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Hello guys! The contest is closed, here are the accepted entries.


Kevin by morovv CS_Farewell_CONTEST by GiorgiaLanza Fare thee well by Ilman-Lintu Cybersteel Farewell - Kevin by 2BrightEyes
Cybersteel Contest: Farewell Alex by MelodyNoir The Promise by Chely103 Jelom - for Cybersteel Farewell Contest- by Narcissamadness CyberSteel Farewell Contest: Hold Tight by miaokep
Blood on Snow. by AyrinSiverna 
TasteofAnger by ToppPflanze -All My World- by Kaelhiar CyberSteel Farewell Contest: Two Sides by miaokep
[Cybersteel] Sorrow Regular by Nenmesis [CONTEST] Adagio by Eeren Winter in Germany by Laovaan Contest: One More Bullet? by XLEHX
Kevin by Kite04 CS: Alex by rynisyou Anger by AlaisL CyberSteel Cast by sasyazuzu
Alex-X-Kevin by Tsukiiyo Jelom by MalKnox Keeping your pain by Eye12524

Thiefmarine and ElephantWendigo  will judge the entries on the basis of: 

Star! Use of Theme and Characters
Star! Technical Skills
Star! Visual impact
Star! Originality
Star! Accuracy

Stay tuned!




  • Mood: Eager
Cybersteel - Farewell Contest  - DEADLINE EXTENDED by ElephantWendigo

DUE TO SOME DEVIANTART NOTIFICATION ISSUES,
THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

Contest Starts:
June 8th 2014 

Contest Ends:
July 21th 2014 00:00 (GMT+1)
Check the Countdown if you're not sure


theme


Cybersteel - Farewell is a Boys Love/Action webcomic created by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine . The contest theme is the realization of a full colors illustration16,5x24cm, and the 3 winning illustrations will be printed in the hard copy of 'Cybersteel - Farewell' in both English and Italian version

The preorder of the book will be open just after the end of the contest 
and the end of the proclamation of the winners.

The books will be shipped to the winners approximately in August/September 2014, 
in September/October if you want the Italian version. 
The 3 copies for the winners are signed by the 2 authors.



rules


BE CAREFUL: rules in bold and with * are NEW!

To participate in the contest and be elegible as winners is necessary:
  • To create an artwork with printing sizes of 16,5x24 cm. 
  • To create an illustration with the main characters of the CyberSteel story as protagonists (Alex, Kevin, Jelom, Upper, Anger, Irene, Perry, Oberon). 
  • You can draw just one characters or more, and up to all 8 main characters of the CyberSteel - Farewell story.*
  • Characters can also be represented in couples or groups. You can't create imaginary couples (Alex and Kevin kissing is okay, Jelom and Anger kissing is NOT okay).*
  • Fighting scenes are accepted.*
  • Characters can be shown as Pin-ups or can be placed in contexts or backgrounds as long as the backgrounds are not too different from the ones shown in the story. For example, if the story is set in a urban location, the characters can't be represented by the sea or in the mountains. 
  • Characters can't be Out of Characters. For example there is no need to represent Alex in a bathtub when he's afraid of water. Read the characters descriptions below and, if you have any question, please ask to ElephantWendigo .
  • Winners should fill and sign a form to allow the creators to print their artwork inside the 'CyberSteel - Farewell' hardcopy. Without the artist permission, the artworks can't be printed.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but only one entry per artist can win. 
  • Your illustration must be vertical!*
To avoid mistakes please refer to these links: 


categorical prohibitions


  • Final illustrations can't have huge watermarks on it, otherwise it will be disqualified. Minor signatures are permitted. 
  • Black and White images are not allowed. 
  • Illustrations less than 300dpi or of different format won't be accepted.
  • Drawing different characters from the CyberSteel - Farewell ones is not allowed, neither drawing secondary characters of the comic not included in the lists above.
  • You're not allowed to change the characters appearance (like giving them cat ears, furry, tails or something like that). 
  • Using copyrighted contents is not allowed (like using backgrounds from Google, etc.)
  • Creating horizontal illustrations (24x16,5 cm instead of 16,5x24 cm) is not allowed.*


media


ALLOWED MEDIA

To be elegible as winners is necessary to create an RGB illustration, 300dpi resolution, 16,5x24 cm. Template downloadable above. 
Traditional and digital works are allowed. It's possible to use textures and free stock, as long as you may use them for commercial purpose and no attribution needed.

NOT ALLOWED MEDIA

Comics, photomanipulations, photography, fractal, abstract, 3D art and animations are not allowed.



How to participate


  • Your entry must be a NEW deviation made exclusively for this contest.
  • In your deviation comment you MUST mention this contest and add a link or thumbnail of this journal. It happened many times that people forgot to add the link to our contest in your Deviation comment, please remember to add it before submitting your entry.
  • Send a NOTE to ElephantWendigo with "CONTEST ENTRY" as object, compiling the following form. The full size must be in your Sta.sh, no external links.  Messages in my main page or under this journal won't be accepted. 

