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Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-07 21:19:30 Reply

Heya! It's that time of the year again - the anniversary of my grandfather's passing. But let's forget about that and numb our pain with copious helpings of turkey and denial!

This month's challenge is listed below, is this thread is a place for you to share your WIP's, ideas, and deepest darkest secrets. Have fun!

DEADLINE:
December 19th 2017

THEME:
Illustrate an original 'motivational poster' styled after traditional Christmas aesthetics and targeted at the elves in santa's workshop.

Submissions will be judged on the following:

1 - Technical execution and quality of art

2 - Creativity and originality of the theme

3 - Ambition

HOW TO ENTER:
Upload your finished artwork to the Newgrounds.com Art Portal

TO ENTER THE OPEN CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word 'ELFMOTIVATION'
(That’s it! Scouted or unscouted, I will find your entry,
as long as you tag it with the exact word above)

TO ENTER THE BEGINNER CATEGORY:
TAG your artwork with the word 'B-ELFMOTIVATION'

OPTIONAL: Share your entry on social media using the Hashtag #ELFMOTIVATION

This is a worldwide competition - join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!

RULES:
- You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
- You may NOT enter both categories (open/beginner)
- You MUST include a link in the description of your final submission leading to a 'mid-development' source (image or video) showing the entry is your original creation, but DO NOT tag more than one piece of art on newgrounds (only tag your final entry, not any work in progress entry) or you WILL be disqualified
- No pornographic material of any kind, violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome
- Your piece MUST be tagged correctly and be submitted by the deadline
- You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

PRIZES!
Open Category 1st PRIZE:
- A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition Tablet
- 1 Year Skillshare.com premium membership
- An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
- A front page feature on Newgrounds.com
- 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Open Category Runner-Up:
- A signed copy of the art book '21 Draw - The Illustrator's Guidebook'
- 6 Months Skillshare.com premium membership
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 Sketchbook
- An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Open Category Finalists:
Jazza's Faces Bundle from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

Beginner Category 1st PRIZE:
- A Small Intuos Draw Tablet
- 6 Months Skillshare.com premium membership
- A signed Copy of my new book, Draw with Jazza Creating Characters
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 5.5×8.5 Sketchbook
- An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop
- 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com

Beginner Category Runner-Up:
- An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When submitting an artwork to the challenge of the month by following the competition specifications and entry guidelines, participants acknowledge that they have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

GOOD LUCK!


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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-07 23:00:49 Reply

Whenever i heard the words "elf", and "motivational poster", The idea of what i was gonna draw just slapped me in the face. Lol

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-07 23:11:16 Reply

Brand new to this

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-07 23:15:13 Reply

at first i was gonna make santa hold a suggestively placed candy cane but im going more wholesome now

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-07 23:29:57 Reply

This is the first thought I had. :) it does not just work on Elves but little kids too. I am working on the Shadow of St. Nick. Still super rough...

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-07 23:46:29 Reply

Boy this was a hoot to make

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idk if this is working i hope it does.I am almost done with this it'll take a bit longer but i hope you all like it so far!

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 02:24:19 Reply

First time entering COTM, very excited :)

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 05:40:58 Reply

HEY JAZZA!! This is my WIP pic!!

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 05:47:34 Reply

Yo, do we need to put "ELFMOTIVATION" in the title of our submissions or do we just need to type it in the tags? I'm asking because for the last challenge of the month, I saw a lot of people put the name of the challenge in their title.

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 06:15:12 Reply

At 12/8/17 05:47 AM, Mr-Buthead wrote: Yo, do we need to put "ELFMOTIVATION" in the title of our submissions or do we just need to type it in the tags? I'm asking because for the last challenge of the month, I saw a lot of people put the name of the challenge in their title.

You can write the word only in tags. It will be enough so that Jazza sees it

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 06:16:48 Reply

The first useful idea I got was a classic motivational poster with a 3rd world child worker factory - criticizing as well child work and outsourcing - to keep those elves motivated - and at least the whole consumerism itself.

