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23 April 2006 @ 10:23 pm
An idea.  
Alright, everyone's heard/seen/smelled fic contests before. So here's a new idea I've been sitting on. Or if not new, then I'm just a dolt and haven't seen it around before.

Here is the rough idea based off of the Iron fic competitions:

The artists will be given a category to follow the competition title.

A theme will then be given for the artist to apply.

-thirty minutes for artists to plan their panels

-ten minutes to sketch each panel (there will be a total of ten panels)
*OR! ten minutes to sketch as many panels as you can

-after each ten minute interval the artist has five minutes to scan/upload their pic
*OR! all panels are scanned/uploaded in a thirty minute timeframe at the end

-voting is open for thirty minutes after which the threads are frozen

As is, the entire gig will last A LONG TIME.

2 hours 30 min. for plan A.
2 hours 50 min. for plan *B.

Any input would be highly appreciated, as well as volunteers for possible future participation. =)

Thank you.
腹蛇: [badou] ewwww...youkofujima on April 24th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
I think ten minutes to sketch as many panels (or, hell, pages) as you can, cuz that's what gives some artists their edge--speed. In the real Iron Chef, the chefs are not told to cook a limited amount of dishes in the hour they're given; if they can finish three, they can finish three--if they can finish five, more power to them. A limit of one panel per ten minutes will really hinder the creativity and pace of a lot of artists, in my opinion. And panels should be uploaded, I believe, after a thirty minute timeframe, because then people can actually upload a whole page instead of half-pages or just one panel.

Unless of course you're looking more for a frame-by-frame contest where you do it like an upload of a bunch of oekaki-sized pics instead of actual doujin/manga quality paneled pages. Cuz this can really make the difference between a dull page and a dynamic page...unless of course said person is doing 4-koma.
Swiiorangeaura on April 24th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
I think your idea is wonderful and you've already received great suggestions.

If you get the contest up and running I'd gladly take part. It sounds like good fun. :D
friedbrain on April 25th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
VERY interesting. i'd be temped to try, tho, i don't know if the whole time zone thing would work out (unless you're running these on the honor system). granted, i couldn't do oekai (sp??) unless someone can point me to a good source to do it on the mac. i only breifly had time to look, and, those sites pointed me to windows only stuff.