Trial by Comics returns and first theme of 2018 announced!

in #trialbycomics5 years ago (edited)

It’s a New Year and this is the return of Trial by Comics! The first theme of 2018 follows up our last of 2017, which was “Star Trek”. In a courages act of selfless, the new theme is “Star Wars”. I am not [blasphemous, I know], a Star Wars fan. What draws me to Star Trek is it’s basis in real science and struggles with human conflicts we deal with currently, like greed, prejudice and corruption. Star Wars is probably the ultimate “good versus evil” film of our lifetime, but I have a hard time sitting through the first six episodes [The Force Awakens was good, but that’s because you motherfuckers poached Abrams from Star Trek to save your space muppets franchise]. Okay. I’m done. Moving on with the contest.

Dig deep in to your inner nerdom for this one. It’s the first of the New Year and artists like @beekart, @justmousepixels, @artistchristian, @artwatch and others have really set a high bar. Any character across any timeline is appropriate. I’m hoping to see at least one Yoda on Luke’s back. Be creative. There are so many incredible worlds in the Star Wars universe, I’d love to just see concept art style entries of the Dagobah swamps or mech style blueprint illustrations of the Millennium Falcon.

Here’s the artwork for the new theme I’ve been sketching and re-sketching over the last two days. A moment from Kylo Ren’s lightsaber battle against Rey in the winter forest. Usually, the contest artwork is just flavor for the announcement, but I was happy with how this turned out. It was an exercise in drawing something I’m not super in to. I had to do a lot of costume research, the build the drawing up and tear it down before finally getting to a point I was happy with it. Lots of referencing Capullo’s Batman run, if you couldn’t tell.

Here’s a refresher on the rules, deadline and prizes.

Deadline for “Star Wars” is Sunday, January 21st 5:00UTC 12:00a.m. CTS


• Up to three entries per trial round [weekly].

• Original artwork only [process documentation strongly encouraged]

• Winners will be chosen based on quality of work, submitted before deadline and ability to adhere to the weekly trial theme

• Must resteem the contest post you’re participating in

• Must include #trialbycomics hashtag [please note the change because this is how we will find your entry]

First place winner will receive 20.000SBD, second place winner will receive 10.000SBD and the third place winner will receive 5.000SBD. If you’d like to contribute to the prize or match my own, please contact me as a sponsor for future Trial by Comics contests, but note that sponsors cannot participate in that weeks #trialbycomics!

Don’t forget, we have a Trial by Comics Discord channel. For inspiration and conversation with the other regular artists that participate in Trial by Comics, come join the community. We’d love to have you!

That’s it! Start drawing and get those entries in by next Sunday. Thank you again, all of you, for making Trial by Comics such a success in a very short amount of time. For more comics, art and photography, follow me here @kommienezuspadt!


A lot of people were waiting for this!

Yeah! Including me. I wanted to get the holidays past us @airmatti!

I can't draw well enough to take part in this contest, but made many Star Wars characters in 3d form. Here is full scale BB8 I was building for half a year. :)

Hi @kommienezuspadt This is my first trial by comics entry. Thank you for organizing this.


Aw is my photo not loading? :(

I can see it. Everything is ok ;)

Wonderful drawing, I love the "crispness" of your style, if that's even a word. :P

Thank you! XD

Excellent work @marty-arts, one of the best work I've seen in digital art, I liked it a lot like the realism that you give to drawing.

Nice to read it, thanks so much.. but there are things i could do better :)

Wow! This is awesome!

Hello friends ... I found this contest rolling by steemit and it caught my attention so I decided to participate. This is my first entry, I hope you like my drawing <3

Beautiful drawing, nice proportion of face and complex detailed folds of the costume!

Thank you so much @stef1

Oh how neat is this! If only I could draw haha but I have a great time enjoying everyone’s artwork ☺️

Well, I'm doing Star Wars begrudgingly. I know a lot of people were excited for it. Just not my thing @artdellavita.

I’m a old school Star Trek kinda gal but I did enjoy the original 3 Star Wars movies as I have fond memories of going w my dad to see them. Now comic-wise I loved the Sandman ones and the first Black Canary comics!

Greetings @kommienezuspadt! Here is my first entry for this contest. I hope you would like :)

Hello all!
Here is my entry:

If you want to know what happens later, check the post :)
My post

I find your lack of cookies disturbing!

lol :)
But there's ice cream! :D

Pfft, come on dude... Everyone know's ice cream only counts if it is made with the tears of your enemies!

Me encanta.

Thanks @marpa.
Para la gente conocedora estamos siempre a la orden ;)

He should be a force ghost ;)

Took me forever, but here it is: My Master Yoda Entry
Come have a look at the secret cookie Yoda!


