April is here, but this contest is no foolery. After a long dry-spell of contests, it's time to splash back into the water that is art, and draw some awesome pictures!
Resident artist(and a quite talented one, at that!) Ame-Nami and I will be judging the entries, but I want to make it clear that this is not run or managed by Matthew or Chris, and is a fan-contest in honor of the previous ones.
~ As a note to the forum staff and Matthew, this contest is merely in lieu of the official contests, and is in no way an attempt to replace them.
'Fore we get to the art, though, there are a few little things to go over called:
- Make do with whatever you want! Digital, scanned, painted, pieced, paper mache; all forms of media are acceptable. If it's art, it's can enter.
- Keep it clean. We all know BitF is a family comic, and like previous contests, keep it at a light-PG rating, at worst.
- Originality! No art may be stolen or traced from others. Tracing or borrowing official Nintendo art/pictures/sprites isn't recommended, and your entry may be knocked down a few points because of it, but it is allowed.
- Post or send 'em. The easiest way submissions can be... well, submitted is by posting them to this thread. However, they may also be sent to me via private message. Either way is acceptable.
- Looming deadlines. All submissions must be posted or sent by April 30th, 11:59 PM, EST.
- Aim for quality! Any number of submissions may be entered, but only one may win or place in the judging.
Also, it's good to keep in mind that - as a fan contest - this is supposed to be just a healthy competition for fun. There are no rewards or prizes, besides the contest and judging itself.
With all that out of the way, though, it's about time we get to the fun part:
Tribute to Brawl in the Family.
The web-comic we all know and love, and the reason why this board can even exist!
Whether it be a simple comic in the BitF style, a group picture of key characters, or a homage to one of the story-arcs or musical numbers(Cocoon Academy, Ice World, etc.), it's time to show appreciation for all the great times Matthew's given us through the comic.
As a few tips and pointers:
Get creative! Submissions will be judged by adherence to the theme, composition, and general skill, but creativity is the key principle that'll help your piece.
Get out there! Don't be afraid to share your entry early and get feedback. Having some constructive criticism may be the nudge that pushes your entry from great to fantastic.
So get out there and start creating!