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  1. yeah, I get what you're saying Vilecat. And I guess it's a little much to hope for that kind of constructive discussion about pieces. But even just a little conversation about what people have spent so much time working on would be nice. About the deadline: for the past couple months I made the deadline the last Sunday of the month. This is because I had some complaints about "it always having been the last sunday" and people having weird feelings about the deadline being a random day of the week. So do other people have an opinion? I know relyanCe said he's cool with an earlier deadline, but do you guys care if it's a specific day of the week, or if I base it off of how close to the end of the month it is.
  2. I'm really sorry to hear that I remember your zombie yoshi from the first competition I ever participated in (and I remember voting for it too!). Bleck is a real troll sometimes, and definitely shouldn't have said something like that, especially if he was running the competition... But I can understand your desire to participate in something that could help you improve your art. I liked the FAC because it motivated me to work towards a finished piece, which I'm not prone to do on my own. But we really don't have that much discussion about entries, helpful critique or otherwise. And then the new competition goes up and people stop posting in the old one forever. I personally would love to have more time to comment on people's artwork after the results are in, but with the majority of the month provided to working on entries, there really isn't that much time before the next competition gets started.
  3. Gah, okay this isn't how I wanted this to go at all Um, a couple points I want to address: I chose this theme because we've been having a serious lack of participation in the past couple months of the competition. The reasons for this have been “not enough time,” “i tried but couldn't make the deadline,” “no motivation,” etc. I realize that the OCR FAC is also the Procrastinators of the World Unite competition sometimes. So I hoped to choose a theme that anyone could do in a few minutes, as a way to get our renowned procrastinators to make an entry, and also to maybe get some new people who don't necessarily consider themselves great artists to make entries. I'm sad of seeing 3-5 entries. Friendlyhunter: you made the point of not wanting to go out and get fingerpaint, which I can understand (though I personally have tons of little crappy tubes of paint sitting around my place, so I'm not exactly in that position). And I was more than willing to accept hand-print outlines or cut-outs, as well as foot-prints or thumb-print works. (cut out hand-print Santa that I refrained from putting in my original examples) I also thought of the “non-dominant hand” theme And was the tiniest bit hopeful of using it in a future WTF themed month. But seeing how this one is already turning out, I'm less than optimistic. And the last point you made about the limited artistry in a piece was kind of my intention with this theme. I wanted silliness, ridiculousness, and creativity, though not necessarily artistry. But hey, you could do something like this: Um um um, this is already TL;DR, but the last thing I wanted to note was The Coops comment on a Halloween theme for October. The last person to run this competition was Bleck, and for the month of December he made the theme “A Final Fantasy Christmas.” Unfortunately, this had very poor turnout, and it also caused the winner of the November's competition to have to wait to choose a theme until January. This would have kinda ruined the system (though in the end it was worked out). So even though this wouldn't have been a problem as I am both the previous winner and in charge of the comp, it's still why I'm reluctant to take over themes for a certain month (Halloween for October, Christmas for December, Boss month for June). And this concludes the longest post I've made on OCR. I'm sorry to hear so many of you aren't inspired to be silly by this theme. Maybe next month. As always, if anyone has any suggestions for how I can run this competition better, get more participation, get more work out of you guys, please tell me. Or if you'd like to run this competition yourself, I'd probably be willing to give you the job at this point.
