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VL Solutions => Welcome => Topic started by: Dweeberkitty on June 09, 2008, 08:55:50 pm

Title: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 09, 2008, 08:55:50 pm
Attention all Vector Linux users!

We decided to extend the date for the artwork contest to allow more people to enter. We really want some entries and it doesn't hurt to try! Especially if you are going to get a free prize if you win.  ;) Come on, let's have some fun!

Here's what you need to do:

Step 1: Create a cool wallpaper
All you have to do is create a cool wallpaper that is clean, and Vector Linux related.

Step 2: Make it the right size
Next you just have to have it in the right sizes. We want a widescreen version and a standard version. Preferably these formats: Widescreen (2560x1600) Standard (1600x1200)

Step 3: Submit your creation
Submit your wallpaper in this thread or send it to contest@vectorlinuxsolutions.com.

That's all there is to it. And you could win a really cool prize for your Vector Linux machine.

Here is a picture of the prize that could be yours!

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk129/Dweeberkitty/IMG_8743.jpg)

For those of you who do not wish to participate in the contest or who do not win, the Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc can be purchased at this site: http://www.vectorlinuxsolutions.com
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Masta on June 10, 2008, 05:30:04 pm
OK, once again, here's my stab at it :)
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5935/vlcometuj3.png
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9391/vlcomet2560bq2.jpg
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5935/vlcometuj3.th.png) (http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcometuj3.png)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9391/vlcomet2560bq2.th.jpg) (http://img205.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcomet2560bq2.jpg)
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 10, 2008, 06:59:31 pm
Awww, you probably spoiled this whole contest. Now no one else will want to enter. Those look really good Masta. Come on people, I know you are lurking out there somewhere. The more that enter, the funner it will get. Besides, what's the harm, you might get a free prize.  ;)
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Masta on June 12, 2008, 03:52:18 pm
Sheesh, I know that my submissions aren't hard to beat, and I've seen many very, very good skilled artwork submitted in other places of the forum. I am positive that those same artists could show us some very nice stuff. I just can't figure out why nobody else has put anything on here.  :-\

Is it the Puzzle Cube in the picture? I wager Dweeberkitty could throw that into the deal too  ;D
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 12, 2008, 04:01:25 pm
Is it the Puzzle Cube in the picture? I wager Dweeberkitty could throw that into the deal too  ;D

LOL, that would make such a HUGE difference! :D Come on people! Hmmm....the pleading isn't working, let's try something else: Come on you lazy boned CHICKENS!
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Masta on June 12, 2008, 04:14:18 pm
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LOL, that would make such a HUGE difference! :D Come on people! Hmmm....the pleading isn't working, let's try something else: Come on you lazy boned CHICKENS!

LOL  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: uelsk8s on June 12, 2008, 06:12:49 pm
OK here is my attempt, but only cause you called me chicken   :)

(http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/9808/vl2yc0.th.jpg) (http://img116.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vl2yc0.jpg)
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/3127/vl2widend4.th.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vl2widend4.jpg)
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: budulay on June 12, 2008, 07:32:54 pm
Hey, maybe I am not an artistic person, but I am not a chicken! ;D
Here is my try.

(http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/8206/contestwallper1600x1200ns3.th.jpg) (http://img382.imageshack.us/my.php?image=contestwallper1600x1200ns3.jpg)
and here (http://www.mediafire.com/?bglj5gmpxgr) is 2560x1600 one...
I'd love to thank to the web site from where I took this free photo, but I lost its adress :(
PS.
I hope using other people's photos isn't cheating...

and, btw, could I put more than 1 wallper into contest?
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: uelsk8s on June 12, 2008, 08:26:55 pm
there are some VL logos and text in this package that may help some of you out.
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/vl-artwork/vl_shine_essentials.zip
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 12, 2008, 08:42:58 pm
and, btw, could I put more than 1 wallper into contest?

