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Painting Excuses: You're such a character (ends April 5th)

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New Year and a new Contest.  Few new things this time around both rule wise and organization wise as well.  If you're new to these contests or a seasoned veteran please read through the full rules.

 

Thanks.

 

Categories

 

Each Painting Excuses contest as more then one category that each have their own subrules.  These rules don't conflict with the main rules that all categories share.  The rules for each Category will be listed here and in it's own submission thread for easy reference.

 

Theme Category: You're Such a Character

 

Entries for this theme are taking an miniature and then paint it to look like some pop culture character.  Ideas could be from, but not limited to, one of the following:

  • Movies
  • TV
  • Comics
  • Books
  • Cartoon\Anime
  • Video Game
  • Celeberty
As always, if you're not sure please ask in this thread.

 

Entry Thread

 

Rules for the Theme Category (these are in addition to the General rules below)

  • In your post state briefly why your piece meets the theme.  This helps the judges immensely.  It can be as simple as Billy Idle to a photo of what you were trying to achieve.
Judging Criteria -- The over all possible score for each entry is 100 points.  The judges will look at the following when deciding:
  • Adherence to Theme -- 50 points
  • Painting Skill -- 25 points
  • Overall Presentation of the miniature (basing, colors used, and so on) -- 25 pts
Prizes for the Theme Category
  • 1st--$50 reaper online gift card
  • 2nd--$25 reaper online gift card
  • 3rd--$15 reaper online gift card
  • Drawing -- $15 reaper online gift card
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Challenge Category: Source Lighting

 

Listed below are several different types of source lighting as well as links to James Gurney's blog giving a breif summery of the lighting type.  The light source can be on stage (meaning on the figure or base) or off stage.

Entry Thread

 

Rules for the Challenge

  • Choose one lighting type from the list above.
  • When submitting a miniature please list the type of lighting you've painted.
Judging Criteria -- The over all possible score for each entry is 100 points.  The judges will look at the following when deciding:
  • Quality\Believablility Of the Lighting -- 50 points
  • Painting Skill -- 25 points
  • Overall Presentation of the miniature (basing, colors used, and so on) -- 25 pts
Prizes for the Challenge
  • 1st--$50 reaper online gift card
  • 2nd--$25 reaper online gift card
  • 3rd--$15 reaper online gift card
  • Drawing -- $15 reaper online gift card
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Single Figure Open Category -- Single Figure Open is for any miniature that doesn't fit into the other two categories.  Submit anything you like as long at it meets the General Rules.

 

Entry Thread

 

Judging Criteria -- The over all possible score for each entry is 50 points.  There are no defined rules for judging in this category and so they judges score however they like.

 

Prizes for Single Figure Open

  • 1st--$50 reaper online gift card
  • 2nd--$25 reaper online gift card
  • 3rd--$15 reaper online gift card
  • Drawing -- $15 reaper online gift card
General Rules
  • All entries must be made by Reaper.
  • Entries must be in by April 5th at 11:59 pm MST
  • Enter as many times as you want but only one entry per person can win.
    • If you enter in all three categories and win in multiple you will win whatever is your highest scoring prize.
  • Each entry needs to be uploaded to the appropriate thread. Please attach your entries using the forum uploading feature or hotlink from the Inspiration Gallery. We want to make sure they're visible at all times.
  • You may submit between one and four images of each entry (unless stated otherwise for a category's individual rules). They do not need to be stitched into a single image file.
  • Digital enhancement ("Photoshopping") of your entry is strictly prohibited.
    • No clone brush, healing brush, airbrush, or other brush work. Fix your paint with paint, not with Photoshop.
    • No adding or removing background elements from the image
    • If you add a logo or a watermark Reaper cannot use your image in their gallery. Note that if your image is selected for the Reaper gallery, you will be credited by name under the image.
    • Cropping, global color balance, and global level adjustments are allowed ("global" means "the entire image." You may not "pop" colors by only selecting some areas for level adjustment.
  • You are allowed to enter miniatures that will also be entered into other contests that might overlap ours.
  • We are not going to police your entries as to when they were started\finished. We hope that people would paint something for this contest and not just enter something they finished a while ago as this is a fun and friendly contest.
  • The judges or Reaper reserves the right to remove entries if deemed inappropriate, but we're pretty laid back here and this is just to cover our butts.
  • The judges and Reaper can clarify and amend rules at will.
Basing and Modding Rules
  • You are allowed to use non-Reaper parts for modding a figure.  However you cannot change a figure more then 25% with non-Reaper parts unless it's a weapon.
    • Example 1: Weapon swapping-- Always allowed with non-reaper parts
    • Example 2: Adding a weapon to the mini -- Always Allowed with non-reaper parts
    • Example 3: Placing a reaper minis head on a non-reaper miniature-- Not allowed.
  • You are allowed to use non-Reaper parts for basing.  No limits to this rule.
Requesting Feedback -- Unfortunatly this time around I cannot offer feedback. 

 

Requesting Scores -- If you wish to know your score after the contest has ended just send me a PM.  These are always available and there's no specific conditions (outside of asking) to get.

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I haven't had time to focus on this yet.. hopefully in another week or so once I am done with the silk banners taking up my painting area

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I haven't decided if I will or not. It seems... daunting :unsure: Especially now that you posted something so pretty ::P:

 

Don't be daunted!  Enter!  get judges comments!  You might be surprised anyways, I always like other people's stuff better at contests in any case. 

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Anyone painting for this? Who is working on what?

Nothing has jumped out at me yet. I do want to paint at least a single entry. 99% certain it will be a Marvel character.
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Anyone painting for this? Who is working on what?

Nothing has jumped out at me yet. I do want to paint at least a single entry. 99% certain it will be a Marvel character.

I have an idea that will work for this.

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I can't believe it's been two years since I painted her, but there was a challenge to paint up fantasy minis as comic book characters. The guy running it had some weird system to drive business to his site and then disappeared, but it was one of the most fun painting challenges I've done.

 

I took the Chelaxian Infernal Binder and painted her as Storm from the X-Men:

 

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I can enter but I felt guilty since they're having me teach and all.  But if you want more entries... :devil:   I have a good OSL one I can put in.

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