Monday, February 13, 2012

4 years, 500 posts, and a CONTEST!

Two milestones for the blog this week! Not only is today my 500th post, but this up coming Friday (the 17th) will be my 4th anniversary of beginning this blog (how time flies)! I thought I would mark this special double occasion with a contest and prizes!!!

First, I just want to thank each and every person that has been to my blog in these last four years. The blog would be nothing without the people who visit it, leave comments, share links, and in general find my ramblings here to be helpful in their own artistic pursuits. It has kept me going these past four years and hopefully this is just the beginning! It is a little staggering that I have been able to reach 500 posts, to quote C3P0, "I never knew I had it in me". Again, deepest thanks to everyone that comes to the blog, could not have made it this far without your interest!

Now, what was that about a CONTEST?!?!?! It is real simple... Guess how many pencils are in this jar...

Used pencil jar. This jar contains nearly all the pencils I have used up since mid 2005 when I started working for Wizards of the Coast. Even I don't know how many are in here (yet, I will be counting them for this contest).

RULES:

1) ONE PERSON ONE GUESS.

2) Leave your guess in the comments section of this post.

3) The first person to correctly guess the number of pencils wins, if no one guesses the correct amount the first person to get closest wins.

4) I will need to be able to contact the winner, so if you do not have a blogger account make sure you leave an email address so that I can contact you.

5) DEADLINE, you have until MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 20th (that's the following Monday of this posting date) to submit a guess.

6) The winner will be contacted via email on or before Wednesday, February 22nd. The winner will also be announced on the blog on this date as well.

7) If something goes wrong, not my fault!

8) Don't follow the rules, don't win the prize.


PRIZES!

A selection of prints, a sketchbook, and a selection of miniature that I designed!

A closer look at the loot!

Just my way of saying thanks to you all for these exciting years on the blog. Make sure you add your guess in the comment section below for you chance to win!

See you back here on Wednesday for post 501! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact
me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

73 comments:

  1. My guess is 87. For some reason, the number 87 has been floating around in my head lately. I'll put it to good use here. Congrats and thank you Chris for a great blog!

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  2. My guess is 92. And congrats on 500 posts!

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  3. Hey gratz dude , im coming from DA iv been watching u for a long time and ur indeed most interesting!

    Hmm my lucky guess would be 115. If i win contact me in DA im Dreaminator. Im not feeling well posting my email for everyone to see like that :P

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  4. My guess is 127 :)
    I live in Denmark, don't know if that's a problem?
    Tommy_Sunzenauer@hotmail.com

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  5. Going to have to guess at 123 pencils.
    Coming from deviantART too, if need contact I'm: DirtySpaniard
    Congrats on the milestones, Keep up the great work!

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  6. 113 pencils.
    Contact via Deviant Art at http://vulder13.deviantart.com/

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  7. i guess 150 pencils.
    Congratz to anniversary and to 500 non-boring blog posts!
    Keep it up!
    Wolkenfels(at)gmail.com

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  8. 100 Pencils! Looking forward to the next 500 posts!

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  9. I guess around 200 pencils.

    could you also contact me via 'notes' in Deviantart, if I would win?

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  10. 216!

    Great work, btw. Been silently following you for quite some time ;]

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  11. 72 Pencils

    Congratulations on the 500 posts.

    I really enjoy visiting your blog.

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    1. Oh, yeah, I'm Vovosunt on DA
      vovosunt.deviantart.com

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  13. 140!
    Great looking stuff.
    Atlamillia@DA =)

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  14. 119 is my guess. Here's to another 500 posts! :D

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  15. I guess.... 97 pencils.
    ..and here's to another 500 posts! Congratulations to you! :)

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    1. Oh, and my email is (valentina.filic@gmail.com)

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  16. 215 Pencils...I think it's much more than we think. That's my guess. E-mail info@vegamationpress.com

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  17. First of all, congrats on your 500th post and your 4th anniversary! I think it's quite amazing that you've pulled this off.

    Now let's see, I think it's 121 pencils, let's just hope I'm right ;)
    Contact me at deviantArt: Snipperhoofd
    Or: snipperhoofd@hotmail.nl

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  18. 68 pencils! And congratulations on it all! I really enjoy reading your blog posts.

    email: kiri@wicked-fairytale.com

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  19. I bet that in that jar is 157 pencils and at least one screw or bolt you found on the floor or your studio that you think might have come from your drawing table or desk.

    Also maybe a mystery key, an aspirin tablet and a tiny weapon from one of your action figures that you dont want to lose, but you cant figure out what else to do with it.

    Im just guessing.

