Sho-You will be an e-artbook released in DECEMBER 2012 featuring stunning artwork from the best manga and anime artists within the online community. The e-artbook is completely free for anyone to read and will feature artist depictions of themselves as magical girls, in a whimsical adaptation of the discovery of their creative souls, to raise awareness for a non-profit charity called Artists for Charity. AFC supports and teaches artisan skills to orphans suffering with HIV in Ethiopia. In the same way that the children save themselves with art, the e-artbook will demonstrate how art gives an artist's creative soul the power to touch and give joy to others.
The artist who produces the most impressive work will be selected to have his or her work featured on the cover of Sho-You, and will receive free commissions, features, and a print of his or her submission. Everyone who submits art work to Sho-You will recieve online features on deviantart, tumblr, facebook and the Sho-You homepage [link]
. The qualifying submissions will be chosen by an appropriate panel of judges.
EDIT NINE: Sho-You is now closed. The finished version will be released on December 1st! If you require a grace period for your entry to be submitted, please send me a note at once. Sho-you will no longer accept entries after 12 Midnight GMT -5.
EDIT 8: Just a friendly reminder that submissions will be due in five days! Good luck everyone!
EDIT 7: Sho-you will now be launched December 1st 2012, on World Aids Awareness Day. Submissions must be in by November 25th 2012.
EDIT 6: There is no set size. Just make sure the DPI is 300 so it can be printed if you win overall c:
Also, the deadline is fast approaching, have you started your entry yet?
All the Judges have now been selected.
The deadline is September 10th 2012.
A deviant who would like to remain anonymous has just offered 475 Deviant Art Points to the over all winner.
If you are interested in submitting artwork to be featured in Sho-You please follow the link to Sho-You's homepage where you will find more information regarding submission dates and criteria. If you have any questions that have not been answered, feel free to post a question on this journal, blog, or note me.
If you would be so kind as to spread this proposal in the form or a journal or post online, we would be very grateful. If you would like to offer features or other rewards to the qualifying submissions, please contact me and we can discuss your interest.
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The jury of judges will consist of five people. Currently, Anna Carriere, Elise Rosberg Of WASABI PRESS, Oceanchan, Hinoraito and Maureen Hiebert. Judges were chosen based on artistic skill and standing within the art community. Judges will give each work a score from 1-10, 10 being the best score. The work which has the highest score will then become the overall winner and cover of Sho-You, and those following with the highest scores will be featured in Sho-You. If there is a tie, judges will vote between the placeholders.
Work will be judged based on quality, colour, translation of theme, and creativity.
Please send entries to email@example.com with your deviantart user name, a link to your user page, and the image. Title your e-mail as "Sho-You" to avoid any confusion.
The most impressive entry will become the cover for Sho-You, and that artist will recieve a professional-quality print of their entry (size 20X30). So, be sure to make your entry with the proper print dimensions and DPI. You will also recieve a full body, full colour, commission from Tenty-Hime@deviantart.com.
Submissions must be in by November 25th at 12 noon [EST], as it is World Aids Awareness Day [[link] to promote a cause dear to AFC.
Art work will be collected and hosted on an e-book website which is yet to be decided. I will announce when it is decided.
Anyone is free to submit an entry. We will not discriminate - but, spaces in Sho-You will be limited.
With your picture you will have a page dedicated to notes about your design, contact information and personal feelings towards the project. If you are not good with words, feel free to include an inspirational quote or photo of yourself instead.
It is requested that you do not upload your finished work until after the book is launched. We also ask that you link to AFC's website if and when you post your work to websites with an artist's notes option.
Your art work can be digital or traditional media. No photos, manipulations, literature, or costumes will be accepted at this time. Your art work must be new, as in, must be created specifically for Sho-You.
Your art work must be completely finished. No sketches will be accepted. Colour is mandatory unless black and white is used for effect.
Your artwork must be appropriate for people of all ages. That means no nudity.
Your "magical self" does not have to be a portrait of you, though some detail of your true self would be rather charming. But, more so, it must reflect your creative soul.
Your art work must be entirely your own, with no tracing or stealing. You may however participate in collaborations should you choose to do so.
You may submit more than one entry, but only the best one will be in the e-artbook.
Sho-You is entirely free for anyone to read. There will be links to AFC's main website where people can become educated on their mission or donate if they wish to do so. I will remind everyone that this book is not meant to generate any profit. If any profit or publicity is generated by the creation of this e-artbook it is meant entirely for the children of AFC. No money will come directly through the hosts of this project.
You may draw your "magical girl" with a magical girl that most inspired you, however, you may not claim commerical rights to a copyrighted character. It will be made very clear in a watermark on your entry that you have drawn an unofficial version of the character and will not make any profits from the use of a copyrighted character image or semblence. To put it simply, it's much easier not to draw a commercial character at all.
You keep all commercial rights to your work.
Do not forget to sign or watermark your work.
Feel free to ask any questions via note, e-mail, or on this journal.
In addition to being hosted in the e-artbook, I will feature your artwork on my deviantart, tumblr, facebook page and any other places I am on the web.