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:star: Franken-Mech Design Contest 2011 :star: :sprint:
As of this morning, there are 57 entries!. You can view all the current entries here >>>mecha-master.deviantart.com/fa…<<<

Objective:
Take parts from these three pages of mech sketches and mix them into new and cool designs.

Mecha Zone 2 sketches by Mecha-Zone Mecha Zone 1.5 sketches part 1 by Mecha-Zone Mecha Zone 1.5 sketches part 2 by Mecha-Zone

This is a cut-and-paste style contest so you don't need any drawing skills to participate. Be sure to use the "download" link for each image to get them at their maximum size. Use the image editing software of your choice. PLEASE READ THE RULES FIRST and HAVE FUN!

Example:
You need to make something ORIGINAL. There have been enough versions of the Madcat or Atlas so show me something fresh from your imagination! Here is a sample I made this morning. I mixed lots of stuff together and added some quick shading.
FrankenMech 2011 contest example by Mecha-Zone

Rules:
1. Deadline? Contest starts NOW and ends midnight, January 15th, 2012.

2. You can only use the images listed in the "Objective" area above.

3. Submissions must be significantly altered from the original sketches. You need to do more than just add a couple of weapons. I want to see drastic ideas and changes so don't be afraid to mix up the feet from one mecha, the lower legs from another, draw in some custom thighs, add some chunky guns, etc…

4. You may add new elements to the re-design if you draw them yourself but the majority of the image should be from the reference material.

5. You may alter existing bits and pieces in any way you want, such as scaling, rotating, or drawing into them… whatever it takes to make your idea work. The editing doesn't have to be technically superlative; you just need to convey the awesomeness of your idea.

6. You must give me credit for the original drawings by placing this image somewhere in the border your re-design.
Franken-Mech Contest Badge by Mecha-Zone

7. No Color. Leave them black and white. Gray shading is OK.

How to enter:
1. You may enter as many times as you want but each entry must be significantly different. So, don't submit a new entry if all you did was change a gun or scooch something over a bit.

2. The designs should be posted to your DA gallery along with a link to this journal post so people can easily see what the contest is all about.

3. Finally, you need to tell me about your entry by posting a link to it in my forum here >>> mecha-master.deviantart.com/jo… <<<

Judging:
This got too complicated for my last contest (way back in Nov 2009) so I am going to simplify things a lot.

1. I will pick the first and second place winners. (Bribes of gold, jewels, and mecha toys accepted)

2. 3rd place is a fans choice! I will list all of the entries in a series of polls and the winner will be chosen by popular vote.

Prizes:
1. First Place: I will ink and color the design to the specs of the winner. I will then mail the original drawing to the winner, whomever they may be, wherever they may be. You will also receive a copy of my art books, Mecha Zone 1.5 and Mecha Zone 2.

2. Second Place: I will ink the design and mail you the original art. You will also receive one of my art books. Your choice of Mecha Zone 1.5 or Mecha Zone 2.

3. Mecha fans choice: Bask in the glorious admiration of mecha fans everywhere, well, at least on DA. You will also receive one of my art books. Your choice of Mecha Zone 1.5 or Mecha Zone 2.


