In case anyone is interested, we have been, and will continue to have Drawing Challenges and Contests at Inkscape Community, for as long as anyone is interested. You all are welcome to participate!
Challenges are quite informal, and essentially, are nothing more than opportunities to practice your skills. There's absolutely no competitive element to it. There's not even a requirement to post your results, if you don't want to. Although you won't be able to get constructive comments about your work, if you don't show it. Results are posted in the forum topic/thread where the challenge is initially announced. The challenges are basically just ideas that people come up with, to help keep the inspiration flowing, and skills sharp. You can make them as hard or easy as you want
Our first 3 challenges have been:
- "Draw you favorite candy"
- "Draw some kind of container -- bottle, jar, squeeze tube, box, etc."
- "Draw a mask"
Our Contests are a little more formal, and are competitive, although in a very friendly environment. Typically either I'll come up with an idea, or there will be some discussion and concurrence about the subject for the drawing contest. Anyone is welcome to suggest a subject. Like with Challenges, there's is no time limit. But unlike the challenges, results are uploaded into a special album in the Inkscape Community Gallery, where members can "vote on" or Rate the images. At the moment, we only have 2 people pariticpating. But as soon as we have 3 or more, then the image which receives the highest rating, will become the Featured Image on the front page of the gallery (http://inkscapecommunity.com/ic_gallery/index.php)!
Our first 2 contests have been:
And I'll try and keep this topic updated, as we add new challenges an contests