OC contest closed. Winner TBA
Sorry for the dead air on my page. Rough seas. Hopefully back to normal soon.
•UPDATE 3/14/14 and 3/20/14
I'll be out of town tomorrow through Wednesday of next week. Communication via comments, notes, and email will still be possible while I'm gone but I won't be working on, sending out, or posting any art (…or doing anything that would be a pain in the butt without a real keyboard). I've also notified everyone with an active commission with me of this individually. I'm back at my computer and regular activity has resumed.
This is also a reminder that my OC contest closes at the end of this month. There's still plenty of time to enter if you're interested and want some free art from me. (Details below.)
Happy Pi Day, everyone!
As mentioned previously this year, one of my dA goals for 2014 is to work on artistic areas other than my digital paintings. Want to help me practice my line art and get some free stuff in return? Here's the OC (original character) contest that I promised for this month.
To enter, leave a comment on this journal entry that contains a brief written description of an OC as well as at least one link to a deviation that pictures them. I'm not putting an official limit on how much you share about your OC in your comment. HOWEVER, here's a quick example of what would probably be ideal. I use one of my real life cats as an example:
Sarah is female cat with green eyes and long calico fur. She has a sweet personality but tends to get into mischief when she thinks no one is watching. Here are some visual references of her:
Notice that it includes a brief description that accompanies the picture links instead of just being a mess of html. Also notice that said description isn't overwhelming. I love you guys but I'm not going to read a novel for everyone that enters.
I want to leave the possibilities for your entries as open as possible. So your original character may be human, a fantasy species, anthro, or even a completely non-human animal like my example above. If you don't have an OC or don't wish to enter one, get creative. I'm allowing requests for line art of copyrighted characters (fan art) or of people you know personally. You can even submit yourself as a subject.
I'll choose at least three winners from the comments who will receive a full body digital line art drawing from me of the subject they entered. At least one of these three drawings will be done in full color. (I say "at least" because I may end up choosing more winners depending on how many people enter.)
As usual, I'm also running a raffle along side the "merit-based" part of the contest. To enter the raffle, add this journal to your favorites and post a regular entry in the comments. One winner will be randomly selected by Random.org to receive a full body digital line art drawing. To receive your prize as the raffle winner, you must also have a comment posted with a regular entry in the comments (otherwise, I won't have any references to draw your subject).
I'm not saying they'll look exactly like this. But here are a few examples of digital drawings I've done in the past:
- Entries accepted February 3 (today) through March 31, 2014. Entry must be posted in the comments of this journal entry.
- One subject per entry. One entry per account. One account per person. No need to be a watcher of mine.
- Entry must include a brief written description AND at least one link to a visual reference. Non-dA links will not be viewed.
- One winner will be randomly selected from those who add this journal to their favorites.
- At least three winners will be chosen by me from the entries in the comments.
- Any questions or needed clarification? Just ask.
Good luck! I look forward to viewing your entries.
While we're on the topic of trying new things, this is also my first kiriban announcement. Until I say otherwise, I'll be doing a kiriban every 10,000 page views, on the 10,000th page view. So my next one is at 70,000; the one after that will be 80,000; and so on. I won't post any reminders about this when one is coming up nor will I have it listed anywhere on my page. It will just be assumed that my watchers know about it. If a kiriban number comes and goes without anyone notifying me that they caught it, I'll just assume that it was missed and move on.
To win it, you'll need a full screen shot with the pageview count on my homepage plus a visible time stamp somewhere on your computer screen. As for the prize, it'll will be something modest but fun like 50 dA points, a fan art request, or a free sketch commission from me. You'll just have catch a kiriban to find out.
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