Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×

:iconpica-ae: More from pica-ae


More from deviantART



Details

Submitted on
June 6, 2013
Submitted with
Sta.sh Writer
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
5,453 (2 today)
Favourites
17 (who?)
Comments
27
×

The Paintbucket Challenge

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 4:00 AM


[Reminder] There are only a couple of days left to enter this challenge! The deadline is July 31st 2013. Sooo, get your paintbuckets out and draw me some letters :la:
For inspiration you may want to take a look at the Paint Bucket Challenge folder and see what others users have submitted.
You can find the rules below :)

Welcome to the first challenge of this group! The goal of these is to spark your interested in typography and to breed some new typographers :XD: Of course, the challenges are open for all levels of experience. I will try to keep them simple in the rules and hope for creative results from the community.

The Paintbucket Challenge


The idea of this challenge is to create some fancy letters using only a template with a grid on it and the Paintbucket tool to fill the grid's shapes. I got this idea from betteo who hosted the original ALPHABET.CONTEST in 2009.

I thought it would be a great challenge to be part of CRTextAndTypography that doesn't require any big software or previous study of typography. A fun exercise to create some awesome deviations!
The main objective of this challenge is to have fun with shapes and letters! This is not really about creating a font, but if inspiration strikes you, why not turn your creation into a working font?
When it comes to filling this template with colors, of course legibility should be one element you have to pay attention to. Users should be able to tell what letter you created at first glance.

Try to think about color contrast and negative space when creating your letter! Maybe you want to add some serifs, too! The possibilites are pretty much endless and, I hope, so is the fun :D

What are you waiting for? Get started right now! :la: :eager:

… Do read the rules tho, kthx ;)

Rules

  • Download the Template (It will be only the gird; transparent .PNG)
  • Use ONLY the Paintbucket Tool to fill the shapes!
  • You can use either only solid colors to fill the shapes with or, depending on your program, you can use patterns. (Photoshop allows the Paintbucket tool to be used with patterns f.e.)
  • One letter per template.
  • All glyphs allowed, except for ligatures. Foreign alphabets are welcome, but it would be best to mention that in the description.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like, you have to submit them each to the group; additionally you can submit an "overview" design.
  • Send a note to CRTextAndTypography titled "Paintbucket Challenge Entry" AND/OR submit it to the group's Paint Bucket Challenge folder. (If you don't submit yourself, I will request the deviation being submitted to the group)

Deadline: July 31st 2013.

If you have any questions regarding the challenge, do not hesitate to ask!

What program you use to fill the shapes is entirely up to you. Photoshop, Gimp, MS Paint or deviantART muro are all available options.

Actually you could also print it out and color it traditionally, the digital way is mainly suggested due to reasons of time and simplicity. But if you want to do that I won't stop you :la:

Let's get creative! :peace: :heart:


Community Relations
[Reminder] There are only a couple of days left to enter this challenge! The deadline is July 31st 2013. Sooo, get your paintbuckets out and draw me some letters :la:
For inspiration you may want to take a look at the Paint Bucket Challenge folder and see what others users have submitted.
You can find the rules in the journal :)




New (and first) challenge of #CRTextAndTypography :la: :eager:




:iconcrtextandtypography: :iconcommunityrelations:
Add a Comment:
 
:iconwintersread:
WintersRead Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Looking forward to seeing the winners and the next challenge!
Reply
:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I have just submitted the results journal :) fav.me/d6jx0hl (But there are no winners, cos it was not a contest :aww: )
Reply
:iconwintersread:
WintersRead Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Photographer
:ashamed:

But thank you for reminding me of that!
Reply
:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:huggle:
Reply
:icondfmurcia:
dfmurcia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Is it still open?
Reply
:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, it is still open til July 31st :)
Reply
:icondfmurcia:
dfmurcia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool, thanks! entry just submited to the group
Reply
:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:la:
Reply
:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo fun :eager:
Reply
:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:la:
Reply
Add a Comment: