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PostSubject: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyMon 7 Jan 2013 - 20:03

I'm finally digging out after the holidays so I'm going to push the date back a bit. I know I originally talked about the end of February but we're going to do the end of March instead!

So, here's the scoop/rules!

1) Pick a picture of you, a family member, friend, etc that you've always thought would be fun to make a copy of. Since the picture is your choice ... so is the kit!!! (Duh, right? hahaha) You are free to chose between preemie, baby, or toddler ... just depends on how much work you wish to do.

2) The judging for the contest will be based on how well you "copied" the original photo. And of course you'll have to post the original for comparison! While props and such will help to achieve the whole picture, I think we'll try to focus on the baby/toddler itself and what it's wearing.

3) You are free to root or wig your baby or toddler. We are not basing our contest on rooting or painting skills per say ... but on how closely you managed to reproduce the original *portrait*.

4) Hiring out the task of recreating the clothing is totally acceptable, as long as only you and the seamstress you chose see the project. Plenty of time after the contest to give kudos to your co-conspirator!

5) Contest entries open March 22, and will close on April 2 at midnight Pacific time.
I will get pictures organized and posted for the contest no later than April 5th. (I promise no foolishness!! lol)

6) Email your pictures to sharonskidsandkritters@gmail.com with Portrait Contest in the subject line. Please send the original, your recreation, and 1 more of your choice. It can be a reference photo if the color in your original isn't that great, or of your creation if it helps show the similarities. If you don't receive a reply from me saying I got your entry please send it again! I will always let you know I got your entry!

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I'll be adding more information as needed so check back here periodically!


Last edited by SharonR on Thu 21 Mar 2013 - 19:36; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Added the number of photos to send.)
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyMon 7 Jan 2013 - 20:12

I'm so glad you postponed the deadline. I need as much time as I can.
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyMon 7 Jan 2013 - 20:44

I think I'd like to do this one...sounds like great fun...
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyMon 7 Jan 2013 - 21:10

I would love to enter this contest :) I'll be checking back for more details and get started now because I'm a noobie wink
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyMon 7 Jan 2013 - 21:21

Wow, you read my mind! Tonight while I was making dinner I was wondering about this contest and whether or not I'd be able to participate...Mid-late March is do-able!

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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyMon 7 Jan 2013 - 22:13

Wooo Hoooo!!!!
I already have my picture and my kit and my co-conspiritor!!! lol lol
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 9 Jan 2013 - 12:09

This does sound like fun, hopefully I will be able to find something to work with!
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 9 Jan 2013 - 13:15

So original baby photo and then how many photos of the look alike are you asking for?
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 9 Jan 2013 - 13:26

I also had a question about the original photo, could we choose one photo to reproduce, but also include a couple more? I have a picture I'm thinking I want to reproduce (scene, outfit, etc.), but the color isn't the greatest. I want to show other photos so people could get a better feel for what the coloring I was going for really is.
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 9 Jan 2013 - 13:35

Karen wrote:
So original baby photo and then how many photos of the look alike are you asking for?

I was pondering having it limited to one photo of the portrait baby, since what we're going for is a reproduction of the original photo. That would give us 2 per entry.

Orange_Grove_Nursery wrote:
I also had a question about the original photo, could we choose one photo to reproduce, but also include a couple more? I have a picture I'm thinking I want to reproduce (scene, outfit, etc.), but the color isn't the greatest. I want to show other photos so people could get a better feel for what the coloring I was going for really is.
So here's something to toss out to the rest of you to think about ... how many photos? Two of the original and two of the portrait baby? Or a total number of photos as long as the original and reproduction photos are clearly marked?

What are your thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 9 Jan 2013 - 14:12

Not everybody will have the possibility of having more than one photo of the original but I really don't see a problem with having Original photo scene with what reproduction scene and then 1 additional photo of the original baby for coloring if they differ.
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 9 Jan 2013 - 15:32

oh would like to join this to please
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 9 Jan 2013 - 17:00

Have it like we send 1-2 photos type thing....this way it covers those who only have 1 photo but also covers those who want to send 2!
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyMon 28 Jan 2013 - 4:14

Okay so no more than 3 photos! The original, the reproduction of the original, and then one of your choice. How's that sound?
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyMon 28 Jan 2013 - 9:06

Sounds good to me!!
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyTue 29 Jan 2013 - 1:49

That sounds perfect! I got my portrait baby painted, now to work on hair and wardrobe...

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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyTue 29 Jan 2013 - 2:53

not sure if i will have time to find a pic but looking forward to this contest!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyTue 29 Jan 2013 - 9:43

I had to drop out sad My husband is going in for surgery, it may be a long recovery....

This was fun, maybe on the next one!
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyTue 29 Jan 2013 - 13:40

jo_lil_sugars wrote:
I had to drop out Portrait Contest!! 571757 My husband is going in for surgery, it may be a long recovery....

