Register for Smart Dummies 2018

Register for Smart Dummies by entering the Link Up or by Commenting below. 

Commenting doesn't always work. Please make sure your picture/comment appears below. It will send you a confirmation link. If you do not see your link/comment then your registration did not go through.  

Alternate registration here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/548159692008535/

If you have trouble registering (or anything else) you can email me at: smartdummies@hotmail.com 

Follow along with the free Smart Dummies Workbook/Planner here: http://daniduck.com/my-blog 

Order a planner here (optional)https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DaniDuckArt Please allow 9-11 days for delivery!

Smart Dummies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/548159692008535/

Participant badge. Please link to
https://daniduckart.blogspot.com/
FAQs: http://daniduckart.blogspot.ca/p/smart-dummies.html

Participation Badge: Is that lovely badge to the right created by Rob Peters!

Smart Dummies Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SmartDummies

Smart Dummies shop: https://www.cafepress.com/smartdummies



To Sign Up for Smart Dummies Sign up by entering the Link Up or comment below! Please leave a link where I can message you. Websites/Blogs are ideal.
Also plug your email in to the right bar where it says "Follow by Email". I will be using this list of names to choose the prize winners. Most of the prizes will be given to those that complete the challenge, but there will be some prizes for everyone. Sign up starts now and runs until September 7th. There is a list of guests at the bottom of this page!

To Win Smart Dummies
You are already a winner if you are challenging yourself to finish a dummy in one month! To officially win this competition you have to complete a basic dummy (No finals needed) in pencil. A full dummy is generally 12-14.5 spreads (or 24-29 pages) and a cover (1-2 pages). If you can complete 25 pages in a month, you have completed the challenge. You do not need to join the Facebook Group to participate and win. You can find a critique group, friends in the industry and lots of support in the Smart Dummies Facebook group.

Smart Dummies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/548159692008535/

FAQs: http://daniduckart.blogspot.ca/p/smart-dummies.html

You do NOT have to identify as an Illustrator to enter this competition. Having said that: this is a competition that will require you to be artistic. The idea is to come up with a submission ready dummy. I will do my best to give some ideas for illustration styles to help you start your path as an Illustrator.


Note: In order to win prizes I need you to include a website (or other way to get ahold of you when you register! I need a way to contact you if you win a prize.


Smart Dummies Guests

Mira Reisberg 




Prizes:

Aijung Kim was so happy with her prize last year that she's donating some of her lovely art cards!


Mira Reisberg - 5 Ways to Make a Dummy Course

Kristin Wauson - A critique of 2 to 3 illustrations from someone’s dummy or portfolio

Emily Wayne -  A 5x7 original sketch in pen and Copic marker

Traci Van Wagoner A poster of her art through Traci's Redbubble store.

Dani Duck - Portfolio Website Critique

Marla LesageA Portfolio Critique OR Dummy Critique!

Sarah LuAnn Perkins 8x10" print from her print shop!

Viviane Elbee 8 x 10 Poster


38 comments:

  1. Hi Dani, I do want to be Part of Smart Dummies. I can't get the Link up to work for my website

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    1. That's okay. You can try posting a page on your website instead, but either way you are fine.

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  2. I would like to enter too! This really helped me focus last year, thanks for putting this together!

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  3. Hi Dani, I loaded my website in and it seemed to take it. Looking forward to this challenge.

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  4. Now I don't know if I signed up right. Am I supposed to show up here next to 1.2.3.?

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  5. Hiya! I can't seem to get a picture to upload. So I am pretty sure my registration didnt go through... what can I do to officially sign up my friends?

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    1. You can just comment here to officially sign up! To get a picture to upload you may have to do a direct URL to a picture in your instagram or a specific blog post. It's not working for everyone so commenting is fine!

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  6. Hi Dani! I’m signing up again for Smart Dummies. :3 hopefully this year is successful.

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  7. I would like to do Smart Dummies again this year. It helps to have the accountability and encouragement. Thanks!

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  8. Hi Dani. I'd like to do Smart Dummies this year. I don't have website or blog but you can always email me at aturner513@windstream.net

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  9. Count me in please! I'm no illustrator, but I think this whole challenge is so relevant and helpful to us writers too. I'm slightly skilled at super basic line drawings or drawing something I'm looking at, so I think I can still pull off some decent images :) Thanks for doing this again! (PS - I don't have a website or blog, although my blogger profile is still showing an old blog. I submitted my email for contact as suggested above.)

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  10. Hi Dani:

    I would love to sign up too! Entered my site (https://www.rosalindlord.com) in the guest section, verified email. Hope this all goes through OK. Thanks so much for this.=D

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  11. Dani, I am interested in signing up. (https;//www.mariacmarshall.com). This sou d's like such a great idea. Maria

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  12. I want to sign up too but google isn't cooperating so going anonymous...maria90290@aol.com

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    1. That's so weird Maria. Are you on Facebook?

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  13. I would like to sign up also but the link isn't working. Please send me link to krulason11@gmail.com thanks!

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    1. Hi Kylee, just letting me here signs you up! Too many people are having trouble with the link up for that to be the only way to sign up!

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  14. Interested in trying this. Lisa Connors.wordpress.com

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    1. my email is connors.halcyon@gmail.com

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  15. I’d like to sign up - I don’t have a website yet. My email is marinahu58@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  16. Hi Dani, I would like to sign up! Vicky. My email is vicky@doodlesoop.com. Web site is http://doodlesoop.com. Thanks!

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  17. Hi, Please sign me up too. You can find me at: http://www.juliamaisen.com/

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  18. Hi Dani!

    Can’t seem to get the link to work. My website is www.storycatcherpublishing.com

    Thanks,
    Donna L Martin

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  19. Hi there! I'm excited (and yes, nervous) to sign up! My website is www.laurelaylesworth.com

    Thanks,
    Laurel Aylesworth

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  20. looking forward to this project! website- www.sharonholm.com contact email address on my web page. Please sign me up! I dont know how much i have already missed?

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    1. You haven't missed any of the Smart Dummies event. You missed the pre-event, but the event in September has everything from the pre-event!

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  21. Hey Dani, I can't wait to part take in Smart Dummies. I can't seem to register using Link Up so this is me registering =)

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    1. I think I let you know but you are officially signed up!

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  22. Hey Dani! This looks like a fun way to make a dummy! My website is www.sophiafurman.com and my email address is hello@sophiafurman.com. :) So excited! Thank you, Sophia

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  23. Please count me in. I don't understand what you mean by "link up" will you be posting or communicating with me through my website or blog??? I communicate through E-mail: dianegronas@zoomtown.com My Website: dianegronas.com --- How do we post the participation badge?

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    1. Don't worry about the link up! You are fine and signed up now!

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    2. Participation badges are if you want to put them on your blog. That's only if you have a blog. You can also share the participation badge as a regular photo on twitter to let other people know about the event!

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  24. Hi I’d like to register
    Www.emilyscale.wordpress.com

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  25. Signing up! Thanks very much, Dani :)
    www.kalliehwang.com

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  26. Turning off commenting. If you have commented elsewhere, don't worry. I probably have you down for participating! Feel free to talk to me if you are worried or have questions.

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