>You drew everyday for a long time, longer than anyone else. Congratulations. You are the best.
>Update every day at: http://www.lavaflake.com/draw/
>The deadline for submissions is 00:00 GMT each day
>You should spend at least 30 minutes on each update
>Miss a day and you can make up for it the next day with a double post.
>Miss another day within a month and you're eliminated.
>Progress updates are ok but they will be policed like other submissions
Entry into the first challenge is open until Saturday at 00:00 GMT. People who join after then will be entered into the less awesome Last Artist Standing #2.
delete this thread and post a new image.
Seconded. We'll just do that next thread though.
How much priority are the comments at Lavaflake? And are we going for full on crits on things or just point out the odd mistake or recommend what to study next/more?
I feel like harsh crits could discourage people a bit, especially since a decent proportion of the users right now seem beginner level.
So what? It last artist win. There can be only one.
My bad, new images from now on
I feel bad saying it because there are so many other important things to work on but the current priority list is
Who needs core functionality when you can have the social aspects, right? And I'll let the submitter flag their posts with whether or not they want critiques. If they check it then let loose
Yep there can only be one winner but the weekly challenge thing lets new people join in
>weekly challenge thing lets new people join in
And we comment Loomis or GTFO.
Shitposting is art.
entry is open for the whole week so more people can get in. weekly challenges are so the eliminated and new people can join in too.
last artist standing #1 is the real fight. everyone knows it and it's not too late to join
What's your name? Check the submissions page. The screen doesn't change when you submit and it still shows the url in the input form.
>i answered it like 5 times.
Christ dude, you don't have to do that you know. You must be a pop up advertiser's dream
One day I'll spend more than 30 minutes on my submission..
dude i've been committing programming war crimes over here to get this stupid elimination thing working. i just got it working and tested 30 seconds ago.
gonna keep testing right up to the deadline
Nigga. You should be drawing a shit load more than one thing every day. I just put a page in there to stay in but really I draw a ton, even though I'm sick as balls with a fever. You gotta draw more fampai.
oh now way so here are some stats:
91 entrants from day 1
12 received warnings for not posting and will need to double post today to catch up or be eliminated
that's pretty cool considering I figured we'd lose 30% on the first day
i only just got the elimination system into production 10 minutes before it was used so if there any issues with submitting both images or if you got a warning and shouldn't have then let me know
it took a frantic 8 hours to get it ready so i'm going to go eat, come back and fix bugs then finally finish the new gallery. if there aren't any terrible bugs it should be ready tonight
if he hasnt submitted at all yet then he has until saturday 00:00 GMT to join (friday at midnight)
if he has already submitted but missed today then he can make up for it with a double post. where you normally see the submit box he'll see one with inputs for the URLs
nope you can still join
>Trying to trick other artists into fapping instead of drawing
I can see through your lies
I accidentally re-submitted my drawing op yesterday for monday, but I dont have a drawing ready right now. Do the drawings get judged the next day or when submitted because I can't post anything for the next few hours.
No worries, I was able to find and clean up some other bugs in the process. I think I'll need to put the site into maintenance mode for 10 seconds while it rolls over to prevent stuff like this from happening
name's lolicore. using firefox if that helps solve the problem.
the page was just resetting, that's why i thought that it won't let me submit link until i submit questionnaire and maybe for some reason it wasn't registering it.
also, vacation mode is fucking stupid, its DRAW EVERY DAY, not draw every day minus vacations and when you need to mow the lawn.
by introducing a vacation you literally kill the "draw every day" vibe and competition is lost, only the lazy side of us all would ever think its a good idea to implement one.
All known bugs are finally fixed. I hate to say it but the gallery may not come until tomorrow unless everything works without much of a struggle. It absolutely needs to be added before the reset tomorrow because I'll need to go back and manually add thumbnails for all the existing submissions. Every day adds an additiional hundred
Saturday 00:00 GMT (Friday at midnight)
It's one of those things where it'd take more time to automate it than it would to do the job and since it won't need to be done again I'll just grind it out. It doesn't have to be done right away so it's not big deal. I can launch the gallery and use a placeholder until they get a thumbnail
>it'd take more time to automate it than it would to do the job
Yeah, that's what I figured. But what do you mean that it won't need to be done again? Won't it need to be done for every submission?
Remember kids, there's going to be comments + critiques at some point, and fuck that if this place is gonna become some positivity hugbox where we fish for likes. Let's take our chance to step it up and gitgud
Yeah, I didn't used to but I'm doing that now
It actually took me a really long time to figure out how to study something in a way I apply it to my own workflow, instead of copying it from a book. Slowly getting there!
