Posts by Janina

    A random fact about myself:

    I have a soft spot for creating lists. While I never managed to keep a conventional diary for long, I carefully keep lists of all sorts of things. Usually they are connected to my hobbies. For example there is an Excel file with every movie I watched since 2007. I keep track about when I saw it, where I saw it and who watched it with me. Since my friends know about my passion for list keeping they often asked me "Have I already watched this movie?" because they know I "remember" all our movie nights. ^^

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    June is the month for support and visibility for the LGBTQIA+ community. So let’s focus on queer characters and gay icons for this contest! For example you could pick a gay musician or a nonbinary character from a book. Or a movie that’s regarded as a cult classic for the queer community. The topic is pretty free. You can either pick any queer character (existing people, fictional or your made up OC) or a famous gay icon (even if they are not queer themselves). Read more about gay icons here.

    I was looking for an open topic which allows OCs, fictional and real life characters. So Pride month seemed like the perfect opportunity! Everybody knows some queer artists or queer characters from movies, shows or books. This is also a good way to show support for the many LGBTQIA+ SP-Studio fans. <3


    Please remember: You are only allowed to use the SP-Studio, so do not edit with additional software (no cutting, drawing or filters). Don’t resize your picture. Of course it must be your own creation.

    Rules for uploads: When you upload your picture, please add a TITLE and your NAME! Use the same name for all your uploads. Names like anonymous, idk or me are not allowed. Too many use them.

    Jury members are not allowed to talk about what their pictures are before the voting phase is over.


    Upload your picture here: https://pollunit.com/en/polls/sp-studio-contest-2024-06


    The rules are as always:

    1. CREATE a SP-Studio picture about the topic of the month
    2. UPLOAD your unedited picture until the 20th
    3. VOTING will start on the 21st (jury votes count x2,5)
    4. THE WINNERS will be announced at the start of next month

    This time I actually renamed all pictures to "artist - album title" so they can be sorted easily. :)


    There are different types of voting mechanics for me to choose from. Some of them are quite interesting and would allow a more nuanced rating. But there's always the problem that the vote needs to be easy to use... With a star rating you are kind of forced to rate every picture, which is more time consuming than just picking your favorites. Less people would vote.


    But just for the record, these are some of the other mechanics:


    Range voting: Participants can rate options with points from a given interval.

    Ranked voting: Participants rate options by assigning them a personal order.

    Star Rating: Depending on the configuration, participants can rate options with 0-10 stars.

    Dot Voting: Dot voting is a method to evaluate ideas and to prioritize selections and decisions in a group. And this is how it works:
    - Each participant receives a fixed number of points

    - Each participant distributes his points to the options

    - The option with the most points wins

    The vote has started!
    :)


    STATS:


    This time there are 69 pictures in this contest.

    From 135 uploads 66 were disqualified:

    • 12 were no SP-Studio pictures
    • 23 were double entries by the same person
    • 31 were disqualified for different reasons - mostly for not matching the topic


    2 might be disqualified but are still open for debate. They are marked with [DISQUALIFIED] but you can still write a comment if you recognize them as actual album covers.


    The most popular album cover choices:

    1. Kendrick Lamar - Damn (5)
    2. Nirvana - Nevermind (4)
    3. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon (3)


    For transparency:

    After second thought I deleted a picture because it was about an album released in response to the Israel–Hamas war. The song and artist do not seem to be problematic. But the cover shows weapsons, and I usually do not allow pictures about current political conflicts. Unfortunately I missed to write this in the rules this time. Sorry for that.

    This decision has nothing to do with "which side you are on". I just know from experience that political discussions in the comments lead to nothing but aggression. At the moment we see more emotion than actual knowledge about this conflict on the internet - especially in comments sections. No need to fuel this even more in a place like this.

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    This time the challenge is to recreate an existing music album cover with the SP-Studio. Try to stick as close to the original as you can. You can choose an album by a famous artist or by your favorite indie band, but it must be possible to find the album online. Made up covers do not count. You can find some examples in this article.:)


    Please remember: You are only allowed to use the SP-Studio, so do not edit with additional software (no cutting, drawing or filters). Don’t resize your picture. Of course it must be your own creation.

    Rules for uploads: When you upload your picture, please add a TITLE (most likely th album title) and your NAME! Use the same name for all your uploads. Names like anonymous, idk or me are not allowed. Too many use them.

