Check out the full Contest details, rules, and where to enter HERE
CONTEST SUBJECT: #POKECONTEST
Many of us have grown up with Pokemon and spent a lot of our childhood playing the games and watching the show. I was one of the many kids that also drew sketches of the original generation back when I was playing Pokemon Yellow. Now Pokemon Go has taken over the world and what better way to live our nostalgia then to have a drawing contest reflecting that!
The challenge is to draw/paint/sketch yourself as a Pokemon trainer in your own style alongside at LEAST one pokemon. We are looking for originality within the established theme of the Pokemon universe. We are looking for either a finished concept art piece or a full illustration showing off the character (we encourage the illustration but rendered concept pieces have won in the past). The character must be a version of yourself at whatever age and the Pokemon cannot be made up or fusioned. Show us your spirit and energy within a single look, and above else try to challenge yourself while having fun!
IMPORTANT: We have a few requirements that the design has to include to be eligible for judging! They MUST have the following:
A character (representing yourself) as if you were in the Pokemon world.
A Pokemon (1 minimum, no maximum) of any generation but no fusions.
A Pokeball must be present somewhere in the piece, whether on the character or in the illustration.
And Bonus points if you're representing your team colors (Team Instinct, Mystic, and Valor)
Bottom line: The challenge is to create a version of yourself in the Pokemon world accompanied by a Pokemon of your choice. I believe in having fun while learning so make the most of it!
The rules are simple and to the point. Submit by the given date and follow the guidelines on creating your entry!
- Submit your entry by 6PM CST on Tuesday August 30th 2016 (-5 GMT time) The winners will be announced on August 31st during the livestream held that Wednesday.
- Has to be your own work, concept, or line-art and follow the submission guidelines below. (NO STEALING OR TRACING)
- Explore your creativity and treat this as if you were a concept artist receiving the task. You want to express your originality within these guidelines to the best of your ability
I have several questions about the rules. Please forgive me if I ask something that someone else has already covered, but I haven't read the comments yet.
Could we draw multiple versions of the character that is supposed to represent ourselves? Such as a depiction of a child, a teenager, and an adult, showing how we have aged and what the game has meant to us as we grow?
Can there be other characters in the scene? Such as friends, family, or even background crowds?
Does their have to be an actual pokeball, as in the physical object, present in the picture? Or can we use a representation such as a picture, pattern, or a motif?
In regards to the picture itself, is there a preferred file type? What about a maximum file size?
I will probably think of more questions at some point, but this is it for the moment.
There's more description of how to enter your image but we are looking for a .jpeg or .png at a file size no larger than 2MB!
(Thanks for this contest. This sounds amazing.)
Question: I designed a 4th faction called Team Harmony a few weeks ago and it quickly became viral on internet ^^ I'd like to draw myself representing that team, would that be all right for the Bonus points too?
Also, since the design of Harmony is a turquoise Lugia, is it okay to draw myself with a Lugia of that color (a bit like my icon) or should it be of the original colors?
In any cases I'm completely fine with it, I'll just draw whatever is ok with you and the rules so I want to make sure I don't break any before I start xD