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Miss_TDP_Committee 09-23-2009 10:08 PM

Miss TDP Handdrawn-Round Four
Welcome to the first ever Miss TDP competition! Before continuing to the theme for round four, we ask that all members read the following rules and procedures if they are competing.

The public has decided and the member who was eliminated was Heva_Banana_Mad! Congrats to her for working so hard! The following members are still competing in this competition and are the only ones allowed to post here:
  • antimaie
  • Aussiemum777
  • Elanorea
  • Silent_Wolf
  • TheHayleyDoll
THIS IS NOT A DISCUSSION THREAD NOR THE PLACE TO SUBMIT DOLLMAKER ENTRIES! Before you post here, I suggest you stop. All non-entry posts will be deleted. If you have questions, direct them to Silver_Wolf_Kitty. If you want to discuss the contest, the official Miss TDP clique(found here) is suggested.

1. Character. When entering Miss TDP, you need to enter with one character and stay with it the entire time. This means that your dolls hair, eye, and skin colour must remain the same throughout, unless otherwise stated in the round theme.
2. Base. You must use the same base set throughout, so pick one with a variety of poses. This base should also be medium in size for handdrawn dollers (comparable in size to the "Moe" bases here: DHF : Doll on the Hill Factory). Dollmaker users should use the shuni style base.
3. Theft. No stealing the work of another. This applies to both handdrawn and dollmaker participants, so do not submit a doll that someone else made or, for handdrawn dollers, mix and match pieces of completed dolls that are not your own. All work should be original and failure to comply will result in disqualification.
4. Props. Props and backgrounds are encouraged, but should not be massive. We will ask too large of entries to reduce their size, so be reasonable.
5. Transparency. We ask that all dolls have transparent background and is a GIF file. If you dont know how to do this, see the following thread: How to Make Backgrounds Transparent
6. Forbidden. Sexually explicit, nudity(artistic nudity must be okayed first by Silver_Wolf_Kitty), or overly bloody dolls are forbidden. Entering one could result in disqualification.
7. Theme. Every doll should relate to the theme. While we encourage creativity, failure to keep with the theme can get you eliminated automatically that round.
8. Judges. No one is allowed to use friendship or promises to sway a judges decision. Threats, bribery, and attempts to interfere or discover the judges decisions in anyway will result in disqualification. Arguing with the judges can result in an automatic elimination.
9. Competing. You can only submit one entry for each cometition, so choose wisely. The rules are being changed to allow crossover, but we ask that handdrawn dollers stick to the dollmakers if they are inclined to compete in that arena.
10. Animation. Animation is forbidden in the competition. We understand that many users like glitter, blinking, etc, but it takes away from the creativity and creates an unequal playing field for those who cant animate.

The audition round procedures are no longer in place, these are the procedures that will be followed in the future.

1. Participants enter a doll every two weeks in the set thread. They may enter it sooner, however further edits are not allowed after the doll is entered. No matter what, the two weeks are a guaranteed time slot(unless all entries are received before it).
2. Any participants who fail to meet this deadline will be eliminated. Deadlines are not being extended for anyone, so do not ask. Special extensions may be asked in the event of a long trip or medical/family emergency, but you must contact Silver_Wolf_Kitty immediately if this occurs.
3. After two weeks(or when all dolls are entered), the judges will then provide critique on each entry and select a bottom two for the round.
4. Several days are given for voting on who should stay. Voting will be a public affair, but you shouldnt worry about hurting feelings. All you have to do is post in the voting thread with the name of the participant who you think should stay in the competition. You may provide an explanation, but that is up to you.
5. Votes are counted and the bottom participant is eliminated, then the next round begins.

The theme for round four is "Anime". This means that competitors need to select an anime or manga character and doll them. We are allowing anything to be chosen rather than limiting competitors, however, it is highly encouraged NOT to do extremely popular animes such as Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, etc. Think of it this way: if it is extremely popular and has tons of fangirls, you shouldn't do it. We want creativity, not regurgitated themes.Competitors are permitted to change their character's hair and eye colors this round, but not their skin unless they PM Silver_Wolf_Kitty to ask. Please include reference pictures and the manga and character's names so it can be looked up by the judges. If you are doing an original in-character outfit, explanation is also required as to how it is in-character.

