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Winners:

First place:

ChitChatCafe

Second Place:

DESK-chin

Third Place:

NinjaMystic

The third place winner was so hard to decide, I had about three designs that I was having a really difficult time choosing between. Since the competition for third place was so close, I'll be noting one or two members with non-placing entries with offers (if you receive one of these notes, you do not need to take my offer if you do not wish to).

I’ll be noting the winners shortly about the preferred form of payment. After all notes are sent out, I’ll be sending a small consolation prize of 25 points to all non-placing entrants. If you did not place, you are free to do whatever you like with your entry, it's yours.

Thank you so much for all the hard work everyone put into their designs and thank you all for your patience as well since I know this contest dragged on for quite a while.

NOTICE:

Hello everyone! I currently have a fair amount of entries and I realized that the next couple weeks will be a lot more hectic for me than this one. I also know that many people are saving up for Christmas presents and might like the prizes to be awarded earlier than the 15th. Would it be alright if I ended this a week early on this Sunday the 8th? Please let me know if this would be alright with you or if you've started/are planning on making an entry and can't finish it on such a short notice. I just wanna hear input from you guys and will then decide whether to change it or not. I cannot end this on any week day due to my work load from school however (I technically can, but it wouldn't be judged until the weekend, so it'd be pointless).

I also have a few other pieces of news regarding this contest. First of all, I've created a group to organize all of the entries since that's easier to browse for me and potential entrants. The link is posted in the entries sections. Please let me know if you don't see your entry there (I don't think that I missed any, but I was rushing, so it's possible).

I've also decided that since I know a lot of people worked hard on these designs, I will be awarding a small prize of 25 points to each entrant who does not place. Don't worry, everyone who doesn't place still gets to keep their design (I may offer to buy some non-placing designs, but you don't have to accept my offer).

 

 

Alright, since I've seen other contests like this and held some on another site not directed at art, I will be holding a character design contest here on dA where there are lots of skilled artists so I can hopefully get some new designs.


Rules and Information:

-This contest will end on December 15th 8th, 2013. I may extend it as much as a month if I do not have enough entries by that date, but for now, this is when I plan to end the contest. If I do decide to add an extension, you will be notified before the end date.


-The art has to be completely your own. You may use a base, but it must be one created by you and you must let me know if you do so.

-I am only looking for human characters. I prefer males, but it's still certainly possible to place if you enter with a female.

-I will give ten points to each of the first ten people to advertise this in a journal (please comment with a link to the journal). After the first ten, there are no more prizes for advertising this, but I would still really appreciate it if some people would. Please comment here to let me know if you advertise this contest. Sorry, all of the points for advertising have been given out for now, I might open up another offer like this at some point if I feel that it is necessary to bring more attention to this contest.

-You can enter with a design that you made prior to the start of this contest as long as you still own it and feel it fits the criteria of what type of designs I'm looking for.

-I will keep the designs that place, but if you do not place, you may keep the character. I may offer to buy characters that do not place if I like the design, but you certainly have the choice to keep them.

-If you have an account on Chicken Smoothie and place, you may request your prize in Chicken Smoothie dollars if you would prefer that to dA points/USD (going by the conversion $1.00=19 Chicken Smoothie dollars).

-Most of the characters that I include in stories of mine are ghosts, so it would be nice if you could make any entries look a bit sickly/pale.

-Please post here if you plan to enter.

-You may enter as many times as you like. Each design you make will be counted as a separate entry and you may place twice.

Likes (Please don't try to include all of these in one design. I think a design would certainly be cluttered with all, they're just some things to keep in mind when designing):

-Scythes
-Black, gray, white, blue and red
-Headphones
-Japanese school boy/school girl outfits
-Ties
-Bandages
-Cyber/Technological aspects
-Hooded jackets
-Skeletal limbs

Dislikes (please do not add these to your design):
-Pink and brown together (I'm fine with these separately, but I do not like color schemes including both of these colors.)
-Dog/cat ears or tail
-Very revealing clothing
-Lots of neon colors
-Too much gore (I actually like gory designs, but since I regularly order art of my characters on a site that allows very little blood or gore, it's very difficult for me to get art of characters with gory designs.)


First Place:
$25

Second Place:
$10

Third Place:
$5

If you win and don't have a PayPal or would prefer your prize in points, I go by the conversion 80 points=$1.00

Entries: (In no particular order)

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:iconlacrirosa:
Lacrirosa Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I forgot to ask for an extension;-;

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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Ah, I'm really sorry! ;-; I might be able to change it back to next weekend if you've already started something and would be able to finish it with an extra week (since the contest technically hasn't ended yet), but I'm not really sure.
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:iconlacrirosa:
Lacrirosa Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you end it today?
I'm trying to finish it now;;
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I'm just wondering if you're still planning on finishing the entry or not since I haven't heard back from you. I'll wait to judge it until you are finished if you are, but if not I'll be judging this today or tomorrow.
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:iconlacrirosa:
Lacrirosa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fff; I guess you can end it now;
I haven't gotten much farther with the sketch cause of school;
I can show you it and if you like it we can work something out?
Won't be much I promise; but I only had the body outlined basically;
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013

Alright, that's fine with me.

