Re: Art of the Month Discussion
I am real, I'm not insulting you. It's pretty much all favoritism atm and I don't think giving out prizes to members just because people kiss their ass is encouraging people to enter a contest.
Originally Posted by Caliburn
Then make them anonymous and let the members PM you the drawings, with their signature on it. That would be a great alternative.
It is not, as said above, make them PM their artwork and edit out/crop out the signature. Even Paint can do this easy task. Your drawing should also be a recent one. Done.
Yup, but what's the use in submitting if your artwork is just amazing but your camera screw it up? Every library has a scanner and most of the time you can get it scanned for free. That, or visit a friend. Or in rare cases when the mobile phone's quality is good, accept them. It's not that hard to have a mobile phone that takes pics with great quality nowadays.
The only time I entered a contest, I was shocked to find out that the only person who actually drew something himself and not traced or used reference, did not get the prize, even though it was also the only submission that was colored and was, to be precise, a master piece. However, someone else with a drawing of inferior quality got the prize. I don't get it, because compared to his drawing, (gonna be blunt now) hers was shit, as was mine and all the rest of those people's. Uncolored, no details, too much reference was used and you could see that it was nothing but a copy (I recognized the style of one of my fav. artists in it...)
Creating original content should be encouraged, but it's rather impossible this way.