turtles
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Author Topic: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to Mother's Day.  (Read 1811 times)

Offline theteathief

*** UPDATE *** I've extended the contest to the 21st, which is a little over two more weeks--the main reason being that I've been gone for about that long, myself.

****** UPDATE #2 ****** I'm extending this contest ONE MORE TIME until this Sunday, May 12th, Mother's day, to regroup.  I SWEAR I will be here to judge the contest this time.  Real life happened, crazy family members, drama, sick people, all that jazz.

Hi there!  This is the first time I've ever done something like this, so bear with me!

I'll be hosting an art contest for my character Sky.  I've tried really hard to come up with a design for her, and so far, I haven't been able to think of anything I really like--that's where you, the artists, come in!

The rules are pretty simple.  I'm going to give you a vague idea of what I want (like a theme), and the rest is up to you--complete creative freedom.  COMPLETE!  I won't have a say at all in what you draw, so have as much fun as you want with the design/character concept!  Trust me, I love to see the work of artists that have freedom like this, it always turns out the best.  That being said, the guidelines below are just that--guidelines--because I know there are a few things I really would really prefer not to see (like porn), but when I say complete, well, I do mean it.

In this contest, I don't mind the following:
Full/partial/portrait body art (I won't ask that any of the artwork is colored, but I will say that I am more likely to pick something that's got some color to it--not shaded, necessarily, but a little splash of color--to something that's strictly black and white, just from past experience!)
Furcadia portraits (95x95 pixels) -- Though I would ask that these come with a larger version if they're non-pixel portraits so that I can use them as artwork for a website as well.
Artistic nudity (not porn).
Any type of art style or era (modern, medieval, space odyssey) for the character is welcome!
Chibis are also welcome, if that's what you're comfortable with!
Any type of art media--watercolor, traditional, digital--is welcome!
There are no limits as to how many entries you can post--but entering more than once is your choice, and while I would love ALL THE ARTS!, it doesn't mean you'll have any more chance of winning than the person who only enters once.  :)  Multiple entries can be of different designs or multiple pieces of the same design.

What I would prefer not to see is:
Porn of any kind (scat/watersports/penetration).
Gore.
Copious amounts of blood and carnage.

Here's what I know about Sky:
She's female. However, the size of the breasts don't matter, as long as she has no boy parts!  She could be androgynous, for all that I care.  :)  (This is for those that aren't that comfortable drawing females--I want everyone to be comfortable, it's more about the design, not her gender, that matters!)
She may or may not be a mythical creature--I was originally leaning towards dragon.
She most likely has a human(esque) form.  (However, I say "most likely", because I would really like to see what *you* come up with for the character, and if that ends up being a feline with wings, or a three-horned kirin, or a rainbow-colored lizard, then so be it!  I know for a fact that I will love your design more than anything I could come up with!  This name is too pretty to waste with something mundane as far as designs go!  Heck, maybe she'll be a phoenix, who knows!)
I love complimenting color palettes.

That's it!  This contest will run from today (March 7th) until a month from now (we'll say April 7th).  If I need to extend it, I will update this thread with that information.

Now for the fun stuff.

To enter:
1) Post a response stating your intent to enter.
2) When you've finished your entry, just edit your response and post the link to your entry, or contact me privately if you feel more comfortable that way.  If you want to wait until the end of the contest to show me your entry, that's fine too!
3) If at any time you wish to withdraw from the contest, just let me know!  I understand that obligations and real-life come first.
4) ABSOLUTELY NO STEALING ANYONE ELSE'S ART.  If I find out that the entry you've made is actually the artwork of another artist that you're claiming as your own--and I WILL find out--you will be disqualified and reported, and I will tell that artist on you!

Judging:
I will judge all entries on the day after the deadline.  The 1st place entry will be the one I end up using for Sky, although there will also be a 2nd place and 3rd place that will be judged on several factors as well, so not just one person will get a prize!  Five runner-ups will also receive a prize.