    Jury members are not allowed to talk about which picture is their's until the voting phase is over.


    Upload your picture here: https://pollunit.com/en/polls/sp-studio-contest-2024-05


    The rules are as always:

    1. CREATE a SP-Studio picture about the topic of the month
    2. UPLOAD your unedited picture until the 20th
    3. VOTING will start on the 21st (jury votes count x2,5)
    4. THE WINNERS will be announced at the start of next month

    Time to vote!


    These are the stats:


    This time there are 72 pictures in this contest.

    From 110 uploads 38 were disqualified:

    6 were no SP-Studio pictures

    14 were double entries by the same person

    18 were disqualified for different reasons - mostly for not matching the topic

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    Create SP-Studio pictures about famous anime characters. As “anime” counts any hand-drawn and computer-generated animation originating from Japan. NO American fan animation in this style counts. OCs are not allowed this time. Of course you do not have to use the manga eyes. :)


    Examples: Akira, Spirited away, Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece, Sailor Moon, Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist, Death Note, Totoro, Heidi, Your Name, Pokémon, Ghost in the Shell,… You can find more inspiration here.

    Please remember: You are only allowed to use the SP-Studio, so do not edit with additional software (no cutting, drawing or filters). Don’t resize your picture. Of course it must be your own creation.

    Rules for uploads: When you upload your picture, please add a TITLE (always mention the anime) and your NAME! Use the same name for all your uploads. Names like anonymous, idk or me are not allowed. Too many use them.

    Jury members are not allowed to talk about which picture is their's until the voting phase is over.


    Upload your picture here: https://pollunit.com/en/polls/sp-studio-contest-2024-04


    The rules are as always:

    1. CREATE a SP-Studio picture about the topic of the month
    2. UPLOAD your unedited picture until the 20th
    3. VOTING will start on the 21st (jury votes count x2,5)
    4. THE WINNERS will be announced at the start of next month

    When I visit the voting website with Chrome on my Android phone it works. I guess your error has something to do with your security settings. There should be an option to visit the page though. What happens when you select "Hide advanced"?

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    It seems like I forgot to create the forum thread for the new contest earlier this month. Sorry, I actually thought I posted it.


    The topic was SPACE TRAVEL and the vote has already started now.
    It's a free topic, so let your imagination explore the universe. Astronauts, rockets, Sci-Fi stories set in space, Star Wars, Star Trek... everything is possible. OCs and any creative approach is allowed as long as there is a connection to the exploration of the universe. Your picture can be inspired by Science Fiction or actual NASA missions. You can make up a weird alien or show your heroic OC space traveller. You could even create a landscape from a far away plant. It's up to you!


    Please remember: You are only allowed to use the SP-Studio, so do not edit with additional software (no cutting, drawing or filters). Don’t resize your picture. Of course it must be your own creation.

    Rules for uploads: When you upload your picture, please add a TITLE and your NAME! Use the same name for all your uploads. Names like anonymous, idk or me are not allowed. Too many use them.

    Jury members are not allowed to talk about which picture is their's until the voting phase is over.


    Upload your picture (and vote) here: https://pollunit.com/en/polls/sp-studio-contest-2024-03


    The rules are as always:

    1. CREATE a SP-Studio picture about the topic of the month
    2. UPLOAD your unedited picture until the 20th
    3. VOTING will start on the 21st (jury votes count x2,5)
    4. THE WINNERS will be announced at the start of next month


    This time there are 52 pictures in this contest.

    From 80 uploads 28 were disqualified:

    5 were no SP-Studio pictures

    14 were double entries by the same person

    9 were disqualified for different reasons - mostly for not matching the topic

    It's here:


    THE BIG ANIMAL UPDATE!

    With 40 NEW ITEMS
    (and some other improvements) this is the biggest content update since the SP-Studio relaunch.


    It gives you more possibilities to build cute or fierce animals. Or monsters! It’s up to you, but I know for sure this wild new freedom will lead to some interesting combinations for your characters. I spent the last months working on this update to make sure these unusual additions fit the base shape of the SP-Studio bodies. It turned out nature is very inspiring, so that’s the reason why I decided to have this huge update instead of several smaller ones. And I am really excited to finally share it with you now to see what you make of it! 🙂 I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed drawing it.


    A complete list of what's new can be found in the blog post:
    https://www.sp-studio.de/w/big-animal-update/#more-10604

    As always I am happy about nice comments if you like this update. ❤️



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