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Offline Gengar

port&character art contest. {{update}}
«: October 02, 2008, 08:37:18 PM»
Because of the lack of entries (not entrants), there is a good chance that the contest might be canceled, in which case all entries may be edited and sold, or simply tossed. I can safely say that the 1st prize will not be a life flox unless I receive a great amount of good entries submitted today. Sorry.

Yeah, I did a contest once before, a long time ago, and it totally bombed. But I was a bit of a noob back then, and I have more junk in my trunk this time around. (LOL I'm so lame.)
Anyway, this is a multi-talented art contest, with two categories - portraits and character art.
Any characters here are eligible to be drawn for either category.

Please keep in mind, that this contest is based on effort and detail put into the piece(s). The better quality of the picture, the better chance it has at winning.
TL;DR: QUALITY OVER QUANTITY.
You can do 50 doodles of my characters, and it will probably not amount to one or two greatly detailed works.

Also, for character art, you can do any type, unless I specify what you cannot do for the character. (Such as if the character does not have specific colors, I will say that you cannot turn in colored pieces.) Full bodies, reference sheets, and more original pieces will get more 'points' with me than a humdrum head shot or a plain bust.
The more original an entry is, and detailed, as well as staying close to what I have listed here, the better it is.

Onto the rules!
The rules are as follows:

1. You may enter as many entries as you want, but can only place once.
2. All art made in this contest belongs to the character it was made for. No amount of edits will change why it was originally made, therefore all art, whether it places or not, cannot and will not be edited and resold without my expressed consent. I can use the art regardless if it places or not, and your payment is having a chance at winning a prize, even if you don't. This includes portrait art AND character art.
3. ALL ports are to be ANTHRO and REMAPPABLE. There are NO exceptions to this rule. Any portrait that is feral and/or unremappable will not be counted as an entry, or a possible winner. Parts of the port where I specified in the character's description/remaps that is not to be remappable do not count towards this.
4. You may show your entries to anyone you wish, and post it anywhere you wish (as long for portraits it is not the remappable version and is somehow protected from theft). DeviantART, here, FAM, wherever. I will post your entry once I've received it on this thread, unless you specifically ask me to not publicly show your work.
5. You may not use anyone's work other than your own. (Collaborations are a different story.) Any entry found guilty of this will be automatically disqualified, as will the artist, preventing them from entering any other pieces, stolen or not. I will also report you to [email protected] , and post your little 'mistake' on here and FAM as a warning to others.
6. You MAY reference from things you find on the internet, but I expect credit to be given to the original artist from whom you are referencing. No tracing, copying, or other violations to copyright rules will be tolerated.
7. Collaborations ARE accepted and allowed, but only two people may collab on a single piece, and should your entry win a prize, you and your partner must divvy up the 'spoils' on your OWN. You will tell me who gets what. If I do not feel that the split is fair, unless I receive confirmation and approval by BOTH artists, I will not hand over the prize until I am satisfied that you are both getting an equal share.
8. Any and all pieces that are entered, winners or not, become my property. I don't mean I hold copyright over it; that belongs to the artist. But, upon entering my contest, you agree that the art you produce for this contest is NOT to be edited, resold, or refused to be given to me. ALL art will be used regardless if it wins or not, unless it violates one of the rules listed here. (This does not apply to portraits. If I don't want to use your portrait, then it will stay on my computer unless I decide to upload it at some time.)
9. All entries should be of my characters listed, and ONLY them. Do NOT edit on an old piece that you made and make it look like my character(s). I want original, new, and imaginative works of art, not old hand-me-downs or copies of things that didn't sell for you. It's not fair to me, and the other artists that put time, effort, and thought into their work.
10. I hold the right to change or add to these rules at any time I see fit, though everyone will be notified of any changes. These rules must and will be followed if this is to be a smooth contest. Questions and comments can be directed at me via my contact methods down at the bottom of this post. Rude comments and complaints will not be tolerated, though you are welcome to express concern when needed, but please do it in a polite, constructive manner. I also reserve the right to extend the deadline, should I feel that other artists need more time. I will not, however, shorten the deadline that is any closer than 2 weeks without prior notice.

Upon entering this contest, you agree to ALL the rules listed here, and to abide by them in all circumstances. Not reading these rules or a particular one does NOT place any obligation on me to make you an exception from them. Laziness is not an excuse in daily life, so it will not be a legit excuse here.

