$50 total in Prizes
Deadline has passed!
This contest is now closed.
From the 7 judges, 203 submissions ( View them all here [link]), and 6 weeks of the contest being open, it's all come to a close.
I'd like to personally pay a thanks to =trixychuu who supported this idea and originally designed Katsumi. She's sold me and =x-Hikarii many custom adopts and she is repeatedly an amazing artist. Please check her out.
I've had so many groups help with this contest, but I'd personally like to note that #BestOfAnimeGirls truly dealt with more artists, comments, notes and questions. They constantly replied to me and showed such amazing support. Really, go watch them. I follow 100 groups and they are really are something special.
During the past 6 weeks, we've gained so much publicity.
Some details would be:
2000 Notes Sent.
500 Notes Received.
15,000 Page Views by Groups.
6500 Journal Views.
8000 Page Views (Izzyhal + Hikarii)
100 Watchers (Izzyhal + Hikarii)
1,500 Comments Sent and Received.
2000 Katsumi Views
And it's all over in 36 days D:
Time to announce the winners.
My Own Comments
This truly is an amazing piece. The detail in the hair and braids are phenomenal, really spectacular with such delicate attention to each and every part. The eyes have such a beautiful shine and depth to them. The skin has such a doll like complexion, and the lips have such a subtle but outstanding gloss. The outfit drawn is gorgeous, you have a real gift with texture, and this piece was such a delight to view time after time, again and again.
Ever since it was received we've been looking at it, talking about it, bragging about it, it's spectacular. Congratulations.
My Own Comments
We were all impressed with just how many different things you produced into one amazing picture. The lighting aspect from bugs has such an impressive glow over the character in an otherwise entirely dark picture. Your recreation of her outfit (and edit of her boots) were such wonderfully executed. Your work with the water and damp hair was outstanding, the ripples, shine and shading in the water really was a dark horse in this picture, such brilliant artistic work and under-appreciated underneath an amazingly drawn OC. Congratulations.
My Own Comments
The biggest compliment I can pay this piece is that we never forgot about it. Every time I open this picture I remember just exactly how excited I was when I first saw it a month ago. Despite all the new entries, this one always remained spectacular and different. The shading is very gentle and the shine effects in this picture really make it look amazing. We really loved the shading of the braids, the accuracy in the costume and accessories, the beautiful eyes, the really great inspirational pose and an outstanding background to match it all. Congratulations.
So congratulations to *Aikodea and *linnil for their entries
Due to such a large amount of entries, I promised myself to work harder and earn a bit more money for more prizes.
I wanted to select 10 runner ups. The purpose is to prove that these artists did amazing work and to know they were in the top polling positions. Despite not winning the money (sorry guys!) I will kindly give 200 dA points to each runner up. It was really hard to pick the top three from such a large group, and these are the ones that almost made it.
These runner ups are to prove how talented you artists are and to recognize the really great entries you produced but just didn't have that extra something to reach the top 3, but hopefully give you confidence and pride in your art.
In completely no ranked order, the 10 runners up are
Please all contact me to confirm and collect your 200 dA point prizes.
First - Dollars Paid, Points Paid!
Chibi(s) - Points Paid, Points Paid!
Pixel - Points Paid
Runners Up - Points Paid (x10)
What the judges looked for:
- Uniqueness, we want to see YOUR style of the same character.
- Accuracy of drawing, after all we still want to recognize it as her OC.
- Attention to detail, we want you to have to work for it, no roughs/quick sketches please!
- Stance/poses, please feel free to be creative about how you want Katsumi to stand.
- Artistic Talent, obviously it goes without saying we want to see skill and talent from everyone, in your own styles show us why you're a good artist!
- ~Izzyhal and =x-Hikarii reserve the right to advertise/post/use your pictures on either of our pages, but to never claim the work is our own. However we may post them in widgets such as "Katsumi's Collection" or similar. By participating in this contest you allow both named parties use of your submitted image(s) on their pages and in their art folders.