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Contest Time! (Deadline Extension!)

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 1, 2014, 8:26 PM

It's been a long, long time since I held a contest.  And what better time to do it than as we're heading in to Winter!

The Theme:

Sun Celebrating Summer Sun 

Deadline: January 15, 2015 12:00AM US-EST (-5 GMT)
(That's 5:00AM GMT!)

Updated to allow for more time for entries. :)

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose

So, for many of us in the northern hemisphere, it's cold.  I say forget you, autumn and winter!  It's time to start thinking of beaches, sunny days, and other things which aren't winter.  ...Right?  Who cares if it's the wrong time of year!

The task at hand:

Draw one (or more) of the following characters in the summer.  This could be at the beach, or stargazing, or camping, or whatever!
You can include other characters from their world, of course.

If you really want, you can also include your own original characters -- but please, be sure to feature at least one of the characters below!

Even though the characters come from a fantasy world, please feel free to change up the setting!

If you need some ideas to get started, here's some information you might find useful:

:bulletred: Keiji doesn't really care about what season it is.  He's the type of guy who'll go out on hikes and enjoy the wilderness if he can.  You can find him out on clear nights stargazing.  He's the most likely to play with small children.
Keiji by kabocha

:bulletorange: Yuki loves summer.  For her, it means being outside in the sun, warm days, and just plain ol' fun.  She's been to the beach a few times, and finds it more fun to play pranks on people with her illusion magic.  She's the most likely to play in a fountain!
Yuki by kabocha

:bulletyellow: Fox hates the heat, and would rather be inside with his books, in the shade.  Spoilsport.  He's prone to sunburn easily, though he's up for a good swim if he can get away with it.  He's the most likely to fall asleep outside with a book.
Fox by kabocha

:bulletgreen: Aster greatly prefers cold weather.  Even so, she enjoys going out and doing things like watching the lightning bugs with her sister, Kei.  She cannot swim, and is afraid of deep water!  She's the most likely to cook all the food for a picnic.
Aster by kabocha

:bulletblue:  Doran finds summertime to be pretty much the same as any other time of year.  He'd love to spend his time with Aster (and maybe some other ladies), if they'd just stick around...  He would find getting into a splash fight to be quite ungentlemanly.  He's the most likely to get dunked at the beach.
Doran by kabocha

:bulletpurple: Mara enjoys relaxing during the summer.  She doesn't like bugs, being in the grass, or humidity, but other than that, summer's great!  She enjoys bonfires on summer nights, when she can share scary stories with people.  She's the most likely to have a first-aid kit on hand.
Mara by kabocha

Got a question on a character?  Please feel free to ask!

Be sure to click on their chibis for a bit more information and additional reference images!

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose


Bullet; Pink No Tracing / Bases, please!
Bullet; Red Please maintain (at most) a PG-13 rating with your submission!
Bullet; Orange Creativity is encouraged!  Ask questions if you need!

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose


Upload your piece to dA!  Once you're ready to go, just leave a comment on this journal or send me a note with a link to your piece!

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose


1. Accept the puddle. by Jazeki by :iconjazeki: Jazeki

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose

Judging + Prizes

There's gonna be 3 people chosen from the entries as our top three!  These three will be decided by poll after the contest ends.


First Place: Two digital single-character fullbody requests and 636:points:/3-month premium dA subscription

Second Place: One single-character fullbody request and 396:points:/1-month premium dA subscription

Third Place: One single-character headshot request and 100:points:

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Creative2Bit Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the trade, please check out my artwork if you got some time ^^
kabocha Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by trade!  I haven't engaged in an art trade in a long time. ^^;  You may have me mixed up with someone else.
Creative2Bit Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
is that so, ??? hugh,

You haven't received any points from me ? :(
kabocha Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, llama trade!

I thought you were talking about something else, haha, sorry!
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Sakura-ShinRa Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Kabocha,

Just letting you know I used your Shoujo effects brush here…

I've credited you, and I hope you like it =D
DropThePress Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I used your "Winter Breeze Brushes - PS7" HERE . I hope it's up to your standards hahah!!
deeaRockGirl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i used your brush here…
and credited you for them. thank you
YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:party::cake: Sorry it's wicked late!! ^^;
kabocha Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! No worries, I'm just happy that you thought of me!  :heart:
steven-polar-bear Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Lots of your brush sets will prove useful, thanks a lotsss
PumpkinSkyline Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty stock photos '3'
LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Interface Designer
:iconloveloveplz::iconsaysplz:I love you.

Tag, quality deviant, you’re it! Quality doesn't mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!

- Continued chain from *odunze -
ZwartBlack Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
i love ur screentone!! n brush~!
it's help me alot!
JokerLina403 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I tagged you! :D


sorry for my bad english
DarkDevil16 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I used your stock here: [link] Thanks!
DarkDevil16 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sorry, the link I gave to you is not working: [link] Here it is!
segamainia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE your brushes! They are so awesome! I downloaded some and I can't wait to use them. Funny thing is, I didn't know you can get brushes here on DA so you can tell I am pretty excited.

Quick question: How do you make them? I plan on making on my own some day.
kabocha Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)

Haha, making brushes may not be a quick answer, depending on how in-depth you need for information. But, the long and short of the process is (Assuming you're using Windows):

:bulletblue: Make shape / image
:bulletblue: Click "Edit" in the top menu
:bulletblue: "Define Brush Preset"

Once you've done that, you can save your new brushes as a set using the brush manager.
I did a stream on it once, but... I don't seem to have the archived file any longer. So, perhaps in the near future, I'll do another stream on it. :)
segamainia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. You can give me the detailed info if you want. I just didn't want to waste your time. I really want to make brushes like yours!
kabocha Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It might actually be better to do a stream, to be honest... I do a bunch of different things when I make them. :)

But it depends on the set. For instance, the Shoujo brushets used a lot of layer effects and converting the layers to bitmap and back. There was a time when I did that sort of thing in Comicworks, too...

Some of the very old brushsets are simply conversions (with credit) of images into a brush set, too. (It seems that the original source is gone now... I hope it's temporary!)
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Happy Birthday! :heart:
kabocha Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Thanks, Tay. :D
Summer-Bunny Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(( :iconyayamericaplz: Happy Birthday! ))
kabocha Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyayprussiaplz: Thank you!
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