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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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thoadthetoad
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Well, four entries have certainly been had! So here goes the judgy mudging:

A Winrar is You!
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/070/9/1/ruins_by_hectichermit-d5xrgh4.png
hectic was the only one who I think really captured the idea of a lost civilization. It's a crumbling castle with overgrowing plains, which is about as lost civilization as you can get. The only thing I would have done to make it better would be to have vines and such inside the cobbles of the castle, but otherwise it looks pretty fine and dandy.

Running Up
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a627/Reton8/AG%20Image%20Uploads/LostKingdom.png?t=1363077139
Even though I'm not super keen on fanart, you did a good job with the bleeding (likely due to the high humidity of a beach) letters and the beach itself. The keyblade is a little awkward in the sand, but I think it works pretty well anyway. The reason why this didn't get first was because it didn't really give me thoughts on any lost civilization- I'd reckon it's because I haven't played any of the Kingdom Hearts games.

Simplicity Award
http://imageshack.us/a/img585/2806/17818444.png
This almost beat hectic, if but the castle isn't near crumbly enough or devastated enough to be considered a lost part of a civilization. Even so, it has a certain charm of simplicity that only basic shapes can provide.

Sin City
http://i.imm.io/ZfS4.png
I have a weak point for cityscapes, because they make my brain and heart get all thumpy and flustered. Sadly though, the theme was a Lost kingdom, and less an already found kingdom. Even so, charming as always.

The new theme!

I like fire. A lot. Some people would tell me that I'm immature because of it, others would associate with me and say "Yeah, I like fire a lot too". Even more, people would call me a lunatic with the amount of myself I see in the dancing flames and would tell me that I need to see a mental doctor as soon as was physically possible. I set those people on fire.

So the new theme will be water. Just kidding, it's fire. Just kidding again! It's both. You can do either Fire, Water, or if you want BONUS points when judging comes around, Fire & Water.

I think I'll give this two weeks, but if I have the minimum 4 entries by the end of next Tuesday, I'll do the judging then. Happy Tuesday everyone, let's see some good stuff!

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The reason why this didn't get first was because it didn't really give me thoughts on any lost civilization- I'd reckon it's because I haven't played any of the Kingdom Hearts games.


Well, I suppose that my post is sort of a pun "Lost Kingdoms",Kingdom Hearts", "Lost Kingdom Hearts". I'm hoping my reference to Roanoke Colony wasn't lost.

His men could not find any trace of the 90 men, 17 women, and 11 children, nor was there any sign of a struggle or battle.[3]:130â"33
The only clue was the word "Croatoan" carved into a post of the fort and "Cro" carved into a nearby tree. All the houses and fortifications had been dismantled, which meant their departure had not been hurried.


They are still not exactly sure what has happened to the colony to this day. I suppose, on top of that, the colony will never become what it could have been if it prospered and in a sense a forever lost kingdom.

However, since I don't really have a solid idea how Sora fits in (it started as the pun with no real deeper meaning). Maybe he visits the colony in some alternate-fan-fiction universe, in which he becomes lost with the colonists, leaving only his keyblade and the wood with the words Croatoan on them. The keyblade is supposed to look muddy and rusty, as if it has been there for sometime.

Yay, okay those are my thoughts on my piece.
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I'm hoping my reference to Roanoke Colony wasn't lost.

It was, completely. Like, utterly. I haven't played a Kingdom hearts game nor will I ever, really.

That's the risk when it comes to fanart!
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That's the risk when it comes to fanart!

No! haha :], Roanoke Colony was a real colony. It's American History.

(unless your messing with me o.0?)
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my thoughts on my piece

Pie


suggested that thoad and in general the ASC needs a better reward for winners :P, suggested winners should choose the next theme, too bad thoad said I couldn't win more then twice in a row

anyone think threads like this die because lack of motivation aka no reward rofl I remember loooong ago that there was a chance of getting merits, now is staggers on anyways...

A colony hmm isnt Kingdom Hearts a bunch of Disney themes? perhaps one of them Disney movies might have connections to early american colonies O.o
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http://imageshack.us/a/img255/8961/firewithrain.gif
I made this using particle effects, I later felt like it was a bit cheated so I made another

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/1668/97723559.jpg

believe it or not that's not smoke, its steam, from water... >.>

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No! haha :], Roanoke Colony was a real colony. It's American History.

You obviously don't live in America, because Americans don't learn American History in their U.S. History class. They learn about how awesome columbus was and then they learn more about WW2.
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You obviously don't live in America, because Americans don't learn American History in their U.S. History class. They learn about how awesome columbus was and then they learn more about WW2.


:] We traced our hands to make turkey drawings too!
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And in Texas its its the Alamo who cares bout the every other American place yea we get American History and Texas History whooo...

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Thoad, you might wanna drop me a line whenever you need the thread title changed... I thought you had gone AWOL because it hadn't changed until I decided I had actually better take a look...

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I'd love to say that I just went AWOL and disappeared again, but really it's just that the competition died.

I blame the fact that I'm not thooper populurr anymore

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I blame that no one has chosen themes simpler then some abstract philosophical deep thinking, metaphorical topic that bogs down anyone who doesn't know what to draw when they see the words that describe the theme.

Next Theme:
"A Philosophical Cat, chained to a Scratching Post while drinking Tea, dressed in a Top hat with Dancing Scones with Troll Faces, Guarded by a 1930s looking bulldog soldier "

:P

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