Any thoughts? Too political?

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 06:33:08 Reply

At 12/8/17 06:16 AM, EdSchafer wrote: The first useful idea I got was a classic motivational poster with a 3rd world child worker factory - criticizing as well child work and outsourcing - to keep those elves motivated - and at least the whole consumerism itself.

Any thoughts? Too political?

the idea is just brilliant!

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 06:40:46 Reply

Hey Jazza so Here ELFMOTIVATION

This Is my proof

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 07:11:01 Reply

You can write the word only in tags. It will be enough so that Jazza sees it

Alright cool. Tnx

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 07:28:02 Reply

Here is my work in progress. Taking with my camera phone lol sorry!! hahaha.

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 08:17:47 Reply

B-ELFMOTIVATION
"B-ELFMOTIVATION"

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 08:29:08 Reply

At 12/8/17 08:17 AM, Aldrichdraws wrote: B-ELFMOTIVATION
"B-ELFMOTIVATION"

Sorry Jazza im the creator of this work but I dont know how to record on screen

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 08:56:06 Reply

At 12/8/17 06:16 AM, EdSchafer wrote: The first useful idea I got was a classic motivational poster with a 3rd world child worker factory - criticizing as well child work and outsourcing - to keep those elves motivated - and at least the whole consumerism itself.

Any thoughts? Too political?

I love your idea ! It's political but smart.

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 10:39:59 Reply

ugh its not a poster and the motivation isn't directed at the elves but I really wanted to do a Sarah Mclachlan 'abused animals' 'arms of an angel' commercial. Just her with a broken dirty elf and santa busting through a door in the back "how'd you get in here!?". All well...plan B it is.

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 10:55:19 Reply

Here is my quick sketch of my Drawing, no idea how it will turn out.

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 11:46:17 Reply

My piece is coming along steadily! Any suggestions? If so please reply to this post!

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 11:48:36 Reply

At 12/8/17 08:29 AM, Aldrichdraws wrote:
At 12/8/17 08:17 AM, Aldrichdraws wrote: B-ELFMOTIVATION
"B-ELFMOTIVATION"
Sorry Jazza im the creator of this work but I dont know how to record on screen

You can just save the WIP, post it on Newgrounds with no tags and in your final piece link the WIP.

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 12:24:33 Reply

Hi there !

I was wondering if you could give me some advice : I never entered any COTM nor any drawing competition. I draw sometimes for fun, and I feel like my drawing skills are not that great even if a lot of people say otherwise. I wanted to enter the beginner category BUT I'm an adult, and maybe I just compare myself too much to good (and professional) artists. I don't want to take any spot in the begginer pool if I'm not really suited for. What would you suggest ?

Ps : english's not my native laguage so hopefully my message is okay :3

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 12:54:11 Reply

Attempting to with a Soviet Stalin theme, here's the WIP:

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 13:50:59 Reply

At 12/8/17 12:54 PM, Bushfyre wrote: Attempting to with a Soviet Stalin theme, here's the WIP:

Nicely done comrade

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 14:22:19 Reply

Anyway, I think I figured it out by myself.

Here's my WIP. Sketches in my sketchbook. I want to make a bulletin board of the workshop that I imagine at the entrance, with a few motivationnal posters added to motivate the elves, especially on monday mornings :p.

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so is this allowed ?

  • #B-ELFMOTIVATION challege / jazza 2017 challenge
    #B-ELFMOTIVATION challege / jazza 2017 challenge by RelicZexide

    so this is my jazza challenge of the elf motivation beguiner it say ' a lazy elf is a dead elf' it is familly friendly ( i t...

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 14:29:28 Reply

hi :) hope you're all doing good
have a beautifull day

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Response to Dec COTM: Elf Motivation! 2017-12-08 14:37:59 Reply

At 12/8/17 02:29 PM, RelicZexide wrote: so is this allowed ?
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/reliczexide/b-elfmotivation-challege-jazza-2017-challenge

"violence must be PG13 and not too gruesome" I guess so...