    -elli

    elliadams.com

    ellixbean@gmail.com

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  20. 134.

    timliljefors@gmail.com

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  21. I have been following your blog for quite some time now and I absolutely love your work. Your blog has been very helpful and inspirational to me and I appreciate all the time and effort you have done in order to keep it up. Congrats everything! My guess for the pencils is 103.. oo I hope I win!! :)
    Thanks!
    Billi
    Billifrench@gmail.com

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  22. A bit of counting and estimation leads me to 136.

    --Drew

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  23. Well, I'm just going to guess 99. That was a good year. :D

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  24. I would say around 237ish. This is Ocknon from dA :)
    pokemon3000@verizon.net

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  25. I say 140, congrats on the great blog man! :D my email is miguelmruivo@gmail.com

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  26. 243! :D Many congrats on the milestone. Hope many more are in store for you and us! :D

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  27. Congrats on the milestone(s) Mr B. Keep up the good work! Let's have a little guess at 164 pencils. :)

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  28. Congrats! I'll go with 199 pencils. You can deliver my prize at the next derby event. 8)

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  30. 132 pencils! [ ashepster(at)gmail(dot)com ]

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  31. 128- congrads on the long running blog sir. Ron M from G+, E-Mail AdrienMenges1371@gmail.com

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  32. 274 pencils

    Lake Hurwitz

    lakeshurwitz@gmail.com

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  33. Hey, congratulations on all the news! Uh, I'm going to guess 142, it's not right, but I might as well try. I'll use my email as my contact info. alexzinni@gmail.com

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  34. 68
    artofsuiter@gmail.com

    Michael

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  35. I guess that it would around 84, although I'd like it to be 500 pencils. Maybe you should treat yourself to a new set of tools. P:

    http://jaunaynay.blogspot.com.au/
    or justcallme.red@hotmail.com

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  36. Gotta be187 :)

    Congrats on the achievement!

    Rob C
    Yt_1977@hotmail.com

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  37. Thank you for your persistent with this blog and I hope you'll keep it going!

    My guess is 101 pencils.

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  38. I'll throw in a guess of 58 pencil stubs.

    Should that be sufficient, I'll suggest just sending emails direct to beautiful_tooth(at)hotmail(dot)ca.

    Rather curious how high everyone's guesses are.

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  39. Congrats! Thanks for sharing your work and thoughts with all of us!

    Hmmmm...I'm going to go with 66 pencil stubs.

    email: jake@murr-art.com

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  40. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess 337 pencil stubs. That might be a little high, but I like the number.

    You know how to reach me. :)

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  41. I'm going to guess 156.


    Congrats on the long run mate, and may you hit the 500 milestone over and over!

    the.newfuture@yahoo.com

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  43. I'm gonna go with 79.
    Also, Congrats! Your work is amazing :)

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  44. My estimate is 158 pencil stubs.

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  45. Ummmmmmm..... wow, not sure but you've got to be in it to win it right? My guess is 169...

    Anyway, awesome of you to do this give-away off of your own back. Awesome of you sir!

    Keep up the awesome work man.

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  46. I'm gonna go with 192.
    Congrats on hitting the half century mark.

    jakevanhook@yahoo.com

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  47. Congrats to you and all your success! I really enjoy reading your blog and following you on DA.

    I'm going to guess 189!

    (sorry if this is a double post, I had some issues)

    email=rashkadesign@gmail.com

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  48. My guess is 360!

    Congratulations on your 500th post, I always enjoy reading - Keep up the good work!

    www.davidmichaelwright.com

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  49. My guess is 312!

    e-mail:gudmundur.hardar@gmail.com

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  50. I am guessing 256 pencils, assuming they are all about the same size and also because it is a power of two...
    whendigo@gmail.com

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  51. People have already taken my first two guesses, so I'll guess 142. I'm over at lithriel.deviantart.com or ashleywalters.blogspot.com. ;)

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  52. Hey there Chris congrats on your hard work and dedication to what you love to do, and keep doing it!...Now, for the jar, I would say there is 162 pencil nubs in the jar! ...ooooh I hope I win!

    jserrart@yahoo.com

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  53. You're awesome!! I hate you!(but i love you)

    224

    soulizer@hotmail.com

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  54. Hmmmmm, I guess 133!

    lain60659@yahoo.com

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  55. Everyone is guessing high, so I'm gonna guess low. The jar looks a little smallish to me. So I'm gonna say.... 95?

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  56. Thank you one and all for all the nice comments and for taking part in my little contest! It means a lot that so many of you took part. We do have a winner, they were only 6 away for guessing the actual number! The winner has been sent an email notifying them of their good luck. If for some reason I do not hear back from them the next closest person will be notified.

    To see who one and to find out how many pencil there were be sure to check out the blog on Wednesday February 22nd!

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