Theme: Extreme Expressions
This contest will be open to all members of deviantART, open to all mediums and genres.
Each entry must clearly convey an extreme expression. For example, not simply sad but overcome with sadness. Not just love but a consuming passionate love... Any emotion or expression can be used but it must be taken to the EXTREME. Anyone that chooses to enter with a Literature entry will be faced with creating an extreme visual image through their words. And with the Lit entries, the artists comment will be extremely important.
The background of images must compliment the emotion/expression itself. For example if you are creating an expressive costume for Dumbo, the background should have some relation to Disney. If you are using sadness as the basis for your entry, you could have a family overcome by sadness and their house burning in the background. These are just examples to give you an idea of what we are looking for.
The artists comment MUST contain information about the entry; For instance, if you take a picture that captures what you are using as your entry, in the artists comments, you should give some information on the camera, settings, what led up to the photograph, the weather, any special lighting situation or filters.
The subject matter is the easy part, it is the artists comments that will be a challenge. We are asking for you to include some of the thought process that went into whatever your entry may be. The idea behind Artistic Maneuvers is to help educate and grow. If we do not share our ideas and some of our techniques in what we are creating, we are not really helping the viewer fully understand what went into whatever art we have created.
Some of the guidelines will be pretty strict but remember the level of talent is not the main basis for this contest, the most important aspect is creativity and the process that took you there.
Some of the things that you should keep in mind when creating your image and putting together the artists comments:
Digital Artists: What program do you use, what settings did you use for the background, the overlays, any filters...You get the idea, As much information as you can possibly include about the creation of the image. You might also want to include any information on what led you to create it, why you used certain elements and as always remember to give credit to any resource providers.
Photographers: What kind of camera, indoor or outdoor lighting, filters, weather (if outside), situation around you, and anything that you feel may help another photographer capture a worthwhile image. If you do any post-processing, keep it minimal and explain that as well.
Traditional Artists: Your tools, lighting, any shading techniques, canvas, paper whatever. Remember to include as much information as possible.
Film and Animation: As much technical information as possible should be included, programs used, who the subjects were, idea behind it.
Artisan Crafts: There are many different mediums that fall under this so please make sure to include information about what went into the creation as well as the process of creating it.
All others not listed, just remember to include as much technical information as possible, what program or programs you used, what settings you may have used, etc. And if you are a colorist, part of your artists comment should include something from the lineartist about what went into his/her part of the entry.
Any further questions or comments, please leave a comment on our journal [link] with your question so that others can have the information as well. The journal will remain open until the contest closes.
So far we have had a few prizes trickle in and we have not broken them up yet but this is what has been donated so far. This list will be updated in the journal as we get more people willing to donate.
A 6 month sub from #Artistic-Maneuvers
1 month Journal Feature from #Artistic-Maneuvers
1 week Journal Feature from ~nitch-stock
1 week Journal Feature from =nitchwarmer
Contest Starts May 17, 2009 and closes on June 17, 2009. The contest will be open for a month. We want to give people a chance to be creative and enter.
It must be a new deviation created for this contest.
Any entries without complete artists comments will not be accepted
Send a note with a thumb of your entry. Put Extreme Entry into the subject line. It may not get seen right away if you do not add the correct subject line.
You may only enter once. Multiple entries will not be accepted
Mention the contest in your artists comments
If you are collaborating with someone, any prize that may be won will be split between the two people. If you are a colorist and you color someone elses lineart, they deserve half of the prize.
To view entries click here [link] . They will be collected as we receive them. If you have submitted an entry and it is not posted within 48 hours, please note us and make sure it was received.
Please give us some help pimping this contest. We do not have many followers and we do want the word to get out.
The first contest stamp
Anyone that wishes to donate a prize please note us and let us know so we can add it to the list in the journal.