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Carlie
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Hello and welcome!

This is a spin-off of the original GFX Art Battle, but with some updated rules and changes. Please make sure to read the rules before entering, since they have been modified. Good luck, we look forward to seeing some creative artistic entries!

Competition Rules
1. Must be hand drawn, either on paper or in a program. It can then be manipulated in an graphics program. But unoriginal artwork cannot be used as the main focus. Copyrighted images cannot be used. All pieces containing copyrighted images will be disqualified.
2. Submissions must follow the current theme that has been chosen by a moderator for that week. If you submit more than one piece, please clarify which one you would like to be judged.
3. If your image is larger than 600 pixels wide, please provide a link to the image instead of posting it in the forum. Otherwise, the image will be cut off.
4. Artists cannot win in subsequent weeks. You can still submit, but if you won the week before, you cannot get first place again the next week.
5. After the deadline, a moderator will pick the winner, and they will be awarded a 25 AP award.

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goumas13
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Grand Duke

Why are there two dinosaurs in the middle of the desert trying to eat a dessert?

They just got married and they had no wedding cake.
I hope that dessert is jello!

It's blueberry jello.
Nooo, dinos don't eat that!!

They don't know it, cause they don't read books.
GuitarHeroFtw
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Nomad

Haha excellent explanation goumas13.

Clap clap

goumas13
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Grand Duke

I have immense rhetoric skills.

Clap clap

Now I feel like Berlusconi.
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv296/goumas13/silviob1lv3.jpg
GuitarHeroFtw
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Nomad

Now I feel like Berlusconi.


haha whos that? he looks funny
goumas13
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Grand Duke

haha whos that?

let's hope that he will never see it, cause he has a huge ego and gets really angry when they don't know him.
He is Italy's prime minister.
Cenere
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Jester

Now, end the offtopic and all.
The deadline has been reached, so too bad if there was any other drawings for this.
Judging will be posted when I decide to actually do it, which depends on if I am going to go to school or not.

TotallySane
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Nomad

Now, end the offtopic and all.
The deadline has been reached, so too bad if there was any other drawings for this.
Judging will be posted when I decide to actually do it, which depends on if I am going to go to school or not.


Man, I should totally check deadlines. I was working on one last night but I was tired, so I decided I'd do it today, so it looked nicer. :P
marton96
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Ughh the suspense is killing me ... :P

GuitarHeroFtw
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Now, end the offtopic and all.
The deadline has been reached, so too bad if there was any other drawings for this.
Judging will be posted when I decide to actually do it, which depends on if I am going to go to school or not
OK but when was the deadline meant to end though?
Cenere
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OK but when was the deadline meant to end though?

When it was meant to end?
At the time I said it did.

If you are still not aware of it, the Announcement Board has all the deadlines posted. If you are in doubt when a deadline is or what the theme is, and you do not want to check the title or go back in the thread to find it, check it there.

Also busy with having a headache, but it still should be done today, because otherwise I am greatly disappointed at myself.
Zega
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Peasant

The deadline was yesterday! D:

GuitarHeroFtw
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Nomad

Also busy with having a headache,


Oh noes, ok noticeboard, got it.
Cenere
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Judging. Only a day later than I was planning, but with people asking for the deadline and being impatient it feels like it has been a week delayed...
Just so you know: Zophia has a lot of other stuff to do (she is really busy), especially after the -420 kid keeps being incredibly annoying when she should sleep. Thus it being me judging alone the last couple of rounds, and might continue to do so until Zophia is feeling better and has done the stuff she should.

Besides that: Judging.

Pixie won last week, as people have been sighing about, so:
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1383/dessert.jpg

I am not sure I know, or want to know what it is, but I have a feeling it is supposed to be some kind of candy/cake with desert stuff topping.
Either way, it seems a bit sketchy, and you might need to work on your lines a bit in paint (not the only one).

First place:
Bronze.
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/SandorzVormnt.jpg

It looks quite good, and though I would not say chocolate is a dessert (rather candy, but it seems like I am the only one thing that). You colour graduates nicely, though it is a little sad the paper is acting up like it is. If you get the chance/have a decent programme for image editing, you should try playing with the brightness and contrast to make the colours deeper.
Other than that, it is a good idea, nice drawing, and the expression on the chocolate looks good.

