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Merry Christmas everybody!!

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 2:29 PM
You are awesome! You deserve the best gifts and the best in life!


My Christmas was awesome, even if I've eaten too much chocolate and played Diablo III and AC3 for too many hours with my new PS3. I'm a little uninspired so I didn't draw anything for Christmas. T_T Hope you will forgive me!

I also received many awesome gifts and many drawings from people on dA!!

hohoho! by Diskort 

The Deer God by VlamVlyer

 Dear Boy by Ilman-Lintu

 Thallo for christmas by Raith56
  Raith56 

X-Mas Mark by DamienDEnfer

Mark Koch by Asameth

Thank you so much again for all your time and effort!! *ugly sobbing*



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(Contains: sexual themes and violence/gore)

Commission Info 2013 - CLOSED!

Mon Nov 18, 2013, 6:39 AM

SECOND bunch of commissons is done! 


Working on other 5 commissions....

PAID:
X

Accepting payments for:
X

WAITING LIST:
  1. Vaniraa
  2. FaolNaGael - Raziel Lunefluere (sketch bust, fast shading, cleaned lines)
  3. army - Army (digital art, colored, full figure)
  4. Nagathia1 - Ban Reed & Noah Barloc (sketch, waist up, fast shading, fast colors, cleaned lines, add. character)
  5. angryemi@gmail.com - Emi (Waist up sketch)
  6. Sternen-Gaukler - Jason Graziano di Santo (Fullbody, sketch)
  7. azurielle1 - Jesse Bowen and Elyas Amarae (Sketch, fast shading, fast colors, cleaned lines, additional character)
  8. CorvaCarolina - Jonathan Fox (Digital art, waist up, colored)
  9. ShadowsKiss - Nicholas Cauldwell (Digital art, color, full body)
  10. BingBoo - Zerius (Digital art, sketch bust, fast colors)
  11. Heliantheae - Chester (sketch, bust)
  12. echiax  - Shikei (Painting, full body, full background + animal)



I CAN DRAW:
ORIGINAL CHARACTERS
ANIMALS
BOYS LOVE/GIRLS LOVE
GORE
KEMONOMIMI
PORTRAITS
COVERS

I CAN COLOR OTHER PEOPLE'S ARTWORK!

I WON'T DRAW:
FURRIES 
PORN
CHARACTERS WITH REFERENCES FROM HERE AND THERE
THINGS IN DIFFERENT STYLES

Untitled by ElephantWendigo
PRICE SAMPLES (Digital Art):

The Prodigal Son by ElephantWendigo Dead or Alive by ElephantWendigo Dust to dust by ElephantWendigo
Sketch Bust + Fast Shading + Cleaned Lines= 45$

The Ghost of You by ElephantWendigo Good Morning by ElephantWendigo
Sketch Bust + Fast Shading + Cleaned Lines + Additional Character = 55$

Mark Koch by ElephantWendigo Till the last breath by ElephantWendigo
Sketch Waist up + Fast Shading + Fast colors + Cleaned Lines = 70$

Under the moon light by ElephantWendigo
Sketch Waist up + Fast Shading + Fast Colors + Cleaned Lines + Additional character = 80$

Deer Gold by ElephantWendigo
Lineart Bust = 30$

Demons are real by ElephantWendigo
Colored Waist up (No Background) = 70$

Navael by ElephantWendigo
Colored Full figure (No Background) = 90$

Death and Pain by ElephantWendigo
Colored Waist up + Additional Character (No background)= 110$

1 MILLION KIRIBAN: YAMIKO by ElephantWendigo
Colored Waist up + Background = 120$

Painting Options by ElephantWendigoPRICE SAMPLES (Painting):
Cry of the Black Birds by ElephantWendigo Jim Hawkins - Treasure planet by ElephantWendigo
Bust Colored = 80$

Necromancer by ElephantWendigo FIRESTORM by ElephantWendigo
Waist up colored = 100$

Lady Winter by ElephantWendigo
Bust colored Fast Background + Animal = 140$

Jimmy and Fanta by ElephantWendigo Drowning in this love by ElephantWendigo The Nobodies by ElephantWendigo
Waist up colored + Additional Characters = 140$

A Bed of Roses by ElephantWendigo Into the wild by ElephantWendigo The Queen by ElephantWendigo 
Waist up Colored, Full Background = 150$

Rivershire by ElephantWendigo
Waist up Colored, Fast Background, Animal = 160$

Empress Of Nightmares by ElephantWendigo Deer Huntress by ElephantWendigo
Full figure colored, full background = 170$


Portraits by ElephantWendigo


IF YOU WANT TO COMMISSION ME...


JUST SEND ME A NOTE FILLING THE FORM BELOW.
BE ACCURATE! 
YOU CAN'T ADD REFERENCES AFTER YOU SENT THE NOTE, EXCEPT IF I NEED MORE REFERENCES.

ASK FIRST FOR COMMERCIAL USE OF MY WORKS!


  • TYPE OF COMMISSION: (DIGITAL ART, PAINTING)
  • NAME OF THE CHARACTER:
  • THE CHARACTER CREATOR:
  • NUMBER OF CHARACTERS IN THE PICTURE:
  • CHARACTERS REFERENCES: 3 picture max
  • CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: if needed, 4/5 lines are enough. BE BRIEF!
  • SPECIAL REQUESTS AND CHARACTERS POSITIONS AND INTERACTIONS:
  • DETAILS, PERSPECTIVE, EXPRESSIONS, BACKGROUND: everything I should know

Wait for my answer before sending the payment! 
I will send you a note back with the confirmation of the amount.


PLEASE NOTE THAT:
  • I accept payments IN ADVANCE and VIA PAYPAL only
  • ”$” symbol means USD
  • You should check on Paypal you're buying 'services' not 'goods'

☆ I will send you the ultimate work in FULL SIZE downloadable via Sta.sh (resolution from 180 to 300 dpi).
☆ My works are only available in DIGITAL format.
☆ Every work may take up to 1 month. So be patient!
☆ If you want PRIVATE or COMMERCIAL works (the first will not be shared anywhere on the web), you must pay a surplus price consists in $100. You’re buying the rights. 
☆ If you do not send me the payment within one week your seats will be DELETED!
☆”Preview included” means that you can make me change the SKETCH of the work for3 TIMES only! After that, if you’re still not satisfied, your slot will be deleted and you will be refunded.
☆ Let me know if you want my signature (digital or handwritten) on your work, because I don’t use it so often.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH MY COMMISSIONED WORK
☆ Sharing it on the web
☆ Using it as signature, avatar, anything on the web…(on DeviantArt too)
☆ Making it a gift for a friend
☆ Coloring it
☆ Modify it

WHAT YOU CANNOT DO WITH MY COMMISSIONED WORK
★ Selling it, uploading on a private site where you must pay something to enter…
★ Pretending it was made by yourself (in short, STEALING)
★ Re-posting it in your dA Gallery or claiming it as yours
★ Removing my signature

I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO...
★ Share the finished commission on DeviantART, Tumblr and Y!gallery, but I won’t allow anyone to download the full-size image.
★ Print the commission for my personal use only to show it in my portfolio. You will receive credits.
★ Refund people if the commissioner ask for too many changes (over 3) of the original sketch. After 3 changed, if the commissioner is not satisfied, the slot will be deleted.
★ Refund people only BEFORE starting to work on their definitive commission.


