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spirit_queen 03-23-2010 07:07 PM

~Hand-Drawn Contest VIII~
♪ Rules

We expect you will abide by these following rules if you decide to enter a hand-drawn contest. Failure to do so may result in an automatic disqualification and the entry[s] found violating along with any others you have entered will not be eligible for voting and you will not have any chance to place until the next contest.

1: No frankendolling! That means taking part[s] of a doll or more, and putting them on your own "doll", much like the movie and book Frankenstein. Please don't do this even with your own work.

2: No recoloring anything that was not made by you and entering it. This basically categorizes as "theft art." even if you have the original creator's okay, just don't do it.

3: No doll-makers are allowed to be used in your entry. Not in part or whole, this means you cannot "make" a doll in a doll-maker and place it up here for voting. It is not considered a "hand-drawn" by you and should not be found anywhere in the "Hand-drawn Dolls" area, much less this contest thread.

4: Unless you get an okay by a current contest running, we ask you make a new doll for each theme. Contests are to give ideas to dollers and allow them to compete with others to see who's idea was stronger and who brought it across in the best way. So please don't use old dolls, even if they have a similar theme used as the one currently running in the contest.

5: Please do NOT steal any bit of work, whether from a doll here or somewhere else. This goes along with no frankendolling. That means, if a contest holds a certain theme and you see a doll somewhere else that looks similar to what you would expect from the theme, please don't take that idea even if you tweak it a little. If you are inspired by it, that's agreeable. But please note that you were and don't base your entry heavily off of it. Remember, we want to be original.

6: Please include base credit and any other credit necessary for each entry.

7: You are allowed to enter a maximum of two dolls per contest, unless otherwise stated by the current contest holder.

8: Please make sure your entry has the current theme! If the theme is based off of flowers, please do not submit an underwater entry!

9: Please follow other rules the current contest holder may provide.

10: Be original and have fun!

11: If you host a contest and someone wins it, you can enter their contest although you may not place first in it.

12: No animation is allowed in the contsts, unless the contest is specifically entitled "Animated Dolls" or the contest host requests it. Any Any animated entries will be automatically disqualified.

We expect you to abide by these rules. If you cannot do so, please don't enter in the first place. We want this to be a fun thing and don't need any contestants to disobey the rules. It matters not who you are, whether you are the friend or sibling of an important person around here, we all have to follow these simple rules.

In the contests, the contest holder will set the theme and deadline. Those who wish to enter must create a "doll" with such theme before the deadline and post it in this thread. The contest holder will make awards and judge each doll based on effort, how well it portrays the theme, and quality. This means no judge will choose place just because it is their friend. They must decide these with each entry. If it looks sloppy and rushed compared to another entry, then it may loose points. Although, that sloppy entry may show what the contest holder had in mind for the contest better than the others. And the one with the most effort may not always have the best quality. Keeping these in mind, the judge must place what he or she thinks deserves. It has nothing to do with relations, and you cannot ask where to be placed or suggest. That decision is entirely up to the contest judge. Whoever places first gets to run the next contest, and the others get an award with their name and place on it.

Awards we recommend:
Closest to Theme
Best [hair, shading, etc...]
Most original
Thanks for entering!

You must use first and second, and most likely third. You can pick and choose which other places you want, or not use any of them. But it is an extremely good idea to have a thanks for entering award. Please remember that a user can earn more than one award, although cannot double in the mains. For example, Jane Doe cannot place first and second or first and third. As John Doe cannot place second and third, and so on.

♪ We look forward to seeing what you guys come up with! ♪

Easter Bunnies and Chicks
Easter is coming up! That means chocolate, dyed eggs, and hunts! This contest will be Easter themes to celebrate; I want bunny or chick dolls. Though I won't forbid sext dols, the whole cliched sexy bunny isn't very creative, and I would encourage you all to do something else.

Things I am looking for (use 2):
  1. Bunny ears and tail
  2. Easter eggs
  3. Baskets
  4. Chocolates
  5. Grass/flowers
  6. Chicks
  7. Some kind of spring-related background
This contest will close on -surprise, surprise- Easter. That's April 4th, for this year. If an extention is really needed, because one of you was extremely busy and couldn't find the time to dedicate to a decent doll, then it will be given.
Good luck!

Cheshire1996 03-24-2010 02:05 AM

First post...*is nervous*

Things I used-
Spring Background
Easter Eggs
Bunny Ears

Base from-
Pallettes from-

Hope she's all good to go:-D

Please give CC here-

TheHayleyDoll 03-26-2010 06:17 PM

Base by Chocotini on deviantART

She's not very happy to be dressed up as a chick. :P

Things used: Chicks, grass, easter eggs (the little things beside the cloud/rain on the calender)...? xD If I need to add stuff, let me know.

LancasterPrincess 04-30-2010 11:10 PM

...Is another contest going to start? I'm excited to draw something, but need some inspiration xD

spirit_queen 05-01-2010 07:17 AM

Um, yeah... never finished the awards, so I'll post the winners here... I blame my teachers and their never-ending stream of projects.

Hayley got first.

Chessie, I've seen some HUGE improvement here, but I didn't feel that the colors fit the Easter theme much.

TheHayleyDoll 05-02-2010 11:40 AM


The next contest is... "Inspired by famous BUILDINGS!"

So, you must pixel a doll that is inspired by a national monument/building, such as "The Great Wall of China", "The Leaning Tower of Piza", "The Sydney Opera House", etc.

You can't do the Eiffel Tower though, since I already did that (see my avatar) a LONG TIME ago, because I hadn't won in a while and wanted to at least try it. It will probably be used in the awards.

The due date is May 22nd. Extensions may be given.

The doll must represent that building/monument and the culture/nationality. For example, if you do the Great Wall of China, I don't want to see a blond haired, blue-eyed, Caucasian girl in jeans and a tee. xD

For example, though the doll in mine has silver skin and hair (so it would match the Eiffel Tower), I used the classic French "red-white striped top", and blue jeans to match the flag colours (red, white, and blue). I probably should have given her a beret too - I think I tried to but failed - to add to the Frenchness. :P

Also pixel a version of the building - like the Eiffel Tower in the background of mine. It doesn't have to be big. I just want to be able to look at it and be able to tell what you chose. :mrgreen:

Ready... Set... GO!

Oh, and post if you have questions.

Kiwi_Kat 05-12-2010 06:56 PM

I'm gonna do the Sydney opera house. I hope my entry wont be too cliche...

LancasterPrincess 05-13-2010 01:25 AM

Neh. I've been searching for something inspiring since you listed this contest, but nothing is coming to me. I've almost started several times (The Kremlin Palace, The Taj Majal, The Sphinx, etc) but each time I start researching I lose interest. :?

Guess I'll wait until the next contest.

Kiwi_Kat 05-14-2010 07:13 PM

I spent all yesterday afternoon and evening, AND this afternoon on my take on the Sydney Opera House. I really like the way it turned out:

I based it off of this picture: this one right here.
Base from: P i x ** P a r a d i s e ****

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