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Speed Cartooning Tournament **Judges Needed**

Postby SergeXIII on Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:18 am

The ability to quickly imagine, draw, and replicate an image is a key skill to being a cartoonist. It's a skill that comes with practice, and I think there should be more web drills to fulfill that end.

So here we are.

The idea is this: We agree on one hour in which we are all free to participate in the event. A minute before the hour I will post 3 items and a setting, and the contestants will need to draw a picture with every element in under one hour, and post it. At that point Myself and three other judges will critique the drawings and eliminate one cartoonist, whittling the group down until only the victor remains. The prize shall be art from every participant, and if you wish, you may put the judges through the same trial you went through by selecting elements and establishing the one hour time limit, just keep it rated PG13.

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1. Art must be done only in black and white. This is a traditional skill challenge, so play with black as a color. This is also the fastest way to produce a finished project. You may use a computer to fill in large areas of black.
2. Art will be judged on creativity, technique, and readability among other things. Judges will present their critiques publically, but discuss elimination through PMs until a unanimous verdict is reached, at which point I will post the decision to the thread.
3. Judgments should be unanimous, but if a verdict is not reached within four days I will implement a tie breaker (and remove myself from the equation).
4. Judges are not permitted to draw on a contestant's image when presenting their critique. It is disrespectful. Describe these details in writing. Judges must at all times show the contestants respect.
5. Contestants may explain certain flaws, but only sparingly. Show respect to the judges and to not fight with them, ability to recieve constructive criticism will be a factor in judgment.
6. Rounds will occur once a week.
7. Results must be posted within four days of a round.
8. The time limit is strict (that's the whole point), so if a image isn't posted within the hour it will not be counted.
*. This is just a challenge of a specific skill set, so if you lose it doesn't mean you're the worst artist in the bunch, it just means it wasn't your day.

Sound interesting? Do I have any volunteers?

Contestants
1. VeryCuddlyCornpone
2. Spaceprincess
3. Victory-prime
4. IVstudios

Judges
1. RobboAKAscooby
2. Carlos777
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4. SergeXIII
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:50 pm

Oh this sounds so fun! I'd love to give it a shot! I'd just need to know when it is, as I probably won't be able to do it right in these next few days.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby SergeXIII on Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:45 pm

I think the soonest well be doing this would be next week, and the time we settle on will be one where everyone can make it easily.

Want me to add your name to the list? Contestant or Judge?
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:51 pm

I think I shall try my hand at being a contestant, Serge!
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby Spaceprincess on Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:15 pm

sounds fun! sign me up as a contestant.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby Victory-prime on Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:41 pm

awesome! this is something i need. sign me up.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby Ti-Phil on Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:46 pm

I might have been interested had I have more free time... :/
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby SergeXIII on Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:04 pm

Ti-Phil wrote:I might have been interested had I have more free time... :/

You can be a judge. The trime frame for them is a bit more relaxed.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby IVstudios on Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:24 pm

Sounds cool. Getting faster at drawing is something I've needed to work on pretty much since I started drawing. Getting a time when everyone can do it is gonna be tough, though. You might be better off implementing an honor system.

Sill, I'd be willing to give it a go.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby SergeXIII on Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:27 pm

IVstudios wrote:Sounds cool. Getting faster at drawing is something I've needed to work on pretty much since I started drawing. Getting a time when everyone can do it is gonna be tough, though. You might be better off implementing an honor system.

Sill, I'd be willing to give it a go.


Cool, Contestant or judge?
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby IVstudios on Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:07 pm

Contestant.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament

Postby SergeXIII on Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:30 pm

Okay, we have all of our contestants, thanks for paticipating.

while we're waiting for judges to volunteer for duty, how about we have you guys throw out some times when you are typically free?
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament **Judges Needed**

Postby Victory-prime on Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:03 pm

unless otherwise 6pm and later eastern time
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament **Judges Needed**

Postby RobboAKAscooby on Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:19 pm

Oki I'll put my hand up for judging.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament **Judges Needed**

Postby IVstudios on Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:25 pm

Victory-prime wrote:unless otherwise 6pm and later eastern time


Same here.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament **Judges Needed**

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:11 pm

Same here, except on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament **Judges Needed**

Postby Spaceprincess on Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:30 am

6pm est works for me but not too late, before midnight.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament **Judges Needed**

Postby SergeXIII on Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:01 pm

Well that was painless. how about we give everyone an hour to settle, say 7PM-8PM. For the day How about Wed? That means judges need to post critiques by the following thursday and arrive at a verdict on Sundays.

If that works all we need now is two more judges.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament **Judges Needed**

Postby IVstudios on Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:29 pm

That's fine by me.
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Re: Speed Cartooning Tournament **Judges Needed**

Postby Victory-prime on Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:31 pm

sounds good.
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