|The March Fan Character Competition!
On The Rails...
This month's competition is truly creative - I want to see artwork of your own characters. Yes, Fan characters aren't only allowed, they are the whole point of this competition! Design a character of your own creation that would fit as part of Control's train set. Remember we're talking about toy trains given personality here. So in designing your character, take a look at what rolling stock is out there. Consider what they are - Engine, Carriage, Freight? Then think, how does that affect their appearance? What elements of the original designs make the characters look like toy trains, and how can you use those things in creating your own character?
DO: Think about it, and be creative!
DO: Enter up to three drawings.
DO NOT: trace/copy someone else's artwork.
DO NOT: copy someone else's character idea. (making a female Electra doesn't count as an idea. you can't copyright that idea!)
DO NOT: Colour Caboose in blue and call him "Blue Caboose" and call that a new character. I want more effort than that!
DO: look at real trains and real toy trainsets.
DO: try and show us something about the character in the pose, etc!
DO: draw the picture however you want - photoshop, pencil, acrylics, chalk on the pavement....
DO: Include some text if you like.
DO: enter a picture you've already done, if it fits all the above.
When you have an entry, both email it to email@example.com and put "Competition Entry" in the subject line, and put the picture into this thread for everyone to see!
ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 23rd March
VOTING DATES: 24th - 28th March
Please consider - when voting, vote for the best CHARACTER, not just the best artwork. It's all about creating more Starlight Express characters, whether or not you can draw!