M.S. Feather (1506 posts) - - Show Bio
@ARMIV:  That Dormammu is hot! :D

The gynoid is what I'm all about though, so unless something unfathomably awesome comes along I'd say you've got yourself at least one vote in the Originality Category. :3
#22 Posted by ARMIV (3876 posts) - - Show Bio

@M.S. Feather: Well that's mighty awesome to hear, thank you!
#23 Posted by jamesewelch (608 posts) - - Show Bio

A few questions....

What would it be called if you draw your artwork (traditional), scan it, then trace over it using a tablet (digital) and clean up the lines in Illustrator/Photoshop/etc. Is that a mixed medium? It starts out as a traditional, but the end product looks like a digital medium artwork.

Does Best Color require that you created the source/pencils? Or can you submit an artwork (which you got permission to use) where you only colored it?

#24 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@jamesewelch said:
" A few questions....What would it be called if you draw your artwork (traditional), scan it, then trace over it using a tablet (digital) and clean up the lines in Illustrator/Photoshop/etc. Is that a mixed medium? It starts out as a traditional, but the end product looks like a digital medium artwork.Does Best Color require that you created the source/pencils? Or can you submit an artwork (which you got permission to use) where you only colored it? "
good questions. I'd thought about the hybrids and did a poll on what people consider a tablet to fall under. By itself the consensus seemed to be tablets alone are digital, however in the case as you've described that's really a mix and could qualify as traditional or digital in my opinion. You are welcome to put a piece like that in ether category based on the workflow. I would recommend however that if the digital part is overwhelmingly obvious (special fx / imaging / etc) it might be better to use it there. You could also put the image as it was before the digital phase in traditional, and then use the latter in digital. Since you can put one entry per medium I'll leave it to the artists to decide what they wanna use where.

For the 'color' and 'b&w' categories the only real criteria is they be either one of those. There have been a few duotones and tritones however that have managed to sort of fit both.
On the submitting a piece for coloring not drawn by you I'd say as long as it's a fan drawn piece and not commercial art, and the artist is willing to give permission either in the thread or via PMing me I don't see why not. Permission and giving proper credit would be an important part of allowing that.
#25 Posted by CaptainCockblock (3650 posts) - - Show Bio



#26 Edited by jamesewelch (608 posts) - - Show Bio
MEDIUM: Best Color 
GENRES:
Special FX

Supplies/Tools:
Adobe Illustrator (inking, cleanup, etc.)
Adobe Photoshop (coloring, background, etc.)

Original/source pencils at: http://red-j.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3c21a4

digitally inked and colored by myself, pencils by red-j (deviant art username)

#27 Posted by M.S. Feather (1506 posts) - - Show Bio
@CaptainCockblock:  Dalek piggyback ride! :D

Gene Vs. Nero.

Mediums:
Traditional/Color.
Supplies: Mechanical pencil, printer paper, Photoshop.
Reasons For Choosing:
  • It's the arm wrestling match of the century.
  • Gotta' keep my pimp hand strong.
#28 Posted by CaptainCockblock (3650 posts) - - Show Bio

One more entry.

#29 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@CaptainCockblock: I like the entries cap, but you gotta tell me what is what, please don't make me guess. For these you got a traditional and B&W category that you can pick something to enter, let me know what's going where.

@jamesewelch: great job on the inks and really great job on the colors. That'd make a killer poster for the wall.

@M.S. Feather:  Hmm, I'm gonna have to get the pimp hand back in shape now that you reminded me :)
always enjoy your approach with the colors, takes me back to the late 80's when the indies started adding color to their fuzzy animals. I like soft skin tones.
This looks like a night at my buddies, where's there's always someone thinking they got the winning arm. Looks like these guys are gonna go till one of them gets ripped off.
#30 Posted by jamesewelch (608 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis:  Thanks. The line work artist had some nice clean lines and great pencils on the source drawing, so a lot of credit goes to the source for good source material.
#31 Posted by M.S. Feather (1506 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis:  Thank you kindly.  Gene's head turned out a little too small but I'm really happy with how Nero turned out, especially his arm.

I'm no James Welch when it comes to coloring but I'll be sure to keep practicing. ^^
#32 Posted by jamesewelch (608 posts) - - Show Bio
@M.S. Feather:  lol, you should stop by the Color Jam thread and pick up some line work and practice. ;) Sometimes, it's just the line work that lends itself to good coloring. I suck at a lot of colorings just because I only have basic/foundation skills. I still need to work on highlights and shadows/shading techniques and theories.
#33 Edited by CaptainCockblock (3650 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis:
Best Traditional Drawing (paper/pencil/ink/paint/canvas)- Comedy- Dalek Riding


Best B&W- Originality- The Next Doctor/Navigator




  Most Improved- Superman: Broken Steel poster
 


#34 Posted by thegreatfour (12933 posts) - - Show Bio
@CaptainCockblock: Awesome
#35 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@CaptainCockblock: now we're narrowing it down a little, cept some categories aren't open to submissions as they encompass all the entries for the month. For instance 'improved' or 'original'.
The mediums are the ones that take submissions, 'traditional', 'digital', 'color', 'b&w', and 'web comic'. Those are the categories you can pick one to enter in. All the 'genres' and such are open to entrees from those mediums.