Kiriban @ 1 million! TAKEN!

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 6:56 AM
The kiriban winner is: 
With this screenshot:
Congratsss!!


This time I'm offering an artwork as prize of the value of 90$,
a colored drawing with linest waist up with fast decorative background in colors, fanart or OCS
like this one:
Demons are real by ElephantWendigo

I will accept NOTES :note: ONLY, not messages on my main page or on this journal.
Photos of the screen won't be accepted, I will accept screenshots only.

SAMPLE
Correct stamp: 
Cattura1 by ElephantWendigo

NOT correct stamp: 
Cattura2 by ElephantWendigo


The first note that will reach me will win (if it followed the rules)...

A kiriban works this way...
When I reach this number of PAGEVIEWS (1,000,000) on my MAIN PAGE, you should take a screenshot (STAMP + PASTE in PAINT or PHOTOSHOP) of my page and send it to me.

I know there's the same number on my TAGLINE (kiriban @ 1,000,000) but it won't work as a kiriban. You MUST take the pageviews!

You can upload the file as a deviation or in your Sta.sh or upload it on Photobucket or Imageshack and send me the link. 


SAMURAI ARTBOOK ON SALE ON YAOIREV!

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 11:01 AM
Hello guys! I forgot to mention here that our SAMURAI artbook (the book in which I took part) is on SALE on YAOI Revolution's website.
tumblr mmwxknRdKK1r63egeo1 5002 original by ElephantWendigo

Samurai is a full-color artbook containing the works of seven artists from all around the world. 
Within the 74 pages of Samurai you'll find artworks of diverse nature and techniques with just one thing in common: male beauty appreciation.


Artists: 

:iconakira-666: :iconamsbt: :iconandaglas: :iconelephantwendigo: :iconnoiry: :iconpsydrevo: :iconskopt:  


Cost: 32.95$ + shipping

Visit the store: SAMURAI ARTBOOK


The site ships worldwide!


The quality is a bit better than our first version. The colors are brighter and the quality really good.





Thank you for all the birthday wishes!

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:00 AM
Omg guys! I received so many messages and cake badges!! :iconlaplz:
I'm so happy right now! 
"26 years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable people". >3<

I will feature the drawings I received as a present when I'd collect some. Drop me a note if you drew me something because my deviation inbox is full of spiderwebs and I can't check. *shame on me* :iconimdeadplz:

Mark by Eeren
From 
:iconeeren:
:heart:


Shye by Zephyrhant
From 
:iconzephyrhant:
:heart:

Nuvat by psydrevo
From 
:iconpsydrevo:
:heart:


Soul Predator by Ilman-Lintu
 Alien Ring by ElephantWendigo
From 
:iconilman-lintu:
:heart:



Black veil brides by ElephantWendigo
This is from myself LOL!

Cake Badges from:


:iconnimroh: :iconhyazintha: :iconxxxdarksunsetxxx:



LIVESTREAMING LIVE NOW!

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 11:46 AM
Inking the new CyberSteel page!
www.livestream.com/elephantwen…

tumblr mmwr48b6sN1r3an10o1 500 by ElephantWendigo


· WHAT
Samurai is a full-color artbook containing the works of seven artists from all around the world. Within the 74 pages of Samurai you'll find artworks of diverse nature, topic and techniques with just one thing in common: male beauty appreciation.

Artists: Akira Atsushi, AMSBT, Boomer, ElephantWendigo, Noiry, Psydrevo & Skoptsy

:iconakira-666: :iconamsbt: :iconandaglas: :iconelephantwendigo: :iconnoiry: :iconpsydrevo: :iconskopt:


· HOW

You can pre-order your copy now and until 30th of JuneFill this form, then send your payment to the e-mail which will appear in the message
All pre-orders will come with a set of pins and an exclusive postcard.


· PRICE

15


· SHIPPING

Ordinary mail
- Europe: 7€ ($9)
- Worldwide: 10€ ($14)

Registered mail
- Europe: 9€ ($11)
- Worldwide: 15€ ($19)


Give yourself a treat and rejoice with this collection of astounding men!


· FAQ!

- The books will be shipped after the middle of July. The first you pay for the book, the first the book will reach you.

- You can only pay through Paypal.

- You should send the money to the mail address that will appear when you've completed and submitted the form. 

- If the payment went through you will only receive a confirmation from Paypal. We're not sending confirmation messages ourselves.

- If you haven't paid the whole price you may receive a message from our mail address asking for the money. If you won't pay we will refund you the whole price but then you won't receive the copy of the book.

- If you want to be refunded we will refund you using the Paypal feature, that means you may not get the whole price you paid at first but the price minus the Paypal fees.


- There are no previews available of the inside, I'm sorry.


If you have any other question feel free to ask. :)



*****


Finally guys! After 1 year and a half of hard work this book is ready to print. 

I'm so excited! It's my first publication as main artist ever. 

Also I want to thank you :iconandaglas: because she is the best sweetheart ever, always available and not to mention she is the co-organizer of this awesome project (I'm the organizer in fact and I really proud of myself so I won't hide this time :iconhurrplz:).


I want to thank :iconakira-666: for all the informations and the help when needed. I discovered a really kind person. I had no idea she was adorable like this.


And now, :iconnoiry: because she saved my life and had so many awesome ideas like the pins and she made the postcard artwork. Not to mention she was always around when I needed the help, she discovered the site what will print the book, she fixed my InDesign template, she was always kind with me and my sillyness. SHE.IS.AWESOME.


Also I want to thank :iconamsbt: :iconskopt: and :iconpsydrevo: for the beautiful art!


Now I want to thank myself as well because I had this idea, to have the courage to ask my favourite artists to make this book together, and it was hard but we MADE IT, I made the graphic and created the digital version of the book, and I will ship all the orders *dies*. 


