Your Artwork at SoSFriday, July 31st, 2009, 3:24 pm
Hi guys! It’s about time we talked about the biggest section in the convention – both in terms of size and its relative popularity. The Fan Artwork corner dominated last year’s Summer of Sonic, with fans so eager to get on board with drawing their favourite character that they were sitting on the stage doing it! Of course, you won’t be able to do that now, because the Fan Artwork corner has increased tenfold, with room for about 90 people to sit and scribble at leisure this year.
But the Fan Art corner was meant to be more than just sitting there drawing – we really wanted to showcase art made by fans as a creative homage to the Sonic franchise. This year, we’ll be setting up a few initiatives to celebrate Sonic a bit more.
First off, as last year, there will be an Art Contest. Attendees will be able to draw throughout the day and hand in their best work, with the winners announced on stage. Whether you win or not, we will have a huge wall dedicated to artwork made by fans on the day! So once you’re done with a picture you can get it stuck on the Fan Art wall and have everyone else admire your handiwork.
Another wall will be present at the event, and will focus on ‘Featured Artists’. This is a section that the organisers at Summer of Sonic will arrange, as we scour the Internet for some incredible Sonic fan art talent! Jemnezmy, our resident Art Maestro, will be contacting several people on deviantArt very soon about putting your art in an extra-special showcase, so keep an eye on those inboxes!
More space on the walls will be dedicated to your own favourite pieces of artwork! Courtesy of Sega Europe, you – the Sonic fans and potential attendees – will get the chance to tell us about ONE piece of fan artwork that you would like to see displayed at the Summer of Sonic 2009. Send your chosen favourite to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Summer Of Sonic Fanart Wall”. Remember, one entry per person.