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Welcome to the Art Skills Competition.

As always, there are a few rules that needs to be followed for proper judging, viewing and general fairness.

Competition Rules
- All major parts of the entry must be original material, unless otherwise stated. Heavy references, sources and other visible influences should be credited as per normal forum courtesy.
- Submissions must follow the current theme to be judged, and must be drawn for that theme specifically. You cannot submit something you drew prior to the theme being announced
- Please do not post entries larger than 670 pixels in width. If your art is larger, post a thumbnail and link to the larger version.
- Artists cannot win in subsequent rounds, but are allowed to enter said rounds.
- Entries can be drawn in any medium available.

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Last theme: Collage
(Theme before last: Fairy Tales)

So, this will not be a judging. Or, it will, but there won't be a winner. The reason? There isn't enough material to make a proper judging.

You see... I think Kegaumongo did the best, and only, entry that was actually a collage of the word's usual meaning.
http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/CpiadeCollage1reduit.jpg
And it's a nice creation, but not in total tune with the rules of this contest with it not being drawn, and the main focus is made out of un-original material. Yet, this is what collages are. Glued together pictures. And it's a nice collage, it looks good, it's creative (I do think I have seen it before, though??) and it is complex, yet simple and easy to make out. Like the popart with a big image being made out of smaller images that fit the colour, background and all.
But. While this stands out, while it is nice looking and fitting the theme, I can't honestly say I would pitch it against the drawn entries as a contestant, without the judging being biased and wrong. You can't compare spoons and helicopters just because they are both metallic, and while a better judge might overlook the major difference in creation, I can't. And I won't. Sorry.
But it is a good-looking piece of art, the armatars are well chosen for their role and fits into the big picture. It's just not original. In any aspect. And more sadly, you have taken one of the things that might be at fault, a simple logo, and "coloured" it exactly like it is in the image. Which, in this enlarged version, means the shadows of the swords are now easily seen, and wondered upon. Why is the shade were it is, and in this case, why is it so much darker than the light side. While it has most likely been a lot of work, seeing that you might have thought about the basics of light and shadow would have been nice.
But eh, bonus points for using one of my custom armatar.

And on the other side, we now have two contestants, and that is simply not enough to make a proper judgement with a winner, at least not in my little world, which you all stepped into when you entered. Three is fine, two is too few.

ChromeDeathRazor
http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r588/Joe_Png/4a320ac6.jpg
Which is a nice character dump, all fit together with guns. Eastern and Western characters together, making a team of... uh, characters. And while the Eastern characters' faces unnerve me in the way they have been drawn, I do believe the worst offence in this drawing might be the lack of shading. It would have lived up the art a lot, and would have explained some of the poses better than however many lines would have done. Not that a certain lack of perspective isn't a problem, but it would perhaps have saved it a little. I will point out some examples of the perspective blunders, if you want to, Chrome.
Either way, more Warhammer guys in full armor, which you do really well, and which stands out compared to the rest of the team. You seem to give those guys more attention than the others, which is good for the Warhammer soldier but not very good for everyone else. But, with a bit of shading and colours, it could have gone to your service somehow.
Keep it up.

Bronze
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/drawingwars_zps8078f3e7.jpg
Which is arguably the bridge between the glued together version of the collage, and the character dump.
And I honestly don't have a lot to say about it. It's that simple-yet-OMG-chaos type of picture, where every inch has something new to look at, but when looked at from afar looks like a mess of lines. Which it is, but that's besides the point.
In a critique, I would point out stuff like the wings being flunky or the ghostly face being way too undefined, but it was most likely the point in the first place.
No words.
The pacman things with teeth are adorkable, though.

And with that... I guess the fail judging has come to an end.

Theme: Supernatural
Deadline: Saturday 29th

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Supernatural



hmmmmm,interesting,very very interesting....lets see what kinda sparks can fly with that kinda theme.
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Totes. And I am sorry for the crappy judging, but personal stuff and so on, so forth. It will be better next week.

Anyway, there will be four rounds after this one, ending the ASC the 27-28th of October. At least one of those rounds will be involving redrawing in some shape or form.

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If supernatural doesn't get more than three entries, you might as well end it then.

In a critique, I would point out stuff like the wings being flunky or the ghostly face being way too undefined, but it was most likely the point in the first place.


It was the point. I wanted to keep that quick doodle effect for the most part.
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If supernatural doesn't get more than three entries, you might as well end it then.

Why?

It was the point. I wanted to keep that quick doodle effect for the most part.

Yeah, thought so. Technically it would have been better without the black edge to the site, but the issues with the drawing itself was stuff that you did deliberately. Whether it was a good or a bad thing, well...
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Why?


If people can't make an entry for something like supernatural, then they most likey won't ever. That's all I'm saying.
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They might have a bad week, though. It happens.
And, well, cutting it short four weeks before it's going to end anyway would be sad.

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True. That was my first entry afterall.

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If people can't make an entry for something like supernatural, then they most likey won't ever. That's all I'm saying.


Hold on folks! I'm almost done with my sketch. Hope I can get it up soon.

(You will be in for a suprise... and I do hope it will not go off theme...)
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Might as well get straight to the point.
Attention!
I am closing down this contest. My computer has died violently, and I doubt I will be getting it back fixed any time soon.
I am sorry about this, but all things considered (one of them being lack of participation this round...) it's probably for the better.
No one wants a judging done by some grumpy *** who had to go out to his school at 7 in the morning to judge.

So, this is the end for me.
If someone else wants to continue on, they are free to do so.

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I am sorry about this, but all things considered (one of them being lack of participation this round...) it's probably for the better.

If anyone posts this round I will judge. Then I will get the thread locked unless someone wants to be a permanent judge.
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