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'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2 (ended)
« on: February 08, 2010, 10:10:11 am »
Welcome to the 2nd 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge.
(this post has been reorganized and edited a little compared to the previous challenge; please take a minute to read it)

BADGE EDIT:
Badges available for this month--

Gec made these ones for me!
Badge of Antiquity, take this badge if you only made traditional, non-digital drawings.


Badge of the Future, take this badge if you only used a pen tablet.


Badge of Ghetto, take this badge if you only used MSPaint (pre-Windows7) or a mouse


(since these all imply participation, there won't be a nonspecific participation badge)
(also, there was no completion this month. >.>)
Badge Template (.PSD)
Those who are so inclined can also download my little template here.
Help out by making some badges for the challenge! They can be symbolic, iconic, or just cool looking.
Please keep the picture on it clear and homemade. When you're done, PM them to me as PNG-24 with transparency.

Since I no longer have Photoshop, I'm gonna have to figure something out here.


This challenge will run from Monday February 8th and conclude on Tuesday March 9th. Another 30 days.
Challenge #3 will likely begin on March 10th. There will perhaps be an optional theme to follow, for those interested.
But we'll get there when we get there.  :)

The challenge between the above dates has ended.
Challenge #3 will commence on Friday, March 12.
Everyone can feel free to use the thread for commentary and discussion. Please don't abuse this.

For this month, there will not be a theme. It will be the same general drawing as month 1.

For those in need an explanation, let's go over everything.



What we want out of you is just one drawing each day for one month.

Post whatever you can come up with. That's your doodles, paintings, sketches. Whether you're using a mouse in paint, a pen tablet with photoshop, or a pencil-paper-scanner scheme. It's all good.
This challenge is all about practice and experience. That's invaluable, and it goes a long way.
Experiment, challenge yourself to draw something out of your league, entertain the forum with your artistic wit.


We do impose just a few rules however.
(1)Your drawings have to have been created recently for the challenge itself. So no old stuff.
(2)This is all for fun and practice! So please put some level of honest effort into your work. Scribbly junk is kinda frowned upon.
(3)Keep an eye on your file size before you post. If you can't make it much smaller or lose some of the image quality, post a thumbnail and link somewhere offsite for the full image.

Other guidelines--
You may be allowed to catch up if you miss a day or two, but don't disappear for too long.
Please try not to fall too far behind if you plan on doing a catch-up. If you think you'll have problems keeping up, just try to give yourself five minutes out of the day to draw something, anything.
Try to join in by at least the first week; it'll help you get used to the idea of doing this every day, and it'll make the later challenges much easier.
Those that do join in a little late may post a few drawings at once to catch yourself up to everyone else, one for each day you missed.

Otherwise, don't fret too much about it.
Basically just draw something up every day and show it off in this thread!

In one month (or thirty days after the challenge begins), we will conclude. All those who have completed the challenge can opt to use a neat little badge they can show off in their signature.
They will be posted here after the challenge is over.

We aim to keep the challenges rolling. When this one ends, the next one starts up.



No sign-up necessary. Start whenever you're ready.
Have at 'er!


Credits to Flisch for the idea, conferring with GD and myself to come up with a solid method of bringing it to you guys.
I'm just the topic creator guy.  :-*
Additional thanks to everyone who participated. Have fun, and good luck!
« Last Edit: March 10, 2010, 03:26:09 pm by Gauphastus »


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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 10:40:44 am »
Day 1


Just some quick sketching, I'm trying to get used to a new art program (pencil).

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 11:59:31 am »
Day 1

« Last Edit: February 08, 2010, 12:04:18 pm by Gec »

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 07:01:07 pm »
Day 1

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This dolphin is delicious.
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 07:14:21 pm »
I would join, but I don't know how to work my scanner. Feh.

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 11:05:18 pm »
Day 1


And for added bonus--

Left hand not good.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2010, 11:32:37 pm by Gauphastus »
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010, 05:04:42 am »
Day 1



I do not like the teeth. :(

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010, 07:25:20 am »
That kinda looks like my friend from elementary school.

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010, 07:29:22 am »
Yeah, the teeth may look a bit wonky, but everything else seems too look great. Nice work Hydro.

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 08:56:58 am »
It's been suggested that the challenges should have a sort of break between them.
I was thinking maybe two days? So for example if it ended on the 7th, you'd take the 8th and 9th off for sure, and then it would start back up on the 10th.
Maybe a day's break at the 15-day mark? Though that would be harder to do, as people would likely just blow past it and keep going.
I don't want to have to lock the thread so everyone has to take breaks.

So I guess we'll just stick to breaks between challenges.

I know people have lives and all. I suppose I initially figured people who needed a break would just have to miss the first couple of days.
In that case though you'd be missing out on completing half the challenges during the year.
So yeah, I like the idea.

What do you guys think though? Two days too much or too little?
Or should we just keep it rolling no matter what?
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2010, 09:27:35 am »
A break is a good idea, yeah, otherwise it just becomes one big challenge.
Maybe I'm just being lazy, but two days sounds a bit too short. I'm just gonna wait on the opinions of others though, since I'm known to be lazy :P

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2010, 03:34:40 pm »
I don't want a break since I just joined and did not get to participate in the last one.

Yeah, the teeth may look a bit wonky, but everything else seems too look great. Nice work Hydro.

Thanks. I think its my best shading yet.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 03:42:34 pm by Hydromancerx »

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2010, 04:13:46 pm »
If anyone has a problem with me posting the occasional Sagan4 organism, then I won't post them.

Day 1


Day 2

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2010, 04:24:29 pm »
If anyone has a problem with me posting the occasional Sagan4 organism, then I won't post them.

I don't mind this as long as people put effort into their drawing and challenge themselves every now and then.

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #2
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 06:03:21 pm »
Day 2

(since these were so quick and meaningless, I'm counting them all as one.
Did them all within the same hour anyway.)

Good God, what the hell is wrong with me...
So you get the idea. I timed myself. Five minutes to make a comic. Alarm goes off, I stop.
It's kind of an exercise I guess, or at least a good way to show off how incredibly slow I am.  :P

Well!
Let's have a look.

First attempt. Fail.


Second. Fail.


Third. Fail. Are you seeing a pattern here?


Fourth. Fail. Slow as a snail.


Fifth. Fail. Go straight to jail.


Sixth was success. At long last!


Seventh climbs the ladder to success.
Went with stating the obvious instead of an actual punchline. Lame.


Eighth unfortunately bucks the recent trend.


Successfail?




Well, that's enough of that.
It's a bit harder than I imagined.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 06:05:38 pm by Gauphastus »
"Ma all the gods of furious strong be with you as you crunch opposents, and live like a windrammer as you f**k."
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