This was fun, maybe on the next one!
I'm so sorry to hear that Jo. I hope everything goes well and his recovery is speedier than predicted and can be drama free!

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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyTue 29 Jan 2013 - 17:02

have my kit and picture justneed to start it now
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 30 Jan 2013 - 10:16

[/quote]I'm so sorry to hear that Jo. I hope everything goes well and his recovery is speedier than predicted and can be drama free!

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Thank you Sharon. It was a 5 hour surgery yesterday and it's been a very long night. We did get good news and they will not have to do another surgery bigsmile
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 30 Jan 2013 - 13:41

That is AWESOME news Jo!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 30 Jan 2013 - 14:02

I have a question....can my pic, be a copy of an original? My mom sent mine to e mail....I dont have the original...just a copy lol


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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyThu 31 Jan 2013 - 12:01

SharonR wrote:
That is AWESOME news Jo!!!

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thankyou! Sharon for caring!!
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jo_lil_sugars wrote:
I had to drop out sad My husband is going in for surgery, it may be a long recovery....

This was fun, maybe on the next one!
Hope your husband gets over his surgery very fast and is soon on the road to recovery
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptySat 2 Feb 2013 - 10:51

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jo_lil_sugars wrote:
I had to drop out sad My husband is going in for surgery, it may be a long recovery....

This was fun, maybe on the next one!
Hope your husband gets over his surgery very fast and is soon on the road to recovery

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are home but like I said it will be a long recovery, no sleep for us & alot of pain for him. He is doing way better than they thought, which is good news so the recovery may not be as long as they think.
thankyou!
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyMon 4 Feb 2013 - 23:56

Jo Hope you hubby is feeling better and has a quick recovery.

I have sculpt picked out but have to wait to purchase as my refrigerator decided to die the nerve it was only 16 years old!! So have to wait a week or two/

Question do we have to make costume or can we use original?

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Jo Hope you hubby is feeling better and has a quick recovery.

I have sculpt picked out but have to wait to purchase as my refrigerator decided to die the nerve it was only 16 years old!! So have to wait a week or two/

Question do we have to make costume or can we use original?

Sandy

Thank you so much for your kind words on my husband! He is home now but we have a long way to go! Alot of sleepless night still, he had an anyersum but the surgery went very well!

Have fun with the contest, I will be watching for the voting bigsmile
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slmartens wrote:
Jo Hope you hubby is feeling better and has a quick recovery.

I have sculpt picked out but have to wait to purchase as my refrigerator decided to die the nerve it was only 16 years old!! So have to wait a week or two/

Question do we have to make costume or can we use original?

Sandy

I'm pretty sure it was said somewhere in here that using the original (if you have it!) is fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 6 Feb 2013 - 4:42

It photo you are recreating doesn't have to be *the* original. It can be a copy, as long as it's clear enough to give us a good idea of what you're trying to copy.

The clothing *can* be the original if you have it (that's pretty awesome if you do! lol), if you don't have the original you should be trying to find something that matches as closely as possible. That's the intent of the contest ... how accurately can you reproduce a portrait.

So when choosing your pictures keep in mind the backgrounds and props so that you can recreate them also.
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyWed 6 Feb 2013 - 13:05

SharonR wrote:
That's the intent of the contest ... how accurately can you reproduce a portrait.

So when choosing your pictures keep in mind the backgrounds and props so that you can recreate them also.

Oh and here I thought it was about the reproduction of the baby, not the vignette. eyeroll
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Oh and here I thought it was about the reproduction of the baby, not the vignette. Portrait Contest!! 352822

My initial idea was to recreate the portrait as closely as possible. I totally understand that it won't totally be possible to completely recreate backgrounds and props but I think part of the fun is going to be how creative we can be in achieving the look alike picture.

Otherwise we're just having another painting contest. I kind of wanted this one to be something different. Portrait Contest!! 163660
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I like the idea, Sharon. I think it's unique and fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptySat 23 Feb 2013 - 10:37

Can we enter more than one baby?
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptySun 24 Feb 2013 - 5:43

I don't see why not. The more the merrier, imo! Portrait Contest!! 163660
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptySun 17 Mar 2013 - 22:43

I have baby done and have taken over 200 pictures. You would THINK I would have one that was close but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. UGH. This is not as easy as it would appear!!! LOL I love doing this though. It is great!
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PostSubject: Re: Portrait Contest!!   Portrait Contest!! EmptyTue 26 Mar 2013 - 14:02

I sent in my entry. Anyone as nervous as I was sending in their entry?? Mine is also going to be a Mother's Day gift for my mom!! I so can't wait to show everyone!!! I have had my baby done for prob a month now!!! bigsmile
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Got my entry sent in. Can't wait to see all the portrait babies/toddlers. Portrait Contest!! 37678
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