Telephone, speedpaint style!
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Anyone up for a game of Telephone, Speedpaint Style?  ^_^

EDIT: 30.Sep.2008 - Added instructions & rules.

EDIT: 15.Oct.2008 - Edited for clarity.  I think some of the rules might have been a little confusing.

INTRO

I don't know how many of you ever played Telephone when you were a kid.  But if not, basically you have a bunch of people sitting around in a circle.  One person starts the game by whispering a sentence in the second person's ear so that nobody else can hear.  And the second person then whispers it into the third person's ear.  And so on until you've gone all the way around the circle.  Thing is, the message usually gets somewhat mixed up or garbled along the way, and the sentence that comes back to the original whisperer is often very different from the original sentence.  The result is often pretty funny.

It'd be a ton of fun to do an art version of this, don't you think?  Have one artist (yours truly in this case) start off by speedpainting a picture (probably a rather silly one).  Then pass it secretly on to a second artist who looks at the image for 5 minutes and then has to draw it FROM MEMORY in their own style.  And then they pass their picture on to a third artist, and so on.  And when the picture finally comes back from the last artist, it'd be fun to see how much it's changed from the original.  

I've done this game at another site before, and it worked really well.  I figure there are enough people here that we could do this and get some great results.  Of course it depends on an honor system.  Participants have to really draw the images from memory.  It would also truly have to be a speedpaint (a painting done in 2hrs or less.) Cheating would make this far less fun.  The whole point is to see how crazy the final version of the picture is.  



RULES / INSTRUCTIONS


PLEASE READ ALL OF THESE RULES!
I'm serious, folks.  I've had too many issues come up where people did not follow the rules, including several that ARE IN ALL CAPS.  The game won't work if you don't follow the instructions.  :(:(:(:(:(:(


INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  On approximately the date assigned to the person BEFORE you, you will receive the picture.
So, for example, in Team D, SachiAmi will receive the picture on October 3rd, and Freedom88 will receive a picture on October 6th.  If you receive the picture early, then great!  You've got extra time to work on it.  

2.  When you receive the picture, you're allowed to study it for 5 minutes to memorize it.  
After 5 minutes, please delete the image.  Do not ever look at it again.  This is obviously on an honor system.  Oh, and do not spend more than 2 hours on the painting.  This is supposed to be fun, so don't kill yourself working on it.

3.  Try to draw the image as best as you can from memory.    The point of the game is to draw the image as close to the previous version as possible.  (In other words, DO NOT CHANGE IT ON PURPOSE.)  I'm well aware that there is a wide range of skill levels and personal styles, so chances are, you won't be able to draw the image exactly as you saw it, even if you remember every detail about it.  That's okay!  Just do the best you can.  And if you can't remember all the details, that's okay too!

4.  Your picture is due on the date next to your name.  
For example, in Team D, s-girl's picture is due on October 13th.
-- EDIT:  PLEASE STICK TO THE SCHEDULE.  With over 40 people participating, you have no idea how big of a headache it is to scramble when someone is late!  It's already happened several times now.  So please don't do that to me.  ^^;
-- EDIT (due to several people being late):  If you cannot get the pic in to the next person in time, I'm afraid I will have to skip you.  It's not fair to the next person if they only get 1 or 2 days of drawing time because you couldn't get the art in to them on time.  And trying to change the schedule for everyone after you would be disastrous.  Sorry!  :)

5.  IMPORTANT!!!  When you finish your picture, DO NOT SHOW IT and DO NOT SUBMIT IT at DeviantArt!  
The whole point of this game is to keep the images a secret!!!  If you post it here, and someone sees it, that defeats the whole purpose of the game.

6.  Send 1 copy of your finished artwork to hakubaikou.  Send another copy to the next person in line.
You can do this 2 ways.  Either upload the image to a Photobucket (or other image hosting) account and send a DA note with a link to the image.  Or send an e-mail with the image attached to haku[at]hakubaikou[dot]com and I will relay it to the next person for you.  If you finish well before your due date, feel free to send the image early.  If you're working in traditional media, make sure you have a means of getting the image onto your computer and then uploading it.  Please test it out beforehand to make sure it works.

7.  After the entire game is done on November 10th, you can submit the image on DA.  Just please, for the love of Pete, don't do it anytime before we're finished!  When the game is done, I'll make a journal entry posting all the artwork.  :)

OTHER THINGS:
-- If for some reason, you can no longer participate, please let me know before your turn is up!
-- If you you don't receive the image promptly, let me know!
-- If you have a question, post a comment here.


