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darkreaver 07-08-2009 08:31 PM

Rules and Discussion

Time Lapse

Times passes for everyone and everything, but sometimes some things stay the same. The task is to depict one location, imaginary or real, in a set of two images. Given the exact same viewpoint, depict that location at two different times. The change in condition is up to you….night to day, sunny to rainy, present day to millennia later. Some examples:

Monet: morning and rain

Sparth/Nicholas Bouvier: glory and ruin

Focus will be on treatment of techniques used in environments, including perspective, atmospheric perspective, scale, etc., as well as a sense of consistency from one time to the other.


•You will be working alone for this contest; no teams.

•You may do more than one submission, but they will be judged as separate submissions and you may only have one in the top three.

•Entries must be suitable for a PG-13 audience meaning no porn or extreme violence.

•Previously posted or old artwork will not be allowed.

•Entries may be in pencil, ink, computer graphics, paint, etc. with one exception: NO PHOTO EDITS. The contest will emphasize your ability to render, and not just your ability to compose with premade images.

•The file size must not exceed 400kb size limit per image. This means each submission will be two images of 400kb maximum.

•Moderators reserve the right to disqualify any entry if it does not meet the theme requirements and/or if it violates any of the rules.


Post links to your submission in this thread:

All comments in the submission thread will be deleted so please no comments in that thread.


Entries for this contest must be posted by 11:59:59 PM (PST) Sunday night, August 9th, 2009.


Entries will be judged on relation to theme, skill, and creativity.


Winners will receive an awards badge under their avatar.

Billov 07-08-2009 08:37 PM

Awww... that is such an awesome theme... I'll have to think about this one.
Thanks for putting this into motion.

Who's judging btw?

darkreaver 07-08-2009 08:40 PM

traditionally this is dependent on turnout. if there's not many, we usually go by popular vote. otherwise it's usually people who we invite to judge, or the mods ourselves judge.

Billov 07-08-2009 08:46 PM

Well, hope people put the effort in :D

Dayum... its almost 5 am, just about to go to bed but now my mind is teeming with ideas =_=

Red Hot Hoshi 07-08-2009 09:56 PM

Sounds awesome. Now I just need to come up with a good idea.

afroXcore 07-08-2009 10:39 PM

i like this idea. i'm already coming up with stuff, but i'd really love to see what everyone else would come up with.

rag rappi 07-10-2009 10:02 AM

I'm doing alot of 3d now...can I do that for an entry?

darkreaver 07-10-2009 10:21 AM

I suppose that's all right, provided that you're composing a scene from a single viewpoint, and it's not just a bunch of models. Remember also that you will be in competition with people who will be mostly working in 2D only.

Fiona 07-10-2009 10:26 PM

Coolio. If I win, can I get a cookie?

darkreaver 07-11-2009 03:27 AM

it'll be in the mail ;D

aido179 07-14-2009 01:28 PM

darkreaver, I presume the idea of the exact same view point is loose? for example, not just to copy pasta and change bits but to start again on a new piece from the same view point where there might be some slight positioning differences (such as the monet above.)

darkreaver 07-14-2009 03:56 PM

to be honest, I would be okay with copy paste, provided that it's justified. The lineart for example might be super complex, so that can be the same/similar but the colors can be completely different. You make the call. Remember, skill is one of the judging criteria, and whether or not you copy paste plays a part in it.

RobotCat 07-15-2009 05:34 PM

You will all eat dirt =P

Fiona 07-15-2009 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by Xion Valkyrie (Post 369356)
You will all eat dirt =P

Hah, bring it on biotch.

Steasaurus 07-16-2009 07:53 AM

Oh man! such an awesome theme and such terrible timing :( I hope the next contest is as appealing to me as this one.

Izanaki_Reload 07-16-2009 09:21 PM

Interesting. I'd love to be part of this contest.


Originally Posted by Xion Valkyrie (Post 369356)
You will all eat dirt =P

Oh noes! Not icky dirt! :(

Billov 07-21-2009 07:05 PM

Only about two and a half weeks... I hope people are starting to at least plan out their shiz. Cause I haven't started yet... and should.

Btw thats a sweet GIF animation banner thing... never noticed until now.

McGarnacle 07-22-2009 02:59 AM

my pc has broken down soooo :(

hakushi_304 07-23-2009 08:45 AM

Yeah, this is a pretty awesome theme, count me in :)

Lamb 07-31-2009 02:32 AM

I'm so afraid that I won't finish my couple of pictures in time.

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