  4. I'd love to see Fastlane back in rotation. Also, Waste and Yukon have grown on me. Just please no pl_waste D:
  5. FAC 29 Theme: WTF Welcome to the October 2009 edition of OCR's "official" Fan Art Competition (FAC)! This month's theme is WTF! As a change of pace, this month's competition is going to have a style of art theme as opposed to a content theme. And that style is the world renowned hand-print style. Here are a few famous examples to get your creative juices flowing: The use of such top-of-the-line art materials as googly-eyes, glitter, and construction paper is highly encouraged. And your entry can be from any video game your heart desires. PM your entries to me by SUNDAY OCTOBER 25TH. -------------------------- RESULTS and the winner is...........Chiral!!! It was actually a tie between Chiral and Vilecat as far as points went, but we need a winner...so I looked at who got the most first place votes. That also resulted in a tie. SO I looked at who got the most second place votes, and that was Chiral! Number 1 -- Chiral, 14 Number 2 -- Diotrans, 3 Number 3 -- Dhsu, 3 Number 5 -- Vilecat, 14 Number 6 -- bonzai, 13 Number 7 -- piendry, 7 +honorable ROFL Chiral: 3 first place votes, 2 second place votes Vilecat: 3 first place votes, 1 second place votes -------------------------- ENTRIES Number 1 Number 2 Number 3 Number 5 Number 6 Number 7 awwwwwwwwesome PM your votes (top 3 picks!) to me by THURSDAY OCTOBER 29TH. -------------------------- If your unfamiliar with the FAC, here is some interesting reading material. FAQ What is the Fan Art Competition? The Fan Art Competition is a monthly event where artists create some form of art based on a certain theme. What is the theme? The theme is decided by the winner of the previous months competition (most of the time) and must be video game related. Who can submit art? Anyone. What are my restrictions? You are allowed to submit one entry, but other than that there are no restrictions. There are no size, quality, image size restrictions. Who decides the winner? The OCR community. Anyone who wants to vote, can vote. How does voting work? You vote for your three favorite entries, from first to third. These entries are given points based on the order in which you voted for them in. For example, 1st. Rambo 2nd. bonzai 3rd. Nyuura In this case, Rambo would get 3 points, bonzai would get 2, and Nyuura would get 1 (although Nyuura gets three most of the time). When and how do we see the results? After the voting period is over, I'll announce the winner and show the tallied scores for all entries. If I enter the contest can I vote? Yes, and voting for yourself is allowed if you really want to. Rules and Regulations! 1) Any art submitted must be based off of the months theme. 2) No nudity. 3) Your entry must be created within the month. It cannot have been something you've created in the past or partially finished prior to the announcement of the theme. 4) All entries must be 100% your work. Simply altering something created by someone else may be cool, but is not allowed as an entry. DEADLINES! PM your entries to me by SUNDAY OCTOBER 25TH. PM your votes (top 3 picks!) to me by THURSDAY OCTOBER 29TH. -------------------------- List of Previous Competitions FAC 28: Sega vs. Nintendo FAC 27: Panzer Dragoon Series FAC 26: Marvel vs. Capcom FAC 25: Blizzard Games FAC 24: LucasArts Adventure Games FAC 23: Heroes as Villains FAC 22: Creatures FAC 21: Femme Fatales FAC 20: A Final Fantasy Christmas FAC 19: Ultimate Power FAC 18: Sidekicks FAC 17: Mecha FAC 16: Zombies FAC 15: Weapons FAC 14: Boss Month FAC 14: Chrono Series FAC 13: Konami FAC 12: Super Mario Bros. FAC 11: Phoenix Wright FAC 10: Castlevania FAC 9: Metroid FAC 8: Pokemon FAC 7: Ico/Shadow of the Colossus FAC 6: Final Fantasy VI FAC 5: Warioware FAC 4: Mega Man FAC 3: Zelda FAC 2: Skies of Arcadia FAC 1: Mana images from FAC 3 to FAC 10 Photobucket Albums from FAC 20 to present -------------------------- Support this competition by wearing one of these fancy sig things, or make one of your own -
  6. hahaha, thanks Dhsu And thanks for the votes guys! I threw the Dragoon in there because 1) I really don't know that many homemade Sega games, and 2) to kinda maybe make up for last month's competition I'll have the next FAC thread up later today...and please don't hate me for the new theme, I'm thinking we're going have a "WTF" month (which will hopefully be fun and silly, but then again it might kill the competition FOREVER). EDIT: FAC 29!
  7. Yaaay! Well, you should definitely still post your picture here if you get around to finishing it
  8. aww friendlyhunter, that makes me sadfaced Um, it seems that photobucket is undergoing some maintenance right now...I'll check again in 30 mins, but if that's still the case I might have to wait until tomorrow to upload the entries. JUST LETTIN YOU GUYS KNOW. EDIT: yaaay, photobucket's working! Just edited the first post, entries are up, let the voting commence! Deadline for voting will be this FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND. PM your top 3 picks to me by then :3
  9. hey dj mighty! SINCE WE HAVE VERY FEW ENTRIES THIS MONTH, I'll extend the deadline to TOMORROW, MONDAY THE 28TH by midnight. So anyone who's still working on an entry, or rushing to finish, you have 24 more hours!
