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4 ELEMENTS CONTEST - 1 MONTH LEFT!

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 1:00 PM
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CONTEST CREATED BY:
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x: 


Contest Starts:

TODAY!! July 14th 2012


Contest Ends:

September 9th 2012 (23:59 gmt +1)



THEME

You have to represent =ElephantWendigo's Original Characters (List here: audreydutroux.deviantart.com/j…) following the theme "FOUR ELEMENTS".
The Elements are: FIRE, EARTH, AIR, WATER. 
You may use just one element, 2 or more, or all of them in the same image or literature piece, but remember that the characters must be the focal point of the image.
The FIRE Element could be represented by match, explosions, smoke, torch, lava, shot, etc.
The EARTH Element by ground, earthquake, rocks, plants, nature, wood, sand, etc.
The AIR Element by wind, wings, flying, clouds, storms, hurricanes, etc.
The WATER Element by taps, abysses, ponds, fishes, rain, bath, ice, etc.


 

CATEGORIES: VISUAL ART AND LITERATURE


VISUAL ART RULES:

You must draw SirWendigo's characters following the theme "FOUR ELEMENTS"
The subject of the picture must be the character, not the theme itself. 
You don't have to draw all the Four Elements in just one picture, just one is required at least, but you can draw more of them in the same picture, if you want.
You can mix my character in a single picture in every way you want: be sure you're respecting their personalities. You may also create new couples, and destroy the older ones.
You can join the this category with how many entries you want. 
Your work can be in black and white or in colors.
Background are very welcome but the characters must not be too small into the picture. Their face must be visible. 
Blood, nudity, violence, dark themes are allowed. Strict mature content flag is not allowed.
It would be better not to participate with sketches or messed up works.
Bad quality photos of traditional art won't be accepted. Edit it with a software!

You can participate in this category with Traditional, Digital art and mixed media, drawings and illustrations. Every style is allowed.
Vectors, artisan crafts and oekaki and Muro drawings are allowed. 
Abstract and fractal art is not allowed, unless is just in the picture background. 
Comics and baloons and written parts are not allowed. 
Cosplay photography and paper dolls are not allowed.

 

:new: LITERATURE RULES: :new:

You must create a fiction written SHORT CHAPTER or PROLOGUE using SirWendigo's characters and show at least one element to remind the theme 'FOUR ELEMENTS' into your short story.
Poetry is not accepted in this category.
You can join this category with just one entry
The maximum lenght of the chapter must be of 2000 WORDS (Tools>Word count in Word or 2 pages in Word in Arial 11)
No sex is allowed in this category! Follow the dA rules. Blood, nudity, violence, dark themes are allowed, though. 
Strict mature content flag is not allowed.


 

RULES

READ THE RULES CAREFULLY BEFORE SENDING YOUR WORK! 

* Only =ElephantWendigo's original characters are allowed (NO other OCs or fanarts)
* You can find the list of the characters here -> [link] 
* This contest is open to EVERYONE. You don't have to ask first.
* The characters should be one at least, or six at the most (any animal NOT count as a character). 
* You may add some animals to the picture, if you like, but they must not be anthros. A not recognizable crowd can be added in the background, though.
* The characters must be recognizable. Don't change their outfit if it's written they don't change their clothes.
:new: * You could make the character facing a situation unusual for him. Also you could change the OCs clothes, and design new clothes for them, in the same style the usually wear. 
:new: * If you want to make a character in costume, regalia, suit, is perfectly fine. 
* You can mix characters from different stories and create cross-overs and new pairings. 
* You can draw or write about gay couples and hetero couples.  
* You can't change the sex of a character.  
* Strictly mature content is not allowed!

* The entry must be a NEW DEVIATION made exclusively for this contest and it must be uploaded on DeviantART. 
* In your deviation comment you MUST mention this CONTEST, providing a LINK to this journal entry. The contest creators icons are optional but appreciated. 
* You're entry can't infringe the DeviantART rules. 
* You MUST credit all the resources or references you used and provide a link to them.
* You CAN'T use Copyrighted resources and materials, or part of someone else's gallery for making your picture, except for textures and resources.
* Just one entry per participant can win! You can't be selected as semifinalist in two categories. 

* Don't offend or contest judges votes in any case. 
* Judges can't participate in the category they're going to vote, but can participate in the other. Contest creators can't participate in the contest.
* Donors can take part in the contest.
* Your work can be added to as many dA groups as you want.