Prizes:
1st Place: Will have first choice of 3 lifer items from the list, OR 2 lifer items and an animated portrait space, OR 1 lifer item, an animated portrait space, and 20 GD.
2nd Place: Will be able to pick 2 lifer items from the remaining list, OR 1 lifer item and an animated portrait space.
3rd Place: 20 GD and a 1 Year Toasterwing (fresh, the year will start once placed on the character of their choosing.)

Five runner-ups will be able to pick between stacks of 12 roses (each stack has 12 roses) or 3 day Fireworks.

I will try and give each person that enters a temporary desc-tag (such as a rose, heart, friendship-bracelet, and so on) upon the completion of the contest, just to show my appreciation for all that you've done!

Note: I would like to be able to use the top 3 pieces of art as my own--I won't ask that you, as the artists, give me the rest of the art that has been entered, though if you want to, I would be honored!  If, at the end of the contest, you were either a runner-up or did not place, and you would like to sell your entry, I won't protest one bit--so long as she doesn't look too much like the end-result Sky does, at which point I would just ask you to change the design a little. To let me know you've read this ENTIRE message, please post POPTARTS! in your entry response!

Thanks, and I hope you all have fun!

________________________ __


The List (more may be added):
2 Life Chinchillas
2 Life Floofs
1 Life Flooki
1 Life Kiwi
1 Life Noble Hyooman

________________________ __

Contest entrants will be posted here, to keep things organized:

1) Orange
2) Degu
3) Glory/Quicksilver
4) Madam
5) Mido
6) Eissie
7) Caela

« Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 11:45:26 AM by theteathief »

 
        

Offline Orange

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Art Contest for the character "Sky".
«Reply #1: March 07, 2013, 03:17:38 PM»
I will definitely be entering this when I get through some more commissions! :3

Offline Degu

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Art Contest for the character "Sky".
«Reply #2: March 07, 2013, 03:33:54 PM»
I'll enter! This looks like a lot of fun.

Offline Glory

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Art Contest for the character "Sky".
«Reply #3: March 07, 2013, 05:25:13 PM»
Count me in!
- Glory / Quicksilver

Offline Madam

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Art Contest for the character "Sky".
«Reply #4: March 07, 2013, 07:25:22 PM»
Totes in for this contest. :D

Offline Mido

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Art Contest for the character "Sky".
«Reply #5: March 07, 2013, 09:05:09 PM»
im in :D poptarts :D
« Last Edit: March 09, 2013, 07:01:00 PM by Mido »

Offline keiroko

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Art Contest for the character "Sky".
«Reply #6: March 09, 2013, 06:45:39 PM»
entering and uhm POPTARTS heh
**I am always open for commission just contact me** **In my forum posts that is not saying paypal is more..it is saying ..for example 1$-3$ GD or Paypal and I typed it oddly.. Forgive any miscommunications**

Offline Mido

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Art Contest for the character "Sky".
«Reply #7: March 09, 2013, 11:02:04 PM»
« Last Edit: March 13, 2013, 08:13:50 AM by Mido »

Offline HarIey

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to the 21st.
«Reply #8: April 18, 2013, 12:33:28 AM»
I will be entering. & le poptarts
« Last Edit: April 18, 2013, 03:19:44 PM by Grinch »
PM me for the fastest response.

Offline Lahey

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to the 21st.
«Reply #9: April 18, 2013, 09:16:11 AM»
ill enter! (:

Offline Lahey

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to the 21st.
«Reply #10: April 18, 2013, 11:38:47 AM»
poptarts (:

Offline HarIey

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to the 21st.
«Reply #11: April 26, 2013, 12:33:23 AM»
I'm just wondering as to if this contest will be judged and prized or not. I understand that irl matters might clog up a day or two, maybe three or four, but its now almost a week since she hasn't said anything and almost two since she hasn't logged on.

I've contacted twice with entries, on the April 18, with one entry, again on April 21, and one more time where I tried the email option on her profile to contact her a day or two ago.

She hasn't even read any of them nor logged into the forum since the April 15, 2013, 11:23:07 AM.

