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Concept Art Contest #9 - Overwhelming Odds

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Heinvers, Jul 20, 2016.

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  1. Heinvers

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    Overwhelming Odds
    Contestants are to create a group of people or a single character faced with insurmountable odds or overwhelming numbers of enemies. For example, a knight vs a demon, a squad of marines vs a swarm. Despite their/his oncoming death, "these/this hero/es" faced it with valor and courage, despising fear as it stares at their/his eyes.

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    • No submission may violate any of the site rules.
    • All submissions must follow the current theme. If any concept does not fit, a moderator will tell you as soon as possible as to avoid confusion.
    • Your submission must be posted before the deadline. The post containing your final submission must also contain the following:
      • A thumbnail attachment or and image shown with tags. Please do not give us a link to a site where the image(s) is/are hosted.
      • The file in the appropriate format.
      • Optional short story/lore behind your chosen entry.
    • You must show at least one unfinished preview of your submission, before the deadline, as proof that it’s yours.
    • Your submission may not be started/made before the official launch of the contest.
    • Judges may not participate.
    • Teamwork is not allowed, but providing feedback to other contestants is strongly encouraged.
    • Blood, gore, intense violence, and extreme visions of the grotesque are allowed as long as they follow site rules and are within a good level of reason.
    • Backgrounds on concepts where they are not the main focus are allowed so long as they do not detract from the concept.
    • Both traditional and digital media are accepted for this contest.

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    • First Place: 50 reputation points and your entry on the award icon
    • Second Place: 35 reputation points and an award icon
    • Third Place: 20 reputation points and an award icon



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    • Mr. Available
    • Mrs. Available
    • Each judge will receive 5 reputation points.
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    Theme Does the artist take advantage of the theme, or is the vision unfitting? /10%
    Execution Does the artist display the design in an effective manner, or is it hard to tell what is what? Are artistic techniques used effectively to make the character interesting, or does the style deteriorate the concept? Is the appearance of the design objectively pleasing, or is it of low quality? /25%
    Concept Does the design offer a new creative approach, or is it generic and cliché? Does it have character, or is it just another boring design? Does the design make sense and fit the description, or is it necessary to read the title to understand? /40%
    Realism Does the design balance, or are the proportions impractical? Is the anatomy or construction correct, does it allow the character to move as it should, or is functionality disregarded entirely? /25%
    • 75 % of the winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 25 % of the winner shall be determined by the results of a public poll.
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    • The contest shall begin on July 22nd 2016, 17:00 GMT and conclude on August 30rd 2016, 21:00 (one week extension), GMT

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  2. Heinvers

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    I'm gonna participate in this contest and I'll finish my product this time :p
     
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    I'm watching you.... now there'S no escape :p
     
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    Ahahah :D I'll start working tomorrow, I already have something in my mind. This'll be good I can give u that mate ;)
     
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    I'll wait a while seeing how this goes ~(*uses Shadowmeld*)
     
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    Oh yes! my option was picked!
    :D time for more brainstorming!
     
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    Oh hey! Another one is up! Time to get these creative juices flowing.
     
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    Soooo the odds it has become? Dang, I really thought, it would become some AI/cyborg theme and already had ideas. Back to the concept then...

    I bet there will be a lot of people joining with this one. :)

    Thanks for organizing, Heinvers
     
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    Nothing is stoping you to draw an Ai cyborg facing overwhelming odds. :O
     
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    Now now there. Thank Mr.Goblin for that. His eagerness to make the art section more interesting is all his credit and this contest as well.
    Wouldn't be possible without his support.

    Now, go and participate~
     
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    Don't listen to Heinvers people, he just can't take compliment... because he'S awesome.
     
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    The reason overwhelming odds is good because the concept isn't very specific to what the physical appearance of the subjects should be. You could combine Squads and Eldritch Horrors and still relate to the concept
     
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    true that :D

    @Heinvers: Alright, so thanks to Mr Goblin as well,
     
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    @Heinvers we'll praise you and you'll take our compliments by will or by force

    Indeed! In the end, everyone was happy. Like, even who voted for plants can come up with something.

    Subscribing & already thinking about my entry now.
     
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    ah this sounds interesting :) I'm gonna check up from time to time
     
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    So then, to judge or not to judge?
     
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    I will leave that up to Mr.Goblin if he wants judge selections.
     
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    here's what we are going to do, I'll enter... and if by the end of the contest we haven't found any judges, I'll withdraw from the contest and I'll judge. deal? Feel like I'll be missing on the fun if not :D
     
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    Works well enough for me : )
     
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