Mibus & Co.
I wasn’t even in the contest and I’m wondering how some of these votes came up.
I have to agree with these guys that some spectacular, original idea artwork didn’t even make the cut. Particularly in the 2D event. In this contest I thought the major factor in determining a winner was originality of concept and interaction across the boards. And personally I don’t think hardly any of the top rated works were all that original…Ila and the Cow excepted of course! In the 2D event you’ve got some big monster with metal looking claws and a guy shooting it. Yep! That’s an original concept. The artist did minimal posting on the boards of his WIP and progress and didn’t seem to get all that much feedback.
I think you need to make a judging system. If a person wants to judge the works then they need to judge all pieces of art. They get a score for each part you think is important. How many posts did the artist make? How WIP did they post? How much feedback did they get? How original was the concept? How well did they layout their scene? Was the color selection good? No. It’s not an easy task. But once the system is in place then you’ve a surefire way to make the contest a fair one. If the main factors in the contests are originality and use of color…then you simply apply a multiplier in those catagories. Then when all is said and done…you publish the scores for everyone. That way the artist gets some useful feedback on his work. All they got out of this contest was…you didn’t win. Why? What was wrong? Bad concept? Poor drawing/modeling? Concept just not in line with the contest? Picture just doesn’t look finished? That way everyone would win something.
Just my $0.02 worth…
I’m eagerly awaiting to hear word of what the next contest is. I didn’t find this one until much too late to get in there and produce something worth while.