In the comments for the Nikki:Horsepower Challenge series, I was joking with thomvinson
about me hiding (it's not really hiding, if it's in plain sight and I call it out in the comments, is it?) images from friends and fellow artists as posters and TV screens in comics and artwork. We jokingly suggested it as a challenge here on DA, so that what I'm doing!
So here it is, the Movie Poster Challenge
! Open to any artist who wants to contribute!The rules are simple: 1.)Create an image
, using Original Characters (parodies are okay, but make sure to alter names/costumes so it's clear that's it's a parody! We don't want to get sued, do we?) in any genre/setting you like. Adult themes and nudity are okay, in fact I prefer it. but our characters can't watch porn ALL the time, right? No, seriously, I'm asking! (Of course, if you're going to post it on on DA, make sure they meet guildlines/ToS) Images for use as posters/wall art/box covers/etc. should be in letter format, images for use as Movie Theater screens/TVs/Computer screens/etc. should be in landscape/widescreen format.2.)Caption the image
as a movie poster, magazine cover, dvd box art, or TV screen image (news, sitcom, action show, cartoon, whatever)...anything like that. (you can hide jokes in the captions, or shout outs to other artist, but make sure you put YOUR name on it somewhere! Don't want other people taking credit! And you may want to put the challenge name on it in fine print, so people don't get accused of theft later on)3.) Post it to DA
with the #Tag #MoviePosterChallenge
so we can find it...(If you post it elsewhere, or you're new here/I don't know you, @ me or send a PM so I know about it!)4.) This is really important.
Don't include anything you don't want showing up in someone else' work! The point is to create stuff that we artists can use a.) to dress up a scene quickly (so we are doing each other a favor by adding variety and even continuity to each others work) and b.) give a nod to other artist we may be friends with, or who's work we admire... So for example, don't post something that looks like, oh, i dunno...all your OC characters hanging out at the coffee shop from Friends, and then get pissed because a 3DX artist uses it in the background of an 'Adult' story. It's a compliment, but If you're concerned about your OC's reputation, use generic characters or change their hair or something... (that kind of defeats the point, but it's your contribution to the community, so do what feels right to you... )5.) Super important! Understand that by tagging/contributing an image for this challenge, you are giving other artists permission to use the image for the purposes stated above! These images are meant to be your gift to you fellow artists and fans in the 3D/Online art community!
I don't want to make this too complicated, but we are dealing with peoples intellectual property here (for the record, all the artwork I've used in the past, I did ask first... That's why, for example, I've never used Blackadder's work in my stuff, even though I'm a big fan... I don't know them, and I never got an answer when I asked. Not knocking Blackadder for that BTW, their comics/images are theirs to do what they want and are part of their livelihood... RESPECT). For clarity, If you download any image tagged for this challenge, it is INTENDED as fare use for wall art/posters, monitors/tv screens, magazine/book covers and similar uses in your own images. The artist IS NOT giving you permission to redistribute without permission, alter (except for resizing), or claim the fare use item itself as your own work!6.) Most important!!!
Have fun! (And don't be a dick
... Please, no cheap shots at other artists, or hate stuff... like I said, parody/satire is good, but don't be a jerk...)
That's it! That's my idea! I think it could be a lot of fun and a great way to bring the online art community together... What do you think? If you think it sounds fun, drop a comment or favorite this post so others see it to! Thanks!Update: First thing
is that a friend of Thom's, Lady-Quantum
,made a good point about protecting you're intellectual property
and not wanting your work ending up in the background of images you don't approve of or being stolen/altered. Both could be real problems! Here's the journal post if you want check out a possible alternate way to contribute
Movie Poster Challenge: The LQ WayHiya folks!
LQ here, your blonde bombshell with the bombs everyone likes to see, with a little note on a challenge that's been circulating some of the super heroine clubs lately.
Several of you might have seen this one by :iconthomvinson:
But it leads back to another who started off the challenge :iconapocalypse3dx:
Now Thom, on the one hand, has talked to me in comments, made himself known, and seems like a very nice person from what I can tell, but Apocalypse, on the other hand, I don't know anything about. I can just look at their page and draw some conclusions. Good artist, has their own stuff they like, etc.
Now, in the rules for Apocalypse's Movie Poster challenge (since that's who started this thing off) it basically says that you are making images to give to the community for them to use in their stuff. That might be an oversimplification, but in essence that's what is happening. You're making your artwork fair use so others
So I just want to remind everyone to a.) Not post anything to this challenge that you don't mind sharing with the world
(maybe avoid using your main OCs or otherwise make the image so that it won't be to upsetting if it's misused. That, for example, is why I used the Amazon character in my examples. She hasn't appeared in any of my comics, so I can always redesign her, and the stories mentioned in the art aren't stories I was planning to do anyway, just names and taglines I thought sounded good...) and b.)
Not to feel compelled to contribute anything if you don't want to. This was just a (hopefully) fun project to bring some smiles and maybe make some friends!And second, erogenesisCGI
accidentally made an awesome point, I totally forgot band posters and album art! That would be a fantastic thing to contribute! Like this ...
A couple of examples from me...
An awesome contribution by LapinDeFer
A cool trio of contributions by akizz
An excellent entry by Dangerguy01
A whole slew of cool posters by TheDarkCowBoy
And an excellent redo of a concept cover by erogenesisCGI
A cool Trek related Poster by kb7rky
(sorry i didn't see this sooner)
(Links moved into the main post so they don't get lost in the comments later)