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Sonic Art Collection (Fan Art Contest Advert) by darkspeeds Sonic Art Collection (Fan Art Contest Advert) by darkspeeds
I'm being serious guys, start creating! 8-)


Anyways here's a sample advert created for the 50 page art book that I'm going to submit to the Archie Booth at Comic Con 2013. This is part of an important project that will give Archie Publications an impression that I'm downright serious about what I can offer to their publications department should I be accepted for an internship one day.


The logo design and concept 'Sonic Art Collection' (which will be explained a little more in a future journal post) was created in Photoshop. I decided to keep it clean and simple.


So yeah more details and a repeat announcement of this contest this week. Anyone can enter so get cracking! If you got any questions please don't hesitate to PM me or post a comment here. Good luck! *thumbs up*


:star: Sonic Comic Encyclopedia cover art (C) Archie Publications, logo art and page design (C) Darkspeeds
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:iconchocosenpai:
ChocoSenpai Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can we have more than one entry?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can do as many entries as you want but only your one of your best work will be selected for print.
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:iconchocosenpai:
ChocoSenpai Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh alright thanks. ^^
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:iconritalovesonic:
ritalovesonic Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
dark speeds check your hotmail
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:iconsoulalchemist002:
soulalchemist002 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmmm.............Interesting 8D
i don't have hotmail can i send it to Yahoo mail?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! Just use the darkspeeds@hotmail.com address when sending the artwork!
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soulalchemist002 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
One more question Do we have to draw the Team doing something like fighting Eggman, Hanging out etc? or just Plain poses with Bgcolors or something
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anything you like buddy, the more creative your entry the better! ;) Remember it's a celebration of the Heroes of Mobius/Freedom Fighters of 2013. Use that as inspiration. 8-)
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:iconblazerona:
Blazerona Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Does the size of the drawing matter?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just going to post this one here too mate:

You can work on any dimension you'd like - but keep in mind two things:

i) Images must be done at 300 dpi for a better quality print on the magazine.
ii) Make sure you consider how you're going to present your artwork should it be picked for a top place - go and utilise the full A4 Letter sized page (vertical/portrait alignment).

Yes you can post it on deviantART - just be sure to send it to my e-mail too (that part is a requirement for all artists entering into the contest). I wish you all the best!
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:iconsky-the-echidna:
Sky-The-Echidna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to try this!
Firstly, I just need to figure out which team to draw...
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to see what you can do. ;) Good luck!
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:iconsky-the-echidna:
Sky-The-Echidna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)

I am thinking of drawing a team you would not expect me to do (hopefully)...
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LunarEclipz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Can someone please tell me where Ken Penders lives so i can kill him slow and painfully, My girls will NOT be in some futeristic star wras rip off bullshit they belong in Archie and he needs to fuck off.
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:iconecho-impulsivesound:
Echo-impulsivesound Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
another question when is the deadline?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1st March 2013
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:iconecho-impulsivesound:
Echo-impulsivesound Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thankyou!
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:iconblazerona:
Blazerona Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I'M JOINING
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:iconmegan0133:
Megan0133 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I got a question, when we choose a team, like team SFF, can we choose just to draw Silver, Shard and Larry? Or do we have to draw everyone from team SFF?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's completely up to you buddy, as long as you are not drawing a single character portrait then you're as good as qualified for an entry. = ) 3-4 on a page would look great and having more characters doesn't necessarily equal a higher chance of winning unless they are coordinated brilliantly on page. ;)
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Megan0133 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Ok, then thanks a whole bunch ^^
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:iconabbyrosethehedgehog:
AbbyRoseTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artist
I literally just got that like saturday!
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:iconlucasthomart:
LucasThomArt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah sure count me in! :D
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:iconcrimson-soda:
Crimson-Soda Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do we have to pick a team? Or could we just draw Sonic and Tails if we wanted?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It has to be a team - but then again Sonic and Tails are part of Team Fighters if you know your Archie stuff.
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HgCAW26 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
Can't wait to do an entry for the fan art contest.

I'm guessing that I should be done & turning my entry at around late February on the last week while balancing with my school work.

I'm debatting on either doing the Secret Freedom Fighters or the Crazy Kritter Freedom Fighters (Personally my two favorite FF's since I've started reading the SU Series) for the contest.

& since the deadline is at Friday March 01 2013, I'm guessing that it would be Thursday February 28 2013 for me due to time distance.