ROSTER:

DUE DATES:  The dates on this list are the date that you turn in your pic, not the date that you receive it.

TEAM A:
Fri Oct 3: hakubaikou
Fri Oct 10:  GKA
Mon Oct 13:  GlenMiles
Fri Oct 17:  HowlSeage  
Mon Oct 20:  Queen-Christie
Fri Oct 24:  CosplayInkFactory
Mon Oct 27:  brokenheartburning  
Fri Oct 31:  Little-Vampire
Mon Nov 3:  Rushlord
Fri Nov 7:  rose-star

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TEAM B:
Fri Oct 3: hakubaikou
Mon Oct 6:  kropka-x
Fri Oct 10:  Yayster  
Fri Oct 17:  Artcandie
Mon Oct 20:  DarkElin
Fri Oct 24:  Caithe
Mon Oct 27:  Kaiazes
Fri Oct 31:  kendranoelle
Mon Nov 3:  StephenAlsoDraws
Fri Nov 7:  sererena
Mon Nov 10:  smashingtofu  

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TEAM C:
Fri Oct 3:  hakubaikou
Mon Oct 6:  mitosiskain
Fri Oct 10:    snowmask
Mon Oct 13:   JTPepper09
Fri Oct 17:   Shinou  
Mon Oct 20:  Royalblack
Fri Oct 24:  IsMiseKate
Mon Oct 27:  Jupeboxgal
Fri Oct 31:  Neobakeneko
Mon Nov 3:  Elle-H
Fri Nov 7:  GlenMiles

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TEAM D:
Fri Oct 3: hakubaikou
Mon Oct 6:  SachiAmi
Fri Oct 10:  Freedom88
Mon Oct 13:  Fairytwister
Fri Oct 17:  Maddy-Inc
Mon Oct 20:  WanderingSamurai213
Fri Oct 24:  Samika
Mon Oct 27:  Zynite
Mon Nov 3:  Myszt
Fri Nov 7:  emilynguyenart
Mon Nov 10: DarknessTwilight

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sererena's avatar
Just a question... am I allowed to, um... try to improve the image, if there's anatomical errors or something? Or should I just try to draw the exact image I was given?
hakubaikou's avatar
Yeah, you can fix anatomical errors. By trying to draw the image the same, I'm saying don't change it drastically, like turn night to day, change the pose, drastically change the colors, etc.
sererena's avatar
Oh, ok thanks! This makes for a lot more fun of a project. :)
GlenMiles's avatar
GlenMilesProfessional Digital Artist
I'll take over that Nov. 7 slot too if you want.
hakubaikou's avatar
Sure, thanks! It'll be a different picture, so that's cool. ^_^
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GlenMilesProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome
smashingtofu's avatar
smashingtofuStudent General Artist
You may decide my fate in this tournament!

(in other words, sign me up and put me in wherever please)
hakubaikou's avatar
Cool beans. ^_^ You're on October 31st, Team D.
CosplayInkFactory's avatar
CosplayInkFactory Artisan Crafter
if u have any spots still open i'd like to play.
hakubaikou's avatar
Cool! Do you have a date preference or is any date okay? :)
CosplayInkFactory's avatar
CosplayInkFactory Artisan Crafter
any date good for me.
hakubaikou's avatar
Okay, I put you down for Oct 24th, Team A. :)
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CosplayInkFactory Artisan Crafter
Sweet! I'm on the A Team. lol!
Zynite's avatar
hey i wanna play too, do u have any spots open during the weekends, hopefully on a saturday night or sunday. as i work monday - saturday.
hakubaikou's avatar
Monday October 27th is open. That means you'd get it on the 24th and be able to work on it over a weekend. :)
Zynite's avatar
also 4got to ask i know u said any style is cool. but just to be sure does it matter that i'm a sketcher?
hakubaikou's avatar
I'd prefer to keep it in color, but other than that, any style is okay as long as you do your best to recreate the image. :)
Zynite's avatar
sweet, the games a foot!
Neobakeneko's avatar
Man by the time I get the pic it is gonna be already soooo different from what you originally drew. I can't wait to do thisand then see you're original piece, it's gonna be a real "wait...what?" moment XDD
Artcandie's avatar
hahahaa im probably going to have my tablet by then =D yay!!!!!! can't wait!
hakubaikou's avatar
Did you get a tablet? :)
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