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Hello Traditional Artists :wave:

Today was the last day of my commission contest. I'm very thankful to all who have participated for their kindness and good will. I have chosen 3 works to buy as it was my primal intention and soon I'll be contacting the authors so we can agree on the terms of purchase.
I was contacted to extend the contest period, but as you can easily understand, this is not a regular contest: I think that any of you, traditional artists reading this, who have the will to produce a piece accordingly the rules below can contact me any time to show me a WIP or a finished work. If I like the piece, I'll buy it :nod:
Also below (scroll down to the end of the article) you can find my favourite works, wonderful pieces, just like I was looking for.
For now I'll remove the references I don't want any more but I'll keep the others available until the end of January 2013, so you are welcome to use them as I'm still commissioning you!
Thank you to all :blowkiss:





Rules:


Note: the lines in italic were written originally at the beginning of the contest and don't apply any more.



:bulletyellow: The contest starts now, as this article is published. The references are still available and they'll be visible until the end of January 2013.
:bulletyellow: This is a Traditional Art Contest on the Portrait category.
:bulletyellow: The medium is paper but you can use graphite, coloured pencils or any other technique.  Instead of a drawing it also can be a acrylic painting on canvas but you have to remember this is going to be shipped to Portugal and I don't intent to pay more for the shipping than for the piece.
:bulletyellow: The size of the piece has to be no smaller than a A3 paper.
:bulletyellow: I have no rush, so I'm accepting entries until the 30th October. You can choose any reference and you can draw/paint it as many times as you want.
:bulletyellow: There is no specifications about the way to submit the work to dA: you can photograph it or scan it, you may submit to your gallery or to your scraps.  If you prefer to submit a small pic or with the dA watermark you can, but probably I'll be requesting for you to send me a larger file with no watermark to my email. On your comments you may write it is a commission if you want, no need to link it to the reference.
:bulletyellow: If you are excited with this work and want to submit WIPs, I'll accept them. This egil21.deviantart.com/favourit… is the gallery for this contest, where you can find all the works. You'll be finding there the references too.
:bulletyellow: These are the references:


 
 


Specificities:

:bulletred: The references are to be use in these commissions, you can't use them for other purposes.
:bulletred: I want realistic works, if you are a modern art lover and you like Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, Pop Art, Surrealism or Impressionism to express yourself, then don't bother. I really appreciate this kind of art but it's not what I'm looking for right now.
:bulletred: I reserve myself the right to not buy any work. I don't know who is going to participate, I don't know if the works have the quality I require but if that is the case I will give 3 prizes of 12 months subscription to dA to the 3 works/artists I like the most.


Prizes:


I want to buy at least 3 pieces. So you will not get a prize, you will get paid.
How much am I going to pay? Well, that's for you to say.
Some time ago I asked in a poll which is the fair price for a pencil portrait. Of course each one of you gave me different answers: it depends on the material used, if it has background, if it is more or less precise/ realistic, if you are a professional or an amateur, but I guess one of the most strict condition is were you live: indubitably a German artist will want to be better paid than a Portuguese one, just like in every other profession. The life conditions for the different countries aren't the same even when living in the European Community.
So, you will say which is the fair price when the time comes - I'll contact you. Also, I'll be paying the shipping expenses and all costs related.
As I said before, I reserve myself the right to not buy any work but if that is the case I will give 3 prizes of 12 months subscription to dA to the 3 works/artists I like the most.



Now it's the time to ask for your help:
 - Do you think this is a fair deal?
 - Can you work with the given references?
 - How about the time? You have 8 months to complete a work. Is it enough or is it too much?
 - Do you have any suggestion or doubt?

Please comment here or contact me by note at Egil21








FAQs



Are you looking for a direct copy of one of the references, or is it okay to add stuff like a margin or other little elements, or combine two of the references, or change the colours around a little?

When organizing contests I always focus on the creative freedom of the artist, I think that is so important.
All the artists should be free to create and to give us their vision of a subject or object.
In this particular "contest" I'm searching for realism because I want those faces to be drawn as they are (so they can be recognizable) but you can add, combine, change colours. In fact I think I'd appreciate that, to have more visions :) that's why I uploaded several references: I want you to have the will to create and not be limited to one reference.


