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Woodsy is occupied with other matters, so we had @Maximilian choose the next object. Maximilian has selected: Viking Ax.

 

I'm no Nordic historian, but from what I understand, a Viking Ax would be a Dane Ax or a Bearded Ax.

You could also look at the Google image search results for "Viking Axes"

 

https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/111355-object-of-the-fortnight-7-–-viking-ax/

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Those are very fine examples! (I know about Viking axes, though I'm yet to test myself on whether I'll be able to reproduce them)

 

Thanks to @Woodsy and @toe_head2001 for allowing me to choose the theme this time around. I can always enjoy choosing themes!

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55 minutes ago, AndrewDavid said:

Does using brushes and textures imported with @null54 file type plugins contravene competition rules?

 

Depends... Did you make the brushes & textures in paint.net?

Don't use stock images/photos (in full or parts thereof).

 

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The way I see it - brushes and filters are tools to create the final product - just as plugins and shapes are used to shape or texture the art piece.

I consider all of them tools that users have access to in order to create artwork.

 

I didn't write the plugins either. Nor did I create the shapes.

Once I edit one of these brushes or textures - does it become mine? They all come in grey scale.

 

All work is done inside Paint.Net is my defense.

 

I knew it was a good question open to many forms of interpretation. Just setting the playing field.

 

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Well, if the brushes and textures are basic enough, who cares, just use them.

 

I've seen some people (not you) use photos/clipart as a brush (this was my main concern). That sort of thing, of course, is absolutely not in accordance with the rules.

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Hi there what's up, I was passing nearby and I said to myself I should give a try to this competition to brush up my paint.net skill...

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Woot - @MadJik SO happy to see you post again!  I think of you every day :mrred: as I use so many of your marvelous Plugins.  Don't stay away now smileys-froh-256500.gif 

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It is nice to see Madjik back again.

 

Posted up my image on my FB page...one lady wanted to know if they were engraveable. What a compliment...

 

Great theme!

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On 5/29/2017 at 4:13 PM, Ego Eram Reputo said:

Subject proposal: a coin

 

It's my heavy burden (perhaps a slight overstatement) to select a new theme for the next round. While I think rendering a coin would be a interesting challenge, I see a problem. The main component of a coin is the head or tail image, and that seems like it might be little too drawing-intensive for OOTF. I think the emphasis should on using PDN, not on realistic sketching with a mouse (or for those that have one, a pen tablet ). So my inclination is to not choose a coin, but I could be convinced otherwise, and would be happy to hear arguments on either side.

 

(I suppose we could do the inverse side of a Canadian coin; then we could recycle our maple leaves.)

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For the OotF #9, the Drinking Glass can be of any type (just be sure it's made of transparent glass, and used for drinking)

This list has some possibilities: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_glassware

 

It must be filled with a beverage (or at least a liquid). Don't fill it with solids... like marbles, pens, ect.

 

Maybe @MJW has more to add?

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I think the glass should probably be appropriate to the beverage: a glass mug for beer; a wine glass for wine, a shot glass for whiskey, a tall fluted tumbler for Coke, etc. If you have a favorite beverage, that might be a good choice.

 

Provided they are normally associated with the chosen beverage, ice cubes, drinking straws, swizzle sticks, and miniature umbrellas are allowed.

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@Pixey Seems refreshing and tasty as a charm.

You post as I was preparing my first entry.

 

It's from "Inside" the glass so in the object. Is it ok?

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12 hours ago, MadJik said:

@Pixey Seems refreshing and tasty as a charm.

You post as I was preparing my first entry.

 

It's from "Inside" the glass so in the object. Is it ok?

 

Though I had in mind a more of less full outside view of a beverage in a glass, I like your entry, and see no reason to exclude it. I think for this particular OOTF  topic, originality and variety are encouraged.

 

While on the subject of entry acceptability, I want to mention something unrelated to your entry, but in regard to several entries from others in past contests. I don't want to be too much of a stick-in-the-mud (good luck with that!), but I'd like to remind everyone that the objective of OOTF is to produce a reasonably realistic version of the actual object -- not some stylized design based on the object, and not a different object that incorporates the theme object. That means no rainbow-hued Leroy-Neiman-esque renditions of a shot of scotch, and no martini-glass lapel pins. As toe_head2001 said in his introductory comments: "The object is to be taken literally. It's not meant to be interpreted." The entries to which I allude were generally attractive and well executed; they just didn't fit within the constraints of the competition.

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On ‎05‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 0:12 AM, MJW said:

outside view of a beverage in a glass ...realistic version of the actual object

 

My second entry... kind of capuccino from the coffee machine and its "spoon" (don't know the English word).

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