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|Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:18 pm Post subject: Q: What "Media" should I select?
|What do I specify for the "Media" option on the submissions page?
Here's a quick guide to the Media option box (as of September 2007) on the submissions page:
Traditional Media -- Artwork created by hand, with no computer assistance beyond scanning, resizing, exposure adjustment or cropping.
- Drawings -- Artwork created using pencil, pen, crayon, charcoal, or other dry-blending (and usually transparent) media as described below.
- Colored Pencil / Crayon -- also including conté crayon.
- Ink / Markers -- Inked lineart, shading using color markers, or so on.
- Graphite / Pencils -- Sketches and drawings using plain, ordinary, non colored pencil.
- Other Drawing -- Other drawings created through a media type (or combination of media) that is not listed separately. This option is NOT intended for digital art.
- Paintings -- Artwork created using brushes and wet media, i.e. paint.
- Other Painting -- Other types of paint (or a combination of) which are not described using the above options. This option is NOT intended for digital paintings.
- Crafts / Physical Art -- Art pieces created using crafts, such as sculpture.
- Plushies -- Dollmaking
- Sculpture -- Includes carvings
- Other Crafts -- Other types of craft items. Textiles, etchings, and so forth.
Digital Media (CG) -- Artwork created primarily through computer programs. This includes pure digital composition as well as traditional artwork with significant computer modification (such as digital inking or coloring of a traditional-media sketch).
- 3D Modelling -- Computer art created as a 3-D shape or wireframe model and rendered from a specific perspective using a 3D program, such as pieces created using 3D Studio Max or Bryce.
- Oekaki -- Computer drawings created using oekaki applets such as Shii BBS or Paint BBS, or other programs featuring basic layer and transparency/alphablending functions (but not supporting advanced features like blurring or gradients).
- Digital Drawing or Painting -- Computer drawings created using Adobe Photoshop, Jasc Paint Shop Pro, or the GIMP, programs which feature a full array of tools and features such as blurring, gradients, complex layers and selections, customizable brushes and so on.
- MS Paint -- Computer drawings created through the use of MS Paint or other drawing programs lacking layers or transparency/alphablending functions. In other words, these programs offer very few tools beyond pencil, line/curve/shape, bucket fill, rectangular select and copy+paste.
- Pixel Art -- Computer drawings that adhere to the practices of Pixel Art, meaning that they were created on a pixel-by-pixel basis using only the pencil/line and (occasionally) bucket-fill tools, and usually from high magnification (e.g. 4x~8x). Pixel Art is often (but not necessarily) created using MS Paint, and does NOT utilize any "automatic" functions such as layers, alphablending, blurring or filtering.
- Other CG -- Other computer drawing techniques which do not fall into any of the above categories.
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