So here is the skinny:  I am going to have 1,000 copies printed of a 16 card set.  This set will include 1 copy of each Summoner card that has been released to date.  But instead of the original artwork found in the game, each card will feature artwork created by a fan.  "Colby", you ask "how do I get my artwork on one of these cards?"  Well friend, that is a timely question.  Thank you for asking.  You may make up to 16 submissions to this contest (1 for each Summoner that has been released so far).  To make a submission send your illustration of Prince Elien, Grognack, Sneeks, Oldin, Sera Eldwyn, Ret-Talus, Abua Shi, Vlox, Sunderved, Muglugg, Krusk, Tacullu, Tundle, Selundar, Rallul, or the Demagogue  to [email protected].

Bring your own style to the illustration.  Re-imagine your favorite summoner.  Points will be rewarded for creativity.  Make me laugh, amaze me, make me weep as your picture tells me a thousand word story of Prince Elien’s internal struggles.  What would a sci-fi version of Grognack look like?  What if Oldin wore a nice pair of khakis and a polo shirt?  Show us your envisioning of our summoners!

The 16 winners of this contest will receive a free copy of this limited print run set which will be available only in our online store and $100 in store credit.  (I don’t have a price yet, but it won’t be much, just something to cover our costs and time.  We mostly just want to offer this as a fan service.  I’m thinking something like 5 bucks.) We will show artwork submissions in our news feed from time to time as we update you on the progress of the contest.  Your submissions must be entered by July 30th.  The winners will be announced on July 31st.  The winners will be determined by yours truly, but feel free to comment on which you like best when we show you submissions.  Sway me!

By submitting artwork to this contest you are granting Plaid Hat Games full copyrights to the submitted artwork.

And now ladies and gentlemen, see if you can top this masterpiece that I have illustrated in an effort to get your creative juices flowing.

Masterpiece


Comments


Anoir commented:

Can I preorder it now?

Posted on 2012-06-30.

Ryujin commented:

Why should we even bother trying to re-imagine Elien? Thanks a lot Colby...

Posted on 2012-06-30.

Truth commented:

@Ryujin Because I'm not eligible for the contest, so the rest of you stand a chance.

Posted on 2012-06-30.

Killer Lawnmower commented:

Woahhhhhhh. Time to bring out my long lost art talent that hasn't been used in...forever. Prepare to be amazed. At how bad I am! ;)

Posted on 2012-06-30.

Ryujin commented:

A man sits in a dark corner, hunched over his desk. A solitary light shines down on his domain of creation. He has not left this room for days. He cannot leave this room. Not until it's good enough. Not until it's done.
His eyes bulge, a drop of sweat drips down his forehead. His hand shakes slightly as he again dips his brush into a cup of liquid color. He breathes heavily and snickers to himself. He shifts slightly in his seat. His head nears the paper, one bloodshot orb eying the elf's staff intently. The brush makes contact. He giggles to himself. It IS good enough.
The man carefully sets down his brush. His shoulders relax. He slumps into his chair and attempts to return his breathing to normal. After several minutes he stands up and shuffles to the door. Now he can open this door, because it is finally good enough.
The man eats a small meal. The calendar reveals it to be July 23. Is he on time? He has been in that room so long... He can no longer re

Posted on 2012-06-30.

Joseph commented:

We all know the sera eldwyn's boyfriend is gonna probaly win the vanguards, lol. I am gonna try for a hilarious one, since i have no art skills. Nice drawing Colby. I envy your skill. No, seriously, im am jealous of that. I am a horrible drawer (and painter.) My only shot at victory is comedy.

Posted on 2012-06-30.

Barliman commented:

ACK! How does Ryujin's gripping tale end?

Is there a character limit to comments?

Posted on 2012-06-30.

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Joseph commented:

Don't know, probaly. You should check by trying to post something super long, and seeing how much to decrease it by.

Posted on 2012-06-30.

champrjk commented:

He can no longer what? Gaaahh! The suspense is killing me!

Posted on 2012-06-30.

Grungebob commented:

Can't wait to see the entries in this F-art contest!

Posted on 2012-06-30.

Truth commented:

Updated the prize to include a $100 store credit.

Posted on 2012-06-30.

tristak commented:

Will comedic drawings actually win? I think that the artwork should be serious, i mean a goblin in a suit and bow tie running across the battle field really just doesn't make sense.

Posted on 2012-06-30.

Roderic_Cliche commented:

Oldin should be fun to see! The moment of realization in his story where he figures out the meaning behind the seller's threat regarding the cost of dwarven lives would be interesting to see captured.

Otherwise, I totally would support his wearing khakis and a polo, or maybe a funny-looking stereotypically old-dude-golfer look. :)

And, yes, I would also very willingly purchase one of these 1000 sets. What about preordering?

Posted on 2012-06-30.

Joseph commented:

I think comedic drawings will be a nice addition. oldin in golfer attire would be awesome.

Posted on 2012-07-01.

ReverendPain commented:

How soon after the contest ends will the pack be available for order?

Posted on 2012-07-01.

Shockma Ranyk commented:

Is there a size requirement for submissions? Does there need to be a background, or can the art piece be the Summoner on plain white?

Posted on 2012-07-01.

tristak commented:

I just dont want to see all the winning pictures be ridiculous, a few funny ones would be good though. And i second the question about the background and size


Posted on 2012-07-01.

Shockma Ranyk commented:

I think comedic entries are fine as long as they're within the realm of possibility and not completely ridiculous. Of course, whatever floats Colby's boat.

Posted on 2012-07-01.

PassiveAssassin commented:

1. This is completely awesome.
2. I would totally preorder this if it was available.

Posted on 2012-07-01.

Anica commented:

Does the illustration has to be somewhat look like the original summoner? or we pretty much just create a new one... ?

Posted on 2012-07-01.

Joseph commented:

I think the entire goal for us here is to do whatever we want with any summoners we choose, and as for being realistic, well, as long as colby knows which summoner it is when looking at it i think your good. This is gonna be so much fun, i am so excited for this.

Posted on 2012-07-02.

ianotoole commented:

Hey Colby, you should probably provide some image specs to ensure that the artwork people create is suitable for printing should it win.

Posted on 2012-07-02.

Shockma Ranyk commented:

Yes, that would be very helpful, thanks.

Posted on 2012-07-02.

Roderic_Cliche commented:

How 'bout Tundle and his mutton chops in Victorian wear? :)

Posted on 2012-07-02.

Truth commented:

The art is going to have to look good at card size. You all know the application this is being used for. Keep it in mind.

Posted on 2012-07-02.

tristak commented:

Do we need the normal summoner wars background or can the pic be on plain white?


Posted on 2012-07-02.

GeneralRolando commented:

Can't wait to see what other people do. I'm definitely entering 1-2 entries.

Posted on 2012-07-02.

Shockma Ranyk commented:

Only 1-2? I'm shooting for 16, man. :D

Posted on 2012-07-02.

GeneralRolando commented:

Yeah, well I'm doin paintings so they take a really long time. lol. Sides, I only have ideas for a few of them.

@Truth: Is it only possible to win once?

Posted on 2012-07-02.

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