>mfw accidentally fell asleep too early and forgot to upload my arts yesterday
So it just ate my token, right?
i think i figured it out. i think it works like this:
can only submit one image per day
if you try to upload another, it will replace old one (or in my case, it pushed old one back)
i guess i don't need to make up for the day i missed when i joined, because i can't upload extra, so i'll just post old(deleted) one tomorrow
I found a cool way to embed the submissions into the page and I can get it to work with everything except imgur galleries and albums since they specifically disallow it. They only make up 5% of submissions so it might be worth it to blacklist them for the sake of the gallery
only albums and galleries (with /a/ and /gallery/ in the url). I was able grab the id from imgur.com/abcdefg links and point them to i.imgur.com/abcdefg.jpg so they work fine
it looks like instagram would have to go as well but nobody even uses it. .3% links are instagram
if you go to the challenges page there's a countdown to when the challenge closes
29 and recently disabled so i have a lot of time on my hands. i used to program professionally and play music but my hands dont work very well anymore. it's harder to type and i cant sign my name but i can hold a pen and move my arm so i went with art
Phew, just got my submission in. We're allowed to post WIP pictures on multiple days, right? Like if I started something, and wanted to finish it the next day, so I posted the same picture two times, but working on it each time.
i couldn't work for the better part of a year so i had to move back in with family which sucks but nobody expects anything from me so i spend all my time on art and work on the side if i need money. the shut-in dream
yep, just need to make sure that each update shows that you're putting the time in
I can draw every day on vacation, but I might not be able or willing to jump online to post. I'm actually thinking of doing a road trip this year with some buddies to do plein air and I won't have a permanent internet connection. So as far as I'm concerned, vacations makes sense if you upload the bulk of what you've been doing during your time off the internet. That being said, I think the vacations hould be about 2 weeks per year tops to avoid abuse.
ye, will this be the new domain? :o
also, when submission pics? plzplz i need gallery browsing, it'll be an enabler for more procrastination 4 me, i need it
then I can look at other peoples stuff and absorb it into my being
Probably vsock after that puking girl submission, although he's far from the most skilled who has entered. Keep pandering to my fetish arigatou desu
oh that's my bad i didn't mean to submit that on the live site. like 12 years ago it was the site of this aspiring comic book writer and he wrote a story that i loved but the asshole killed himself. his friends and family said they were going to turn his script that was on that site into a comic book but they never did. i used it as my go-to test url so i don't forget about it
Alright the new submissions page is live. There's a gear in the top right corner if you want to change the settings.
I enabled the shadowbox by default even though it doesn't work with imgur albums (they give an empty white box with a link to the album at the bottom. You're no longer able to submit imgur albums and I'll go back and replace the ones that are already there)
If you don't like the shadow box you can disable it in the settings.
I'm working on the thumbnails now and I hope to have them available before 00:00 so you guys can start setting custom thumbnails for your submissions
If vacation mode will be a thing, please make it so that the vacationer has to submit evidence that they're on it. Like, a time-stamped picture of the hospital you're in or a boarding pass or something.
Nice, this makes it much easier to tell which ones I've already seen. And thanks for the options, I don't like the shadowbox but it's fine since you can change it to open in a new tab like usual. I recommend adding arrows to the shadowbox so you can slideshow through the submissions, because as it is you need to click just as much as when opening a new tab but you can't see the full-size image.
How many times do I have to tell you faggots it's two words?
>mfw signing up and submitting awful furry porn
I will be the last tho, mark my words
For vacation mode, you should have to front end your submissions like the tumblr queue.
Also, like a job, you should earn vacation based on your years of service. For each month you get one queue token.
For example, If I am taking a 5day vacation, I have to have 5 months of submissions, and then I have to queue up 5 posts before I leave which will auto post during the 5 days I am gone.
Actually, you're right. If you vacation you should be out. The real winner is the one who never vacations and is never sick. Also, the higher turnover means that there won't be one anon who is undefeatable.
Supposedly it was done before and fucking narcissistic autists that are 90% of this board thought that it is a plot by THE MAN to steal all their precious masterpieces and keep the black man down.
Seconding this. A competition doesn't have to be fair at all. Those who work hard every day should be rewarded for doing so, instead of undermining their efforts by allowing vaygays skimp here and there and not be punished for it.
hey sorry i forgot to set the thread to update so I thought it was just slow
>on vacation mode
I threw it out there because there are a lot of people concerned with going out of town and not being able to update, etc. Maybe vacation was a bad name for it?
I kinda agree with the people who say that it shouldn't exist. There's already the token that gives you one per month to cover acts of god so anything more seems excessive.
where are people travelling that they won't have internet? maybe if you spend a couple months in the woods each year then trying to win a contest that requires you to post online everyday might not work out.
if anything is implement it wouldn't be for weeks anyway since there's so much work to do. for now it's just the token and i'll setup more polls next month to see where we're at with it
btw, as for thumbnails, since you're not storing the images yourself, you can just have direct links to the full size image in ur gallery, and have the html/css width modifier downscale the images clientside (bandwidth rip keks for all the image hosters, but that's on them!)
