Welcome to Portrait. This is a whole new contest from me. I haven’t done anything like this one, but I often do portrait inspired pictures in applications and some rounds in previous contests of mine. But in portrait you will be making close up, candid, and shoulder up crops only. So there won’t be a high need for fancy backgrounds, or finding them. Since I know that’s half the work when you’re making a picture. At least we can concentrate on our Sims, and their beauty. This also means that your Sims clothing and accessories will not be highly accounted for in your pictures all, unless you want them for your own use to make your art beautiful.
This contest is purely a beauty contest. It's about being creative with your Sims and the overall appeal. There will be no eliminations whatsoever, you are free to stay through to the end for a cumulative winner. The winners will be announced every round, but cumulative scores will be posted right at the end when a winner is determined.
I'm your host, Jojo. Come and join in with all the fun!
♥ Follow Sims 4 Community Forum and Contest Rules.
♥ No more than 2 adult Female Sims per person.
♥ No fantasy models (no zombies, vampires, aliens, fairies etc.)
♥ All contestants must be of your own creation.
♥ Sims 3 and 4 all okay.
♥ Photo shopping/GIMP will be required for all rounds.
♥ Be sure to add your models names when posting your entries, it makes it easier for us judges to recognise who you are.
♥ BE NICE! Nasty people, or fighting will not be tolerated.
♥ You can use contestants that have appeared before in other contests.
♥ Rounds will be 5-7 days (depending on the number of pics required for the tasks).
♥ Judging usually takes 1-3 days.
♥ This contest is PORTAITS ONLY
, NO FULL BODY OR HALF SHOTS.
♥ No Face plastering and photo shopping clothes onto your sim unless i call for it in the duration of this competition.
♥ Any size Sim is welcome.
♥ This contest is judged by a judging panel, and you will receive small comments.
♥ Expect to receive comments that tell you how they see the picture. Honest, but constructive.
♥ PORTRAIT is judged by round, but there will not be any eliminations. All scores are cumulative and a final tally will be posted at the end.
♥ Extensions are available to anyone during the round. And each round will go for 5-7 days ...
♥ There will only be two judges, myself and one other person.
Here Is Our Judging Panel!
♥ Keep to the brief.
♥ Make your portraits interesting as possible.
♥ Vibrant and sharp pictures will make your pictures stand out.
♥ Eye contact is more engaging.
♥ Crop out unnecessary background, if it doesn’t have a purpose, crop it!
♥ Keep it tight, remember you can chop hair off to make your picture more candid.
♥ Choosing appropriate accessories will always get more attention
♥ Don’t add items in your crops to detract the beauty away from your sim.
♥ Don’t use harsh lighting, change your in game light colour to grey instead of yellow.
CROPS/INSPIRATION FOR A PERFECT PORTRAIT
Remember that it IS OK to cut hair away and body parts. If the shot shows exactly what it needs to, limbs, hair and other body parts are not important. Making a portrait more personal and candid can be a beautiful quality to capture. It can also intensity your sims beauty with perfect eye contact and expression.