Deadline: Currently the deadline is November 15th.
It can be shortened or lengthened, depending on what people request. That is, if the deadline needs to be changed.
Oh and, NO art, under any circumstances, will be accepted after the due date.

Previews/Tips: Previews may be shown (and are encouraged to be shown) to me. Other people may seen them as well, I don't mind. I want everyone to know what good work you have done. However, please do not ask me to give you tips, hints or ideas to better your entry. I will say what I am saying now: do it on your own. A contest is NOT a commission. I want you to come up with something entirely original by yourself. Of course you may ask others for info and help, but do not come to me, the creator of these characters, and ask what I want. If I did told you anything more than what is written here, other than "I like it", it would not be fair, and would be more like a personal commission than a contest. Work off of what I have shown here.

Now with all the formalities gone, lets get down to the juicy stuff - PRIZES! Who doesn't like them? Surely not me!

Prizes

1st Prize = ?
2nd Prize = ?
3rd Prize = ?

The possibility for me putting a life flox as the 1st prize is currently: 5%/100%


The decision if a life flox will be the 1st place prize is the amount of GOOD QUALITY ENTRIES I receive. My advice would be enter as many ports or character arts as you can that look their best. The more, and the BETTER the entries are, the better chance there is for a flox to be the prize. Your best bet is to try your hardest to make many good entries.

Now onto the characters we (and by we I mean you the artists, though I am an artist myself, I am not participating in this..) will be drawing!
Please note that at the end of each description of the character, there are things listed as "Bonuses". These are things or elements that if you add, the picture will raise in 'value' to me.
*Please note: for the bonuses, you do NOT need to meet each and every option there to qualify. they are just 'point adders', and will help your entry in possibly winning a prize.

Characters

Topaz
Current Portraits:
Please note that the first two portraits are NOT in her colors.
Site: http://jeweled.tk (New site is in the making)
All her basic information can be found in "Statistics", but I will post some of it here.

Name: Topaz
Age: Appears 20, in the hundreds though.
Gender: Female
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 122 lbs
Colors: Black hair, tanned skin, cream wings, yellow jewel, white silk choker, silver ankh necklace, orange top with red trim, gold harem pants, grass-green eyes, black and red boa constrictor (optional).
Hair Style: No bangs, hair is slicked back, Long, slight curls, wavy to the bottom, reaches lower back.
Build: Lithe, supple, curvy, like a belly-dancer
Wings: Long, medium-large, feathered, cream colored
Species: Sphinx
Personality: Cocky, Rude, Defiant, Flirtatious, Self-centered, Apathetic, Assertive

Color Code: t-0K'$&<#;(#%#

Remaps:
hair = hair (on tail tips too)
fur = fur
jewel = trouser
silk choker = bracer
wings = marking
eyes = eyes
ankh necklace = nonremap silver
top (bra bikini thing) = main body is vest, the straps and edges are cape
pants = trousers
pet boa (if shown) = main body is boots, speckles are cape

The boa is entirely optional. You don't get extra 'brownie points' if you include it, but no deductions are made if you don't. It's your call.

Ref Images: (I'm only posting the best three, you can see all of them on her site under "Art".)




The first two pics show Topaz without wings. In any and all art of her, I would highly prefer her with wings. Deductions are made if she is shown without.
Topaz has permanent colors, so if you color her, I request they be in her colors, nothing else.
Bonuses:
Dancing pose
Drawing her in a way that effectively presents her personality
Background (Egyptian)
Interacting with background (if there is one)
Reference Picture
Full body
Color
Digital/CG (can count for traditional pieces that have been edited digitally)

Next character-

Kross
Current portraits: (With more coming up, not including those made in this contest)
Site: http://kross.tk
YES SHE IS NAKED. All that means is she has no modesty. Adult-rated and sexually elaborate pictures ARE allowed, for Kross only, but I request that you let me know in advance, and what exactly you are going to draw. And if you do this kind of picture, I suggest entering another piece as well, as unless the picture is very detailed and exquisite, "porn" has a small chance of winning a prize.
This counts for character art ONLY. You may NOT do any portraits that violate Furcadia's rules for portraits and uploading. A portrait I cannot upload is no use to me, and therefore cannot be counted as an entry.