I really hope you will like the results!


I've shipped all the books except one! I hope they will reach you soon and you will like them! :dummy:


Samurai 7 by ElephantWendigo




life drawing 5 by algaegoblin
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin

Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics. 
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format. 


STEP 1

First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditional tools.  It may seem a stupid or banal rule but it is not. 
You will need a piece of paper and a pencil, preferably a medium-hard pencil or HB ("H" stands for "hardness," while "B" stands for "blackness"). If you  have already familiarity with this hard drawing medium you could obtain different soft pencils instead: B, 2B and 4B will be fine. A putty rubber and a white rubber from a good brand will work fine. 
However, I'm not here to describe which tools are better for drawing traditionally, and for me a hoe would work fine as well: it's the passion that counts!

My tools by thepunisherone

 Now that you have a pencil and F4 paper (F2 is less thick and if you erase often you could ruin it, that's why F4 is ideal) you can start your work. You can also make out with A4 paper which is thicker than normal,  otherwise you will pass the sheet if you use a hard mine (or if your hand is too heavy, if you know what I mean...). 
Well, now that you have the tools, sharpener included, get in a bright spot of your house, preferably on an inclined surface (otherwise your future drawing will look in perspective, and you may not be happy with the result!) and copy the hand your not using for drawing. Try not to erase too much. Try to grasp the structure of your hand through many sketches in which you should only draw the outlines of your hand and fingers, you should forget about the shading for a moment. 
Fill the paper with these sketches of your hand in different poses and please include your wrist if you can. Continue your workout every 2/3 days (preferably daily) for 2 weeks, what am I saying?  Do it until you could see significant improvements! 
Write the date on each work you have done and keep them carefully without rubbing them. The first step to be a good artist is to give value to your works. When the hand really looks like a hand and not a mass of sausages then you're ready for Step 2.

The result will be similar to this, only the folds of flesh and contours of the hands should be visible.
Six Hands by ArandaDill

Hand proportions work this way...
Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni Hand Tutorial 2 by Qinni


STEP 2

So now we better move to the second point. Ok guys, do you remember your own hand? That hand you copied so many times, that fist, that cramp that came while you deformed it? Here you are, you should repeat the procedure but this time you will not have to copy only the outlines of your fingers. You must work hard and point on your hand the dramatic light of a lamp, because this time you should draw your hand and shade it. 
If you are drawing using a HB  pencil then shade using a B or 2B. You will realize soon that it is not so difficult to find the darkest points: the hard part is not to make the whole drawing uniformly black or uniformly gray and creating well balanced halftones. 
You may find some difficulties, yeah right! all normal, because in fact you're seeing your hand in colors (as long as you're not color blind) and you're just simplifying your hand colors using the greyscale instead. So, don't give up! It was hard for everyone at the beginning.
Repeat this exercise every 2/3 days until you can see a clear difference between the first hand  (remember to write the date on the drawings!) and the last hand you drew. Are you satisfied with your improvemente?  Good, because you will have more fun following STEP 3. 

These are practical examples of a good result.
Hand anatomy by Elthenstorm Hands and Feet by ArandaDill



STEP 3

Since you are already conversant with your left hand (or right that it is) and you say you know it by heart (if you say so...), now I'm asking you to take your colored pencils and do an experiment. This time I'm asking you NOT to do a preliminary sketch in pencil of your drawing: just draw one or both of your feet, using colored pencils only on semi rough paper F4 of different colors (I recommend a white, a grey, a blue and a black for a good start). Again, do not stop until the result satisfies you. Write the date on the work because now the interesting part begins.
The result should be similar to this, of course in colors.
Six Feet by ArandaDill

Feet proportions works this way...
Art Tips - The Foot by ArandaDill +TUTORIAL-Feet drawing guide+ by goku-no-baka



STEP 4

Now that you have experimented with various techniques and you quite understand how your hands and feet are made, you need a model for understanding how the face works. 
Ask one of your friends, your parents, if nobody wants to pose for you then use a picture (but it's always better to do life drawings first!). As tools you will need a ballpoint pen, preferably black or blue, and a white smooth paper (A4 copy paper is fine too). Now make a copy of the person in front of you (face, neck and shoulders), and remember well that you can not/must not erase this time! Yes, I'm evil. Try to do several sessions of the same person until the drawing is really similar to the original and recognizable from others. 
Begin with a front and profile view, then try out 3/4. 
Portraits 2 by ArandaDill
'Portraits 2' by ArandaDill

The proportions of the human face work this way...
Face Proportion by endzi-z Profile Proportion by endzi-z



STEP 5

It 's time to understand how the human proportions work. A tip? Never stop taking references from the human figure (as long as you're learning) or you will make a lot of mistakes or exaggerate many anatomical features without even noticed it! 
Now use your live model of choice, or look in fashion magazines and copy a full human figure in different poses, focusing on lines, shading, dynamism and execution speed.
To improve your speed you should first start with 15 minutes poses, then reduce the time to 10 minutes and 5 minutes at last. Use a timer: leave the drawing unfinished and start another one when the time elapses. 
Do many of them, every day. 

The results should be something like this...
Life Drawing Collage 4 by travelingpantscg
'Life Drawing Collage 4' by travelingpantscg

figures 8 by Luthie13 .Life Drawing 2010: 5 Mins. by hino-kitLife drawing 2010 by jeffsimpsonkh
Figure Workshop 13 by JerrySabatini Figure Set 1 by ethician
Figure Studies: 1 by beavotron life drawing: 5 minutes by scaragh
figures 3 by Luthie13 figures 5 by Luthie13
some figure drawing by Luthie13 some more figure drawing by Luthie13
Figure Drawing Collage by BamfetteFigure studies. by RoscoeFink
Life Drawing Collage 3 by travelingpantscg
life drawing 042511 by bigbigtruckLife Drawing at CDA 3 pt2 by reiq

If you didn't understand how the anatomy works, you can study some good tutorials for the human body...
Arm Anatomy by Azot2014 Trunk Anatomy by Azot2014
Man Anatomy by Azot2014
 General Body Tutorial by shark-bomb


STEP 6

The time has came. It is time to finish something guys! You should be really excited: you reached execution speed and some anatomy skills but you lack accuracy.
Use your awesome live model again and ask him to pose for a longer session (2/3 hours minimum). Use the tools you like the most, sit comfortably, tools in the hand and start your session.
Here are some good results you may find inspiring.
Prenda XXVII by napoleoman old man_figure drawing by michalivan
12hr figure drawing by infernovball Life drawing:  A sitting by thienbao

I really hope you will find this journal useful and I really hope you enjoyed the journey. ^^ 
Ps: Sorry my English is not my mothertongue. 