Is this not going to be judged?
PM me for the fastest response.

Offline Mayim

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to the 21st.
«Reply #12: April 26, 2013, 01:58:53 AM»
Since the OP has only been gone a few days it is with great probability that irl interruptions have occurred and they will return. Please be patient.

Offline HarIey

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to the 21st.
«Reply #13: May 02, 2013, 11:22:52 AM»
Agreed, it's now May 2nd. OP hasn't logged on since April 15th...
PM me for the fastest response.

Offline gaga

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to the 21st.
«Reply #14: May 02, 2013, 07:10:46 PM»
Refrain from jumping the gun.

The OP's reasoning for extending the contest was due to being away. It's been two weeks, and I don't believe you need to fly into a panic just yet. As Hayden already mentioned, RL happens. And this could be another case of that occurring at this moment.

Have any of you added her main alt, Crayon, to your pounce list in hopes of catching her at all?

Offline HarIey

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to the 21st.
«Reply #15: May 03, 2013, 12:03:57 AM»
I have. She hasn't been on at all since I added her from what I can tell.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2013, 12:33:33 AM by Frog »
PM me for the fastest response.

Offline Tarra

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to the 21st.
«Reply #16: May 03, 2013, 02:52:07 AM»
Crayon has moments of inactivity due to real life. I doubt she has forgotten about this contest but at the moment there is no telling when she'll be able to come online. I'll try my best to alert her to this, though.

Offline theteathief

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to the 21st.
«Reply #17: May 05, 2013, 11:42:34 AM»
I didn't mean for this to turn into a panic.  I have a very hectic life.  I live with my grandparents and my aunt, to take care of one of the former (my grandmother has kidney disease), and sometimes things come up at the house that cause me to be away for extended periods of time.  I just got back to see the messages today.  I haven't had a chance to judge to contest, though I meant to extend it and never had the time to do so.

I'm sorry if this has inconvenienced anyone.  I can assure you that I haven't run away with ALL THE ARTS.  ;)  Please send me a PM letting me know if you're still interested in this contest, or if you've sold your entry already and I will set the judging for this next Sunday to give everyone time to regroup, if that's adequate.

Again, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.  Sick grandmas and insane family members come first, though.

Offline Degu

I'm very glad to hear you're alright. I'm still interested and have not sold my design and might play around with it a little in the extended time. :)

Offline HarIey

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to Mother's Day.
«Reply #19: June 04, 2013, 10:20:45 AM»
Its been over three weeks after the deadline for the third time... I could use the money (wether if I win or if I can sell the design) to get myself a new tablet as mine broke so this is kind of holding me back.

Any news?
PM me for the fastest response.

Offline Degu

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to Mother's Day.
«Reply #20: June 25, 2013, 10:09:22 AM»
Hate to be a pest, but has anyone received any news or updates on this? Just curious! :)

Offline HarIey

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to Mother's Day.
«Reply #21: June 26, 2013, 10:09:03 AM»
None to the date, I've been asking around to see if anyone could contact her and nobody got back to me.
PM me for the fastest response.

Offline Tarra

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to Mother's Day.
«Reply #22: June 27, 2013, 01:05:30 AM»
Once again I will try and contact her. I know someone else had asked me if I could a few weeks ago but I've been too busy. Will do so now and see what happens.

Offline Degu

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to Mother's Day.
«Reply #23: June 27, 2013, 07:34:04 AM»
Thanks Tarra, My main concern is that she is doing alright, given the circumstances.

Offline Degu

Re: ~ CONTEST! ~ Design the alt "Sky". - extended to Mother's Day.
«Reply #24: August 07, 2013, 03:40:31 AM»
Heya i think i'm going to try and sell the design on, just so that you're aware when you return. Hoping you are alright. I assume life has taken a bit of a turn and you probably are not going to want to be thinking about designs and whatnot when you get back anyway.

Feel free to drop me a message on the alt Kingfisher when you get back, i'll be happy to talk about maybe doing a design if there are none left when you get back.

 

anything