The Orctober Tuskbuddy Exchange 2014
It’s the time of the year to whip your green out, Orc fans.
Upload to your own gallery, dropbox, or tumblr, and submit a link to a rough drawing or sketch of your Orc entry, which should remain available for the duration of the collaboration. The image should be an 800x800 high-quality jpg or png, and should not include color (or swatches) or finished linework. Your submission should show a single original Orc, who should be visible at least from the waist up. Showing more of the body is encouraged.
Optionally, include a link to the personal gallery of your choice - this will be included with your submission.
Entries may include a small signature or URL directly on the piece.
Entries may include full nudity and suggestive themes, but should not be sexually explicit. Entrants are expected to be respectful of their tuskbuddies’ source material and to refrain from making significant changes to the work. This means, for example, not censoring or de-censoring your tuskbuddies’ originals. Interpretation of unclear source material may give unexpected results, however, and you are encouraged to add simple backgrounds to your tuskbuddies’ work. You may also optionally add your own signature or URL to the piece.
Entries begin immediately. After the entry deadline (Friday, Orctober 10th, 2014) the entries will be collected and randomly matched. You will receive two (2) tuskbuddy sketches from other participants, and will be expected to finish them both by the completion deadline (Friday Orctober 24th, 2014) and resubmit in order for your entry to be included. At that time, all finished entries will be compiled into a nice, easy to click-through gallery, to be completed and uploaded by (Friday, Orctober 31st 2014). The gallery will also include a link to each participant’s personal gallery of choice if one was indicated.
There are no prizes for this event, entertainment purposes only. Neither participants nor the organizer will receive any payment of any kind in connection with this event, including but not limited to ad revenue. Random assignment events will be livestreamed and recorded for those wishing to verify fairness. Entrants who do not meet completion requirements will be included in the project, but marked as incomplete.
Q: Can I participate?
A: If you can draw and color and you’re willing to commit to one sketch and two clean-ups, then you sure can.
Q: What if I’ve never drawn orcs before?
A: Now is the best excuse you’ll ever have! It’ll be a great exercise and a chance to collaborate with other artists.
Q: Can I draw an existing orc character?
A: If it belongs to you, yes, but bear in mind that you cannot communicate any information about expected colors and such to your tuskbuddies - the finishing of the image is entirely in their hands. For that reason it is best to create a brand-new orc just for this event.
Q: What if my tuskbuddy flakes out?
A: It’s always a possibility, but we assume everybody will put their best effort in.
Q: What if I don’t like my tuskbuddy’s drawing?
A: If you don’t complete the cleanup for the assigned tuskbuddies, your entry will be marked as incomplete, and you will not be assigned a new one. Try to make the best of it.
Q: Can I do more than two?
A: You sure can. If you finish your two paintings and want another tuskbuddy, you will randomly be assigned another one. Finish that, and you can have another, and so on. Tuskbuddies beyond the first two will be randomly selected from the participants with the fewest assigned tuskbuddies, so if we have enough volunteers to do three for everybody, everybody will get three. Participants who take on extra tuskbuddies will be preferentially sorted toward the top of the list when the results are compiled, and your extra effort will be reflected on your entry.
Questions and submissions can be forwarded via note to one of the following.
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/captaingerbear/ (Use “Send Note” link)
http://captaingerbear.deviantart.com/ (Use “Send Note” link)
http://captaingerbear.tumblr.com/ (Use “Ask Me Stuff” link)