How’s the progress on your entries for the ‘NDS Manga Illustration Grand Prix’? This time, the contest’s theme is ‘Free’, meaning that you are free to draw any theme you’d like. If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas or find it hard to unify the elements in your artwork, try out these tips! In this second tip post, we’re sharing on ‘How To Generate Ideas’! Even if you use a common idea, adding uncommon elements into your artwork may help your work stand out above the rest. When the elements in your artwork mesh together very well, it also makes the resulting image to be more natural and not jarring or out of place to the viewer’s eyes.

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Entries will be accepted until 31 August 2021 so there is still time to submit! This contest is also co-sponsored by Japanese creative companies and there are also great prizes to be won! We look forward to seeing what kind of ideas you came up with!