Achieve: Image explores identity in a creative manner.
Stretch: + The image should be highly creative, and uniquely yours. No cliche narrative or imagery.
Excel: + Convey multiple layers of meaning, to engage the viewer.
Each of the two images in the diptych needs to be at least 18 inches in the smallest dimension. The minimum size is 18x18 inches for each image. If that was combined into a diptych with a 1/2 inch border, the final print dimensions would be 37 1/2 x 19 inches.
Photos used either for reference to create digital paintings, or in combination with digital painting. You may also use glitch, image blending, photo montage and/or scanned elements if it furthers your concept.
Stretch: + Digital painting and/or image blending, lighting and color are consistent and harmonious in most areas.
Excel: + Digital painting and/or image blending, lighting and color are consistent and harmonious in all areas.
Achieve: Composition of each individual image, and of diptych, is unified and interesting.
Stretch: + Colors and other visual elements are appropriate for the work.
Excel: + Image is highly dynamic and visually engaging. Digital painting style helps express the content.
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