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« on: May 21, 2006, 01:14:46 PM »
Hey all!
Just wanted to post to see how everyone is doing on their contest submissions for the program cover contest.  
Personally i had waaaayyyy too many ideas of what i wanted to draw for it, so ive got a couple sketches done =D
So now its going to be moving on to cging it @_@

Hmm cant decide which coloring style to use either ;>_>

How about you guys?

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2006, 01:31:09 PM »
Just finished my entry and sent it to the meeting today and by email.  I'm paranoid, what can I say.  But it looks great!

Good luck, all!

Oh and it's a traditional peice.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2006, 06:08:37 PM »
Yeah, you asked about using Copics right?? xD
I've neer used them, but id like to try some day~

I have to finish my sketch off tonight, i decided to change a few things, but this is my last chance to work on the sketch because i leave tomorrow for a trip and wont have access to my scanner anymore @_@;;

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2006, 11:21:00 PM »
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Yeah, you asked about using Copics right?? xD
I've neer used them, but id like to try some day~

I have to finish my sketch off tonight, i decided to change a few things, but this is my last chance to work on the sketch because i leave tomorrow for a trip and wont have access to my scanner anymore @_@;;


Eeee.... well, good luck and just have fun!  *prays for Cherry*

As for the copics, I love them.  They are my favorite medium and my poor excuse for not using the digital medium.  I just can't master it like some of you guys can.  I am envious there.  But as for the copics they are fun, fast and they take some time to get used to.  If you ever need any advise or help let me know.  I can show you a thing or two.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2006, 01:55:37 PM »
oOo thanks! But yeah i dont think ill be buying any copics in the near future... they are kinda expensive =P
But maybe someday *dream*

I'm excited to see all the other entries and see what everyone else did.  I'm sure there will be alot of great ideas~

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2006, 03:30:24 PM »
If this helps anyone, Copic Markers will be in the dealer hall again this year, and if you still need help doing specific things I'm sure they'll show you some tricks.
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2006, 08:38:44 PM »
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oOo thanks! But yeah i dont think ill be buying any copics in the near future... they are kinda expensive =P
But maybe someday *dream*

I suggest the "slow and steady" plan.  What you do is buy one or two copics when you feel like it for how ever long you wish.  And figure out which colors you want ahead of time so you don't buy some random color you end up not needing.  That's kinda how I got the copics I have today.
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2006, 09:43:23 PM »
I'm wondering, I have no photoshop skills nor the money/ time to buy copics. If I just use prismacolor pencils will my entry have less of a chance of getting picked? Even if I do a nice job on coloring?
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2006, 07:46:50 AM »
Quote from: "pocky aki"
I'm wondering, I have no photoshop skills nor the money/ time to buy copics. If I just use prismacolor pencils will my entry have less of a chance of getting picked? Even if I do a nice job on coloring?


The voting really isn't based on what medium you use...colored pencil, marker, digital, all of them have equal chance it's rather the effort one puts into them that will make the difference...

Though personally I used digital, I find it easier when I have pretty much any color at hand that never runs out... *currently has at least 6 copic's with no ink and no money for refills*

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2006, 10:12:29 AM »
Eee!  Last day!
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2006, 12:02:27 PM »
Hey, I just wanted to wish everyone who's entering good luck on the contest! I can't wait to see all the entries.
Kumoricon! Wahoo!

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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2006, 09:51:57 PM »
omg im still finishing mine up... ;>_>
going away on my training camp has REALLY set me back @_@
*hopes to be done on time*
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2006, 01:57:49 AM »
Voting has gone live:

www.kumoricon.info

Click on vote.

Late enteries are taken but may not be posted untill the following day so keep that in mind if you have not submitted yet.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2006, 01:30:45 PM »
Wow~ Everyones entries are really good!  All of you must have put so much time in.  And pocky aki, even if yours was done in pencil crayons its still awesome!  

I had a hard time voting ;>_>
But in the end i made a decision xD

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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2006, 11:26:25 PM »
Quote from: "Hawkeye"
If this helps anyone, Copic Markers will be in the dealer hall again this year, and if you still need help doing specific things I'm sure they'll show you some tricks.


I am also going to be holding a copic marker panel this year and I am quite good with them so come on by!
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2006, 12:36:34 AM »
Yeah, all of the entries look superb.  I didn't think there would be so many entries, so I was surprised.  

@Cherry: I think I know which one yours is, and if I'm right about that you did a fantastic job! I'm glad that even though you turned it in late that you stuck by it and finished and entered it.
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2006, 04:02:01 PM »
Well i did put my signature on it, because i always put it on my art =P

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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2006, 10:04:18 PM »
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Well i did put my signature on it, because i always put it on my art =P


Very important to do so.
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2006, 12:45:21 AM »
I wish the entries were still available for viewing. Selfish me, I want to see if I picked a winner. Or if my tastes in manga style art lack somewhat.

Congratulations to all entrants.
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2006, 02:02:20 AM »
Voting is open untill the 5th

http://www.kumoricon.info/voting/index.php

You can still view the entries and vote or change you vote untill then.
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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2006, 09:31:32 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2006, 09:49:18 PM »
Congrats to the winner.

