The contest is now over and you can view the winners here!
Hello hello! It's been a long time since I held a contest so I am really excited to hold another one I've also wanted to do one since a couple of my characters have been redesigned and now is the time
I've also been putting together these 3's story so they have been on my mind lately
Sorry for the resubmissions, dA has been acting weird this morning and it has not been posting to the Culture > Contests like I wanted it too
Annnnddd it still won't... whatever...
The objective of this contest is simple:
Draw one (1) of, two (2) of or all three (3) of these characters.
That's it. You can have a picture with just one (1) of them or all of them. That is completely up to you
Here are the characters you can choose from.
Dr. Himeko Inoue
Himeko is a bubble science genius who is slightly less than ethical. She is technologically illeterate but is the top of her field in just about everything else science related. She scares easy and puts on a "big" front to hide this fact. The serpent is named "Charlie" and he is her pet. He is a wimp.
Lynne is an incredible systems administrator who is a jack of most computer trades and, one could argue, a master of them as well. She is also quite advanced with electrical components but she prefers software. She has led a solitary life and is therefore quite skiddish and shy. She stutters often (unless she is talking tech).
Dr. Eleanor Rowe
Ellie is a Harinezumi soldier and is an expert marksman. She also excels at archeology and has the know how to know when something has value. She often goes to ancient temples to find "things"... alone. She prefers it this way. She has a hard exterior but Himeko can completely dissolve that.
Every contest has rules right? I've learned in the past that the best set of rules are a short set of rules Here they are.
You must draw one (1), two (2) or all three (3) of the characters.
When you are completed, upload your work to your deviantArt gallery and send me a NOTE with your entry. If you leave it on my front page I may miss it.
You can enter more than once but you can only win one prize.
It must be 100% your own work (meaning no collaborations).
No traces, copies or reproductions. Period. If I even suspect you traced or stole anything you will be disqualified. I loathe tracing
It has to be a work made for this contest. This means the picture needs to be submitted to your gallery after this journals post date. It also means that you cannot enter a picture I commissioned as it was not made for this contest
First Place! ($50 US Dollars)
I will pay this out through PayPal. If you do not have PayPal I will give you the equivalent amount of points (4000).
Second Place! ($25 US Dollars)
I will pay this out through PayPal. If you do not have PayPal I will give you the equivalent amount of points (2000).
800 deviantArt points and a one (1) month subscription
Of course, these prizes assumes there will be good turn out for the contest. If there are not a lot of entries I will most likely only have a first and second place winner
I will pick a winner based on which one I consider my favorite. Of course I will look a technical abilities, how well you depicted them and how interesting a piece is but in the end, I am just going to pick my favorite
The DEADLINE is 3-March-2013 at 11:59 EST (Eastern Standard Time)
You can check the timezone here. I live near Boston so use that as your guide
Can a piece be traditional or digital?
I don't care what medium you make the piece in. You don't get any extra "points" for using one or the other. I am judging on quality not how it was created.
Does it have to be colored?
Not at all! Tones looks quite nice yes. It should be more than a line art though. Unless it is gods gift to line art the likelihood of me selecting a line art as the winner is almost nil.
Do I have to draw all 3 of them?
Nope, you can draw just one (1) or all of them. Or you could draw two (2). Your call.
Do I need to draw a background?
No, you don't have to but I recommend it. I like backgrounds and I think a picture looks complete when it has one. Since I am the judge of this it might be a good idea. Your call though
Can it be a chibi?
Sure can. It's your call as to what you make.
Does it have to be full bodied?
Nope! It's completely your call on what you decide to draw.
Do I have to draw Charlie?
No, you don't have to draw anything you don't want. Charlie is fun to draw though He can change size at will so you can work with that if you feel so inclined.
Do they have to be doing anything?
No, you can draw them standing there if you want. You can draw them however you want. Just like backgrounds, I like scenes so keep that in mind
Can I gift the prize to someone else?
Sure can. I will ask the winners when I choose them if they want the prize or if they want to donate it.
Can I enter more than once?
You sure can. You could enter 50 times, I don't mind You can only win one prize though. This means if one of your entries wins a prize then your other entries cannot win a prize
I'm done with my entry, now what?
Note it to me! Leaving it on my front page might cause it to get lost
When is the deadline?
The DEADLINE is 28-February-2013 at 11:59 EST (Eastern Standard Time). You can check the timezone here. I live near Boston so use that as your guide
If you have a question that is not answered in the F.A.Q. please feel free to ask me through note or a comment here.