I've been wanting to hold an art contest on my blog for a very long time, and with the spring fashion shows under way, I figure this is the perfect time to do it.
The idea is to pick your favorite runway look from the spring shows, and to render your own interpretation of it in a sketch. Email it to me-I will let you know that I recieved it! In a month I will choose my fifteen favorite submissions and post them here on Sea of Shoes.
This is not so much a contest as it is a fun way to celebrate fashion designers and share my readers' artwork. I know have many talented readers. I hope that even people who do not consider themselves artistically inclined decide to enter this-its just for fun! All skill levels and all ages are encouraged to participate-if you have children who would like to submit their art I would love to see it!
I did an example entry to show the idea of this contest–I chose my favorite runway look from Meadham Kirchhoff's show in London two weeks ago.
(See? Any skill level can do it ;))
-It is *highly preferable* that you scan your entry when you send it to me. If you are able to take a high quality, well-lit photo that will work too. Please no iPhone snapshots of your drawings-I want to do your entry justice if I post it! Please send them in full resolution if possible (or at least 700px wide)
-Please attach a picture of the runway look you have chosen to illustrate. It must be from the spring 2011 season. Go to Style.com or Vogue.com or Elle.com to look at runway pictures!
-Feel free to go as far out as you want with your interpretation of your chosen runway look. If you want to draw a dog wearing your favorite Dolce & Gabanna of the season, please do not let me hold you back ;-) Mixed media and digital illustration is allowed–someone is even entering a cake!
-When I post my favorite entries, I will be including your name, age, location, and web presence if possible. If you don't feel comfortable sharing these things, then you do not have to include them. Let me know if you only want me to post your first name or an alias. If you have a blog or website or Flickr account or whatever, I will be sure to link to it if I post your entry.
-One entry per person
A name you feel comfortable publishing:
Country or city:
Designer look you have chosen to illustrate:
Webpage if you have one:
*Attach your entry and the runway image
Email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put 'Art Contest' as the subject title.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me or tweet them to me. I am so excited about this contest and I really hope some of my readers participate! I will be posting the fifteen entries I most enjoyed on November 1st. When the contest is done I will create a gallery on my Facebook page of all of the submissions. I am really looking forward to seeing the entries!!