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THE SUPER HUGE CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT! YAY!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 9, 2011, 2:29 PM
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When I first thought of making this contest I figured it wouldn't be THAT hard to judge entries. I'm always disappointed with other people's judging as I feel most entries are chosen because "it's mai favorite, its so CUTE" or something like that. I wanted to make sure this one was judge based on the most WELL rounded entry. Creativity, accuracy, technique and application were the main qualities we pushed for. But even after nearly a week of judging :iconlaceycrombie: :iconknightsfaith:  and I still didn't fully agree or have all the winners chosen. It was really hard and I couldn't stop thinking about the disappointment for the people who didn't make it into the winners circle.

There were SO many entries, so so much more than we thought there would be. It was really hard to choose! So for those who didn't win, just know that we LOVED all the entries we got. I had no idea how awesome it would be to have my Inertia drawn. With every new entry it gave me idea's and inspired me to try and build on her world and her people. I really do appreciate every entry and I hope you all realize that just because you didn't place DOESN'T mean we didn't like your entry. Actually, a lot of the one's that hit all the right places to my personal preference did not rank. We only chose the entries that fit the criteria mentioned above and were well rounded. I wish I could give a prize to everyone! I really really do, I even thought of trying to come up with a few extra ones because I felt so bad! hahha.  

There are a total of 3 main winners with 2 honorary mentions. There will also be the contributor draw prize at the end of the journal :D

Honorary mention 1 goes to :iconmeenks: Rikona and Siege centest entry by Meenks Who will win 2 one month journal features on LaceyCrombie and my own page and 1 month DA subscription! Congratulations! You created a wonderful picture with rich tones and great detail on the characters stories. Rikona and I really appreciated that you incorporated their personalities and stories into this picture. It's a great entry and you should be very proud!

Honorary mention 2 goes to :iconpadzi: CE: Inertia by Padzi CE: Gopoh by Padzi CE: Inertia II by Padzi

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CE: Gopoh II by Padzi
Who will win an awesome prize donated by Meenks of one full commission and one partial full colored digital picture with base one colored background! Congratulations!
Your entries were chosen as they depicted the characters very accurately. Rikona mentioned loving the way you drew Gopoh's face! Inertia look's amazing, your attention to their detail, including their face/mask is very appreciated. Great entries!

3rd Prize winner is :iconzeoarts: Gopoh by zeoarts Inertia SD by zeoarts Who will win a commission from Phantom-Shadow16 , 3 month DA subscription, sketch commission from Meiphon Sketch commission from LaceyCrombie And a full color commission from Almirante-Ao-Kiji
Congratulations! Your entries were super sharp! Beautifully inked and carefully colored, very clean and professional. Your creativity and application with both entries were very very good! Thanks so much for entering <3

2nd Prize winner is :iconwingedgenesis5: :thumb215598453: :thumb215659013: Who will win a colored commission and journal feature from polywomple a sketch commission from ChibiChise The full Native Moon set drawn by LaceyCrombie A fully colored bust commission from LaceyCrombie plus $25 to use towards any future art commission! AND a full color commission from Almirante-Ao-Kiji WHuuooaaaaaaa <3 Congratulations on the awesome win! Your entry was super dynamic, creative and beautifully colored. The full backgrounds and use of color set your entries apart. Great job with portraying the characters and creating such nice images. Thanks so much for entering, I hope you'll enjoy your prize <3

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDD NOWWW!! 1st Prize winner IISSSSS....... :icongemmasuen: Gopoh by GemmaSuen Inertia's Rebellion by GemmaSuen Who will win A FULL BOX OF ANIME AND GAME GOODNESS! Art, figures, manga, anime and so much more! Also, thanks to our amazing contribs the shipping is totally free!! <3 An inked commission plus $25 dollar discount on a future commission from Meiphon  Full colored waist commission from LaceyCrombie A sketch commission from Anobu Annndddd 3 11x17art prints from my gallery, your choice! PLUS a full color commission from Almirante-Ao-Kiji WHoooaaaa!!! SUPER DUPER CONGRATS! Your images were chosen because they displayed the most well rounded qualities out of all the entries. The coloring was gorgeous with fantastic tones and application. Your creativity was very admirable. I have a specific style in mind for Inertia's people and you captured it with skill. You seemed to get right into my head without ever even talking with me haha. Great attention to the write up and story for both characters and your portrayal of each was perfect. A big big thanks for entering, I know you'll love your prizes! YAAYYYYYY <3

The contributors prize draw that was done today goes to.........................................!!! :iconchibichise: yaaaaaaaaaaaayeeeeee congrats! You win a colored bust commission from LaceyCrombie The full Native Moon set drawn by LaceyCrombie and 3 prints chosen from my gallery in 11x17 format. WOOOOO!!!!!