Hi guys, happy new year everyone, hi @kommienezuspadt
My entry:
Anakin Skywalker creating C3PO - STAR WARS - Trial by Comics

hi @katari, very nicedrawing, quite detailed, might took you a lot of time to draw C3PO

If c3po is a character with a lot of detail. I'm glad you liked the drawing.

this one is soooo coool @katari! looks like to me as if it was fun to do. all these colorful wires, n stuff:)

If it was fun to paint it, I've always liked it, the robots.

Awesome work @stef1! I can't believe how fast you managed to finish that!

Wow, so many entries! Your contest is very popular!
Here is my entry:

Even comes with my first ever speedpainting video:

WAOOOOO. Excellent friend, you will soon see my entrance.

Awesome! Can't wait to see what you come up with @argenisboom!

@kommienezuspadt Thanks for the opportunity! I see you are not a force-nick (Star Wars fan), but I tried to make this as objectively good as possible

Scan 10.png

Keep up with the good work, peace

Hey Guys, here's my contribution to the contest:
Sketches, digital painting and process within.


okay i havent heard of @trialbycomics before and i am definitely looking farward to it AND will try my luck too.
i will remember the deadline as its my birthday on 21st january..


Thanks for the follow @mariahbill! Hope that you enter. I'm sure this one will be popular even if I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan. That's cool that it ends on your birthday!

Hello here link of my entry.

Hello, everyone. Here my entry:


If you liked my work, I hope you will support me with a UPVOTE and a RESTEEM, so that others can know what I am doing.

My Entry for this contest. :))

Hello here, my entry link.

I know you're not a fan, but I am stoked you actually went ahead with this theme! I love Star Trek too, for its more realistic basis, and forward-thinking... but there's just something about Star Wars. You're totally right, though, it took Abrams to save/resurrect it, after the shit-tastrophe that was Episodes I-III. 😅
With such a large franchise, I'm really excited to see some vastly different entries!

Fantastic friend ... I want to start my illustration and present it. Regards!!

amazing drawing nice wording u use in post

Yikes, hopefully i could join this one. Lots of people are waiting for this.

I've been waiting for this @kommienezuspadt. I hope I can finish my drawing this time.

Of all the times to be taken down by a severe case of Carpal Tunnel!! Hopefully I'll be able to get a cortisone injection before the next contest.

If only I could draw this good. Anyway, good luck to the artists...

You should try any way @jamiz!

awww thats a lovely in detail sketch kommienzuspadt

Thank you! kommienezuspadt would be great to get your interpretion on my last art post called "Kurtd Cobain" your insight would help us : )

With love

harj : ) xoxo
Abstract artist

I hope you're going to enter @gvand!

Ready I just finished!

I am waiting for this hope so get it soo

Yeah, @todayfreetricks! People have been waiting for the Star Wars theme for a while.

Speechless,Photography of different styles,It's like you only see these in the dreamworld,
Superb collection.Thank you for sharing, so beautiful many of them,Your information is quite useful and beneficial
.best of luck

Dude, I didn t know your art was so dope! Catch me up on discord, let's do some cool shit together

Thanks, man! Yeah! Wait until the end of this year. After Viva Las Vegas, I'll be taking the rest of the year off to work on comics exclusively, daily. My work is going to improve exponentially after that. I'll hit you up on Discord and we'll have to catch up.

sure thing man! the end of this year seems far, so I ll drop you a msg with my e-mail just in case that an apocalypse comes and kicks me out of discord so we don't lose contact. See ya soon man!

wish I could draw :-)

I love bad art as much as I love good art @denniskonstantin! :P

Ah ha! I might actually join this one this time! :D I'll sketch something up tonight! Suhweet!

Awesome! Can't wait to see what you come up with @ladymaharet!

Hi everyone, my second entry:
BB-8 Rescued by Rey - STAR WARS - Trial by Comics

You have too much talent. You should delegate some to me!

ooh yes! Glad I found this one @kommienezuspadt :D

Love your drawing! Now I have to figure out what the heck I want to do....

Damn, I'm not going to make the deadline because I have a weekend of car repairs to do :-(

But I would like to share one with you that I did last year! This is not an entry, just sharing.

I'm glad I found this page for next time. But now I get to look at all the current entries and do some upvoting :-)

Here is my entry interpretation and exaggerate Darth Maul.. :)

Hi guys ,My third entry
Jar Jar Binks - STAR WARS - Trial by Comics

cool, i am in 😎

Very nice drawing. Seems like this will be a lot fun to read when these comics arrive in steemit world :)

Thanks @gvincentjosephm! Yeah. Steemit comics are my favorite part of this community.

a very nice post. Thank you. I wish you continued success

Thanks so much @ispin. I also wish you continued success.


The second image is 21 minutes completed before this posts payout so I am hoping that is before deadline.

Wow, your art is awesome. you participate too in this challenge, me too. Good luck

If anyone is interested in where I have taken this concept now.

Nice post, nice content. I quite appreciate your drawings they are awesome. Keep it up. I upvote you.

Thanks @comrade! Appreciate that. Aren't you an artist as well?

Great post tnx for sharing i just upvoted check out my new post steemitalltheway

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