This is a collaboration between me and ~jSepia
. We begun planning it originally a few months ago and started drawing in mid August I think. PabloDraw has a collaboration feature for drawing with someone else online, but I'm not used to Pablo and besides the time difference between us is rather big, so we ended up just taking turns at drawing and then sending the piece over. I did my part with ACiDDraw and jSepia used PabloDraw.
We were originally going to submit this to the Argentinan Flashparty held in early September, but ran out of time. I submitted something else I quickly whipped up from an almost finished picture I had made in 2003, but the organizers messed up and it wasn't shown in the compo.
In the end this was our entry to the ANSI/ASCII competition held at the Pilgrimage demoparty
in Salt Lake City, Utah last weekend. I find it cool to think that we entered a US contest with a Finland-Chile collaboration. We won the compo, which means we should be getting a Dark Domain DVD (which goes to me) and Zoo Tycoon 2 (which goes to ~jSepia
). Then again there were only four entries, so it could have been a more challenging victory, but nice nonetheless.
The piece is loosely based on a Paint sketch I did back in July, but there really isn't that much in common with the pictures, though it gave us some ideas to begin with. Some of the shapes were drawn by jSepia, others were designed by me. The frames were his idea and made by him, though I changed the top border because it felt too angular the way it originally was. The picture was originally going to be 80x50, but the frames were so large we made it 80x75 in the end. Both of us participated in the antialiasing, though I think jSepia probably did more of it. The title is mine and I rather like it.
All in all, plenty of workshopping, experimenting and some compromises (but only in small things, like antialiasing). I'm not entirely happy with the bottom right corner (above the frame) nor the bubble part and the composition could probably be better if we had planned it better before starting drawing, but overall I'm rather satisfied and it was a pleasure to work with him. Don't forget to check out his gallery!