The holidays are incredibly special to me and I don’t normally like to mar the season with contests and greediness, but there’s a Christmas themed contest going on at Blender Guru and I do love me a good competition. 😉
I drew a Christmas card in, maybe, 2006 and sent it off in the mail. I don’t remember who received it nor how insane that person must have thought I was (am), but the idea behind the card has always amused me. I had once before tried to replicate these characters in blender for a different holiday contest, and even a short animation, but I bit off more than I could chew and ultimately scrapped the whole thing.
This year, however, I have been feverishly working so hard on the “Wooden” animation project and since I haven’t been having any fun, I decided I would once again try for the big bucks and no whammies by entering the contest.
Andrew Price at Blenderguru hosts the competition and the first place price is $500 ($250 goes to charity). At first, I thought I would just enter and be happy if I could get some exposure. But, that’s stupid. I want to win – and that’s just the attitude I’ll need to maintain to get through this thing.
Thus far, I’ve got the Santa and two elves. I need the baby elf. Then I need to texture everything, pose the characters, create the background, set the lighting, render the best image possible and submit my winning entry! 😉
Submissions are due on December 16th, 2013 and I will be declared the winner by at least the 18th. A personal phone call from Andrew Price would be nice, of course, but I would also just as happily accept a text.
So congratulate me now in the comments section or wait until it’s official. 😉