  10. Phew, had a free afternoon and evening, so I buckled down and did my entry Reminding everyone that the deadline is THIS SUNDAY. So git to it!
  11. RESULTS ARE IN!!! FAC 28 Theme: Sega vs. Nintendo Welcome to the September 2009 edition of OCR's "official" Fan Art Competition (FAC)! This month's theme is Sega vs. Nintendo! "As for my choice of topic for FAC 28, I'm going with Sega vs Nintendo. Anything made by Sega going up against (in any for or fashion) anything made by Nintendo. I'm talking original games made by Nintendo and Sega proper... first party stuff. So Sonic, Metroid, Zelda, Eternal Champions, Punch-Out, Donkey Kong, Alex Kidd, Opa-Opa (curse anyone who knows not who Opa-Opa is ), Phantasy Star... that kind of thing." --The Coop, winner of August's FAC! PM your entries to me by SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH. -------------------------- RESULTS! and the winner is...........bonzai! Number 1, Sindra -- 13 Number 2, relyanCe -- 6 Number 3, DJ Mighty -- 7 Number 4, bonzai -- 23 Number 5, Rambo -- 11 thanks to everyone who participated this month, either with entries or voting. Hope to see you for October's FAC!!! -------------------------- HERE ARE THE ENTRIES!!! Number 1 Number 2 Number 3 Number 4 Number 5 PM your top 3 picks to me by FRIDAY OCTOBER 2ND. -------------------------- If your unfamiliar with the FAC, here is some interesting reading material. FAQ What is the Fan Art Competition? The Fan Art Competition is a monthly event where artists create some form of art based on a certain theme. What is the theme? The theme is decided by the winner of the previous months competition (most of the time) and must be video game related. Who can submit art? Anyone. What are my restrictions? You are allowed to submit one entry, but other than that there are no restrictions. There are no size, quality, image size restrictions. Who decides the winner? The OCR community. Anyone who wants to vote, can vote. How does voting work? You vote for your three favorite entries, from first to third. These entries are given points based on the order in which you voted for them in. For example, 1st. Rambo 2nd. bonzai 3rd. Nyuura In this case, Rambo would get 3 points, bonzai would get 2, and Nyuura would get 1 (although Nyuura gets three most of the time). When and how do we see the results? After the voting period is over, I'll announce the winner and show the tallied scores for all entries. If I enter the contest can I vote? Yes, and voting for yourself is allowed if you really want to. Rules and Regulations! 1) Any art submitted must be based off of the months theme. 2) No nudity. 3) Your entry must be created within the month. It cannot have been something you've created in the past or partially finished prior to the announcement of the theme. 4) All entries must be 100% your work. Simply altering something created by someone else may be cool, but is not allowed as an entry. DEADLINES! PM your entries to me by SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH. PM your top 3 picks to me by FRIDAY OCTOBER 2ND. -------------------------- Support this competition by wearing one of these fancy sig things, or make one of your own -
  12. i'll have the results posted by this afternoon, after i'm done with class. sorry about the delay!!!
  13. HOKAY GUYS entries are in PM YOUR VOTES TO ME BY THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD.
  14. Just a reminder that SUNDAY AUGUST 30TH, TODAY, is the deadline! PM those entries to me by midnight, PST.
  15. I'll be on a trip for the next few days, without internet. So if you have any questions about the FAC, post them here and I'm sure the regulars will be able to help out. Or pm atmuh! Sorry to ditch you guys again, I'll be back soon. Also:
  16. thanks for the bump, The Coop I have no idea what this video game series is! So I was looking for some pictures of the game, and found a website chock full of concept art for the series. http://www.moonapples.com/lagi/ Hope this helps anyone who needs some inspiration. I <3 video game concept art.
  17. Ha, it's okay. After all, there are no girls on the internet
  18. what are you talking about, i thought it'd be appropriate to have a winning FAC entry as a sig to support the competition.
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