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Due to preparations for the upcoming Comic book conventions, There may be no JAMs taking place within the next fortnight (and quite possibly Month, unless FooRay decides to announce a theme between now and then)

I do apologise to those who had submitted in the most recent jam, with no acknowledgement or acceptance of their submissions.
Normally I'm on top of these things, so my lack of actions are inexcusable.

So again, we should be back as soon as a fortnight, late as a month.

Thanks to the regular participants of our jams.

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What's This Place All About???

:iconskratchjams: is where the lads of :iconskratchwork: organise jams that are open to the Public.
Participation and Contributions are open to anyone.

As with the SKRATCHWORK crew, we set limits for ourselves to push our creativity further. This is necessary to challenge us to do things that we normally wouldn't do; to think outside the box and execute it.

The concept of a JAM is simple. Though it's not exactly what you see some of the SKRATCHWORK crew do occasionally (i.e. 10-15 minute timed JAMS); it's on a bigger scale. You have 5 days (4 because we're a day behind on this one, heh) to draw up your illo! This means you can go all out within the restrictions! If you mess up, don't submit it and just try again. It's more than enough to get you involved and drawing. :) Everyone will submit one piece a week, and since we're all busy with life, work, etc., that's more than enough time to get involved. :)

At the end of every week on the weekend, there is a special challenge called the Weekend Challenge that one of the SKRATCHWORK crew members will probably think up. This will usually be some type of looney idea that you have to come up with and draw. For example, if we were to say two words "Bottle" and "Bird", you'd have to draw something related to those two words/subjects. So in that case, I might come up with a drawing of Starfox's Falco drinking a bottle of booze, and theCHAMBA would draw a bottle with wings and a beak. It's probably the most fun part of each week, as the variety of ideas off those crazy concepts will be pretty awesome.

Every four weeks will have a rotating theme where we (the SKRATCHWORK crew) will pick a special theme or a character from that theme within that week. The first week's theme will usually be Cartoons/Anime. The second week's would be Movies/Gaming. Third will be Comics/Manga week. And the last week is always OC Week. Other than OC Week, the themes are subject to change every once in a while.

At the end of each month, we will then have OC Week. This will be a JAM on an interpretation of a member's original character picked from a batch of submitted OCs that members will submit. Please note, you can't join this group just to submit OCs. YOU MUST BE ACTIVE FOR YOUR OC TO BE PRESENTED FOR OC WEEK. Meaning that you have to participate regularly (and we can keep track of that, heh) and not sparingly. If you have one submission of some lame lazy chicken scratch under your belt, and you have submitted an OC, you're less likely to get your character picked. Also, each member can submit only ONE OC at a time. If your OC has been picked, you can submit another one in the pool of OCs to pick from. Don't submit more than one OC at a time in the outset. We'll only pick one of them.

The group is just starting out, so once we get *Super Group* status, we can have polls of what characters you want to see in weekly jams, countdown timers to remind you when the current JAM is ending, and extra shiny stuff.

Gallery Folders

Image Redesign
Super Saiya-jin JAM
TOYETIC vehicles
SUPER Christmas
Rule 63
Bucky O'Hare
Gummi Bears
Tiny Toons
Street Sharks
Darkwing Duck
Biker Mice from Mars
Animal + Comic
Marvel Lanterns
L.A. Noir
OC Week
WonderWoman Week
MEGAMAN Vehicle Week
Jubilee Week
McDuffie Week
Weekend Challenges



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fedde Apr 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Submissions for the extended OC3 has expired. You guys not active, cuz I've been waiting since like 10h before the deadline now? Here's mine (my 5th Jam)
NTactics Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
waiting 4 another jam! i'm excited for participate :D
AGR007 Mar 25, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
i upload my oc in the OC Pool 3 folder, so how come I don't see her in OC Pool 3 folder?
oh man really want to know what the poll's getting used for this time aaaa
hillskull Mar 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
why my character declined Nuclear-bolomoo
hillskull Mar 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hello i have a cool idea for the next jam its about making a cartoons character any cartoon character with a Muscles
i hope to love my ides and thx 
hey guys i tried summiting both of my contest pics but for some reason its only letting me do one per day. i hope i can submitted the last one in a few minutes, and still have it in the folder.
PixelGriffon Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok I tried downloading the font and I cant find it. Whats the deal?

if the link doesn't help, I can't exactly help you.
Maybe try and type the font into google and see if that provides with a downloadable link?
ahhh I missed the deadline for the streetfighter jam!! well I had a crack at it anyways my character is here…
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