January 2007 Character Design Contest!

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January 2007 Character Design Contest!

Postby soul alive » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:29 pm

Happy 2007, and welcome to this month's Character Design Contest.

If you haven't yet participated, the idea is to do a drawing of an original character in the situation described below, as well as to provide a brief description of the situation and character. It is preferable for the artwork to be more than just the character.

Entries must be in by midnight January 30th; Jaden Mental will be judging based on four categories:

Most creative design.
Most creative background.
Best thechnical design.
Most exciting bio/personality/history for the main character.

Individual awards will be given for each category and an overall winner will be chosen.

With the start of a new year, many people are making resolutions. Many of these resolutions have to do with food in one way or another. So the topic is - Your character and food. How does he/she react to food? What is his/her favorite or least favorite dish? Do they like to eat a lot or not so much?

Have fun and good luck, looking forward to seeing everyone's entries.

*could a Mod please move this to the Art Contest forum?*
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Postby ChristianKitsune » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:42 pm

ROFL! I already got an idea...can we use the same characters as before? ^^;
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Postby soul alive » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:45 pm

I think so, but that's up to Jaden, so we'll see what he says.
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Postby Jingo Jaden » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:55 pm

Well its an original character, so make sure its yours then at least. ^^
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Postby Esoteric » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:22 pm

Wow, this is up fast...talk about on schedule! Hmmm. Food...an interesting idea. I'll be keeping this in the back of my mind and if I have time this month...perhaps I'll enter.
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Postby ShadowCat » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:40 pm

SC has ideas! *o*/
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Postby Photosoph » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:01 pm

PS has no ideas, but has the willingness to develop some and actually draw something! *o*/
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Postby mssthang_1 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:05 pm

so do we just post our entries on this thread?
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Postby Photosoph » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:07 pm

Yup, we post them here, or you can link to them if you like.
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Postby soul alive » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:07 pm

Yup. You can either attach your picture to the thread or link to it via ImageShack or another CAA thread, but you should have your character bio in this thread.

*Gah! too late*
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Postby Photosoph » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:22 pm

Lol!
Sorry, yeah, I got to the question first.
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Hmm... everyone is probably going to do pics of people gorging themselves... or rather, I normally would. ;) I wonder if I can come up with a more unique idea... this could be a challenge for me! :jump:
Or I might just fall back on the 'gorging themselves on food' idea if I get bored/lazy/no ideas. :grin:
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Postby meboeck » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:26 pm

I have an idea but I don't know if I'll be able to draw it. Well, I'll probably give it a try. And it doesn't even involve someone gorging themself.
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Postby soul alive » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:30 pm

^^

I think I'll probably sit this month out, I have too many other projects that I want to spend time on. If I do find myself with a few hours at the end of the month I might, guess we shall see... there are still 29 days for me to get other things done.
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Postby Photosoph » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:13 pm

Excellent. ^_^ It'd be great to see what you to do if you end up doing it. ^_^
I'll probably end up with some free time and maybe scribble something. X3
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Postby Aileen Kailum » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:05 pm

I think I've finally got a workable idea for this contest! I'll try to post the picture and bio sometime today--just have to actually draw the picture and write the bio.
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Postby soul alive » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:36 pm

That's great Aileen! I'd really like to see some entries this month, there hasn't been a single one yet! ;_;
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Postby Aileen Kailum » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:22 pm

Okay, here's my entry. I used colored pencils:

Name: Elli
Age: 14

Description: After a long day of school, Elli returned home. She was greeted at the door by the tantalizing aroma of pizza, her favourite food. Spellbound, she drifted to the kitchen, mind filled with ideas of a tasty afterschool snack. But to her great and undying horror, the only thing that remained of the pizza was an empty box.
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Postby Esoteric » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:34 am

haha! I love the story. That's awesome A.K.! Great job with colored pencils too!
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Postby Aileen Kailum » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:58 pm

Thanks, Esoteric.

I hope more people enter. Come on, guys! You still have one day left!
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Postby Photosoph » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:35 pm

Lol! That's so cool. :grin: I totally love the expression too. XD

I tried to draw something the other day but it didn't turn out right. Might need to just draw something simple and enter it in then. ^^ Hopefully I'll get around to doing that. :)

<EDIT>Did a quick pic. Too frustrated etc to do a complicated one. :) Anyway, quick, sketchy shading and quick colouring too. Hope you don't mind.

Background:
Most people think of dinosaurs eating meat. But no; there were plant-eaters too. Herbivores who liked to partake of the traditional salad, perhaps with spork instead of knife and fork.
Meet Tiny, a small stegosaurus with an appetite for leafy greens. X3
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Postby Aileen Kailum » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:43 pm

Yay! Another entry!

That's a cute picture, Photosoph. I like the spork.
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Postby Jingo Jaden » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:45 am

Winners of this months contest is..........

Original Design - Photosoph :D You got the character design kawaii as useual, neat design!
Background design - Aileen Kalium! You got the background fitting to the story :)
Technical submition - Photosoph, you made a nice drawing, well done :D
Bio/personality/history - Aioleen Kalium! Nicely done!

Alright, Photosoph, you have done this before, I want to make you and Aileen Kalium co-op on the next one :)
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Postby soul alive » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:10 am

Great job, both of you - I can't wait to see what the two of you come up with for February!
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Postby Esoteric » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:51 am

Congrats to both, very awesome work. hopefully more people will be able to enter next time.
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Postby Photosoph » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:32 pm

Thanks, Jade! Me and you will have to work something cool out, Aileen. Can't wait to come up with a great idea for next (or rather, this month ^_^ ) month with you. :)

Thanks! Yeah, sporks rock! :grin: :lol:

I hope more people enter next time too. I thought the idea for this month was really neat. I'm surprised more people didn't enter. Perhaps a lot of people are busy during the first month of a new year.
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Postby Aileen Kailum » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:39 pm

Cool. Thanks everybody!

Yeah, I definitely hope more people enter this month. Do you have any ideas, Photosoph?
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Postby Photosoph » Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:10 pm

Yup, one or two. I'll PM you about them. ^_^
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