Yes, feel free to note me the sketch and I'll let you know if I'm interested. ^^

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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
It's technically supposed to be over now, but I haven't started judging yet since I just got back from babysitting. If you'd like, I can wait to judge it until you finish your entry if you can get it done in under a week or so.
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:iconlacrirosa:
Lacrirosa Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did start on it but its only a sketch; I'd finish it today but I'm actually heading to work now;
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:iconkleptomaniac-bubble:
Kleptomaniac-Bubble Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-slams fist down- this is exactly what. I was looking for. Why didn't I see this earlier ene I needed to do a design like the one in my head and it fits here. -doesn't need more characters-
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:icondesk-chin:
DESK-chin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
you can end earlier xd
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:iconcrimsn-wolf:
Crimsn-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That doesn't bother me. You can end it a week early. :)
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:iconmoonlight-fox:
moonlight-fox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LOL I wish I found this a while ago the contest is like around less than 2 weeks away I dunno if I can make anything for this xD
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
I've now updated the entry list. If I have the time, I'll create a collection in my favorites and add all entries there so that they're easier to browse through. As a reminder, the contest now ends in two weeks. I may add a week or two extension, but I'm not really certain yet.  
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Sorry for the delay in updating the entries, everyone! I've just been really busy with school work recently. I promise I'll get the entry list updated sometime tomorrow!
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:iconliver-dust:
Liver-Dust Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's my entry. liver-dust.deviantart.com/art/…
I nicknamed him Xander, but if you take him, you are free to do whatever you'd like with him. c:
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:iconcrimsn-wolf:
Crimsn-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I forgot to post my entry like a smart person x.X

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:iconrocketdoq:
rocketdoq Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
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:iconninjamystic:
NinjaMystic Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/screeeeches

its
at
the
top

O////O

Ahhaa thanks. The skin was really working unusally well for me when I started painting X'D
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:iconninjamystic:
NinjaMystic Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guess what? Here's the first reference. ninjamystic.deviantart.com/art… There will be 2 more and once I stop failing at anatomy, I'll get it out |D /will need LOTS of refs lol
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013

Awesome! ^^ Don't worry, your art's really nice. I especially love how you draw faces.

I've now updated the entry list as well.

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:iconninjamystic:
NinjaMystic Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might just join since I need to challenge myself. |D Hahaha reminds me I did vaguely remember trying to make a character for you. Maybe I can do it this time after all lol.
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013

Pfft, feel free to. You've still got a bunch of time before this ends and I'd really like to get more entries.

Ah, I somewhat remember that as well. I think you were saying something about the color palette being odd or at least unexpected? Something like that. XD

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:iconfulfbuttmutt:
fulfbuttmutt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I enter
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:iconsharkysaur:
Sharkysaur Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My entry for your character design contest. fav.me/d6neqlz
I hope you like him.
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013

I've added an update to let everyone know that an end date has now been added. Make sure to check this so that you'll be able to get your entry in on time!

Thank you very much to everyone who has entered so far. ^^

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:icondesk-chin:
DESK-chin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
redpanda-hero.deviantart.com/a… here T.T finally ive done
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:iconcrowguts:
crowguts Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013

Is this still open? I'm intrigued!
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Yes, this is still open and probably will be for a few more months. I need to update the journal with a few new entries, but I'll probably be adding an end date once I have one or two more entrants.
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:iconcrowguts:
crowguts Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013

Oh, good! I plan on entering this after I get all my owed stuff done then. Count me in.
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:iconlunelu:
Lunelu Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
That page seems to have been deleted. It's fine if you're no longer interested in this contest or intended entering it in a different one or whatever, but I'm just curious since I'm currently updating the entry list.
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:iconlunelu:
Lunelu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mmm well I entered like 4 weeks ago and nobody said anything and then I ended up not liking the drawing by that point so I deleted it. ; o ; 
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I don't update the entry list that often and don't really comment on entries since I don't want to imply that I favor one or the other before the contest has ended. It's alright if you don't want to, but it certainly can't hurt to enter. ^^ If you feel like resubmitting your original entry, I'll add it to the list, it's fine if not though.
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:iconlunelu:
Lunelu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well now that you've said that I would... but it seems I also deleted it from my computer so unfortunately.. I couldn't even if I wanted to. -sigh-
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:iconhollowedangel:
HollowedAngel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
when does this end by the way? 
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Pfft, everyone's been asking that if you look at the past few comments. I don't have a set end date yet (I'll add once I have a 2-3 more entrants), but I'm assuming somewhere between 2-5 months from now depending on the quality/quantity of entries that I receive and when I receive them (since I haven't gotten any new entries for the past month, I'm a bit unsure of when to end it).
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:iconhollowedangel:
HollowedAngel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
sorry ;3; and kk~
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:iconhollowedangel:
HollowedAngel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
may enter c:
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:iconuntamed--spirit:
Untamed--Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely entering. c:
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:iconsadbloom:
Sadbloom Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm thinking of entering :heart: ' u ' //
Although I'd like to know, when is the deadline set for? v u v ;;
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I'm setting the deadline based on the quality/quantity of entries that I receive, but it most likely will not be be less than two months or more than five months from now. It really all depends on what entries I receive however.
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:icongunyuu:
Gunyuu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So... when is the deadline?
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Sorry for the somewhat late reply. I mentioned in the journal and in reply to previous comments that this does not currently have a set end date and that I will be deciding upon one once I have some more entries. I presume it'll be somewhere between two and four months from now though.
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:iconangelinblackink:
angelinblackink Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm totally going to do this...Do you have any idea how much time we have left yet or...?
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:iconaibo7m3:
aibo7m3 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
You should have plenty of time to get an entry in. I don't have a set end date at this time, I'm waiting until I've gotten more entries/entries from more artists before I decide on one, but I'll let you know once I have.
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:iconfinalgenesiss:
FinalGenesiss Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lookie! GUESS WHAT?! I've made another one. He's kinda an acidental Vocaloid fan character I guess haha [link]
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:iconvictorycabbage:
VictoryCabbage Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would like to give it a try I'll try and I'll do a advertisement later C:. Good entries so far this is gonna be difficult XC
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:iconfinalgenesiss:
FinalGenesiss Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lookie! I made another one!

[link]
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:iconfinalgenesiss:
FinalGenesiss Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have another entry [link]
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