~ A new avatar is needed for the group! ~
A group avatar should exemplify what the group is all about – clearly, and quickly, and at a glance. Entries should be eye-catching, visually appealing, and in this case, say “Science Fiction!” in a way impossible to miss.
Avatars are also small, so your artwork should be readily distinguishable and well defined. NO ABSTRACTS, please! Whatever science fiction theme you choose (from marauding mechanoids to interstellar cruise-ships — from alien artifacts on Ganymede to EBE’s with sixteen limbs), be sure we can see it clearly in your work.
As always, we encourage your original visions and ideas. Tribute art ( work inspired by motifs like Star Trek, Dr. Who etc) is acceptable as well, but as stated in our rules they must show a high degree of original interpretation. No clips directly from tv or movies! Let the art be your own, even if the inspiration comes from somewhere else.
All media accepted (drawings, paintings, Bryce, Photoshop, etc). Art or shirt-designs ok, but either way, your work must feature ART – not just text! Also keep in mind that “verticals” don’t work for avatars.The top and bottom get cut off. So be sure your format’s horizontal, and that most of the “ACTION”, or the focus of the image, is toward the center since the edges of the image sometimes get cut off, as well.
Your approach is up to you, whether humorous or serious, whether dark or light; just be sure your work is clearly recognizable as SCI FI and complies with all our rules. (If in doubt about requirements, check our group home page).
Older work ok – new is better yet! Hope you’ll have some fun with this.
Vote for more than one! Choose the ones that best exemplify the Sci Fi Group.
There have not been lots of votes in recent challenges. This is discouraging to hosts and members alike – so if you enter, PLEASE VOTE!
No Soliciting of Votes! Any member caught padding the ballot box either via Bubblemail, Facebook or any other venue, will have their work removed. Let the entries win on merit, not popularity!
Winning entry will become our newest avatar for one full month. Winner also gets a Winners’ Banner, bragging rights, a feature on our Group Home Page. If we have a tie, the second winning entry will become our avatar the following month.
Please be sure your entry’s in the group by voting time!
All entries not compliant with our challenge theme, challenge rules or group requirements, will be removed at the discretion of the hosts.
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