Name: Kross
Gender: Female
Age: A few thousand, exact number unknown
Species: Demon
Breed: Fox (NOT Kitsune or oriental fox demon. Think Biblical demon with an anthropomorphic vixen touch.)
Height: 6'6''
Weight: 120 lbs
Personality: VERY flirtatious, rude, teasing, aggressive, sensual, ruthless, apathetic, seductive, sinful.
Colors: Dark brown fur, yellow/gold 'scarf', tan markings, silver belt, neon green piercings, tail is tricolored, starting with black at the base, then pink, then black, then orange, then black, then pink, and so forth. Chain-link bracelets and anklets are silver, wing bases (bones, makeup of wings) are black, top half of membrane is orange, bottom half of membrane is neon pink. Eyes are bright yellow, horns are black, hair is dark maroon mixed with dark pink, dye on hair is neon purple.
Hair Style: Long and wavy, dyed on left side of bangs on edges, bangs parted to the middle and slightly covering her eyes, reaches base of tail.
Build: Muscled in the right places, curvy, big chest, wide hips, firm ass. Tall and sleek.
Wings: Demonic-bat like. Has one big thumb-claw at the top, and four little ones at the bottom. Very large, membrane is strong and durable, no veins. Beginning/bases of wings are strong, muscled and arm-like. Bases of wings are black, top half of membrane is orange, bottom half is neon pink.

Color Code: t(-A<5(2&>;#&#38;#38;#

Remaps:
hair = hair
boots = dye on hair
fur = fur
markings = ALL markings
badge = piercings
eyes = eyes
vest = scarf
bracer, cape, and trousers = tail (black = trousers, pink = bracers, orange = cape)
nonremap silver = belt and bracelets
trousers = horns
regular bat wings remaps (trousers top, cape middle, bracers bottom) = wings

Ref Images:




Whip is optional, just like Topaz's boa. Nothing is deducted if it is missing, nor is anything added if it is present. It is a 12 ft long spiked bullwhip with longer handle for grip.
Kross' colors are semi-permanent; she can be shown in different colors.
Bonuses:
Action pose
Looking evil/seductive/demonic
Reference Picture
Digital
Demonstrating one of her powers (can be found on Site under Statistics)
Lots of detail

Next,

Meli
Current port:
Port is NOT in her current colors
Site is under construction

Name: Meli
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Species: Anthro Feline
Breed: Unsure (Leaning toward Asian Golden Cat, Bobcat, or African Wild Cat) (Looks like a generic feline though)
Height: 5'7''
Weight: 99 lbs
Personality: Quiet, friendly, shy, open, honest, artistic, talented.
Colors: Varies, definitely has blond hair and tan (or cream) skin/fur though.
Build: Slim, fragile, girly, light.
Wings: Oddly shaped. Bending point at the middle-top of the wings almost touches her back. On the slightly small-medium side. Edges of all feathers are dyed. Last and biggest feather on the end of both wings are sharp and long. Rest of feathers are small and tightly-packed together.

Color Code: t-8.(5&>2<,#%# (only temporary current ones)

Remaps:
Hair = Hair
Fur = Fur
Bow = Trousers
Lining of top = Cape
Top = Vest
Jewel on neck = Badge
Wings = Markings
Edges of wings = Badge
Eyes = Eyes
Lipstick = Bracers
Inside ears = Markings
Freckles = Second darkest shade of Fur
Butterfly tattoo = mix of boots and bracers, others if wanted.
Shorts = Trousers
Background = PLEASE DO NOT MAKE BACKGROUND REMAP!!

a few things not shown in the port: she has a medium-sized bow in the back of her head. and you know the extra lengths that fall down after the major part of the bow? this bow has them too, and they are VERY long (they end at about her buttocks).
she has an ornate butterfly tattoo that spans from one shoulder-blade to the other.
her tail is also very long, and very fluffy and big, contrary to her skinny body.
her lower torso is garbed in short shorts, that end only a little bit after the waist. she has a belt for it, and the buckle in the front is a mimicked version of the butterfly tattoo on her back. she doesn't wear any footwear.
and YES, she DOES have freckles. not LOTS of them, but not a little either. they are pretty much easy to see except if you just glance at her.
and yes, she does have lipstick on, but no other kind of makeup.
and YES, she has an infatuation with butterflies. =D So show that in your entries!

Ref Images:

the choker/collar thing around her neck is CONNECTED to her tank top, not separate.

Colors are NOT permanent, just temporary. She may be colored however, as long as she has blonde hair and tan or cream skin/fur.
Bonuses:
Butterflies implemented into picture
Nature-istic background
Drawing/writing/reading pose
Cute/shy appearance
Wings drawn correctly

And that's it!