The judges of the 'Slice of Life in Winter' Contest
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x: :iconlehanan: :iconhyazintha:
are proud to announce the winners of the competition!
CONGRATS!
The wnners will  be contacted from the donors by note soon.

:winner: 1st place :winner:

Snowglobe by K-Koji
by :iconk-koji:

Prizes

:bulletred: 5000:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from ElephantWendigo
ElephantWendigo - Colored sketch of 2 characters half-figure
Kuneria - T-Shirt from dA store (Free shipping to America) + half body realistic painting of 2 characters
yuzero - full body painting
Eeren  - bust in colors
TapetalCookie - bust shot
BlueShadowM - pencil portrait
rokushipuchi64 - colored bust digital
Jaizure - full body painting


:winner: 2nd place :winner:

Stag by AlaisL
by :iconalaisl:

Prizes

:bulletred: 3000:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from ElephantWendigo
ElephantWendigo - Black and white sketch of 2 characters half-figure
Kuneria - bust painting
yuzero - bust painting
Eeren  - bust lineart
TapetalCookie - bust shot
rokushipuchi64 - colored bust digital
Jaizure - half body lined and colored


:winner: 3rd place :winner:

Fire and ICE by Kuneria
by :iconkuneria:

Prizes

:bulletred: 1500:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from ElephantWendigo
ElephantWendigo - Black and white sketch half-figure of 1 characters
Kuneria - bust painting
TapetalCookie - bust shot
rokushipuchi64 - colored bust digital
Altairias - traditional request
Jaizure - bust lined and colored
ArtsyKiwi - free request colored or black and white
Drawing-Rainbow - Full body or chibi request
Ilman-Lintu - Bust with background


Read prizes and rules: elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…
Browse other entries: elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…
You can send a private note to ElephantWendigo if you want to receive a feedback on your work.


The 4 judges of the 'Slice of Life in Winter' Contest
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x: :iconlehanan: :iconhyazintha:
are proud to announce the 25 semifinalists of the competition.

Ideal Winter by FeatherFactory Hibernation by dragonchickenmonster You feel warmer now, don't you? by katsu-ai First Snow by Lugas
Survival of the Fittest by Kuneria Fire and ICE by Kuneria
The Snow White King by OctoGear Coffee and Snow by Ilman-Lintu In the Snow - Contest Entry by TheSwissCookie Company of a Penguin by NoNutritionalValue
Who threw that by AnielaAbair Stag by AlaisL   Hiems by PrinceScream  
Snowglobe by K-Koji The Ice between us by Eeren Shye by slugette  Snow Angel by YumeNouveau
Wrong Place at the Wrong Time by Kuneria Kikloh 2 by AlinaDoe Shivat by h-leao  Nuvat by MissOliviaLee
Temptation~ by Akmona

The winners will be announced soon! Stay tuned!
Read prizes and rules:  elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…
Browse other entries: elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…


Character Design: An introduction

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:29 PM
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis


What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process  which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character  through his/her physical appearance. 
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a story, but that's the beauty of writing and reading, isn't it?  Anyway there are also plenty visual media that can graphycally or spatially recreate the emotions of a certain character, his thoughts, his complex mental structure that makes our creature a simulacrum of the human being. I'm talking about cartoons and comics, videoclips, anime and manga art, where the design of the character is a real milestone in the realization of a story of success.

Which are the differences between a design for cartoons and a design for games?
The first one requires a simple shape, highly recognizable at a first glance. The second one requires a higher complexity, able to show the real power of rendering of the console (or the power of your video adapter). The higher complexity design works really well for concept art  and trading card games as well. 

Slugterra Development 6 by CreatureBox
Slugterra Development 6 by CreatureBox

Tips from experts?
  • Take a sheet of paper and write down the psychological characteristics and traits that you want to give to your character. If the character is not yours but you already have a description of the author, the better.

  • It's also important to see the character in proportion to the medium on which the character will appear and the target audience it should have: keep the design simple if it's going  to appear on small media, use more structured design in case of  larger media, use bright colors if the character is designed for children. In any case, the design must be strong and original to make it look interesting to its public.

  • Now you can start sketching. Take inspiration from the world that surrounds you, from fashion magazines, from other original characters. Starts from a successful design and work on how you would change it for the better. Add items to its design and remove others. 

  • In cartoons, the consistency of the line should be the protagonist: use curved lines for good and sweet characters, use hard and sharp lines to  present cruel and evil characters. You may also need to exaggerate the physical features that correspond to mental characteristics: thick arms for a strong man, thick lips for a seductive woman...

  • Colors ay be really important. Dark colors, black and purple (and sometimes acid green) are used to identify the villains. Bright colors, white and pink are for vouchers. Heroes uses yellow, red and blue.


Oriental enchantment by TorqueArtStudio
Oritental Enchantment by TorqueArtStudio

  • Add accessories to your character. Animals could work as accessories as well, but their symbolic meaning can be very vast and ancient. New items will help add personality to your character, or they'd give you ideas for their background story. Clothing is a very important accessory to identify the social class and taste of a character. A warrior will have an armor, a mage will have a stick or a scepter, one who wears sandals will not be a great walker unless he/she is poor...They say the clothing doesn't make the monk, but in Character Design the bow makes the archer and the sword makes the knight. 

  • Works a lot on your character behaviours and facial expressions. Is he/she the angry type? Or is he/she curious? Well,  in both cases it will affect his/her appearance!



  • Good designs are well balanced. Doodle many designs without planning but don't add too many oddities to the same character. Just one but a good can be enough. Try to work on the silhouette of your character, make it immediately recognizable.

  • Develop your design both on your computer and using a sketchbook. The world is the best inspiration, especially when you can look at so many human types all together. Look at their make up, hair, facial features, clothing...Everything! 

  • Works on characters with different physical characteristics that can help identify the 'type' at first sight. 


