Childhood Memories - Art Contest

in ntopaz •  2 months ago

Hello everyone !

As part of my role at @nTopaz, I brought to you today an announcement for an Art Contest :D Yay!

Childhood Memories

The theme for this art contest is Childhood Memories and you may submit illustrations (digital or traditional) of things that may invoke the thoughts of childhood memories as a theme. You may submit pictures of your own childhood memories or fictional ideas related to this theme :)

Most important thing is to be creative!

The contest will run from Sunday 17 February 2019 to Sunday 3 March 2019, Korean Standard Time.

Examples

Here is a watercolour picture I drew about a memory of a late afternoon, from childhood. As the birds flew home, my child self watched them idly and happily, after having spent the entire day playing with friends :D

For the step by step, keep scrolling below below below :D

A few more examples:


  • A fictional idea of a child growing up as a mechanic at a sci-fi star base :D... This was ink on paper :)


  • An illustration of celebrating Children's Day with flying the koi kites :D... Children's Day is celebrated at May 5 every year in Japan :D


  • This picture reminds me of playing a lot of jRPG games as a child :D I made this with pencil :)

RULES

  1. New art only. The illustrations must be made for the purpose of this contest.
  2. Step by step to be included.
  3. Each artist may submit up to 3 entries.
  4. Must be uploaded through nTopaz contest page at https://www.ntopaz.com/contest/40
  5. Keep it safe for work. NSFW entries will NOT be accepted.
  6. If you rely on reference to produce your work, please cite your source.

PRIZES

This contest is sponsored by @nTopaz in terms that they will award Topaz tokens to the winners, but I will be paying out with my own funds the Steem rewards :D

From nTopaz:

  • First Place: 1,000 Topaz Tokens (1 recipient)
  • Runner Ups: 700 Topaz Tokens (3 recipients)
  • Honorable Mentions: 500 Topaz Tokens (6 recipients)

From my own funds:

  • Gold Medal: 5 Steems
  • Silver Medal: 3 Steems
  • Bronze Medal: 1 Steem

Additionally, @nTopaz will award daily top tens up to 30% of their voting powers.

Any questions, let me know :D I hope you will enter and share with us the beautiful creativity that invoke the theme of "Childhood Memories" :D :D :D

Step by Step

I'm still learning so there's still a lot of stuff I'm not doing right and yes I made the sky wrong again XD I painted it between the branches because apparently, bad habits die hard aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Step 1: I used more colours as @shibasaki told me to do in his latest post... He says, sky doesnt always have to be blue, be bold with your own imagination!

Step 2: More colourful grass

Step 3: Trees :D

Step 4: Sky in between branches XD

Step 5: Layered more colours and added the birds at the distance and DONE :D

Okay, that's it from me for now :D I didn't end up videoing my watercolour but that's cuz I havent really figured out how to set it up yet... but I shall! Dohohoho~

Artists' Highlights with C2

On another note, please check out this article that I wrote for the @c-squared's Artists' Highlights a while ago :) Please check it out! I am featuring TWO artists at a time, and the third two are: @chrisdyer and @sanderjansenart :D

I also talk about plagiarism and other fraudulent behaviours in art, and how they really affect artists in this issue, so if you do have a spare five minutes, please consider reading this one :) Thank you~

Log

Issue 1: @Arrr and @thilah
Issue 2: @EdgarUVM and @Zsolt.Vidak
Issue 3: @chrisdyer and @sanderjansenart

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Thanks, Maddie <3

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I'm loving your move into colour, although that last sketch is so wonderful. It is so buoyant and full of life. Her pose and composition is just so vibrant and your pencil work is brillant.

It must keep you busy being a curator. Great job!

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Thank you, Donna :D Watercolours are really quite happifying :D

Curating does take a bit of time, haha... but I think it's a passion with me. I like to promote artists ... when I can :)

Cool, found this just now via @katharsisdrill. I remember drawing one's first memory was an assignment we had to do when I studied painting. It's been about 20 years since I did that assignment :P but I still have that drawing somewhere in my archives! I may give this a go again!

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What an interesting theme... I wonder what people will bring to this contest :).
                     
Your watercolour art is lovely, spider. I like it the most in the middle of the process when you showed the colourful grass. I think you keep improving with every art though, so keep doing it :D.

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i hope people will bring all sorts of creative entries :D :D :D

and thank you, @scrawly! i am learning a lot hahaha~

Great! Inviting @mellindor and ... I will not say anymore for now. Silence. My best armor. Yup, bump into my no-talking shell.

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....and........ AND YOURSELF? RIGHT??? that's what you wanted to say??? :D

I hope to see both of your participation!! OH YES <3

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Such a fun theme Liske!!!

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Im glad you think so, lailai <3 <3 <3

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I do! I do!

I looked yesterday at the ntopaz website but couldn't find upload and didn't understand much about it. Then I added /upload after the link but it didn't made sense how it works...

Maybe I give it a try if they fix usability or Im just too tired to understand

Great drawings @veryspider !

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Hi Sander, if you join the discord, there is a guideline on how to navigate around nTopaz :)

Here is the discord: https://discord.gg/bycktuE

And, thank you !!! :D

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Ok will look into that :) Thanks!

