Preseason Three Digi-Art Throwdown Contest

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Kpain voler

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01-17-2013

Can we submit more than one? ^^


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SNSDaraLee

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01-17-2013

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Can we submit more than one? ^^
Yes you can submit more than once if you want


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bestmvp

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01-17-2013

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I'm seeing a lot of confusion and questions about the whole preparing for Season 3 thing, and training in general. What counts and doesn't count as training, or at least fulfilling this theme?

So, my thought is this can best be demonstrated with visuals! Here are a few videos for inspiration. I think if you watch them all, you'll get a good sense of the kind of preparation/training that would be appropriate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SUzcDUERLo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12u1nA7bXzc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcg7coEUqGo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y70vcs3oV14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcm7OjoOz4A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ghvppDqqqE

I'm still using the #DigiArtFAQ tag on twitter, for those who have more specific questions
Oh damn it, you just had to link rocky.


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Omni

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01-17-2013

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The theme for the contest includes most of the things you mentioned. You may choose to show your champion preparing for season 3 in a vast number of ways. They don't have to be doing traditional "training" per se, but they need to be clearly preparing for competition. Whether that's Teemo stocking up on his mushroom farm, or Viktor upgrading his mechanical arm to something else, that's up to you. The videos are there to give you a few examples of things that would indeed count as fitting the requirement.

Nowhere did we say we want you to draw champions "modeling" a new item. Your art should be completely built around the theme, and executed well visually in order to earn a top place in the contest

Process work is amazing, and we love to see & share it. It's not a requirement this time around, but thanks for bringing it up!
Here's the process work we received from the grand prize winner of the Art of Lunar Revelry contest. I hope you enjoy seeing the step-by-step as much as we do
http://i.imgur.com/pWfK8.jpg
Thanks for clarifying MsPudding! I'm actually more excited about this sort of theme than what I initially did. I've already brainstormed like 3 good ideas I just gotta pick which one I want to flush out and refine. We'll see how awesome all the submissions will be this year, that example of the last contest progress work was pretty awesome. Good use of values and different rendering techniques.


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Solari Brigadier

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01-17-2013

Well, I finally finished sketching the base of my entry. Most of the time this would be more than enough for me to call a finished product, but not this time. This time... I want a Cintiq 22HD.


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Blackhand Mojo

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01-17-2013

Man, I am so confused

At first I was rabidly excited about this but now I have alot more doubts than I do certainties about this contest. When I read the contest initially I saw it as an opportunity to showcase both the new items and some champions with said items--except now it seems more specific that these champions must be in some sort of act or "preparation" while still debuting the proposed Season 3 item(s).

So I'm just gonna be blunt about it-- would showcasing several characters like this http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n8NNuItqKf...DigiartWIP.jpg NOT fulfill the guidelines?

Because I really do not want to continue with this if this is the case... or would I have to like... draw this as a supposed 5v5 just to stress the point that all these champions would be in fact "training"?


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Solari Brigadier

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Man, I am so confused

At first I was rabidly excited about this but now I have alot more doubts than I do certainties about this contest. When I read the contest initially I saw it as an opportunity to showcase both the new items and some champions with said items--except now it seems more specific that these champions must be in some sort of act or "preparation" while still debuting the proposed Season 3 item(s).

So I'm just gonna be blunt about it-- would showcasing several characters like this http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n8NNuItqKf...DigiartWIP.jpg NOT fulfill the guidelines?

Because I really do not want to continue with this if this is the case...
Honestly, from what I can see I wouldn't consider this to be fulfilling the requirement of preparation (remember, I'm not a judge, so this is just personal opinion). HOWEVER, you could make it fit.

From what I see here, you have a group picture of a bunch of champions and new items... but could you make it so they're actually posing for a picture? I mean, draw this scene but include a backdrop, a camera, even a photographer so it looks like they're taking a picture for... promotional posters for the new season of Fields of Justice TV, Demacia's most watched broadcast?

I know it's definitely a shift in tone for your drawing (which, by the way, is really good) - it's taking an intense-looking image and giving it a bit of a whimsical spin - but I think it would be a great way to showcase "preparation" for Season 3.


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Blackhand Mojo

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01-17-2013

*sigh* guess I'll have just to work something else out and see what comes up then I suppose; I mean I'll still finish this but I'll be definitely doing something else just to stay safe


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HydraNox

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01-17-2013

Im using Paint, how do you calculate dpi and pixelation?


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Solari Brigadier

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Im using Paint, how do you calculate dpi and pixelation?
Using Paint, you can go into the File menu and click Properties. Inside, it'll tell you that your art is 96dpi and will allow you to change the dimensions. Unfortunately, I don't see a way to adjust the dpi of the file.

I did, however, notice that opening up a 300dpi image in Paint set the dpi in the Properties to 300 as well, so you could try taking a blank white background (of the dimensions you want) and open it up in Paint - this will set it to 300dpi and let you work at the proper size for the contest.