Welcome to Cropped, a challenge to make a nice looking piece of digital art using some of the worst renders I could find. With certain constraints listed below, you have to use your randomly assigned render in a way that makes it not look like trash. All renders are found on PlanetRenders.net.
I select the renders based on how they are cut off, how the render is colored/saturated, how unworkable it is with typical art styles, how strange the render itself is, and so on. A good example of a bad render would be this one.
1. At least 50% of the render (besides the blank area and any credit text from the person that made the render) must be visible in the image. You can erase, crop, and do whatever magic you want besides that to the render.
2. The render must be the focal point/main idea when the final product is viewed. 3. The image can have a maximum size of 500x500 and a minimum of 150x150. That means the height can be anywhere between 150-500 pixels, and same for the width.RULE REMOVED
4. Do not complain about your render in a complete negative fashion, and do not complain about others having an "easier" render to work with. It's hard to make every render equally bad. 5. PM entries to me and don't reveal which you made! Feel free to update them throughout entry phase and resubmit them, as well.
6. Have fun!
Once they are all submitted, this thread will be updated. It will list the render sent to each person, as well as their created art, but without any name. We will have public voting, just as the SotM contest goes, and of course you can't vote for yourself. Whoever gets the most votes wins, but the whole point isn't to win! It's to have fun!
-Signup by Monday, February 20th, by 11:59 pm EST.
-The renders will be sent out within the next 24 hours.
-You have 8 days to complete the signature. Signatures are due by Wednesday, March 1st, at 11:59 pm EST. If this does not work for you, do not sign up.
-From there, voting will go on for another week, until Wednesday, March 8th, at 11:59 pm EST. Remember for voting that everyone will be able to see the render and your art, just to see how hard it was and if the rules were followed.
-On that Wednesday, the winner will be announced, and the rest of you... ARE CROPPED.
Renders sent out! Remember not to share your renders!
If you do not wish to have your entry on display, that is perfectly fine. Just let me know! This means that you made your entry, but do not want anyone to see it and are just doing it for the fun of it. That is fine too.
Without me realizing it, 2 entries broke the size rule. It was such a bad rule that I forgot to enforce it, so it's removed now. Make them bigger than that if you want, but don't make them too big! If the forum is going to resize them and ruin them, that's on you. :)