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As I've said before, I like forum contests that exercise that other side of the brain. With the advent of Flash DROD, we're hopefully going to be getting a fresh, new crowd of players coming around these parts. So, I say, let's put our best face on! Here's one way to do it.

This month's contest is about drawing the Cutest Dungeon Roach Ever. The rules are simple: you can use any tools you like to draw one or more roachies. You can take graphics from the DROD games or make up your own. Draw them in whatever art style you like. Abstract, cubist, anime, 8-bit, postmodern...you name it. You may submit up to three works.

This contest will go from now through next weekend. You have negative 365 weeks to get your submissions in! After that, the art show and judging will run for the final week of June.

Judging criteria are completely subjective. People will vote for the Cutest. Roach. Ever.

1st Place wins a prize from the prize pile and 100 rank points. 2nd place wins 50 rank points and three free months of CaravelNet service. 3rd place wins 25 rank points and a free month of CaravelNet service.

To get everyone started, here are some sample drawings my daughter and I made one day.

The first is a mommy and baby roach. The second is a roach getting attacked by a dinosaur ninja. The third is grown-up roachies talking, and the kid roach wants some ice cream. Awwww! Aren't those simply the cutest roaches EVER!



You must submit your entries to the Private Submissions Topic. Thanks!

Good luck, everyone, and have fun!

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I don't understand. How can I enter when you have already won the contest?

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I don't understand. How can I enter when you have already won the contest?
All right! I know I'll have your vote. Until the Cutest. Roach. Ever. gets posted to the submission topic.

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06-16-2012 at 06:20 AM
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Only a week? Well, I guess I can try to make something with my nonexistent art skills. If I do, here's hoping I get soundly trounced by the competition.

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Only a week? Well, I guess I'll make something with my nonexistent art skills. Here's hoping I get soundly trounced by the competition.
Great! Oh, no, I mean, "You can do it!"

Anyway, this is not a skills contest. Anyone can win. Honestly, if someone wants to spend more than a week drawing a dungeon roach, then, uh...they're probably already awesome enough to win this contest by taking a lot less time than that. If not, then...well, more than a week probably won't make much difference.

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I assume two things from the examples given, but I just want to make sure: that there can be more than just the one roach in the picture, and that queen/momma roaches are also allowed.

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I assume two things from the examples given, but I just want to make sure: that there can be more than just the one roach in the picture, and that queen/momma roaches are also allowed.
Yes. You could even make up your own roach variant if you like.

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I assume two things from the examples given, but I just want to make sure: that there can be more than just the one roach in the picture, and that queen/momma roaches are also allowed.
Yes. You could even make up your own roach variant if you like.


Oh yay! I've so many ideas for this now.
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It's nice contest, Mike!
Here is my ROACH :)



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You two should post those submissions in the submission thread, not here.

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All right! I know I'll have your vote. Until the Cutest. Roach. Ever. gets posted to the submission topic.


As there's already been some confusion, perhaps we should put the link to the submissions thread in the first post. It would be quicker and easier to post it with all the other contest details, I would think.
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Lexxors wrote: As there's already been some confusion, perhaps we should put the link to the submissions thread in the first post. It would be quicker and easier to post it with all the other contest details, I would think.
I think it might be a good idea for all contests, actually, to keep as much important information as possible in the main contest post. Quicker and more convenient for everyone.

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Oops, I thought I had done that. Added link to bottom of first post.

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Question: should all entries be hand-drawn and scanned, or can they also be drawn with image-editing software?

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My guess is that the first person to make a cake shaped like a roach is going to win. Calling it now. They'd get my vote.

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Question: should all entries be hand-drawn and scanned, or can they also be drawn with image-editing software?
You may use whatever drawing tools you like.

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A contest! A Contest! Yipeeeeeee A CONTEST! :thumbsup

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Even though my drawing skills are those of a 1 year old, I tried doodling some things and submitted the ones I thought were acceptable.

Unexpectedly, had a lot of fun with it.
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Since mrimer's images got little explanations attached, do we get to caption our entries too?

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Since mrimer's images got little explanations attached, do we get to caption our entries too?


Mrimer said sure. [make sure to have this posted clearly in the submissions thread -- mrimer]

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We've got a good number of submissions, but there's nothing wrong with having a few more. Less than one day left to submit your cute roachies!

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I've now submitted all three of my entries. As someone who used to draw all the time when I was little (until having a computer changed that), I didn't want to miss the opportunity to enter a drawing contest.

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As much as I want to be a part of this contest, I simply haven't had the time. I have space for my Wacom tablet now, but the drivers need to be updated, and my art process is very slow anyway.

Maybe next time!

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Aww it's over I didn't have the time to submit three :( .

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Thank you to everyone who participated! The submission thread is now locked, and I'll be putting together the submissions into a poll for judging sometime within the next 24 hours.

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