The Start Of The Third Mario Live Drawing Contest


It’s time to start the third Mario Live drawing contest. Whilst driving to my doctor I mad this video in my car (and home) where I explain everything. Because I was a little distracted by the traffic it can seem a little chaotic. So if you prefer the more relaxed written explanation please read the rest of the post.

How To Participate In This Drawing Contest?

To participate just click here to join the participants list. If you joined one of the last drawing contest you are already an participant.

What Art Is Accepted For This Drawing Contest?

Just like in the earlier drawing contests there are no restrictions on how you craft your artwork. It can be digitally with programs like Manga Studio or Photoshop. It also can be made by hand with every medium you like.

The only thing I want you to keep in mind is if you send in your artwork is this:

  • I prefer the JPG format
  • Please make sure that it doesn’t exceed the width of 520 pixels. This makes sure that it fits into the post that will be created with your drawing in it.

If you have any problems with resizing your artwork don’t panic. I will resize it for you but I’m very grateful if I receive it wit the proper measurement already.

Please note: when I resize your artwork I will decrease it to the measurement mentioned but will never increase it. This is to prevent that the pixels are blown up and quality will be lost.

How Will The Voting Be Done To Determine The Winner?

After you sent in your artwork I will create a blog post with the image in it and the information you’ve provided. In every blog post there is a Facebook like button. I will like, stumble and tweet every single one of the participations.

You then can share it with your friends, friends of friends, family, workmates and the rest of the world and ask them to hit the like button in the particular post. I provide you the URL so everything is going smoothly. Just the Facebook likes in the post will count. Please keep that in mind.

The drawing with the most Facebook likes will be the winner of the third Mario LIVE drawing contest.

What If Something Goes Technically Wrong?

There is an emergency plan if something goes technically wrong. Let’s say the like buttons stop working or something worse will happen.

In this case I assembled a team of volunteer that will go through all the drawings of the participants an give points anonymously to every drawing. After this we add it all up and determine the winner.

This is just in case of. As you can see we are prepared for most of the things that can happen.

The Prize For The Winner

As I described in detail in this video and article the Prize is the drawing course by Tim Rugendyke How To Draw Cars Fast And Easy. After the challenge I will purchase it for the winner.

The Theme Of The Drawing Contest

Just like the last drawing contest this one has theme but there are no boundaries for your creativity. The theme is simple:

Draw a car in whatever way you like!

The Start Date Of The Drawing Contest

Very important is of course the start date of the drawing contest. It’s May the 16th 2011 00:01 CET.

You don’t have to check your watch. At the moment where you can read this article or watch the video the contest has started. Just as easy as that.

The Deadline For Sending In Your Artwork

The deadline for sending in your artwork is May the 29th. So you have 2 weeks to become creative and share your outcome with us.

The End Date Of The Contest

The contest ends on Sunday the 5th of June. On this date all the votes will be counted and the winner will be determined. I will publish a video with all the art in it and then announce the winner of this drawing contest here on the blog.

The reason to have one week between the deadline and the end of voting is that the participants who sent in their artwork late otherwise don’t really have a chance to promote the accompanying post and gathering the votes they could’ve get.

I think it’s very fair for everyone to have a week between deadline and determining the winner. This is especially good for people who are not that good with deadlines.

Yawn, here’s the legal stuff

  • By participating with your artwork you automatically agree that it may be published on this blog and stays there forever (at least as long as this blog exists)
  • You are fully responsible for the artwork you are participating with. So don’t use other peoples stuff. They will hunt you down and you will be blocked from future contests. Seriously: don’t use other peoples stuff as you agree that all the legal charges and claims are for you.
  • Have fun! This is no legal advice but I put it here anyway.

I look forward to see all your artwork and wish us all a pleasant time during this third Mario LIVE drawing contest.

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