Secret Portraits - For All Forms of Art!
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Hello there everyone! :wave:

We've brought you Secret Santa and Secret Valentine. Now, we're back with more fun with our newest project, Secret Portraits, and again, with a twist! :excited:

Basically, we're looking to pair up deviants who sign up to 'paint' each others' portraits. You won't know who's painting your portrait or what it will look like until the very end, so it's all very exciting, no? :D


Rules of Secret Portraits


:pointr: Each player will be sent the name of another deviant.
:pointr: The player then has a month to paint a portrait for their deviant.
:pointr: All portraits must be sent to ProjectComment by 16/10/10

:bulletpurple: All forms of art accepted, including, but not limited to, photography, traditional art, literature, digital art and stock. That's right, literature too! After all, why can't we paint a portrait with words? :)

:bulletpurple: Be imaginative. Remember you can use the deviant's page and their art to help you imagine what they might look like. Even if they don't have a photo of themselves on their page, try your best!

:bulletpurple: The art must be your own work and must not contain any Copyrighted material. Collaborations are not permitted. This, however, does not restrict you from Fanart for Fanfiction. It simply means that you have to create the portrait you submit. Please make sure you give credit to the owners of the characters though.

:bulletpurple: You must not disclose the name of the person you are painting a portrait of to anyone at any time

:bulletpurple: No mature content (e.g. nudity, violence, racial discrimination) accepted. We want everyone to be able to participate and have fun.

:bulletpurple: All portraits must be submitted to the player's own deviantART gallery and be sent to ProjectComment via a note (the gift is then passed on to the recipient).

:bulletpurple: Once you have been assigned a name you cannot pull out. Consider carefully if you will have enough time to do this. It is not fair to other players if you end up not submitting.

:bulletpurple: All participants must respect the organisers (that's all the staff at both groups) at all times. Please be understanding and patient, even when we make mistakes. Any display of disrespect and the participant will be immediately removed from the event and banned from any future events held by our groups.

Oh, but we bet you're eager to hear the twist! Here are the extra rules and the extra fun...


Extra Rules


Just like last time, we have included commenting! So not only will you give and receive portraits but also comments! It works like this.

Upon receiving their gift, each player will give a constructive comment on the deviation.


:bulletred: All players must comment.

:bulletred: The comment should be 50-100 words in length

:bulletred: The comment should be in-depth and should focus on the positive aspects of the artwork as well as a few hints for improvement

:bulletred: The comment should not put down the artist in any way. You can describe what you actually look like in your comment and let your artist know what they've guessed right, if you wish! :)

Feel free to comment on some of the other portraits as well and input your feedback! :nod:


How to Send


:bulletblue: Firstly, submit the artwork as a deviation into your own deviantART gallery (not Photobucket or any other image hosting website)

:bulletblue: Next send the deviation to ProjectComment. Once you receive a reply from ProjectComment, you are ticked off the list. If you do not receive a reply within 24 hours, then we have not received your note and you will have to send it again.

:bulletblue: ProjectComment will then pass your gift to the recipient in another note.


Got all that? Great! Sign up!


How to Sign Up


If you would like to participate in this event, we strongly recommend that you :+devwatch: both groups, at least for the time it is running. This will keep you updated on any announcements, features and issues we may come across. :)

Send a note to alwaysmotivated with the following details:

Subject Line: Secret Portraits
I am [male/female], I would be happy to paint portraits of [males deviants only/females deviants only/deviants of both genders] and I would like to receive my gift from a [male deviant/female deviant/any deviant]. I am best at [insert forms of art e.g. traditional art, literature] and would like to receive [insert forms of art e.g. I don't mind, traditional art].

Yup, simple! But make sure you do it quick and do it right, we're only allowing 1 week for sign-ups and we're going to stop accepting participants after about 100 (so the project is more manageable). Late sign-ups will not be accepted, sorry.


Dates


Sign-up opens: 01/09/10
Sign-up closes: 07/09/10
Names distributed: 08/09/10 - 13/09/10
Creation Period: 13/09/10 - 15/10/10
Portraits delivered: 17/10/10
Comment Period: 17/10/10 - 31-10/10
Both groups feature in news article: 30/10/10


Which Group?


Just to clarify, so you don't get confused:

:pointr: alwaysmotivated will take care of all your sign-up notes and name distribution

:pointr: ProjectComment will take care of all your gifts and gift distribution


Don't get muddled up! :la:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact either ProjectComment or alwaysmotivated.

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:eager: Have fun! :eager:
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bLah-27's avatar
I have a question ^^" (heh heh)
How do you send the portrait you're painting to ProjectComment via notes? (Like, give ProjectComment the link, then PC gives the link to the person)?
Sorry for being annoying : P
3wyl's avatar
3wylHobbyist General Artist
Yes, that is correct. We'll collect the deviation and then distribute your gift. :)
rastafic's avatar
i hope you wont forget to send those names on time
3wyl's avatar
3wylHobbyist General Artist
Like we said in #alwaysmotivated, all dates are pushed back a week. :)
rastafic's avatar
oh ok sorry..my bad i didn't read.
3wyl's avatar
3wylHobbyist General Artist
No worries. :)

We said to watch our Groups... something like this is bound to happen. ^^;

If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask. :)
Takaal's avatar
Dang I would have done this it looks like fun but I'm a month late....
3wyl's avatar
3wylHobbyist General Artist
Month late? O.o
Takaal's avatar
Am I way later or early I can't tell cuz I'm stupid (I'm serious about being stupid I'm not being sarcastic). Wait did the sign up last for 7 months? Ah crap I hate dates I never get them right.
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3wylHobbyist General Artist
You've missed the deadline by two days. :B
Takaal's avatar
Oh, well, I guess I'm uh... still late... I dunno. I am a month late for the sign up though...
3wyl's avatar
3wylHobbyist General Artist
No... I submitted it on 1st September...
Takaal's avatar
Oi, that makes more sense, thanks for putting up with my ignorance.
3wyl's avatar
3wylHobbyist General Artist
Eh, no worries. ^^;

Perhaps you should learn more about it or something. o.O
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xMaguix's avatar
I'm late D: oh well ;_;
3wyl's avatar
3wylHobbyist General Artist
Send a note anyway. We may have an odd number, you never know. :shrug:
bLah-27's avatar
Hey I was wondering if you received my note?
3wyl's avatar
3wylHobbyist General Artist
We have! #alwaysmotivated will be contacting you quite soon. :)
bLah-27's avatar
Alright, thank you : )
alx234's avatar
alx234Professional Digital Artist
yay :D i sent a note for sign up but i didnt get a conformation back and i hope it didnt go in late or anything- i sent it in september 6th so i thought it was okay. :3 hope it is. Cool contest!
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3wylHobbyist General Artist
We've got it, no worries! :D

You'll be contacted soon. :nod:
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alx234Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much *glompage*
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3wylHobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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alx234Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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