Some good design sketches

Scarlet Empress by your-fathers-belt
Jarael character design by harveytsketchbook norah epstein by AlexPascenko Cha01 by your-fathers-belt knight    s by AlexPascenko
Sketch Character Design. by Nafah Go dark by algenpfleger cornell final version 3.0 by AlexPascenko Brides for Highlandar by JDarnell
  SB doodles by AlexPascenko cornell final by AlexPascenkoMaangchuan Jyh by offrecord Blood moon by offrecord
carmilla 2.0 by AlexPascenkoMaangchuan Yaw by offrecord Carrie v3.0 by AlexPascenko Commissh - Moonhawk by kasai ICHIDO-DOODS. A gang of idiots by kasai
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Items study and different races or types

Rift Necromancer Tank Minions by ArtofTy
Dark Queen by dustsplat  Pathfinder Paladins 1 by Scebiqu Javelin-2012 by arvalis
 Pathfinder Paladins 2 by Scebiqu Tryndamere Concept Art by Zeronis  offensive combat characters by michalivan 
<da:thumb id="338266933"/>  Spektre-2012 by arvalis Siege. Characters by Gimaldinov
  Yet another one by Kurunya COTV armor by Reza-ilyasa Lady Kushana by Zeronis
 II: Athos by IielyZyra Official Concept Art by Zeronis Sophie concept by anndr
Some Posts by akizhao 


Process: from the sketches to the final version

Sketch Stages by dapper-commissions
Whakan - Characters 01 by Kurunya Whakan - Characters 02 by Kurunya 
Character Sheet: Bianca by DanHowardArtDracula - Character Design by EsbenLash
Lio design process by Ranoartwork X-FEM 3 by ChaseConley Kartel- color experiments 1 by ChaseConley
 

Some finished character designs

COLD FLAME by offrecord


Bitefight Female Hunter by Minosch Little demon by TorqueArtStudio   <da:thumb id="310855964"/> Sims 3 Showtime Female Uber Unlock by Jace-Wallace
Demon Hunter Blank BG by Zeronis character study05 by tahra  Dream Evil by anndr 
Warriors by naturaljuice  Sombras Divinas: Brianna by telthona Sombras Divinas: Elynin by telthona Reload by AdrianDadich
  blade collector classic - RED DAZE by Toshinho Mimi by naturaljuice Wraithborne by el-grimlock character study04 by tahra
Admiral Emmerich Kephran by Zephyrhant Michiko Toyoda by dCTb Combat Princess by timmi-o-tool Amalur - Kollossae by Gorrem 111025 jaslyne by bara-chan
Cyber-238 by Rahmatozz Bloodrust by timmi-o-tool  tribal warrior by len-yan Lord of Hatred by ArtMagix
Arthas Menethil by namesjames Amalur - Ljosalfar by Gorrem Amalur - The Jottun by Gorrem Vatori Advanced Version by trejoeeee
APB Stacy James by arnistotle APB Sofia by arnistotle The Entomber by Gorrem Amazon design by PeteMohrbacher Commission: Naraku by Wen-M
Archer by Goshun scorpion woman by SiaKim :Melthelm: Fashion contest winners[D] by azpt Knight Design Male by lorlandchain World of Warcraft Kazuki 1of13 by Meiphon
ZZ by jeffwamester character study 07 by tahra  Traxex by kunkka character study06 by tahra
Gothic Witch by Scebiqu study character by tahra  F i r e P l a i n s by Bluefley Kraun by ionen The Dancing Dragon by bluessence
   Dark and Day: Keiko Kirin age 13 by nJoo Commission: Ivae by Charlie-Bowater Tantai Xuan by fangogogocassiopeia by aozorize ocs - Meral color by krhart
Twilight Waltz by MichelleHoefener <da:thumb id="242924299"/>  Senja dance outfit by Orpheelin assassin-female by Cushart  


Sources: 


Credits:
All the images belongs to their respective owners. Click on the image to see the fullview from the artist gallery.
English is not my mothertongue. Be gentle. :dummy:


Spreading Semi-Realism appreciation!

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 3:36 PM
cloud rhapsody by anndr
'Cloud rhapsody' by anndr

Since I believe the efforts of semi-realism artists are not sufficiently appreciated, because there are so many fantastic illustrations in this style that does not have the right visibility on here, I decided to create an article to advertise these artists that are, for me, the 'new faces' of this fashionable and yet so difficult art style.
First of all, Semi-realism is a drawing style derived from mangas but more complex in terms of style. Indeed, if we want to be more precise, it is the missing link between mangas and digital art. No giant eyes but neither skin blemishes. 
I would really appreciate if dA could add a category for this particular art style but I can easily admit the boundaries to define this style are very labile.
Well, after this brief introduction, I'm featuring some samples of this style from really talented people. Many of these artists came directly from the manga world, but perhaps not fully satisfied with it, they started to complicate their lives for real. Because semi-realism is difficult, really. You must know anatomy and other boring stuff, but BLAH BLAH BLAH. Too much talking. 
Enjoy this little feature. I hope you will find some new artists to watch and stalk (in alphabetical order). 


AKIRA-666

:iconakira-666:
::: Pillow of Your Bones ::: by aKiRa-666 ::: see me forever ::: by aKiRa-666 ::: Waiting ::: -for ethe- by aKiRa-666


ALEXZAPPA

:iconalexzappa:
++ COMMISSION ++ GREYSON by alexzappa miss the summer. by alexzappa ++ COMMISSION ++ Kei by alexzappa


AMSBT

:iconamsbt:
rufio o o o by AMSBT  Hunhan by AMSBT Elegance by AMSBT



ANDRAHILDE

:iconandrahilde:
 namemarcus by andrahilde  Creator meets Creation by andrahilde comemylady by andrahilde


ANNDR

:iconanndr:
Gun n' Sword by anndr White Praying Mantis by anndr Opalus by anndr



CASHILE

:iconcashile:
AT - Cuts by Cashile Tranquilien by Cashile F - A Forgotten Portrait by Cashile



FAELICIA

:iconfaelicia:
   Red Paint by Faelicia



GERWELL

:icongerwell:
Adrian II by Gerwell The Golden Ashes II by Gerwell 


MELOKI

:iconskopt:
face your demons by Skopt


OFFRECORD

:iconoffrecord:
 AC - Altair by offrecord AC - Wings by offrecord



PSYDREVO

:iconpsydrevo:
Ousatsuhei by psydrevo gen by psydrevo ice cold by psydrevo


ST-BOOMER

:iconandaglas:
ants by andaglas   Kreep by andaglas


VIRUS-AC

:iconvirus-ac:
A by Virus-AC XXXIII | Vampire Maverick by Virus-AC AC II by Virus-AC 


Dulcis in fundo! I hope you enjoyed the journey! :heart:


SPECIAL DONORS

:iconkuneria: :iconelephantwendigo:


Contest Starts:

TODAY!! December 7th 2012

Contest Ends:

January 28th 2013 (00AM PST/8AM GMT)

THEME

'Slice of Life in Winter'. 
Draw moments in the ElephantWendigo's Original Characters lives that take place in wintry settings (fireplaces, cold, icy, snow, Christmas, mountains, warm clothes, leafless trees, etc.). These moments don't have to be 'routine actions' of a character's life but rather moments where ElephantWendigo's characters are protagonists. 