I feel a little dissapointed but whatever.  See you guys there.
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2006, 10:32:31 PM »
yeah, congrats! I loved looking at the entries.
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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2006, 11:54:29 PM »
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Congrats to the winner.

I feel a little dissapointed but whatever.  See you guys there.


Yours was way good =(  I think you should still be proud of it. I really liked your marker techniques =D  I thought they were nifty. <3

See you in the fan creation station! <3  I'm so happy to be working with you. ^o^

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« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2006, 12:05:25 AM »
Aw, i put alot of time in ;-;
Danggit!

I'm dissapointed, the one i voted for or mine didnt win,
Oh well...

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Congrats to the winner.

I feel a little dissapointed but whatever.  See you guys there.

I'm sure everyone who lost feels the same...
I couldnt decide whether to vote for yours or pocki aki's
@_@
I dont get why pocki aki only got 1 vote?!
I really liked that one =\

Who did everyone else vote for?

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« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2006, 12:43:06 PM »
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Quote from: "bastett08"
Congrats to the winner.

I feel a little dissapointed but whatever.  See you guys there.


Yours was way good =(  I think you should still be proud of it. I really liked your marker techniques =D  I thought they were nifty. <3

See you in the fan creation station! <3  I'm so happy to be working with you. ^o^


thanks.  I'll see you there!
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« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2006, 10:03:29 PM »
Congrats to the winner, but I must say I am kind of sick of seeing very sexual covers on convention booklets. I mean, tons of lace, stockings and garters? This isn't to take away from the talent of the artist by any means, just my opinion.
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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2006, 11:38:28 PM »
The cover that was entered was actually more reserved than the original idea. It wasn't drawn that way for sex appeal. (There is hardly any skin showing, too). Rather, the artist probably had in mind a "cute," girly atmosphere. Feminine prowess. Honestly, what is wrong with tons of lace?

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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2006, 09:26:06 AM »
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Congrats to the winner, but I must say I am kind of sick of seeing very sexual covers on convention booklets. I mean, tons of lace, stockings and garters? This isn't to take away from the talent of the artist by any means, just my opinion.


I agree with you.
It always bugs me how if you put something more sexual against something totally not, even if the image is of lower quality, it will win just because of the content.  I've seen it happen in many of art contests, and it makes me sad D=

It should be quality over content, not the other way around.  I was really dissapointed to see the lack of votes on some of the entries, such as pocki aki's, the drawing was really well done!  But i think i was the only one to vote for it!?  If i dare say it without being flamed, i would say it was drawn much better than the one that won the contest.  But alas i guess it could not compare in content, or at least in some people's minds. =\

And  i was not saying that the one that won this contest was totally sexual or anything, but im fairly confident in saying that it is more sexual than some of the other entries were.  I mean she is practically wearing lingere o_O

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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2006, 10:26:43 AM »
I thought all of the entries were very high in quality. Certainly, it was hard to pick which one to vote on. But don't attack the winner for being "too sexy."  Several of the other entries had girls that were wearing garters, too.

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« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2006, 11:38:31 AM »
We arent attacking the winner at all.  I didnt say it was too sexy either, i dont appreciate you putting words into my mouth.  I did say it was more sexual than other entries however.  Also its true and very sad how in alot of cases an image with more sex appeal incorportated into it, regardless of quality, is often viewed as better than others due to its content.  I didnt say this was 100% applicable to this contest, but it does happen quite often.  I wasnt putting down any of the entries at all o_O  Just stating an opinion about how people view artwork.

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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2006, 12:03:59 PM »
I didn't put words in your mouth. That's pretty much what you said.

And while I don't think the winner was some sort of artistic god, I don't think that the quality was questionable. It wasn't far and above the other entrants, but it was still good. It shouldn't have been brought into question here. Which, yes, you did.

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« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2006, 12:33:20 PM »
Again, you are wrong.  The only statement about quality i directed towards this contest was that no one besides me voted for pocki_aki's entry, which i thought was the best.  And by saying "thats pretty much what you said" that means you have assumed that is what i meant, even though i have explaiend to you a total of three times now, that is not what i said.  If you can show me a sentnce where i directly said that the image that won was too sexual for me, i will be surprised.  But you cannot, so why are you still trying to make an argument with me?

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« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2006, 01:04:33 PM »
This is a stupid thing to get into an argument about. But okay. It was implied by your post.

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« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2006, 02:09:24 PM »
Cherry, I just wanted you to know, I voted for you. <3

Kendra:  If you don't think that the cover is appropriate, you probably shouldn't go through with the cosplay you linked in your signiture, mm? ^^

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« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2006, 03:05:50 PM »
@Taihaku - I wasnt starting an argument about it with you, you turned it into one =\  And if you felt that was implied, all i can say is im sorry you think that?

@ScrumYummy - Thanks for voting for me~

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« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2006, 12:48:34 PM »
who won?
superjaz, that is jaz with one z count um ONE z!
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« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2006, 01:50:06 PM »
That--> http://www.kumoricon.info/voting/kcc2.jpg
The one with the blonde in lingere...
Not sure who actually drew it.

