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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


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 saharaam 
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:
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine: 


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:iconpageoharawriter:
PageOHaraWriter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think there is a typo in the 5th rule... "can't" not "can" if i'm not mistaken?
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:iconelephantwendigo:
ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
5th rule is correct but I rewrote it 'cause it wasn't so well expressed.
  • 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. 
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:iconpageoharawriter:
PageOHaraWriter Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Got it... it was worded confusingly for me. Thanks!!
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:iconelephantwendigo:
ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If you have other questions feel free to ask. :)
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:iconjessica-prando:
Jessica-Prando Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhm.. quasi quais provo a partecipare anche io :P spero di essere all'altezza XD
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:iconelephantwendigo:
ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Allora in bocca al lupo!
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:iconjessica-prando:
Jessica-Prando Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
grazie! :D e complimentoni per i tuoi lavori ;P
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Stasera inizio lo skeeeeetch! *O*
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:iconelephantwendigo:
ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Waaa, non vedo l'ora di vederlo!
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:iconlionardstorybuilder:
LionardStoryBuilder Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Bel contest, mi piace molto il tuo character design :) Peccato non saper disegnare, altrimenti avrei partecipato anche io ^^ Da quanto tempo porti avanti il progetto di questa storia?
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