THEME RULES and SUBMISSION RULES

  • Only ElephantWendigo's original characters are allowed (NO other OCs or fanarts).
  • You can find the list of the characters here -> elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…
  • Characters must be recognizable. It's not allowed to draw them into animal or furry form or change their gender though. 
  • You can mix the character in a single picture in every way you want, and you can draw how many characters you want in the same picture (Sample: characters from 'CyberSteel' story can be drawn with OCs from 'The last Heir of Versewil III'). That means Crossovers are allowed. 
  • You can add animals into your picture and also not recognizable characters as part of the background (crowd etc)
  • Blood, nudity and violence are accepted as long as they don't infringe the dA rules or be posted with the Strict Mature content filter ON.
  • You could make the character facing a situation unusual for him/her.

  • You can join with how many entries you want, but only one of them can win. 
  • All the formats and sizes are accepted.
  • It's better to participate with completed works rather than sketches, and to scan traditional art and cropping it instead of taking a picture. No squared or ruled paper!
  • Your entry can't infringe dA rules
  • You MUST credit all the resources or references you used and provide a link to them
  • You CAN'T use Copyrighted resources and materials, or part of someone else's gallery for making your picture, except for textures and resources.
  • Don't offend or contest judges votes in any case.
  • Judges can't participate in the contest. Contest creators can't participate in the contest.
  • Donors can take part in the contest.
  • Your work can be added to as many dA groups as you want.
  • You CAN'T use part of my gallery or someone else's gallery for creating your work. This is stealing and you may be reported!





ALLOWED MEDIA

  • Traditional and Digital art, Mixed media, Drawings and Illustrations, Animations and Gifs, Vectors and Vexels, Cartoon and comics, Manga and Anime, Realism and Semi-realism, Sculptures and Artisan crafts, Oekaki and Pixel Art, Muro drawings.
  • Written captions or subtitles are also allowed
  • Your work can be in Black and White or in Colors


NOT ALLOWED MEDIA

  • Abstract and Fractal (unless just in small part of the picture), Photography, Photomanipulation, Cosplay, Paper Dolls.




HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Your entry must be a NEW deviation made exclusively for this contest, but you can use preexisting stock and resources.
  • In your deviation comment you MUST mention this contest and you must add the link to this Journal.
  • It happened many times that you 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 the object "CONTEST ENTRY", providing the THUMBNAIL or the LINK to your entry. Messages will not be accepted. 
  • When your entry will be accepted, it will be added to ElephantWendigo's Collection named "My OCs by others" -> elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…


BROWSE ENTRIES




PRIZES


1st Place Prizes

:bulletred: 5000:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from =ElephantWendigo
ElephantWendigo - Colored sketch of 2 characters half-figure
=Kuneria - T-Shirt from dA store (Free shipping to America) + half body realistic painting of 2 characters
~yuzero - full body painting
*Eeren  - bust in colors
*TapetalCookie - bust shot
~BlueShadowM - pencil portrait
~rokushi64KC - colored bust digital
=Jayslullaby - full body painting


2nd Place VISUAL ART Prizes

:bulletred: 3000:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from =ElephantWendigo
ElephantWendigo - Black and white sketch of 2 characters half-figure
=Kuneria - bust painting
~yuzero - bust painting
*Eeren  - bust lineart
*TapetalCookie - bust shot
~rokushi64KC - colored bust digital
=Jayslullaby - half body lined and colored


3rd Place VISUAL ART Prizes

:bulletred: 1500:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from =ElephantWendigo
ElephantWendigo - Black and white sketch half-figure of 1 characters
=Kuneria - bust painting
*TapetalCookie - bust shot
~rokushi64KC - colored bust digital
~Bukko - traditional request
=Jayslullaby - bust lined and colored
~ArtsyKiwi - free request colored or black and white
*Drawing-Rainbow - Full body or chibi request
*Ilman-Lintu - Bust with background

ART DONORS
:iconyuzero: :iconeeren: :icontapetalcookie: :iconblueshadowm: :iconrokushi64kc: 

:iconbukko: :iconjayslullaby: :iconartsykiwi: :icondrawing-rainbow: :iconilman-lintu:


JUDGES

:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x: :iconhyazintha: :iconlehanan:

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.



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?

Good Luck!

CONTEST CREATED BY:
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x: 



SPECIAL DONORS

:iconkuneria: :iconelephantwendigo:


Contest Starts:

TODAY!! December 7th 2012

Contest Ends:

January 28th 2013 (00AM PST/8AM GMT)

THEME

'Slice of Life in Winter'. 
Draw moments in the ElephantWendigo's Original Characters lives that take place in wintry settings (fireplaces, cold, icy, snow, Christmas, mountains, warm clothes, leafless trees, etc.). These moments don't have to be 'routine actions' of a character's life but rather moments where ElephantWendigo's characters are protagonists.



THEME RULES and SUBMISSION RULES

  • Only ElephantWendigo's original characters are allowed (NO other OCs or fanarts).
  • You can find the list of the characters here -> elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…
  • Characters must be recognizable. It's not allowed to draw them into animal or furry form or change their gender though. 
  • You can mix the character in a single picture in every way you want, and you can draw how many characters you want in the same picture (Sample: characters from 'CyberSteel' story can be drawn with OCs from 'The last Heir of Versewil III'). That means Crossovers are allowed. 
  • You can add animals into your picture and also not recognizable characters as part of the background (crowd etc)
  • Blood, nudity and violence are accepted as long as they don't infringe the dA rules or be posted with the Strict Mature content filter ON.
  • You could make the character facing a situation unusual for him/her.

  • You can join with how many entries you want, but only one of them can win. 
  • All the formats and sizes are accepted.
  • It's better to participate with completed works rather than sketches, and to scan traditional art and cropping it instead of taking a picture. No squared or ruled paper!
  • Your entry can't infringe dA rules
  • You MUST credit all the resources or references you used and provide a link to them
  • You CAN'T use Copyrighted resources and materials, or part of someone else's gallery for making your picture, except for textures and resources.
  • Don't offend or contest judges votes in any case.
  • Judges can't participate in the contest. Contest creators can't participate in the contest.
  • Donors can take part in the contest.
  • Your work can be added to as many dA groups as you want.
  • You CAN'T use part of my gallery or someone else's gallery for creating your work. This is stealing and you may be reported!