Your artwork title:

Your nickname (or name you want to appear in the book):

Website:

Artwork Thumbnail or link:

Link to the full size artwork (in your dA Sta.sh): 
Do you give ElephantWendigo permission to print your art in the CyberSteel - Farewell book and in this book only? YES/NO




BROWSE ENTRIES (23 entries)


LINK



FAQ


Q: Is minimal color accepted?
A: Minimal color is not accepted.
The entry should be in colors, this means it can't be in black and white in any part.
I think the best way to consider a work in color is to check the thumbnail and see if the colors appear in the image preview. 
Even if the shade of grey is a bit colored, it's not considered in colors.

I'm linking you some samples of black and white, NOT allowed art, or black and white art with small part in colors (these are deviation from dA not related to this contest):
Woodman by huseyinozkan Girl. Sketch by sashajoe Smoke. Sketchbook by sashajoe Why won't you fight back by shilin H I D D E N by tincek-marincek Xena / Gabriel by Entrepreneurial

And here are some samples of not saturated art or 'lines only' that would be accepted:
instinct by len-yan Space girl by sashajoe Tidewater by Wildweasel339 pigeons by monikapalosz 
haunted lake by ramsesmelendeze Red Street by Hideyoshi 

Q: Are 'unnatural' color schemes accepted?
A: Yes. They are accepted! Sample below.
some people are so far gone by Kichaa

Q: Does the style matter? I know the style of each individual artist varies greatly, but should the entries try to reflect your artistic style in at least some way? Should the style be at least somewhat realistic? 
A: Not at all, the entry should be in YOUR style. If you trace to get a semi-realism still we will notice. :) 

Q: Will an entry that looks too 'cartoony' or 'scratchy' be something that is not what you are looking for?
A: Cartoon style is okay. It can be 'scratchy' too but it must be a finished illustration, not a sketch. Remember we will judge on the base of 'Accuracy' too. :) (Smile)

Q: For traditional art drawings, the scan or picture must be uploaded so that the file is 2020x2906 resolution?
A: Yes, different medium same rules.
You can scan traditional art at whatever resolution then you can change the size in Photoshop or other software and crop the drawing. 
You can either post a photo of a traditional drawing as long as it looks finished and with proper shading.

Q: Will a larger resolution be disqualified? 
A: The larger resolutions won't be disqualified as long as the proportions are the same.

Q: I saw you approved an entry with snow. Is it considered Out of Character, since it doesn't appear in the story?
A: Not at all. Atmospheric agents can happen. It doesn't affect the story setting. 

Q: So where does the story take place? 
A:  In Germany, Europe, near Stuttgart.



PRIZES


1st Place Prizes
♦ 3000 :points: 
♦ 12 months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel sticker
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal

2nd Place Prizes
♦ 1500 :points: 
♦  6 Months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal

3rd Place Prizes
♦ 750 :points: 
♦  3 Months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal


judges


:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine:

The work will be judged on the basis of:
:star: Use of Theme and Characters
:star:Technical Skills
:star: Visual impact
:star: Originality
:star: Accuracy

25 Semi-finalists will be selected by the Judges and 3 winners will be selected among the Semi-finalists. Semi-finalists won't be chosen if the number of entries doesn't exceed 50. 




IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT US...
...you can FAV this Journal! :+fav:. If you want to donate points or art please drop a comment. :dummy:
Thank you!

Any question?
Ask ElephantWendigo 

Good luck everybody!

CONTEST CREATED BY:
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aleriehagad Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I dyed my hair blue now :P I look better in blue hair
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ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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ValeskaZombie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your art is amazing *-* :huggle:
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Just telling the truth :3 :hug:
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 I LOVE YOUR ART la in love wolf gif 'happy2'  WOOOO AMAZING 
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ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So glad you like my stuff! <333
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aleriehagad Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I really love your art pieces~!
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ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] Thank you!!
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aleriehagad Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
no problem~
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YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!! *Hug*
SpreadSpread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
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WalisonQ Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love your artwork, it's amazing! inspire me a lot. Thank you! Hard Fav:3  
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WalisonQ Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's awesome!!, just lovely *__* :love: 
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ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So glad you like my stuff! <33
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Estroyer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Sometimes, you just click on something random and something good comes out if it. Today is that day and I even find a contest as well, yay!
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ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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chokichan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey why are you handsome and cute at the same time :iconuhuhuhuplz:
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YriaT Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You art looks awesome. You look awesome...e sei pure italiano?! Oh my my Perverted Nose Bleed 
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StarFire-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Excuse me, how did you get those image links to your facebook and instagram and stuff on your page?
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ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My Premium Membership allows me to do that. :)
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StarFire-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
oh, cool~
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Outl4ndish Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had beautiful, long hair, almost down to the shoulders, that for two years had grown uninterrupted, touched by nothing but my hairbrushes. THEN I saw your Nuvat stuff, and I think I fell in love. So, this morning, after months of dreaming, I went to the hairdresser and cut 'em just to look like him. And I swear I'll never, never, NEVER blame you enough for this. :D

Only joking, 'course, I don't look really like Nuvat but the result is still pretty cool. And your work is just awesome.

P.S. Anche io sono italiano, comunque. Paisà.
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