Thank you everyone SOO SOOO much for entering! We truly loved everyone's entries, it was super exciting to see them all coming in. We realize all of you worked really hard on your picture's and it show's, for that we are very very thankful. Lot's of e-hugs to everyone! Your artwork will be treasured and kept in our computers forever <3 haha. Thanks again! I hope everyone enjoyed this contest as much as we did!



  • Listening to: The show goes on - Lupe Fiasco
  • Playing: Halo Reach and Halo 3
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: peppermint tea
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s1naptic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations to all the winners and the honorary mentions! There were so many great entries I can see how it was really hard to choose... Good job everyone!
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:iconpadzi:
Padzi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Big, big, big and one more time big thanks!!! I am honored.
There were so many awesome entries.
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:iconmeken:
Meken Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Massive congratulations to the winners, well deserved!! This contest was so damn fun, really hope you two will put together another one sometime in the future!
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ChibiChise Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
.... Meg.. you just found a false Deviant art account of me xDDDDDDDD Thats so not my account.... CREEPPYYYYYYYYY

FIX THAT

YAY AMG ; A ; thank you! I didn't even know there was something for us contributors XD;;
-flails- IM SO THANKFUL KLFJSDKLJGAKLSDJGLKSDJGLAKSDJGKL;ASJG'ADK :icontearplz:
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:iconmeiphon:
Meiphon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
LOL. I was wondering why there was an odd picture there....but didn't think too hard on it hahaha. SORRY. YOU ARE ZE WINRAR. I just fixed it for you <3

Also, silly girl....you didn't read the original journal DID YOU? Ftt, shame on you. Ima take away your prize now lol. jk jk. You can has free shit. You'll have to tell Rikki what to draw for your free bust commission.
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:iconchibichise:
ChibiChise Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL I DID READ IT, I GUESS I JUST READ PAST IT LOLOLOLOLOLOL

and thank you, now my cute avatar is up there XD;;

DAWE SO HAPPEH thank you ; A ; and great entries btw, all so wonderful!
:D
NOW IMMA GO SLEEP OFF MY DRUNKNESS AND GET MY HAIR CUT TOMORROW.... FUUU~
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:iconwingedgenesis5:
WingedGenesis5 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats to everyone! And thank you you two for putting together such a fun contest
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GemmaSuen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Artist
I can't tell you how happy I am right now. It took me a while to find the right words but- Thank you so much for the competition. It's really helped me get my confidence back. I'm very happy- so happy in fact, I feel a little guilty that you're giving me so many things! You know you are welcome to split some of the first place prizes to give to others you feel deserve something for their effort. :blowkiss:

To those who entered, your stuff was brilliant in its own way. I must say, the thing I lack in most of my images are bold colours. I admire that some can use so many. It really was a shame there couldn't have been a fourth or fifth place :XD: even then it would have really been a close match!
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:iconmeiphon:
Meiphon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh my gosh you are such a sweetheart. You should feel good about your entry, it was very obvious that you poured your talents and your heart into the entry, it shows.
Dont feel guilty! Silly! You deserve it all! We wanted this to be a HUGE contest with prizes that nearly anyone would want! Also, half the prizes are donated thanks to our amazing contributors! I'm sure they would want you to have em.

We got sooooo many awesome entries! Maybe next time we'll go for more winners. And the honorary mentions are kind of like 4th and 5th place prizes :P I loved hosting the contest and Id love to do more!
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:icongemmasuen:
GemmaSuen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Artist
:blush:
Thank you and the contributors! I'll keep doing my best with things. Certainly the amount of prizes was a very overwhelming concept. I entered it because it was very fun! The excitement was like a drug on me hahaha! (I don't take drugs... honest :omg:)
I look forward to future contests now :) even when I didn't know I was going to win, submitting something to a competition makes me feel very accomplished.
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:iconlaceycrombie:
LaceyCrombie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconforeverzerodragon:
ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:icontemorah:
Temorah Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done all :)
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ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! You chosen the winners wisely! thanks for taking the time to choose as fair as possible :)
A LOT OF CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!!!

