I just reached 6000 watchers! Thank you very much for bearing with me, for following my meagers attempt at making art and for all the kind support, faves, comments and watches!
It's quite the achievement for this page, so I would like to celebrate it by hosting a contest.
The contest is for digital and traditional art only, and there will be several prizes.
I'd like to ask you to kindly read the whole journal for all the info about the contest, and if it's not too much to ask, could you please add this journal to your favorites (even if you're not sure wether you'll enter or not) to let more people know about it?
And feel free to ask your questions in the comments and I'll be glad to answer your doubts!
Contest Starts: October 10th 2015
Contest Ends: December 31th 2015 (00AM Rome Time/GMT+1)
THEME: Draw my OCs
- Only my original characters are allowed (NO other OCs or fan arts).
- You must be one of my wacthers to participate (but if you're not, you can do it now! ;D )
- You MUST respect the descriptions and character designs provided. Gender-bender, furry or animal versions are not allowed. Minor tweaks of the outfits are allowed though the character needs to remain recognizable.
- Please only draw one of my OCs per entry, as none of them share the same setting as the others.
- Nudity, sexual themes, violence and blood are accepted, but THEY MUST FOLLOW deviantART policy. If you don't know dA rules, please check this FAQ: FAQ #220: What is Mature Content? . Works containing strong content MUST have the Mature Content Filter ON.
- You can join with max 3 entries, but only one of the entries can be a winner.
- All formats and sizes are accepted.
- You can enter with sketches, but it's better to participate with completed works as they're obviously more likely to win.
- Drawings on squared/ruled paper won't be accepted.
- You MUST credit all reference/resources used and provide a link to the original source. You can't use Copyrighted material as part of your work, not as a reference/resource/material (not even mine). Works that don't respect this rule will be disqualified.
- You MUST follow deviantART rules and be kind to other contestants and judges. If you don't, you will be disqualified.
- Judges can't participate in the contest (alas, I must add).
- You can add your works to all dA groups that you want.
- Entries submitted after the deadline won't be accepted.
- Have fun!
- Traditional and Digital art, Mixed media, Drawings and Illustrations, Animations and Gifs, Vectors and Vexels, Cartoon and comics, Realism and Semi-realism, chibi.. every style, but it HAS to be a drawing/painting.
- Both Black and White and Colored works are accepted.
NOT ALLOWED MEDIA
- Abstract, Literature, Cosplay, Fractal (unless it is a secondary part of the picture), Photography, Photomanipulation, Dolls.
If you have doubts on the allowed media, please contact me.
HOW TO ENTER
- Entries need to be specifically done for this contest. No works done previously will be accepted.
- When you upload the work to deviantART, you must write in the description that the work has been done for this contest, and put a link (or thumbnail) to this journal.
- As soon as you have uploaded the deviation, please leave a comment on this journal entry with the link or thumbnail to your entry/entries.
- I will add all the submissions to a Favourites Collection called "Draw My OCs Contest". (if I don't answer immediately please be patient, it might take me a day to see your note).
to be added soon
The works will be judged based on:
1- accuracy (how well the art depicts the likeness of the character)
2- technique (how skillfully drawn the picture is)
3- impact (referred to such things as scene, pose, storytelling)
4- effort (it's quite visible when people put effort in their artwork, and I want it rewarded properly)
There will be one prize for each winner of a given category, and one runner up prize.
The first prize is a color portrait done by me. The runner up prize is a lineart portrait.
These will be waist-up portraits of a character of your choosing. It can be an OC or anything. Only limitation is that I don't do furry, anime or porn (but nudity is ok).
In addition, the other judges, Eeren
, will each reward a honorable mention of their choice with a sketch portrait.
There will be five categories, one for each of the four main OCs plus one for the secondary, other OCs. Should a category receive less than four entries, that category will be cancelled and the entry will be automatically transferred to the "other OCs" category.
All the winning entries will be featured by me and my judges.
5 days after the closing of the contest, we will announce the winners and runner ups for each category, and publish them on my journal page.
Here is the folder with all the entries so far!taziobettin.deviantart.com/fav…