ALLOWED MEDIA

  • Traditional and Digital art, Mixed media, Drawings and Illustrations, Animations and Gifs, Vectors and Vexels, Cartoon and comics, Manga and Anime, Realism and Semi-realism, Sculptures and Artisan crafts, Oekaki and Pixel Art, Muro drawings.
  • Written captions or subtitles are also allowed
  • Your work can be in Black and White or in Colors


NOT ALLOWED MEDIA

  • Abstract and Fractal (unless just in small part of the picture), Photography, Photomanipulation, Cosplay, Paper Dolls.




HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Your entry must be a NEW deviation made exclusively for this contest, but you can use preexisting stock and resources.
  • In your deviation comment you MUST mention this contest and you must add the link to this Journal.
  • It happened many times that you 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 the object "CONTEST ENTRY", providing the THUMBNAIL or the LINK to your entry. Messages will not be accepted. 
  • When your entry will be accepted, it will be added to ElephantWendigo's Collection named "My OCs by others" -> elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…


BROWSE ENTRIES




PRIZES


1st Place Prizes

:bulletred: 5000:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:devElephant Wendigo: - Colored sketch of 2 characters half-figure
=Kuneria - T-Shirt from dA store (Free shipping to America) + half body realistic painting of 2 characters
~yuzero - full body painting
*Eeren  - bust in colors
*TapetalCookie - bust shot
~BlueShadowM - pencil portrait
~rokushi64KC - colored bust digital
=Jayslullaby - full body painting


2nd Place VISUAL ART Prizes

:bulletred: 3000:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:devElephant Wendigo: - Black and white sketch of 2 characters half-figure
=Kuneria - bust painting
~yuzero - bust painting
*Eeren  - bust lineart
*TapetalCookie - bust shot
~rokushi64KC - colored bust digital
=Jayslullaby - half body lined and colored


3rd Place VISUAL ART Prizes

:bulletred: 1500:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:devElephant Wendigo: - Black and white sketch half-figure of 1 characters
=Kuneria - bust painting
*TapetalCookie - bust shot
~rokushi64KC - colored bust digital
~Bukko - traditional request
=Jayslullaby - bust lined and colored
~ArtsyKiwi - free request colored or black and white
*Drawing-Rainbow - Full body or chibi request
*Ilman-Lintu - Bust with background

ART DONORS
:iconyuzero: :iconeeren: :icontapetalcookie: :iconblueshadowm: :iconrokushi64kc:

:iconbukko: :iconjayslullaby: :iconartsykiwi: :icondrawing-rainbow: :iconilman-lintu:


JUDGES

:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x: :iconhyazintha: :iconlehanan:

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.



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?

Good Luck!

CONTEST CREATED BY:
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x:



I'm gonna create a new contest in 2 weeks! :la:
This time I made it thanks to the many commissioners, points donors and prints buyer.
So, thank you guys really...
Because this time the winner can win OVER 5000:points:!
And another news...
Each winner will win a 12 months dA Subscription.

Spoiling the theme, but just a little...


Another spoiler, because I love spoilers and you may know it already, is:
  • It's NOT another Winter Couples Contest this year but will be still related to Winter
  • The contest will concern my Original Characters, but this time you coul make crossovers and you will have more freedom.
  • It will be an VISUAL ART ONLY contest because of the lack of entries in the literature section last time...
  • It will last 1,5 months


Hiring art donors!


I'll be honest, this time I would make a huge selection of art donors.
Send me a link via comment to your gallery if you want to donate a prize in art.
If you want to donate something else and to appear at the top of the journal as 'SPECIAL DONORS' and their prizes will appear in 'BOLD',
you could donate a prize like dA muro packs or dA merchandise for a value higher than 500:points:.
If you want to donate something but you don't have anything to offer, you can still take part in the contest or donate a feature in your journal.

Introducing the 2 judges!!


Sorry for the big delay in choosing the judges. I received many requests on Tumblr and DeviantART but I was so unsure about my choice...
I needed an art appreciator, maybe one who suggested Daily Deviations or something.
And then Hyazintha name came to my mind! She was a Community Volunteer who selected Digital Art Daily Deviations the past year.
Her task has just finished so I asked her. And she's on the team!

Also I needed a second judge besides me and TheSoul, one really able to draw and with tastes in art as well.
So I thought about Lehanan and she just joined us! :iconlaplz:

Last but not least, thanks to all the donors!!


You've been so nice. Sorry if I miss any message. I've received so many. Forgive me!

JUDGES

:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x: :iconhyazintha: :iconlehanan:

SPECIAL DONORS

:iconkuneria:

ART DONORS

:iconyuzero: :iconeeren: :icontapetalcookie: :iconblueshadowm: :iconrokushipuchi64:
:iconaltairias: :iconjaizure: :iconartsykiwi: :icondrawing-rainbow: :iconilman-lintu:

Prizes 1st place


Kuneria - T-Shirt from dA store (Free shipping to America) + half body realistic painting of 2 characters
yuzero - full body painting
Eeren  - bust in colors
TapetalCookie - bust shot
BlueShadowM - pencil portrait
rokushipuchi64 - colored bust digital
Jaizure - full body painting

Prizes 2nd place


Kuneria - bust painting
yuzero - bust painting
Eeren  - bust lineart
TapetalCookie - bust shot
rokushipuchi64 - colored bust digital
Jaizure - half body lined and colored

Prizes 3rd place


Kuneria - bust painting
TapetalCookie - bust shot
rokushipuchi64 - colored bust digital
Altairias - traditional request
Jaizure - bust lined and colored
ArtsyKiwi - free request colored or black and white
Drawing-Rainbow - Full body or chibi request
Ilman-Lintu - Bust with background

Livestreaming live NOW!

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 7:27 AM

CyberSteel has a new HOME!