Second place:
Crimson.
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd349/crimsonblade55/DesertofDessert.png

I know I seem to repeat myself when it comes to you, Crimson, but it is because it is true: You are getting really good at drawing, and the images are getting more and more complex. It could have been fun with Saquatch and Yeti in the WoM, but that is another discussion.
The highlight on the sand is a little too... Well, it seems to be white instead of a warmer kind of yellow, which makes the sand seems cold on those spots. The characters could have needed a bit of shading as well, but on the other hand, most cartoonists does not make highlights in other than eyes, and only a bit of shadow, so I guess you are excused.
All in all, it amuses me.

Third place:
Dragonball
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1373/dessertv2.png

This version is quite good, and I am glad you took the time to change it. You should possibly have made some more melting ice running down the cone, but that is not that important.
Funny idea, and it would have worked without the "Almost!".


13 images left.

Goumas
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv296/goumas13/desert.jpg

The sun is looking a little odd. Or rather, the shine/sparkles looks misplaces on the drawing. It seems you used GIMP or something similar, and those programmes have a layer function, that might help you with avoiding the white lines between the lineart and the colour.
Line thickness is another thing you might want to work on, but that is up to you.
Also, fun explanation.

Samdawg
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6716/cakedesertfail.png

What is that cake doing in a desert?
So close and yet so far.

Zega
http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo296/Zega96/Cactuscake.jpg

Well, if it is going to be a drunken party that cake might be a good thing, considering how people say cactus helps on hangovers. I might need to try that.
I am going to ask you the same as I did Goumas: Would it be too much trouble to work on the line thickness? It would make the drawing a lot more impressive, and it does not even have to more advanced than using a thin line for the background. You are developing your skills nicely.

RPoAG
http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww348/RPOAG2009/TCIO.png

Portal has surely manipulated our view on cakes, huh? Not so much desert, though, and the head is... grey.
The cake has white lines between the colour and the line, and the lines are a little thick. It might have worked out better if the cake was lineless too, but I am not sure. The upper image of the stickguy looks amusing due to the black line, though. Was it intentional?

Marton
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs190.snc1/6373_1137147161173_1602187960_338848_6758949_n.jpg

Where RPoAG has dessert, you have desert. The hills are a bit abrupt in shape, but not really a problem, I guess. And yes, sand.

Dudeguy
http://api.photoshop.com/home_07252c3daae341a8af3c49dd483afee3/adobe-px-assets/add79e99427d4e60972efcab6c2f9935

I actually hate it more when the ice cream is melting down my hand and arm with alarming speed...
A bit perspective would make it look more natural.

GuitarHero
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2271/bananatpi.jpg

And I who thought Zega would object to this one.
No further comment.

Gametesta
http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae163/Gametesta/Desert.jpg

What do you use for drawing? It does not look like paint, but then again...
Hopefully his "hands" won't melt.

Superpickle
http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg414/super-pickle/asasdasd.jpg

... I have no idea...

Perslos
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/Perslos/Cactus.jpg

Rather simple... There is not really much to say other than you might thing about what colour you use for text, because when you save paint drawing in jpg format, the drawing gets a little smudgy and the text, if it has the wrong colour, will be hard to read.

Snake
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww334/Sssssnnaakke/dessert.png

Hmm, reminds me of art rage.
I am not sure if it would have worked better if you made the entire desert be made of lollipops. Somehow I thik it would have been a better idea, instead of making a desert with some random lollipops popping up for no reason.
The colours looks nice, though.

Zlith
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n270/evilsanta666/Armor%20Games/desssssssert.jpg

Return of the odd things people think is dessert?
Either way, I doubt anyone would want to eat it, if it acts like it would on a hot beach: Melt and then become full of sand.
The text is a bit hard to read, though.

And Owen made a nice desert to end it all with.
http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq211/Owen135731/DesertArtAG-1.jpg

The lines are... odd. Would probably be fun to colour up in different colours, though. I miss that a bit.

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Just a note: You should not take my advice seriously, if you do not care much. I am trying to help, but my experience is many does not want to be helped. So it is up to you whether or not to try it all out.
Or yell at me for being a better-knowing 'tard.

Now, theme.

Theme: Month
Deadline: 24th of August


And please try to keep the offtopic to a minimum, otherwise I might end up refusing to judge, if I have to go through 20 pages to find 8 entries...
The same goes with commenting on delay, because I am well aware of it, and I am feeling bad about it.

dudeguy45
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Peasant

Wow.... Cen, you deserve an award. That has to be the MOST VAUGE THEME EVER!

Cenere
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Jester

Wow.... Cen, you deserve an award. That has to be the MOST VAUGE THEME EVER!

No, it is just you who lack the imagination to get something out of it. I am actually finding it to be rather easy, and will probably try and draw something for it when I stop being pathetic and unable to hold a stylus or pencil without shaking.
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