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Featured Artists - Instructions Page 02 by darkspeeds Featured Artists - Instructions Page 02 by darkspeeds
When it comes to receiving a manual containing instructions for a task or assignment I cringe at the long-winded text on a plain old page - too boring.


What I've learnt about print design is that good design can make anything readable much more appealing. The colours, text-boxes, images, and fonts - how all of these elements are laid out on page - matters in a big way.


So to keep my art contributors to the mock publication project (ie SONIC ART COLLECTION Issue #01) here is the write-up done with complete graphics, color and stylized font. The submission deadline date is repeated on both pages, as well as it is highlighted with a strong bold colour from the rest of the color palate, to remind my colleagues the importance of their given deadline.


:star: [switch to Page 01]


:star: Sonic the Hedgehog comic series (C) Archie Publications, SEGA logo (C) SEGA Corporation, SAC logo art and page design (C) Darkspeeds

:star: Artwork featured on cover art (C) :iconevanstanley: :iconadamis: :icontrunks24: & :iconziggyfin:
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VGAfanatic Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Is it Required to have characters exclusive to the comics or can it feature a single character, like Sonic himself?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It has to have a minimum of three characters. Choose from the suggested group of heroes listed on the instructions page as a guideline.
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Mephilez Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Is this still a possibility or is it closed?
And let me get this right, I can do any official team from Archie but I can also do a big group of official characters too (doesn't have to be a team)? Like for instance Blaze Sonic and Knuckles or whatever?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The contest is still on - this isn't the right page to look into for details.

For contest updates and info go to this link: [link]

Your best chance of getting a top spot is to draw Sonic Archie related teams that are mentioned in the CONTEST page. [link]

All the best!
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:iconmephilez:
Mephilez Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Ah I see, thats great!
I will look into this and get it in to you before March~
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great to know! Looking forward to reviewing your submission!
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Mephilez Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
^^
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:iconchaoman:
chaoman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'd love to give this a try. Hope I can find some time!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All the best Chaoman!
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KikiFlamer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i am a tad bit confused. is this a contest or something??
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For full contest details check out the following links:

[link] [link]

You'll get an opportunity to have your artwork featured in a printed book for Archie Publications to have a look at Comic Con 2013. Don't miss out!

And regarding this page this is something for the 'Featured Artists' who will be working with me on the project. *thumbs up*
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TheKKM Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Considering the colour coordination and the fact Ziggyfin's, er, text box doesn't have a tail connecting it to his dA avatar, the tails on all the other text boxes make this seem a bit too overcluttered. That said, I'm not sure removing them would help. So eh, just a suggestion to perhaps mess with.
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HgCAW26 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   General Artist
Just like the first page, the display is organized by the color coordinations, where we know on which artist goes to which.

BTW, "contined" on the upper right is spelled incorrectly & should "timeslines" be "timelines"?
Some small spelling errors I found.

As far as this goes, the page layout is consistent with the cover of simple & few colors.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much HGCAW26, I knew there were spelling/grammar errors just waiting to discovered after an external review. :D Fixed them now. *thumbs up*
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