BTW I knew from long time ago that M-Intimacy was going to be the winner, because her entries were really so cool, she put`s a lot of effort on every detail (I tried to put all I can into Gopoh`s entry but I missed the bugs LOL). Also I always do things until I`m close the deadline... I really must change that ... xD (btw the lines of my drawings sucks, I must find other cleaner method...).

I hope every contestant learned something by drawing for this contest!

Thanks a lot to :iconsiegeredwolf: and :iconrikona: for creating this wonderful contest, and such nices prizes!!! :D
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:icongemmasuen:
GemmaSuen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments! I really liked your Inertia submission, the one with so many bright colours. I've seen your work, they're all very detailed and brilliant! I for one have learned a few things from the competition. :) As for lines.. yes they're very hard. :/ I guess it just takes a lot of practice, although I find programs like paintToolSAI or sketchbook pro are very good for line art.
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ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I would give them a try! :D In both you can draw and paint right??? Because I have MangaStudio (is quite good for draw lines, but I usually use Photoshop to do all the drawing xD). Sai and sketchbook are small and fast programs I think ?

Thanks for the compliments too and the info ^^
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GemmaSuen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Artist
:) no problemo.
Yes, Sai and Sketchbook pro are considerably small simple programs. I've heard of manga studio, never really got to try it. I used to use opencanvas, but moved straight to photoshop. Now I'm currently trying smaller programs to see if I can make use of something more lightweight. Sketchbook pro is by far my fav out of the two because it's so quick, and it's very good at Bucket filling closed areas. The only problem is you lack textured brushes, as far as I know Photoshop is still the best for faking that nice paintery texture look (besides painter of course).
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ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
=O I seee!!! I think I will try SAI and Sketchbook thanks ^^
yeah bucket filling can be boring sometimes ^^
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GemmaSuen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Artist
^^ Yes bucket filling is. It's good if you're trying to do something graphical. :) GL
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Azadeth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats, winners.
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:iconblackshadow40:
Blackshadow40 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i knew i didnt have enough time X[.....oh well good job winners
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:iconsillyshepard:
sillyshepard Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yay! Congratulations everyone!!
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XMedullaOblongataX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
participating in this contest made me realize i enjoy adding easter eggs into my work... i should do that more often >:3
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
hahahaha. MAKE THEM MORE VISIBLE for us none monitor users...actually...nvm....I doubt there are many at all anyways. STILL. Where areeee theeeeyyyy Medi!
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XMedullaOblongataX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
heng on
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:iconxmedullaoblongatax:
XMedullaOblongataX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
gopoh easter eggs: [link]
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:iconxmedullaoblongatax:
XMedullaOblongataX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
inertia easter eggs: [link]
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:iconxmedullaoblongatax:
XMedullaOblongataX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I MADE THEM TOO TRANSPARENT I SORRY D;
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LaceyCrombie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OMFG. MEDULLA! Even when you circle them I can't see them XD. Especially the "why u no" guy....Maybe it's just my screen, but yeah.....I got nothin XD. Now I feel less dumb for not spotting them.
Still...:heart: Salarian face :heart:
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XMedullaOblongataX Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
i made them too hard too see because i failboat ;o;
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GemmaSuen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Oh wow, I never noticed those! O_O
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XMedullaOblongataX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
i made them too difficult to see =(
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:icongemmasuen:
GemmaSuen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Artist
:< I still really liked your comics, they were crazy! :XD:
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ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol XD
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Evulart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Gratz to the winners and shame on me :X
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:iconmeiphon:
Meiphon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
No shame there, we adored your entry! When you said you were going to entry I was really excited, I love your work and I adore your entry. The coloring was fantastic. It was interesting seeing Inertia in a more sexual light, it's something I'd like to press for her future works. Everyone love's a bit of xenophilia! <3 thank you so much for entering. I really did enjoy your work.
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:iconevulart:
Evulart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot.I guess next time i'll have to put more effort :D
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:icongemmasuen:
GemmaSuen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Your colouring/shading was very clean and bold! Absolutely loved it!
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:iconazadeth:
Azadeth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I too definitely approve of your monster girl lesbian boob-squish rendition.
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:icondarkfox055:
Darkfox055 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D i have been watching this contest since it started, i wanted to join...but seeing as i don't do digital art i decided to only watch! CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
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Meiphon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aweee thanks!. Glad you enjoyed the contest from afar <3
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Darkfox055 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for holdin the contest ;]

by the way you two have the most awesome characters.
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:iconindui:
indui Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CONGRATS TO ZE WIENERS!
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