You will love this spontaneous action. Especially if you like to draw and you want to have a copy of Manga Studio this is good news. But also if you already own Manga Studio you want to read on.
Smith Micro and Mario Live! are teaming up for the first contest on this blog.
Here’s the short background story: I was walking my dog Daisy when I was thinking about how to say thank you to all my loyal readers and boost their creativity at the same time? The answer: a drawing contest on Mario Live!
As you know I love to make tutorials for Manga Studio so what would be a better price for the winner of the contest to have a free copy of this great program. When I explained the idea to Smith Micro the vendor of Manga Studio the immediate reaction was: OK, we’re in!
So let’s get started! Here follows what it is all about and how it works:
When does the contest start and when will it end?
The contest starts right away. As soon as this article is published. The deadline for you to send me your artwork is Friday November the 26th at midnight. On Saturday November the 27th at noon (Dutch time as I still live in the Netherlands) the counting of the likes will take place. I really hope that it keeps me busy for a couple of hours.
You can already sign up for the contest by clicking here but please make sure to read the whole post.
What do I have to draw?
You can draw whatever you are passionate about, whatever you like. I come to some obvious restrictions later. No matter if you like portrait drawing, cars, Manga babes or even chicken on a roller coaster, send in your drawing!
Do I have to draw digitally or can I use pencil and paper?
Every drawing is welcome, no matter if you drew it on your computer or with pencil on paper. If it’s the latter please make sure to scan it and send the image in digital format to the e-mail address provided once you signed up for the contest.
What happens once I’ve sent in my drawing?
After I receive your drawing I will create a post with your artwork in it and people will be able to vote on it via the Facebook-like-button in the post.
Who is the jury and how is the winner determined?
Every visitor is part of the jury. In every post is a Facebook-Like-Button. The post and thus the drawing with the most likes at the end of the challenge is the winner of the competition.
Btw: I will like every single drawing of every participant.
Can I mobilize my friends and followers to support me?
Of course you can. You can stumble, tweet and share the link to your drawing and share it with everybody. Keep in mind that the likes in the post are the only one that count for determining the winner.
To support everyone of you I will stumble and tweet the drawing of every participant.
I already own a copy of Manga Studio Debut. What’s in it for me?
One of my first concerns was exactly this and it was my first question to Smith Micro. The answer was: We’ll cross that bridge once we get there. So I can assure you that Smith Micro and I come up with a solution that is worth your participation.
Are there any restrictions regarding the content of the drawing I participating with?
Even though most of the visitors of this blog are adults you and I have to agree that it wouldn’t be appropriate to publish any X-rated drawings. Don’t get me wrong at this, your work may have some erotic in it but it may not be pornographic. Before I forget, it also may not content racism, hate or any religious stuff. In simple words: no porn, no hate, no pope.
Is there some boring legal stuff?
Yes it is, so let me bore you: you are responsible that your drawing doesn’t infringe with copyrights of others. You allow that your drawing is published on Mario-Live.com and stays there forever. Votes (likes) for your drawing made after the end of the contest will not count and it’s not possible to discuss the result of the competition in any way.
OK, I’m in! How do I participate?
Just sign in to the participant list, confirm your subscription and you will receive your instructions how to send in your drawing and you will be updated during the challenge.
Thank you very much for participating and have fun drawing! I can’t wait to see your artwork.