In addition to the new Caption Challenge post, I have just stuck up a new poll regarding future art contests. I enjoy the concept a lot, but with a few exceptions, I've been disappointed by the overall number of contestants or entries, even with what I consider to be fairly large cash prizes (and a generally good chance at winning all things considered).
Not sure if I'm not getting the visibility I'm aiming for even with posting and updating on multiple sites, or if it's a matter of my choice of subject matter in each case.
Feedback is appreciated - via comments on this post. The main target of course are the actual artists who would or would not be interested in participating or who have participated in the past.
Ok.Time for a new Caption Challenge.And just in time for a solid, themed one.
The deadline is midnight 30 Oct 2014!Just
in time to post final entries for Halloween.
This time around, the caption
contest is a lot more open - you've got a pretty open selection of images to
choose from - and there's no real limits on the themes either - whether TG, TF,
mental changes, hair growth, AR/AP, etc.
The concept here is Halloween
costumes (or the effects derived by wearing them - although in some cases the
costumes may have changed a little too) - through interactions with Mistress
Arianna - my original character and/or her establishment - the La
De Baucherie Magique boutique - consistent with the previous contest - and
it fits the theme quite well.
[Once again] Fairly similar to
Spells 'r Us - she's an ageless/timeless character who shows up
wherever/whenever she wants to - hence the variety of pics here.Not everyone who shops at her store is
transformed - there are plenty of normal products to go with the special offers
- but it seems to affect a significant number of customers.Additionally, she's fairly easy going most of
the time, but if you get on her bad side...things could happen too.
I don't want to limit myself to
any particular pics in this case - I'm providing a stack of links - I'd prefer
to stick to "catalog" or "reference" costume images (or
modified versions thereof), rather than any pics of "normal" folks
wearing them in other contexts.
And....let's just say...most of
the ones here are pretty much right up my alley:
(you can get alternate pics of these costumes from Electrique Boutique and
other sites - but it's a quick reference ;p)
And...I'll count these for costume
purposes this time around:
I do NOT own any of these pics -
they're just ones I've picked up across the web.
I'm opening this up to multiple
categories for the prizes too.A few
variations from the previous contest - due to the general nature of the pics.
- Best single caption - Any single
caption using a one-character pic. ($25)
- Best caption sequence - Any set
of two or more captions following a sequence/storyline (can use single or
multiple character pics) ($45) - For this option...keep in mind the various
versions of costumes for the same "character".
- Best original design and caption
- A little different - this category is looking for the really
weird/unique/far-out concepts - to include photo-editing/morphing.Must still conform to all other contest
I fully encourage you to share
this challenge with other friends and artists you may know who don’t regularly
read this site.Any artist I have
previously commissioned from – even the same subject matter – is welcome to
compete, but the submission must be a new piece.
On 31 Oct, I’ll announce the winners in each category.Prizes - via paypal.
Now the hard and fast rules:
1. All work must be the original work of
the person submitting it.No exceptions.
2. Single captions - obviously one pic.Sequences may comprise as many pics as
desired.Any captioner can submit as
many entries as they desire.
3.Captions need to be submitted already formatted and attached to the
image - I don't have the time or energy to handle the extra work at the moment
due to my work schedule.
4. Limited sexual references will be
allowed, but nothing explicit, and no profanity.
5. All submissions should include the
following information (which will also be posted with the picture): captioner's
name and site (for linking purposes - if available), intended caption title
(for posting purposes - I'd rather not have to make up a title from scratch if
you wrote out the caption).
6. Unlimited revisions are allowed during
the submission period.
7.By entering a submission, you are
automatically giving permission for me to post it on the site clearly labeled
and identified as an caption contest entry – and although I would prefer to
avoid it, if the captioner wishes to remain anonymous, I am amenable to posting
their entries in that fashion.
8.Submissions should be addressed to me: email@example.com – subject
line should contain the artist’s name and that it is intended as a submission
for the Caption Contest.I would prefer
to compile all the entries for each captioner in their own post for organizational
purposes - so if you intend to potentially submit multiple entries, please let
me know up front so I don't jump the gun on posting your pics.
a. Please proofread your captions in
advance for spelling/grammar.Also
please try to choose a font size/color/construction that will make reading
easier.If your caption starts running
long, consider submitting it as a sequential piece. Please try to avoid pics with watermarks too.
b. Constructive criticism by others is
encouraged in the comments section, but *should* be accompanied by suggestions
on how issues might be addressed, improved, etc.
c.I will determine the caption posting schedule as I have time - depending
on the size and number, some may be posted sooner than others, but every one
that I receive that fits the entry requirements will be posted on the site
before the results are posted.
Just a quick note - seeing an older journal from agawaR - I ran it through google translate to see what I could do to get one of my OC's illustrated (Mac or Meg) - even though I've only commissioned illustrations of them from other folks.
It looks like they are interested in Mac as an option (see #11 - via Solios' excellent stylings). If you have a chance and are interested, please feel free to leave a vote comment on the journal entry before 27 Sep.
First off, thanks a lot for your patience with the lack of posts this week. There is more of everything coming...just catching up now.
I came across The-Rage-Man a little while back, and his work has really improved over the short time I've been watching. After I saw a few of his AB/DL monster-girl concepts...I had to commission some of my own.
Recently Cobalt_K offered a very special type of collaboration commission with theaubri and stargate525. Naturally I had to give it a shot - different from most others I've done.
Wound up with 3 separate 1 page comics and a short image set of another transformation. I'll be working to present the comics over the course of the weekend - starting tonight. (I may or may not have connection issues posting the rest of the pics this weekend as I move in to a new apt...but we'll see).
Don't you hate it when the barrista gets your order wrong? I ordered a chai latte with an extra shot - and the guy making it gave me a straight latte with shots - and no sweetener...obviously. (and of course I'm several blocks away before I try taking a drink and find out it's the wrong drink). Man, that was frustrating.
Anyhoo, this was a quick support commission from Halcy0n, and since it turned out so well, I think I'm definitely going to have to work with them some more in the future.
Nobody's resources are inexhaustible, but with your assistance, I can continue providing high quality commissions from a wide variety of artists in a variety of styles.
Donate now to receive exclusive art sequences from some of your favorite artists while contributing to future art. Even better, 30% of your donation goes directly to the artist(s) you choose to support.
I aim to have more new selections available throughout 2014.
Please, if you have donated and not received any email links, check your junk mail folder just in case. I respond to every single donation and if you didn't list which project you wanted in the paypal "note" section, I contacted you to verify your choice.
*ADDITIONALLY* - please verify that the email account attached to your paypal account is still valid. If you've deactivated the account that shows up next to your name in the paypal receipt - and my emails bounce back - I have no other way to contact you.
- Best single caption - Any single caption using a one-character pic. ($25)
- Best caption sequence - Any set of two or more captions following a sequence/storyline (can use single or multiple character pics) ($45) - For this option...keep in mind the various versions of costumes for the same "character".
- Best original design and caption - A little different - this category is looking for the really weird/unique/far-out concepts - to include photo-editing/morphing.Must still conform to all other contest rules. ($35)
Future Art Contest Poll
See the poll box below. I'm really looking for feedback from artists who have participated in my art contests or commissions before - OR who might be interested in participating in the future.
Please select the topics you would be interested in possibly illustrating for a contest - given a general subject matter - and a fairly free hand as in most previous contests.
Admittedly some of the listed topics are a little narrower, but I'm still bouncing ideas around.
Of course...the default poll box on blogger is too small - so I needed to add this text box up top.
Would you consider participating in an art contest that involved the following types of content?