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Are you the next Transformers Cover Artist?

Postby i_amtrunks » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:15 pm

Are you the next Transformers Cover Artist?

Well here's your chance. The masterminds behind the “Transformers: Mosaic,” in partnership with Chris Ryall, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing, are running a competition for all Transformers artists, which gives them the chance to be considered for providing a variant cover to an upcoming Transformers comic produced by IDW Publishing.
Excited yet? Good, you should be.

<b>So how does it work? </b>
<b>Step 1:</b> Email your full name to Next.Tf.Cover.Artist@gmail.com by the end of December, 2007.
<b>Step 2:</b> On the first of January 2008, you will be emailed the name of the Transformer you are to provide a "cover" for.
<b>Step 3:</b> You have until February first to submit your work.
<b>Step 4:</b> Once all entries are in, they will be divided into groups based on characters used.
<b>Step 5:</b> All entries will be displayed on the IDW forums ( http://forum.idwpublishing.com/viewforum.php?f=2) and voting will commence. Voting will be open for 2 weeks.
<b>Step 6:</b> Once voting is complete, the top 3 artists from each group will be contacted and given another character to prepare a cover for and another month to complete.
<b>Step 7:</b> The second round of entries will be posted on IDW forums and voting will once again be carried out.
<b>Step 8:</b> Once voting on the second round is complete, the names and contact details of the top three artists will be given to Chris Ryall, who will work through the final process.

<b>Things you need to know.</b>
1. There is no guarantee that this will lead to paid work for IDW
2. All work should be submitted in line-art only, no colors allowed.
3. Be creative, designs can either be classic or your own redesign.
4. Voting can only be done by members of the IDW forum, and yes, you can vote for yourself.

So, if you think you've got what it takes, step up and prove it!
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Postby matrixprime » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:18 pm

I'm real good at drawing but not that good
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Postby Justicity » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:22 pm

Any international issues? Can you enter if not in the USA???
Me want!
Hehe, I'd love to take part in this.
All we have to do for now is tell them our name??? Seems almost too easy :P I know theres the drawing & voting & such later, but at this moment it's like sending my name isn't enough, I want to tell them my life story! :P
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Postby horus » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:27 pm

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Me want too!! Me good with transformers drawings but me far away from USA.
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Postby Sherade » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:56 pm

I'd do it, but I'd prefer my art be exclusive to Seibertron.
Besides, I couldn't handle the pressure.
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Postby Sonray » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:07 pm

Sherade wrote:I'd do it, but I'd prefer my art be exclusive to Seibertron.
Besides, I couldn't handle the pressure.


Thats why i wont be entering. Plus im in one hell of an art/creative slump right now.

Could i submit a piece that i drew a while ago instead? If they want people to draw Prime then i have a pretty decent drawing of him already. ;)
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Postby Seibertron » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:14 pm

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I submitted my name. This could be a great opportunity for me to get back into drawing at least on a limited cover basis. :)
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Postby Briggs » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:14 pm

Sonray wrote:
Sherade wrote:I'd do it, but I'd prefer my art be exclusive to Seibertron.
Besides, I couldn't handle the pressure.


Thats why i wont be entering. Plus im in one hell of an art/creative slump right now.

Could i submit a piece that i drew a while ago instead? If they want people to draw Prime then i have a pretty decent drawing of him already. ;)


remove the purple poo poo from behind him and we'll talk.

Haha I am just kidding, yankin ur chain :P
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Postby Briggs » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:14 pm

I sure do hope Timshinn enters this.
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Postby Justicity » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:22 pm

Sonray wrote:
Sherade wrote:I'd do it, but I'd prefer my art be exclusive to Seibertron.
Besides, I couldn't handle the pressure.


Thats why i wont be entering. Plus im in one hell of an art/creative slump right now.

Could i submit a piece that i drew a while ago instead? If they want people to draw Prime then i have a pretty decent drawing of him already. ;)

Prime spotlights been done sadly.