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 9:57 AM
Hello guys!
I have a news concerning CyberSteel. I just made an official page for the Yaoi comic.
It contains the ITALIAN and unreleased until now version, and the English one as well. 
Nothing special, except that I will post many WIPs of the comic on the site and advertise there when the book will be released.
So, if you're interested, just take a tour or join the wagon!
www.facebook.com/CybersteelYao…

4 Elements Contest - WINNERS!

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 6:13 AM
SPECIAL DONORS
(who donated at least 500:points: or a 3 months dA Premium Membership)

:iconinnocencedied2nite: :iconisolitude: :iconashesonfire: :iconnewsha-ghasemi: :iconjustyne: :iconnoblestallion: :icondr-sardonicus: :iconelephantwendigo:




 

:winner: PRIZES :winner:


1st Place VISUAL ART to

:thumb322558634:
by :iconcashile:

Prizes

[SENT]2000:points: from Points Donors 
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:new: ElephantWendigo - CG half-figure in colors
*Newsha-Ghasemi - Bookmark single character monocromatic (theme with single flower)
=SnowAngelRika - Full body colored with background
~Delubra - Fullbody in pencil
*Ilman-Lintu - Sketch 1 character + background
~Mnemesyne - Traditional or digital piece of choice
*Sho-kun - Bust in colors
*noblestallion - Cell-shaded portrait
*DarthTanuki - Cell-shaded chibi
~avymus - Waist up drawing
~PKLdesigner - Vector portrait
~Yephire - Semi-realism colored portrait
CuddlyCat1 - Full color waist up picture

2nd Place VISUAL ART to

Symbiosis color by Razuri-chan
by :iconrazuri-chan:

Prizes

[SENT]1000:points: from Points Donors
:bulletred: 6 Months Premium Membership or 1272:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:new: ElephantWendigo - CG half-figure in black and white
*Newsha-Ghasemi - Bookmark single character monocromatic (theme with single flower)
=SnowAngelRika - Full body colored
~Delubra - Waist up in pencil
*Ilman-Lintu - Sketch 1 character + background 
~Mnemesyne - Traditional or digital fullbody
*DarthTanuki - Cell-shaded chibi
~avymus - Bust drawing
~PKLdesigner - Vector portrait

3rd Place VISUAL ART to

:thumb316172596:
by :iconmorovv:

Prizes

[SENT] 500:points: from Points Donors
:bulletred: 3 Months Premium Membership or 636:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:new: ElephantWendigo - CG bust in colors
=SnowAngelRika - Half-body colored
*Ilman-Lintu - Sketch 1 character + background
~Mnemesyne - Traditional or digital half-body
*DarthTanuki - Cell-shaded chibi
~avymus - Full body sketch
~PKLdesigner - Vector portrait

▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄

1st Place LITERATURE to


by :iconerinm31:

Prizes 

[SENT] 2000:points: from Points Donors
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from =ElephantWendigo
:new: ElephantWendigo - CG half-figure in colors 
*SandroRybak - Work in colors
~Delubra - Waist up colored
*Ilman-Lintu - Illustration for an existing story of the winner
~Mnemesyne - 3 drawings of an already written piece of the winner
*Sho-kun - Bust in colors
~avymus - Waist up drawing


 

SPECIAL MENTIONS 

VISUAL ART

The king of dogs by mirukawa Kikloh by Furby0305 Contest: Kikloh by Re-Rian :thumb325994865: Shye and Nuvat -Flames and Smoke- Contest Entry by Lehanan


 

SPECIAL MENTION 

LITERATURE

Chapter 9 (The Last Heir of Versewil the Third) by ReneeStone



 

BROWSE ENTRIES




Judges 'Visual Art' category

:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x: :iconandaglas:

Judges 'Literature' category

:iconelephantwendigo: :iconandaglas: :iconilman-lintu:

The works were judged on the basis of:
* Use of Theme and Characters
* Technical Skills
* Accuracy
* Originality
* Visual impact/aesthetics



CONTEST CREATED BY:
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x: 


4 Elements Contest - Semi-finalists

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 7:02 AM
1. Winter Graveyard - Black Raven by Ilman-Lintu by :iconilman-lintu: (1st entry)
2. Ideal Winter by FeatherFactory by :iconfeatherfactory:
3. Hibernation by dragonchickenmonster by :icondragonchickenmonster:
4. You feel warmer now, don't you? by katsu-ai by :iconkatsu-ai:
5. ElephantWendigo's Nothi by Neinnonay by :iconneinnonay: (1st entry)
6. elephantwendigo's Tier by Neinnonay by :iconneinnonay: (2nd entry)
7. First Snow by Lugas by :iconlugas:
8. by :iconkvlticon: (1st entry)
9. by :iconkvlticon: (2nd entry)
10. ElephantWendigo's Nothi Water by Neinnonay by :iconneinnonay: (3rd entry)
11. Survival of the Fittest by Kuneria by :iconkuneria: (1st entry)
12. Fire and ICE by Kuneria by :iconkuneria: (2nd entry)
13. The Snow White King by OctoGear by :iconoctogear:
14. Early Christmas Morning by OruHime by :iconoruhime:
15. Battling Fear by 4cats2dogs by :icon4cats2dogs:
16. Coffee and Snow by Ilman-Lintu by :iconilman-lintu: (2nd entry)
17. In the Snow - Contest Entry by TheSwissCookie by :icontheswisscookie:
18. Company of a Penguin by NoNutritionalValue by :iconnonutritionalvalue:
19. Northern Lights by sandpaperdaisy by :iconsandpaperdaisy:
20. MerryCrisis - Rein and Tier by DamienDEnfer by :icondamiendenfer:
21. Who threw that by AnielaAbair by :iconanielaabair:
22. Stag by AlaisL by :iconalaisl:
23. :thumb349175015: by :iconalinadoe:
24. by :iconsaffy-in-the-clouds:
25. Strong in Snow by Gargantine by :icongargantine:
26. Hiems by GiorgiaLanza by :icongiorgialanza:
27. Walking in the snowy forest by dandandanao by :icondandandanao:
28. [contest entry] saktoo by allyalltheway by :iconallyalltheway: (1st entry)
29. Snowglobe by K-Koji by :iconk-koji:
30. The Ice between us by Eeren by :iconeeren:
31. kikloh [contest entry] by allyalltheway by :iconallyalltheway: (2nd entry)
32. by :iconmegaanimefreak7:
33. Shye by slugette by :iconslugette:
34: Snow Angel by YumeNouveau by :iconyumenouveau:
35. ElephantWendigo: Contest Entry by UndyingAgony by :iconundyingagony:
36. :thumb350779505: by :iconh-leao: (1st entry)
37. Wrong Place at the Wrong Time by Kuneria by :iconkuneria: (3rd entry)
38. Slice of life in winter by PhoenixEverAfter by :iconphoenixeverafter:
39. Kikloh 2 by AlinaDoe by :iconalinadoe:
40. Shivat by h-leao by :iconh-leao: (2nd entry)
41. Nuvat by MissOliviaLee by :iconmissolivialee:
42. Temptation~ by Akmona by :iconakmona:
43. Walk Away by hecalledmebaby by :iconhecalledmebaby:

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