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Contest Starts:

TODAY!! December 7th 2012

Contest Ends:

January 28th 2013 (00AM PST/8AM GMT)


'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.


  • Only ElephantWendigo's original characters are allowed (NO other OCs or fanarts).
  • You can find the list of the characters here ->…
  • 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!


  • 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


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


  • 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" ->…



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

:iconyuzero: :iconeeren: :icontapetalcookie: :iconblueshadowm: :iconrokushi64kc:

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


: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... can FAV this Journal! :+fav:. If you want to donate points or art please drop a comment. :dummy:
Thank you!

Any question?

Good Luck!

:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x:

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ArtsyKiwi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Have winners been announced?
ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not yet. I'm still waiting for 1 judges to vote.
Phrixy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait for the next one! I don't get on DA much, so I only saw that there was a contest the day of.

Looks like there were some great entries!
smithieaan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Ahh shoot, forgot all about this DX
sandpaperdaisy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
*phew!* I can't wait either...there are so many awesome entries.

I'm sorry you didn't get as many as you wanted, but I do think what you got really is lovely. I hope at least seeing so much beautiful fanart of your characters has given you some happiness. =)
MissOliviaLee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So it says that 25 semi finalists will be chosen and then three winners are picked. When will that happen? Just curious :)
ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In a week or so, but I'm not sure we'll pick 25 semifinalists since the number of works in not so high.
MissOliviaLee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
okay! Cant wait!
Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   General Artist
is the contest "closed" on the 28th or is the 28th the last day it's open? we have a lot of bad weather up here and if I cant get to the library to post my entry tomorrow (i have to use their internet) then it'll have to come on monday. they dont open until 9:30 AM. if that's not OK, then I just rushed through a ton of work for nothing...
ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
28th is the last day.
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