The contest is closed. Thanks to everyone who has submitted an entry!
I'm personally very glad with the turn-out. ~Arada
and myself will take some time to decide on the winners, so until then please be patient. We'll try to not keep you in suspense for too long.-end edit-
Now, before you get too excited, this contest isn't being put on by *Tyshea
or the Wormwood Project
</acronym>. This is a little something that ~Arada
and myself are collaborating on, just the two of us. We're such big fans of Salad Days
that we wanted to hold a contest to help create more artwork for the comic, as well as good will amongst its fans. Now by all means you can enter even if you don't have an original Salad Days
character or haven't so much as even heard of the comic. That's fine and, in fact, if it means we've helped create a new fan of the comic, that would be wonderful. At any rate I'm rambling, so on to the contest description and rules.
and myself both have characters in *Tyshea
's Salad Days
: Annarie, an Easter bunny
</acronym>, and Drew, a cu sidhe
</acronym>. The concept of the contest is to include the two outdoors with a seasonal theme. They could be building a snowman during winter, jumping in a pile of leaves during autumn, having a picnic during spring, or lighting fireworks during summer. Whatever you like, be creative. And there's no reason to limit it to just the two of them. If you have a Salad Days
character, have them join in on the fun. In fact, we encourage you to.
So here's the rundown with the seasons. There's four, of course: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Choose the season you'd like best. With each one we'd like you to include a specific tree and flower somewhere into the picture. It can be the actual plant, a design on a shirt, just a couple leaves, or whatever. Take your pick. Spring's pair is a dogwood tree and violets, summer's is a willow tree and lily of the valley, autumn's is a maple tree and fern (not a flower, but ~Arada
likes it a lot), and winter's is a pine tree and snow drops. You can submit multiple entries, but you're limited one entry per season.
Moving on, the judges will be ~Arada
and myself, who will also be making the prizes for our winners. First prize will be the "Best of Show", which we'll agree on together. "Best of Show" will get a full character drawing with limited background done by yours truly and colored by ~Arada
. If the winner chooses, they can have two characters instead, but will be only upper body drawings. They don't have to be Wormwood High characters, but we'd like it better if they were. Same goes for the other prize drawings, which brings me to the next batch.
There will be four prizes following "Best of Show", one for each of the four seasons, so four winners. Each of these contestants will win a colored portrait (i.e. headshot) character drawing with a chibi version accompanying it. ~Arada
and I will be alternating between who will draw the portraits and who will draw the chibis. We're also keeping the artist combinations random in relation to the seasons, so we won't have lots of entries for one season and little or none for another. Lastly, there will be at least two honorary mentions, one chosen by ~Arada
and one by myself, that we find particularly noteworthy. The prizes for honorary mentions will be up to the individual who chose it. ALL
contest winners will also have an artist feature in my journal, as well as ~Arada
The deadline is April 12th and you may start submitting entries as early as Tuesday, January 6th. As mentioned earlier, you may submit multiple entries. It won't necessarily give you an edge, but more Salad Days
fan art is always appreciated, especially by *Tyshea
, and won't go unnoticed. Be sure to send the contest entries to ~Arada
via note. It would be a nice gesture if contestants would send me a note as well, though it isn't necessary. We will be keeping track of the entries in our respective contest journals, both to show the entries off and encourage others to join in on the fun.
's journal on the contest: [link]
If you found my journal a little confusing at any certain point, I suggest you read hers. She laid out the details a little more simply than myself.Entries by Contestants: Will you
</acronym> and Summer love
</acronym> SPRING SKIES: Drew and Annarie
</acronym> SD That One Tree
</acronym> WWP Spring Break
</acronym>, WWP Summer Vacation
</acronym>, WWP Back to School
</acronym>, and WWP Winter Holidays
</acronym> .Happy Easter.
</acronym> Timeless Entry
</acronym>Entries by Seasons:
</acronym>SPRING SKIES: Drew and Annarie
</acronym>WWP Spring Break
</acronym>WWP Summer Vacation
</acronym>WWP Back to School
WinterSD That One Tree
</acronym>WWP Winter Holidays
10 FREE SKETCHES [link]
one of her original characters
Spiral Knight [link]
Xenosaga's Chaos and/or KOS-MOS
ART TRADES [link]
(Want to do an art trade? Just ask and I'll get back to you on it.)
-EDIT: Art trades are currently closed for the time being.-
OC art trade: both doing ~Mishuku
's Mishuku and my Drew, i.e. Cu Sidhe [link] [link]
OC art trade: dancing Angie & Sith [link] [link]
's Drew the demon dog
OC art trade: ~bigdave2080
's Ozymandius [link]
and my golem, Adam [link]
( his: [link]
fantasy art trade: !NightStorm
's Boraeus & Zephyr [link]
and my Cu Sidhe [link]
with a folklore/mythical creature of her choice
OC art trade: ~VeraPeneda
's Cale and Vaeros [link] [link]
for my Cu Sidhe [link]
CLUBS (clubs that I belong to)
In the spirit of community, I decided to feature a different, fellow dA'er fairly regularly. To the artists: please don't feel obligated to do the same, this is just something I wanted to do. I enjoy your work and I want others to as well.
This journal's featured artist is... (drum roll, please)...
It was back when I did an art-trade with =Aeolus06
that I first learned about !romeo-casually
, known at that time as ~random-crazyness
. But it wasn't until the #WormWoodProject
that I really took notice of his work. Since then I've come to be a fan, especially with the plethora of Salad Days
characters and fan art he pumps out. ... Seriously, it can be staggering at times. And you can tell the quantity does not hinder his quality.
Here are some examples of his work:OC - Audacious Vixen
</acronym>WWP - X the son of Santa Claus
</acronym>OC - Color Theory
</acronym>WWC - Hot for Teacher
</acronym>WWP - V.S.W
And to that end, I salute you!
Keep up the good work!
Past Featured Artists: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
Other Past Features:
super features [link]
various artwork feature [link]
first ten feature [link]