A quick reminder to everyone to please make sure you elaborate on your concrit votes so that are useful to the people who receive them. Think about the kind of votes you would want to receive and avoid vague terms and overly short responses. Check out the guides that are linked in every voting post if you need any help or ask me!
+ Please vote for your TOP 3 icons. Reasons must be included.
+ Please vote for 1 Best Interpretation icon, relating to the icon that best represented the themes challenge. Reason may be included.
+ Please give CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM for 2 icons. Information on how to give appropriate concrit has been listed below.
+ In addition to voting for the icons above, we are giving voters an option to add further comments on other icons - should they be constructive critique or praise. You do not have to include additional comments either. This is simply an option for people who would like to give some more constructive critique to their fellow icon makers.
+ Please do not vote for yourself, or ask others to vote for you. If you do this, you will be automatically eliminated.
+ Voting is mandatory for all participants. If you do not vote for 3 CHALLENGES [They do not have to be consecutive], you will be given 2 NEGATIVE POINTS. This is to encourage as much participation in the Voting Rounds and avoid delays in the voting schedule.
+ Any votes that relate to an icon not fitting the theme must be included in the additional comments section. The constructive criticism voting aspect is specifically related to technical aspects of an icon.
+ You have 48 hours to vote. Results will be posted once voting has closed.
+ Please vote with the following format:
VOTING HOW TO:
Each vote requires a reason to back it up. The reason doesn't have to be long or detailed (although, the more detailed you are, the more it benefits the maker), but it must be based on the technical aspects of the icon. We understand that personal preference plays a big part in choosing your favorites; however, we would like for all votes to stick to the technical side of things. The technical aspects of an icon address how the icon was made.
These technical aspects can include, but are not limited to: cropping, coloring, composition, text, blending and texture use. You can find a more detailed guide here on how to critique each of these techniques individually.
Votes that will be disqualified:
- I like this icon because [insert subject] is shown.
- I like this icon because it is pink, and pink is my favorite color.
Votes that are acceptable:
- I really like the use of color.
- The texture use really compliments the theme.
Votes that are acceptable AND helpful:
(Examples drawn from Round 1 Voting)
- Good job cropping Arwen out from her original background and finding a colouring that works well with the texture. The only suggestion I have is to increase the contrast on her face (or reduce the highlights) since the features on the right side of her face are washed out.
- Overall, the composition is very nice. The positioning of Ursula, Ariel, and the circular texture are all perfect. However, the lined texture forming odd angles across the icon distracts from this composition and I think the icon would be better without it. I would suggest keeping in mind how a texture will mesh with the overall composition when looking for textures to add to an icon.
THEME: icons must have a muted/vintage look + use smoky light/light textures.
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