Contact:
Furcadia - Topaz
MSN - [email protected] / [email protected]
AIM - Blak Dove
dA - Saisashi
PM on here - Topaz
PM on FAM - Meli

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE EMAILED TO [email protected]
Contact me in any of the ways listed to enter, ask questions, etc.

Entrants

Kenny
Megginator
Artwork
Syren
Tamzin
Okepi
Greek
Beep
Taikata
Anonymous (Requested by artist)
Tiani
Wednesday
Sully
Tooth
Kazari
Sdae
Poi


Entries

- By Tamzin

- By MT/Beep

- By Tooth

- by Greek

there's more...

Thank you!
« Last Edit: November 15, 2008, 10:03:46 AM by Topaz »
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Offline Gengar

added kenny to entrants list<3
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Offline Artwork

hmm i might enter
Emy Was Here

Offline Megginator

Add me down, please! n_n



And when does your contest end?
I didnt read anywhere when the deadline is.

Offline Gengar

entrants added,
and I just added the deadline.
a friend of mine told me, sorry guys! I was in a rush to get this done. >_<

the deadline is now up there! :3
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also please note: for the bonuses, you do NOT need to meet each and every option there to qualify. they are just 'point adders', and will help your entry in possibly winning a prize.
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Offline Syren

Siiiign me up! (:

Offline Dibit

I'll join if I can :3

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Offline Okepi

ooo. count me in. ;3
r.i.p. billy mays.

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I'll join! Loove the chars, especially topaz!

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lol thank you! added n_n
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Offline Taikata

I'll enter! <3 only if the main prize is the life flox <3

Offline Gengar

hehe, YAY!~ n____n<3
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+artist who wishes to remain anonymous
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Offline Tiani

Oooh, sign me up. <3

Offline Wednesday

LOL!!! Count me in. >_> Since I haven't sold that port I made for you anyways. D:

Criss Angel

i'm gonna try this n_n! add me please <3

Offline Gengar

<3 added you guys
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Offline Dibit

sent my entery.

Offline Gengar

received Tamzin's.
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new ref pic of kross posted <3
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The thread has been edited. This includes the rules and prizes!! Please re-read everything besides the characters.
Or if you're too lazy, here's basically what has been changed.

2. All art made in this contest belongs to the character it was made for. No amount of edits will change why it was originally made, therefore all art, whether it places or not, cannot and will not be edited and resold without my expressed consent. I can use the art regardless if it places or not, and your payment is having a chance at winning a prize, even if you don't. This includes portrait art AND character art.

8. Any and all pieces that are entered, winners or not, become my property. I don't mean I hold copyright over it; that belongs to the artist. But, upon entering my contest, you agree that the art you produce for this contest is NOT to be edited, resold, or refused to be given to me. ALL art will be used regardless if it wins or not, unless it violates one of the rules listed here. (This does not apply to portraits. If I don't want to use your portrait, then it will stay on my computer unless I decide to upload it at some time.)

Upon entering this contest, you agree to ALL the rules listed here, and to abide by them in all circumstances. Not reading these rules or a particular one does NOT place any obligation on me to make you an exception from them. Laziness is not an excuse in daily life, so it will not be a legit excuse here.

Oh and, NO art, under any circumstances, will be accepted after the due date.

Previews/Tips: Previews may be shown (and are encouraged to be shown) to me. Other people may seen them as well, I don't mind. I want everyone to know what good work you have done. However, please do not ask me to give you tips, hints or ideas to better your entry. I will say what I am saying now: do it on your own. A contest is NOT a commission. I want you to come up with something entirely original by yourself. Of course you may ask others for info and help, but do not come to me, the creator of these characters, and ask what I want. If I did told you anything more than what is written here, other than "I like it", it would not be fair, and would be more like a personal commission than a contest. Work off of what I have shown here.

1st Prize = Life Butters! All fluttery =3 (Might change to a life flox)
2nd Prize = 30 GD and 1 white rose (Might change to life butters)
3rd Prize = 1 Purple rose (Might change to 30 GD and 1 white rose)

Prizes, MOST LIKELY, depending on the number of entrants and quality/quantity of entries I receive, will change. Probably for the better. Remember, I have a life flox I don't want. The more that enter, the more chance there is of me adding the life flox to the 1st prize instead. Smiley

also please note: for the bonuses, you do NOT need to meet each and every option there to qualify. they are just 'point adders', and will help your entry in possibly winning a prize.


Also, Tooth added to entrants list.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2008, 02:39:15 PM by Topaz »
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I emailed you my entry, just wanted to post on this to make sure you got it :B

 

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