After recently recounting the time me and the lovely Randomspirit first met on Cele's blogpost, it got me thinking about modeling competitions.
I've entered a couple in my time, a while ago now, and after relieving the memories I did a bit of rummaging, and managed to find all my entry pictures XD
There aren't many though...
The first competition I entered was called Goth World, and it was hosted by Lunabear. It went on for a few weeks before the host mysteriously disappeared, as seems to happen in the comps I'm in a lot :/
Here be some of my crapass pictures:
I think I like the last one the most, although I never actually used it for any assignments- it was like an outtake or whatev.
Around the same time as Goth World came Inspire, hosted by Kalie, and this was where I first met Randy XD
More pictures for ya:
The second pic is what provoked mine and Randall's first convo, where we discussed the pervyness of the Mega Lord Sponge :P
This comp also ended after a couple of weeks with the mysterious disappearance of the host :/
A few months later came Next Top Non-Mortal hosted by cantapoupe. This was a mega ace competition where I got to witness the awesomeosity of certain modeling wonders like CeleSeraphym and RepulsiveDesire1, but unfortunately proceedings were plighted by a lot of dropouts- mine included.
Regardless it was a great thing to be a part of, though I really buggered myself by choosing a ghost as my model...
In conclusion my modeling experience can be summed up thusly: a bit shit really.
This is not the point where all you nice people jump in and go 'awwwww you're really good honest', cause it just wouldn't be true. My strength lies words not pictures so I was never that suited to Sims modeling, and the fact that I didn't have CC or mods for the most part definitely made things more difficult.
I'm not saying my pictures are the worst thing ever- I quite like some of them- but when you see the real talent of others out there mine just pales in comparison. Fairly.
Howevers, this doesn't mean my interest in modeling competitions is over...
I don't think I'd ever enter one again- I only do things I can excel at and I honestly know I'm unlikely to win- but still, there are other things I can do, like hosting...
I've been thinking about maybe doing a modeling competition for a while now, but there's one main thing that's putting me off...
I'm kind of critical, and difficult to please :P
It drives me mad how, in all the modeling competitions I've seen, everyone's so nice. Constructive criticism is whoohoo of course, but when feedback is always so positive it doesn't give you anything to work towards. I remember once being really pleased because I got a score of 36/40 for an assignment which is really high obvs, but I still only placed like 8th or something because everyone else got such high marks too. It seems kind of silly yanno?
So yeah, I think if I ever do do a modeling competition I'll definitely need a couple of other judges with me so we can get the balance of harsh and fair.
It's something to consider :)