How would the works be sent? In a roll or straight or ..?

I was looking in the Internet the packaging for paintings and I intend to go search for drawings...I'll try to get more info with artists used to send their work by mail and I'll post that too.


I want to know whether you want it framed and shipped or if you want to frame it the way you like it.

It's not a matter of "likes" : a framed work must be very expensive to be sent by mail. So I prefer with no frame.
That can be applied to canvas partings too: I'd like to have a painting but how much would that cost? Can the wooden frame be removed? Sorry, this is a lame answer on a FAQ! :lol:


What is the size of the A3 paper?

According to Wikipedia:  297mm × 420mm / 11.69in × 16.54in


How will you pay?

Through Paypal or any way you want, it's your choice.







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Here you can see the pieces which illustrate what I'm looking for:


Double portrait by markstewart


Traditional contest portrait by yarivt


Commission for Elsa by Blacleria






You may find the rules, references and entries here egil21.deviantart.com/favourit…





Thank you,
Elsa :iconpinklilyplz:
I appreciate all the help on promoting this commission contest, I think it would be nice if this reached most of traditional artists here on dA.

Don't forget it goes until the 30th October 2012.

Thank you to all people promoting :thanks:

:iconanothercontestgroup:'s blog for contests ending June-December 2012 [link]
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:icondiscret:
discret Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
30 October ends...
Till night or Before 30? :confused:
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:icondiscret:
discret Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I will prevent the contest, so you can expect new entries :D
Why the most leave all for the last time?...
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:iconaeonsiege:
aeonsiege Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it'll go crazy the last day and you will find that there will be lots of entries. If my job won't keep me, I'll submit mine :)
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I hope so :aww: I'm looking forward to see your piece!
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:iconaeonsiege:
aeonsiege Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's unfortunate I have a couple of deadline this week at work and my drawing materials waiting in my apartment. I'll try to start earlier next time. I thought the deadline was 31st and was hoping to get in what I can finish... :(

Anyway, I hope you can find something that you like :D
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I am giving one more week, then I start contacting the artists who did the pieces I like the most. If you have an unfinished work you may post it as it is, so I can see it.
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:iconaeonsiege:
aeonsiege Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just got to the outline and is still erasing the grid. I'll post it once I at least have a few washes of coffee on it (i'm just addicted to coffee paintaing). I think I can come up with something with that week's extension. But maybe you need to have an announcement for an additional week or the others may react :)
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:iconglunac:
glunac Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   General Artist
Hope you find exactly what you are looking for.
Wishing you & the artists that participate the best.
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'd like to participate in this contest, I will start my drawing soon. I hope pastels are allowed as well, as they are my fav medium. DinA2 size is allowed, isn't it?
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Yes to both :nod: you may use your favourite medium, of course, and if you prefer to work that big (A2 size) I have nothing against it - I just don't want works smaller than A3.
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Okay then, thanks for the information :heart:
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:iconjustabeautifuldream:
JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Here is my submission: [link]
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Thank you very much :hug: It's added!
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:iconshirls-art:
shirls-art Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
hears mine [link]
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:iconkeira-n:
keira-n Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I have a couple of questions - just a bit confused about some stuff:
As you said you didn't want surrealism and stuff like that, what about keeping the faces and body the same (realistic) but adding other elements (eg; fantasy stuff like wings; elf-ears - not that I'm gonna do these, but something similar), though still not changing the face or body?
And changing the clothes?
Can we do original backgrounds?
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
No wings, masks, elf ears, red noses, whatever...
You may add background, but I'm not willing to pay for that extra work...
If you read all the article, you certainly found what I'm looking for (at the bottom).
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:iconshirls-art:
shirls-art Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
ive started mine
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:iconshirls-art:
shirls-art Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
oh i like the baby pics i might have a go
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:iconclarissafrn:
clarissafrn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna give this a shot, but I can't download files from deviantart :/ I used to always get viruses by doing that. And, wen i want to risk it, my whole internet freezes up everytime. Any ideas?

