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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 ****, 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

Count me in.
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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 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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Postby Windracer » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:00 pm

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I'm thinking about it.

I'm not nearly as talented as some of the TF bigwigs, and besides that I'm really bad with G1... too bad there's no Armada Spotlights planned down the line, lol.

Ah, what the hell. I have all of January off so maybe I could give it a shot...

Also, I'm wondering if the linework can be done in Photoshop, or does it have to be pencilled / inked in the traditional way?
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Postby nexisconvoy » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:45 pm

ill try to enter i doubt ill get any were with victory as my main Transformer show
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Postby NightFall » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:49 pm

I'm a little rusty, it's been too long since I picked up a pencil and went full on drawing, but I'm going to try. It's just a cover right? Why not, it's going to fun :)
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Postby Samsonator » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:42 pm

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Hmmm... I may just have to give this a shot... I am, by no means, a great artist, but it would definitely be a good opportunity to practice and see how I stack up.
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Postby BLIX007 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:20 pm

Thankfully this is only asking for a drawing, that I am half way good at....coloring, not so much.
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