Well, you heard Mikoto-sama. There will be three categories in this contest. You may participate in all three categories, but there is a limit for each category, so beware of that. You need Photoshop to participate in two of the categories since the poster template is in a PSD format. Other than that, anyone can participate regardless of experience. Like many forum art contests, you can post your drafts for other people to comment on. (Civil and constructive comments only! No flaming or thrash others' work.) Be sure to put Final Version next to your final submissions, or I will just take the latest one. Without further ado, here are the categories.I have spoken with the ISML Staff, and they have agreed to create a section on the ISML site where non-staff members can submit ISML art such as posters, banners, and promotional signatures. To promote competition and quality submissions, we will hold a contest every period and the winners will be displayed along with notable mentions. All participants will be rewarded with cookies, and possibly more for winners. If enough people participate, we will put neko ears on Azusa and make her say nyaa~
Council Directive 1014
Introduced by: Misaka Mikoto
Proposal: A "Community Artwork" page will appear on the ISML website if there are enough artwork submissions on the forums
Consent: Tachibana Kanade, Misaka Mikoto, Nakano Azusa
"B-but... Mio-senpai... " -Azusa
"If you turn around, I might really disappear..." -Yui
Fonts and Plugins
First, please download this font if you are going to make a poster: If you are using GIMP, you need the Layer Effects plugins:
Place this in your scipts folder (try Program Files/GIMP-2.0/share/gimp/2.0/scripts/) before starting up GIMP[/center]
Category #1: Aquamarine Bracelet
Using the attached template and font, create a poster of Hatsune Miku. Make sure the EXHIBITION layer is turned on inside the Text group. You may move the ISML 2011 logo and the EXHIBITION text around as needed so that it does not obstruct your image, but try not to resize them. Don't compare yours to the official poster and just try your best.
You may submit one entry for this category.
Category #2: Exhibition Winners
Using the attached template and font, create a poster of Ayanami Rei, Ren Nakora, Cirno, Eureka, Kurono Kurumu, or Chidori Kaname. Make sure you change the name, and if you are making a poster for Cirno or Eureka, then reposition the name layer appropriately. Make sure the EXHIBITION layer is turned on inside the Text group. You may move the ISML 2011 logo and the EXHIBITION text around as needed so that it does not obstruct your image, but try not to resize them.
You may submit three entries for this category for three separate characters.
1) Change the text of the NAME layer from "Misaka Mikoto" to your character's name (in upper case)
-Font: Neuropol X Free, Size: 19 px, Spacing: 12 px, Hinting OFF, Antialiasing ON
2) Notice the NAME GLOW layer that used to provide the glow for "Misaka Mikoto"
3) Delete the NAME GLOW layer
4) While the NAME layer is selected, go to Script-Fu -> Layer Effects -> Outer Glow
-Color: 003585, Opacity: 75.0, Spread: 20.0, Size: 3.0, everything default, click OK
Now notice that a new layer has been created below the NAME layer. If you change the name again, you'll have to go through the same process.
Make a 350 x 140 support signature for any of the girls that will be exhibited in Topaz, listed below. The signature should include: 1) one character only, 2) the word vote or support, 3) the character's name, 4) International Saimoe League. A tip would be to use small fonts for the "International Saimoe League" text and bigger fonts for "vote" or "support." Here is an example of what I want, although once again, don't think yours have to be as good as that and try your best.
Lucy (Elfen Lied)
You may submit fourteen entries for this category for fourteen separate characters.
If only a few people submit, then we'll never have this Community Artwork page, so don't think you don't have what it takes to make a poster or signature. Just try it, and you may just be surprised at how many people will like your work. Besides, Mikoto will zap you if you don't~ We don't want to disappoint our Topaz Seitokai now, do we?