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Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby RM. » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:26 pm

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Update 01.04: We are officially open! From now on you can submit your drawings. Have fun. :D

Today, we would like to present to you, Inkscape Challenge 2012. A new project that aims to promote Inkscape and all of its artists, users or simply lovers, all around the world.

The theme for this year's challenge is 'Realism with Inkscape'. All of the entries can be submitted no later than November 30st on one of the project's affiliates or via email. There's no limit to the number of works you can submit and the winner will be chosen by people's vote.

For future updates follow the official blog, where all the works will be collected, and our twitter account.

Spread the word and have fun!
Inkscape Challenge Team

*Thanks to MicroUgly for hosting the contest for this forum.
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby RM. » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:30 pm

F.A.Q / QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What is Inkscape Challenge?
Inkscape Challenge is a project that aims to promote the use of Inkscape.

How can i participate?
Simply follow the theme of this year’s challenge and submit your drawing to one of the project’s affiliates or send an email to: Inkscapechallenge@gmail.com

What are the project’s affiliates?
They are forums where you can submit your works. Here is the complete list of participating forums:
- Inkscapeforum.it
- Inkscapeforum.com
- Inkscapeuser.de

What can i draw?
This year’s challenge is based on realism. You can draw anything you want to, like objects, cars or even human figures as long they are realistic looking. We are aware this isn’t something easy, so don’t be afraid to submit something that inspires you.

Can i submit old drawings?
Please, don’t. Make something new.

Can i use reference pictures?
Yes. We suggest that you use your own pictures or public domain pictures. Good pictures for reference can be found on Morguefile and Pixabay.

Is there a deadline for this challenge?
Yes, the challenge will end on November 30, 2012.

How the winner will be chosen?
Voting will begin December 1, 2012.

Do i have to share the .svg file?
We’ll only ask the winner to share it as proof it’s 100% inkscape-made.

More questions and answers will come if needed.
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby brynn » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:17 pm

Count me in!
Now, what will I draw???......

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby nesDk » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:04 pm

i don't think the potential winner needs a drawing guide, not a critique just an observation.
nice challenge.
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby brynn » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:35 pm

The Guide that's offered as a prize is the full printed or PDF version, which contains content that is not available online (for free). I consider it an awesome prize! (Inkscape is such a complex program, that it's full potential is often not realized until one becomes fairly proficient at it. Even advanced users need to consult a manual on occassion. I know I use it ALL the time.)

PS - I found a photo to use as a reference! Not a great photo (just from my phone) but I've been planning to try to draw it. So here we go!

Edit
I just thought of a quick clarification. The drawing needs to be 100% Inkscape, which means that filters are acceptable (even though filters are not purely vector objects). That's correct?

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby RM. » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:39 pm

@ nesDK: We know that. Our mission is to have fun and freely draw with Inkscape. Glad you're in. ;)
@ Brynn: Filters are fine as long they are 100% vector. I'm curious now! :D No need to hurry take your time and make something special. ;)

Update 13/03: Changed initial picture and added Inkscapeforum.de to the affiliates. We are also preparing a page for all the older challenges.
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby spaventapasseri » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:30 am

RM. wrote:added Inkscapeforum.de to the affiliates

the new affiliate is inkscapeuser.de,
I hope to have inkscapeforum.de either ,maybe somebody in here is in contact with the administrator. Will be great , and also I will extend the invite to all communities around the world.
French, Brasilian ect ect...
The contest is for all inkscape users.
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby snel » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:38 pm

This contest sounds awesome! I'll definitely be entering! Not that prizes are necessary, but somebody should have a talk with the Inkscape team and see if we can get the winner on about page of an Inkscape release.

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby Pippi2011 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:35 pm

I hope I submitted this one right. It is a very simple drawing of sunglasses, made with Inkscape.

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby RM. » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:55 am

Thanks, Pippi. Check your inbox.
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby spaventapasseri » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:59 am

Here we go, one of my drawing for the challenge,

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby brynn » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:31 am

Oh, very nice!

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby spaventapasseri » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:03 am

brynn wrote:Oh, very nice!


thanks, brynn is just a small one, I don` t think I have time to drawing something different , at the moment I don` t have too much time to spend with Inkscape unfortunately :cry:
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby RM. » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:13 am

A month left for the first challenge! Check the gallery with older works: http://inkscapechallengegallery.tumblr.com
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby brynn » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:08 pm

The project site says the deadline is November 30th. Is that still the plan?

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby RM. » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:27 am

Yes, it is!
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby spaventapasseri » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:06 am

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby RM. » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:52 am

Very well. The competition is now closed. :)
To simplify everything, we decided to open just one poll and include all the drawings from the gallery. Here is the link where you can vote: http://inkscapechallenge.tumblr.com/post/37060258163/inkscape-challenge-poll-year-2012

The project is not ending here.. the new year will surely bring new stuff for you to enjoy! :D
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby druban » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:14 am

RM is the graphic with the postage stamp 'official launch' by you? You should give yourself a little credit under it - it's very nice!
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby Coco » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:25 pm

Hey!
Is there a deadline for this challenge?
Yes, the challenge will end on November 30, 2012.