:star: You can see the entries for my last contest, held in Nov 2009, here >>> mecha-master.deviantart.com/fa… <<<
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:iconandylc:
andylc Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I just found out about this contest today, If I have time I'll join in. It looks fun
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi. That's cool. I hope you can find the time, since there are only a few days left :D
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:iconsploosh525:
sploosh525 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uhh i made one on the computer and it has color but its just black and gold with a background... can i submit that? and can it be anything? or just like your style?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
please read the rules. it has to be made directly from the parts of my sketches. also, no color.
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:iconclu-art:
Clu-art Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question: Can we add some lines and such to make parts fit together/to connect parts?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
yes.
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:iconclu-art:
Clu-art Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, I might join if I find time during the holidays
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool. Hope you do!
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:iconnomansnodead:
NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice David! interesting... :-)
is it ok if i fully re draw the mech? (still with your style and the rules of course)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi. i prefer that you do not redraw it.
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:iconnomansnodead:
NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ok then :-)
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:iconzanslev:
Zanslev Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Break out the Hydrospanner! ...or its BT equivilent...
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:iconrantinan:
rantinan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Time to break out hte gimp
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
FORCE TEH GIMP TO DO YOUR WILL!!!!!!!!!
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:iconandryrock9217:
AndryRock9217 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
interesting!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
join in the fun!
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:iconandryrock9217:
AndryRock9217 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
sure! i'm just working on something :D
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:iconprotozerg:
Protozerg Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool. :D I have got to try this.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
COOL! Just be sure to read the rules and check out the other entries. One person has already submitted a drawing, which is not what the contest is about so I'll probably disqualify the piece. Not that I think that's what you will do, I'm just being extra cautious
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:iconprotozerg:
Protozerg Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, ic ic. :D K then. Time to get dirty with grease and rubble. (And of course electric pixels and such.)

:beer::D
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:iconexcalibur-t005:
Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
You've given me some excellent material to work with here, I'll get right on it.
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:iconaeoline:
Aeoline Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice contest, have to do this one.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
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:iconkelanich:
Kelanich Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Wooohooo!
Nice contest, now I need to install hacked Adobe Photoshop again...
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
we do what we must. (of course I paid for my version, but I use it for my job)
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:iconkelanich:
Kelanich Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Are you going to call the police? D=
NOOOOO

I have an idea!
I'll use Paint!
*mad laugh*
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
noooooooooooo
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:iconkelanich:
Kelanich Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Your "noooooooooooo" is about police or Paint?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
use whatever you want. I'm not callin da cops on a mecha fan. no way!
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:iconkelanich:
Kelanich Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Hooray!
*Run away with scissors and pictures*
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:iconmenroko:
menroko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i drew it on brown paper, is that okay?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Did you read the rules? This isn't really a drawing contest. You are supposed to mix and match parts, like cut and paste, from the original source images I have listed. That's why I provided a sample image. You are allowed to draw some stuff, but most of the image must be from the source images I have linked in the contest journal (rule #4). Sorry if it wasn't completely clear. Maybe I need to add some clarification to the rules?

Of course I think it is cool if you drew something, So I would like to see it. Maybe if it is very obvious that you were using the source art for reference, then I might allow it in the competition.
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:iconmenroko:
menroko Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
okay, thanks for the info.
i'm half way done with it!
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:iconplasmafire3000:
PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Massively exciting! Glad you're running this sequel to the awesome "Fail" contest, and with a bigger audience this time, you'll likely get a larger turnout as well.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I hope so. I have at least 2 times as many watchers now!!!
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:iconjepray:
Jepray Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I am so in!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
hellz yeah!
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:icongungriffon-geona:
gungriffon-geona Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
wait wait, january 15th 2011? huhhhh? did you mean 2012?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
yes, just fixed it. Thanks!!!
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:iconkeydan:
Keydan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Also, Mecha-Master, Deadline is january 2011... so we have a YEAR!? :D Maybe you made typo?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
yikes! thanks for catching that. I changed it to 2012
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:iconkeydan:
Keydan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
You should make this one annual! It's a good contest :D
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I would if I had enough source material.
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:iconkeydan:
Keydan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Onnce per 2 years!? One for every Mecha Zone book!? :D
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Neat idea, Dave! :)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Rob. I had a similar contest 2 years ago and it was a lot of fun. We used the rejected concept art from my MechWarrior 4 games. You can see all the entries here... [link]

Really great stuff!

I hope to see some entries from you ;)
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
If I get some free time it'd be fun to play! :D
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
it doesn't take long, especially for a photoshop pro like you!
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES, I was hoping you would do this again :D
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
OUTSTANDING! Can't wait to see what you design!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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