Welcome to the July sketch battle! This battle is presented by Ironlak and the judge of this event will be Ewok MSK AWR HM. Here's what he has to say about this battle: I'll be judging this sketch battle based on this criteria, loosely in this order of importance: • Strength of the individual letters • The interaction between the letters, interesting connections etc. • The motion or 'swing/bounce' of the letters • The overall composition/balance of the piece (balance doesn't not necessarily mean symmetry, -it can be totally asymmetrical if it works) • Originality! You don't need to re-invent the wheel here, but use a solid foundation of lettering styles/ graffiti traditions and add your own isms/ personality to it. • Extras (Optional): solid background elements, character elements etc. to enhance your overall presentation. Don't make these the main focal point of your piece, but rather support for your letters. NOTE: In a strong piece, the letters should stand on their own; bit these elements, if done properly can push it from an 'A' to an 'A+'. The Rules: The word to sketch: Galaxy Colors: Any Medium: No digital, must be actual drawing or painting on paper or canvas The Prizes: This sketch battle is sponsored by Ironlak. 1st Place : – FIVE Ironlak Strikers Sets – TWO Ironlak Fineliner Sets – ONE Ironlak Fibre-Tip pens Set 2nd Place: – TWO Ironlak Strikers Sets – ONE Ironlak Fineliner Set 3rd Place: – ONE Ironlak Fineliner Set Submissions: - All the sketches should be posted in this forum thread (hit reply below and "upload a file". You need to register if you don't have an account yet) - Limit of 1 sketch per participant. - Open to everyone (any country, ages...) - Deadline for submissions: 1 August 2018 BONUS! Get 15% off on any Ironlak markers during this sketch battle by using coupon code "IRONLAK15OFF". Good luck to all!