:new: FAQ :new:

- You can't draw my OCs in animal form.
- You don't have to understand my OCs personality. Don't be afraid of getting them wrong. Just avoid to draw them in absurd situation. Ask if you're not 100% sure about your idea. If you have difficulties with them, you can still draw them as pinups, so you won't need to get their personality at all. 
- You can add accessories to the characters' designs. You just have to make them in the same style of the character. 
- If you want to make the character facing a situation unusual for him/her, you could do that.
- You CAN'T use part of my gallery or someone else's gallery for creating your work! This is stealing, and you may be reported!
- You can use ANY of my character as you like. Mix them together, creating new couples, or drawing just one of them. You don't have to pick just OCs from the same group/comic, though. This means you can make cross-overs.
- You can enter in both categories, but you can win in just one.
- You don't have to color or shade the drawings.
- There's no limit of entries per person for the VISUAL ART category. 
- The limit is of 1 entry per person for the LITERATURE category. 
- Ice could work as WATER element, and SAND could work as EARTH.


  

HOW TO ENTER

Send a NOTE to =ElephantWendigo with the subject "FOUR ELEMENTS CONTEST", providing the THUMBNAIL or the LINK to your entry. Messages will not be accepted. 
When your entry is accepted, it will be added to a new journal just for entries.

BROWSE ENTRIES


  

PRIZES


1st Place VISUAL ART Prizes

:bulletred: 2000:points: from Points Donors
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:new: SirWendigo - CG half-figure in colors
*Newsha-Ghasemi - Bookmark single character monocromatic (theme with single flower)
=SnowAngelRika - Full body colored with background
~Delubra - Fullbody in pencil
*Ilman-Lintu - Sketch 1 character + background
~Mnemesyne - Traditional or digital piece of choice
*Sho-kun - Bust in colors
*noblestallion - Cell-shaded portrait
*DarthTanuki - Cell-shaded chibi
~avymus - Waist up drawing
~PKLdesigner - Vector portrait
~Yephire - Semi-realism colored portrait
CuddlyCat1 - Full color waist up picture

2nd Place VISUAL ART Prizes

:bulletred: 1000:points: from Points Donors
:bulletred: 6 Months Premium Membership or 1272:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:new: SirWendigo - CG half-figure in black and white
*Newsha-Ghasemi - Bookmark single character monocromatic (theme with single flower)
=SnowAngelRika - Full body colored
~Delubra - Waist up in pencil
*Ilman-Lintu - Sketch 1 character + background 
~Mnemesyne - Traditional or digital fullbody
*DarthTanuki - Cell-shaded chibi
~avymus - Bust drawing
~PKLdesigner - Vector portrait

3rd Place VISUAL ART Prizes

:bulletred: 500:points: from Points Donors
:bulletred: 3 Months Premium Membership or 636:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:new: SirWendigo - CG bust in colors
=SnowAngelRika - Half-body colored
*Ilman-Lintu - Sketch 1 character + background
~Mnemesyne - Traditional or digital half-body
*DarthTanuki - Cell-shaded chibi
~avymus - Full body sketch
~PKLdesigner - Vector portrait

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1st Place LITERATURE Prizes 

:bulletred: 2000:points: from Points Donors
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:new: SirWendigo - CG half-figure in colors 
*SandroRybak - Work in colors
~Delubra - Waist up colored
*Ilman-Lintu - Illustration for an existing story of the winner
~Mnemesyne - 3 drawings of an already written piece of the winner
*Sho-kun - Bust in colors
~avymus - Waist up drawing



Judges 'Visual Art' category

:iconsirwendigo: :iconthiefmarine: :iconandaglas:

Judges 'Literature' category

:iconsirwendigo: :iconandaglas: :iconilman-lintu:

The work will be judged on the basis of:
* Use of Theme and Characters
* Technical Skills
* Accuracy
* Originality
* Visual impact/aesthetics

25 Semi-finalists will be selected by the Judges and there will be another voting for selecting the 3 winners.



IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT US...
...you can FAV this Journal! :+fav:. You could also donate points to the donation pool on my main page, or art.
Thank you!

Any question?
Send a note or a message to =ElephantWendigo.

Good Luck!



