Author Archive | Jazza

August 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘Untraditional Art’

DEADLINE:

August 19th 2017

THEME:

Draw/Paint/create an artwork in a traditional method (NO digital artworks) using one or more unconventional art materials. The subject of the piece is up to you, but your entry will be judged on the following parameters:

1 – Quality of art

2 – Ambition of the concept

3 – Creativity and Ingenuity of your chosen unconventional art material(s)

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word UNTRADITIONAL’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-UNTRADITIONAL’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #UNTRADITIONAL

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation, but DO NOT tag more than one piece of art on newgrounds (only tag your final entry, not any work in progress entry) or you WILL be disqualified
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Faces Bundle from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A Small Intuos Draw Tablet
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

July 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘ARTY OUTFIT’

DEADLINE:

July 20th 2017

THEME:

Design an art themed Tshirt – you are welcome to include Jazza brand materials or characters if you wish, you may also make a pop-culture referencing Tshirt (without infringing on anyone’s copyright). You may submit simple or more complex design, and you may use any combination of text or image based Tshirts (as long as you follow all the rules outlined below).

PLEASE NOTE: Beginners only need submit to Newgrounds as usual (Traditional OR digital), however, open category participants must do the following to qualify for a prize:

1 – Designs MUST be Digital

2 – Submit the design to Newgrounds as usual (either as a solo design jpeg or in the context of a Tshirt)

3 – Work on a large digital canvas, I recommend within the boundaries of 2,500 x 3,000 pixels

4 – ALSO submit the RAW .PNG (transparent background) to ArtyShirt@jazzastudios.com

5 – Include your Newgrounds Username and Submission Title in the Email’s Subject Field

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ARTYSHIRT’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-ARTYSHIRT’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #ARTYSHIRT

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– All entries must Include the following SUBMISSION DECLARATION at the top of the description of your entry on Newgrounds: “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions for this Tshirt design competition, found at https://jazzastudios.com/ShirtDesignTerms
– You may submit a maximum of 3 entries
– To receive a money prize you must have a Paypal Account
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation, but DO NOT tag more than one piece of art on newgrounds (only tag your final entry, not any work in progress entry) or you WILL be disqualified
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:

– 50% of Tshirt/product profits after Teespring fees and charges, of items sold using your design for this competitions limited time Tshirt Campaign, transferred via Paypal (only) in USD
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category 2nd PRIZE:
– 50% of Tshirt/product profits after Teespring fees and charges, of items sold using your design for this competitions limited time Tshirt Campaign, transferred via Paypal (only) in USD
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category 3rd PRIZE:
– 50% of Tshirt/product profits after Teespring fees and charges, of items sold using your design for this competitions limited time Tshirt Campaign, transferred via Paypal (only) in USD
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

June 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘STYLE SWAP’

DEADLINE:

June 25th 2017

THEME:

Recreate a piece where the scene or artwork portrayed (from modern or history art culture) is swapped in style with another iconic and recognizable  style/artwork. You may use traditional or digital materials. Entries will be judged on the following parameters:

1 – Quality of art

2 – Originality of the concept

3 – Ambition and effectiveness of a recognizable style swap

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word STYLESWAP’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-STYLESWAP’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #STYLESWAP

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation, but DO NOT tag more than one piece of art on newgrounds (only tag your final entry, not any work in progress entry) or you WILL be disqualified
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Custom Photoshop Brushes from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

May 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘LEVEL CAP’

DEADLINE:

May 27th 2017

THEME:

Depict a character from pop culture (video game, movie, TV show etc) at their ‘level cap’, meaning, imagine them in a video game where the way people know them is their ‘level 1’, create an illustration showing them powerful and epic at level 99!
Your submission will be judged on the following criteria:

1 – Quality of art (effective technical execution)

2 – Originality of the concept

3 – Ambition of the piece

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word LVL99′
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-LVL99′

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #LVL99

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

One lucky winner from  either Australia, US, Singapore or Malaysia will win a Secret Lab Omega chair!
Secret Lab CHAIRS: https://goo.gl/1U6kJc

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Anatomy Bundle from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

April 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘TRADIGITAL’

DEADLINE:

April 22nd 2017

THEME:

Depict the combining or clashing of traditional and digital artistic works and/or mediums (materials/supplies) in a creative way, be sure to highlight the visual contrast between the digital and traditional aspects of your entry.
Your submission will be judged on the following criteria:

1 – Quality of art (effective technical execution)

2 – Originality of the concept

3 – Ambition of the piece

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word TRADIGITAL’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-TRADIGITAL’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #TRADIGITAL

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A signed print as available in the Studio 2 Fundraiser
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza’s Custom Photoshop Brushes from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– A signed print as available in the Studio 2 Fundraiser
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

March 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘LORD of the HOGWARTS’

DEADLINE:

March 26th 2017

THEME:

Create an illustration (Traditional OR Digital – 2D ONLY, no 3D modelling) depicting an interaction/clash between any mix of characters from the Lord of the Rings, and the Harry Potter Universes. You can go big, epic and serious, or simple, whimsical and cute, the choice is your, however, your submission will be judged on the following criteria:

1 – Quality of art (effective technical execution)

2 – Originality of the concept

3 – Ambition of the piece

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word COTMLOTH’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-COTMLOTH’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #COTMLOTH

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– 1 Year Premium Skillshare Membership
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Draw with Jazza: Fun with Faces from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 6 Months Premium Skillshare Membership
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

February 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘EPIC ARTY PARTY’

DEADLINE:

February 21st 2017

THEME:

Create an illustration (Traditional OR Digital – 2D ONLY, no 3D modelling) depicting an EPIC arty party – specifically, an event involving creativity and art and lots of people, with a jubilant atmosphere, at a grand scale.