So we've got 'Dalek Riding' for the 'traditional' at this point, and you can pick one of the others for the 'b&w'. (I really dig that broken steel if I was to pick one)
If you get any colors in there before May you can also throw one in there as well.
Oh and you can also submit your web comic for that category, just do me a favor and post a link to the full book, pick one image to represent it (or the thread page gets monstrously large), like the cover or something like that.
#36 Posted by CaptainCockblock (3650 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis: Right then, Broken Steel is my submission for B&W.
#37 Posted by M.S. Feather (1506 posts) - - Show Bio
@jamesewelch:  Thanks, I'll definitely check it out then. : )
#38 Posted by Edgeworth_11 (4655 posts) - - Show Bio

 

My Gambit done by pencil crayons and a marker. It's like 95% done but I am pretty happy with it.
#39 Posted by Project_Worm (3521 posts) - - Show Bio

Since this drawing got the most votes that I have ever gotten for anything EVER I thought it would be smart to enter this.
#40 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@Edgeworth_11: awesome to get you in the showcase, you've got some great coloring to show off.

@Project_Worm: very good choice and yes, that was a HUGE fan favorite. Really great costume designing with that one.

I can put these both under the 'traditional' and 'color' medium. If either of you have additional pieces you'd like to use you can use one of those two categories with something else as well. :)
#41 Posted by kiss_lamia (1231 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok this is my digital piece Lilith's Cave By The Red Sea


#42 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@kiss_lamia: ahh it's good to be back eh :)
Kick ass for the digital medium.
#43 Posted by kiss_lamia (1231 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis:  yeah its good to be back and able to post lol :) thanks glad you like it babes :)
#44 Posted by J1ml33 (559 posts) - - Show Bio

I know it`s been awhile but I have been a little busy writing /designing new stuff for my web comic , but in between doing all of that good stuff I Have made a few new pin-ups . so for the my entry into the artist showcase  I Will show one off for all you lovely ,good people . so without further a due . my first entry ladies and gentlemen .


Ursla Paloma ( Stalker Pin-Up )




  
MEDIUM :  digtal (black and white ) drawing
 REASONS FOR CHOOSING : my first reason for choosing this piece here is to show off a new charater that is set to appere in my web comic sometime soon this summer (will not say when ) , this is very much a resign of an old first poorly colored concept I did back in 2009 before I set up my site/blog , also I was going for something of an  S&M latex priest dress combo with her costume , but with it being completely black with very little highlights to give it the look actual glossiness  of real latex . (also I  had just created this character to be an ruthless killer with a obsession to out do/ out perform the already vast competition already working in the criminal underworld . ) also she is a masochist /cutter . lastly this is a piece I am very proud of in a long while .
SUPPLIES / DESCRIPTION : (not required - but offers insight into the artists creative process)
  I used a Bamboo ( digital tablet ) and Manga Studio to create the drawing from scratch :D 

and there you have it .
and happy Easter everyone .
(hopefully soon I will post some more when time allows , but for now it`s back to the ol drawing board or in this case the old sketchbook )
#45 Posted by Raven0207 (1258 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to finish mine that you had a sneak peak at Toni!

#46 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@Raven0207 said:
" I have to finish mine that you had a sneak peak at Toni! "
great, that'll make for an awesome entry. Can't wait to see.
I still haven't decided on what I'm gonna use for what yet this month but I think for the 'digital' category I'm gonna go with my battle pic of the Black Cat vs Catwoman.
Black Cat vs Catwoman
MEDIUM: 3D (Digital)
TOOLS: Poser 2010
REASONS:
1) it's two of the sexiest kitties in comics
2) 100% done in 3D, no Photoshop postwork needed
3) I was really happy with the effect the lighting technique I used produced

#47 Posted by J1ml33 (559 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis:  excellent choice :D
#48 Posted by rocketpig (225 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll toss this up for the webcomic portion of the contest. You can find the rest at SelfCentEnt.com.




#49 Posted by Edgeworth_11 (4655 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis:
wow nice! how did you make it? i am very beginner at 3D art. haha
#50 Posted by rocketpig (225 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis:
That Catwoman is teh awesome.