And (sorry if this has already been asked but I didnt see it in the FAQs), you want the original copy of the drawing/painting, right?
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:iconpriscillaw:
PriscillaW Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I would like to enter!
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:iconanngelise:
Anngelise Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your contests are always so fun and interesting :heart:

I adore how you inspire artists to challenge them selves! :hug: :hug:
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:iconladyfromeast:
LadyFromEast Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope I'll be able to participate, because I love the idea :hug:
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:icondry89:
Dry89 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to try to participate! :)
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:iconmalkbass:
MalkBass Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
was my link ignored down there? or you really just hated?
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
No way, I do not ignore anyone.
I get many messages a day, I know I lose some: the best way to contact me is always by note.

Quanto ao seu desenho, é assim: pedi trabalhos A3, diz que é A4 - como aceito WIPs vou aceitar o seu também. A minha intenção é comprar os trabalhos e quero muita perfeição, procuro trabalhos realísticos.
Vou aproveitar a liberdade de escrever em português para dizer que eu desenho minimamente, portanto também consigo fazer igual aos dois primeiros desenhos - não são de maneira nenhuma o que procuro.
Quanto a ter entrado à pressa para agarrar a oportunidade por haver poucos trabalhos...bem, como pode calcular, o trabalho que eu procuro demorará semanas/meses a fazer e este concurso-comissão ainda corre até ao final do mês de Outubro, espero ter ainda várias entradas.
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:iconskyfurrow:
Skyfurrow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Would you accept an oil painting?
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Yes, I would.
The problem is how much would cost the shipping of an oil paint...
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:iconskyfurrow:
Skyfurrow Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, yes. Canvas costs more to ship and oils don't do well on paper. Well if I can find the right size paper, I'll join! :)
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:iconanna-solitaire:
anna-solitaire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wanna join!
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:iconlamourenplastique:
lAmourEnPlastique Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to join your contest!
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:iconlilith-the-5th:
Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm thinking about entering!:love:
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:iconemeraldchaossith:
EmeraldChaosSith Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'll be participating! :)

Hope I actually submit something for it!
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:iconmalkbass:
MalkBass Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Oi,
Espero que goste.
[link]
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I'm hoping to join in, but I won't be able to start anything until after September...
Although by the looks of the people already noting they will participate, you should already have some terrific winners in there! ;)
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I don't know, I really hope so, because I'm not kidding: I want to buy some drawings and I just have two entries...
I'd love to have a piece from you :) I'm hopeful, I'll be waiting!
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I might just be able to, but your already getting some really great ones, I see! :boogie:
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:iconsadiethetiger:
SadieTheTiger Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Id love to have a go at this! :eager:
Maybe in watercolour pencils on Bristol board? I dont really have any very realistic work up at the moment, but Ive done some cartoony commissions and stuff :D
Ive done art at school, which has tought me a lot about shading, so maybe I have a chance? :giggle:
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I think everyone should take a chance, the only requisite is to love what you are doing ;)
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:iconsadiethetiger:
SadieTheTiger Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Good advice! :la:
I guess Im not totally happy making commissions all the time, when I think I could make some really special art :shrug:
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:iconsadiethetiger:
SadieTheTiger Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
But I cant wait to do this! Its gonna rock! :iconisaydanceplz:
Can you enter more then once? :o
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope to start in a few weeks on my entry :eager:
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
:iconyarnballcat5s::iconflyingheartsplz: Receive a participation from you will be a great honour!
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:icontiavon:
TiaVon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the idea :D I won't be joini, I fail at realism. Haven't done it for years. :stare: But I wish you good luck! :heart:
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:iconyoungmoons:
youngmoons Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, is it possibe to download this one [link] as a JPEG image? :)
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I'm trying to upload all as .jpeg in Sta.sh. If you note me with an email, I'll try to send it as soon as I can.
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:iconyoungmoons:
youngmoons Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could you send it to jaunimenuliai@gmail.com? :)
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:iconliviuandrei:
LiviuAndrei Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is a good idea and initiative!
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:iconcantcurestupid:
Cantcurestupid Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i think i might paarticipate, im nit sure if u answered this, but should i just upload the art work to my page and tag you init.?
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:iconmairold:
Mairold Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Olá Egil, quero muito participar. Apesar de não haver Retrato na minha galeria, mas particularmente desenho muito bem. Moro no Brasil e não sei sobre valores de encomenda ^^''

Uma pergunta: pode ser em A4?
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:iconladowska:
Ladowska Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice contest (; if i dont forget about it i will participate :D
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