Yeah I'm going to make it so you can navigate through the iframes like you would an image gallery but it wasn't supported by the plugin I was using so I'll have to add it in later but it'll definitely happen.
when you submit your image you'll be prompted to attach an image as well. whatever you upload will be scaled down to 320px wide and cropped into a square so if you want a thumbnail of your choosing then upload a 320x320 crop of your submission, otherwise the site will do the work
can't do that, you'll get blacklisted pretty quick if you send 100s of thousands of hotlinked image requests. we'd end up image host hopping until you couldn't submit anywhere
nope you can link to http://i.imgur.com/abcdefg.png or http://imgur.com/abcdefg but you can't link to albums or galleries
ok so this morning i finished the gallery and got the thumbnail upload system working but now I need to integrate it into the front page and that code is a fucking nightmare after yesterday's hackjob. i'm going to do my best to have it redesigned before 00:00 so i wont be in the thread much
I just got here, we cant use imgur anymore? I was planning on using it today.
best I could do in 30 minutes, kek
Let's see yours, friendo
NOT SO FEEEEST!!!!!!!!!
when the tribunal is activated will the voters remain anonymous? i can all ready see the shitstorm thats going to bring haha
Can I post different WIPs on consecutive days? I work back and forth on multiple things at once, say like a perspective study on sunday, then start a long statue study on monday, then back to the perspective on tuesday etc.
Goddamnit this is probably the best thing to ever happen to /ic/. We're forming an actual fucking community and it's awesome. You glorious bastards.
>Almost noone is giving up
I'm gonna cry this is great
A way to see what thumbnail's you've clicked on / viewed would be cool, but I don't know how you would implement it.. Ideally without even hovering, but most likely would have to put the header on thumbnails to always on in settings, which is fine I guess if it serves a purpose like this (showing which has been visited).
>when you submit your image you'll be prompted to attach an image as well. whatever you upload will be scaled down to 320px wide and cropped into a square so if you want a thumbnail of your choosing then upload a 320x320 crop of your submission, otherwise the site will do the work
>tfw I'm designing legitimate Sonic OCs
I-it's practice in stylization.
When it opens in an iframe it doesn't count as you visiting the page so it isn't added to your history so it's not as easy as checking if youve viewed it before.
i could do something with cookies but that would be terrible, just the worst idea.
The smartest thing to do is include new images in the notification system and keep track that way. I'll add it to the list but until then there's not much i can do. it won't be as bad once I get the thumbnails added because you'll at least be able to see a preview. it's going well and there's a chance it'll be ready before 00:00
I've been drawing for well over an hour now but the result is basically a few dumb doodles. No one would ever believe me.
>tfw the deadline keeps getting closer
i dunno you can usually see effort even if there doesnt appear to be a lot of content. the other day someone said they were afraid that their two poses didnt look like enough work and people shit on him for it but you could tell that they were more than 5 minutes of work. a lot of time and care went into them even if the result wasnt great (in quality or quantity)
whether that's a good way to spend his time is up for debate but they clearly put the time in
>in 3 months OP will launch the mother of all sonic erotic fanfiction sites
>he needed 100 gullible suckers to milk fanart from
and he got us, the bastard, we all fell for it
it was so fast we never saw it coming
I got a problem. For some reason the links to my submissions has changed. My day #1 drawing got the link of my drawing of today! I don't believe in time travel, but this is suspicious. Anyway, here are the links to my other drawings:
Actual day 1:
Actual day 2:
Actual day 3:
Can you fix this issue?
Thanks in advance.
i like this idea!
>third day complete
something is wrong with turnips first and second days haha
I'm so disappointed. I'm pretty sure I could have thumbnails ready if I had just another 20 minutes. But I need to draw.
I will check that out and fix it as soon as I get my drawing for the day submitted gottagofast.jpg
LMAO I love how this turned into an e-peen contest so fast
never change /ic/
Family member the work you've already done has far exceeded expectations. At least mine.
About 99% of the times I've ever followed any project of any kind on Taiwanese pottery forums nothing has happened at all. Keep it up.
Really slow day today, took me a shitload of time to properly warm up and I still feel kinda rusty..
yeah, Lava gets to have the ultimate DRAGON DILDO BADGE THAT ALLOWS HIM TO HAVE...3 FREE DAYS! COUNT THEM 3! 3! 3! DAYS WITH NO POSTING OF WORK NEED IT..until we all go cannibal and begin to harass you into drawing.
To 3 consecutive days and hopefully many more
Cheers, you faggots
ooh ok now that i'm not in a panicked rush i know what's going on haha
Actual day 1:
for some reason this one was uploaded with like 3 images and one separated by commas (like m.imgur.com/asdfk,afafef,aiji9o.) When I was cleaning up the database to prep for the new gallery I cleaned up the URLs and the comma parts on the end got caught off and maybe that has something to do with the ordering being wrong. I'll fix them now
shutting this shit down we have a winner everyone go home
i'll check it out
it's not tomorrow if you havent gone to sleep. if i get this last thumbnail thing working then there's no more urgent work and the rest will come as it comes
No it's not even about skill (not to say I'm very skilled)
I can do better but lately I'm feeling like shit in general and it seems to affect my drawings
Everything takes 5 times longer and I have no motivation whatsoever
At least this challenge makes sure I draw anything at all.
You can submit as much as you want in your submission but we want at least the minimum. If you're going to dump a ton then it's probably better on a blog instead of in one giant image