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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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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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Postby Tangent » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:26 am

Justicity wrote:I'd like to see Spotlight: Wheelie actually XD


That's what I was afraid of!! :P

A4 I can do, hell, I will give it a go. Can't hurt right? :?
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Postby TaiPoh » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:33 am

Justicity wrote:
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

Most likely the required resolution is 300 dpi, so that optimum results can be achieved when the artwork is printed out, but I could be wrong. But what if you could make a really lame character look kickass? What about a badass Wheelie?
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Postby Justicity » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:46 am

Tangent wrote:
Justicity wrote:I'd like to see Spotlight: Wheelie actually XD


That's what I was afraid of!! :P

A4 I can do, hell, I will give it a go. Can't hurt right? :?

Yay!!! The more the merrier I say ^^
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Postby Dead Metal » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:49 am

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I hope we get to draw someone like Prime, or Wheely and Rodimus.

Prime cos I love drawing him and the other two, ,let's say I love drawing busted Robots.
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Postby Dark Monkelus » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:09 am

Yessssssssssss! I kick ass, I really do!

Not really, I'm shit, but rubbish is the new good I hear, so I'll give it a go.
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Postby Powermaster Jazz » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:14 am

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Postby First Gen » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:34 am

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I emailed my name in. The chance to do a cover? And you got a month to come up with the piece? Oh heck yeah baby.
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Postby Powermaster Jazz » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:03 am

I'm guessing it'll be an obscure character like Guzzle or Hosehead. :P
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Postby Pyrostrata » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:38 pm

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Postby Mr. Buzz Killington » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:35 pm

I've entered, and the TF2 Skywarp picture was something that I just drew up in 5 minutes! Right now, I am making a cover for Megatron, not that I was e-mailed already saying that was who I was to draw, but it would be awesome if I was picked to do Megatron! It is awesome!!!
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