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Finally found upload button the image of the button doesn't show in firefox lol

Lovely colours in your painting spider, the little flog of birds is a picture that always accompanies my childhood memories:) Interesting idea for a contest and i would gladly take part, i have some ideas:)

Did you played RPG???? Me tooooo:):) Which ones did you played?

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I played SO .... so so so many ! Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy (so many of them), Tales of Vesperia, Magna Carta, Star Ocean 4, Lost Odyssey, etc. etc. etc.

I am glad to hear that you like the theme :D I look forward to seeing your entries <3

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Ohhhhhh, so many! i ve played Final Fantasy 7, i think but none of them. Actualy i thought you were talking about tabletop RPG games:)

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i need friends to teach me board games . __ .

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I ll be glad to teach you Spider, we are playing a lot of board games and the tabletop rpg's were our life 20 years ago!:)

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aaaaah that's so cool :>

my friends taught me how to play Mafia/Werewolves but that's as far as I got, with board games :D

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Ohhh, Mafia! I think i remember that:)

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That's such a fantastic theme @veryspider. I'm sure there will be lots of interest in this contest, as we all have our different memories of childhood. Some really pleasant ones and other's we would prefer to forget. It may even be a healing process for some people to recall their childhood memories.

I love the drawings, especially the last last pencil drawing. And the overlapping multitude of colours in your painting is lovely and free. Like @scrawly I like the earlier stages the best. It's SO hard to keep those light areas in watercolour. But you've done it really well with the texture of the trees. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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Thank you, Ally! I am hoping this contest will motivate even more people to discover nTopaz, as maybe Topaz tokens are not well understood yet by Steemians, but everyone should be inspired by the additional Steem prizes :D

I am glad to hear you think the theme is also inviting \o/

I hope to see a variation of all sorts of childhood memories being brought out through a process of creativity, and hopefully, in some, it can also be a process of reconciliation and healing....

And yes, the early stages seem to be the most fluid... But I am learning bits by bits on how to understand watercolours! (i think)

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I did a mini-workshop on artist-journaling this morning Spider. Was a great way of being really free with watercolour ~ Amongst other techniques. Was great for the 'child' to come out and play. Which hopefully your contest will really encourage.

Just thinking about your contest has brought a few childhood memories to the surface ~ A lot about water and my love for water. Can't promise but if I can find some 'quality art time', I'll try to come up with something for you. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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Aaah i look forward to it, Ally <3 and yes, it is nice when the inner child comes out to play :D

This looks like a great contest. And as usual, your art displays some great examples of it.

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Thanks ! I hope there will be good participation :D :D :D


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aaa thank you!!!

I love the idea of this contest.
I'm already thinking what my 3 ideas will be to participate.
and your watercolors are amazing, like your drawings

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i look forward to your entries, @inu-jim :>

and thank you....!

Wow, how cool. cheers contest! Eeee @veryspider is here! <3
I wish all the participants creative inspiration, I will wait for work to see it, very interesting! :)

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Thanks, saddy <3 !!!

eeeeeeeeee i am here !!! XD

LOVE YOUR WATERCOLOUR PAINTING :-D

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Thank you so much dear @carolineschell <3 <3 <3

Pretty pretty painting! I especially like how you painted the sky with a bit green \o/ I guess the sky is never just blue, that's what makes it so interesting... One time I came out of the house and everything was orange, not just the sky haha

Ahhh, childhood themed contest seems a lot of fun! Just thinking about my childhood makes me want to be a kid again, play under the burning sun and get hella sunburned, play hide and seek at night because it's more challenging despite the sneks that might come to join us :<

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the sneks! oh no! i hope kothy was never bitten > __ <

and yesh, the sky is all sorts of colours so that was a pretty great tip from @shibasaki :D :D :D

will kothy join the contest????? :D :D :D

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Luckily, we were never bitten :>

And I'd love to! Specially since the deadline is still 'till March, I still have time to procrastinate come up with a nice concept > u <

Beautiful view and nice photography ...!

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Thanks very much :D !!!

I hope I have done it the right way. The Ntopaz interface was a bit confusing for me. The first sketch came up as the thumbnail for example.

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Yes, you did ! Thank you for entering <3

If you have any questions about the nTopaz interface, you can ask me at any time :)

Beautiful painting! I didn't recognize this was your work at first because I got used to your sketches :D Love the colors! So lovely to know @shibasaki gave tips. Artists helping artists <3 The vibe of this one is so calming.. I can imagine myself being here and just feeling the warmth and the wind and not thinking of any problems at all.

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yesh, he was doing a livestream and he gave a lot of good tips :D i am always learning and feeling like i'm growing a lot when i watch his videos XD

thanks for the kind comments, hiddi <3 you are very sweet * ___ *

Great contest @veryspider, and I really love your piece. This subject is exactly on point for me these days so if I can get it together I'm going to make a piece.

I should join this one. I keep meaning to do an @ntopaz contest. I've loved sharing my work via them, so I should do. I love yours, but I think I already commented that somehwere? So tired, can't remember if I commented on this thread already :/