Which brings me to an interesting point.
Who do you think they'll ask us participants to draw???
I'm confident that I can do a really nice piece within the month allocated, however I'd like to get some practice in before then as it'll be my first cover art :-s , even if it's a completely different character.

So who do you think deserved a Spotlight? Who would you like me to practice my cover art skills on?
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Postby Sherade » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:27 pm

Sonray wrote:Thats why i wont be entering. Plus im in one hell of an art/creative slump right now.

Do what I do, make G1 characters into Muscle Cars.
Yes, I capitalize Muscle Cars. It's THAT awesome.
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Postby Tigertrack » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:29 pm

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I'm in, I e-mailed my name...
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Postby Richter » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:36 pm

To answer a few questions;

Anyone can enter, regardless where you live.

And no, you can not use something you prepared earlier, only new material from the start of the project.

No hints as to which characters you'll be given, just know that we went with a diverse range.
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Postby Saberspark model H. » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:48 pm

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I may enter I doubt it will win but eh who Knows(Do you?). Also I don't know if I want to advertise my name out to the Public.
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Postby Shinobi Rendar » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:14 pm

This sounds like a lot of fun!!!!

I entered. Can't wait to see who i get to draw :D
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Postby Sherade » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:15 pm

Shinobi Rendar wrote:This sounds like a lot of fun!!!!

I entered. Can't wait to see who i get to draw :D
Man, we know who's gonna win now. spoil it why don't ya. :P
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Postby The Collector » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:43 pm

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Good God, am I tempted! I know I can get up there with their guys, I just take FOREVER to do it.
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Postby Tangent » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:50 pm

I'd love to have a go, but I'm not up to standard. I'l just wait and see what everyone else comes up with.
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Postby Shinobi Rendar » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:01 pm

Sherade wrote:
Shinobi Rendar wrote:This sounds like a lot of fun!!!!

I entered. Can't wait to see who i get to draw :D
Man, we know who's gonna win now. spoil it why don't ya. :P

come on that was uncalled for lol

Seriously guys this is a great opportunity. Don't think twice just enter and do your best. Anyone can be the next transfomers cover artist!!!

First Mosaics... now this... it's just too much for a tf fan to bear lol :grin:
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Postby ToaVahu » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:09 pm

Yes I am!
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Postby Dinobot Prime » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:19 pm

I really want to do this, but there are a few unresolved issues in my mind.

When sending the e-mail, what do we put in the subject bar?

And since it's a no-colour drawing allowed, are we still allowed to put shadows? Because my entire drawing style is based on shadows.
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Postby TaiPoh » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:18 am

Uhmmm...I'll probably enter, I just hope I get a Beast Wars character, although there's probably a very slim chance of that happening.
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Postby Justicity » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:51 am

Heh, I'm posting a lot in this topic :P
Do you think qualified (can you get a qualification?) cover artists will be entering? People from other companies who want to try & get into IDW??? Or is this really just a fan thing?

I'm so interested in this :P Can't wait to show of my ideas!
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Postby Tangent » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:17 am

I'm still debating, I know I wont win, but it would still be fun. Two more things I just thunk of, how big do they want this drawing? And what if you get given a lame charicter to draw? :shock:
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Postby Justicity » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:20 am

Tangent wrote:I'm still debating, I know I wont win, but it would still be fun. Two more things I just thunk of, how big do they want this drawing? And what if you get given a lame charicter to draw? :shock:
They wouldn't make a Spotlight of a lame character so we're safe in that respect. They should only make a comic if they think it'll do well, don't expect a Spotlight: Seaspray anytime soon :P

I'd like to see Spotlight: Wheelie actually XD

As for size I'd say A4 size on paper, scanned in & made small enough to work on in Photoshop or something, yet big enough to keep detail.

I'd like to think I could do well, but I know it won't even be considered. That's not stopping me though, yea I may not win the competition but It's a chance to get work into IDW knowing it'll be looked at. Besides, we have a month to work on it, I'm sure I can do & redo it enough times to get it looking good, I may have a chance :P
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