& I really look forward in seeing the outcome of this contest.
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WaniRamirez Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Once our masterpiece is finished, should we put our signature on it as well?
Also, do we put the words "SAC Contest Entry" on it or to you?
What is hotmail anyway?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wani, here are some answers:

i) Absolutely, hand written signatures are more than welcome - they are part of the art in my opinion, makes it more personalised.

ii) You only have to embed the "SAC Contest Entry" as a header when you e-mail me. Hotmail is an e-mail service provider that I use.
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WaniRamirez Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright! Thanks! Where can I find your e-mail so I can send it?
Because my team are the Sand-Blasters and I haven't seen good art of those crazy guys so I did my own!
I promise you that it will make your jaw drop!
Can I post my entry here on deviantArt, just for show too or is it against the rules?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Send your entry to darkspeeds@hotmail.com

Do not post your entry until all entries are published online for presentation - which is after the deadline date of MAR 2013 - to keep it a surprise.
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WaniRamirez Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't find it...
Do I search it on the URL or what options are there?
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:iconkolbatsun1226:
Kolbatsun1226 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I am SO entering!
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:iconavlynnthefox:
AvlynnTheFox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i would love to try for this but have to practice drawing archie characters!
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:iconrobie-chan:
Robie-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi there, I know I have commented on this before but I would just like to know if a picture of Honey the Cat be accaptable?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No she is not accepted in the contest. She has yet to make an appearance in the Archie Sonic Comic series (from my recollection). She may have appeared as a one-off cameo in the comic for laughs but that doesn't make her a core character to the series.

You can draw her but it won't fulfill the rules and there is a chance of disqualification.
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:iconrobie-chan:
Robie-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok, thanks anyway
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:iconrobie-chan:
Robie-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Can Honey the cat been drawn XD
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Rally-the-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Sooo I have some questions: You have all the heroes as a option but no villains. Can I like throw in one or 2 as enemies for one of the teams to fight? Or are these to be like simple poses showing off the team with no real background?

Also I note you're putting this in a portfolio/book. What if no one picks one of the teams? (I'm assuming you have 10 winners for the 10 teams). Do you plan to post a journal asking for more art of team X or if team X is left out you leave them out?

Lastly you say it must be submitted in digital format but don't mention mediums. You cool if we scan pencil, copic markers, or paintings?

Anyhoo best of luck with this project and others to come :aww: . Oh, and I have a quick suggestion. Though it may seem as common sense you might want say something along the lines of, "please don't just send me past artwork." Yeah, I know it should be a given, but there are lazy folks out there that might just send you some old art of the characters they had lying around in their gallery. After all, many of these teams have been around a while, so the likelihood of someone having a drawing them already is high.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good suggestion, I'll keep that in mind regarding past artworks for submissions.

Regarding traditional methods - yes you can paint, pencil and use copic markers, just make sure you either scan or take a photo of you finished drawing (scanned preferably).

You can include enemies in your drawing but make your prime focus to be the heroes who are doing the fighting. That is a core requirement in this contest.

The limited description is done deliberately to make people think about their choices but yeah stick to what I mentioned about and you should be fine. = )

Good luck and looking forward to your entry RallyTC!
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Aros2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:O.................MUST...DRAW...NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconjairt:
JaiRT Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds cool! : ) I'll see what I can do for you!
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xKawaiixUnicornx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not that good at drawing but i mite give this a try. it looks like a fantastic competition :D
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Ziggyfin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I just came up with a great idea for my picture! Mrrrmahurrrrr, I'm excited to see how this turns out!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Be expecting more requests from me real soon. I've decided that you will be my collab partner the other main portion of the art book. More details soon - if you're keen. ;)
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Xaolin26 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
You-have-peaked-my-interest . . . :iconeagerlaplz: I just might do this.

Then again, a lot of people will probably participate, and I should give other artists a chance, and I already have enough art projects to worry about. . .
I'll think about it. Thanks for making this contest!
Where is the 2013 comic con being held this year?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs, if you can make it for an entry I'd love to see how it turned out!

Comic Con has always been held at San Diego. I don't think it has plans to change venue anytime soon. *thumbs up*
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xLiquidSilverx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow gotta do this,do we still get credit for our drawings??
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! Full details on that for those who don't make it in the artbook - you'll still get featured online! ;)
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xLiquidSilverx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool!
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Echo-impulsivesound Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
so like if I choose chaotix I can't put shadow or rouge in there at all I'm confused
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