December 3rd Thursday
The Reindeer got the flu so Santa used...
- One entry per person
- jpeg images only
- Images should not be larger than 2000 pixels in the long dimension
- Label your jpeg with your name (ex: joeSmith.jpg)
- Illustrations that do not fit the category or prompt will not be considered.
- You grant the right to display your artwork on www.svslearn.com
- Images must be submitted before 12:00 noon EST December 17th 2015
- Images must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration
- In the email please include your Instagram and Twitter username (we want to tag the winners)
- Posting your image in the forum is a great way to get feedback leading up to the competition
How it works:
The day after each 3rd Thursday competition we will announce a NEW illustration prompt for the following month. Anyone may enter - you don’t need permission - just start creating. We will accept submissions up to 12:00 noon EST (That’s 9:00AM for California) on the 3rd Thursday of the month. At 11:00PM EST we will critique 5 of the best submissions on that same 3rd Thursday in our online GoToMeeting classroom. It is free for anyone to join in and watch us critique each image according to design/composition standards and appropriate storytelling principles and intended category. We will provide the joining information at a later date so check back on our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/schoolofvisualstorytelling
Out of the 5 entries we pick for critique we will award 3 of them with two free classes of their choice. Once someone has won they will not be eligible to have their work critiqued or win the free classes for one year - giving more artists the chance to win.
Our goal for this competition is to give you real world assignments that will help you add relevant artwork to your portfolio that will hopefully help you land assignment work from publishers. You will be able to pick up many tips and tricks by attending our monthly critique sessions online for free. Good luck and we’ll look forward to seeing your creations in September!
Here is how last month went
Here are the Winners:
Guess I will go first.
@Thrace-Shirley-Mears Well done, I love it, fingers crossed!
@Leontine Thank you, I just want to get in the top half!
Really great Thrace! I'll be rooting for you!
@Naroth-Kean Awesome, thanks! I am rooting for you!! Top half!!!
Here's my final attempt. Wish I had more time. I am not happy with the final result, but this image has too many issues to overcome. Good luck to everyone.
Here is mine:
Do we post our submission here, send it to the listed email, or both? Thank you.
@carlossketches you have to email to be in the contest. You don't have to post it here but it nice if you do!
I haven't visited the site for a couple months as I've been stupidly busy. I decided instead of missing out on submitting again why not throw something together that's total left brain. Here it is, rough as guts - 2.5hrs inked and coloured (kindergarten style) in a single session, sure is fun just letting loose and not stressing over it!!!
Have a fun and safe break wherever you are.
@Rowan-Ferguson nice and glad you are back we've missed you! Season Greetings to you also!!
@Thrace-Shirley-Mears Thanks :)
@Thrace-Shirley-Mears Thank you for the info.
Here's my submission (my very first!!):
My final version (turned the green back down a bit, not sure if that was the right decision...)
And mine (just noticed Santa's tangent hand...ugh...). Did not have time or will to turn the 3D render into something more painterly
Charlie Eve Ryan
@Dulcie Really lovely piece!!
@Charlie-Eve-Ryan Thank you very much :-)
Here is mine :)