Post by squirmydad on Aug 31, 2008 6:22:30 GMT -9
Free monthly figure HOARD guidelines
These are the guidelines for including your designs in the free monthly figure compilation. This compilation will be published each month on my website, onemonk.com . Participation in this is completely voluntary, and is open to anybody.
All submissions must be original works, and are submitted with the understanding that this set will be free under the Creative Commons License 3.0, free to copy, share, modify, but not for commercial use.
At the beginning of each month I'll create a new topic in the forum for you to add your design. This topic will remain open for the entire month. At the end of the month the topic will be locked, and nothing more can be added.
POSTING to the HOARD FORUM BOARD
I am changing the restriction from only finished stuff to works in progress for the monthly HOARDS. It's simply much easier to keep things organized, and the rest of the boards from getting cluttered with HOARD figure designs each month. Your still welcome to use your own board.
You are welcome to submit any figure design you like. The figure can be an original work, a modified figure design, or a re-color of an existing design. To submit a design, you can include a link in the forum post, as an attachment in the forum post, as an image displayed in the forum topic, or you can send me the file as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org . Once I get the emailed file, I'll post a small version of the design to the forum topic for everyone to see your submission.
The figures must be two sided, meaning a front and back, or side/side view, both sides must be done, no exceptions. Both sides must match in outline, any figure designs that do not match front to back will be dropped from the compilation. 2.5D figure designs must be test built by the designer, and include instructions for assembly. Like wise, 3D models must be test built before submitting, and include instructions.
The designs can be colored or uncolored. Please submit your designs at actual size at 300 dpi, if you are unsure, submit you design at 300 dpi in any scale, I'll adjust the final images.
I recommend submitting your designs with no tabs. This will allow me to add them to my figure layout template quickly, even if you do I may replace them with my tabs to be sure they work with the tabbed bases.
When you submit an original designs, add your name to the submission so I can include this on the tab. If you are making a modified design or a re-colored designs, please include the name of the original designer along with yours. Include emails or web addresses if you can so people can see more of your designs, or contact you about your designs.
Please, no nudity, graphic violence(gore is fine), or sexually suggestive stuff. Please submit stuff you will be proud to display yourself, and be kid friendly. Do not send me 50 figures you designed in an hour, because they will look like crap, and I will not add them to the compilation. This monthly design set is have fun and to improve your art skills, it not a place to display whatever submit, that's what your parents are for. If you are unsure that your design meets the minimum quality standard, post it to your forum topic or board and ask others for constructive criticism. It took me a long time to finally get good at drawing these things, I want to display the work of others who are trying to do equally quality artwork.
THINGS I LOOK FOR IN THE DESIGNS
- Do the front and rear views match? They must match or I'll trash your design.
- Is there an adequate black outline around the figure? 2mm on the front and 3mm on the back is a good goal.
- Is the figure colored too darkly?, then lighten it up.
- Highlight and shading? TEST PRINT your design to see if the shading and highlights show up.
- Submitting black and white? Make sure it's at least 300 dpi, higher is better.
Everyone is limited to submit only 1 figure design each month. The time involved to make these sets is too much for me, and I must limit how many I have to do each month. Decide carefully what you want to submit, because you only get the one figure. If you want to do more, you will have to host them yourself.
FINAL PDF, DOWNLOAD FILE, and WEB PAGE
All of the designs submitted will be built by me, Onemonk, and photographed for inclusion to my website, onemonk.com . The finished zipped file will be accessible from the models section of my website, onemonk.com/models. Each monthly set will have it's own web page with a large photo image of the final figures, and a link to download the file. I will create a new column in my models page for these monthly sets. You are welcome to copy and host these sets on your own site as well, within the rights grated under the Creative Commons attribution 3.0, Copy, Share, modify, credit the original authors, but no commercial use.