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|This is the "Video Game: Starring You" gaming community challenge folder. Anyone and everyone is free to contribute a piece, regardless of artistic skill level. Click the folder link to browse completed entries and for instructions on how you can participate.|
My project, called “Video Game: Starring You”, will take place solely online, focusing on the gaming community. Doing my own piece as a spark, I’ll ask the larger community through a public post or blog to take a video game cover and draw it with his/herself as the main character. It can be any game of their choosing, whether independent or mainstream such as Nintendo, Sega, Naughty Dog, etc. The individual pieces must fit the standard dimensions of a game case cover.
Artists are free to use the original composition or take some liberties while keeping it recognizable, but the title art must be included. Title art can be in its original form, but the artist is free to create a parody version, with his/her name as the title, if applicable. Artists are, however, strongly discouraged from blatantly copying and pasting existing images or assets (this includes title art) or tracing unless it is very light sketches to get an idea of where existing characters will be placed, which is what I ended up doing. From there, artists are on their own. It might also be a good idea to omit company logos and other labels that are not title art. Otherwise, artists can try to be faithful stylistically or, again, take their own liberties. Anyone of any skill level is free to participate, with either digital or traditional media.
This project is meant to give us an idea of who the individuals are through their unique art style, their portrayal of themselves, and their love of games. All the finished pieces will be collected and compiled into one place—a designated favorites folder on my deviantArt page, as that is where I get the most viewership—and displayed on the front of my profile for the public to see.
There's no real set deadline, but I'd like to get as many contributors as possible by May 2nd so I have enough to report back to my instructor. I know it's tight, so I'll keep this open as long as I need to. I would be so grateful and happy to see some reciprocation for this project, but I also understand a lot of you have your own responsibilities to stay on top of. Either way, it would mean so much to me if you guys could help out. As said in the proposal, your skill level doesn't matter for this project. It's open to everyone.
Thank you to anyone wanting to participate. I can't wait to see what you do. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to answer them.