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October Contest: 2D Art

Postby Thane » October 1st, 2014, 10:32:01 am

On his way back from the gardens, Archmage Thane very narrowly avoided running into a young herbalist student in the hallways leading up to his office. The student stopped a few inches short of Thane, teetering precariously on his toes as he looked up with surprise and anxiety.

“Oh, Archmage Thane, I-I’m sorry!” The boy was carrying a shoulder bag with a host of plant sketches and samples falling out of the pockets. “I know I’m late to class, I was just putting my notes away in my room – well, that is, I know I shouldn’t have taken so long in the forest, but I ran into these creatures, see, and well I-I didn’t know what they were ‘cus I’d never seen them around the Keep, and then my pegasus got spooked and, well – I-I didn’t do anything, I swear, I was just going to my room and then to class, and then maybe after class I wanted to go to the Library to find out what those creatures were, but I’m late and I’m really, really sorry for that, and –“

“Calm down,” Archmage said gently. “Your name is Iaren, isn’t it? If you want to know what those creatures were, perhaps I can help. Could you describe them?”

Iaren looked around nervously, but took a slow breath and said, “One of them was… well it was an earth creature, tall, kind of burly. The features were made of some kind of stone – maybe granite? Marble? I’m not sure, exactly. It had a striking red crystal in its chest, I remember. It also seemed to have an affinity for leaves – orange and red and yellow, like maybe it was elusive so it would only come out in the autumn. I’m not sure, I can’t remember much else.”

“Hmm. What about the other one?”

“Okay, well that one was much different, a wind creature of some sort. I didn’t see much of it, but it was delicate – graceful, I’d say. It propelled itself through the air with a pair of wings, but then it also had two feet… talons? And then to match its set of wings, it also had two tails! It made a cry that was almost mournful, like it belonged to a flock.”

Thane thought for a minute before telling the student, “I have heard of these creatures before, but I am afraid I cannot remember their origins. I would like to send a request out to the magi of the Keep for help identifying them. Don’t worry, I’ll let your teachers know why you were held up from class.”


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You will be drawing depictions of one or both of these creatures (Earth or Wind). There will be two winners, one for each creature. Selected designs may have a chance of being incorporated into the MagiStream Universe. By entering this contest, you are agreeing to allow MagiStream to utilize your idea and potentially alter your design.


RULES

Time Frame: This contest will run from October 1st, 2014 through October 25th 2014 - Closing at (12:00 AM - midnight) Eastern Standard Time on the 25th.

Requirements: This creature must be either Wind or Earth based, taking into account what Iaren has seen.

The Earth Creature must include the following:
  • large body structure
  • made of stone
  • red crystal in chest
  • orange, yellow and red leaves


The Wind Creature must include the following:
  • two sets of wings
  • two taloned feet (NO MORE THAN 2 FEET)
  • two tails


-ENTRIES MUST BE ARTISTS' ORIGINAL CREATION - ART THEFT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED

- Entries need to be posted in the Competition Entries forum

- Please label your thread title with either Earth or Wind, followed by a name you have given the creature.

- We will accept most forms of art: traditional (i.e. pencil, marker, paint, et cetera), as well as all forms of digital art. No sculpture or 3D art.

- Short descriptions and names are welcome, based on the information given. They are not required, however.

Winners: There will be two grand prize winners, one for each creature. Each grand prize winner will receive an Infernal Imp.

Errata rules: Member of the MS team are not eligible for prizes, although they may enter. Winners of the DP prize will not be eligible to win again for two months.
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Re: October Contest: 2D Art

Postby Heartmane » October 1st, 2014, 10:33:20 am

i am definitely going to be looking forward to this <3

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Re: October Contest: 2D Art

Postby narunii » October 1st, 2014, 11:47:31 am

I can't wait to see what people come up with. :well:
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Re: October Contest: 2D Art

Postby Roseshine12 » October 1st, 2014, 12:03:59 pm

I would go for it since I have a pretty idea in mind for the Wind Creature as well as a nice concept in mind for the Earth Creature but I can't draw for crap. You wouldn't even be able to tell what I drew since I can barely even draw stick figures. x3 I'm good at finding the right concept in other people's pictures and editing those but... I highly doubt that's allowed. :/

All in all though, I can't wait to see what others come up with. :D
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Re: October Contest: 2D Art

Postby GlassWalker » October 1st, 2014, 12:56:36 pm

Keep in mind that we love creativity. It won't be judged completely on artistic merit.
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Re: October Contest: 2D Art

Postby Kestrad » October 1st, 2014, 2:19:31 pm

Aw, art contest D:

Oh well, I can't wait to see what creatures everyone comes up with!

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Re: October Contest: 2D Art

Postby Roseshine12 » October 1st, 2014, 2:49:05 pm

I'm going to give a hand at it. I need references drawing wise so I'm creating a rough draft in paint.net to get an idea to start drawing. :3 Wish me luck on the Wind Creature! And thank you for the note GlassWalker. <3 My mother also gave me inspiration to at least try. :)

I do take it 2D means drawn on paper, right?
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Re: October Contest: 2D Art

Postby GlassWalker » October 1st, 2014, 2:58:44 pm

Roseshine12 wrote:I do take it 2D means drawn on paper, right?


All 2-dimensional forms are welcome - these include, but aren't limited to: drawings (graphite, colored pencil, markers, ink, pastel), paintings, digital work (pixel, paintings), the list goes on.
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Re: October Contest: 2D Art

Postby Roseshine12 » October 1st, 2014, 3:44:53 pm

GlassWalker wrote:All 2-dimensional forms are welcome - these include, but aren't limited to: drawings (graphite, colored pencil, markers, ink, pastel), paintings, digital work (pixel, paintings), the list goes on.


Ah okay. Thank you. :) I think I'll stick with a pencil drawing. :P
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Re: October Contest: 2D Art

Postby BBkat » October 1st, 2014, 4:50:36 pm

Oh, this sounds cool.
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