You can win over 2000 :points: and dA Premium Membership.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmanly-unicorn:
manly-unicorn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
is it...over?
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, many months ago.
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:iconsouleatermakachan:
SoulEaterMakaChan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh already over >< too bad .. my internet didnt work so i couldnt submit ^^
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:iconelotta:
elotta Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Just finished mine, send you a note as well:) [link]
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:iconyuukia-hime:
Yuukia-Hime Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I am so in on this! *gets drawing!*
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:iconyuukia-hime:
Yuukia-Hime Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
is this still open?
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! It's still open :9
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:iconyuukia-hime:
Yuukia-Hime Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Already started on it!
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:iconwahidarts:
wahidArts Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will donate a realistic digital painting of anything the winner chooses.
Under one condition, I will draw the exact portrait/scene/etc. the winner requests, I won't change anything the winner decides to change in the painting.
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
At this point I'm not accepting prizes anymore. I'm really sorry.
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:iconconstantvariation:
ConstantVariation Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Are we allowed to watermark it?
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes. But your signature will be better than the huge dA one.
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:iconmeguja:
Meguja Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm interested ^^
But can you tell me when Kikloh was born? :> She's very nice character and I would love to draw her, but I need to know what is her zodiac ;P
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nobody knows, since she's a goddess. ^^
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:iconlazy-ghost:
lazy-ghost Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
duz it have to be digital or can u draw it traditionally
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You can draw traditionally.
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:iconsonicjuice:
SonicJuice Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I join in this contest! OwO
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:iconxin-yii:
Xin-yii Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'll try to join~~~
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:iconfedechiccaaa:
fedechiccaaa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that sounds interesting....
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:icondollqueen:
Dollqueen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool! Bring it ON! ^u^
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:iconmercythedestroyer:
MercyTheDestroyer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm really glad that you have suck a late deadline. I barely have any art supplies with me and won't for the next week. ;A; It actually give me time to come up with an idea and get other stuff done!
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:iconbjork-anaiiz:
Bjork-Anaiiz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could draw something, but I will try my hand at writing.
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:iconippo-lita:
IPPO-Lita Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Sounds interesting! I'll participate :)
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:iconlianaluv99:
lianaluv99 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist
if we draw more than one character, can we draw the characters form differents stories?
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure you can! ^__^
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:iconboomersgirl98:
BoomersGirl98 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Writer
I have a question. Are we representing just one character?
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You can decide to draw 1 character or more, it's your choice. :)
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:iconboomersgirl98:
BoomersGirl98 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Writer
well, I don't draw. I was going to do a literature piece.
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Same there, but you could make just one entry for that section. :)
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:iconboomersgirl98:
BoomersGirl98 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Writer
Oh, okay. I shall get started right away.
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:iconboomersgirl98:
BoomersGirl98 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Writer
never mind. I forgot to read the rules…
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:iconevirion:
evirion Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my! The characters are so inspiring! I really must draw something for this contest. I love that there isn't a limit to entries! I don't think I stand a chance but it doesn't hurt to try ^^
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:iconthiefmarine:
Thiefmarine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
good luck!
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck then ^__^
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:iconlightoverpowers58:
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
This sounds awesome, although it is going to be a bit of a challenge for the short story.... May I ask why there is only one winner for the literature section but three for visual arts? Not to raise offense or anything.
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Because the number of writers around dA is lower.
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:iconlightoverpowers58:
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
Hm, that isn't true.... I would say the number of quality writers doesn't match the number of quality digital artists but the quality is there.
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:iconerisilaz:
Erisilaz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sounds nice c: should try. need to find my inspiration again ahahah.
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Waaa! I'm sure you can find it :3
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:iconniqua10023:
Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds fun. Aww, darn. I can't add my own character too? Well, that would be enough work. I might try this? It looks like alot of fun.
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, I'm sorry. This time is for my OCs only.
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:iconniqua10023:
Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:3 I understand.
Just your OC's Aka: Characters.
I read the rules.
It sounds like fun, tho.
I might try it. :)
Aw3some!! Characters btw.

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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ^__^ Yes, my OCs mean original characters :)
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:iconniqua10023:
Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No Biggie!! ^_^' I know, I have some of my own too. :)
But, this do sounds like alot of fun.
I seen your art work. I love them All!!
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Woa! Glad you like :3
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:iconniqua10023:
Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Of, course!! :D
If you like you can see for yourself on my page. ^_^
If you want too?
-3-' Sadly, I haven't really made to much stuff yet....
But, I seen your work and it's aw3some.
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:iconunavailableoption:
UnavailableOption Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
does the fire element can be a lightning? :D
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, but can be air. ^^
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:iconunavailableoption:
UnavailableOption Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Thank for the quick answer !
Well xD when i was thinking about it, i had a better idea !

I think i'm gonna enter the contest XD at least, i'll try ! i'm french and i don't think my english is good enough for the literature semi-finalists ... well ... we'll see !
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:iconsirwendigo:
SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe search for a beta-tester :) There are many around here.
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