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Post Buster's Art Challenge
has this place ever had an art challenge thread?
do you think there are enough people here who would be interested in, like, a 'timed challenge' type thing? (Ie: the person running it gives a prompt, and you have till the end of the specified time to try and draw something related to the prompt. maybe a daily challenge?)


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Welcome to the forum's new art challenge thread.
How this works is pretty simple, I'll post a 'prompt' and a time limit. The time starts as soon as the post goes up, and you have until it runs out to draw and submit something based on the prompt. No sign up or anything nececary, if the current challenge looks interesting to you just jump right in. If you want to suggest a prompt for a future challenge, just send me a PM with the thread's title in the subject.

for now the time limits will be mostly 24 hours, since the users on this forum are kinda scattered across multiple continents, and most of you are on while I'm at work. >.<

I might try to set up some 30-minute or 1-hour ones once I've figured out what the most convenient time of days is, (and gotten said day off if it would interfere with work). if i'm doing one of those i'll try to warn you guys the day before. also, since I'm in Alberta, any times I mention are in Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -6:00) during the summer or Mountain Standard Time (UTC -7:00) during the winter.

Links to past and present challenges:

Challenge 1

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Tue May 26, 2015 7:22 pm
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Post Re: Just an idea.
Thats absolutely crazy.

CRAZY I tell you!

Used to do that actually, but interest faded. I'm still up for it.
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Tue May 26, 2015 8:32 pm
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Post Re: Just an idea.
Um, reading through that, it sounds a bit 'top heavy' in how it was run. i was thinking a lot simpler. drawing something for a specific other user adds a lot of prep work and coordination, which judging by the later posts i suspect is what killed it. (Also, if it's character based the roster of characters eventually gets stale.) I was thinking more "here's a prompt, here's your time limit, submit it to the thread as soon as you're done, go nuts."

those challenges are always fun cause it's never the same thing twice, and you're having to use limited info (usually only a single sentence) to work from, on a time limit. It's good practice for balancing speed and quality, and it encourages you to get inventive with the prompts. Personally i always preferred trying to find ways to subvert them; turn them into something that's still technically what was asked, but nothing like what was intended.

If i can't find one that's still running, i'd be kinda tempted to start one...

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Post Re: Just an idea.
the artistic gifts thing was the closest to what you propose that we've had. I say go for it, it sounds fun.

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Post Buster's Art Challenge
Well. In that case, lets start this off with a bang. :D

Here's your prompt for the first official challenge: "It will begin at sunset, and it will be glorious."

You have Until 8PM MDT tomorrow (24 hours) to draw, upload, and link post or attach your picture here. Have fun.

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Post Re: Buster's Art Challenge
Are you gonna be the only judge or can someone apply to be one? I wouldn't mind being a judge.

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Um... Sure, I guess? Though I don't know what you would do besides make sure people stick to the time limit. There's no prize or ranking...

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Post Re: Buster's Art Challenge
Oh you mean we aren't judging? I thought this was a contest. Oh well.

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Post Re: Buster's Art Challenge
Some people just don't like to be judged. :P

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Post Re: Buster's Art Challenge
Two hours left and... Nobody's posted any pictures? I figured this might be slow at the start but I wasn't expecting the first one to be a complete flop...

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I was going to say, gotta give folks some decent time given the circumstances. Maybe see if we can post in other art related threads that this is going on, give a start date a week or so out, give people a few days if not a week or two to come up with something, and know that it'll take a few tries to get momentum.

On a random note, I haven't been checking the HP comic or forums much at all since SDS (the previous drawing thing) dried up and the celestial saga ended, but I thought it was kinda cool one of the rare moments I poke my nose in, is you starting this thread. I'm taking that as a good sign, and while it takes me a bit to produce a doodle, you've got my interest and support. :)


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Post Re: Buster's Art Challenge
DingoVolf wrote:
gotta give folks some decent time given the circumstances. Maybe see if we can post in other art related threads that this is going on, give a start date a week or so out, give people a few days if not a week or two to come up with something, and know that it'll take a few tries to get momentum.


while i can see the point behind most of what you're saying here, I have to question one bit. Doesn't extending the time limit for a prompt to a week take the, well, challenge out of the challenge? I mean most of the sites I've drawn for these on limit you to 15, 30, or 60 minutes. as it is it feels wrong to me just giving a whole day, and i'm only doing that much because of the timing issues of users on two or more continents.

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Post Re: Buster's Art Challenge
I'd say at least give more warning before starting the challenge and make sure you have participants who can actually participate at the time/day you do it.

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Post Re: Buster's Art Challenge
okay i'll keep that in mind. sorry.

Usually i'm one of the artists not the one on this side of things. guess it's not as simple as it looked.

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Post Re: Buster's Art Challenge
It probably would have worked better if we got people to sign up for it. :P

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Post Re: Buster's Art Challenge
One thing that might help would be if there were multiple prompts one could choose from.

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