I've been pondering how to celebrate the nice 100 000 view mark passed some time ago. Maybe it would be fun with a little competition!
Make your own fanart/interpretation of one of my (Griatch's) original characters! Some examples
The Jester [link]
Amial (from Shrike
The Unknown Girl (From Where Red Apples Lie
The green-skinned Troll Girl [link]
Blackback the Troll merchant [link]
Greater Grey Dragon Ebb [link]
There are many others. You can also pick any non-recurring character I've done as long as you can find it my gallery [link]
Deadline is a little more than a month from now, Friday April 19 at midnight GMT. Enter by replying to this journal with a link to your artwork
. The image(s) must depict one (or more) or my original characters (as found in my gallery) but scenery, genre or theme is completely up to you (please no R-rated content though). You may enter as many times as you want. Any style, technique or computer program as well as any level of art proficiency is welcome.
I will completely non-democratically and subjectively pick one winning image. This pick need not be the most technically proficient image but simply the one that strikes my personal fancy for whatever reason (so don't feel bad if you are not picked). The winning artist will (if they want) get one of their
characters intrepreted by me in return (you may pick which one I should try my hand at). I won't interpret copyright-protected characters though, so please only your own characters or characters you have the right to use. This fan art image will be released under creative commons. The winner will of course also get a honourable spot in my journal.
Yes, everyone else gets an honourable second place!
All second places will get a prominent spot in my journal and I will comment on every contest entry. Also, if you explicitly tell me (when you submit your entry) that you want feedback on your work I will endeavour to write a full critique of it to the best of my ability. (Note that I will then give a honest (but hopefully constructive) critique, so if you are sensitive about these things, don't ask for it).
... Have fun! Take this as a chance to practice or try new things maybe.
I have no idea how much interest there is in a contest like this, so looking forward to seeing how it goes.
~~~All my work is done with open-source software. If you are interested in the art tutorials I have done, you can find them all here: [link] .