Draw your OC doing something. It could be fighting, eating, running, drinking tea, whatever you want! You can even draw a short comic. As long as they're doing something. We want to see an action! If you're not sure if your idea will qualify, ask yourself "does this pose imply movement
It can be one character or multiple characters, whatever you want.
Humanoid, anthro, feral, etc, are all welcome
It doesn't have to be fullbody, but to be able te depict an action it should be at least halfbody.
Backgrounds are not mandatory, but they do help to set the scene!
It doesn't have to be colored, but remember that effort
is one of the judging criterea. We have to be able to see the action without help! So drawing your character(s) just standing or sitting with a
text-balloon and saying they're talking will NOT qualify!
No fanart, and no random characters! I want to see characters who at least have a name and bio, or something else to show they're a developed character (descriptions under art, writing, etc). Fancharacters are allowed, as long as they have a bio etc. Only if you don't have an OC you are allowed to draw a character that belongs to someone else, but only if it's a character from a friend, you get their explicit permission before you start the drawing, and they are a fully developed character.
You are allowed to add a canon or random character to the image, as long as your OC is the main focus.
Need help with poses or other aspects of your entry? Have a look at my FywaDA journals:Find your way around DA #1: Pose ReferencesFind your way around DA #2: Animal StockFind your way around DA #3: Color TheoryFind your way around DA#4: Composition+PerspectiveFind your way around DA #5: Coloring and ShadingFind your way around DA #6: Anatomy
We will be judging the entries based on:
Depiction of the character Creativity,
originality and composition
You don't have to be a Watcher to join, but it will be useful for updates. And of course it would be much appreciated <3 When submitting your entry, put a working link to this journal in your description, AND a link to a reference/bio/ other 'OC proof' of the character you drew
Please leave a link to your entry here in the comments. Don't rely on the mention system!
It often doesn't work. No link here = no entry.
All visual mediums are welcome. So no literature, sorry. It would be too difficult to compare visual with written work.
You can enter as many times as you like! BUT each entry must be of a different OC, and only one can win
All entries must follow the DA submission rules
All entries must be submitted after this journal was posted, and made especially for the contest
Any stock used must be properly credited. Bases are allowed, but remember that effort is one of the judging criteria!
Blood and tasteful nudity is allowed, but please keep it within limits. No 'gore just to be gore', and no porn. When in doubt, please ask first.
If I catch anyone being rude to other contestants, they're out
If you win but you don't respond within 7 days the prize will move to the next in line.
[If you want to donate a prize please send me a Note][Since it's a
contest of course there are prizes. But I hope you will mainly see this as an opportunity to challenge
yourselfves <3 ]
Notes on prize donations:
Please, no 'llama only' donations. If you're offering other prizes you can of course add them as an extra
I do not consider 'will add to faves' a prize, sorry. I don't think that's how faving should work. I'd rather you fave any entries you like simply because you like them and want to support the artist.
I'd prefer no Original Species to be offered as a prize. Many deviants are not really interested in adopts or OS, and I'd hate to see your hard work go to waste
If you want to offer them as an alternative to a different prize that's perfectly fine.
All entries will be added to my faves and will be featured in a journal
If this contest goes really well and we get a lot of entries I'll add some honorable mentions. 1st place
3 month Core membership [by TheBrassGlass
[donated by wolfgurl1999
Fullbody of a (humanoid) character of your choice incl. simple background OR a Custom character design like this: [open] Steampunk Angel OR OC ref sheet (same format as custom) [by Iduna-Haya]
Full illustration The decisive battle [by Carrot-Ache]
Full-body pencil drawing The Beast Unleashed [by Chameleonist]
Full-body The Night Is My Veil [by PastryFudger ]
Colored Waist-up Waist-Up Examples 1 [by PosyPrince]
headshot [personal] The Queenbee (humanoids too) [by inkblush]
Colored headshot [by lDestiny]
Portrait sketch Avier [by SarahRieker]
Colored trad. chibi with reference sheet Nancy Blackmor reference sheet [by NancyBlackmor]
Inked headshot [by fireytika]