Kobold Press is going to have a cartography contest soon, but we want you to choose which type of map you’d prefer to see. So, here are ten ideas. Some are more focused than others, but all should be fun. Pick one, and after the poll closes on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, we’ll post contest rules and fun details.
Thank you in advance for sharing your choice with us!
The judges have conferred, and we now have five candidates for the Kobold Artistry II public voting portion of this contest. Take a look at each image and then follow the survey link to pick the one you think should win the contest! Each image below has the name of the piece of art and the artist’s name, which you’ll need to use when you head over to the survey site. We will be closing the voting down on Friday evening at midnight (Pacific time zone).
Thanks go to the artists who entered the contest! The judges had to make some hard choices.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve received several excellent entries for this contest (thanks go to all who have entered thus far!), but we’d love to see more! In the interest of allowing more of you to take part in this art contest, we’re going to extend the deadline out to Monday, June 10, 2013.
Magic plays an important role in fantasy settings. From the searing heat of the fireball spell to the well-known and well-loved magic missile spell that wizards have relied on over the years, magic can grant you enjoyment at the gaming table and give those with artistic talent an outlet for providing us with stunning art. Creatures formed from magic play in the minds of many a gamer as he or she rolls dice, and some folk draw what they see in their mind’s eye and share it with the rest of us. Whether it’s a wizard using High Magic to devastate an army, an artisan crafting a wondrous magic sword in an arcane forge, or an awe-inspiring scene depicting one of the World Trees of Midgard—we want to see what you see.
In other words, it’s time that we had an art contest. Wow us with your own sense of wonder given visual form.
How does this work? First, think of something that is tied to magic that you simply must illustrate and then illustrate it. We’re making the overall focus of this contest very broad so that you have room to play. You can choose whether you use pencils, inks, watercolors, pixels — as long as you can scan the image in (or convert it in the case of digital format) and send it to us in a jpg file, we are happy. Your submission will be evaluated by a panel of industry professionals and by the fans. As with other contests we’ve done here on the Kobold Press site, fame and prizes play a part in this again. (More on that in a bit!)
So, what do you need to do? First, read all the stuff beyond the jump, then start letting those artistic talents of yours take over.