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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

Rules


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

Submitting


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

Entries



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.


Prizes:


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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:iconyuninaoki:
YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Prize: Sei by YuniNaoki
Sorry it took so long >_<
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:iconkabocha:
kabocha Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  Sorry I didn't see it until later last night, but it's gorgeous! :D

Don't worry about how long it takes you to do a request~
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:iconyuninaoki:
YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries!! :heart:
I am just glad you like how she came out :heart:

And thank you! :hug:
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Jazeki Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Glutius Plantius. 
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kabocha Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Plant butt!
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:iconjazeki:
Jazeki Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Writer
LOL
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BibelotZombie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Artist
I Love your Manga brushes! :D
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:iconkabocha:
kabocha Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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BibelotZombie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Artist
:D
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:iconyuninaoki:
YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Prize: Keiji by YuniNaoki Sorry that he didn't come out as well as I wanted him to...:iconanimecryplz:
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:iconkabocha:
kabocha Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such is life -- but he still looks really good. :D  Thanks again~ :heart:
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:iconyuninaoki:
YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am really glad that you think so!! :meow:
That means a lot to me ^_^

I really REALLY love how Sei came out!!!!! :excited:
Am looking forward to coloring her!
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:iconyuninaoki:
YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Prize-Mia by YuniNaoki :la: She was a joy to draw! :heart: Love her hair!
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:iconkabocha:
kabocha Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  Omg I gets present 
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:iconyuninaoki:
YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FB Comm. Yuuka by YuniNaoki :love: Hope you like it!!
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:iconkabocha:
kabocha Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  :chairdance: 
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:iconyuninaoki:
YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome!!!
Best emote...EVER!!!! :lmao:
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Protect yourself against fraud to your collections. I'm happy that you like it :la:
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jacquelynfisher Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the wonderful gift! You are such a lovely person. :glomp:
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:iconkabocha:
kabocha Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on your marriage! :D

I figured you may want some extra time to update your name on dA (if you so choose)!
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jacquelynfisher Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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:iconyuninaoki:
YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ACEO Commission: Lady Matsudo by YuniNaoki :love:
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Ringshif7er Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Just went through and downloaded a whole bunch of these sets - amazing work! :D
Have a llama for your trouble :)
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kabocha Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  :D  I'm glad you like them!
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Natsusume Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Thanks so much for creating such awesome brush sets! I've been meaning to get into manga for a while now, and this finally encouraged me to give it a shot :meow:  They're really well-done, and look like a lot of fun to use.  Thanks for sharing them with everyone!


I gave you a shout-out in my journal
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