Freestyle Graphics

"Walking my pet" by Zeila - Winner of the Freestyle Graphics at TG2010

Create an original image with your computer, using any tools and techniques you like.

This competition is for any picture created with a computer as the primary tool. There are no limitations on style or content - as long as you comply with the rules.


  1. Hand-in

    Entries in this competition must be delivered through the web-based compo system as a Zip or RAR archive containing the following items:

    • The picture in size 1280*720 pixels. You're free to include larger versions as well, but we want the picture in this size for the compo showing.
    • Three in progress pictures, showing the workflow.
    • Please use the following file names in your archive:
      • Compo version: title-yourname.png
      • In-progress pictures: title-yourname-wip-xx.png (xx being numbers, lowest number being the earliest stage)
  2. Allowed formats

    • PNG (.png)
    • JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg)

    We recommend that you deliver your entry as PNG, as it is a lossless format. If you want to deliver your entry as JPEG that's fine, but don't be cheap on the quality setting.

    In-progress pictures must also be in JPEG or PNG format.

  3. Text in pictures

    There should not be any text in the picture, unless it is part of a texture or is part of the picture in a logical way (i.e., if you make a picture of a car, you are obviously allowed to equip it with license plates).

    Specifically, text used for statements will result in disqualification. If you are unhappy with the performance of the network, this compo is not the proper place to vent your frustration.

  4. Originality

    All elements of the picture must be created by you, on a computer. This prohibits use of fonts, clip-art, photos, stuff you "found" at deviantArt and so on.

    Brushes are considered tools, not elements. This means that you are allowed to use brushes not made by you.

    You may use a scanned paper sketch (drawn by you) as a work step. If you do so, include this as a work-in-progress-shot.

    Specifically, we do not allow images competing in the Rendered Graphics competition to enter this competition.

  5. Voting

    A maximum of 25 entries will be shown in this compo. The winner will be chosen from a combination from popular vote and jury vote.

  6. General rules

    The general rules for the Gathering 2011 creative competitions apply to this compo.

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