Last night I got this idea for a contest. I was thinking, a contest to get people to practice their texturing skills would be good.
The contest would go like this:
Each week (or number of days; a week may be too long) a base photo is provided. This photo should be un-modified, for example:
The object of the challenge would be to use this image to make the most interesting/useful texture you can. For example, you could crop this picture to be only bricks (kind of a no-brainer) and then add graffiti. Or maybe make the bricks multicloloured. Or shrink the image, tile it, and make a texture for a whole side of a building, windows and all.
Each entry would become a free resource for the community to use, so you can improve your skills and also help out other people.
The winner would provide the base image for the next week/round (in case a round is less than a week).
What do you think? Good idea? Would it be popular? How many days is a good length for the completion of one texture? Or should it be a week, with more than one base image?