Some of my user (Rents) in the Forum posted his work on the 29.Nov. and we send you an email....so why dont you accept this? :(
Do you forget Inkscapeuser.de?
http://inkscapeuser.de/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=89&start=10

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby RM. » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:42 am

@ Druban.

The postage stamp was made by me and it's part of my deviantArt gallery. If you are interested, the .svg file is also available to download. [Removed]
The background, however, can be found on http://lostandtaken.com/ ( I can't find the link to the texture, sorry. )

Actually, i don't think a credit line is needed. Being a founder of the project already makes me happy, and that's enough for me. This is not going to be a way to sponsorize myself, it's rather a way to learn something new.

Thank you!

@ Coco.

I did'nt forget about inkscapeuser.de, please notice Rents ( Nicola, right? ) to check his email inbox. I replied yesterday explaining it was better to postpone his participation to the next realism challenge, on April, 2013. I'm sorry this happened, but i prefer to do so.
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby Coco » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:22 pm

Deadline ist deadline.
Can i submit old drawings?
Please, don’t. Make something new.

You break your own rules. The cube is not new: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=8968&start=50
I do not support this kind of challenges in the future.

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby RM. » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:48 am

I'll break my own rules, I'll make mistakes, I'll take decision, and I'll keep on trying until this project isn't working how it should.
If in the future you don't want to be part of this, I'll respect your decision, but please, tell Rents that I'm still interested on his work.

P.S: You weren't too careful. The final version of ''Dictionary of Inkscape'' from Brynn was posted on August 14, 2011, and on September 13, 2011 Pippi shown us ''Where the ants are gone''. Also, the poll, contains all the works from the different challenges, not only from the ''Realism Challenge''.
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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby brynn » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:57 am

My opinion, and somewhat rant-ish:

Coco is not the only one who may be confused, and frankly, not the only one who has been frustrated with the outcome this project (speaking only for myself). This is my understanding about what happened. The images posted in the Inkscape Challenge 2012 Gallery (http://inkscapechallengegallery.tumblr.com/) were not originally meant to be part of the contest. They are just a gallery of images chosed by RM. (and maybe spaventapasseri, I'm not sure) to help promote Inkscape. I'm happy about that.

At some late date (2 or 3 months ago) some of the organizers were not satisfied with the submissions to the realism contest, which they had received to date. The contest was effectively, though not officially, cancelled; and with no public announcement! In the beginning, I was very enthusiastic about participating in this, and I spent hundreds of hours working on an image. I find it frustrating (at the very least) that the challenge did not see its announced completion. I am not happy about that.

From what I can tell, rather than display the images that were submitted (apparently because they didn't meet the expectations of some of the organizers) they have decided to have voting only on the images in the gallery (which were chosen by those organizers, and apparently fitting their unstated expectations). They were not submitted by the artists at all, as far as I know. (Although in fairness, I do believe the artists gave their permission.) (permission to be in the gallery, not to be voted on) They are somehow, now, being called part of the contest, because some of the organizers coopted some of the very informal (and pre-existing) practice drawing topics (some from InkscapeForum.com, and some from InkscapeForum.it) into the contest, by putting links to them on the Inkscape Challenge 2012 Challenge page (http://inkscapechallenge.tumblr.com/challenges).

I think that voting on this gallery of images which were NOT submitted as part of the contest (as far as I know) is inappropriate, if it is to take the place of the originally announced contest! If it is a new or different contest, it should be announced as such, in my opinion.

Perhaps some of the organizers have lost sight of the fact that an art contest, or competition, is as much about promoting artists and their skills, as it is about the competition. And inherent in any kind of contest is sense of fairness and honesty. At least it is in my opinion. I understand that the main goal of this Inkscape Challenge, and the Inkscape Challenge 2012 blog/site, is to promote Inkscape. And the website/blog does still do that. But when the artists who would participate, whether in the challenge/contest or the website/blog, are little more than ignored, it will not be very successful in promoting Inkscape!

If the organizers have another contest next year, I hope they will follow through with their announced intentions. And if their intentions change at any point after announcing the contest, I hope they will announce the changes.

I'm making these comments in the hopes that Inkscape's reputation will not be affected by some of the unfortunate decisions which guided this project. Honestly, I do hope the contest continues, and that it can someday rise above these early missteps. I hope that the artists whose work wasn't included will trust their skills and continue to learn and grow with Inkscape!

And now that I've said all that....well....I don't know why we can't post our images here in this topic! We could even have a forum poll, if anyone is interested! I was a little overzealous in my choice of reference photo, so mine wouldn't have been finished in time anyway. But I'll try and crop off a piece of it. Meanwhile, if anyone who submitted images wants to post them here instead, I for one, would love to see them!

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Re: Inkscape Challenge - 2012

Postby Coco » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:35 pm

I didnt know about voting for 2 years of contests. :o
Crazy.


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