🐬 SPLINTERLANDS ART CONTEST: Sgt-Dan's Contest Entry 🐬

in #spt2 years ago (edited)

Nothing ventured, nothing gained...

My dad would often use that phrase. So I figured I would go ahead and make a submission to the Splinterlands' Art Contest! There has not seemed to be much participation so... maybe I might win a prize!

I just recently won some really nice stuff from the Basic Attention Token (BAT) Community during their Twitter contest:

  • A nice gaming laptop backpack
  • A water bottle with the BAT Logo
  • Some BAT stickers
  • A gray T-shirt (XXL of course) with their logo!

Well, enough about that, let's make sure I have completed all the entry rules...

✅ Post your creation on your own Steem account...

This is my original creation, a neat little gif. You can access the file by clicking on the gif below and right clicking your mouse to copy the address of the file or download to your device.

Untamed GIF by Sgt-Dan Source:   @sgt-dan's account on giphy.com

Uh oh! I forgot to add the movie file! Had to update this post! Here is the mp4 version...


ANOTHER UPDATE:  Just wanted to mention, if you use the gif above, would you give me attribution for its creation? This is an attention economy afterall!

✅ Please describe and show some steps of your process...

Well, to begin my process I had to have two cheese sandwiches...

Being as I have limited financial resources, I use a great deal of open source software.


By clicking on the images above, each will link to that softwares website where you may download the applications for free! All three applications; blender, gimp, and inkscape have a GNU license.

Below are some screen shots of my work...


It would take a great deal of time to explain what I am doing in this shot working with different types of nodes, grids, modifiers, constraints and stuff.

Although I did have some educator courses in seminary, I tend to be long winded and not a very good teacher, the earmarks of any successful Baptist Preacher. There are many videos explaining the use of CGI software, that is how I learned!

I have been using Blender for a quite some time and even helped @molovelly by animating her stop action animation video using this outstanding (did I mention free?) software.


In this screenshot I am using the lasso tool in the GIMP software to modify an image I found on the Splinterlands Kickstarter Campaign page. This is the image I manipulated in the above Blender screenshot.

✅ Link your post in the comments of the Splinterlands' Art Contest submission post

As soon as I am finished this post I will do the above. I just checked it green for continuity.

✅Upvote/resteem this post

I resteemed it today and gave a 100% upvote. I wonder if that will get me points with the judges?

✅ The Deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 2nd at 10:00 PM CST

I am a day ahead! Not bad for this infamous procrastinator.

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it was helpful. I am looking forward to see who wins the prizes! As always, here is wishing you and yours...


Very cool, I like a bit of digital wizardry!

Well thank you very much @meesterboom. I hope I win. There does not seem to be many people that entered.

Guess that will make the chances of winning better?

It can't hurt, was kind as some cheeky sod doesn't fly in at the last minute!

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Thank you very much! That is great praise coming from you!

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Love it, sweet animation and instruction steps too - still a bit to techy for my limited skills.

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Thank you @trufflepig bot for your continued support of my content. I think I am getting close to that one hundred upvote place. We will have to see. I appreciate everyone that votes my posts greatly!

Have a great digital day Mr. (or is it Ms. ?) Bot!

Cute GIF. Looks like quite some work. Here is the logo with transparent background for your next work.

Am I hired? I am looking for work as my pension along with many other Veterans here in the US is under review.

I have skills! I have the best skills. People will tell you that my skills are quite renown. People from all over the world talk about my skill...

Venezuelan people I know a great many of them...

nice people... very nice people...

I do require great quantities of coffee though to keep my creative juices flowing. Is coffee part of the employee benefits package? If not I had an offer some time ago from a current @steemcleaners employee. Did not ask them about the coffee.

You certainly seemed skilled and creative. But I am living 100% of my Steem and Splinterlands earnings and I am providing for my wife and daughter with that. You can imagine that I am in no position to hire anyone (or even pay my bills properly).

I was just being silly (not about the Veterans' Retirement thing though). I was just joking. I have a strange sense of humour. I am glad that SPLINTERLANDS has made it possible for you to care for your family.

Have a great weekend and my good thoughts and prayers towards you and your family.


You have been manually curated by the @steemmonsters team!

Enjoy your juicy upvote and keep creating excellent Splinterlands content!

@sgt-dan! It's @carrieallen! First... you are correct, you gots a great voice... and who knew you could do other things? 😉
This is so cool! And you won stuff in another contest?! Awesome!

Also... you should share this link on the contest post HERE so @isaria doesn't miss your entry. 😘

Sorry I misspelled your name dear-heart. It was totally unintentional. Also thank you for the information about posting elsewhere. Thank you!

When did you misspell my name? I'll kill ya! LOL! ( I mean... I got TAGGED by you the first time, so it must have been right... I'll be watching you from now on...😉)

I was tagging myself and excitedly saying, " Sarge! (see where I tagged you with an exclamation mark too?)It's Carrie Allen! Hi! It's me!" ... cause I was posting from the SM account. 😉

#textisahardgametoplay #stillwaiting for #fontsthathavefeeling 😘

Oh, I am sorry. I misunderstood.

Hey! I already posted it there! ROFL! It was one of my checkmarks.

Cool stuff man, may have to use that divider :P good seeing ya on PYPT!

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You got some love from a member of @thealliance family!
Keep up the great work!
The #spreadlovenotwar curation campaign is under the guidance of witnesses @enginewitty and @untersatz.
Current VP: 92.63%

Here is a divider I just made today...

Feel free to use it!

Not my divider. Just the GIF is mine. Thank you for the vote!

My post has been up a little over six hours now and I have received 37 votes! Thank you ever so much to all of you. Your patronage is greatly appreciated!



The Kitty Girl

Note:   Keeping with tradition, I had to edit my comment as there were errors. I ask your forgiveness if you have received a second tag notification.