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« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2006, 01:59:17 PM »
I didn't say the cover was inappropriate. You know how most of us are sick of seeing Naruto cosplayers?  That's how I feel about the program cover.
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« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2006, 02:20:51 PM »
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That--> http://www.kumoricon.info/voting/kcc2.jpg
The one with the blonde in lingere...
Not sure who actually drew it.


You would probably be really surprised ^^;  I bet it's just somebody that lurks and doesn't talk often. =)

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I didn't say the cover was inappropriate. You know how most of us are sick of seeing Naruto cosplayers?  That's how I feel about the program cover.


Ah, okay. I guess I haven't seen that many program covers like that. XD!

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« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2006, 03:56:08 PM »
It's true, they probably dont post very often or else im sure we would have heard from them xD

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« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2006, 07:52:59 PM »
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I didn't say the cover was inappropriate. You know how most of us are sick of seeing Naruto cosplayers?  That's how I feel about the program cover.


Actually after seeing alot of other conventions covers I say ours is pretty unique this year.

My personal favorite came in second place but the winner is still a very unique cover.
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« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2006, 09:00:31 PM »
Yay someone else who liked mine the most~
I really wanted to win so i could use it for my portfolio for getting into Graphic Art =\
Well and the fact that i am very competative ;>_>
But its okay, i know mine was awesome! =P

Actually i was considering maybe trying to get an artists ally table...
but im still unsure.  And plus there might not even be any left o_o;
and i dont know how to go about doing that either ;>_>
But thats besides the point.  
If i did i would probably sell that picture as one of the options =D
If thats even allowed o_O
*is such a newb to that kind of thing*

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« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2006, 11:20:18 PM »
I am starting to wonder why that other one won. It doesn't look like it was anybody's favorite. X)!

You can still use it for your portlfolio, Cherry =D  I think you should.

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« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2006, 11:37:00 PM »
Well... it wont look any good if i say i lost the contest ;>_>
So i dont think i will.

Yeah i got some messages and PM's on the forums/deviantART asking about why i didnt win instead o_O;;
Who knows? It won though, so thats that i guess.

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« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2006, 12:38:47 AM »
Why bother even mentioning Kumoricon, it can be digitally removed non? If anyone asks, it was a popularity contest, and you are from out of town. Nah, that sounds bad.

I always thought a portfolio was a collection of works. And a trophy room was where you put all the neat things you killed, won, married. j/k
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« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2006, 02:14:27 AM »
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Why bother even mentioning Kumoricon, it can be digitally removed non? If anyone asks, it was a popularity contest, and you are from out of town. Nah, that sounds bad.

I always thought a portfolio was a collection of works. And a trophy room was where you put all the neat things you killed, won, married. j/k


Well for the sake of graphic design, I think it would help to have something in  Cherry's portfolio that says "published work," something that tells employers that the work is actually good and accepted by other people.

But Cherry-san is really talented, so I don't think there's anything to worry about. Plus, there's always next year!
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« Reply #47 on: June 11, 2006, 09:18:59 AM »
Pocket Ninja is right. Although, Cherry, I think you should also do several non-anime pieces, show some diversity. It would be more impressive. And since letter placement is part of graphic design, leave the text on there =)  If they ask, just say you won second place. X)!

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I always thought a portfolio was a collection of works. And a trophy room was where you put all the neat things you killed, won, married. j/k


LOL. XD

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« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2006, 01:03:47 PM »
O_o no one seems to really be in favor of the winner....I admit, i was a little iffy with the winner myself and wondered about it's effect on the mothers of children who wanted to go...
You know, the mothers who think all anime is hentai... my only fear is that they would see the program cover and not even give the con a chance... You have to admit the winner does have a very provacative nature, and one doesn't have to see anything outright for a picture to be sexually oriented... 8/ and I don't mean to day the cover was innaprotiate... I just mean that I worry about what it might say about the con to people who've never been there before.... I personally think it's deosn't exactly say "fun fun happy convention for all ages"

and Cherry, I'm pretty sure getting second place is something worthy of putting in a portfolio *putting her second place of the macot in her portfolio*
and I really liked yours Cherry!


not sure if I got what i wanted to say out in the right way...O_o;; I don't mean to be misunterstood...

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« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2006, 02:15:38 PM »
Yeah i know coming second isnt that bad.  Buttttt... still.  
Im unsure.  And of coarse my portfolio will have non-anime stuff =P
I have non-anime stuff that i do, mostly just for fun and not serious at all, i just dont post it up because anime is the stuff i dont mind putting extra work into because its my passion and so it always looks waaayyy better.
And even if you say im good, the program im trying to get into only allows a few people in every year and is very competative (or so the director of the program told me).  So i dont think just being "good" is good enough >_<;

@Misuteru - Yeah i hate the fact that to anyone who is new to anime, when you say that they automatically think of girls in lingere and bikinni's, hentai, and seizure enducing robots.