When your doll is ready, we ask participants to post their handdrawn doll in this thread. Round four will close the evening of October 7th! After that, the judges will submit their critiques and then public voting of the bottom two for the round will begin.

Q. Are we supposed to copy from a picture and provide a link to the picture we have copied from or can we do our own version of our chosen character?
A. I'd suggest using a reference picture and doing the actual character, but it'd be alright to do your own version, as long as the outfit is in character and explained.

Elanorea 09-30-2009 02:56 PM

Character: Ashley
Anime: Howl's Moving Castle
Anime Character: Sophie Hatter
Base: DHF : Doll on the Hill Factory

Reference pics:

I originally planned to recolour her eyes to brown, but then it looked too much like it was just Sophie, and not Ashley dressing up as her. Besides, the contact lenses made Ashley's eyes hurt ;).

Judges' Critiques
I really like this doll. First, I like that you kept in mind that its your character being dressed up and that you kept her eye color, that fact endeared me to this doll immediately. Next, your doll is incredibly accurate even without the eye color change and you did a good job of portraying the character. I love how the folds on the dress came out! Overall, this doll was executed beautifully.

Silent_Wolf 10-04-2009 08:06 AM

Character: Saguna
Anime: Elfen Lied
Anime Character: Nana
Base: CCG (21) Fantasies , Medley base

Oh dear, Nana dropped a bowl of ramen on her head. Silly Diclonius.

Note: As Alvin is busty compared to Nana, she had to be a bewb ninja for this round.

I was going to ask if I could change her skintone, but then it wouldn't look like Alvin, it would look like Nana. So, my excuse? We couldn't find makeup that looked right. Yeah. That's it.

Judges' Critiques
This is an adorable doll. I love the added touch of dropping a bowl of ramen on her head, its very in character for Nana(which I found out after doing research xD). I've noticed your shading is really improving during the competition, distinctly taking on a slightly more curved look that makes the folds seem more natural. I think the folds in the skirt came out beautifully in particular, I love them! The one thing that needs a little tweaking is the sneakers, they came out a little strangely, I suspect it is an issue with the palette itself.

Aussiemum777 10-05-2009 11:44 PM

Character: Gabriel
Anime: mahoushoujo no taisetsu nakoto
Anime link: Riddomiira Torusutoi - リュドミーラ・トルストイ - mahoushoujo no taisetsu nakoto. - *法少女の大切なこと。 - Anime Characters Database
Base: Poupe-base by GigideMortimer by ~GigideMortimer on deviantART
Anime character: Riddomiira Torusutoi
Ref pic 1:
Ref pic 2:

Gabriel is a little excited to be dressing up as Riddomiira, she put her wig on and stuck her contacts in and she's ready for her role.
She is supposed to look cartoony so I purposely drew the hair that way and please note that it isn't supposed to look like natural hair as you can see in the pics, I tried to do her as cartoony as I could.

Apparantley her character is the mother of the hero and his former teacher, there isn't a lot of info on her and most of it is in Japanese, after translation thats all the info I could get.

Judges' Critiques
I am amazed at how close this looks to the original character. There is almost no diffrentiating them, which had to be a difficult task considering the hair and the long, white trench coat. I like how you shaded similar to the reference pictures too, taking into account the light sources, which is something a lot of dollers generally don't do and is an advanced technique. The curves of the bottom corners of the trench coat could use a little work to make them smoother and overall the outfit could use a bit more curving on the bottom of the skirt and coat to make it seem more natural, but this seems to be more of a problem with the way the character was drawn, with little regard to the way the clothes would've fallen.

TheHayleyDoll 10-08-2009 07:28 AM

Character: Mandy
Anime: Digimon
Anime character: Hikari or "Kari" (season2)
Base: nicolabear on deviantART

Mandy is dressed as Hikari from Digimon for another upcoming film role. I kept her eyes blue, and used light brown hair instead of Hikari's medium brown, to make sure Mandy still looks a little like herself.

Judges' Critiques
Considering I never was fond of Digimon or its art style, you sure made me love this doll! I actually think this is an improvement on the character, which looks rather goofy in my opinion. You still have the spice of your character as well in this, which I adore. Overall, the outfit is cute and well-done and I like the added touch of the background, it fits well with the doll without taking away from the doll. Excellent work!

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