Yes! Taunting rules! Sure you can submit more than 1 wallpaper. You can even make revisions to the wallpaper that you made as well. Thanks for submitting. Finally we might have a real contest here. That looks great budulay!  ;D
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 12, 2008, 09:16:48 pm
OK here is my attempt, but only cause you called me chicken   :)

Oh! I didn't even see that you had submitted anything. Thanks uelsk8s, that looks really good. You are now removed from my chicken list.  :D
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Masta on June 12, 2008, 11:45:54 pm
wow, those are good. I might have to do another one with some better strategy. I'm feeling nervous of the competitors' work here  :)
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Tommy599 on June 13, 2008, 04:27:30 am
Here's my effort:

VL_Black_Standard (http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/Tommy_599/VectorLinux/VL_Black_Standard.jpg)
VL_Black_Widescreen (http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/Tommy_599/VectorLinux/VL_Black_Widescreen.jpg)

I don't like blue so I made the wallpapers black. They are intended mostly for people with transparent terminals (like me), others might find it too simple and dark. Then again, I made them mostly for me but I hope others will like it too.  ;D

They're made in GIMP, using stuff I found here (http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/vl-artwork/Joe1962/ukbill-vl5/UKBill's%20vl_stuff/).
(I hope GIMP merges the 3 separate windows it has because it's really frustrating after a while...)


EDIT:

Here's my second effort:
(when the creative juices get flowing I just can't stop  :P )

VL_Black2_Standard (http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/Tommy_599/VectorLinux/VL_Black2_Standard.jpg)
VL_Black2_Widescreen (http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/Tommy_599/VectorLinux/VL_Black2_Widescreen.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Xeon on June 13, 2008, 04:49:26 am
Now thats what I call a wallpaper tommy. Its incredibly minimalistic but I can't remember a wallpaper like that before. It's innovative!
(I wish I was creative enough to do an attempt for that bonus disc, I guess I'll just wait for the next contest)
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: exeterdad on June 13, 2008, 04:56:53 am
Will there be future wallpaper contests?  I have a idea for a wallpaper but it will take much time (if I can even pull it off).
I'm coming for you Masta! :D
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Masta on June 13, 2008, 08:57:50 pm
wow, I like that second effort there, Tommy599 . Very nicely done.

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Will there be future wallpaper contests?  I have a idea for a wallpaper but it will take much time (if I can even pull it off).
I'm coming for you Masta! Cheesy

In the original contest announcement it said there will be other contests, I'm not sure if there will be another wallpaper contest, but different contests for sure. That's a good question.

P.S. Bring it on exeterdad , the snow has melted here :D
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Tommy599 on June 16, 2008, 11:47:16 am
How much longer will the contest last?
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 17, 2008, 11:46:29 am
How much longer will the contest last?

Probably at the end of this week. We might do more wallpaper contests, but not sure yet.

We will do more contests (6 more I think) and haven't decided yet what the next ones will be. But everyone that has entered should know at the end of the week who wins. In the meantime, if anyone wants to submit something, they'd better do it soon! Have fun!
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Masta on June 18, 2008, 08:48:47 pm
Hurry exeterdad ! Time is almost up  :o
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 18, 2008, 08:56:26 pm
Hurry exeterdad ! Time is almost up  :o

Yes exeterdad. I was informed that we won't be doing another wallpaper contest but another one so this is your only chance!  :)
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: ultrasonicsite on June 21, 2008, 12:55:47 pm
I'm about to render the best model I have ever created! Almost done >=|
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Dweeberkitty on June 21, 2008, 12:58:03 pm
I'm about to render the best model I have ever created! Almost done >=|

Cool, better hurry, deadline is tonight. Winner will be announced tomorrow.
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: ultrasonicsite on June 21, 2008, 01:25:44 pm
I'm about to render the best model I have ever created! Almost done >=|

Cool, better hurry, deadline is tonight. Winner will be announced tomorrow.

 :o Will my slow computer be able to render such a HUGE file in time!?! We'll see =(

Here's a preview without the editing I plan to do in GIMP:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/ultrasonicsite/VL-FC2025-Wide.jpg)
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: ultrasonicsite on June 21, 2008, 02:03:51 pm
Here's an example of post-editing, can you count these as submissions, so I can render the full version overnight?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/ultrasonicsite/VL-FC2025-Wide-Post.jpg)
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: exeterdad on June 21, 2008, 02:39:07 pm
Me thinks I won't be in this one guys :)  Not that anyone was shaking in their boots.  I just couldn't get inspired.
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: ultrasonicsite on June 21, 2008, 03:43:55 pm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/ultrasonicsite/Logolarge.png
Title: Re: Artwork Contest (Free prizes)
Post by: Masta on June 22, 2008, 12:49:22 am
Me thinks I won't be in this one guys :)  Not that anyone was shaking in their boots.  I just couldn't get inspired.
NO, but I was sweating  ;D