PLEASE NOTE: The core aspects being judged are as follows:

1 – The effective portrayal of an epic artistic party

2 – Quality of art (effective technical execution)

3 – Creativity of entry and ambition/scope of piece

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word EpicArtyParty’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-EpicArtyParty’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #EpicArtyParty

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
All Open Category finalists will receive an item of their choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

January 2017 Challenge of the Month

‘The LEGEND of the AXE’

DEADLINE:

January 21st 2017

THEME:

Create an illustration (Traditional OR Digital – 2D ONLY, no 3D modelling) with an effective narrative/story centered around THIS AXE – do not modify or change the design of the axe or drastically alter its scale.

You may include people, places, other weapons, armies etc (all must be original design and not fan art), but the central focus MUST be the axe, and telling its story.

PLEASE NOTE: The core aspects being judged are as follows:

1 – The effective use of visual storytelling centered around the Axe

2 – Quality of art (effective technical execution)

3 – Creativity of entry and ambition/scope of piece

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word LegendaryAxe’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-LegendaryAxe’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #LegendaryAxe

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
All Open Category finalists will receive a copy of Jazza’s Signature Photoshop Brushes

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

December 2016 Challenge of the Month

‘HERO & PET: GAME CHARACTER DESIGN’

DEADLINE:

December 10th 2016 (Draw with Jazza COTM)

December 5th 2016 (NonStop Knight Comp)

THEME:

Create a design concept (Traditional OR Digital – 2D ONLY, no 3D modelling) of a HERO and PET, for a ‘Medieval Adventure‘ themed video game, in a cartoony style.

The hero must be anthropomorphic but isn’t restricted to being human, meaning they must walk, stand, move and share a similar skeleton to a human, but you may be creative in the charicteristics of your ‘Hero’. You ‘Pet’ also isn’t restricted to being a conventional animal, but they should be smaller than the hero, and very clearly, a ‘sidekick’.

PLEASE NOTE: Entries may be presented with or without an acompanying environment, but this will have minimal impact on the judging. The core aspects being judged are as follows:

1 – The visual appeal of the hero and pet design, and how they complement one another

2 – Good use of design aspects like silhouette, color, shape, style etc

3 – The compatibility with common ‘game design’ structural parameters, such as polygon count, cloth/hair and rigging limitations etc.

A FEW CLARIFICATIONS for the CHALLENGE OF THE MONTH:
you may have a male, female, or non-gender-specific hero. you MUST create original characters for the competition (all depictions of copyrighted characters will be disqualified). the hero’s pet should be no bigger (but I recommend smaller) than the hero. your final piece should clearly show the DESIGN of the hero and pet, this may be portrayed ‘concept art’ style or in an environment, but avoid extreme poses, motion and foreshortening. you may include elements of magic, whimsy, or some blood or macabre themes (within reason), however your submission must still be medieval-adventure themed with the hero and pet being portrayed as good protagonists. your characters must be depicted in a cartoony style – however this doesn’t mean you are restricted to mimicking the Nonstop Knight visual style – it just means no ‘Skyrim’ levels of detail or realistic proportions – imagine you are designing for Web or mobile rather than ps4 or high end PC.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word HeroPetChallenge’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-HeroPetChallenge’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #HeroPetChallenge

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– 1 Year Free Creative Cloud Subscription
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
All Open Category finalists will receive a copy of Jazza’s Signature Photoshop Brushes

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 3 Month Free Creative Cloud Subscription
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

November 2016 Challenge of the Month

‘PokéMashup’

DEADLINE:

November 17th 2016

THEME:

Create an illustration (Traditional OR Digital) showing a ‘mashup’ design of TWO of the original 151 Pokémon. You may ONLY show ONE ‘mashup’ Pokémon, though you may include other Pokémon or people in the scene, the central focus must be the ‘mashup’ character. Pieces will be judged on the creativity of their mashup, the ambition of the piece, as well as technical proficiency in creating their illustration.

Submissions must include the names of the two original Pokémon that have been combined to create their mashup design, in the title of their entry.

PLEASE NOTE: I am aware there are many Pokémon ‘mashup’ designs out there already, based often on the Pokémon Fusion website, as a result the WIP image required for your entry to be entered (see rules below) will be strictly enforced – NO artwork stolen or altered from somebody else will be allowed into the competition. You work must be 100% original.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word PokeMashupChallenge’
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it
with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word ‘B-PokeMashupChallenge’

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #PokeMashupChallenge

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
– You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a ‘mid-development’ source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation
– No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
– Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!

Open Category 1st PRIZE:
– 1 Year Free Creative Cloud Subscription
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
– A signed copy of the art book ’21 Draw – The Illustrator’s Guidebook’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
All Open Category finalists will receive a copy of The Faces Bundle

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
– 3 Month Free Creative Cloud Subscription
– A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!

Most entries will be showcased in the announcement video as thanks for your participation. Please do not send me emails or PM’s linking to your entry, I WILL FIND IT if you tag as instructed and upload by the deadline!

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